In BBC Inside Science, Dr 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:
- US Government shutdown, with Matt Hourihan from the American Association for the Advancement of Science
- Nobel Prize winners, with Peter Higgs
- Butterflies, climate records at the Natural History Museum
- Applied statistics, aircraft noise and cardiovascular disease links
Listen to Inside Science
Tune in to BBC Radio 4 on Thursday 10 October 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.