Science Hour

Science Hour

Science news and highlights of the week from BBC World Service. The Science Hour is a weekly digest of our science programmes Discovery, Click, Health Check and Science in Action.

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  • Science:STAP Retraction; Informed Consent; Earthquakes in Oklahoma

    Sun, 6 Jul 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Available:
    25 days remaining

    A paper claiming to make stem cells quickly has been retracted. Facebook’scontroversial 'emotion manipulation' study. Oil extraction and increased earthquakes. A sample of frozen testicle has been used to produce offspring in mice. The first 24 hours are most crucial for premature babies. Professor Janet Hemingway and the war on malaria. A video gaming system that helps rehabilitate victims of stroke

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  • Polio Aunties; Methane Exoplanets; Antarctic Invasion

    Sun, 22 Jun 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Available:
    12 days remaining

    Scientists who claimed to have found evidence of rapid expansion of the universe are now less confident of their result.. Detecting methane in the search for life in a planet’s atmosphere. Ice -free areas of the Antarctic are at severe risk of invasion.Vehicles that drive themselves.Autism is diagnosed more often in boys than in girls, and at the higher-functioning end of spectrum there are ten times as many boys as girls

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  • Ebola Outbreak; Fijian Fisherwomen; Fertility on a Shoestring

    Sun, 22 Jun 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Available:
    11 days remaining

    Ebola vaccines for chimpanzees. Local knowledge saving ecosystems. Claudia Hammond looks at infertility treatment. Neanderthal faeces give clues about their diet. Geoff Watts investigates brain power in old age. The Amazing Titan and it’s ‘Magic Island’. Gizmos and security loopholes at the Hack in the Box conference in Amsterdam.

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  • Turing Test; Snake Bite Treatment; GM Mosquitoes

    Sun, 15 Jun 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Available:
    4 days remaining

    A Russian ‘chatbot’ programme has convinced judges it’s human. Are we closer to a universal snakebite treatment.? Scientists have created mosquitoes that produce male offspring, to control malaria. Inattentional blindness - where a person does not notice what is right in front of their eyes. Vehicles that react faster than the human drivers. What is it about a song that makes it so memorable? New goal mouth technology for this year’s football World Cup.

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