iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for 17/04/2009

Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

17/04/2009

Duration:
27 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 17 April 2009

In this week’s programme we look at the impact of the change of administration in the US on science.

In his inauguration address Barack Obama talked of 'restoring science to its rightful place', but what has happened so far?

We look at key US policies, and how investing in new scientific research is seen as one way for the US to lift itself out of the economic downturn.

How does the Obama administration's attitude to science differs from that of the previous Bush administration?

How will the conflict between science and religion in the USA be affected, in the light of President Obama’s action on stem cell research?

And how will the new US attitude regarding climate change impact the rest of the world?

  • Barack Obama speaking at his Inauguration

    Barack Obama speaking at his Inauguration

Broadcasts

Free downloads

  1. Image for Science Hour

    Science Hour

    Science news and highlights of the week from BBC World Service. The Science Hour is a weekly…

  2. Image for Science in Action

    Science in Action

    New developments in science and science news from around the world, weekly from BBC World Service.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss