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17 September 2014
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How to Kill a Human Being
Michael Portillo looks at the science behind executions.
Michael's thoughts on his journey
Reflections on his father, humane executions and compassion.
What's wrong with the lethal injection?
Professor Groner explains the problems
Michael experiences CS Gas, G-forces and decompression
BBC Religion: Capital punishment
The ethics of state execution
The search for a 'humane' execution
Are we Alone in the Universe?
The search for alien life is 50 years old, but a planet has been discovered that could support life.
Prof. Regan's supermarket secrets
Prof. Regan tests the scientific claims of supermarket products
How to live to 101
A few isolated communities seem to hold the secrets to long life.
How to make better decisions
Lifting the lid on the business of human choices in an exclusive guide to making better decisions.
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Death Penalty Information Center
Analysis and information on issues concerning capital punishment
Michael Portillo's biography and archive of articles, speeches, lectures and broadcasts
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