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#138 - The Sue Gray report: five things you need to know

15 mins | Feb 3, 2022

Today's episode from 3rd February 2022. It's finally here but the scandal is far from over. We begin the show discussing the long-awaited Sue Gray report into allegations of a series lockdown breaches by the UK government. We give you the five things you need to know about the "partygate" report. Then later, scientists aren't sure why our eyes move rapidly during sleep but a new study offers a novel theory. We explore the idea that it could go back to our earlier stages of human evolution, when we had to stay alert from predators at night. The interim findings on government parties during lockdown, have damaged Boris Johnson’s credibility by suggesting that Number 10’s structure has become dysfunctional. For The Financial Times, Sebastian Payne analyses the partygate inquiries and reveals comes next in this turn of fate for the British Prime Minister. REM is only a small part of the sleeping process, but its purpose has remained a mystery for years. However, new research suggests that may be a link between this stage of sleep and an evolutionary defence mechanism. For Salon, Matthew Rozsa explores how these findings could have exciting implications for the treatment of a range of neurological disorders. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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