Human neurons inside the brains of juvenile rats

Human neurons inside the brains of juvenile rats

Sergui Pasca, Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University has left the petri dish in the drawer and grown human neurons inside the brains of juvenile rats. This program is now available ON-Demand by visiting the Science in Action Page, it will be available until Thursday the 20th of October. It will also be broadcast on Sunday the 16th of October…

The science behind the winner’s Nobel Prize

The science behind the winner’s Nobel Prize

For the scientific community, the Nobel Prize announcements are an important part of the yearly science calendar. This program is now available ON-Demand by visiting the Science in Action Page, it will be available until Thursday the 13th of October. It will also be broadcast on Sunday the 9th of October in Phuket at 9:00 AM on 91.5 FM and 102.5 FM and Online…

Dart the final moments

Dart the final moments

NASA’s latest mission, DART hit the headlines this week after the space agency’s satellite successfully collided with a far-off asteroid. This program is now available ON-Demand by visiting the Science in Action Page, it will be available until Thursday the 6th of October. It will also be broadcast on Sunday the 2nd of October in Phuket at 9:00 AM on 91.5…

David Eagleman created a wristband to help deaf people.

David Eagleman created a wristband to help deaf people.

Literature student turned neuroscientist, Prof David Eagleman, tells Jim Al-Khalili about his research on human perception and the wristband he created that enables deaf people to hear through their skin. You may listen to this programme NOW on Demand on the BBC Discovery Page which is available until Tuesday the 4th of October. It will also be…

Gamification makes everyday tasks more fun

Gamification makes everyday tasks more fun

Wikipedia says: Gamification is the strategic attempt to enhance systems, services, organizations, and activities by creating similar experiences to those experienced when playing games in order to motivate and engage users. This is generally accomplished through the application of game-design elements and game principles (dynamics and mechanics) in non-game contexts. This programme is available NOW On Demand…

Pakistans floods over 33 million affected

Pakistans floods over 33 million affected

Widescale and an extreme weather event Pakistans floods are affecting the whole Country. A new report by the World Weather Attribution consortium demonstrates the impact of global warming on flooding in Pakistan. This programme is now available ON-Demand by visiting the Science in Action Page, it will be available until Thursday the 22nd of September. It will also be broadcast…

Connecting the unconnected

Connecting the unconnected

This week Digital Planet looks into connecting the unconnected there is a stark difference in internet connectivity in some parts of the World. The Digital Divide in Tribal Communities Across the North American continent, there is a stark difference in the availability of the internet to different communities. This programme is available NOW On Demand…

Human intelligence genetics of the brain

Human intelligence genetics of the brain

Do you know about human intelligence and genetics? Early humans and Neanderthals had similar-sized brains but around 6 million years ago something happened that gave us the intellectual edge. This programme is now available ON-Demand by visiting the Science in Action Page, it will be available until Thursday the 15th of September. It will also be broadcast on Sunday the…

How Covid Changed Science

How Covid Changed Science

In the third and final part of our series How Covid Changed Science, Devi Sridhar Professor of Global Health at Edinburgh University looks at the legacy and lessons of the pandemic for scientific research. You may listen to this programme NOW on Demand on the BBC Discovery Page which is available until Tuesday the 13th of September….

Inoculation are we being spoofed by misinformation?

Inoculation are we being spoofed by misinformation?

Understanding Inoculation against misinformation. Could people be inoculated and protected against misinformation online? This programme is available NOW On Demand at the Digital Planet Page and is available now until Wednesday the 7th of September. It will also be broadcast on Sunday the 4th of September in Phuket on 91.5 FM and 102.5 FM and Online via…