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Episode 54: February 2019

In this episode, we hear about colour vision in bats, frog vocal systems, ageing, problematic cell lines and how larger neurons could lead to a higher IQ.
Episode 54: February 2019
Stephen Rossiter (CC BY 4.0)

Chapters

  1. 0:31
    Problematic cell lines
    About 16% of papers report the results of experiments performed with contaminated or mislabelled cell lines.
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  2. 7:46
    Underwater harmonies
    Xenopus frogs have developed a way that allows them to sing underwater without drowning.
  3. 16:06
    Genetic fingerprints of ageing
    Researchers have identified 12 new regions in our genome that affect how long we live.
  4. 23:05
    Understanding bat vision
    Bats have been losing their colour vision in different ways.
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  5. 27:28
    The bigger, the better
    Larger neurons seem to lead to higher IQs.
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