Science NewsFLASH

Naked Scientists NewsFLASH episode

Sun, 12th Jul 2009

How the Turtle Got its Shell

Turtle (c) Mila Zinkova

On this weeks Newsflash we hear how the development of salt-tolerant GM crops could help to feed the world and how branching blood vessels could stop you getting the best from statins. Also how the turtle got it's shell and Darwin meets hip hop in the rap guide to evolution. Plus we look back to 1867 and the first explosive demonstration of dynamite...

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  • 18:46 - This week in science history - The first demonstration of dynamite

    This week in science history saw, in 1867, Alfred Nobel first demonstrate dynamite in the UK, at Merstham Quarry in Surrey. Nobel had invented dynamite two years earlier and this demonstration was the first step towards a lucrative UK patent for the substance...

 

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