Level Up Human S2E11 - Steve Backshall vs Kate Storrs
S2E11: Level Up Human is a podcast on a mission to redesign the human body.
We discuss enhanced vision, limb regeneration, gecko hands, super kidneys and re-breathing.
Extended show notes including edited transcripts are available here.
In the news
Kate is tickled and baffled by a news story about Microsoft
Steve's news story is entitled, 'Venomous Frogs use Heads as Weapons.'
Rach's levelled up human is Bertolt Meyer, who has hacked his prosthetic hand to hook it up to his synth.
Steve wants to borrow the abilities of the Iberian sharp-ribbed newt, a type of salamander which can regenerate limbs and organs.
Kate thinks the human body should be able to see the polarisation of light
Plus pitches from our audience and Mother Nature herself 🌱
Mentioned this episode
Microsoft's new patent: https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/a32318654/microsoft-brainwaves-mine-cryptocurrency
Venomous frogs use heads as weapons: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/280753150_Venomous_Frogs_Use_Heads_as_Weapons
Bertolt Meyer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSKBtEBRWi4
'Scuba-diving' lizard, Anolis aquaticus: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-03/bu-lc032019.php
Steve's Home Schooling (9.30am, Wednesdays): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm-URP49TgSgyIU1rgh2m7A/videos
Stay In for Towel Day: https://www.savetherhino.org/get-involved/events/stay-in-for-towel-day-2020/
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