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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 26 July 2007
Photo a surgically dissected trunk of a body encapsulated in clear acrylic slabs.
Marilène Oliver's 3D interpretation of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Great Lady.

Wet weather

Dr Peter Stott from the Met Office talks to Geoff Watts about a new study linking increased global rainfall to human activity.

Could the UK's wet summer be down to global warming?

BBC News: “Humans 'affect global rainfall'”

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Pterosaurs

Working out how dinosaurs and other ancient reptiles lived is not easy.

Now two scientists at the University of Sheffield and University of Portsmouth have used physics to show that pterosaurs, ancient flying reptiles, could not possibly have fed in the way that many palaeontologists had suggested.

University of Sheffield press release

Students uncover clues in mass grave

Jon Stewart reports from Dorset, where Bournemouth University forensic science students have been using forensic archaeology to uncover the clues in a huge reconstruction of a mass grave, very similar to those found in former Yugoslavia, following the conflicts.

International Commission on Missing Persons

Leonardo's Great Lady

With the help of cardiac surgeon Francis Wells, artist Marilène Oliver has created a 3D interpretation of one of Leonardo Da Vinci’s anatomical drawings.

The work has revealed that Leonardo's Great Lady is not quite all she seems.

Marilène Oliver

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