Level Up Human S2E6 - Second Eyelid

Simon and Rachel are live at the Barbican with heart specialist Vanessa Lowe and comedian, podcaster and researcher, Cerys Bradley.

 

Episode summary

 

First we look at human enhancements from around the world. Vanessa has news of a heart attack vaccine from Harvard.

 

Cerys tells us that there is a back-up ‘fight or flight’ system in the bones. Rach has found evidence of the loudest mating call on Earth.

 

Next: pitches from our guest experts, the studio audience and Mother Nature herself.

 

Cerys pitches a second eyelid for enhanced bio-informatic security. Vanessa wants hearts that continue to regenerate throughout life.


The audience want more information from the body and gel pads for feet. Simon pitches the ability of mucus-digesting bacteria that can convert their blood type for universal donation.

 

Which will make it onto the shortlist? And which will win? Have a listen to find out.

 

Mentioned this episode

 

Cerys’ podcast, The Coming Out Tapes: https://www.smartmaterialcollective.net/the-coming-out-tapes/


Bone, not adrenaline, drives fight or flight response: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190912111018.htm


The loudest bird on Earth: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/10/this-is-loudest-bird-on-earth/

 

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