Sunday, May 05, 2013

Big Picture Science for 05/06/13 - Stomach This

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Big Picture Science - Stomach This

Not all conversation is appropriate for the dinner table – and that includes, strangely enough, the subject of eating. Yet what happens during the time that food enters our mouth and its grand exit is a model of efficiency and adaptation.

Author Mary Roach takes us on a tour of the alimentary canal, while a researcher describes his invention of an artificial stomach. Plus, a psychologist on why we find certain foods and smells disgusting.

And, you don’t eat them but they could wiggle their way within nonetheless: surgical snakebots.



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