Ologies: Toxinology (JELLYFISH VENOM) with Anna Klompen

Jellyfish stings: what are they and why do they hurt? And who studies them?

Toxinologist Anna Klompen, that’s who.

Speaking from her lab in Kansas, surrounded by jellies, the self-described professional jellyfish nerd invites us into her scientific Polyp Parlor to chat about barbs, neurotoxins, quick sting fixes, panty hose, the deadliest jellies, the harmless ones, pee, her favorite moments in science and the species that have her heart forever. Also: how and why to “find a way.”

 

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Volcanoes. Trees. Drunk butterflies. Mars missions. Slug sex. Death. Beauty standards. Anxiety busters. Beer science. Bee drama.

Take away a pocket full of science knowledge and charming, bizarre stories about what fuels these professional -ologists’ obsessions. Humorist and science correspondent Alie Ward asks smart people stupid questions and the answers might change your life.


Science Topics
Biology, Microbiology
Animals
Jellyfish
Toxinologist
High School
9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, Adults

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