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Naked Scientists episode

Sat, 24th Jun 2006

Naked Q&A and The Life of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin (c)

Answering all your questions on science, technology and medicine this week are Drs. Chris, Dave and Kat, who'll be revealing why spicy foods make you sweat, the highest possible temperature, the cause of labyrinthitis and why tissues turn black after receiving frostbite. Also on the show is Dr Mark Skousen, a direct descendent of Benjamin Franklin and the editor of The Compleated Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin, who'll be talking about the life and work of this famous scientist and statesman; and in Science Update, Bob and Chelsea find some animal magic in the feeding strategies of killer whales and the interpretation of a horse's whinny.

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