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Catch The Naked Scientist live in 702 Joburg studio on Thursday

The Naked Scientist will be live in our Johannesburg studio on Thursday...

Every week, Chris Smith, better known as The Naked Scientist brings facts and explanations of all the things we often wonder about...

Check out some of his fascinating interviews over the past few months:

He explained why yawning is catchy...

Yawning in sympathy with other people yawning is a brain cooling manoeuvre to increase alertness.

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The science behind being 'tongue-tied' when falling in love...

It disconnects your tongue from the language center in your brain.

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He talked about new cutting-edge blood tests that diagnose early cancer...

When they put together the unique combination of the DNA signatures and these chemical protein markers, they can find about three-quarters of the time someone who has cancer in its very early stages.

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Can a man experience pregnancy symptoms when their partner is pregnant, asked listeners?

Smith says there is evidence that men's behaviour and biochemistry does change. His hormone profile changes when his wife is pregnant and also once she has had children, he adds.

So a man who becomes a father often has quite different behaviour, and there is an evolutionary advantage to this because you want to be nurturing and protective towards offspring, you want to make sure they are ok.

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And why does one armpit sometimes get more sweaty...?

We have sweat glands which are eccrine and apocrine glands under the skin, they filter out plasma from blood putting down ducts, the ducts from these sweat glands open onto the skin surface and apply a thin film of sweat there and these other chemicals including, the things that make you smelly.

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