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This Week on Science with Sarah Lau (07th/12/2017)

Thursday 7th December / presented by Caitlin Nienaber

Each week the latest dose of what's new in the science world is given unto us with Science with Sarah Lau. And this week we focused on some pretty exciting stuff...

  • Glitter
    Recent events of celebration would have seen PRIDE nearly covered in glitter...But is this shiny, minuscule bits of plastic really that safe and fun as its sounds...? Following the recent focus surrounding the controversy of micro-plastic based products and, specifically the environmental impact they hold, sees Sarah looking into the eco-friendly forms of glitter that can be used as alternatives.
  • The Breakthrough Prize Awards
    The Breakthrough Prize Awards for science was held last week. The awards are seen as a recognition to the faces of scientific breakthroughs and advancing within a trio of categories; Fundamental Psychics, Life Sciences, and Mathematics.
  • Ground Control to Major Tom
    For the first time, after an incredibly long time, communication was made between NASA and Voyager I; the space-probe they sent into space all the wayback in the seventies.
  • The answer lies within the Bubbles...
    And finally, as we turn towards the clearly more important stuff, have you ever needed to distinguished the  difference between Moët and Passion-Pop? Well then does Sarah have the tip for you!

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