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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.

15 February 2018: Optical clocks, healthy ageing, and fieldwork during pregnancy
2018-02-14 10:00:00
This week, refocusing ageing research, a transportable optical clock, and researching during pregnancy.
37 minutes, 5 seconds


08 February 2018: Tough timber, magpie intelligence, and invasive crayfish
2018-02-07 10:00:00
This week, crayfish clones in Madagascar, the social smarts of magpies, and building tougher wood.
40 minutes, 1 second


01 February 2017: Stone Age tools in India, and coral reefs in crisis
2018-01-31 10:00:00
This week, reframing humans' arrival in India, and the many hazards facing coral reefs.
31 minutes, 8 seconds


01 February 2018: Stone Age tools in India, and coral reefs in crisis
2018-01-31 10:00:00
This week, reframing humans' arrival in India, and the many hazards facing coral reefs.
31 minutes, 8 seconds


25 January 2018: Tiny robots, 3D images, and a honeycomb maze
2018-01-24 10:00:00
This week, a mini all-terrain robot, 3D painting with light, and a new maze for rats.
38 minutes, 44 seconds


18 January 2018: Climate sensitivity, and the fetal microbiome
2018-01-17 10:00:00
This week, pinning down the climate's carbon dioxide sensitivity, and the battle over babies' first bacteria.
34 minutes, 13 seconds


10 January 2018: Conflict conservation, and the shape of a memory
2018-01-10 10:00:00
This week, tabletop physics, what a memory looks like, and conflict's toll on wildlife.
42 minutes, 1


Backchat December 2017: Trump, physics, and uncited papers
2017-12-22 04:00:00
Backchat's back, with discussions of Donald Trump, papers with zero citations, and the perils of writing about physics.
34 minutes, 58 seconds


21 December 2017: Earth AI, a news quiz, and sci-fi
2017-12-20 10:00:00
This week, our end of year special, featuring Earth science AI, a news story quiz, and science fiction in the modern era.
47 minutes, 34 seconds


14 December 2017: Volcanoes, viruses & electric eels
2017-12-13 10:00:00
This week, electric eel inspired batteries, virus inspired protein shells, and modelling magma viscosity.
40 minutes, 18 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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