Science in action

Science in action

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The earliest traces of animal life on earth.

Do rocks found in Canada show animal life 350 million years older than any found before? And,...

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Your molecular machinery, now in 3D

Back in November it was announced that an AI company called DeepMind had essentially cracked the...

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Science when the funding dries up

This week the UK parliament voted to accept the Government’s continued cap on Official...

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Human induced climate change heats up fast

Scientists say the record-breaking Pacific North-West heatwave of recent weeks must have been...

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Insects in incredible detail

The Natural History Museum in London holds a massive collection of insects. It asked researchers...

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Tales of unexpected DNA data

This week Jesse Bloom of Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research has published an account...

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Doubling Earth’s Energy Imbalance

On Science in Action this week Nasa scientists have observed that the Earth’s Energy...

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Evolving viral variant trickery

Dr. Clare Jolly and colleagues have been looking at how the first of the major covid variants...

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Zoonotic hotspots and where to find them

Researchers map where the riskiest areas are for viruses to jump from bats into humans. Also,...

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Nyiragongo Eruption

The latest Nyiragongo eruption was not entirely unexpected, the volcano’s lava lake inside...

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Robot Revolution

A brain-computer interface allows a severely paralysed patient not only to move and use a robotic...

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Covid and clean air

We wouldn’t drink dirty water so why do we put up with polluted air? Researchers are...

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Africa’s oldest burial

Analysis of the 78,0000-year-old fossil of a Kenyan boy reveals he was likely buried with care...

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Melting glaciers, warming coffee and a Dragonfly on Titan

When Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins – who passed away this week – looked down on...

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Exponential growth in the Indian Covid cases

As Covid cases surge almost beyond belief in India, how much is to do with social distancing, and...

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Rolling out the vaccines faster

Two weeks ago several G7 leaders called for an international treaty on Pandemic Preparedness for...

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On the trail of rare blood clots

On Wednesday the EU’s EMA and UK’s JCVI announced a suspected correlation between...

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Post-Covid outcomes after release from hospital

After last year’s first wave of covid-19 in the UK, individuals who had been discharged...

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Science on the side of a new volcano

Sightseers and social media scrollers have flocked to the slopes of Fagradalsfjall, a volcano...

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Science on the side of a new volcano

Sightseers and social media scrollers have flocked to the slopes of Fagradalsfjall, a volcano...

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