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Season 1, Episode 37
Honey, I shrunk the birds, GLITTER, Maybe-dead-toothed-frogs, and Special neurons
In today’s episode of STEMology…
David and Sophie talks about the shrinking sizes of birds, sustainably produced glitter, frogs species with teeth that may no longer be around, and human’s special neurons with low level of ion channels
The birds are shrinking and it might be dad’s fault. And by Dads, we mean humanity
They can tailor it to any wavelength, which means they can produce any color imaginable on the visible spectrum. They can make any colored glitter ever.
The fact that the teeth have come back and look very teeth-like suggest that maybe there’s a simple genetic switched on and off that gives the frogs their teeth back.
So as the neurons get bigger, the density of the ion channels, so the number of ion channels per unit area on the neuron, also tends to get bigger, unless you’re a human, the human has way less.
This is a “kind of, sort of, vaguely close” copy of the words that David & Sophie speak in this episode.
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