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Professor Paul Hadley of the International Cocoa Quarantine Centre in Reading, England is trying to safeguard the world's future cocoa and chocolate supply.
Adam Hill of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is leading an Australian project harnessing computer power to model hundreds of thousands of heart beats to stop deaths from arrhythmia.
Athol McCredie, Te Papa's Curator of Photography, is trying to track down the backstory of some interesting photos in its collection.
Naked Science: new pesticides and less sticky mucus
The latest science news with Dr Chris Smith of The Naked Scientists; a new approach to pesticides, and a way of making mucus less sticky.
Apps for the blind
Jonathan Mosen helps ustest some smartphone apps that can help blind people identify the food in their cupboards.
Tech: filesharing and global internet
Technology news with Peter Griffin. This week, nearly 5000 Australian IP addresses are targeted for alleged illegal filesharing. Also a new study by Facebook suggests we might not get to 4 billion global internet users anytime soon.
Tattoo removal cream
Alec Falkenham of Dalhousie University in Canada has invented a new tattoo removal cream.
Micro location technology
iBeacon 'micro location' technology lets retailers communicate with the smartphone in your pocket. Tim Andrew of Localz is working on the technology in Australia and the UK.
Dr Chris Smith with the latest science news. This week, using nanoparticles to unclog narrow arteries, and a study showing babies born to teenage dads are more likely to experience birth defects.
Birds: white-fronted Terns
Hugh Robertson finds a flock of white-fronted Terns, or sea swallows.
The first African cycling team will compete in this year's Tour de France. Tim Lewis is the author of 'Land of Second Chances: The Impossible Rise of Rwanda's Cycling Team'.
Tech: Neon and drones
Peter Griffin on Sky's streaming video-on-demand service, Neon. Also, proposed laws governing drones in the US could rule out Amazon's new delivery service.
Could your heart be killing you?
Neurobiologist Professor Jonathan Stone from Sydney University says the billions of beats your heart makes over your lifetime damage your brain, and are a major cause of dementia.
Simon Smuts-Kennedy of Hills Hats. The business has been making head furniture for 140 years.
Ethical foie gras
A European farmer claims to be producing foie gras the natural way. Trevor Baker went along to meet him.
Spain: Breathalysing pedestrians
Ashifa Kassam lives and works in Spain where there are plans to breathalyse pedestrians. Also wine researchers are trying to preserve the country's rare grape varieties.
Dr Chris Smith of The Naked Scientists on the physics of popcorn, smart insulin, and the prospect of a breath-test for Parkinson's disease.
Paul Westerhoff of Arizona State University has shown that a community of one million people produces precious metals worth up to US$13 million a year in its sewage. So how do they get there... and how do we get them out?!
Professor Chris Toumazou explores how technology can be used to manipulate the body's communication systems to improve our health.
Professor Leslie Lyons of the University of Missouri is leading the 99 Lives project, a plan to sequence the domestic cat gene in order to fight the diseases that are affecting them, and us.
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