Ask The Naked Scientists

Ask the Naked Scientists SA episode

Fri, 13th Jun 2014

Why do we yawn?

Lion (c) Adrian Pingstone

Are mouth bugs nastier than bowel bugs? How would wiping out mosquitoes affect the food-web? What is an itch? Are anaesthetics a risk factor for blood clots? What are trans-fats and invert sugars? Can parasites manipulate our behaviour? Are there any benefits of yawning? Plus, news of the genetically-modified mosquito that might help to eradicate malaria...

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