Saving Darwin’s frog

Listen here: Science Weekly Podcast – Saving Darwin’s Frog

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In this week’s Science Weekly, I report from the rainforests of Huilo Huilo Ecological Reserve in Chile. Between waterfalls in the shadow of a volcano hides the strangest of the frog species – Darwin’s frog and a conservation project dedicated to saving them.  This piece was produced by the wonderful Nisha Ligon, the only multimedia producer I know who is happiest editing in a treehouse.

I also meet science writer Tim Radford to discuss Richard Fortey’s classic book The Earth, ahead of the Guardian Science Book Club’s turn at this year’s Cambridge Word Fest on 14 April. 

We hear from Emily Anthes on the thorny subject of genetically modified animals as she discusses her new book Frankenstein’s Cat.

Finally, I am joined by Elspeth Robertsona volcanology and geophysics PhD student at the University of Bristol, to discuss some of this week’s big science news stories including researchers who claim to be able to map our dreams and a new understanding of the effects of global warming on Antarctic ice. Click here to find out more about Elspeth’s research.

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