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25/04/2012

Duration:
18 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 25 April 2012

COORDINATING HAITI
Claudia Hammond discusses a new report looking at charitable efforts to provide physical rehabilitation for victims of the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, and whether a lack of coordination and understanding of the situation on the ground, meant some charities unintentionally did more harm than good.

EXTREME BLUSHING
We hear about the problems of extreme blushing and the operation that can cure people of this embarrassing problem.

WINTER IN ANTARCTICA
Dr Alexander Kumar speaks to Claudia, direct from the Concordia Antarctic station where he is about to embark on 4 months of extreme cold and darkness as he and his colleagues prepare for a long winter at the research station. He is studying the effects on mind and body of one of the most extreme environments on the planet, and why the European Space Agency is interested in his results.

Chapters

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  • Coordinating Haiti

    Claudia Hammond discusses a new report looking at charitable efforts to provide physical rehabilitation for victims of the earthquake in 2010

  • A cure for Blushing

    An operation to cure a problem that for many is more than an embarrassment

  • Winter in Antarctica

    Dr Alexander Kumar speaks directly from the Concordia Antarctic Station where he is studying the effects on mind and body of one of the most extreme environments on the planet

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