Two Suns in the Sky?

Straight from the horse's mouth, or cow's stomach, this week how scientists have found the genetic clue to better biofuels; also, the brain basis of addiction, the cause...
28 January 2011
Presented by Chris Smith

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 Image of the supergiant star Betelgeuse obtained with the NACO adaptive optics instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope. The use of NACO combined with a so-called “lucky imaging” technique, allowed the astronomers to obtain the sharpest ever image of...

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Straight from the horse's mouth, or cow's stomach, this week how scientists have found the genetic clue to better biofuels; also, the brain basis of addiction, the cause of false-positive HIV tests, what causes the colours in a peacock's feathers, is Betelgeuse about to blow up, and what's neurofibromatosis? Join Dr Chris on this week's whistlestop tour of the scientific cosmos as he looks for the answers to life, the Universe and everything...

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