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Episode 8: January 2014

In this episode we discuss rats, ants, sharks and rays, and the pathogen that causes corn smut in maize.
Episode 8: January 2014

Chapters

  1. 0:41
    Lost at sea
    Over half of all shark and ray species are "€œthreatened or near threatened"€ according to new estimates.
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  2. 6:15
    Why rats don't rat on other rats
    A rat will help another rat if it is familiar with that type of rat, even if it has not met the actual rat before.
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  3. 11:39
    Complex problem solved
    Researchers have worked out the structure of a protein complex that is involved in the destruction of T helper cells by HIV.
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  4. 16:54
    Into the maize
    The pathogen that causes corn smut in maize employs a sophisticated strategy to increase its virulence.
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  5. 22:21
    Evolution at work in ants
    The body shapes of queen ants and worker ants have evolved in different ways to reflect their different roles.
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