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All good things come in fours: the number of legs on a cat, how often you should brush your teeth per day and the number of weeks in a month in February on a non-leap year. Oh, and this podcasts current episode count until the next episode comes.

This week, we talk about seed germination and junk DNA. And pretty pictures, which always works well on an audio medium.

Tegan’s paper: Wei Ma et al., Mitochondrial small heat shock protein mediates seed germination via thermal sensing, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Mar 2019, 116 (10) 4716-4721; DOI:10.1073/pnas.1815790116

Joram’s paper: Jianbo Xie et al., Evolutionary origins of pseudogenes in plants, The Plant Cell Feb 2019, tpc.00601.2018; DOI: 10.1105/tpc.18.00601

Cool photos of UV light induced fluorescence photography by Craig P. Burrows

Tegan’s paper on the effect of team size on scientific success. Wu, L., Wang, D., & Evans, J. A. (2019). Large teams develop and small teams disrupt science and technology. Nature566(7744), 378–382. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-0941-9

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Our opening and closing music is Caravana by Phillip Gross

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