We discuss periods, expanding skulls and a rebooted ear.
In the news
Female female aggression in fruit flies: https://bit.ly/LUHfruitflies
The new kilogram: physicsworld.com/a/new-definition-of-the-kilogram-comes-into-force/
Robots powered by the spines of rats: https://bit.ly/LUHRatSpines
Sally wants selective ovulation, James wants a skull flap. There’s a suggestion from the audience for One Massive Ear and Simon is borrowing from the opossums which could hold the key to saving snakebite victims.
Mentioned this episode
Dragons’ Den: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006vq92
Lesbian lizard colonies: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Mexico_whiptail
Decompressive craniectomy: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319755
Barn owl hearing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SI73-Ka51E
Opossum’s natural immunity to snake venom: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/03/150323-opossums-snakes-snakebites-venom-health-world-science/
Stay In for Towel Day: https://www.savetherhino.org/get-involved/events/stay-in-for-towel-day-2020/
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