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Nature Podcast | Best Science Podcasts (2018)

Our selection of the best science podcasts of 2018. 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.

Podcast Extra: Evidence of a 'transmissible' Alzheimer's protein
2018-12-13 08:10:23
New research suggests that a key protein involved in the neurodegenerative disease can be transferred between brains.
9 minutes, 45 seconds


13 December 2018: The art of performing science, and chiral chemistry
2018-12-12 10:00:25
This week, 'performing' experiments, and making mirrored molecules.
24 minutes, 13 seconds


06 December 2018: Heart xenotransplants and phage fighting
2018-12-05 10:01:13
This week, improving heart xenotransplants and soil bacteria versus phages.
24 minutes, 2


29 November 2018: Atomic clock accuracy and wind farm worries
2018-11-28 10:01:47
This week, measuring gravity's strength with clocks, and worries over wind farms' wakes.
24 minutes, 24 seconds


22 November 2018: An ion-drive aeroplane, and DNA rearrangement.
2018-11-21 10:01:25
This week, a solid-state plane engine with no moving parts, and 'mosaicism' in brain cells.
24 minutes, 17 seconds


15 November 2018: Barnard's Star, and clinical trials
2018-11-14 10:01:06
This week, evidence of a nearby exoplanet, and clinical trials in a social media world.
21 minutes, 45 seconds


08 November 2018: Designer cells, and a Breakthrough researcher
2018-11-07 10:01:21
This week, building a cell from the bottom up, and a Breakthough Prize winner
25 minutes, 17 seconds


01 November 2018: Mood forecasting technology, and where are the WIMPs?
2018-10-31 11:02:28
This week, the role that mood forecasting technology may play in suicide prevention, and a 'crisis' in dark matter research.
22 minutes, 29 seconds


01 November 2018: Mood forecasting technology, and where are the WIMPS?
2018-10-31 11:02:28
This week, the role that mood forecasting technology may play in suicide prevention, and a 'crisis' in dark matter research.
22 minutes, 29 seconds


18 October 2018: Cannabis horticulture and the Sun's place in history
2018-10-17 10:00:59
This week, how science can help Canadian cannabis growers and a potted history of the Sun.
23 minutes, 48 seconds




Best Science Podcasts 2018

We have hand picked the best science podcasts for 2018. Sit back and enjoy new science podcasts updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.
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