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Discovery explores today's most significant scientific discoveries and talks to the scientists behind them .

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Unbreathable

Published Sun, 29 Nov 2015 16:00:00 -0800

The shock news 3 months ago, that Volkswagen had used defeat devices to circumvent emissions tests in the United States has ...

Future of Biodiversity

Published Sun, 22 Nov 2015 16:00:00 -0800

"I'm determined to prove botany is not the 'Cinderella of science'". That is what Professor Kathy Willis, director of Science ...

Problems of Developing Drugs

Published Sun, 15 Nov 2015 16:00:00 -0800

Patrick Vallance is something of a rare breed - a game-keeper turned poacher; an academic who has moved over into industry. And ...

The Genetics of Intelligence

Published Sun, 08 Nov 2015 16:00:00 -0800

Professor Robert Plomin talks to Jim al-Khalili about what makes some people smarter than others and why he is fed up with the ...

How to make an awesome surf wave?

Published Sun, 01 Nov 2015 16:00:00 -0800

Can we make better surfing waves than the wild ocean, asks marine biologist and writer Helen Scales. Helen loves surfing but ...