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10/10/2014 - 14:14
Submitted by James Lloyd
This week's guide to science on the telly and radio...   Sun 12 October Wonders of the Monsoon BBC Two, 8:00-9:00pm This five-part series transports us into the greatest weather system on...
10/10/2014 - 10:33
Submitted by Jason Goodyer
Although summer has ended, the memories of sitting in a beer garden, swatting flies away from your pint, have far from faded. But why do flies like beer? Scientists working at the Flanders Institute...
09/10/2014 - 14:59
Submitted by James Lloyd
Learning a foreign language is notoriously tricky, despite it only requiring us to speak with another human being. Imagine how difficult it must be, then, to communicate with another species. Not for...
09/10/2014 - 10:33
Submitted by Jason Goodyer
From monitoring endangered species to hunting hurricanes, it seems drones are being used for everything these days. Now, Facebook has announced it is considering flying huge Boeing 747-sized drones...
08/10/2014 - 12:49
Submitted by James Lloyd
A battery that runs on sunshine and fresh air sounds like something from a utopian novel, along with fusion-powered hover cars and cancer-curing breakfast cereals. But that is exactly what scientists...
03/10/2014 - 10:09
Submitted by James Lloyd
This week's guide to science on the telly and radio...   Sun 5 October Wonders of the Monsoon BBC Two, 8:00-9:00pm This new five-part series transports us into the greatest weather system...
02/10/2014 - 10:04
Submitted by James Lloyd
  With their piercing eyes and pointed teeth, you’d be forgiven for thinking of sharks as cold, calculating, hunting machines. But a new study reveals there’s much more to them than...
01/10/2014 - 14:11
Submitted by James Lloyd
  Do you ever text while surfing the web, or play on your tablet while watching TV? A recent study has found that media multitasking like this may be bad news for your grey matter....
30/09/2014 - 15:51
Submitted by Daniel Bennett
  This year, the Formula E championships will see battery-powered cars tear their way around some of the world's biggest cities, including London. With the series well under way, Focus...
26/09/2014 - 15:00
Submitted by Alice
It appears that an apple a day may keep the doctor away whilst also improving our mental health. Researchers at the University of Warwick have found new links between daily consumption of fruit and...
19/09/2014 - 14:05
Submitted by Jason Goodyer
Galaxies appear to be the ultimate cannibals. Australian researchers have found that massive galaxies are snapping up their smaller sized neighbours. These ‘monster galaxies’ hardly...
12/09/2014 - 09:55
Submitted by Jason Goodyer
It turns out that dinosaurs were beasts of the sea as well as the land. Palaeontologists have discovered that the Spinosaurus ­– possibly the largest carnivorous dinosaur ever – was...