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OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Coral reef acoustics and DNA in space

Updated Thursday 11th December 2014

Delve into the world of science news with BBC Inside Science. 

In BBC Inside Science, Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.

On this week's programme:

Rosetta update: Kathrin Altwegg, Rosina principal investigator, will be talking about water findings from the Rosina instrument which has been designed to determine the gas properties and composition of the atmosphere and ionosphere of comet 67P.
 
DNA survival on rockets: Lewis Dartnell, astrobiologist at Leicester University, comments on the survival of traces of DNA during an expedition into space, and the implications.
 
Sea soundscapes: What do underwater sounds tell us about the behaviour of marine species?
 
Coral reef sounds: Julius Piercy from Exeter University talks about how the sounds of coral reefs may help restore damaged reefs. 
 
Science of Fashion: An interview with Professor Tony Ryan on the science of fashion. 
 
Want to share your views on any of the topics discussed in the programme? Use the comments function on this page or talk about the programme on Twitter using the #insidescience hashtag. 

Listen to Inside Science

Tune in to BBC Radio 4 on Thursday 11 December at 16:30 to listen to this week's programme. More information and a link to listen again later will be available from the BBC's Inside Science pages.  

 

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