Why Study the World’s Biggest, Fastest, Loudest, Deadliest Organisms? (Besides that they're cool?)

Why Study the World’s Biggest, Fastest, Loudest, Deadliest Organisms? (Besides that they're cool?)

Constant Wonder

Pando

Episode: Pando

  • Jan 27, 2021 8:00 pm
  • 21:50 mins

Naturally, scientists have studied outliers and extremes hesitantly. Typically, they shoot well inside nature’s bell curve to understand what’s normal or average. But what are we missing when we fail to focus on the wonders of the extremes? For Matthew LaPlante, the answer is a list that starts with a cure for cancer. Guest: Matthew LaPlante, Associate Professor of Journalism at Utah State University; host of Utah Public Radio's "UnDisciplined"; and author of “Superlative: The Biology of Extremes”

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