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Level Up Human - Sally Le Page vs James Piercy

Released Tuesday, 19th May 2020
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S2E12: Level Up Human is a podcast on a mission to redesign the human body.

Simon and Rach chat to biologist and science YouTuber Sally Le Page and science communicator James Piercy.
We discuss periods, expanding skulls and a rebooted ear.

In the news 
Female female aggression in fruit flies: https://bit.ly/LUHfruitflies
The new kilogram: physicsworld.com/a/new-definition-of-the-kilogram-…
Robots powered by the spines of rats: https://bit.ly/LUHRatSpines

The pitches 
Sally wants selective ovulation, James wants a skull flap. There’s a suggestion from the audience for One Massive Ear and Simon is borrowing from the opossums which could hold the key to saving snakebite victims.

Mentioned this episode

Dragons’ Den: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006vq92
Lesbian lizard colonies: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Mexico_whiptail
Parthenogenesis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parthenogenesis
Decompressive craniectomy: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319755
Fontanelle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fontanelle
Barn owl hearing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SI73-Ka51E
Opossum’s natural immunity to snake venom: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/03/15…
Stay In for Towel Day: https://www.savetherhino.org/get-involved/events/s…

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