Episode 31: August 2016

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August 2016

Episode 31

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In this episode we hear about human height, fish joints, colour vision, chimpanzees using tools and open science.

Tall story

A large scale study reveals how human height has changed in the last 100 years

  1. Research Article by NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC).

Joint secrets

Zebrafish have lubricated joints similar to those in humans and other land animals

  1. Research Article by Askary et al.

Seeing things clearly

Birds tune their light sensitive cells to maximise the number of colours they see

  1. Research Article by Toomey et al.

Making the effort

Travel motivates chimpanzees to use tools

  1. Research Article by Gruber et al.

In the open

Researchers can benefit from making their research findings freely available online

  1. Feature article by McKiernan et al.