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Early Warning for Landslides
Plans to develop an early warning system for landslides in the Western Ghats in India
The Best Science of 2017
Roland looks back through some of the best science stories of 2017
The Galaxy's Most Peculiar Flickering Star
Oddly flickering Tabby’s star not caused by alien technology, but more likely to be dust
Oil Spill in East China Sea
The potential environmental disaster of the oil tanker accident in the East China Sea
African Swine Fever
The viral African swine fever is spreading through Europe, threatening pork production
The Earliest Modern Humans Outside Africa
The earliest Early Modern Human (Homo sapiens) fossil found outside Africa
The Birth of Space Science
60 years ago, the pioneering US Explorer 1 satellite launched the age of space science
The Secrets of Hummingbird Flight Revealed
Slow motion videos of hundreds of hummingbirds reveal their remarkable manoeuvrability
Reversing Systemic Bias Against Women Scientists in the Media
Addressing the bias against women quoted in popular science articles
Will Cape Town Run Out of Water?
Cape Town is warning that taps will be turned off in July if rains don’t come soon
Cold Winter, Warm Climate
A warming Arctic is causing extremely cold winters in North America and Western Europe
Russia’s New Nuclear Age
How credible is Putin’s claim that Russia has developed a nuclear-powered cruise missile?
Physicist Stephen Hawking (1942 - 2018)
Celebrating Cosmologist Stephen Hawking’s work
Can Science Save the Northern White Rhino?
IVF and stem cell treatments could help save the northern white rhino. Only two remain.
The Rise of Novichok Agents
A history of chemical weapons and the rise of novichok agents
Tracing the Novichok Trail
How scientists are tracing the novichok trail in the UK using “hotzone” forensics
New Planet Hunting Mission
NASA's new planet hunting mission is about to launch
Smelly Socks in Malaria Fight
Kenyan childrens’ socks give clues to mosquito biting
Geothermal Activity and Earthquakes
Could a geothermal project have caused an earthquake in South Korea?
The ‘Greatest Glasshouse’ in the World
Re-opening of Kew glasshouse provides a home for thousands of endangered plants.
Origin of Deadly Amphibian Fungus Found
Traced to the Korean peninsula and spread by trade, over 700 species have been infected
Human Activity Threatens Conservation
Human activity threatens conservation through roads, urbanisation and grazing
New Pill To Monitor Your Gut
A new device has been developed to detect processes inside your gut in real-time
The Dunes of Pluto
There are dunes on Pluto, but they are grains of frozen methane, not sand
Selling Dinosaurs to Private Collectors
Does the science of palaeontology suffer when dinosaur fossils are sold privately?
Antarctic Ice Melt and Sea Level Rise
The rate of sea level rise from melting ice sheets in Antarctica has trebled
Hazard Mapping the Guatemalan Volcano
Understanding the risks and hazards of volcanic eruptions
Japanese Space Mission Hayabusa 2 Reaches Asteroid
Japanese space mission Hayabusa 2 successfully reaches boulder strewn asteroid - Ryugu
Bringing Back the Northern White Rhino
Scientists create hybrid embryos of extremely rare northern white rhino
New Neutrino Source Found
Flaring blazar is a new astrophysical source of nature’s ghost particles
Heatwaves and Droughts
How the current Northern hemisphere heatwaves and droughts link to global warming
Water on Mars
Scientists have used radar technology to discover water beneath the surface of Mars
Drought and the Mayans
Measuring the extent of the drought that contributed to collapse of Classic Maya Society
Nasa's Solar Probe Launch
Nasa’s Parker Solar Probe hopes to ‘touch the Sun’ in 2025
Weed-killer – ‘Roundup’, Science and the Law
US jury rules on herbicide, Roundup’s link to cancer, does the science agree?
Fungal Threat to World’s Favourite Banana
The Cavendish banana is globally threatened by a fungal disease. Can genetics save it?
Devastating Floods in Kerala
The monsoon dropped a month’s rain in just two days, causing extreme flooding in SW India
The True Cost of the Brazil Museum Fire
The cost to science of the fire which destroyed Brazil’s National Museum
The Path of Hurricane Florence
Why Hurricane Florence is headed for the US Eastern seaboard and the impacts of landfall
Dickinsonia – The Earliest Known Animal
558-million-year-old fat reveals that Dickinsonia was the earliest known animal
Hayabusa 2’s Rovers Land on Asteroid
Two rovers on the Japanese space mission Hayabusa 2 land safely on the asteroid Ryugu
Sulawesi – Earthquake, Tsunami, Volcanic Eruption
The geology that makes Sulawesi a natural disaster hotspot
Will Earth Run Out Of Food?
Future food production will break planetary boundaries, if we don’t make changes
Did the Climate Add to the Demise of Angkor?
How did drought and intense monsoons help the demise of the ancient Khmer city of Angkor?
Why Free Movement is Crucial for Science
Concerns that Brexit and wider global movement will affect the progress of science
A Milky Way Merger
An impact with another galaxy 10 billion years ago filled the Milky Way with stars
Our Geological Junk
Changing the planet with our waste.
Science in Trump’s America
Can political changes following the US midterm elections alter US science policy?
Goodbye Jet Engine?
