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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 15 March 2007
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The evolution of childhood

Humans have a relatively long period of childhood before reaching adulthood, but has this always been the case?

Tanya Smith of the Max Planck Institute in Germany suggests it hasn’t.

Microscopy

Geoff visits pathologist Professor Max Krummel at University of California to look at new developments in microscopy.

Disease eradication

Graham Lawton from the New Scientist applauds the work of those helping to rid the world of infectious diseases.

Driverless driving?

A challenge to develop the first car capable of navigating itself through city traffic without  a driver has been launched.

Jon Stewart reports from Stanford University, California, where one of the contenders is being built.

Water on Mars

New radar soundings beneath the surface of Mars reveal the extent of ice on the red planet.

Geoff speaks to Iwan Williams, Professor of Astronomy at Queen Mary University of London.
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