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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 zoology, 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.

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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 zoology, 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.

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Informative

By Organa57 - Jul 08 2018
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A fun, interesting way to keep up with some of what’s going on in the science world.

Billc60

By Billc60 - Jun 21 2018
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My favorite podcast. Funny interesting and informative.

iTunes Ratings

458 Ratings
Average Ratings
360
53
19
12
14

Informative

By Organa57 - Jul 08 2018
Read more
A fun, interesting way to keep up with some of what’s going on in the science world.

Billc60

By Billc60 - Jun 21 2018
Read more
My favorite podcast. Funny interesting and informative.
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Nature Podcast

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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 zoology, 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.

Rank #1: 24 October 2019: Quantum supremacy and ancient mammals

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This week, a milestone in quantum computing, and rethinking early mammals.


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00:43 A quantum computing milestone

A quantum computer is reported to have achieved ‘quantum supremacy’ – performing an operation that’s essentially impossible for classical computers. 

Research Article: Arute et al.News and Views: Quantum computing takes flightEditorial: A precarious milestone for quantum computingNews: Hello quantum world! Google publishes landmark quantum supremacy claim


08:24 Research Highlights

The world’s speediest ants, and the world’s loudest birdsong. 

Research Highlight: A land-speed record for ants set in Saharan dunesResearch Highlight: A bird’s ear-splitting shriek smashes the record for loudest song


10:19 The mammals that lived with the dinosaurs

Paleontologists are shifting their view of the Mesozoic era mammals. 

News Feature: How the earliest mammals thrived alongside dinosaurs


18:00 News Chat

A Russian researcher’s plans to edit human embryos, and ‘prime editing’ - a more accurate gene editing system. 

News: Russian ‘CRISPR-baby’ scientist has started editing genes in human eggs with goal of altering deaf geneNews: Super-precise new CRISPR tool could tackle a plethora of genetic diseases

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Oct 23 2019

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Rank #2: Nature Podcast: 16 June 2016

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This week, pimping proteins, adapting enzymes, and conserving coral reefs. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jun 15 2016

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Rank #3: Nature Podcast: 21 May 2015

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The oldest stone tools yet found, making opiates from yeast and sugar, and the perks of sex… for beetles. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 20 2015

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Rank #4: 17 October 2019: Mapping childhood mortality, and evolving ‘de novo’ genes

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This week, investigating child mortality rates at a local level, and building genes from non-coding DNA.


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00:43 A regional view of childhood mortality

Researchers map countries' progress towards the UN’s Sustainable Developmental Goals. 

Research Article: Burstein et al.World View: Data on child deaths are a call for justiceEditorial: Protect the census


07:22 Research Highlights

Astronomers identify a second visitor from beyond the solar system, and extreme snowfall stifles animal breeding in Greenland. 

Research Highlight: The comet that came in from interstellar spaceResearch Highlight: Extreme winter leads to an Arctic reproductive collapse


09:22 Evolving genes from the ground up

Natural selection's creative way to evolve new genes. 

News Feature: How evolution builds genes from scratch


15:43 News Chat

A spate of vaping-related deaths in the US, and Japan’s import of the Ebola virus. 

News: Scientists chase cause of mysterious vaping illness as death toll risesNews: Why Japan imported Ebola ahead of the 2020 Olympics

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Oct 16 2019

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Rank #5: Audiofile: In search of lost sound

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Are the sounds of the past lost forever? In the 1960s, an American engineer proposed that sound could be recorded into clay pots and paintings as they were created. This episode explores the science behind resurrecting the sounds of the past. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 26 2015

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Rank #6: Nature Podcast: 30 October 2014

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This week, the most highly cited papers of all time, NASA’s plans to fetch an asteroid need a rethink, and we profile the first lady of science writing. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Oct 29 2014

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Rank #7: Nature Podcast: 12 February 2015

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This week, sequencing the genomes of Darwin's finches, financial trading nears light speed, and an ancient book of optics. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Feb 11 2015

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Rank #8: 26 April 2018: Mini brains, and an updated enzyme image

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This week, the ethical questions raised by model minds, and an updated view on an enzyme that keeps chromosomes protected.

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Apr 25 2018

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Rank #9: Nature Podcast: 28 May 2015

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This week, the ethics of killer robots, laser weapons become a reality, and the subtleties of temperature. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 27 2015

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Rank #10: Nature Extra: Futures

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Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Geoff Marsh reads you his favourite from March, Perfection, by John Frizell. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 24 2015

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Rank #11: Audiofile: Music and the making of science

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Is music simply a pleasant accompaniment to thought, or a driving force behind it? This show examines music’s influence on the development of modern science and the foundations of acoustics. Lute music courtesy of Naxos Licensing. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 12 2015

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Rank #12: 04 April 2019: MDMA and the malleable mind, and keeping skin young

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This week, why MDMA could make social interactions more rewarding, and how your skin keeps itself youthful.

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Apr 03 2019

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Rank #13: Nature Podcast: 26 February 2015

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This week, preparing to meet Pluto, food additives with health risks, and measuring pain in the brain - is it ready for the courtroom? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Feb 25 2015

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Rank #14: Nature Podcast: 19 February 2015

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This week, the value of museum collections, how increasing winds could cause coastal dead-zones, and redefining sex. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Feb 18 2015

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Rank #15: Nature Extra: Futures

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Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Kerri Smith reads you her favourite from April, Bread of life, by Beth Cato. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Apr 30 2015

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Rank #16: Nature Podcast: 11 August 2016

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This week, the migration route of the first Americans, the bandwidth crisis, clever conductors, and the next CRISPR. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Aug 10 2016

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Rank #17: Nature Podcast: 14 April 2016

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This week, a computer game helps build a quantum computer, the brain’s built-in backup, and the history and science of hearing voices. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Apr 13 2016

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Rank #18: 13 December 2018: The art of performing science, and chiral chemistry

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This week, ‘performing’ experiments, and making mirrored molecules.

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Dec 12 2018

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Rank #19: Nature Podcast: 04 December 2014

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This week, highly cultured birds, shell art made by our ancestors, and will we ever make a quantum computer? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Dec 03 2014

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Rank #20: Nature Podcast: Futures

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Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Geoff Marsh reads you his favourite from October, Dumpster Diving, by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Oct 30 2014

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