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Do the health and bio-security risks of influenza research justify its benefits in preparing for the next pandemic? Could a fresh water bulge in the Arctic Ocean upset the British climate? Does the shape of someone's face affect the tone of their voice? And will the widening of the Panama Canal bring environmental benefits? Quentin Cooper questions the scientists involved.

Producer: Martin Redfern.

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Mon 30 Jan 2012 21:00

Inside Science

BBC Inside Science

Adam Rutherford explores the research that is transforming our world.