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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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Sunday Science 09/06/19: why fast food is bad for you, brain cells in your tumour, arthritis, the anthropocene and more…

In this fortnight’s Sunday Science…why fast food is bad for you (but you might be lucky enough to be resistant to sugar), a new tactile sensing glove, fossils in amber, rheumatoid arthritis, brain cells in your tumour, the evolution of godzilla and more… Continue reading

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Sunday Science 16/12/2018

This week’s Sunday Science covers what makes our brains different from monkeys, but occasionally like Neanderthals, a highbrow way to beat depression in old age, new drugs in the fight against malaria, a giant subterranean ecosystem, and the first sounds from Mars… Continue reading

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Climate change special part 2: What can we do if we don’t go zero carbon fast enough?

In the last Sunday Science, I focussed on the latest IPCC report and the urgency of taking action to reduce global warming. I also bemoaned the lack of action so far, and the recent direction of various administrations in the UK, US and Australia which is making the situation¬†worse.¬†It’s enough to make anyone despair. So this week I’m going to focus on things we can do if humanity doesn’t get it’s act together in time to curb CO2 emissions. Continue reading