Level Up Human Extra - Organic robots | Cultured archaea | Diego the sex tortoise

Simon and Rachel skype in with some interesting items from the science news.


Episode summary

 

On this episode of Level Up Human Extra, we have news that scientists have managed to build the first organic robots using stem cells from the African clawed frog.

 

A team from Japan have successfully cultured an elusive species of archaea and Diego the sex tortoise is retiring.

 

Mentioned this episode


Organic robots: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/jan/13/scientists-use-stem-cells-from-frogs-to-build-first-living-robots


The first ever archaea culture: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/jan/15/breakthrough-gives-insight-into-early-complex-life-on-earth


Diego’s retirement: https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2020/01/12/diego-tortoise-species-retiring/


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