Science in Action on KTTZ HD2

Science in Action is a magazine program pulling together the science issues of the week and delivering breaking science news.

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  • Thursday, July 24, 2014 2:30pm
    Apathy amongst African politicians about GM technology is costing the economy; Smartphone app is used to conduct experiments on memory, impulsivity, risk-taking & happiness; the neuron used by female flies to allow a male to mate with her is uncovered; White lies are essential to maintain strong social bonds.
  • Thursday, July 17, 2014 2:30pm
    Crowdfunded Space hackers revive an old NASA comet-chasing satellite; How anthropologists could help slow down the world’s worst Ebola outbreak in West Africa; How plants respond when caterpillars eat them; Growth of palm oil plantations could mean trouble for the population of great apes
  • Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:30pm
    New study about dust formed during the explosion of a star may give insights into the formation of planets; Senior neuroscientists sign an open letter against the Human Brain Project; Sociable birds build and share big thatches of nests, up to several metres in length and over a tonne in weight; Virtual Water is used to track the movement of water with many parts of the world becoming water-scarce
  • Thursday, July 3, 2014 2:30pm
    Increase in earthquakes due to waste water from oil extraction pumped back into the ground; Retraction of paper claiming stem cells can be made by adding acid to adult cells; NASA's new carbon dioxide seeking satellite makes it off the launch pad; The race to save thousands of ancient manuscripts rescued from Timbuktu; Is it really big news to discover a new species, Dr Tim Cockerill finds out