🎧 Listen to the trailer for Great Mysteries of Physics, a new podcast.
The just-released audio documentary ‘The Witch Trials of J.K. Rowling’ explores the debate surrounding one of the world’s most successful authors and her controversial views on gender and sex.
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There’s a new wave of indigenous language podcasts that could attract big new audiences.
Welfare services are essential for a healthy economy and productive population.
Amid further strain on public funding, we ask: What’s the future of the welfare state in developed and developing nations?
The best podcasts of 2022 handle sensitive content with care and flair.
Reindeer have adapted to the dim, blue light of the Arctic winter.
In winter, light in the northern latitudes is dim and very blue compared to summer light. Reindeer eyes have evolved to be better suited at seeing in this unique environment.
The James Webb Space Telescope is providing astronomers with images and data that reveal secrets from the earliest era of the universe.
It has been one year since the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope and six months since the first pictures were released. Astronomers are already learning unexpected things about the early universe.
Powerful politicians in the US once called for the dissolution of the CIA. How relevant is it today?
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The audio version of a long form article on the history of the CIA and its relationship with Russia.
Liverpool fans have embraced the Egyptian footballer with chants including “Mohamed Salah, a gift from Allah.”
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Listen to Discovery, a series via The Conversation Weekly podcast, telling the stories of fascinating research discoveries from around the world.
In deep brain stimulation, electrodes – the pale white lines – are implanted into a patient’s brain and connected to a battery in a person’s chest.
Deep brain stimulation and trasncranial magnetic stimulation treat mental illness by sending electrical currents into parts of the brain. Every new patient provides researchers with a wealth of information. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
The herpes virus: could it play a role in Alzheimer’s disease?
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Listen to the third episode of our series Uncharted Brain: Decoding Dementia via The Anthill podcast.
Traumatic brain injury from sports such as American football is linked with a form of dementia called chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
Listen to the second episode of our series Uncharted Brain: Decoding Dementia via The Anthill podcast.
Benin Bronzes: 944 objects looted in the 19th century from the Kingdom of Benin are in the British Museum in London.
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Momentum is growing for the restitution of objects, such as the Benin Bronzes, stolen during colonialism. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
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Africans are adopting podcasting as a way of telling their own stories. In one class in Egypt, this took a feminist turn.
A homeless man folds his blanket from a night’s rest in an area in Beacon Hill Park in Victoria, B.C.
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‘Unlegislating’ poverty demands a new course of action from governments that focuses on the expertise of people living with poverty who understand acutely how public policies fail.
For many species, human actions are the biggest factor in their evolution.
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In this week’s episode of The Conversation Weekly, we speak with three scientists who study the ways plants and animals evolve in a world dominated by humans.
Fossil fuel investors can use an obscure legal mechanism found in many international trade agreements to sue countries if their projects are blocked.
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Experts are concerned that a legal mechanism called investor-state dispute settlement could affect countries’ moves to cut fossil fuel emissions. Listen to The Conversation Weekly.
Ada Limón is the 24th U.S. poet laureate.
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Ada Limón is the first woman of Mexican ancestry to be named U.S. poet laureate. Through her understanding of social media and the power of connection, she strives to make poetry accessible to everyone.
The story of a Dutch double agent who spied on the Stasi. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
The audio version of an in-depth article on the 12 best ways to get cars out of cities.