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Episode 03: RINGS

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In this episode, Helen investigates a curious ring that lives in the sea, Steve contemplates the meaning of life itself and Matt brings along some bagels:

00:47 – Helen’s bit
11:02 – Matt’s bit
21:29 – Steve’s bit

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Corrections and clarifications:

  •  03:18 – Clemens Jusner wrote in to clarify that chitin is a polymer, which makes up squid beaks only in combination with cross-linked proteins. More on cephalopod beaks here.

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