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[For Story Links, please see our TWIS website for show notes — https://www.twis.org/.]

(0:00) – Recording Start
(1:46) – Intro, Dr. Kiki
(2:13) – Disclaimer! Disclaimer! Disclaimer! – Justin
(5:48) – Opening Theme Music
(6:22) – Opening “Good Science!” Greetings- with Dr. Kiki & Justin — Blair is off this week, she will return!

(8:46) – Quick Science Bytes! —

(8:49) – IPCC’s starkest message yet: extreme steps needed to avert climate disaster, Dr. Kiki
(19:45) – NASA Makes First-of-Its-Kind Detection of Reduced Human CO2 Emissions, Dr. Kiki
(21:41) – Memristive synaptic device based on a natural organic material—honey for spiking neural network in biodegradable neuromorphic systems, Justin
(28:17) – Solar Cell Keeps Working Long After Sun Sets, Dr. Kiki
(31:23) – Treated plastic waste good at grabbing carbon dioxide, Dr. Kiki
(34:23) – Single-particle combinatorial multiplexed liposome fusion mediated by DNA, Justin
(42:18) – Mammals put brawn before brains to survive post-dinosaur world, Dr. Kiki

(47:05) – Do tell friends about TWIS and have them listen & subscribe!
• Twitter — @TWIScience
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• Facebook — http://facebook.com/ThisWeekinScience
• Twitch — https://www.twitch.tv/twiscience
• Web site — https://www.twis.org/
…More minions, please!

(47:17) – TWIS COVID-19/Sars-CoV-2/Coronavirus Update –
https://covid19.who.int/
https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html
https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

(47:34) – New COVID-19 variant XE identified: What to know and why experts say not to be alarmed, Dr. Kiki
(48:59) – Strategic Preparedness, Readiness and Response Plan to End the Global COVID-19 Emergency in 2022, Dr. Kiki
(52:52) – FcγR-mediated SARS-CoV-2 infection of monocytes activates inflammation, Dr. Kiki
See also — Study reveals how Covid-19 infections can set off massive inflammation in the body

(57:08) – And we’re at the break!

(57:35) – Become a TWIS Producer! Please support us through Patreon — https://www.patreon.com/thisweekinscience/.

(57:55) – And we’re back!

(58:03) – (Without) Blair’s Animal Corner
(58:14) – (Without) Blair’s Animal Corner Theme
(58:36) – Squid recorded color-matching a substrate for the first time, Justin
(1:04:27) – Like college roommates, vampire bats bond when randomly paired, Dr. Kiki

(1:09:23) – Please help support TWIS by buying our great Schwag at our TWIS Zazzle Store, including many pieces of art & design by our own Blair Bazdarich! https://www.zazzle.com/store/thisweekinscience.

More Science News —

(1:09:41) – EPA rule would finally ban asbestos, carcinogen still in use, Justin
(1:16:08) – Bigotry and the human–animal divide: (Dis)belief in human evolution and bigoted attitudes across different cultures, Justin
(1:24:12) – Mushrooms communicate with each other using up to 50 “words,” scientist claims, Dr. Kiki
(1:29:57) – Slime mold is a multicellular, dynamic collective when feeding on bacteria, Dr. Kiki
(1:33:04) – Your brain expands and shrinks over time — these charts show how, Dr. Kiki
(1:38:06) – Blue Brain builds neurons with mathematics, Dr. Kiki

Have a Science Question or question on a current or recent Science news story? Or have a question for us about your concerns about Covid-19 vaccines? Send ’em to our TWIS User Questions?? – [email protected], @TWIScience on Twitter & Instagram, or http://facebook.com/ThisWeekinScience.

(1:41:40) – Show Wrap-up

(1:42:18) – Thank you’s to our Patreon Sponsors

(1:45:52) – End Theme

And that’s all, folks! Except, we still have…

(1:47:15) – The After Show! – Dr. Kiki is NOT singing any more. Dr. Kiki talks about some of the events at the recent Portland Science Talk ’22 convention. Including a Emery Emery/Brian Dunning documentary, https://sciencefriction.tv. Should she remove Justin? And much, much more…

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