Science in Action

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The BBC brings you all the week's science news.

9th July - It’s being called Day Zero, the day the taps are turned off in drought stricken Cape Town in South Africa. After 3 years of unexpectedly dry weather leaving no water in the reservoirs that serve the city, we ask what could have been done better to mitigate the water shortage and how to prevent the same thing happening in other cities around the world. Gut Microbiome We are discovering more and more about how connected we are to the microbes that live in our gut. Their impact is not just on our digestive health, but in our ...

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