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  1. Dark matter, reversing extinction and ancient heart disease

    Hints that evidence of elusive dark matter has been found.

    First broadcast: 07 Apr 2013

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  2. 03/08/2014

    Science news and highlights of the week

    First broadcast: 03 Aug 2014

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  3. Decline in Antarctic Fur Seals; Face recognition; Amnesty’s Video Validation

    Changes in the Antarctic climate are having an impact on the fur seal population

    First broadcast: 27 Jul 2014

  4. Ebola Virus; Azolla in Britain; One Million Deaths Study

    The current Ebola outbreak - the world’s worst to date - shows no signs of slowing down.

    First broadcast: 20 Jul 2014

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  5. Behavioural profiling at airports; Babies Laughing; Cosmic Dust

    How effective is behavioural profiling in spotting potential terrorist?

    First broadcast: 13 Jul 2014

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  6. STAP Retraction, Informed Consent, Earthquakes in Oklahoma

    A paper claiming to make stem cells by adding acid to adult cells has been retracted

    First broadcast: 05 Jul 2014

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  7. Ebola Outbreak; Fijian Fisherwomen; Fertility on a Shoestring.

    Scientists testing experimental Ebola vaccine for chimpanzees.

    First broadcast: 29 Jun 2014

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  8. BICEP 2; Methane exoplanets; Driverless cars; Autism

    Scientists who claimed to have found a pattern left by Big Bang are now less confident.

    First broadcast: 22 Jun 2014

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  9. Turing Test; Snake Bite Treatment; GM Mosquitoes

    A Russian ‘chatbot’ programme has convinced judges that it was human.

    First broadcast: 15 Jun 2014

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  10. Moving Mountains; Endangered World Cup Football Mascot; Taming the Sun

    China is flattening mountains to create land to build cities on.

    First broadcast: 08 Jun 2014

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  11. Mapping the Ocean Floor; Colorado River; Beauty and the Brain; Footballers Heat

    We know less about the ocean floor than we do about the surface of Mars and the Moon.

    First broadcast: 01 Jun 2014

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  12. Living Independently with Dementia

    How can we help people with dementia to live independently for longer?

    First broadcast: 25 May 2014

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  13. Melting Antarctic Ice Shelf, Moth Noises, Brain Boosting devices

    Key glaciers in West Antarctica are in an irreversible retreat

    First broadcast: 18 May 2014

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  14. Chernobyl Birds, Exo Skeleton, Frozen Faecal Transplants

    How some birds in the Chernobyl exclusion zone are adapting well to the radiation levels

    First broadcast: 04 May 2014

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  15. Y Chromosome; Quacking Ocean; Everest Avalanche

    How the male Y Chromosome evolved

    First broadcast: 27 Apr 2014

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  16. Japanese whaling ban, Arty brains, Hoarding disorder

    How much scientific data been collected from the expeditions in the Antarctic?

    First broadcast: 13 Apr 2014

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  17. Dating the Moon, Mission to Mars, Wiki houses

    A new way to date the moon, Europe’s first mission to Mars, building a house from scratch

    First broadcast: 06 Apr 2014

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  18. Noses; GM; Back pain; TB; Animal decisions; Teen e-lives

    Human Nose can detect one trillion odours, far more than we previously thought.

    First broadcast: 30 Mar 2014

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  19. Cosmic inflation; Chicken from Hell: Crowd Psychology

    Big Bang’s gravitational waves discovered? Views from cosmology’s greatest minds.

    First broadcast: 23 Mar 2014

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  20. Stem cells questioned; Black box; Ultrathin sensors

    Controversy has arisen over stem cell research published earlier this year.

    First broadcast: 16 Mar 2014

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  21. Chemical weapons, 30,000 year old virus, Maternal health Ethiopia

    The difficulties of destroying Syria’s chemical weapons

    First broadcast: 09 Mar 2014

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  22. Windfarms, Twins and pain, Wearable computers

    Offshore windfarms could stop hurricanes

    First broadcast: 02 Mar 2014

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  23. Bumblebee disease, HIV Teens, Fear and Neurons

    Declining bee populations, the plight of teens with HIV, and inhibiting fearful memories

    First broadcast: 23 Feb 2014

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  24. Nuclear fusion, genetic diseases, whale watching from space

    Breakthrough in the quest for nuclear fusion.

    First broadcast: 16 Feb 2014

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  25. Mount Sinabung; Blind mice; Oceans and climate change

    Relief efforts are continuing at Mount Sinabung volcano in Indonesia’s North Sumatra.

    First broadcast: 09 Feb 2014

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  26. Stem cells; Childhood amnesia; Neanderthal DNA

    A cheap and simple way to make stem cells.

    First broadcast: 02 Feb 2014

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  27. Rosetta Probe to Comet Awakes

    The Rosetta space probe awakes to begin its final approach to a distant comet

    First broadcast: 26 Jan 2014

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  28. Gene Therapy for Eyes

    How Gene therapy can improve the vision of patients who would have gone blind

    First broadcast: 19 Jan 2014

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