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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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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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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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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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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