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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 14 June 2007
Image of the great barrier reef
Australia's Great Barrier Reef is under threat from coral bleaching.

New insights into DNA

Geoff Watts talks to scientists trying to understand our genes, who have uncovered some startling surprises about the way that DNA works.

Origin of ancient clay tablets traced

Dr Bradley Schaefer, an astronomer at the University of Louisiana, has been putting his knowledge of the stars to good use, in helping archaeologists to date ancient tablets known as the Mul.Apin, thought to be pre-cursors of the modern day Zodiac.

Global warming threatens reef

Jon Stewart dons flippers and snorkel to see for himself the damage being done to the Great Barrier Reef, as a result of Climate Change.

Big Bang recreated

Brian Cox tells us why a huge new experiment designed to re-create a fraction of a second after the Big Bang, is not going to blow us all up when it switches on next year.

Robotic surgery

Geoff tries his hand at eye surgery using a special robot, designed to give surgeons a steady hand, in this case, for eye surgery.
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