Science in Action

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The BBC brings you all the week's science news.

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Since last May the Comoros islands in the Indian Ocean have been experiencing earthquake tremors and the island of Mayotte has sunk by more than 10cm. French geologists have set up monitoring equipment on land and the seabed to try to assess the extent of the continuing seismic activity. Our diet influences our language according to a new study on the evolution of the way we bite. Softer foods…
The world’s largest study of chimpanzee behaviour has come to the rather negative conclusion that interactions with humans decrease the range of chimpanzee behaviours and may interfere with the way in which chimp parents pass skills to their offspring. Chimps learn skills from swimming to digging for insects with sticks and exhibit a wide range of vocal communications. In environments where they…
By the year 2000, methane levels in the atmosphere were thought to have stabilised. But just a few years later, in 2007, these levels suddenly started to rise. Research suggests that the spread of intense farming in Africa may be involved, in particular in tropical regions, where conditions are becoming warmer and wetter because of climate change. The awe-inspiring Japanese Hayabusa 2 space mi…

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Podcast Details
Started
Mar 30th, 2017
Latest Episode
Mar 14th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
129
Avg. Episode Length
27 minutes

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