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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 10 July 2003
Children fighting

How well do we know our own strength?

Why do physical conflicts tend to escalate? Tit for tat exchanges between two children often involve each asserting that the other hit them harder. Geoff Watts examines new evidence that shows that they may be telling the truth and examines how this process occurs and reveals that this escalation is a natural by product of nerve processing.

Crude oil from turkey guts

A new processing machine that can deal with the world’s waste and supplement our dwindling supplies of oil

Chromosome packing

Scientists are beginning to think that diseases are caused not just by mistakes in our gene sequences on our chromosomes, but by faulty folding up of the chromosome when it is packed into our cells.

Plants from the arctic

Long held theories are upturned, about the benefits of leaf fall in ancient climates

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