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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

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Genes and sexuality, extreme inbreeding, dog brains and hurricanes: Sunday Science 08/09/19

In this week’s Sunday Science, lots of stories of genes and evolution: how genes determine very little of the rainbow spectrum of human sexuality, how Britain has a rather worryingly high proportion of people born as a result of extreme inbreeding, how we changed dog brains, and a remarkable fossil of an ancient human relative.  Continue reading

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Missing link microbes, curing Ebola, giant frogs, robot cockroaches, sterile placentas & more: Sunday Science 25/08/19

Lots of microbes in this week’s Sunday Science: with new cures for Ebola, a “missing link” species, Lyme disease and the germ-free placenta. Also: giant frogs, robot cockroaches, why cats eat grass and how infidelity is linked to professional misconduct… Continue reading

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Parental dinosaurs, home genetic tests, gene silencing therapy, gambling AIs & why long working hours are bad for you: Sunday Science 28/07/19

In this week’s Sunday Science, a call for a crackdown on home genetic test kits, the first NHS approved gene silencing therapy, climate change heats up, how overworking could give you a stroke, and how some dinosaurs were more devoted parents than we first thought…. Continue reading

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Trees, solar power, scorpion antibiotics, sleeping zebrafish and tough but tender feet: Sunday Science 14/07/19

Sunday Science is back after a brief holiday hiatus, with a bumper issue, covering a few eye-opening climate change problems and solutions, a new anti-tuberculosis agent from scorpion venom, callused but sensitive feet, and sleeping zebrafish.

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Cuttlefish arms, anti-cancer antlers, a super PET scanner & rock-eating clams: Sunday Science 23/06/19

This week on Sunday Science: the surprising shared evolutionary history of cephalopod arms and ours; a radically improved PET scanner promises revolutionary new scans; how deer antlers are providing insights into bone cancer; folic acid supplementation and a rock-eating shipworm…. Continue reading