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Episode 79: March 2022

In this episode, we hear about contagious cancer in clams, pregnancy and evolution in humans, how a taste for cereals preceded farming, ultraviolet patterns in sunflowers, and the eLife Ambassador Programme

Episode 79: March 2022
Todesco et al. 2022 (CC BY 4.0)

Chapters

  1. 0:35
    Pregnancy and evolution
    A unique set of genes influences human pregnancy and birth
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  2. 7:49
    A taste for cereals
    Hunter-gatherers in the Balkans were consuming wild cereal grains before the arrival of agriculture
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  3. 15:50
    The ultraviolet secrets of sunflowers
    Patterns of ultraviolet pigments in sunflowers can attract pollinators and reduce water loss.

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  4. 20:32
    Sea-borne cancers
    A contagious cancer in clams has been shown to jump species.
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  5. 28:17
    Advocating responsible behaviours across science
    The eLife Ambassadors Programme brings scientists together and empowers them to make changes