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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