Nature Podcast: Episodes

US election: The third of our special podcasts on hot science topics in the US election takes a look at innovation and technology.
The LHC switches on: The Large Hadron Collider is finally ready to go. Geoff Brumfiel talks to CERN theorist John Ellis about his hopes for the project - and what happens if there are no Higgs bosons.
US election: The second of our special podcasts on science in the US election looks at what the candidates are saying about biomedicine and health.
11 September: Vesuvius' inner rumblings, a mystery of mathematical skill, biomedicine and the US elections, fake plastic trees and the switching on of the Large Hadron Collider.
US Election: The race for the White House is well and truly underway. But where do the candidates stand on science? The first of our special US election podcasts asks the experts what energy and climate policy might look like under a new administration.
Big Data: As Google celebrates its 10th anniversary, we find out how science is coping with massive datasets generated by unprecedented computing power. BoingBoing blogger Cory Doctorow tells us about his visits to the LHC data storage facility and the genome sequencing Sanger Centre.
4 September: Moth warning signals, how our genes reveal where we live, crunching massive datasets and Europe's first science blogging conference.
28 August: Why antibiotics may be bad for innate immunity, extending human lifespan, when kids learn to share, and the trains, cars and ships of the future.
21 August: Self-sacrificing salmonella, 'magic' gold clusters, how brown fat cells could be a cure for obesity and the 'Woodstock' of science conferences.
14 August: Electricity without carbon, 'hidden' cholera infections, how scientists measure the most remote part of our planet and the spooky world of quantum entanglement.
With a new movie version of the X Files now in cinemas, we chat to creator and director Chris Carter about science, conspiracy theories and FBI agents Mulder and Scully.
The Earth's lopsided inner core, viruses inside viruses, an electronic camera that's built like a human eye, and science on the X Files.
The origins of snake fangs, an ethane lake on Saturn's largest moon, the genetics of schizophrenia and an ancient Greek computer.
For more on what these rare deletions can tell us about the genetics of schizophrenia, listen to Kari Stefansson, CEO and founder of deCODE genetics, on this week's Nature Podcast.
24 July: The rapid rise of China's energy needs and scientific ambitions, how light receptors in fly eyes give them a magnetic sense, dangerously high levels of arsenic in the Mekong delta and the major role of snail-castrating parasites in ecosystems in Baja California.
17 July: NASA's hot air balloon team, life aboard an icebreaker, how scientists have glimpsed the lightest atoms in action, and 30 years on from the first test-tube baby, what's next for IVF?
10 July: The brain's fear switch, how flatfish evolved to be lopsided, aftershock predictions in the Chinese region hit by May's massive earthquake, and how the sly Ebola virus hides under a carbohydrate 'cloak'.
Science and music: What is it about music that moves us? Why does it seem to be universal in humans? And what can science tell us about the hows and whys of our musical minds? Find out in this extended interview with music psychologist John Sloboda and Nature's Phil Ball.
03 July: A journey to the edge of the solar system with Voyager 2, a simpler recipe for stem cells, musical minds, an increase in extinction risk predicted by a new model, and the reincarnation of Schroedinger's cat.
26 June: Explosive underwater volcanoes, the largest impact structure in the Solar System and why Darwin, not Wallace, became biology's biggest celebrity.
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