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  1. 04/09/2014

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

    First broadcast: 04 Sep 2014

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  2. Ebola Virus Sequenced

    Genetic sequencing of Ebola virus holds clues to origins of latest outbreak

    First broadcast: 28 Aug 2014

  3. Icelandic Volcano

    Intense seismic activity leads to increased risk of Bárðarbunga volcano erupting

    First broadcast: 21 Aug 2014

  4. Chile Earthquake Explained

    New evidence suggests that the potential for large earthquakes in Chile remains high

    First broadcast: 14 Aug 2014

  5. Rosetta Rendezvous

    The Rosetta probe has arrived at comet 67P and is sending back new data

    First broadcast: 07 Aug 2014

  6. Geysers on Enceladus

    Gigantic geysers erupting in Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons, could be a sign of life

    First broadcast: 31 Jul 2014

  7. GM Crops in Africa

    Apathy amongst African politicians about GM technology is costing the economy.

    First broadcast: 24 Jul 2014

  8. ISEE-3 Reboot Project

    Crowdfunded space hackers have managed to restart an old comet-chasing NASA satellite

    First broadcast: 17 Jul 2014

  9. Cosmic Dust

    Explosion of stars produces cosmic dust that is thought to eventually form planets

    First broadcast: 10 Jul 2014

  10. Earthquakes in Oklahoma

    Waste water pumping following oil extraction causes earthquakes in Oklahoma

    First broadcast: 03 Jul 2014

  11. Ancient Namibian Reef

    The discovery of an ancient Namibian reef suggests animals evolved sooner than thought

    First broadcast: 26 Jun 2014

  12. Looking for ET

    Using methane models to detect life on other planets

    First broadcast: 19 Jun 2014

  13. Indian Ocean Extreme Weather

    Flooding and droughts will become more common in countries surrounding the Indian Ocean

    First broadcast: 12 Jun 2014

  14. Brazil Leads CO2 Emissions Reduction

    Brazil is the global leader in reducing carbon dioxide emissions, states new research

    First broadcast: 05 Jun 2014

  15. Searching the Ocean

    Looking for the MH370 plane on the sea bed is revealing how little we know of the abyss

    First broadcast: 29 May 2014

  16. Californian Quakes

    Research reveals an alternative to San Francisco's 'next big one'

    First broadcast: 22 May 2014

  17. The First Americans

    The 13,000 year old remains of a teenager may teach scientists about the first Americans

    First broadcast: 15 May 2014

  18. Colin Pillinger Dies

    British planetary scientist Colin Pillinger has died following a brain haemorrhage

    First broadcast: 08 May 2014

  19. Birds in Chernobyl

    Birds adapting to radiation in Chernobyl

    First broadcast: 01 May 2014

  20. Tsetse Fly Genome

    Scientists decode the genome of the fly that spreads sleeping sickness

    First broadcast: 24 Apr 2014

  21. Egg and Sperm Unlocking Mechanism

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

    First broadcast: 17 Apr 2014

  22. Japanese Whaling Ban

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

    First broadcast: 10 Apr 2014

  23. Chile Earthquake

    The causes of major natural disasters such as mudslides and earthquakes

    First broadcast: 03 Apr 2014

  24. First Designer Chromosome

    Scientists have synthesised the first designer chromosome in yeast

    First broadcast: 27 Mar 2014

  25. Waves from the Big Bang

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

    First broadcast: 20 Mar 2014

  26. Stem Cell Breakthrough Questions

    Research paper on cheap stem cell production withdrawn by scientists

    First broadcast: 13 Mar 2014

  27. 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

  28. Autism Causes Explained

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

    First broadcast: 27 Feb 2014

  29. Preventing Lemur Extinction

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

    First broadcast: 20 Feb 2014

  30. Nuclear Fusion Heating Up

    Breakthrough in the quest for nuclear fusion

    First broadcast: 13 Feb 2014

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