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Episode 5: October 2013

In this episode we hear about how chimpanzees use conceptual metaphors, hyperactive sperm, the use of bacteria to estimate the time of death, stem cells and smoking, and a new type of bacteria.
Episode 5: October 2013

Chapters

  1. 1:16
    Sperm BerserKers
    Human sperm cells rely on an unusual type of potassium ion channel.
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  2. 7:00
    A microbial clock
    Measurements of bacteria could have applications in forensic science.
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  3. 12:57
    Welcome to Melainabacteria
    Researchers have found evidence for a new phylum of bacteria.
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  4. 19:13
    Tracking single stem cells
    The epithelium that lines our airways is maintained by a population of basal cells.
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  5. 25:05
    Chimpanzees get conceptual
    The use of metaphorical concepts is not unique to humans.
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