Penguins propelling poo – self-drilling seeds, arctic explorers, and some plant science

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You know the drill: we talk about our favourite plant (it’s drilling itself into the ground), a cool researcher (she travelled to Antarctica to study lichen), a cognitive bias (the end will please you) and fun stuff (a lot of it). Please enjoy. 

Joram’s favourite plant is Erodium cicutarium, closely related to Geranium. Video of the action

Tegan presents the life and work of Elke Mackenzie, a British explorer and botanist

Joram presents the Peak-End rule

Cat fact: ancient cat skeleton found & cats domesticated themselves

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Our opening and closing music is Caravana by Phillip Gross

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