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Guardian Science Weekly Podcast: Mammalian extinctions and malarial resistance

From: Jason Phipps - Guardian
Length: 43:15

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In Science Weekly Alok Jha meets Dr Kate Jones from the Institute of Zoology to discuss the battle to stave off mammalian extinctions.

Camila Ruz talks to journalist and film maker Nisha Ligon about her recent trip to Thailand, where she is investigating malarial resistance and the growing fear among the medical and scientific communities that counterfeit drugs are accelerating the development of resistance to anti-malaria drugs.

Guardian science correspondent Ian Sample joins Alok and Kate to discuss some of this week's top science news stories including proof that coral reef disease is linked to human waste and why reefs are facing extinction, the consequences of alien contact and why a little exercise goes a long way to extend your life expectancy.

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Piece Description

In Science Weekly Alok Jha meets Dr Kate Jones from the Institute of Zoology to discuss the battle to stave off mammalian extinctions.

Camila Ruz talks to journalist and film maker Nisha Ligon about her recent trip to Thailand, where she is investigating malarial resistance and the growing fear among the medical and scientific communities that counterfeit drugs are accelerating the development of resistance to anti-malaria drugs.

Guardian science correspondent Ian Sample joins Alok and Kate to discuss some of this week's top science news stories including proof that coral reef disease is linked to human waste and why reefs are facing extinction, the consequences of alien contact and why a little exercise goes a long way to extend your life expectancy.