Naked Scientists Africa

Naked Scientists in Africa episode

Sun, 7th Sep 2008

Repelling Pests

A mosquito biting a finger (c) Ngari.norway @ wikipedia

In this first episode of the Naked Scientists in Africa we find out why mosquitoes are the most dangerous insect in the world and why they find some of us more tasty than others. We also look into a new trial in Kenya to use plants as natural pesticides, find out about a scanning technique that spots cancers as small as a pinhead and hear about new scientific methods being used in South Africa to monitor the ivory trade and stop poachers in their tracks! Plus, in Question of the Week we find out if it's possible for our memory to fill up.

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In this edition of Naked Scientists in Africa

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  • 26:48 - Can my brain become too full?

    I'd like to know how much information can my brain take before I start overwriting stuff that’s already there. Is all this learning good for me or should I concentrate on learning less? I have asked this question and nobody can give me an answer.

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