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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 12 April 2007
Reporter Jon Stewart on space cycle
Reporter Jon Stewart tests out the space cycle at the University of California at Irvine

Macaque map of life

Researchers have just finished sequencing the genome of the rhesus macaque monkey, providing brand new insight into how humans are genetically different from our primate relatives.

Pterosaur puzzle

Geoff visits a wind tunnel in Cambridge where researchers are testing out models of giant pterosaurs, which died out 65 million years ago, in an attempt to solve one of nature’s longest running mysteries of flight.

Space cycle

Jon Stewart takes a ride on a space cycle at the University of California at Irvine, to see if he’s got what it takes to be an astronaut. 

Economic equality

Why it is that people will spend their own money to make the rich less rich and the poor less poor without any hope of personal gain?
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