BBC Inside Science

BBC Inside Science

BBC Radio 4

A weekly programme that illuminates the mysteries and challenges the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.

Categories: Science & Medicine

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Despite being home to our early ancestors, attempts to find evidence of early burials in Africa have proved unsuccessful. That is until now. Professor María Martinón-Torres explains how findings from a 78,000-year-old Kenyan grave shed light on how our ancestors related to the dead. In keeping with the theme of clues from the past, Cardiff University academics have been studying the remains of crew who drowned on King Henry VIII’s favourite ship, the Mary Rose. As it turns out, Tudor England was more ethnically diverse than we previously thought. Victoria Gill speaks with University of Oxford researcher Dr Mehreen Datoo about a promising new malaria vaccine which was shown to be 77% effective in early trials. And Dr Nir Grossman, explains how his team at Imperial College London has been synchronising electrical pulses with rogue brain waves to treat tremors.

Previous episodes

  • 408 - Early burials, diversity in Tudor England, a malaria vaccine, and rogue brain waves 
    Thu, 06 May 2021
  • 407 - Dragonfly on Titan, Retreating Glaciers, Surge Testing, Acoustic lighthouses 
    Thu, 29 Apr 2021
  • 406 - Coronavirus variants and vaccines, climate change resistant coffee, dare to repair and how to get rid of moths 
    Thu, 22 Apr 2021
  • 405 - Blood clots, grieving and the emotion of screams 
    Thu, 15 Apr 2021
  • 404 - Disobedient particles, noisy gorillas, sharks and fictional languages 
    Thu, 08 Apr 2021
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