Wildfires what’s the global future? Cystic Fibrosis Gene discovery 20 years on, genetics and our agricultural past, how will scientists stop the disappearance of America’s giant redwoods trees?
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This week we talk to a physicist making an impact in both science and politics. Neil Turok has worked with the world’s leading physicists on developing theories of how the universe started. He also set up AIMS, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences. Based in Cape Town AIMS is a unique institution offering postgraduate training in mathematical science to African students.
How did our universe begin? How did galaxies, stars and planets form? How did life begin and was there ever life on Mars? Why are we here? Jon Stewart investigates the big questions of the cosmos.
SciA: 26 Feb 09 Evolutionary Footsteps; Brain and Beauty; Age and Memory; African Violets and Anthrax
They are 1.5 million years old – footprints from our ancestors found in Kenya which could explain how we evolved to walk and migrate; Men and Women are obviously different but now it seems the way the decide what is beautiful or not is different too and can be seen happening in the brain; How we can combat the decline of memory in old age?; and stop the pathogens, stop the disease – what is the link between African Violets and deadly disease Anthrax?