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Top Science Stories of 2015

December 24th, 2015

Episode 69 of 158 episodes

The bulk of the space science this year was brought to us by the New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Rosetta space probe. Professor Jonathan Ball of the University of Nottingham gives an overview of the science behind tackling the Ebola virus. Jack Stewart talks about his experience of driving an autonomous truck and opens a discussion about the potential of driverless cars to make the roads safer. Fiona Roberts picks the bird story of the year and explains why scientists study birds. Whistled languages are used by small communities across the world and neuroscientists have shown that using this language shares the load between the two brain hemispheres. (Photo: Science in Action team in the studio Jack Stewart )

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