Ask The Naked Scientists

Ask the Naked Scientists SA episode

Fri, 21st Oct 2011

Why can't you tickle yourself?

tickle (c) David Shankbone@en.wikipedia

This week, why does a bout of flu leave you with blocked ears? Can grapefruits be engineered to taste like meat? Why is genetic diversity highest in Africa? Why can't we tickle ourselves? And why does seeing someone else suffer make us experience pain ourselves? Plus, news of a treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome, why antivirals might abate Alzheimer's and how seaweeds make corals seasick...

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