In the News, Mar 15, 2019

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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 on history, the environment, and science.

In history, we learn that Spanish archaeologists are tracking down the location of ships which sunk off the Americas during the colonial era.

You can find out more about this interesting story here:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/mar/01/spain-logs-shipwrecks-maritime-past-weather-pirates

In the environment, we hear about the micro-plastic pollution situation. It seems this plastic is much more common than we thought.

You can learn more about this situation here:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/07/microplastic-pollution-revealed-absolutely-everywhere-by-new-research

And finally, in science we learn about synthetic meat. What is it? You can find out a little about it here:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/03/clean-meat-lab-grown-china-india

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