This week, more worries for bees, modelling the opioid crisis, and rough weather for seas.

In this episode:

00:45 Bad news for bumblebees

A study finds potential problems with a pesticide that may replace neonicotinoids. Research paper: Siviter et al.; News & Views: An alternative to controversial pesticides still harms bumblebees

06:28 Stormy seas

Understanding how to protect our oceans means understanding the weather within them. Research paper: Frölicher et al.; Comment: Biologists ignore ocean weather at their peril

13:01 Research Highlights

A fish that grows up fast; and a glimpse inside a volcano. Research Highlight: A record-setting fish grows up at breakneck speed; Research Highlight: Volcano’s molten heart revealed in detail

14:42 Charting crisis

The researchers attempting to use modelling to tackle America’s opioid crisis. Feature: How digital drug users could help to halt the US opioid epidemic

23:05 News Chat

RNA interference makes its medical debut; and CRISPR catalogues a mouse embryo’s development. News: Gene-silencing technology gets first drug approval after 20-year wait; News: CRISPR ‘barcodes’ map mammalian development in exquisite detail

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