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13/02/2014 - 10:19
Submitted by James Lloyd

You might not think of maths as especially beautiful, but scientists have found that the sight of an elegant equation activates the same part of the brain as a beautiful piece of art of music....

11/02/2014 - 11:57
Submitted by Jason Goodyer

Copenhagen Zoo has sparked international controversy after killing Marius, an otherwise perfectly healthy giraffe, as his genes were deemed too close to those of the seven other animals kept in...

07/02/2014 - 17:36
Submitted by James Lloyd

This week's guide to science on the telly and radio...

 

Sun 9 February

The Sky at Night
BBC Four, 10.00-10.30pm...

07/02/2014 - 16:17
Submitted by Guest

If you’ve been following the news this week, you may have heard that sheep-sized rats will soon be rampaging through our towns and cities. Yes, that's right. Rats. As big as sheep.

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03/02/2014 - 12:10
Submitted by Guest

How did you celebrate your second birthday?

If you can’t recall then don’t worry, you’re not alone. In fact, psychologists at Emory University in Georgia, USA, say that...

31/01/2014 - 16:25
Submitted by Guest

This week's guide to science on the telly and radio...

 

Sun 2 February

Living World
BBC Radio 4, 6.35-6.57am
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31/01/2014 - 14:19
Submitted by Guest

As we stumble into the future there’s now no need to worry about dropping that wine glass or knocking over your precious vase, as famously fragile materials will soon bend rather than...

30/01/2014 - 16:08
Submitted by Guest

We’re often hearing about the impact of global warming on polar bears, but now there’s evidence that climate change is killing off penguin chicks too.

Researchers at the...

24/01/2014 - 13:36
Submitted by James Lloyd

This week's guide to science on the telly and radio...

 

Tues 28 January

The Human Zoo
BBC Radio 4, 3.30-4.00pm...

22/01/2014 - 12:17
Submitted by Jason Goodyer

When a person of a certain age struggles to remember a name or date the mistake is often written off as a ‘senior moment’, an unavoidable consequence of a decline in brain function due...

21/01/2014 - 11:35
Submitted by Jason Goodyer

While it’s as yet unclear whether they can be recruited to help guide motorists into tight shopping centre parking spaces, it seems chimpanzees can use hand gestures to guide one another to...

20/01/2014 - 12:11
Submitted by James Lloyd

Wakey wakey, it's time to go comet chasing! The Rosetta spacecraft is today expected to wake up from a two-and-a-half-year hibernation. But where is it going, and when will it get...

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