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Paper of the week: Xiang, Y., Huang, S., Huang, T.-Y., Dong, A., Cao, D., Li, H., … Duan, H. (2020). Superrepellency of underwater hierarchical structures on Salvinia leaf. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201900015.
Joram’s favourite plant is the snowdrop. Here is the wiki on the Pusztai Affair.
Tegan presents the life and work of Ynes Mexia whose life would make a great biopic because she was so badass.
Joram presents the Law of the Instrument bias where overfamiliarity with a tool results in the overuse of said tool while disregarding all other options. Bonustrack
This book on Weird Parenting Wins by Hillary Frank is great
First genomic study of schizophrenia in African people turns up broken genes
Bee gut bacteria modified to be helpful symbiont. Also check out this article on the story.
Big time racist is the butt of a joke that took too much effort
People won’t trust unkind science
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Our opening and closing music is Caravana by Phillip Gross
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