Sea-scorpions ruled the ancient oceans with a slicing tails. Finding the origin of the evolutionary success story of mandibles. Forget extracting DNA from dinosaur fossils, we learn of a new method using proteins to reconstruct the past.
The long goodbye to Cassini will include close encounters of a ring kind. Plus what we can learn from Oil and Gas about the bubbling lakes of Titan. As well as the tiniest ringed object in our solar system - a centaur.
What is the state of our marine ecosystems from Australia through to Japan and the Great lakes in the USA? What is happening to the Great Barrier Reef and what can we learn from islands near Japan on the future of our reef? Plus how does salting our roads impact the Great Lakes.
When are you at your most random? How do we measure random and what does it really mean to be random? Plus how underlying biases in data set can propagate through algorithms and the apps in our everyday lives.
Tiny creatures can pack a big punch but we need to be alert not alarmed. While Whitetail spiders are painful they're not as dangerous as media would have you believe. The cute blenny fish has a unique venom that can make predators chill out. Plus even plankton can hunt prey.
Against viral infection, a quick offence is the best defence. So that's where a good playbook comes in with CRISPR. Plus making sure jumping genes don't unravel your DNA.
Salt from the past can help us understand the future decrease of the Dead Sea. Plus we find out how the 2016 quakes brought New Zealand closer together (literally) along with an update on Boaty McBoatface.
Infiltrating an enemy ant empire, taking them down from the inside. Spiders working together to survive. Species surviving a climatic disaster.
The long running research efforts to save the Tasmanian devil is slowly but surely making breakthroughs. Plus the challenges of conservation as the efforts poachers go to kill animals has zoos across the world on notice.
Regenerative medicine has made some great strides include printing vascular networks and helped reconnect damaged nerves. Plus DNA activated robots that function on a molecular level.
We've discovered a treasure trove of planets around Trappist. What does that mean in the search of intelligent life across the universe? How do we find exoplanets? What other earth like planets are out there?
Studying language in the brain from the way we process words, recognise poetry and mishear with the McGurk effect. Are we hard wired to appreciate poetry? What happens when we see one sound but hear another? All this and more on Lagrange Point.
Farming becomes high-tech with electricity generating trees, farming crops of big data and robots bee-coming a polinator by swapping drone bees for drone UAVs.
What happened 470 million of years ago that has been showering us with meteorites ever since then? What connection is there between an explosion in meteorites with an explosion in life in ancient oceans? What do we know about meteorites today?
What turns hamsters into crazed cannibals? What part of the brain turns mice into hunter killers? How do plants signal when they're under attack from strange prey?
Clusters of earthquakes from Italy to Tonga. What causes these strange swarms of earthquakes and what have we learnt from the recent disasters in Italy and Tonga?
What is the Asgardian connection to the very beginning of life itself? How do we classify the different kinds of life at a cellular level? What was the spark that kicked it off? How does life survive in strange places like a glacier?
How can we bee one step ahead of bacteria in the fight against antibiotic resistance? How do bacteria hide and survive against all our countermeasures? What codes do they use?
Saving time, resetting time and adding time. To celebrate new years we focus on some time related stories of science of the brain and of the very concept of time itself.
What's the connection between Santa, General Relativity and the Doppler Effect? How can reindeer help keep the planet cool, and what magic lies inside a reindeer's nose?