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SciA: Defining the Anthropocene; Origin of the brain; The application of physics

March 12th, 2015

Episode 24 of 144 episodes

We have entered a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene, but when did it start?; Scientists disagree over the origin of the brain, some say it evolved in just one common ancestor, others think it developed more than once in the animal kingdom; The American Physical Society's meetings are always good for some unusual applications of physics, this time the stickiness of mussels, how the eye sees colour and crowd behaviour come under the spotlight

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