A rundown of stories from Wednesday 13 February including programme highlights and comment
Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories.
In today’s programme...
Should we still be eating processed meat in light of the horsemeat scandal? A quarter of home-care services provided to the elderly in England are failing to meet quality and safety standards. And scientists in California have been studying beatboxing to try to understand more about the human voice.
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The Hatchet Job of the Year award, honouring the best negative review of the year, is being announced today. Francis Wheen, one of the judges of the award and Camilla Long, the winner of the prize, discuss whether authors care about hostile reviews.
0848How humans create different sounds is a question which has preoccupied linguists for a long time. Today reporter Tom Bateman explains that a group of scientists in California have been using an MRI scanner to look inside the larynx of a beat boxer to find out. He also spoke to UK Female Beatboxing Champion Grace Savage.
0845Japanese research into a species of sea slug has found that it is the first known species to detach its penis, and then regrow a new one. Evan Davis speaks to Bernard Picton, curator of marine invertebrates at the National Museums Northern Ireland, who has himself studied sea slugs in some detail.