Cambridge 105’s Science Show is a fortnightly look at science news in and around Cambridge. In this week’s programme, Nicola Terry discovers the world’s oldest and largest environmental organisation has a base on our doorstep in Cambridge. Nicola speaks with the IUCN’s Rebecca Miller about her work at the ‘International Union for Conservation of Nature’ in Huntingdon Road.
- Read more at www.iucn.org
- Find the “IUCN Red list” of threatened species at www.iucnredlist.org.
- Enter your own species sightings at www.inaturalist.org
With water shortages and hosepipe bans in the news, Nicola talks to plant scientist Helen Holmes about the importance of water and how plants respond to a lack of water. Helen is based at the University of Cambridge Department of Science and works on projects with Rothamstead Research in Hertfordshire.
Roger Frost finds Dr. Justin Allwood and David Leal-Ayala from Cambridge University making news with an invention that can ‘un-print’ the toner from printed office paper. It is suggested that the process could save much of the energy normally spent on recycling paper.
- The Cambridge Science Festival ran from 10th to 29th March 2012. For an archive of talks and events see http://www.cam.ac.uk/sciencefestival/
- Talk: ‘When Antarctica was green: Fossil plants reveal Antarctica’s climate history’ a talk by Professor Jane Francis, Professor of Palaeoclimatology, the University of Leeds. That’s at 6pm on 28th March in Bristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry. http://www.talks.cam.ac.uk/talk/index/36814
- The next Science Show is on Easter Saturday, 7th April: 1:30pm to 2pm. If you have news; something to offer or a science event to include, email the show: firstname.lastname@example.org