Gransnet forums

Books/book club

The best science long reads of 2017

(3 Posts)
Elegran Sun 31-Dec-17 15:04:04

A festive selection of the best science and environment long reads published on the BBC this year. In the links there is, under each item in the lists, a long article on the subject. Maybe we will feel better about paying our licence fees knowing that some of it went on publishing and publicising these.

The best science long reads of 2017 (part one)
The secret trade in baby chimps. By David Shukman and Sam Piranty
Climate's magic rabbit: Pulling CO2 out of the air. By Matt McGrath
Our Saturn Years': Cassini's epic journey. By Paul Rincon
When we discovered how the Earth really works. By Jonathan Amos
Building the next-generation internet. By Mary-Ann Russon.
Trump's divided desert: Wildlife at the border wall. By Victoria Gill
The power of a billion: India's genomics revolution. By Kat Arney

The best science long reads of 2017 (part two)Sold for a song. By Victoria Gill
Weather forecasting's post-1987 revolution. By David Shukman
The man who keeps monsters. By Jonathan Amos
Botanical exploits: How British plant hunters served science. By Helen Briggs
Europa: Our best shot at finding alien life? By Paul Rincon
Are your clothes polluting the ocean? By Victoria Gill
The other Dodo: Extinct bird that used its wings for clubs. By Rory Galloway
Why is it so hard to swat a fly? By Rory Galloway
What's really the point of wasps? By Prof Adam Hart

Elegran Sun 31-Dec-17 15:05:29

"Sold for a song" should be on a new line underneath the link.

GeminiJen Tue 02-Jan-18 12:36:18

Thanks for these, Elegran. Always on the look out for something to exercise the little grey cells wink