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!
Welcome to the Brain Training Podcast, the daily audio workout for your head. In this podcast we have two games for you, each with three rounds which get progressively harder. To enjoy the full experience, relax, and avoid distractions whilst you listen.