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The Nobel Prizes

This week, the Nobel Prizes for medicine, physics and chemistry were awarded. Here's your quickfire …
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Invasive Species

It's official: the UK has a slug problem. This week, researchers from the John Innes Centre in Norwi…
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Science of Baking

This week saw the final of the Great British Bake Off, a television programme in which 13 people spe…
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Giant animals

This week archaeologists in Queensland, Australia, found part of a fossil from an ancient platypus t…
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What is opium

This week, reports suggest that the 2013 opium harvest in Central and South Asia was the largest on …
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World Toilet Day

The 19th November was World Toilet Day. Established in 2001, the event seeks to draw attention to gl…
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Exploring Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Mars in August 2012, and it has spent that past 15 months exploring a region of the planet called Gale Crater. This week the team running the rover reported on what they've found so far, and so here's your Quick Fire Science about our planetary next door neighbour with Dominic Ford and Hannah Critchlow.
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Renewable energy generation

The UK government has this week announced changes to its subsidies for renewable energy generation. But how much energy does the UK generate using renewables? Here's your quickfire science on renewable energy with Dominic Ford and Dave Ansell.
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Polar Vortices

This week, Hell literally froze over, as the small Michigan town of Hell experienced temperatures of minus 17 degrees Celsius. And Hell wasn't alone temperatures across the United States have plummeted to record lows as cold air from the Arctic has reached much lower latitudes than is usual. To explain how this has come about, here's your Quick Fire Science about the polar vortices with Kate Lamble and Dominic Ford

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