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The mind of Michio Kaku

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

What is a physicist doing weighing in on the mysteries of the mind? Tim Dean went to find out.


Can a genetic fix replace the pacemaker?

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

There may soon be a biological alternative to keep the heart beating steadily. Yi-Di Ng reports.


When dinosaurs took to the skies

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Newly discovered flying-dinosaur fossils with exceptionally well-preserved feathers are revealing more about how dinosaurs and early birds took flight. Daniel Cossins reports.


A quantum leap for solar power

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Lessons from plant photosynthesis suggest ways to boost the efficiency of thin plastic solar cells. James Urquhart reports.


Microbes with mind-control

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Wendy Zukerman takes stock of the bugs that can make us crazy.


Measuring gravity: Have we finally cracked it?

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Physicists use a fountain of cold atoms to close in on Big G, the most finicky number in physics. Cathal O’Connell reports.


Sex and the single cannibal

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

The males of some species have it tough when it comes to love and many don’t come out of the experience alive. After reading the research, Richard Conniff concludes men have little to complain about.


Can we stop one of the deadliest organisms in nature?

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Vaccinating frogs against a killer fungus that has wiped out 200 species may stop more endangered amphibian species from croaking it. Cathal O’Connell reports.  


New device sniffs out terrorists’ bombs

Monday, 7 July 2014

A super-sensitive electronic nose that can detect explosives may make physical searches a thing of the past. James Urquhart reports.


How to make national parks more efficient at saving animals

Monday, 7 July 2014

National parks are usually created on land that is too poor for agriculture and protect only 11% of endangered species. But researchers have found how we can do a better job without breaking the bank. Dyani Lewis reports.


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