In the News Jan 2019

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By Martin Parsons. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

This is a podcast which picks up a few interesting things that have appeared in the news in recent weeks. In this episode we have something from health, the environment, and science.

In health, we learn that Japanese researchers have found that a medication used for dizziness may give new insights to helping people with illnesses such as Alzheimer’s Disease.

You can find out more about this here.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/01/09/national/science-health/japanese-team-discovers-dizziness-drug-can-improve-poor-long-term-memory/

In the environment, we look at the introduction of iguanas to Santiago Island in the Galapagos Islands. It is the first time in over 200 years that iguanas have lived on Santiago

You can read more about iguanas on Santiago here:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/08/galapagos-island-gets-its-first-iguanas-since-darwin-after-mass-release

And in science, we see that NASA has received signals from a spacecraft more than 6 billion km away. You can learn more about this here:

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/oumuamua-alien-spacecraft-proof-harvard-paper-latest-discovery-research-a8619116.html

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