Microbes Bene and Mal will be looking at some different science situations and seeing what’s good and bad about them!
Bene and Mal’s Bioethics series with support from Nuffield Council on Bioethics
Brain Teasing Fast File - Not Feeling Pain
In this episode Benny and Mal think how great it would be if humans were invincible to pain. But pain can help warn us of damage to our bodies so might we end up with more injuries?
Brain Teasing Fast File - Being Taller
What would it be like if we could choose our own height? Great if you’re in a crowd but perhaps there might be easier ways to stand tall – without surgery or medicine!
Brain Teasing Fast File - Having Super Speed
In this episode Benny and Mal think about all the ways life would be easier if we had super speedy legs – no need for cars! But what if the technology went wrong?
Body Teasers - Knowing More About Our DNA
In this episode Benny and Mal think about why knowing more about our DNA might be a good thing. Knowing which health issues we might suffer from would mean we could be prepared. But what if we learned we would face many horrible diseases – do we
Brain Teasing Fast File - Recording Your Dreams
In this episode Benny and Mal think about how it might be cool to be able to watch our dreams back – but what if they were bad dreams? Would you want a re-run?
Body Teaser - Collecting Our Data About Our Bodies
In this episode Benny and Mal think about why we might not like others to have information about our bodies. We are told to keep personal information private – but what if that information could be used to help develop medicines and treatments?