The Naked Scientist demystifies the world of science

The Naked Scientist (real name Chris Smith) highlights South Africa's biggest science breakthrough in the final offering of the feature in 2015.

702 and Cape Talk's Redi Tlhabi invites The Naked Scientist to make sense of some of the mind-boggling realities of science.

Listen to the conversation below:

Two-thirds of your body weight is water. You body is made up of a hundred trillion cells, and those cells are water.

Tha Naked Scientist

We [humans] have lots of nice blood inside us which is protein-rich and we're warm. You have warmth and food on tap for the organisms [lice].

The Naked Scientist

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