Our selection of the best science podcasts of 2019. New science podcasts are updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.
Nature Podcast 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.
13 June 2019: Mighty magnets, and aerosols in the atmosphere 2019-06-12 10:01:57 This week, a record-breaking magnetic field, and aerosols' potential effects on the atmosphere.
In this episode:
00:45 Making massive magnets
Researchers have created the world's strongest direct current magnetic field.
08:38 Research Highlights
Macaques' musicality and human consumption of microplastics.
10:55 Aerosols' impacts on the climate
There's a still a lot to learn about how aerosols affect the climate.
17:03 News Chat
The launch of an X-ray space telescope, and a Russian researcher's plans to CRISPR-edit human embryos. 24 minutes, 18 seconds
06 June 2019: Microbes modifying medicine and kickstarting plate tectonics 2019-06-05 10:01:23 This week, how gut microbes might be affecting drugs, and a new theory on the beginning of plate tectonics.
In this episode:
00:45 Microbes metabolising drugs
Researchers are investigating whether the gut microbiota can alter the activity of medicinal drugs.
Research article: Zimmermann et al.
06:40 Research Highlights
Elephants counting with smell, and audio activity monitoring.
Research Highlight: Elephants have a nose for portion size
Research Highlight: Deep learning monitors human activity based on sound alone
08:57 The origin of plate tectonics?
A new theory suggests that sediment may have lubricated the Earth's tectonic plates, allowing them to move.
Research article: Sobolev and Brown
News and Views: Earth's evolution explored
14:14 News Chat
Scientists protest in Hungary, and a trial of a new post-review process to test reproducibility.
News: Hungarians protest against proposed government takeover of science
News: Reproducibility trial publishes two conclusions for one paper 21 minutes, 24 seconds
REBROADCAST: Nature PastCast May 1983 2019-05-31 08:01:10 This year, Nature celebrates its 150th birthday. To mark this anniversary we're rebroadcasting episodes from our PastCast series, highlighting key moments in the history of science.
The discovery of the ozone hole in the mid-1980s was a shock. Scientists suspected that man-made gases called CFCs were damaging the ozone layer, but they didn't expect to see such a dramatic decline. Nor did they expect the discovery to be made by a small group of British scientists in Antarctica. In this podcast, we hear from the 'little voice' in the background whose persistence led to the reporting of the reduced ozone in Nature in May 1985. But how did it become known as the 'ozone hole'? And what lessons are there for climate change scientists today? 15 minutes, 48 seconds
REBROADCAST: Nature PastCast April 1953 2019-04-26 08:56:52 This year, Nature celebrates its 150th birthday. To mark this anniversary we're rebroadcasting episodes from our PastCast series, highlighting key moments in the history of science.
Over 60 years agoï»¿, James Watson and Francis Crick published their famous paper proposing a structure for DNA. Everyone knows that story - but fewer people know that there were actually three papers about DNA in that issue of Nature. In this podcast, first broadcast in April 2013, we uncover the evidence that brought Watson and Crick to their conclusion, discuss how the papers were received at the time, and hear from one scientist who was actually there: co-author of one of the DNA papers, the late Raymond Gosling. 14 minutes, 12 seconds
Best Science Podcasts 2019
We have hand picked the best science podcasts for 2019. Sit back and enjoy new science podcasts updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.
Moving Forward When the life you've built slips out of your grasp, you're often told it's best to move on. But is that true? Instead of forgetting the past, TED speakers describe how we can move forward with it. Guests include writers Nora McInerny and Suleika Jaouad, and human rights advocate Lindy Lou Isonhood.
#527 Honey I CRISPR'd the Kids This week we're coming to you from Awesome Con in Washington, D.C. There, host Bethany Brookshire led a panel of three amazing guests to talk about the promise and perils of CRISPR, and what happens now that CRISPR babies have (maybe?) been born. Featuring science writer Tina Saey, molecular biologist Anne Simon, and bioethicist Alan Regenberg. A Nobel Prize winner argues banning CRISPR babies won’t work Geneticists push for a 5-year global ban on gene-edited babies A CRISPR spin-off causes unintended typos in DNA News of the first gene-edited babies ignited a firestorm The researcher who created CRISPR twins defends...