In this episode:
00:32 Following the Viking footprint across Europe
In September, we heard about the researchers mapping ancient genomes to better understand who the Vikings were, and where they went.
Nature Podcast: 16 September 2020
Research Article: Margaryan et al.
08:09 Mars hopes
In July, the UAE launched its first mission to Mars. We spoke to the mission leads to learn about the aims of the project, and how they developed the mission in under six years.
Nature Podcast: 08 July 2020
17:42 Disaster in San Quentin
In July, we reported on a massive COVID-19 outbreak in San Quentin. In Coronapod, we dug into how they got there. Also in the episode, we investigated whether lockdowns could have any lasting impact on young minds.
Coronapod: 10 July 2020
25:23 Communicating complex data
In April, we found out about some of the methods that communications experts and behavioural scientists recommend to keep the public informed about risks and evidence – something that remains key for governments and other organisations during the pandemic.
Coronapod: 17 April 2020
37:19 ‘Stick to the science’: when science gets political
In November, we published our miniseries “Stick to the science” which aimed to find out why a journal of science needs to cover politics. In the series we explored the history, philosophy and reality of science’s complicated relationship with politics.