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Stuff To Blow Your Mind

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Deep in the back of your mind, you’ve always had the feeling that there’s something strange about reality. There is. Join Robert, Joe and Christian as they examine neurological quandaries, cosmic mysteries, evolutionary marvels and our transhuman future on Stuff To Blow Your Mind, a podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Autotomy: Nature's Dismemberment Plan

November 7th, 2013

Episode 432 of 778 episodes

When threatened, some species of lizards simply jettison their own twitching tails form their bodies. It’s grisly but effective. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Julie explore the science of autotomy in both the vertebrate and invertebrate worlds. Plus why can’t humans do this? And how might it benefit regeneration science?

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