The Buried Secrets of the Buddha
For the first time ever, an archaeologist has been allowed to excavate at one of the most holy world heritage sites on Earth. Professor Robin Coningham leads his team to Lumbini, in his quest for scientific evidence of when the Buddha was born.
Watch the video here.
The Pine Island Glacier
He also describes what life is really like in the Antarctic wilderness.
Arterial disease is found in 3,000 year old skeletons
Michaela Binder discusses her research findings on The Voice of Russia, which show that atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular diseases is not only a product of modern living conditions, but that factors leading to this chronic disease have plagued mankind for a very long time.
Dark matter hunt: LUX experiment reaches critical phase
As the race to be the first to discover 'dark matter' really exists intensifies, Rebecca Morrell reports from South Dakota, where an experiment located at the bottom of a gold mine could offer the best chance yet of detecting these enigmatic particles.
Working with survivors of domestic violence
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Research shows that well leakage is an issue for shale exploitation
Professor Richard Davis and the BBC's John Moylan discuss the long-term stability of wells and the risk of pollution if they are not monitored correctly. Listen to the interview here.
The Big Bang Explained
This week scientists recorded the first direct evidence of gravitational waves, coming one step closer to proving the Big Bang theory.
Reverend Professor David Wilkinson joins BBC Radio Four's Bob Walker to talk about the theological implications of this. Listen to the debate here (at 31 minutes).
Why Women Take More Sick Leave Than Men
Following publication of official ONS statistics which show women take more sick leave than men, Professor Clare Bambra, BBC Four presenter Jenni Murray and Helen O’Brien from Croner discuss the reasons behind the headline figures.
Listen to the podcast here.
A Journey Through The Universe
Dr Peder Norberg appears on Tyne Tees News to explains how he produced the fly-through map which shows over 70 thousand galaxies in just one small part of our universe.
Archaeologists discover the earliest complete example of a human with cancer
PhD student Michaela Binder appears on th BBC to talk about how exploring the underlying causes of cancer in ancient populations can provide insights into the evolution and history of modern diseases.
Do we finally know what followed the Big Bang?
Professor Carlos Frenk, Director of Durham University's Institute for Computational Cosmology (ICC), appeared on Channel 4 News to discuss whether the result from a radio telescope in the Antarctic is one of the greatest breakthroughs in the history of science.
The term ‘dyslexia’ is unscientific and misleading and should be abandoned, according to new book
Professor Julian Elliott appears on BBC Five Live's Your Call with Nicky Campbell to argue that the term ‘dyslexia’ lacks scientific rigour and educational value.
Listen to the full debate here.
What does it take to be British?
Dr Thom Brook, Reader in Law at Durham, appeared on the Voice of Russia to discuss the UK's new citizenship test and what it means to be British.
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