BBC Science in Action

Science in Action

New developments in science and science news from around the world, weekly from BBC World Service.
Weekly English United Kingdom Science
3 Episodes

All aboard the RRS Sir David Attenborough

This week, the RRS Sir David Attenborough arrived in Antarctica to start its first full season of science in the polar region. Dr Nadine Johnston reveals more about the mission and the research they’ll be carrying out. Next up, medical geneticist Professor Shahida Moosa and her student Jessica Jane Cormick…
30 Nov 2023 32 min

Fires in the Pantanal wetlands

This month, Brazil has seen some of its highest recorded temperatures. The country’s Pantanal wetlands, the largest tropical wetlands in the world, have been scorched by wildfires. The region is home to vibrant wildlife, including jaguars, anacondas and various birds. Professor Letícia Couto Garcia, leader of the Intervention Ecology Lab…
23 Nov 2023 31 min

Volcanic rumblings in Iceland

Increased tremors have been felt in Iceland, and concerns about an impending eruption have led to the evacuation of the town of Grindavik. Geophysicist Dr Freysteinn Sigmundsson reveals more about the events and whether this area of Iceland may be entering a new period of volcanic activity that could span…
16 Nov 2023 29 min