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1 Jul 13: Naked Scientist

Duration: 27 mins

This week, news that plants can do molecular long division; scientists have discovered that plants calculate precisely how quickly to burn off their energy stores overnight so that they run out literally as the Sun rises so they can start photosynthesising again. Also, how a tear-powered contact lens for diabetics can measure their blood sugar.

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Naked Sci 24 June 13: Keeping eyes clear and cancer fighting aspirin

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Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists with the latest news and a focus on how eyes keep blood vessels in their right places.

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20 Jun 13

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What jabs would you have to have to travel back to the 17th century, does your body get bigger at night and do you get total darkness in the UK summer?

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Naked Sci 17 Jun 13: Crumbling concrete, the Tunguska Fireball and teens and tobacco

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Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists look at what might have caused the "Tunguska Fireball" in 1908, the use of bacteria to repair crumbling concrete and the effect of tobacco advertising on teens.

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13 Jun 13

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Tom Green and our listeners ask Dr Karl why the earth's getting lighter if tens of thousands of meteor dust is landing every year, plus why do different materials feel as though they're at different temperatures while in the same room.

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Naked Sci: 10 June 2013 Comfort Eating and Comets

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Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists discuss comfort eating, what happened when a comet collided with the Sun, and why boys' names and girls' names tend to sound different in a very particular way.

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DrKarl 06 Jun 13: Peering thru pinholes, weighing planets and how does alcohol work?

Thu, 6 Jun 13

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Dr Phil joins dr Karl to discuss how alcohol makes us drunk, why looking through a pinhole sharpens poor vision and weighing planets.

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Naked Sci: 03 Jun 13 Flu ancient plants & Mars radiation

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Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists discuss a new way to block flu infection, treating schizophrenia with an avatar, bringing 400 year-old plants back to life, and how much radiation a person on a mission to Mars would be exposed to.

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Dr Karl: Hungry shopping, itching, and acupuncture May 30

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Dr Karl joins Dominic to discuss why not to shop hungry, why we itch and whether acupuncture is no better than the placebo effect.

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Naked Sci: 27 May 13 Potatoes, Penguins and Itching

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Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientists explore how specimens of potato leaves kept in museums for over 150 years have enabled scientists to discover the identity of the bug that caused the Irish Potato Famine. We'll also hear why penguins can't fly and how researchers have discovered the nerve cells that make us itch!

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