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.
19
JUN
Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
A wristband to stop depression, another that zaps you straight, eSports in the classroom in Scandinavia, France battles a Lyme disease "epidemic," and citizen scientists hunt for treasure in South Africa.
13
JUN
Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
Can an electronic dog nose perform better than the biological one? Also, why sweat smells, a dip into perfume and Cambodia's mine-sniffing rats.
22
MAY
Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
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?
15
MAY
Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
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.
08
MAY
Spectrum Podcast — Deutsche Welle
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.
25
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.
18
APR
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.
04
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.