The futuristic electric aircraft with no motors powered by ‘Ionic Wind’.
Gene Editing Controversy
A researcher in China claims to have modified the genes of two baby girls
Climate Change Missing Target
New figures show an increase in global emissions compared with previous years
Scientists reveal an abundance of life hidden in rocks beneath the world’s oceans
Is This Fungus the World’s Biggest Organism?
New analysis shows the ‘Humungous Fungus’ is older and bigger than previously thought
A Year of Space Firsts
From robots landing on asteroids to flying closer to the sun than ever before.
Beyond the Planets
Nasa’s Fly-by of Ultima Thule, the most distant visited object in our solar system
Trump’s Hubble Trouble
The impact of the US government shutdown on science
Is 2018 the Warmest Year on Record?
Global temperatures are reaching new highs. Studying the oceans may help explain why
A Path to Malaria Eradication
Zanzibar has reduced malaria infections by over 95 per cent
Brazil’s Mining Disaster
What is a mine ‘tailing’s dam’, and why has its collapse lead to deaths?
Why Speed Matters in Earthquakes
Last September’s earthquake in Indonesia was so destructive due to its speed
Detecting earthquakes with Fibre Optics
How a system designed to carry TV and internet traffic can help detect earthquakes
Race and racism in science teaching
Can racism in the way science is taught affect research outcomes?
Rising methane levels impact climate change
Methane levels are on the rise, which could exacerbate the problem of climate change
How humans are changing chimpanzee behaviour
Interactions with humans lead to chimpanzees displaying less complex behaviours
Volcanic activity in the Comoros Islands
Undersea tremors in French Indian Ocean territory
What were the factors which contributed to the intensity of this extreme weather event?
What are Saturn’s moons made of?
The tiny moons of Saturn are getting bigger thanks to debris from Saturn’s rings
The day the dinosaurs died
Fossil evidence shows the effect of a deadly asteroid impact which changed the world
Black Holes: The heart of darkness
Scientists have for the first time captured an image of a Black Hole.
The Zombie Pig Brain
What are the ethical concerns behind the so-called “Zombie Pig Brain”?
Turning brain waves into speech
Analysis of neural activity associated with talking allows scientists to reproduce speech.
What is behind the Indian Ocean Cyclones?
Why have three cyclones developed in the Indian Ocean in quick succession?
Biodiversity in crisis
Can we halt biodiversity loss and still allow for economic development?
The World Wood Web
Why a network of fungi living in harmony with trees are key indicators of climate change
The birth of a new volcano
A new undersea volcano has appeared off the coast of East Africa
The eclipse that made Einstein famous
A solar eclipse 100 years ago proved Einstein’s theory was onto something
US foetal tissue research ban
The Trump administration halts scientific research on tissue derived from human embryos
South Asia heatwave and climate change
South Asia has experienced record temperatures, is this becoming the new normal?
Iran’s nuclear plans
What the threat to increase stockpiles of uranium really means
Is climate change driving Europe’s current heatwave?
Scientists are unpicking the influence of anthropogenic forces on this event as it happens
Analysing the European heatwave
An analysis of weather and climate variables shows global warming had a role
'Free' water and electricity for the world?
The solar panel which simultaneously produces electricity and purifies water
The moon landing and another big space anniversary
The comet Shoemaker – Levy 9 spectacularly crashed into Jupiter 25 years ago.
The human danger – for sharks
A global appetite for shark meat and fins threatens these iconic predators
The snowball effect of Arctic fires
The long term consequences of the intense burning across the region
Keeping tabs on nuclear weapons
Can science overcome the political impasse in nuclear proliferation policy?
Cracking the case of the Krakatoa volcano collapse
Scientists investigate the precise physical events around last year’s lethal eruption.
Amazonian fires likely to worsen
Is it going to be a particularly bad burning season for Brazil’s rainforest?
Nanotube computer says hello
A 16bit computer processor made of carbon nanotubes is unveiled to the world.
New evidence of nuclear reactor explosion
An isotopic fingerprint is reported of a nuclear explosion in Russia last month
Embryoids from stem cells
Embryoids from stem cells; water vapour in atmosphere of rocky exoplanet;
South East Asia choking - again
Why even staying indoors offers no escape from fires across the region
Global climate inaction
The latest climate report look like earlier ones, where is the call to action?
Drought likely to follow India’s floods
Despite extreme rainfall, climate scientists predict drought in India within months.
From batteries to distant worlds
Nobel Prize wins for a range of well-known discoveries
Malaria's origins and a potential new treatment
How malaria jumped from great apes to humans and why Antarctica may hold a new treatment
Is quantum supremacy ‘garbage’?
Has a new era of computing finally arrived or not, or is it both at the same time?
Wildfires and winds in California
How dry land and high winds are fuelling fires in California
Climate in crisis
Inaction on climate change while the impact of air pollution is likened to smoking
To what extent is ‘Bush fire weather’ influenced by climate change?
The Life Scientific
Jim Al-Khalili talks to Katherine Joy about her work with moon rock.
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Sam Coe sits in
Sam Coe sits in with our show which explores life on the Norfolk coast.
Tim Weeks explores the weird and wonderful world of Wiltshire online.
The Heart of the Antimatter
How do you make antimatter?