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Naked Sci: 27 May 13 Potatoes, Penguins and Itching

May 27th, 2013

Episode 297 of 689 episodes

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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