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Our selection of the best science podcasts of 2019. New science podcasts are updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.


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The Nature Podcast brings you the best stories from the world of science each week. We cover everything from astronomy to neuroscience, highlighting the most exciting research from each issue of Nature journal. We meet the scientists behind the results and providing in-depth analysis from Nature's journalists and editors.

18 April 2019: Reviving brains, lightning, and spring books
2019-04-17 10:03:34
This week, restoring function in dead pig brains, spring science books, and the structure of lightning. If you have any questions about the partly-revived brains study, then the reporters at Nature are keen to answer them. You can submit them at the bottom of the article, here: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01216-4  
27 minutes, 44 seconds


Podcast Extra: The first image of a black hole
2019-04-11 12:06:13
This week, researchers released the first image of a black hole at the centre of the M87 galaxy. In this special News Chat, Nature reporter Davide Castelvecchi, who was at a press conference in Brussels where the image was announced, tells Benjamin Thompson about the image and what scientists are saying about it.
6 minutes, 31 seconds


11 April 2019: Heart failure and vacuum field fluctuations.
2019-04-10 10:01:04
This week, a new mouse model for heart failure and characterising energy fluctuations in empty space.
23 minutes, 44 seconds


04 April 2019: MDMA and the malleable mind, and keeping skin young
2019-04-03 10:01:14
This week, why MDMA could make social interactions more rewarding, and how your skin keeps itself youthful.
25 minutes, 35 seconds


Backchat March 2019: Calls for a research moratorium, and the evolution of science reporting
2019-03-29 11:44:13
In this month's roundtable, our reporters discuss calls to pause heritable genome-editing research, and how science journalism has changed in the past 20 years.
21 minutes, 16 seconds


28 March 2019: Human impacts on Mount Kilimanjaro, sex differences in pain, and a crystal-based cooling method
2019-03-27 11:01:11
This week, how humans are affecting Kilimanjaro's ecosystems, differences in pain based on biological sex, and refrigerating with crystals.
29 minutes, 32 seconds


21 March 2019: Antibiotics in orchards, and rethinking statistical significance
2019-03-20 11:01:07
This week, a plan to spray antibiotics onto orange trees, and is it time to retire statistical significance?
25 minutes, 23 seconds


REBROADCAST: Nature Pastcast March 1918
2019-03-15 08:16:08
This year, Nature celebrates its 150th birthday. To mark this anniversary we're rebroadcasting episodes from our Pastcast series, bringing to life key moments in the history of science. As the First World War draws to an end, astronomer Arthur Eddington sets out on a challenging mission: to prove Einstein's new theory of general relativity by measuring a total eclipse. The experiment became a defining example of how science should be done. This episode was first broadcast in March 2014.
16 minutes, 3 seconds


14 March 2019: Ebola in DRC, a new HIV treatment, and the proposed US budget. 
2019-03-14 05:25:34
Instead of a regular edition of the Nature Podcast, this week we've got an extended News Chat between Benjamin Thompson and Amy Maxmen. They discuss the ongoing Ebola outbreak in DRC, an injectable treatment for HIV, and how the proposed US 2020 budget could affect science.
11 minutes, 43 seconds


07 March 2019: Coastal carbon-sinks, mobile health, and Mileva Marić
2019-03-06 10:01:56
This week, wetlands' ability to store carbon, mobile health, and the story of Mileva Marić.
27 minutes, 2 seconds




Best Science Podcasts 2019

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