Spectrum

Deutsche Welle  |  Podcast, ±29 min episodes every 5 days
From advances that will change our lives to offbeat oddities, Spectrum keeps you abreast of developments in the realm of European science and technology news.
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APR
Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
Scientists are doing pretty well in Europe - so why did so many turn out for the worldwide March for Science? What are Europeans protesting, exactly - and why? DW heads to Amsterdam and other European capitals to find out.
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Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
NTDs are diseases that science can cure and eliminate, and an international summit is taking place in Geneva to help make that happen. The task is truly gargantuan, and we're not there yet, but it's already been one of the most successful and impressive fights staged by the international community.
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APR
Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
Is walking barefoot the secret to a better life? We promise you the slime of your life when we take a look at harvesting snail slime. What do caterpillars, bees and plastic bags have in common – tune in to find out about one very hungry caterpillar that likes to munch on plastic. All that and more on Spectrum with host Jessie Wingard.
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Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
According to research conducted in Switzerland, Sweden and Germany, spiders eat more meat each year than humans do, and they could easily eat the human race each year - more than once! Spiders are not only hungry, however; they are incredibly adaptable, arguably terrifying, and understudied. With that in mind, Spectrum is all about these amazing arachnids this week.
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MAR
Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
Germany's chancellor, Angela Merkel, officially opens the country's sparkling neurodegenerative research center - and DW's there look at how scientists are addressing one of the greatest medical threats in a generation.
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MAR
Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
Murders, suicides, mass shootings - more people die as a result of guns in USA than in any other high-income country. Researchers say they could reduce the number of deaths by conducting proper research on firearms and their impact. Also: Radioactive wild boars in the Czech Republic and - being woken up by an electric shock.
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MAR
Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
Scientists are trying to find bigger storage options for renewable energy. Everyone from car companies to research scientists exploring possibilities. Also on Spectrum: The first carbon-neutral community in Britain and how power pylons birds are electrocuting our birds.
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Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
The World Health Organisation says breast cancer is the cause of more than half a million deaths each year. Could anti-inflammatory drugs be the next step in preventing it? Also, we analyse the style and substance of US President Donald Trump’s language.
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Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
Why German researchers are concerned about the future with Donald Trump in the White House? Also on Spectrum: North and South Korea are divided by far more than political resentment - we're going to look at how differently people in the two Koreas speak. And finally - ever wonder how blue jeans are made? We're going to meet the northernmost producer of jeans in the world - in Norway.