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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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