In the News, March 1, 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 on the environment, science and health.

In the environment, we learn about the first confirmed extinction of a mammal due to human induced global warming.

You can find out more about this sad story here:

https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/bramble-cay-melomys-extinct-australia-climate-change-mammal-rodent-a8787766.html

In science, we hear about the Japanese space agency, JAXA, landing a spacecraft on an asteroid and preparing to bring samples back to earth for scientific analysis.

You can learn more about this excellent achievement here:

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47359152

And finally in health, we note that Spain has just been officially declared the healthiest country in the world, in part due to the Spanish diet which includes lots of olive oil and nuts.

You can learn more about this here:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-24/spain-tops-italy-as-world-s-healthiest-nation-while-u-s-slips

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