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  1. 24/04/2014

    The BBC brings you all the week's science news.

    First broadcast: 24 Apr 2014

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  2. Egg and Sperm Unlocking Mechanism

    Protein receptor discovered that enables egg to be 'unlocked' by sperm to fertilise

    First broadcast: 17 Apr 2014

  3. Japanese Whaling Ban

    Japanese whaling ban; A robotic clam; Africa Engineering Prize; Computational psychiatry

    First broadcast: 10 Apr 2014

  4. Chile Earthquake

    The causes of major natural disasters such as mudslides and earthquakes

    First broadcast: 03 Apr 2014

  5. First Designer Chromosome

    Scientists have synthesised the first designer chromosome in yeast

    First broadcast: 27 Mar 2014

  6. Waves from the Big Bang

    New evidence to support the Big Bang theory for the origin of the Universe

    First broadcast: 20 Mar 2014

  7. Stem Cell Breakthrough Questions

    Research paper on cheap stem cell production withdrawn by scientists

    First broadcast: 13 Mar 2014

  8. Bering Land Bridge Refuge

    Early American settlers may have used the Bering land bridge as a 10,000 year stopover

    First broadcast: 06 Mar 2014

  9. Autism Causes Explained

    New research may begin to explain why more boys than girls have autism

    First broadcast: 27 Feb 2014

  10. Preventing Lemur Extinction

    A three year emergency plan to save Madagascar’s threatened lemurs

    First broadcast: 20 Feb 2014

  11. Nuclear Fusion Heating Up

    Breakthrough in the quest for nuclear fusion

    First broadcast: 13 Feb 2014

  12. Mount Sinabung

    Why are the pyroclastic flows on Mount Sinabung so deadly?

    First broadcast: 06 Feb 2014

  13. New Type of Stem Cell

    A cheap and simple way to make stem cells

    First broadcast: 30 Jan 2014

  14. Rosetta Probe Awakes

    The Rosetta deep space probe wakes after a deep slumber

    First broadcast: 23 Jan 2014

  15. Understanding Cyber Attacks

    The mathematical formula that could aid defence of online systems and help policy makers

    First broadcast: 16 Jan 2014

  16. Colour of Ancient Reptiles

    How the pigments of ancient marine reptiles are giving clues to their behaviour

    First broadcast: 09 Jan 2014

  17. Space: 2013 and Beyond

    With the confirmation of water on the Red Planet, what next in the hunt for Martian life?

    First broadcast: 02 Jan 2014

  18. Best of 2013: The Natural World

    Coffee and bananas in peril, and electric bees and wild pollinators

    First broadcast: 26 Dec 2013

  19. Music and Intelligence

    Do music lessons make children more intelligent? We question the scientific evidence

    First broadcast: 19 Dec 2013

  20. Earth and Planetary Science

    Highlights from the American Geophysical Union’s science meeting

    First broadcast: 12 Dec 2013

  21. Ancient Human DNA Recovered

    Human DNA from 400,000 years ago is recovered from ancient remains

    First broadcast: 05 Dec 2013

  22. Bananas in Peril

    Could the deadly Panama disease affecting banana crops worldwide create a shortage?

    First broadcast: 28 Nov 2013

  23. Extra-terrestrial Neutrinos

    Antarctic detector buried two kilometres under ice has captured 28 'intergalactic events'

    First broadcast: 21 Nov 2013

  24. Typhoon Haiyan: Victim Identification

    Forensic DNA matching could help identify victims of Typhoon Haiyan

    First broadcast: 14 Nov 2013

  25. Asteroid Hit Rate Underestimated

    Meteors of similar size to the Chelyabinsk event may strike Earth more frequently

    First broadcast: 07 Nov 2013

  26. Origins of SARS

    Researchers have found strong evidence that the SARS virus originated in bats

    First broadcast: 31 Oct 2013

  27. Australian Bush Fires

    Why are the Australian bush fires so intense?

    First broadcast: 24 Oct 2013

  28. Primate Communication

    New understanding in primate communication

    First broadcast: 17 Oct 2013

  29. Elements for Life in a Faraway Solar System

    Astronomers find water and rock present in a dying solar system 150 light years away

    First broadcast: 10 Oct 2013

  30. Supervolcanoes on Mars

    Could the Eden Patera structure found on Mars indicate supervolcanic activity?

    First broadcast: 03 Oct 2013

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