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What happened ‘This Week in Science’??? Find out with TWIS!

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[For Story Links, please see our TWIS website for show notes — https://www.twis.org/23-february-2022-episode-864-its-not-twosday-its-science-day/.]

(0:00) – Recording Start
(1:27) – Intro, Dr. Kiki
(2:00) – Disclaimer! Disclaimer! Disclaimer! – This week, done by Blair!
(3:26) – Opening Theme Music, Dr. Kiki
(4:01) – Opening “Good Science!” Greetings – with Dr. Kiki & Blair (Justin is off for this week — he is being a dad helping to care for his newborn baby — he shall return!). Intros & Top Story Headlines.

(6:55) – Quick Science Bytes! —

(7:03) – Energy sector methane emissions 70% higher than official figures -IEA, Dr. Kiki
(10:53) – Global assessment of oil and gas methane ultra-emitters, Dr. Kiki
(13:18) – The Dangerous Way Tourism Is Polluting Antarctica And Accelerating Melting, Dr. Kiki
(18:03) – Frog with tapir-like nose found in Amazon rainforest, thanks to its “beeping” call, Blair
(23:52) – Artificial Neurons Force Venus Flytrap To Snap Its Jaws Shut, Dr. Kiki
See also — Organic electrochemical neurons and synapses with ion mediated spiking
(29:22) – Tubal ligation no better than IUD at preventing pregnancy, Blair
(37:31) – Altruism in birds? Magpies have outwitted scientists by helping each other remove tracking devices, Dr. Kiki
(44:24) – The socioeconomic status of cities covaries with avian life-history strategies, Dr. Kiki

(48:49) – Do tell friends about TWIS and have them listen & subscribe!
• Twitter — @TWIScience
• Instagram — @TWIScience
• Facebook — http://facebook.com/ThisWeekinScience
• Twitch — https://www.twitch.tv/twiscience
• Web site — https://www.twis.org/
…More minions, please!
Also, do check out our 2022 TWIS Calender — Available for order, with art by Blair! https://twis.org and click on the calendar frog in the upper right of the web page.

(49:08) – TWIS COVID-19/Sars-CoV-2/Coronavirus Update –
https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html
https://covid19.who.int/
https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

(49:19) – W.H.O. — Statement on Covid-19 Omicron sublineage BA.2 (vs. Ba.1), Dr. Kiki (https://www.who.int/news/item/22-02-2022-statement-on-omicron-sublineage-ba.2)
(49:37) – Neanderthal Gene Increases Risk of Severe COVID-19 but May Offer Protection Against HIV, Dr. Kiki
(53:02) – Characterizing polarization in online vaccine discourse—A large-scale study, Dr. Kiki

(1:02:34) – And we’re at the break!

(1:02:59) – Get a TWIS 2022 Calendar, and also, become a TWIS Producer! Please support us through Patreon — https://www.patreon.com/thisweekinscience/.

(1:03:22) – And we’re back!

(1:03:29) – Blair’s Animal Corner
(1:03:35) – Blair’s Animal Corner Theme
(1:04:00) – Watch how a lizard cuts off its own tail to escape danger, Blair
(1:10:40) – Scientists demonstrate self-awareness in fish, Blair
(1:20:19) – Rats can estimate their timing accuracy, Blair

More Science News with Dr. Kiki —

(1:24:08) – Brain — It’s the Rhythm That Counts, Dr. Kiki
(1:30:06) – Singing in the Brain, Dr. Kiki
(1:37:02) – What Happens in Our Brain When We Die?, Dr. Kiki
See also — First-ever recording of dying human brain reveals dreaming-like activity

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.

(1:48:16) – Show wrap-up.

(1:49:42) – Thank you’s to our Patreon Sponsors

(1:53:06) – End Theme

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

(1:54:28) – The After Show! – Something, something, something… Hope Justin’s petite bébé is okay. Dr. Kiki and Raspberry Schnapps… or Water… or Vodka… YOU’LL NEVER KNOW. Blair reaches out to Rachel for Newsletter help. And much, much more…

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