Deutsche Welle | Podcast, ±29 min episodes every 4 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This week on Spectrum - scientists in the US band together as President Donald Trump declares war on STEM. Artificial sweeteners, sugar-free, but at what cost? And … scientists discover strip-teasing geckos. All that and more with host Jessie Wingard.
A very hungry caterpillar is wiping out cocoa plantations in Ivory Coast. A new way of fighting dengue fever in Indonesia. Everybody has one – a pair of jeans. In Norway a team of young people is producing the blue trousers in an environmentally friendly fashion. That and more, right here on Spectrum.
Are you hygge? No idea what it is? We’ll take a look at this Danish tradition that's fast becoming a "craze" everywhere else. Also, one man’s pipe dream to build a "beer pipeline" under a Belgian city is finally coming to fruition.
Technology gets blamed for many things - from causing obesity, to a reduction in our ability to communicate with each other - but could it also be leading to evolutionary changes? Specifically, are our hands changing as a response to tools and gadgets such as smartphones? Also, we talk about how the city of Chicago is struggling with a growing problem with rats.