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Twice-monthly reports about scientific developments in biology, archaeology, health or environment (broadcast on friday).

  • 00:51 Euronews Science - 'Most Earth-like planet yet' may be habitable, NASA scientists say

    Euronews Science - 'Most Earth-like planet yet' may be habitable, NASA scientists say

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    Scientists have discovered there may be life on an Earth-like planet in a far off solar system. It's the first time such a find has been made of a planet that closely resembles our own. Astronomer Thomas Barclay is part of the discovery team. While we may

  • 00:53 Euronews Science - Scientists chose site for Rosetta probe landing on comet

    Euronews Science - Scientists chose site for Rosetta probe landing on comet

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    Scientists have pinpointed exactly where they want to land a probe on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as it moves through space, in their bid to discover more about the origins of planet Earth. The Rosetta spacecraft has been orbiting the comet since Augu

  • 04:11 euronews science - French sound alpine glacier alarm

    euronews science - French sound alpine glacier alarm

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    http://www.euronews.net/ Around the globe, in all latitudes, at all altitudes, glaciers are receding and disappearing at a rapid pace. At a speed that often exceeds even the most alarmist previsions made a few years ago. This tendency has been recently co

  • 09:11 euronews science - Eliminating measles - personal stories

    euronews science - Eliminating measles - personal stories

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    http://www.euronews.com/ Nastasia has made a spectacular recovery. Just a year ago she was in a coma after contracting measles. The 16-year-old who lives in Valence, in southeastern France, suddenly complained of a sore throat, red spots appeared and she

  • 02:11 euronews science - Sams  : where renewable energy rules the roost

    euronews science - Sams : where renewable energy rules the roost

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    http://www.euronews.com/ The tiny, Danish island Samsø, is garnering a rather big reputation as a leading 'sustainable energy island'. In 1997 the Danish Energy Agency gave it the tough task of eschewing all forms of non renewable power, in favour of gree

  • 02:13 euronews science - Tuscany raises glass to biodynamic wine-growing

    euronews science - Tuscany raises glass to biodynamic wine-growing

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    http://www.euronews.com/ Tuscany is home to some of Italy's best wines but change is afoot in the centuries-old industry. Some wine-makers are swapping to a biodynamic way of farming; a cultivation method that, like organic agriculture, shuns pesticides b

  • 02:05 euronews science - Encouraging progress in Parkinson's therapy

    euronews science - Encouraging progress in Parkinson's therapy

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    http://www.euronews.com/ British scientists claim tests for a new treatment for Parkinson's disease have proved encouraging. The therapy introduces three genes into the brain to boost levels of a chemical that sufferers lack. Doctors in Cambridge have not

  • 02:02 euronews science - Fight to make OK coral

    euronews science - Fight to make OK coral

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    http://www.euronews.com/ The idyllic view of coral in Guadeloupe is a myriad of colours playing host to exotic tropical fish. Just a few hundred metres away, though, it is a different story. There, it is a reef in agony. Pollution, overfishing and climate

  • 02:01 euronews science - A dark chocolate a day keeps the doctor away

    euronews science - A dark chocolate a day keeps the doctor away

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    http://www.euronews.net/ Not only does it taste delicious but eating dark chocolate is positively good for you. It has long been linked to lower blood pressure and a reduced risk of heart disease but now a study by Swedish scientists say it could lower th

  • 02:08 euronews science - New earth-like planet discovered

    euronews science - New earth-like planet discovered

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    http://www.euronews.net/ Scientists have confirmed the discovery of a new planet similar to earth. According to NASA, Kepler 22-b lies 600 light years away and is roughly 2.5 times the size of earth, with an average temperature of 22C.

  • 04:01 euronews science - Algae, friend or foe?

    euronews science - Algae, friend or foe?

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    http://www.euronews.net/ Is it the fuel of the future or an expensive annoyance? Scientists are having a field day extolling the many wonders of seaweed while others are making waves combating algae's cloggy side effects in Australian lakes. One thing is

  • 02:36 euronews science : Astrophysicist Margherita Hack on an infinite universe

    euronews science : Astrophysicist Margherita Hack on an infinite universe

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    http://www.euronews.net/ Continuing our series with the eminent 90-year-old Italian astrophysicist Margherita Hack, euronews asked whether she thought the universe was finite or infinite?

  • 04:29 euronews science - Mobile phone cancer connection

    euronews science - Mobile phone cancer connection

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    http://www.euronews.net/ There are 5 billion mobile phones in the world. Many people, especially the young, use mobile phones without taking into account the alleged potential health risks involved. But since last May the International Agency for Research

  • 02:11 euronews science - Fishy find for Peru reef divers

    euronews science - Fishy find for Peru reef divers

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    http://www.euronews.com/ Deep in the Pacific Ocean, on coral reefs off the coast of Peru, scientists have found three rare types of starfish. Researchers, who were diving from Punta Sal, in the north of the country, were unaware that the species even exis

  • 01:06 Italy: Scientists 'horrified' by L'Aquila earthquake verdict

    Italy: Scientists 'horrified' by L'Aquila earthquake verdict

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    http://www.euronews.com/ The decision to hand six year jail sentences to six seismologists for underestimating the risk of an earthquake that struck Italy three years ago has been widely condemned. Fellow scientists say they are horrified by the manslaugh

  • 02:01 euronews science - Precious Venom

    euronews science - Precious Venom

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    http://www.euronews.com/ Venom from snakes is highly needed, both for producing antidotes and for scientific research. In fact, each year snake bites kill more people than cholera, around 100,000 across the globe. One company, based in south-eastern Franc

  • 02:01 Flying with birds - science

    Flying with birds - science

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    http://www.euronews.com/ In France, ornithologist Christian Moullec pilots his microlight, flying with a flock of birds. He has spent years training them to follow him in order to show them migratory routes which avoid hunters with guns. His idea is to su

  • 02:11 euronews science - Breaking the Indonesian rice habit

    euronews science - Breaking the Indonesian rice habit

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    http://www.euronews.com/ Indonesians eat more rice per person than almost anywhere else in the world. But rice prices are rising, while many wages are going down, leading to worries over food security. Scientists at the Bogor Agricultural Institute have d

  • 02:14 euronews science - A black hole awaits its galactic dinner

    euronews science - A black hole awaits its galactic dinner

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    http://www.euronews.com/ A huge gas cloud is floating through our Milky Way. Its end is near. It is going to be swallowed up by a great black hole. Astronomers at the Max Planck Institute in Munich, discovered this future collision and now they have the c

  • 02:26 euronews science - Looking for life beyond earth

    euronews science - Looking for life beyond earth

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    http://www.euronews.com/ In February this year an international team of scientists confirmed the existence of a very special planet which could have the perfect conditions for supporting life. It is orbiting around a red dwarf star every 28 days and is ju

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