biology, Developmental biology, Explainer, genetic modification, Science, science news, Sunday Science Stories

Sunday Science 02/11/18

 

Sunday Science had a brief hiatus last week, due to workload and family commitments, but we’re back this week instead, with gene edited humans, how your birth affected your brain, how MRSA can evade the immune system, brainwaves in a dish, and spiders that nurse their young… Continue reading

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AI, biology, genetic modification, medicine, Science, Science and society, Sunday Science Stories

Sunday Science 11/11/2018

Welcome to this week’s Sunday Science stories, with an unexpected source of Parkinson’s Disease (and a potential treatment), genetically engineered mosquitoes, analysis of an ancient disease, medical cannabis, the ethics of self-driving cars, and enabling paralysed people to walk again… Continue reading

Climate change, Science, science news, Sunday Science Stories

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