Science and Technology

Slugs losing their heads over new bodies

Posted on: Thu 11 Mar 2021

Slugs that re-grow a body after getting rid of their own heads, the oldest surviving text (and only the third) that can tell us how to mummify a body, and why most conversations don’t end when we want them to…  

“Conversations are kind of like a dance,” Dr Ben Lewis says.

“It highlights the fact that we all need to be a little bit better at picking up what those cues are when the other person sort of wants to wind it up,” he says.

Science communicator Dr Ben Lewis tells us more about these recent developments in science.

Image: Wikimedia Commons

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