Episode 127 - Chlorophyll, Convergence, and a Crisis with Debt

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: What is convergent evolution? How does chlorophyll create food from light? Why doesn’t the national debt effect our daily lives? Do violent video games desensitize us?

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What is convergent evolution?

Improbable Destinies

Convergent Evolution

8 uncanny examples of convergent evolution

How does chlorophyll create food from light?

Photosynthesis: Crash Course Biology #8

Nature's smallest factory: The Calvin cycle - Cathy Symington

Plants versus Photovoltaics: Which Are Better to Capture Solar Energy?

Why doesn’t the national debt effect our daily lives?

Who Owns the U.S. National Debt?

The U.S. Debt and How It Got So Big

The story behind Obama and the national debt, in 7 charts

Do violent video games desensitize us?

Digital Poison? Stetson Researcher Finds Violent Video Games Have Minimal Influence on Youth

Violent Video Games Can Trigger Emotional Desensitization

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