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5 live's science podcast, featuring Dr Karl, plus Dr Chris and Naked Scientists Chris Smith and Kat Arney with the hottest science news stories and analysis.


DrKarl: 1 Jul 13: Naked Scientist

July 1st, 2013

Episode 311 of 689 episodes

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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