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Episode 43: November 2017

In this episode, we hear about tool use in monkeys, sleep regulation, marsupial placentas, health campaigns and why science papers are so hard to read.
Episode 43: November 2017
Amanda Tan

Chapters

  1. 0:37
    Testing texts
    The increasing use of scientific jargon is making scientific texts harder to read.
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  2. 6:45
    Sweet dreams are made of this
    A specific gene in skeletal muscle helps to regulate sleep.
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  3. 12:43
    One size doesn’t fit all
    Identifying the motivation and behaviour of target groups can help to improve health campaigns.
  4. 19:06
    How different are marsupials and placental mammals?
    Many developmental functions in marsupials and placental mammals are accomplished by different tissues, but similar genes.
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  5. 24:01
    Beware of macaques bearing stones
    The use of stone tools by macaques has led to shellfish becoming smaller and less populous.
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