BOOM! The Bang behind the bomb, and how to stop it
Things get a little dangerous as we don our body armour and head out into the battlefield. How do explosives work and what can we do to protect against them? We take a sneak peek at AnUBIS, a device that uses donated human body parts to help to understand the injuries an explosion can cause, and we investigate bomb-proof materials that could also be used in sports. Plus, in the news, why antibiotics at an early age might make you fat, the comet with a cave inside, and why you shouldn't marry your cousin...
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A study on young mice suggests that antibiotic use might be making
children more likely to become obese.
The Royal Society in London comes alive with a week-long exhibition
showcasing the very latest in cutting edge science from around the UK.
Clusters of pits observed on the surface of comet 67P-Churyumov-Gerasimenko by the Rosetta probe hint at a hollow interior
People who inherit the same versions of certain genes from their mum and their dad are likely to be shorter and do less well at school...
It’s not just embarrassment or blushing that makes a lady redden: women
also become subtly redder when they are ovulating...
Explosives have been used for over 1000 years, but what makes an
explosive and how do they work?
How much damage can an explosion cause and how can we measure it?
What can we do to stop explosives from causing injury?
Body armour is a key weapon in the fight against explosives and can be made from all kinds of materials from ceramics to spider silk.
What's the most expensive element on Earth? I'm reasonably sure it's not gold, maybe platinum or palladium.
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