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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 24 February 2005
Mars Express in orbit around Mars, ESA
Mars Express in orbit around Mars

Life on Mars

Data from the European Space Agency's Mars Express is revolutionising the way we think about the Red Planet.

The project leader Vittorio Formisano now believes there is life on Mars.

Our reporter Martin Redfern has the latest from the first Mars Express conference in the Netherlands.

Monogamous voles

Geoff Watts learns why male voles of one species stick to one mate while those from another species don't.

Could philandering humans be helped?

The shrinking whale universe

Once whales could sing to each other across thousands of miles of ocean. Now, in some areas, that distance has shrunk to just 25 miles.
Christopher Clark from Cornell University explains why this threatens their survival.

Smart Living

Soon you could be tapping on the table to switch on the TV or making phone calls from the shower.

Michelle Martin tries out the latest in remote control technology at the school of Physics and Chemical Industry in Paris. 


The BBC will be awarding a young science broadcaster the chance to spend two weeks working with the team that brings you programmes such as MATERIAL WORLD/ LEADING EDGE. So if you are under 25 and not working as a professional broadcaster, go to 
ABSW Award Scheme
to find out how you can be considered for the BBC Radio Science Unit/ Association of British Science Writers Young Broadcaster of the Year Award. Closing date is 18th March.


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