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Super-sensing dogs, crafty cuttlefish, whale migration, and please wash your hands…Sunday Science 08/03/20

Lots of clever animals in this week’s Sunday Science, with cuttlefish connoisseurs, super-sensing dogs, and whales who go the distance for a good skincare regime….plus: self-promotion in science, and how washing your hands really is the best individual tactic against coronavirus… Continue reading

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Coronavirus, albatross police, biodiversity declines, and why it’s never too late to give up smoking…Sunday Science 16/02/2020

A slightly belated Sunday Science, due to term hitting with unusual force three weeks back. More on coronavirus, CRISPR against cancer, using albatrosses to police illegal fishing, giant fossil beasties, and why it’s never too late to give up smoking.

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Coronavirus, how stress turns your hair grey, culturing snake venom, and global human cooling…

In this week’s Sunday Science: some facts on the new coronavirus that is spreading through China (and abroad); how stress turns your hair grey; how scientists are stressed (so we’ll all go grey early); how human body temperatures are falling, and growing your own snake venom…. Continue reading

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Carnivorous plants, BCG vaccine, dogs & schizophrenia and how flies land upside down: Sunday Science 12/01/2020

Welcome to the first Sunday Science of the New Year, with carnivorous plants, injecting new life into an old vaccine, reducing schizophrenia risks (by dogs), how the UK transformed its energy supply, and how flies land upside down on your kitchen ceiling… Continue reading

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Fighting rabies, whale heartbeats, artificial leaves, ancient wolf-dogs, and saving elephants: Sunday Science 01/12/19

In this week’s Sunday Science stories…a step forward in the fight against rabies, ancient dogs, an artificial leaf, why legalising the ivory trade won’t save the elephants, and measuring the heartbeat of the biggest animal on the planet…

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Flesh-eating bacteria, antibiotic resistance, 3D displays, key cancer drug, bad psychology & more…Sunday Science 17/11/19

In this week’s Sunday Science: apes might have evolved upright far earlier than thought; a new drug against the most common cancer mutation; cooperative flesh-eating bacteria and a test for antibiotic resistance. Also: 3D Star Wars style displays, bad psychology, and a celebration of 150 years of publication of Nature magazine…. Continue reading

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Early mammals, measles and immunity, treating brain injuries, noisy birds and nasty ticks…Sunday science stories 3/11/19

I’m back with a bumper issue to make up for my absence! This week: how measles destroys children’s immunity to common diseases; an exciting old-new treatment for traumatic brain injury; sophisticated early mammals; glaciers as carbon sinks; how UK science is already being damaged by Brexit, and more…

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Bionic limbs, Bronze Age baby feeding, whale evolution, immunotherapy & more: Sunday Science 06/10/19

Welcome to this week’s Sunday Science, featuring a successful immunotherapy trial for advanced melanoma, sensitive prosthetic limbs, Bronze age baby bottles, an intriguing study of genetic adaptation in whales and dolphins, dreaming octopuses and one incredibly tough little worm… Continue reading

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Plague resistance, climate change, birds, gene therapy, and tea drinkers brains: Sunday science stories 22/09/19

In this week’s Sunday Science: climate change protests and figures; catastrophic decline in North American birds; a breakthrough genetic therapy for a sugar storage disorder; galactic super structures; how the plague bacterium attacks cells – and how some have evolved immunity – and how drinking tea improves the structure of your brain… Continue reading