The Nature Podcast’s highlights of 2022


Hear our reporters’ prime podcast segments of 2022.

On this episode:

00:53 How digital conferences can restrict inventive concepts

In April, we heard how a workforce investigated whether or not switching from face-to-face to digital conferences got here at a value to creativity. They confirmed that individuals assembly just about produced fewer inventive concepts than these working face-to-face, and counsel that in terms of thought era possibly it’s time to show the digicam off.

Nature Podcast: 27 April 2022

Analysis article: Brucks & Levav

Information and Views: Digital collaboration hinders thought era

Video: Why video calls are dangerous for brainstorming

08:29 How the Black Dying acquired its begin

The Black Dying is estimated to have induced the deaths of as much as 60% of the inhabitants of Europe. Nonetheless, regardless of in depth analysis, the origin of this wave of illness has remained unclear. In June, we heard from a workforce who used a mixture of strategies to determine a possible start line in modern-day Kyrgyzstan.

Nature Podcast: 15 June 2022

Analysis article: Spyrou et al.

15:24 Analysis Highlights

Hippos’ behavior of aggressively spraying dung after they hear a stranger, and why being removed from people helps bushes stay a protracted life.

Analysis Spotlight: Hippos know strangers’ voices — and make a grimy reply

Analysis Spotlight: The place are Earth’s oldest bushes? Removed from prying eyes

18:36 Higgs boson turns ten: the mysteries physicists are nonetheless attempting to resolve

Ten years in the past, scientists introduced that they’d discovered proof of the existence of the Higgs boson, a basic particle first theorised to exist almost sixty years earlier.

To have fun this anniversary, we reminisced about what the invention meant on the time, and what questions are left to be answered about this mysterious particle.

Nature Podcast: 06 July 2022

Nature Information: Completely happy birthday, Higgs boson! What we do and don’t know in regards to the particle

Nature Editorial: Particle physics isn’t going to die — even when the LHC finds no new particles

28:28 Coronapod: the open-science plan to unseat massive Pharma and sort out vaccine inequity

On this episode of Coronapod we investigated a radical new collaboration between 15 nations — co-led by the WHO, and modelled on open-science — that goals to create unbiased vaccine hubs that would provide the worldwide south. This venture was supported by the Pulitzer Middle.

Coronapod: 29 July 2022

Information Function: The unconventional plan for vaccine fairness

40:10 Lacking foot reveals world’s oldest amputation

In September we heard in regards to the discovery in Borneo of a skeleton with an amputated foot, dated to 31,000 years in the past. The particular person whose foot was eliminated survived the process, which the researchers behind the discover say reveals the ‘surgeon’ should have had detailed data of anatomy, and sure had entry to antiseptic compounds.

Nature Podcast: 07 September 2022

Analysis article: Maloney et al.

Information and Views: Earliest recognized surgical procedure was of a kid in Borneo 31,000 years in the past

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