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Clearing the air: The science behind our weather

'Clearing the air' the science behind the weather Credit: ITV News Anglia

Ever wanted to know more about the science behind our skies? Well ITV News Anglia's weather presenter Aidan McGivern has been looking into it as part of a new series of reports called 'Clearing the air'.

He's been looking at how fog forms, which clouds will give us rain, and how polluted the air outside is - and he's been finding out about it by meeting the scientists who turn their eyes to the skies and research the state of the atmosphere.

His first stop is at Weybourne - an unlikely site for research into global pollution levels.

Click below to watch his report.

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Scientists to use Thetford forest to study anti-biotic resistance

Thetford used as study location for the UEA Credit: ITV News Anglia

People visiting Thetford forest today will get the chance to help scientists find out what makes certain diseases resistant to antibiotics.

Researchers from the University of East Anglia are studying bugs in the soil to try and better understand bacteria like MRSA.

They're at the forest today and are asking any visitors there to help them collect soil samples - which they will then analyse back in the lab.

Iggy Pop: University's rare musical tribute to its iguanodon

A song which was almost as extinct as its subject matter has been brought back to life by the University of Cambridge.

Jolly Old Beast was first sung in 1853 in praise of a set of concrete dinosaurs at the famous Crystal Palace exhibition.

The university revived the song as part of an online campaign showcasing its connection with animals.

‘I is for Iguanodon’ appears on 31 August 2015.

Iggy the Iguanodon

The song is a tribute to the university's own iguanodon (nicknamed Iggy) on display at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences.

Iggy was given to the Museum by the King of Belgium and is a plaster replica of a skeleton found in a mine in 1878. The original creature lived some 120 million years ago and would have measured 11 metres from nose to tail.

Prostate cancer is five different diseases

Cancer Research identify five types of prostate cancer

Scientists from Cambridge have identified five distinct types of prostate cancer which they say will help in the fight against the disease.

The researchers from the Cancer Research UK institute in Cambridge say the findings could have important implications for how doctors treat the cancer in the future by identifying tumours that are more likely to grow and spread aggressively through the body.

The researchers, from the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute and Addenbrooke's Hospital, studied samples of healthy and cancerous prostate tissue from more than 250 men.

Study author Dr Alastair Lamb, from the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, said:

Our exciting results show that prostate cancer can be classified into five genetically-different types. These findings could help doctors decide on the best course of treatment for each individual patient, based on the characteristics of their tumour.

– Dr Alastair Lamb

More information on prostate cancer

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Stevenage scientists unveil new craft to monitor pollution from space

Scientists at Stevenage based Airbus Defence and Space have unveiled a new craft today which will monitor pollution in space.

The Sentinel 5P Credit: ITV Anglia

The Sentinel 5P will monitor our ozone layer, pollution and climate change.

When launched it will orbit the Earth at a height of 824 km and can map the whole Earth's atmosphere in one day.

It's carrying the Dutch Tropomi monitoring system which will provide much more accurate and reliable data than ever before.

Scientists seek chocolate eaters for new trial

Scientists in Norwich are looking for volunteers to take part in a trial which involves eating chocolate.

Chocolate bars Credit: PA Images

Researchers at the University of East Anglia are trying to find out if eating certain foods can reduce or even reverse memory loss in old age.

It is hoped the study could help in the fight against dementia.

Scientists finally able to recreate one of world's most bizarre fossils

A new study in Cambridge has uncovered more details of a bizarre fossil. Credit: Left: Jean-Bernard Caron Right: Danielle Dufault

Scientists at Cambridge University have finally completed a reconstruction of one of the most bizarre fossils ever found.

The Hallucigenia lived half a billion years ago and is related to modern insects and crustaceans.

For the first time, experts have been able to identify features of Hallucigenia's head, including its simple eyes and needle-like teeth.

The video above shows a recreation of how the creature would have walked.

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