BBC HomeExplore the BBC


Accessibility help
Text only
BBC Homepage
BBC Radio
BBC Radio 4 - 92 to 94 FM and 198 Long WaveListen to Digital Radio, Digital TV and OnlineListen on Digital Radio, Digital TV and Online

PROGRAMME FINDER:
Programmes
Podcasts
Schedule
Presenters
PROGRAMME GENRES:
News
Drama
Comedy
Science
Religion|Ethics
History
Factual
Messageboards
Radio 4 Tickets
Radio 4 Help

Contact Us

Like this page?
Send it to a friend!

 

Science
LEADING EDGE
MISSED A PROGRAMME?
Go to the Listen Again page
PROGRAMME INFO
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.
Contact Leading Edge
LISTEN AGAINListen 30 min
Listen to 28 June
PRESENTER
GEOFF WATTS
Geoff Watts
PROGRAMME DETAILS
Thursday 28 June 2007
Image of a Yellow-Shouldered Amazon parrot
Poaching and habitat destruction has caused the Yellow-Shouldered Amazon parrot to become endangered.

Synthetic life

Craig Venter and his team announce they have made the first steps to creating an artificial bacteria, that could be used for producing biofuels, cleaning up toxic waste and many other applications.

J. Craig Venter Institute

Success in Science?

Peter Cotgreave, Director of the Campaign for Science and Engineering in the UK, puts forward his thoughts on what Gordon Brown's leadership might mean for science and research.

Campaign for Science and Engineering in the UK

Endangered parrots

Reporter Anna Lacey travels to the Island of Bonaire, in the Caribbean, with Sheffield University researchers working to protect the endangered Yellow-Shouldered Amazon parrot.

Parrot Watch

Pole to pole

Geoff visits the University of Maryland to talk to Dr Daniel Lathrop and discovers why and how the north pole may soon become the south.

Daniel P. Lathrop's Nonlinear Dynamics Laboratory

The cat's whiskers

How did the humble moggy first become domesticated?

Geoff Watts talks to Carlos Driscoll of Oxford University about how genetic analysis has revealed where and when the wild cat finally made friends with humans.

Wildlife Conservation Research Unit
Listen Live
Audio Help
DON'T MISS
Leading Edge
LEADING EDGE
Current Programmes
Previous Programmes
Science, Nature & Environment Programmes
Current Programmes
Archived Programmes

News & Current Affairs | Arts & Drama | Comedy & Quizzes | Science | Religion & Ethics | History | Factual

Back to top


About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy