Instant Genius is a bite-sized masterclass in podcast form. In this week's episode, we talk to science writer Ruth Kassinger, author of Bloom: From Food to Fuel, The Epic Story of How Algae Can Save Our World.

She tells us everything we need to know about this bizarre organism, from the animal that grows algae in its fur to why we should be including it in our diet.

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And if that's not enough, you can hear even more from Ruth on Instant Genius Extra.

On this subscription-only show, available on Apple Podcasts, we take a deeper dive into the topics covered on Instant Genius. In this episode, Ruth tells us all about how we could use algae to tackle climate change.

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Amy ArthurEditorial Assistant, BBC Science Focus

Amy is the Editorial Assistant at BBC Science Focus. Her BA degree specialised in science publishing and she has been working as a journalist since graduating in 2018. In 2020, Amy was named Editorial Assistant of the Year by the British Society of Magazine Editors. She looks after all things books, culture and media. Her interests range from natural history and wildlife, to women in STEM and accessibility tech.