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JAN 155: The Science of Superheroes (02/26/17)

Anthony, Imran and Rugboy invite listener and scientist Adam Morris to geek out about the science of superheroes! Adam, an environmental and wildlife toxicologist, shares stories from his time studying polar bears in the arctic and breaks down some scientific origins for superhero powers.

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[00:05:36] Adam’s science credentials

[00:21:15] Adam’s geek credentials

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