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How space affects women and men differently

BBC Science & Environment - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 16:48
BBC Radio 5 Live speaks to a space gynaecologist about the impact of space travel on female astronauts.

Neanderthal 'glue' points to complex thinking

BBC Science & Environment - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 13:44
A Neanderthal tool from the Netherlands bears traces of ancient "glue".

Female astronauts answer questions from orbit

BBC Science & Environment - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 12:47
US astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch answer questions about their all-female space walk.

Climate change: Peatlands 'turning into carbon sources'

BBC Science & Environment - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 10:33
Scientists call for urgent action to prevent peatlands drying out and releasing vast stores of carbon.

Prime editing: DNA tool could correct 89% of genetic defects

BBC Science & Environment - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 08:00
New technology - called prime editing - is like a "genetic word processor" able to re-write DNA.

Dementia in football: Ex-players three and a half times more likely to die of condition

BBC Science & Environment - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 07:55
Former professional footballers are three and a half times more likely to die of dementia than people of the same age range in the general population, according to new research.

Are electric cars as 'green' as you think?

BBC Science & Environment - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 02:36
The lithium powering electric vehicles is found deep beneath the salt flats of Argentina

Black hole scientist Dr Katie Bouman on trolling and teamwork

BBC Science & Environment - Sun, 10/20/2019 - 16:00
Dr Katie Bouman's photo of the moment she saw her first black hole image went viral - but it wasn't all good.
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