Sedeer El-Showk unpacks workplace skills and discusses with Ahmad Alabdulkareem, MIT researcher in Computational Science and Engineering, a skill ecosystem that could help individuals plan better career paths. Sarah Hiddleston looks at a Syrian artist's thought-provoking exhibition at the confluence of science and art.

Correction: An earlier version of this podcast incorrectly said that research led by Ahmad Alabdulkareem was funded by KAUST. It was funded by KACST. This version has been corrected. 


First spark

Who sparked the first flame? In this episode, Nature Middle East looks at the latest study linking Neanderthals to starting fires, and separately, at Africa’s two million record of changing climate and water. 


Science highlights

A roundup of some of Nature Middle East's most exciting stories and the latest research in the region.


The history inside our genomes

Nature Middle East editor Pakinam Amer chats with Rana Dajani about how she scrutinizes ancient human genomes to reconstruct history and sift the evidence for a catalogue of diseases.


The stories bones tell

A single human finger bone fossil and some animal remains give insights into ancient Arabia and puts the peninsula on the human evolution map.