This week the Naked Scientists look at the industry that transports 90% of global trade but most of us know very little about - shipping! Plus how testosterone hardens your arteries, and can a spoon in the bottle stop your sparkling wine going flat?
This week on the Naked Scientists, we've gathered a panel of pollies, pundits and professors to answer your science questions: from how prevalent was tooth decay in the Neanderthals, to how Neil Armstrong got home from the moon!
Review of latest genetic evidence suggests infectious diseases are tens of thousands of years older than previously thought, and that they could jump between species of ‘hominin’. Researchers says that humans migrating out of Africa would have been ‘reservoirs of tropical disease’ – disease that may have sped up Neanderthal extinction.
London’s first timber skyscraper could be a step closer to reality this week after researchers presented Mayor of London Boris Johnson with conceptual plans for an 80-storey, 300m high wooden building integrated within the Barbican.