Why Cavities Are So Sensitive to the Cold

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Why Cavities Are So Sensitive to the Cold

Learn about why cavities are so cold-sensitive; an ant that shrinks its brain; and why swimming makes you extra hungry.

Here's why dental cavities are so sensitive to cold by Cameron Duke

There’s an ant that shrinks its brain to try to become the queen by Cameron Duke

  • Annie, R. (2021, April 13). These Ants Shrink Their Brains for a Chance to Become Queen. The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/13/science/ants-brains-queen.html
  • Penick, C. A., Ghaninia, M., Haight, K. L., Opachaloemphan, C., Yan, H., Reinberg, D., & Liebig, J. (2021). Reversible plasticity in brain size, behaviour and physiology characterizes caste transitions in a socially flexible ant ( Harpegnathos saltator ). Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 288(1948). https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2021.0141
  • Urbani, C. B., Boyan, G. S., Blarer, A., Billen, J., & Musthak Ali, T. M. (1994). A novel mechanism for jumping in the indian antHarpegnathos saltator (Jerdon) (Formicidae, Ponerinae). Experientia, 50(S1), 63–71. https://doi.org/10.1007/bf01992052

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  • Moriss

    Just amazing!


    6:00 who is the intro sooo long 😂

    2 months ago·10 likes·

    I very much appreciate the podcast representation 🎉

    2 months ago·2 likes·
  • Moriss

    The part where he mentions that he wants to be adopted by a more functional family even at 45 yrs really hits home. Really delineates how no matter how old and independent you are, you still need love and support.


    Daily listen podcast this is <3

    2 months ago·7 likes·

    Going back trough all the episodes, amazing podcast

    2 months ago·6 likes·

    Overly cool m8

    2 months ago·8 likes·
  • Chris

    @Mario This podcast is super fun to listen to and motivating, keep those new episodes going


    Great episode loved 12:30 the most good interview

    2 months ago·2 likes·

    Good stuff keep it up

    2 months ago·9 likes·

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