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Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Interview with Richard Axel on the nature of smell

This remarkable half hour interview with Nobel Prize winning scientist Richard Axel, starts with a discussion of the nature of smell and wanders on into gene splicing, the discovery of the mechanism by which the AIDS/HIV infection works, touching on the sex-life of snails and opera.  Along the way we get a wonderful insight into the way original science is done and conclude with a philosophical understanding of the nature of scientific knowledge.

Link to Charlie Rose's Interview with Richard Axel

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