In BBC Inside Science, Adam Rutherford, colleagues and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
On this week's episode:
- Gaia launch: Interviews with Jonathan Amos and Professor Gerry Gilmore on the ambitious Gaia launch. Find out more about the Gaia mission with our 60 second video and article on the Galactic Census.
- Antimicrobials: Impact of the FDA's rule to determine safety and effectiveness of 'antibacterial' soaps.
- Mesolithic site: How does peat bog acidity threatens the priceless artefacts.
- Octocopter: Introduction to an advanced crop sensing drone.
Listen to Inside Science
Tune in to BBC Radio 4 on Thursday 19 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.