Science Extra: 2019 in health from The Science Show
From The Science Show - Recapping the dangers of vaping and e-cigarettes, and the latest trials aimed at warding off Alzheimer's disease. Plus what's ahead in health news for 2020?
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Science Extra: 2019 in health 2019-12-25 10:00:00 Recapping the dangers of vaping and e-cigarettes, and the latest trials aimed at warding off Alzheimer's disease. Plus what's ahead in health news for 2020? 18 minutes, 1
Science Extra: 2019 in space 2020-01-15 10:00:00 The first image of a black hole, Apollo 11 celebrations, and the successes and failures of 2019's satellite missions. Plus what to expect from the Mars-bound missions in 2020.
Science Extra: 2019 in environment 2020-01-08 10:00:00 Droughts, fires, and discussions around climate change intensified in 2019. A recap of the year in environment news, and a glimpse of what's to come in 2020.
Science Extra: 2019 in science 2020-01-01 10:00:00 From quantum 'supremacy' to deep life, catch up on the big themes from a busy year of science. Plus will scientists build a brand new eukaryote in 2020?
Science Extra: 2019 in health 2019-12-25 10:00:00 Recapping the dangers of vaping and e-cigarettes, and the latest trials aimed at warding off Alzheimer's disease. Plus what's ahead in health news for 2020?
Big themes for 2020 - Youth, identity, climate, AI and always, birds. 2019-12-13 17:05:01 * Zofia bids farewell to her school days
* Roots revives early memories of racial abuse for science writer Michael Brooks
* Bird Haven festival celebrates the joy of birds
* Move aside big banana and big prawn, here comes the big periodic table
* Is there life beyond carbon?
* Marilyn Renfree - Academy honours a lifetime of research
* The march of artificial Intelligence
Seaweed, sex and nano 2019-11-29 17:05:35 Nanotechnology brings new challenges, new solutions
Quantum computing promises new computing capabilities
Micro algae show potential to replace fossil fuel-based products
Heartbreak pain is like physical pain to the brain
Ode to Antarctica
PLC student Phoebe Adam honoured in 2019 Bragg Student Prize for Science Writing
Uglies, parrots and Leonardo da Vinci 2019-11-22 17:05:18 Why climate change denial persists
Abbotsleigh student Arwyn Stone wins 2019 Bragg Student Prize for Science Writing
Ugly animals on parade in the Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Ugly Animals
Insurance policy for frogs in decline
Increasing the efficiency of silicon solar panels
Celebrating Leonardo da Vinci
Thinking Like a Parrot
Dinos, Denisovans and tipping complexity 2019-11-15 17:05:18 Self-interest preventing progress on world problems
It wasn't an instant goodnight for all when the asteroid hit
Emptying the dustbin to assemble the Iguanodontian tree
Opalised dinosaur to star in a film and a new museum
Tracing distribution of ancient humans
A new approach to treating pancreatic cancer
Ancient reefs reveal early history of life on Earth
Where are the birds? And mould-breaking young scientists 2019-11-08 17:05:07 After 180 years, suddenly we know more about breasts
Magic mushroom compound psilocybin shows promise for treatment of anxiety and depression
How to build affection for city rivers
Insects feeling the heat of changing climate
Oxford encourages swifts with a tower of nesting boxes
Birds threatened by rapid climate change
Unnatural Selection explores and compares selective breeding with natural selection
Is nuclear safe? Plus, a stroll through the science of secrets 2019-11-01 18:05:28 Gerry Thomas questions our fear of nuclear power
Could California save the Tarkine by leasing it?
The University of Newcastle looks at new uni model, new energy options
Electrolysis may help pull carbon dioxide from the atmosphere
Look at our beautiful website! You can trust us!
British grapes roasted by extreme heat
London's Science Museum presents Top Secret: From ciphers to cyber security
Growing fish near old power stations 2019-10-18 18:05:55 Latrobe Valley aquifer could power new industries
New efficiencies coming for the mining industry
Eucs a new source of graphene
Prime Minister's Prizes for Science 2019
Should we communicate with ET?
Transformed coal brings promise of new smart industries 2019-10-11 18:05:20 Nobel Prizes 2019
PhD candidate investigates proteins and DNA in resistant breast cancer cells
Newcastle University helps city move from smokestacks to innovative industries
Transforming coal to a high value resource, not one that is burnt for 10c per
Warming England has mice on the move
Robots allow scientists a few more hours sleep
How physics inspires and consoles Tim Radford
Manoush's Favorites: Gender, Power, And Fairness We're hard at work on new episodes of the TED Radio Hour, which will start rolling out in March. In the meantime, new host Manoush Zomorodi shares some of her favorite episodes of the show. This episode originally aired on February 1, 2019.The Me Too movement has changed the way we think and talk about gender discrimination. This hour, TED speakers explore how the conversation has moved beyond a hashtag, and where we go from here. Guests include Me Too movement founder Tarana Burke, actor and activist Ashley Judd, writer Laura Bates, and anti-sexism educator Jackson Katz.
#552 The First Cell This week we take a closer look at what cancer is, how it works, and what makes it so hard to treat without shying away or ignoring the human experience of cancer for patients and their families. We talk with Dr Azra Raza, oncologist, Professor of Medicine, Director of the MDS Center at Columbia University, and author of the new book "The First Cell and the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last".
The Other Latif: Episode 3 The Other Latif
Radiolab's Latif Nasser always believed his name was unique, singular, completely his own. Until one day when he makes a bizarre and shocking discovery. He shares his name with another man: Abdul Latif Nasser, detainee 244 at Guantanamo Bay. The U.S. government paints a terrifying picture of The Other Latif as Al-Qaeda's top explosives expert, and one of the most important advisors to Osama bin Laden. Nasser's lawyer claims that he was at the wrong place at the wrong time, and that he was never even in Al-Qaeda. This clash leads Radiolab's Latif into a years-long investigation, picking apart evidence, attempting to separate fact from fiction, and trying to uncover what this man actually did or didn't do. Along the way, Radiolab's Latif reflects on American values and his own religious past, and wonders how his namesake, a fellow nerdy, suburban Muslim kid, may have gone down such a strikingly different path.
Episode 3: Sudan
Latif turns his focus to Sudan, where his namesake spent time working on a sunflower farm. A sunflower farm owned... by Osama bin Laden. Latif scrutinizes the evidence to try to discover whether - as Abdul Latif's lawyer insists - it was just an innocent clerical job, or whether - as the government alleges - it was what turned him into an extremist fighter.
This episode was produced by Suzie Lechtenberg, Sarah Qari, and Latif Nasser. With help from Niza Nondo and Maaki Monem. Fact checking by Diane Kelly and Margot Williams. Editing by Jad Abumrad and Soren Wheeler. Original music by Jad Abumrad, Alex Overington, Jeremy Bloom, and Amino Belyamani.
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