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Naked Scientists NewsFLASH episode

Sun, 23rd Aug 2009

Proteins, Rice, Megacities and Malaria

Tokyo (c) Ichtrinken

In this weeks NewsFlash we hear how protein mimics can be used to fight HIV, that just one gene is the key to fighting off fungus, why megacities are alive and that malaria may have met its match.  Plus we look back to this week in science history and the violent eruption of Krakatoa...

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  • 09:03 - This week in science history - The eruption of Krakatoa

    This week in science history saw, in 1883, the catastrophic eruption of Krakatoa in Indonesia. The eruption and subsequent pyroclastic flows and tsunami killed at least 40 thousand people, destroyed towns and villages and had effects on global climate for several years...

 

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