May 6th, 2016
Episode 718 of 865 episodes
A huge fire is disrupting the heart of Canada's oil sands operation, as workers transported out of oilfields for safety, following the evacuation of Fort McMurray in Alberta. Paul Whittaker, the President of Alberta Forest Products Association tells us the rapid spread of the wildfire is extremely worrying. The president of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi, faces a tough examination as we ask him why his country hid loans of a billion dollars and how the country's economy will cope since the IMF and donor nations have cut off funding. In China people looking for love used to rely on relatives and neighbours to help them make a match. But people who have moved to a big city cannot rely on personal networks to find a partner. Instead the Chinese dating game is played online and some of the companies offering these services have now moved into personalised matchmaking, which can cost thousands of dollars. BBC reporter Jennifer Pak investigates matchmaking for love in Shenzhen, in Southern China.
From finding awe in Hubble images to visiting the doctor, science is everywhere in our lives. Whether we wear a white lab coat or haven't seen a test tube since eighth grade, science affects and changes us. We all have a story about science, and at The Story Collider, we want to hear those stories.