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Episode 47: May 2018

In this episode, we hear about echolocation in bats, open science, a new use for aspirin, brain topography, and combining science and parenthood.
Episode 47: May 2018
Brock Fenton and Benjamin Falk

Chapters

  1. 0:30
    The ‘batnav’ system
    The techniques used by bats to navigate space in three dimensions are becoming clearer.
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  2. 8:22
    Chemical probes for open science
    Pharmaceutical companies are making high-quality chemical probes available to the research community.
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  3. 14:45
    Old drug, new role
    Aspirin helps to reduce inflammation and the number of strokes associated with tuberculous meningitis.
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  4. 20:28
    Shaping individuality
    The exact location of certain brain regions is linked to intelligence, life satisfaction and other behavioural factors.
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  5. 26:38
    Science plus parenthood
    A couple discusses their experiences of being scientists and parents. Their life story can be read here. View the entire collection 'Scientist and Parent' here.