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Cyclone Idai

What were the factors which contributed to the intensity of this extreme weather event?

It has been called the worst natural disaster on record by the UN. However Cyclone Idai was predicted. What were the factors which contributed to the intensity of this extreme weather event?

Fossils from China – a river bed has revealed a number of ancient animals previously unknown to science.

And space rocks, news from asteroids Ryugu and Bennu have thrown into question theories on how our own planet formed.

We also travel to Antarctica to look at the Thwaites glacier, the state of this mass of ice is seen as a good indicator of our planets’ future climate.

(Photo: The aftermath of the Cyclone Idai is pictured in Beira, Mozambique, March 17, 2019. Credit: Josh Estey/Care International via Reuters)

Presenter: Roland Pease
Producer: Julian Siddle

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27 minutes

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  • Thu 21 Mar 2019 20:32GMT
  • Thu 21 Mar 2019 21:32GMT
  • Fri 22 Mar 2019 05:32GMT
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  • Fri 22 Mar 2019 11:32GMT
  • Fri 22 Mar 2019 15:32GMT
  • Fri 22 Mar 2019 18:32GMT
  • Mon 25 Mar 2019 01:32GMT

Gravitational Waves

Gravitational Waves

Gravity and ripples in the fabric of space time - what do these mean for us?

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