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Tiktaalik

... birds, mammals and even us. So this is part of our own, albeit very ancient, evolutionary past. The discovery's ... of bones that compare very closely to the bones in our own wrist, in our own hand. And so in that sense, it's a real mosaic. It tells ...

Chimp Grunt Refer To Different Food

... about the world. One of the really key things about our own language is that we use words to refer to things in the ... with the correct behaviour and give alarm calls of their own. If it's a juvenile, they might look up to check if ...

Human Papilloma Virus And a Cervical Cancer Vaccine

... the virus's replication, when the virus is making its own DNA, and the virus proteins are expressed at the wrong ... - So you can actually cure animals and dogs from their own infections if they actually had it? Margaret - You can ...

Creatures of The Deep Sea

... is that 80 to 90% of animals in the deep sea produce their own light; that is they are bioluminescent. If you go down ... this evolutionary niche and are now producing their own light which is red, which means that they can essentially ...

The Survival of Languages

... but it doesn't follow that you have to give up your own language in order to learn that bigger language of wider ... has cultural value for people to be able to maintain their own cultures and languages while participating in the wider ...

Echolocation And The Greater Moustached Bat

... hearing in my head? Why is it that we as humans hear our own sounds so differently? Ian - I suppose because the bones ... frequencies. Most of the sound that we hear from our own voices is through something called sound conduction. This ...

Three New Planets Around Star Hd69830

... All stars are moving across space and each star has its own velocity in space, and so when observed from the Earth we ... Much closer to the star than, for example, Mercury in our own Solar System. Then the second planet orbits in 30 days ...

Ancient Antarctica And Six-foot Penguins

... Jane - Yeah it's a very specific, small, climate of it's own above Antarctica. I always think of it as a big deep ... thick and it's just sitting there. It's so big it has it's own internal freezer in it. Chris - Now the last vestige of ...

The Aaas And Genetically Modified Potatoes

... that involves the use of a bacterium that will insert its own DNA naturally into plant cells of the plant that it ... have been disarmed so that they are not inserting their own DNA but rather inserting the DNA of interest. The other ...

Dealing with Pain

... of seem to get used to it and almost seem to reset their own thermostat if you like. Once they've been on drugs for a ... procedures that have not insignificant risks of their own. Dr Cathy Stannard, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol How ...

The Importance of Conservation

... as well as letting people exploit resources for their own economic benefit? Graham - Yes, I don't think this is ...

What Is Bse And How Is it Spread?

... not caused by a bacteria or a virus but by on eof our own proteins folding abnormally. It extremely rarely folds ...

The MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) Problem

... healthy people. When we have a cut, it is usually our own Staphylococcus that infects us. The MRSA strain was first ...

Unlocking The Science Behind Grandma's Remedies

... concentrating on British plants. We've been neglecting our own back garden because we've been so busy looking at ...

How a Nuclear Power Station Works

Kat - Now we've just been hearing about radiation in your own home, but what about the stuff that creates ...

Prize Winner At The London Weather Centre

... to the London Weather Centre and learned how to do their own weather report. So here making her radio debut and ...

Where Meteorites Come From

... four kilometres thick, and it's creeping out under its own weight. Icebergs are breaking off around the edge of ...

Societies in The Sahara

... that? Nick - Whenever I get the opportunity I pursue my own field research which is at the moment focussed on the ...

How Algae Get Their Vitamins

... fact that algae aren't completely able to live on their own. This is because they require a source of vitamins. In ...

Fighting Fraud With Light

... credit card and virtually every item in the world has it's own secret fingerprint. Now we don't have to put those ...

Anatomy For Beginners

... Anybody interested in biology and curious about their own body will like it. Kat - What's your favourite part of ...

Avoiding Armageddon

... would break apart and come back together again under its own gravitational pull. It would then still be coming at us, ...

The Science of Superconductivity

... the electrons are moving around and doing their own thing without taking much notice of each other. You now ...

"Whats Science Ever Done for Us?" What the Simpsons Can Teach Us About Physics, Robots, Life and the Universe

... behind it. For example, in one episode Lisa invents her own perpetual motion machine and Homer gets obsessed by it ...