September 21st, 2016
Episode 834 of 865 episodes
The UN urges more action to tackle antibiotic resistance, including new efforts from drug companies. So why aren't more effective drugs being found? Japan's central bank has pledged to print more money to keep the economy going. Our economic commentator Roger Bootle from Capital Economics explains why the country's economy is struggling. Seaweed farmers in Indonesia are bringing a lawsuit against an Australian company, alleging that an oil spill harmed their livelihoods. The BBC's Rebecca Henschke reports from the remote Indonesian island of Rote. The European Union has been flexing its muscles against Silicon Valley firms like Apple and Google - we talk to Europe's Competition Commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, on a visit to the US. Plus there's a warning in the UK that employers are missing out on talented workers by discriminating against people with tattoos. We find out more from Nathan Madden, director of a US group called Support Tattoos and Piercings at Work.
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.