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15/04/2014 - 15:48
Submitted by James Lloyd
Following on from our award-winning iPad version, we're delighted to announce that BBC Focus Magazine is now available as a digital magazine for the Kindle. Featuring each month's contents in...
15/04/2014 - 09:34
Submitted by James Lloyd
Mount Everest might not be a place you’d usually associate with medical studies, but UK scientists have gained a better understanding of type 2 diabetes by carrying out research on the world...
11/04/2014 - 16:13
Submitted by James Lloyd
Astronomers have captured a chance encounter between a planetary nebula and a star, which together have created what appears to be an engagement ring in the sky. If you liked it then you should have...
11/04/2014 - 15:31
Submitted by James Lloyd
This week's guide to science on the telly and radio...   Sun 13 April The Sky at Night BBC Four, 10.00-10.30pm With Mars at its brightest for several years, Maggie Aderin-Pocock and Chris...
10/04/2014 - 10:33
Submitted by James Lloyd
Ever since the sinking of the RMS Titanic, many have thought that 1912 was an unlucky year for sailing because of exceptionally high iceberg numbers counted off the coast of North America. New...
04/04/2014 - 13:27
Submitted by James Lloyd
This week's guide to science on the telly and radio...   Mon 7 April Bang Goes The Theory BBC One, 7.30-8.00pm This week, the team get their brains around that blight of many a sniffly...
03/04/2014 - 10:25
Submitted by James Lloyd
Exploding bins, frozen flowers, bottle rockets… these are just a few of the things we saw behind the scenes at the London Science Museum’s new live spectacular: 'The Energy Show...
28/03/2014 - 11:55
Submitted by James Lloyd
This week's guide to science on the telly and radio...   Mon 31 March Bang Goes The Theory BBC One, 7.30-8.00pm As medical technology advances, we’re living longer than ever, but this...
20/03/2014 - 16:31
Submitted by James Lloyd
This week's guide to science on the telly and radio...   Mon 24 March Bang Goes The Theory BBC One, 7.30-8.00pm We’re living in a world of ‘big data’, where an...
18/03/2014 - 12:00
Submitted by James Lloyd
The chances are that if you see someone yawn, you’ll soon be doing the same. But what makes some people more likely to ‘catch a yawn’ than others? A new study suggests that,...
17/03/2014 - 16:00
Submitted by James Lloyd
Today saw the announcement of the first detection of gravitational waves. But what are these mysterious waves, and why should we care? Read on for our handy guide… Computer simulation of...
14/03/2014 - 11:30
Submitted by James Lloyd
This week's guide to science on the telly and radio...   Sun 16 March Live from Space Channel 4, 7.30-10.05pm The final episode of Channel 4’s space special comes live from the...
07/03/2014 - 16:53
Submitted by James Lloyd
This week's guide to science on the telly and radio...   Sun 9 March The Sky At Night BBC Four, 10.00-10.30pm Maggie Aderin-Pocock and Chris Lintott explore what sounds can tell us about...
03/03/2014 - 15:22
Submitted by James Lloyd
The next time you head down to your local polling station, consider this: scientists have found that negative emotions such as anxiety can harden our political attitudes. New research suggests that...
28/02/2014 - 13:10
Submitted by James Lloyd
This week's guide to science on the telly and radio...   Mon 3 March My Teacher is an App BBC Radio 4, 8.00-8.30pm Sarah Montague explores the phenomenal ways in which technology is...
26/02/2014 - 15:58
Submitted by James Lloyd
When hurricanes hit land, they can have a devastating impact, killing thousands and causing billions of pounds' worth of damage. But now, US scientists think they may have found a way to tame...
21/02/2014 - 10:51
Submitted by Guest
Ever exaggerated on your CV, or embellished anecdotes? Lots of us do, but surely we’re just being creative with the truth…? Indeed, it may be reasonable for fibbers to paint themselves...
20/02/2014 - 16:19
Submitted by James Lloyd
This week's guide to science on the telly and radio...   Mon 24 February My Teacher is an App BBC Radio 4, 8.00-8.30pm Sarah Montague explores the phenomenal ways in which technology is...
19/02/2014 - 15:50
Submitted by Guest
We know elephants are socially sophisticated – they bury their dead, look after each other’s calves, and help injured friends. Now, scientists at Emory University in the US have found...
14/02/2014 - 15:29
Submitted by James Lloyd
This week's guide to science on the telly and radio...   Sat 15 February All You Need Is Lab: How Science and Technology Inspired Innovation in Music BBC Radio 4, 10.30-11.00am Musician and...