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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 23 October2008
Phoenix Mars Lander's Robotic Arm Camera (RAC) as seen by the lander's Surface Stereo Imager (SSI). [Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Texas A&M University]
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Robotic Arm Camera (RAC) as seen by the lander's Surface Stereo Imager (SSI). [Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Texas A&M University]

Lusi eruption

What caused the devastating mud volcano in East Java, in October 2006?

Geoff speaks to geologists Adriano Mazzini and Richard Davies at the Geological Society in London.

Selective memory

All of us have some memories we’d prefer to wipe out. And now, it seems, we have the first evidence that this may be a realistic hope.

Brain scientist Dr Joe Tsien tells Geoff demonstrates that the selective erasure of specific memories is possible.

Phoenix Mars Lander

Oxford University astronomer Chris Lintott reflects on the high and lows, the satisfactions and frustrations of interplanetary exploration by remote control.

Fossil forest

Researchers have recently been studying some spectacular ancient forests found in the coal mines of Illinois.

Professor Scott Elrick of Illinois State Geological Survey took our reporter Andrew Luck-Baker to see what has remained hidden for millions of years.

Defining sweet music

Geoff visits Cambridge University, where musician and researcher Claudia Fritz is trying to define what makes one violin sound different to another.
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