How To Communicate Science Effectively With Professor Yotam Ophir
In this Teach Me in 10, Professor Ophir explains the different narratives often used to communicate science and what impact these narratives can have on the general public's perception of scientific research. He also provides useful tips and tricks on how to communicate science effectively.
The World Has a Receipt Problem
The receipts you take home from the store employ a printing method that’s been around since the 1970s. Not only do these inks fade easily, but receipts that use them aren’t recyclable, and could even be dangerous to your health. Now, scientists are developing a safer alternative.
Why More Men Die From West Nile Virus With Dr. Sarah Rosen
In this week’s Teach Me in 10, we are joined by Dr. Sarah Rosen. Why does the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus affect men more severely than women? Rosen outline swhy sex differences in a type of immune cell in the brain, called microglia, might underlie these different outcomes.
UK Doctor Switches to 80% Ultra-Processed Food Diet For 30 Days
When Dr Chris van Tulleken embarked on an ultra-processed 30-day diet to uncover what effect it has on our bodies, the results leave him and the scientists in shock!
The Curious Case of Pigeon Beaks
Centuries of interbreeding taught early pigeon fanciers that beak length was likely regulated by just a few heritable factors. Yet modern geneticists have failed to solve Darwin’s mystery by pinpointing the molecular machinery controlling short beaks—until now.
Kill More Germs by Cleaning… Less?
There’s clean, and then there’s CLEAN. Even if something looks clean, it might still be harboring microbes – many of them harmless, some of them definitely not. With most of the ways that we clean and disinfect — that is, kill germs — the clean doesn’t last as long as you might think.
How Neanderthal Are You? Tracing Our Genetic Ancestry
Scientists examining the evolutionary history recorded within our DNA are uncovering the global human story in greater detail. Watch the film to discover what DNA analyses taught six well-known figures, Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Clive Anderson, Bill Bailey, Kevin Fong, Alice Roberts and Sian Williams about their genetic ancestry.
A Badge That Measures Exposures to Dangerous Chemicals
Researchers have developed a new personal air-sampling system that can detect more than 100 different compounds in one device.
The Island of the Last Surviving Mammoths
The Wrangel Island mammoths would end up being the final survivors of a once widespread genus. In their final years, after having thrived in many parts of the world for millions of years, the very last mammoths that ever lived experienced what’s known as a mutational meltdown.
How Science Is Fixing Recycling's Grossest Problem
A new technique, called dissolution recycling, uses finely controlled conditions of temperature and pressure to eliminate ALL of the contaminants embedded in plastic. This could enable polypropylene to be recycled without the lingering bad smells that are currently problematic.