043 - Ebola: Learn How a Virus That Only Encodes For 7 Proteins Has a 90% Lethality Rate.

In this week's episode of the Beta Sandwich Science Podcast Christian and the team discuss the deadly Ebola virus. With the recent outbreaks in Africa we decided to tell you how this fascinating virus kills you.  In 'Science Blast' we discuss: How our sense of smell is tied to memory; a $1 microscope to identify parasites in poor countries.    In 'Back of the Box' Scott talks about the biochemistry/physiology behind Death Cap mushroom (Amanita phalloides) and why it is in your best interest not to eat one.

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