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Get the latest science news. Broadcast from Germany throughout the week. Stay safe by being informed.

Get the latest science news. Broadcast from Germany throughout the week. Stay safe by being informed.

Location:

Bonn, Germany

Networks:

DW Germany

Description:

Get the latest science news. Broadcast from Germany throughout the week. Stay safe by being informed.

Twitter:

@dw_english

Language:

English

Contact:

Deutsche Welle D-53110 Bonn Germany


Episodes

Weekly roundup — We're all over the place on this one

8/14/2022
For some people, the BA.5 situation's looking... more manageable than expected? And also, what we maybe shouldn't have said about the James Webb Telescope.

Duration:00:30:01

An ice-cold 'laser coffee' for our thirsty listeners

8/10/2022
New research suggests it might be OK to drink a caffeinated beverage made with laser beams — but fresh alpine water... not so much.

Duration:00:25:34

Weekly roundup — You reached out

8/7/2022
We were so overwhelmed by your emails we could hardly keep your names straight!

Duration:00:30:01

Weekly roundup — Drugs & dark matter

7/31/2022
There's some pretty stunning news (some of it bad) about the drugs aimed at treating depression or obesity. Also, is it actually worth going to CERN?

Duration:00:30:01

Weekly roundup – An alcohol problem

7/24/2022
Should we just… ignore the (pretty solid) health data saying we shouldn't drink until middle age?

Duration:00:30:01

Weekly roundup — A message from very far away

7/17/2022
This was it. This was the week where we got to see our universe in a way we've never seen it before. There's more to this episode than just James Webb. But this moment is worth remembering for a long time.

Duration:00:30:01

Europe's (kinda clunky) James Webb moment

7/13/2022
The dramatic unveiling of the James Webb telescope's first few photos really was special. And it didn't go quite as planned here in Germany.

Duration:00:07:02

Pandemic updates and a reminder that you matter

7/12/2022
We now have a clearer idea of who tends to get infected by BA.5 or monkeypox. And, also, if you do one thing this week, send a message to an old friend.

Duration:00:22:27

Weekly roundup — The need for chaos (and an electric tongue)

7/3/2022
A note for our listeners on podcast platforms: Conor and Gabe will be on vacation for the next week. Barring any unforeseen hindrance, they'll be back with you on July 11.

Duration:00:30:01

Have you ever just wanted to watch the world burn?

6/29/2022
If your answer to this question is 'yes,' you are not alone — not by a long shot. So, what, exactly, makes us desire chaos?

Duration:00:11:44

That gin you've got there has a unique electric fingerprint

6/27/2022
We now have the technology to analyze any liquid on planet Earth — to verify its authenticity. Is that red wine from Bordelais or Beaujolais? This AI can tell you without slurring a word.

Duration:00:22:07

Weekly roundup — Is it hot in here?

6/26/2022
New information on monkeypox and COVID... isn't what we were hoping for. Also, when you really think about it, what is a nose?

Duration:00:30:01

Your (very informative) emails

6/24/2022
We missed a COVID study, there's already a solution to the 'tire problem' & one of our listeners is bored.

Duration:00:10:24

You're sleeping worse (and that can change)

6/21/2022
If you've felt more tired over the last few years, some convincing data suggest that it's a global (warming) problem you can partially solve at home.

Duration:00:22:33

Monkeypox & the Google AI that 'became sentient'

6/14/2022
Big assumptions about monkeypox are changing ⁠— and you really need to listen to what a chatbot in California is saying.

Duration:00:30:01

Weekly roundup — It's time to tweak things

6/12/2022
A much-needed update for our COVID vaccines — and also, if it turned out tires were absolutely horrible for our health... what would we do about it?

Duration:00:30:01

Omicron boosters are coming

6/9/2022
We've been using the same batch of vaccines to deflect new variants. That's about to change — and in a way that could fundamentally alter the pandemic.

Duration:00:09:27

The tire problem

6/8/2022
What happens if one of the most useful inventions in human history is really bad for us?

Duration:00:23:20

'Bloodwashing' to beat long COVID

6/5/2022
Word has spread of a therapy — only found in Germany — that can help with long COVID. What is it? And does it really work?

Duration:00:30:01

Weekly roundup — There's something missing

5/29/2022
A look at why some people just... aren't that interesting to be around. Also, the 'infection app' that doesn't exist.

Duration:00:30:01