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Dancing in the Dark

Professor Carlos Frenk, Director of the Institute for Computational Cosmology appears on BBC2 Horizon, Dancing in the Dark - The End of Physics?

See the full programme here.

Dark Matter, the mystery of the missing mass

Dark matter, the mysterious and invisible substance which is believed to make up most of the Universe is the topic of discussion on BBC Radio 4's In Our Time.

Joining presenter Melvyn Bragg are Professor Carlos Frenk, Ogden Professor of Fundamental Physics and Director of the Institute for Computational Cosmology, Carolin Crawford, Public Astronomer at the Institute of Astronomy and Anne Green, Reader in Physics at the University of Nottingham.

What can science offer historians?

Professor Andy Beeby talks to Tom Holland about new research which is analysing ink on medieval parchments, providing a whole new way of reading medieval manuscrips. 

Listen to the broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Making History, at 15mins 30 secs.

Have we found a potential way of controlling leaf blotch disease in wheat?

One of the greatest threats to wheat crops in the UK and across Europe is a fungus known as Septoria Leaf Blotch. It can reduce crop yields by up to a third. Scientists at Durham, Newcastle University and Rothamsted Research have found a genetic mechanism that could stop the spread of this disease.

Dr Ari Sadanandom of Durham's Centre for Crop Improvement Technology discusses his findings on BBC Radio 4's Farming Today (at 2mins 40secs).

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