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.
Quenching your thirst for knowledge at the local pub. Not getting enough sleep – what’s that really doing to your brain? We speak to a scientist who made an amazing discovery 1.4 billion years in the making. All that and more on this jam-packed edition of Spectrum with host Jessie Wingard.
Germany’s first International Space Station Commander revealed the name and logo of his next mission to the ISS in 2018. What's so special about "Horizons"? This and more - in Spectrum.
An African virus has been killing lots of blackbirds in Germany. A zoo in Prague has found an inventive way to finance itself. And - is learning a foreign language your best bet for warding off dementia and other neurological diseases?
Where in the world do earworms come from? And how do you get them out of your head? We’re going to bust the myth of the most expensive violin around, the Stradivarius. How marijuana can help an ageing brain? And why we’re going to have to leave the Earth? Soon. If any of those stories seem interesting to you, why not stick around on DW’s Spectrum.
For the fourth year running, the number of drug-related deaths in Germany has risen. According to a report published Monday in the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, 1333 people died as a result of illegal drugs. The basis for the majority of these deaths is addiction, and this week’s show will look into various facets of addiction, starting with the reward system in the human brain.
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.
It's all about artificial intelligence - the rise of our machine overlords. What's going to happen? When's it going to happen? Or has it already happened? We're going to delve into these and - a number of other questions - with some of the most progressive minds out there.
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.