UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies is an interdisciplinary centre for the integrated study of science's history, philosophy, sociology, communication and policy, located in the heart of London. Founded in 1921. Award winning for teaching and research, plus for our public engagement programme. Rated as outstanding by students at every level.

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Illari, Phyllis spacerAthena Swan Bronze Award


Eye, See, You

8 July 2012

Vestigial organ - legs on whalesspacer

How well do you know your insides? Ever wondered why you have an appendix or how your ears work out the source of a sound?

Discover the strange and surprising human body in Body Pods, a series of 12 podcasts by artists and scientists, each one exploring a different part of your body.

For July, BodyPods features a collaboration:

The Nictitating Membrane 
By Chris Thorpe and Joe Cain (link)

It's a reflection on vestigial structures of the body. On the site, you also can watch a video of Chris and Joe talking about their collaboration and the science behind the podcast.

BodyPods by Fuel (link)

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