Like most modern materials, rubber is ubiquitous, but also hides a darker history than most of us know. And, like many of the materials that have built our world, its history involves a crucial mix of both science and global exploitation. Find out how the rubber met the road in this week’s episode. In the news: Naomi comics, the last of the VW Beetles, you’re always being recorded, Facebook fined $5 billion (yawn), the first photo of quantum entanglement, and the Corpse Flower blooms in America’s Vancouver. Smell ya later!

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