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Why don't animals have green fur?
This week, why it's more comfortable to look at the Sun on the horizon compared with when it's directly overhead, why dogs pee on upright objects, where mosquitoes go in winter, is it normal to have one foot bigger than the other, and what's the best way to breed tall children? Ray White and Chris Smith take on your science questions... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
Low platelets, but blood clots. Why?
If the AZ vaccine causes blood clots, why do affected individuals have low platelets, which should make clotting less likely? Also, when the Earth wobbles on its axis, does the Moon's orbit also change? How many genes of mine will my offspring carry? Could we dump nuclear waste in space? Why do disinfectants claim to kill 99.9% of bugs? Where do they get that number from?! Dr Chris Smith and Azania Mosaka have the answers... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
Why halt the Johnson and Johnson Vaccine?
Chris Smith and Kieno Kammies discuss the latest on blood clots and Covid-19 vaccines, including the US and South Africa decisions to halt use of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Also, are the vaccines a risk for people with aneurysms, what causes recurrent nosebleeds, can we mix flu and coronavirus vaccines, why the heart is so tied up with emotions, and does not having sex harm your health? Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
Flu and Covid-19 vaccines together?
Should I get vaccinated despite previous Covid-19 infection? Can I get a combined flu and Covid-19 shot? Why can't my pharmacist give me a Covid jab in South Africa? Is a Covid-19 vaccine safe for someone with a history of Guillain-Barre syndrome? Can you find out what Covid-19 variant has infected you? Did they really find Jack the Ripper? And why do dogs and cats turn around in circles when they first get into bed? Join Dr Chris Smith and Kieno Kammies for the answers... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
Why do masks stop Covid-19 but not smells?
The people that don't believe Covid-19 is real, how ants smell out sources of food, how soda water makes you burp, a way to banish ants, what would you change about the human body, why masks stop Covid-19 but not smells, and how long is the recovery time from bone fusion surgery? Join Dr Chris Smith and 567 Cape Talk's Kieno Kammies for the answers... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
If I've had Covid-19, do I need a vaccine?
Why are the EU posturing around AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine, and what will be the consequences? And if you've already caught coronavirus, should you still get vaccinated if you are already immune? What is ataxia and how can it be treated? What causes rigor mortis and how long does it last? In Covid-19 genetic vaccines, how long does the foreign genetic material persist in the body? Plus why conspiracy theories and misinformation proliferated online are so toxic. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists