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LEADING EDGE
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Thursday 21:00-21:30
Leading Edge brings you the latest news from the world of science. Geoff Watts celebrates discoveries as soon as they're being talked about - on the internet, in coffee rooms and bars; often before they're published in journals. And he gets to grips with not just the science, but with the controversies and conversation that surround it.
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Thursday 30 January 2003
Calanus finmarchia the zooplankton that baby cod feed on
Calanus finmarchia - zooplankton

Cod

This week, the crisis facing the nations favourite fish. Can low cod stocks simply be blamed on over fishing, or is a tiny microscopic organism also to blame. Ali Ayres reports from Southampton where scientists have been looking at the plankton that Cod larvae feed on for clues as to why this chip shop favourite has gone into steep decline.
Geoff Watts at Nottingham flavour lab
Geoff Watts at Nottingham flavour lab.

Chewing Gum Flavour

Geoff chews over the problem of flavour, and why it is that chewing gum seems to lose its minty flavour so quickly, even thought scientists insist the minty molecules hang around much longer than we think.

American Scientists and the War on Terror

Following the US State of the Union Address this week, Geoff investigates the effect that George Bush’s War on Terror is having on American Scientists.
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