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.
Here’s a heap of unnecessary detail from this episode:
- Giant squid have “donut” shaped brains.
- “Insane in the chromatophores” – stimulating squid skin with music.
- How to visit a giant squid a London’s Natural History Museum.
- So, what does a sex pilus actually look like?
- Steve’s video on Horizontal Gene Transfer.
And those pictures for you:
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