Optimism in the Face of Reality
We explore the neurological basis of boundless optimism in this Naked Scientists NewsFlash, so fill your glasses to the top! We'll also hear how Earth got its water, how a bacteria-busting chemical keeps injured arteries open, and get a run down of this year's Nobel prizes!
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The scientific explanation for rose-tinted spectacles...
A comet not far from Earth has shed some light on how our planet could have come by much of its water, a new study has revealed.
This week has seen the announcment of the 2011 Nobel Prizes, so we invited BBC science correspondent Victoria Gill to walk us through who got what, where and when, and why...
Researchers have discovered a chemical signal secreted by blood cells that prevents arteries from furring up again following injury or angioplasty.
The opening a the largest ground telescope ever built, A probe planning a journey to the Sun and the revival of chivalry...in crickets.