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Science Stories: Series 7
Lucretius, Sheep and Atoms
Two thousand years ago Lucretius composed about atoms and the natural world
Philip Ball tells the story of Johannes Kepler and the six cornered snowflake.
Ibn al-Haytham: The Father of Modern Optics
The Arabic scholar who showed how light and the human eye produce our sense of vision
Eye in the Sky
SOFIA is a flying observatory setting out to study Titan, Saturn’s biggest moon
Back from the Dead
The hunt for the Night Parrot: a fat, dumpy, green parrot that lives in the desert
Trouble in paradise
How scientists are trying to eradicate rats and mosquitoes threatening French Polynesia
Tracks across time
Scientists race to save a set of 95-million-year-old footprints
Chemists' Dirty Secrets
From the Crimean War to the end of World War Two
Andrea Sella looks at the role chemists have played in the development of weapons
From the Cold War to the present day
The role chemists have played in the development of chemical weapons
ShakeAlertLA - California’s earthquake early warning system
The mobile app that will warn southern Californians if an earthquake is heading their way
Roland Pease investigates the growing fire hazard in California
Unbottling the past
The discovery and recreation of an iconic perfume formula for Soir de Paris
A sense of time
Does a second feel the same for a fly, a bird, or a swordfish, as it does for me?
The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry
How do instruments make music?
1/6 Why do different musical instruments sound unique?
Why people have different pain thresholds
2/6 Plus, how fast can a human run?
Will we ever find alien life?
3/6 Where are we looking for alien life and what are the chances of finding it?
Why do we get déjà vu?
4/6 Plus is anything really random?
Does infinity exist?
Rutherford and Fry embark on a never-ending quest for infinite knowledge
Why do birds sing?
6/6 And why does the human voice change as we age?
Vaccination: The Global Picture
Global attitudes towards vaccines
From New York to Madagascar: attitudes to vaccines around the world
Can psychology boost vaccination rates?
Is compulsory vaccination necessary or can gentle persuasion boost immunisation rates?
What next for the Moon?
The Moon rush is back. And everyone is a player. Roland Pease looks at the new space race
Lovelock at 100: Gaia on Gaia
James Lovelock on how he developed Gaia theory.
The Great Science Publishing Scandal
Matthew Cobb asks who owns research. Scientists, publishers or the public?
Prof Deborah Bowman reveals how a cancer diagnosis transformed her view of medical ethics
The power of deceit
Lucy Cooke discovers why being a bit sneaky may be an excellent evolutionary strategy.
The power of petite
Lucy Cooke discovers why being small can give you a step up on the evolutionary ladder
The power of peace
Lucy Cooke discovers whether it's better to fight or make peace in the animal kingdom
Preventing pesticide poisoning
How banning pesticides in Sri Lanka led to a massive drop in suicides
The Truth About Parkinson's
Living with Parkinson's
What is life like with Parkinson’s? Jane Hill, whose father lived with PD, investigates.
Jane Hill visits a boxing club in the Netherlands to discover the benefits for PD