How dogs’ health reflects our own, and what ancient DNA can reveal about human sacrifice

13.06.2024 • 00:41:49

On this week’s show: Companion animals such as dogs occupy the same environment we do, which can make them good sentinels for human health, and DNA gi...

Putting mysterious cellular structures to use, and when brown fat started to warm us up

06.06.2024 • 00:37:51

Despite not having a known function, cellular “vaults” are on the verge of being harnessed for all kinds of applications, and looking at the evolution...

Restoring sight to blind kids, making babies without a womb, and challenging the benefits of clinical trials

30.05.2024 • 00:44:52

Studying color vision in with children who gain sight later in life, joining a cancer trial doesn’t improve survival odds, and the first in our books ...

Stepping on snakes for science, and crows that count out loud

23.05.2024 • 00:33:43

A roundup of online news stories featuring animals, and researchers get crows to “count” to four This week’s show is all animals all the time. First...

How the immune system can cause psychosis, and tool use in otters

16.05.2024 • 00:32:50

On this week’s show: What happens when the body’s own immune system attacks the brain, and how otters’ use of tools expands their diet First on the ...

A very volcanic moon, and better protections for human study subjects

09.05.2024 • 00:29:41

Jupiter’s moon Io has likely been volcanically active since the start of the Solar System, and a proposal to safeguard healthy human subjects in clini...

Improving earthquake risk maps, and the world’s oldest ice

02.05.2024 • 00:24:53

Bringing historical seismic reports and modern seismic risk maps into alignment, and a roundup of stories from our newsletter, ScienceAdviser First ...

The science of loneliness, making one of organic chemistry’s oldest reactions safer, and a new book series

25.04.2024 • 00:42:38

Researchers try to identify effective loneliness interventions, making the Sandmeyer safer, and books that look to the future and don’t see doom and g...

Ritual murders in the neolithic, why 2023 was so hot, and virus and bacteria battle in the gut

18.04.2024 • 00:38:12

A different source of global warming, signs of a continentwide tradition of human sacrifice, and a virus that attacks the cholera bacteria First up ...

Trialing treatments for Long Covid, and a new organelle appears on the scene

11.04.2024 • 00:33:09

]Researchers are testing HIV drugs and monoclonal antibodies against long-lasting COVID-19, and what it takes to turn a symbiotic friend into an organ...