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Student Astronauts

Geoff Watts with the latest stories from the world of science. As Britain reviews its role in human spaceflight, reporter Anna Lacey auditions for Leicester University's astronaut course.

Student Astronauts
As Britain reviews its role in human spaceflight, reporter Anna Lacey auditions for Leicester University's astronaut course.

Street Science
What happens when scientists undertaking controversial research meet the public? That is the theme of BBC Radio 4’s series Street Science. But should scientists engage with the public and is controversy only a result of media hype? Geoff debates the issues with Fiona Fox of the Science Media Centre and nanotechnology expert Professor Tony Ryan.

The Silent Epidemic
Thoracic surgeon Mr John Edwards warns that we still don’t know enough about the dangers of low level exposure to asbestos.

Medical Futures
It can take up to thirty years for a medical invention to be developed. Medical Innovations is a scheme to accelerate the process.

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