Tonga eruption was a seismic event felt around the World

Tonga eruption was a seismic event felt around the World

The effects of the Tonga eruption could be felt around the world. Many heard the boom of a sonic shock, and tsunami waves travelled far and wide. This programme is now available ON-Demand by visiting the Science in Action Page, it will be available until Thursday the 27th of January. It will also broadcast on Sunday the 23rd of January in…

The painless heart

The painless heart

Do you know what a painless heart is? Dr Mitch Lomax is a sports scientist at the University of Portsmouth. She helps actual Olympic swimmers get faster. She explains how most of the muscles attached to our skeletons work: Tiny fibres use small-scale cellular energy, which, when all these fibres work in concert, turns into…

Chinese New Year: Everything You Need to Know

Chinese New Year: Everything You Need to Know

The Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is China’s most important festival. It is a celebration that honours the start of a new year on the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. It is a 15-day festival in China and worldwide that begins with the new moon on January 21st. Different…

Monday weather in Phuket

Monday weather in Phuket

Blue skies and lots of Sunshine for your Monday weather in Phuket and it’s getting a lot warmer. This morning the winds will be calm from the East, with gusts at 11 to 12 knots. The wind will moderate Monday evening as the wind moves from the North for a short time. High Tides today…

Happy Valentine’s Day 2022: Feeling Romantic?

Happy Valentine’s Day 2022: Feeling Romantic?

February 14 is Valentine’s Day, And Here We Look At The History And Add Some Tips To Ensure You Have A Happy Valentine’s Day. If you’re like most people, you’ll probably want to do something special for your loved one. Are you out of ideas for this upcoming Valentine’s Day? DON’T WORRY! We have got…

The rapid replication of the Omicron Covid Variant

The rapid replication of the Omicron Covid Variant

A study from Hong Kong university shows the Omicron Covid Variant replicates 70 times faster than two earlier variants of the SARS-Cov-2 virus. Virologist Malik Peiris explains how tests using cells from the windpipe showed a dramatic difference, which supports observations of increased transmission. This programme is available to hear On Demand now and is also available…

Omicron contains more mutations than previous variants.

Omicron contains more mutations than previous variants.

On 26 November 2021, WHO designated the variant B.1.1.529 a variant of concern, named Omicron, on the advice of WHO’s Technical Advisory Group on Virus Evolution (TAG-VE).  This decision was based on the evidence presented to the TAG-VE that Omicron has several mutations that may have an impact on how it behaves, for example, on how easily it spreads or the severity of…

Volcanic eruptions. Which came first the volcano or the rain?

Volcanic eruptions. Which came first the volcano or the rain?

Volcanic eruptions are known to influence global climate systems, even leading to the planet’s cooling. However, local weather conditions can also influence the timing and ferocity of volcanic eruptions. This week’s show is available to hear On Demand now and is also open on-air and online at 91.5 FM and 102.5 FM this Sunday, the 12th of December…

Are mobile phones a benefit to displaced people?

Are mobile phones a benefit to displaced people?

New research shows that mobile phones may not be as beneficial to displaced people as previously thought. Women are being exploited by their employers. What do you know about Slaughterbots? Have you discovered The Future of Life Institute? Read on and watch the AI video Slaughterbots If Human Kill. Now Available OnDemand This programme is available…

CRISPR changing the genetic code of living things.

CRISPR changing the genetic code of living things.

CRISPR is the latest and most powerful technique for changing the genetic code of living things. This method of gene editing is already showing great promise in treating people with gene-based diseases, from sickle cell disease to cancer. This programme is available NOW on Demand on the BBC Discovery Page and is available until Tuesday 14th December….

The Phuket weather in January-blue skies-32°C-crystal clear sea

The Phuket weather in January-blue skies-32°C-crystal clear sea

Did you know the Phuket weather in January is probably one of the best months of the year, along with December and February? The weather and the temperature in Phuket are consistent most of the year, the wettest month being September and the driest February and March. The humidity is comfortable, unlike April and May….

Reducing kidnappings using PIX instant Payment

Reducing kidnappings using PIX instant Payment

PIX instant payment limits to reduce kidnappings. Last year the PIX instant payment system was introduced in Brazil. It currently has 112 million registered users – that’s 62% of the population. It’s proving incredibly popular and is allowing the 40 million unbanked people in the country access to electronic payments. This programme is available NOW…