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Global Scan

Scientists come a step closer to making Star Trek's tractor beam a reality

Science fiction has long envisioned "tractor" beams that could grab and move physical objects using a laser or other stream of energy. Now scientists have created one, at least on a small scale. And we have some advice if you use heat in the winter. Most Brits, and many of us, apparently don't know how to use our thermostats. Also, Chinese officials go on a worldwide corruption hunt, in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to our Geo Quiz is northern Greenland, where linguistic anthropologist Stephen Pax Leonard is going to live with a local community under threat from global warming and document their traditions and language. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with them.

Science, Tech & Environment

Narwhal oceanographers

We're looking for a bay that lies between Greenland and Canada. Scientists there have been monitoring ocean temperatures: they're looking into how quickly the region's climate is changing and they're enlisting what they call 'biological oceanographers'

Science, Tech & Environment

Two new studies suggest more melting is in store for the Greenland ice sheet

When it comes to global warming, it appears that the greatest rate of warming is happening at the poles. That conclusion was strengthened recently by a couple of new studies focusing on the melting of the Greenland ice sheet. They each looked at different measurements, but both agreed that the impacts of global warming on the ice are underestimated.