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03/07/2015 - 10:22
Submitted by James Lloyd
This week's guide to science on the telly and radio...   Sat 4 July Tomorrow's World, Today BBC Radio 4, 8:00-9:00pm Readers of a certain age will remember Tomorrow’s World...
02/07/2015 - 16:36
Submitted by James Lloyd
When it comes to gender, the Australian bearded dragon is more flexible than most. For the first time in the wild, a reptile has been observed switching sex when the temperature rises. An Australian...
01/07/2015 - 17:35
Submitted by James Lloyd
If you’ve ever wondered how a new memory forms, you’re not the only one. Now, for the first time in humans, scientists in the UK and US have observed new memories forming inside the brain...
30/06/2015 - 15:07
Submitted by James Lloyd
Fingerprint sensors are a nifty way to unlock smartphones. Unfortunately, they can also be tricked with a forged print, as was shown with the iPhone 5s and iPhone 6. But a new technology developed in...
23/06/2015 - 13:12
Submitted by James Lloyd
Thought humans were the only species to show preference for their left or right hands? Well, think again... kangaroos do, too. Researchers in Russia and Australia have found that some species of...
19/06/2015 - 11:19
Submitted by James Lloyd
This week's guide to science on the telly and radio...   Mon 22 June Japan: Earth’s Enchanted Islands BBC Two, 9:00-10:00pm This three-part series reveals the Japanese islands in all...
12/06/2015 - 11:10
Submitted by James Lloyd
This week's guide to science on the telly and radio...   Sun 14 June The Sky at Night BBC Four, 8:00-8:30pm Last November, the Rosetta mission made history by landing a probe on the surface...
12/06/2015 - 09:32
Submitted by James Lloyd
If you’ve ever struggled to fold paper into the shape of a flying crane, you’ll already be familiar with origami. But Seokheun Choi, an engineer at Binghamton University in the US, has...
10/06/2015 - 12:12
Submitted by James Lloyd
What do you get if you cross a computer and a glass of water? Well, if you’re using a standard electronic computer, probably a broken machine. But if you’ve got your hands on a new device...
09/06/2015 - 14:17
Submitted by James Lloyd
Everyone has a theory about how to build a campfire. But US professor Adrian Bejan has it down to a science. Build the perfect campfire for the perfect summer's eve   In a study published...
05/06/2015 - 09:40
Submitted by James Lloyd
This week's guide to science on the telly and radio...   Mon 8 June Springwatch BBC Two, 8:00-9:00pm Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games return for a third and final...
29/05/2015 - 10:42
Submitted by James Lloyd
This week's guide to science on the telly and radio...   Mon 1 June Springwatch BBC Two, 8:00-9:00pm Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games return for a second week of...
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