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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 13 March 2008
Man with rowboat in 2007 floods
How can storm modelling offer improved warning sytems of imminent floods?

Flood prediction

A report from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology concludes that the UK's summer floods were a blip, and unrelated to climate change. But what degree of flooding can we expect in future summers and winters, and how can storm modelling offer improved warning sytems of imminent floods in unexpected areas?

The AD 365 tsunami

Fresh analysis of the tectonics of the Mediterranean seafloor, suggests that a previously overlooked fault could be the source of the large earthquake and tsunami that destroyed Alexandria.

Horse hydrotherapy

Gareth Mitchell reports on the discovery of an ancient horse bath in Bath city. Together with newly discovered documents it adds a new dimension to the history of Vet science and animal husbandry.

NASA future

With an ever changing vision of NASA amongst candidates in the US primaries, David Kestenbaum predicts NASA's future under Bush's successor.

Monkey talk

New research reveals monkeys can combine calls to make them meaningful in same way humans do. Dr Klaus Zuberbuhler at St Andrews University predicts this will offer new insights into the evolution of human language.

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