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“Stings” (February 8, 2014)

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In our very first episode of A Science Story, we tackle the world of stinging insects. Andrew explains why getting stung by a honeybee hurts so damn much, and Gatto tells the story of Justin O. Schmidt, an American entomologist who has built a career from being attacked by insects. We also send out special investigator Penny Orbell to tell us all about Africanised bees – a.k.a. killer bees! – and how they were accidentally unleashed on the Americas in a science experiment gone wrong.

Visit the webpage for this episode, with music credits here. Title image sourced from Wikimedia Commons (J-Luc), and used under a Creative Commons attribution license.

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