This Way Up
Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime09/04/15
The Scottish crime writer Val McDermid's latest book is all about the history and science of forensics; from detecting poisonings to fingerprints, facial reconstruction, and DNA analysis.
Herbicides and antibiotic resistance
Dr Brigitta Kurenbach and Dr Jack Heinemann at the University of Canterbury are studying how the use of common weedkillers is contributing to the problem of antibiotic resistance.
Tech news: Fishpond, wireless charging
Technology news with Peter Griffin. The online retailer Fishpond gets a big fine for selling illegal electronics, and a tech giant pushes to make our homes and offices truly wireless.
This Way Up for 5 September 2015: Part 2
Technology news, pesticides and antibiotic resistance, and Val McDermid's study of forensic science.
Cracking the Genetic Code
Matthew Cobb is the author of Life's Greatest Secret: The Race to Crack the Genetic Code.
Missions to Mars
Stephen Petranek considers How We'll Live on Mars.
This Way Up for 5 September 2015: Part 1
Mars missions and DNA discovery.
Microbes and premature birth
Professor David Relman of Stanford University is looking at the link between microbes and premature birth.
Science: flu vaccines
Dr Chris Smith on an artificial form of photosynthesis that can turn carbon dioxide into methane gas and Dutch scientists think they've found a vaccine that can protect from all sorts of different strains of flu.
Nick Davies' cuckoos
The English naturalist Nick Davies has been watching the cuckoo for over 30 years and his book 'Cuckoo: Cheating by Nature' is published by Bloomsbury.
This Way Up 29 August 2015: Part 2
Cuckoos, flu vaccines and and the potential link between microbes and premature birth.
Peter Griffin with technology news and You Tube launches its own gaming channel. Also the Government wants to explore 'digital convergence' and Facebook will start using real people to help you find products and services.
Bronwen Connor and her team at the University of Auckland are looking at ways of reprogramming human cells with the aim or treating brain injuries and diseases like Parkinson's and Huntington's.
The role of dance in helping people who suffer from stroke, Parkinson's disease and other neurological conditions. Rachel Horwell offers Dance for PD classes. Cheryl Cameron and Ian Jenkins add a Latin flavour with their Therapeutic Tango for...
This Way Up 29 August 2015: Part 1
Therapeutic dance, reprogramming human cells and tech news.
Tsetse fly traps
Scientists are fighting tsetse flies and the sleeping sickness they spread using the colour blue. Professor Steve Torr from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine is using this knowledge to design better flytraps.
Israel: startup nation
Peter Griffin's in Israel looking at how it's become a 'start up nation'.
The Triumph of Seeds
'The Triumph of Seeds' is the name of Thor Hanson's book describing how grains, nuts, kernels, pulses and pips have shaped human history.
This Way Up 22 August 2015: Part 2
The Triumph of Seeds, Israel startup nation, and fighting the tsetse fly using the colour blue.
Animals and drones
Mark Ditmer is a researcher at the University of Minnesota who's using heart rate monitors to study the reaction of black bears to drones.
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