Quentin Cooper presents his weekly digest of science in and behind the headlines. This week he finds out why Cyclone Yasi, which has hit Queensland, Australia is the strongest storm in a century. Could Russian scientists finally reach the depths of Lake Vostok in the Antarctic? As a new blue plaque is revealed in London to the scientist who discovered five noble gases, Quentin asks why so few scientists are honoured in the scheme and finally, a star with 6 orbiting planets, why astronomers are so excited.

Producer: Ania Lichtarowicz.

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Mon 7 Feb 2011 21:00

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