Monday, 27 April 2015

Science with Sam @smrolfe



Sam Rolfe our science correspondent was our guest tonight, here is the subject matter she covered. 

Mosquitoes

Whether a mosquito finds you tasty might be coded in your genes.

Plenty of factors could drive a mosquito's desire to bite: its prey's diet.

https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/science-ticker/mosquito-bites-might-be-foretold-genes?tgt=nr


Asthma
Scientists at Cardiff University and Kings College London have found out what causes asthma and how to switch it off.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/11556249/Asthma-could-be-cured-within-five-years-after-drug-breakthrough.html

Scientist of the month
Eugenie Clark (May 4, 1922 – February 25, 2015), sometimes referred to as The Shark Lady, was an Americanichthyologist known for her research on poisonous fish of the tropical seas and on the behavior of sharks. She was a pioneer in the field of scuba-diving for research purposes.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugenie_Clark


The Night Sky this month


http://www.seasky.org/astronomy/astronomy-calendar-2015.html

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