How the Turtle Got its Shell
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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Darwin meets Hip hop at Baba Brinkman unveils his Rap Guide to Evolution at Cambridge University's Darwin Festival...
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...