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Naked Scientists NewsFLASH episode

Sun, 26th Jun 2011

Cluster-Flock Fatigues Pigeons

Flock of birds in flight (c) Kumon @ wikipedia

In this week's Naked Scientists NewsFlash, a new TB vaccination that stands out on it's own, how babies make sense of broken toys, and why flying in a flock may be exhausting for pigeons.  Plus, how a nap in a hammock leads to deeper sleep.

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In this edition of Naked Scientists NewsFLASH

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  • 00:27 - TB Booster Better Off Alone

    A new study has shown that a breakthrough vaccine against tuberculosis may be more effective when given alone, rather than alongside other vaccines.

  • 04:08 - Is it Me? Decision Making Babies

    Also in the news this week, 16 month old babies can use limited evidence to decide if they have been given a faulty toy, or are just using the toy incorrectly, according to a study published this week in the journal Science.

  • 16:58 - Rocking to a Good Night's Sleep

    Researchers from France and Switzerland have discovered that the rocking motion found in cradles and hammocks not only lulls people to sleep more, but also encourages deeper sleep...



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