Episode #592 — In It Together — This week on TWIS (@TWIScience): hosts Dr. Kiki (@drkiki), Blair Bazdarich (@blairsmenagerie) & Justin Jackson (@jacksonfly) discuss this week’s science news.
Dr. Kiki, Blair, & Justin explore the world of science news with a few of the week’s popular stories:
(0:00) – Recording Start
(0:25) – Show Start, Intro – Dr. Kiki.
(0:49) – Disclaimer! Disclaimer! Disclaimer! – Justin
(1:52) – Opening Theme Music.
(2:26) – Opening “Good Science!” Greetings with Dr. Kiki, Blair & Justin. Intros & Top Story Headlines.
(5:41) – Trump Picks Top Climate Skeptic to Lead EPA Transition + TWIS Notes on Election from Dr. Kiki – https://goo.gl/IkrfSL
(10:42) – More Success Fixing Sickle Cell Gene with CRISPR, Dr. Kiki – https://goo.gl/DtHL2Z
(14:48) – Antibody protects developing fetus from Zika virus, mouse study shows, Dr. Kiki – https://goo.gl/tbG2gR
(19:51) – The fate of Neanderthal genes, Justin – https://goo.gl/5zWUks
and now it’s time for…
(28:37) – Blair’s Animal Corner
(29:00) – Blair’s Animal Corner Theme Music
(29:21) – Study shows how giraffe assassin bugs outwit spider prey, Blair – https://goo.gl/GN0XYz
(36:45) – Thorny devil found to drink through its skin with assist from gravity, Blair – https://goo.gl/saLYSe
(45:12) – And we’re at the break!
(45:25) – Half-Time Theme Music.
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(50:21) – Interstitial Music: George Hrab, “Skeptic,” from the album “Vitriol.” (https://itun.es/us/H1qUe).
(50:56) – And we’re back from the break!
(51:03) – How the chicken crossed the Red Sea, Justin – https://goo.gl/zER5Dd
(57:46) – Why Do Seabirds Eat Plastic? The Answer Stinks, Dr. Kiki – https://goo.gl/F2IiQH
(1:05:56) – Life took hold on land 300 million years earlier than thought, Justin – https://goo.gl/zn1wUR
(1:12:41) – Plants ‘see’ underground by channelling light to their roots, Dr. Kiki – https://goo.gl/rC9AUm
Quick Science Bytes! —
(1:16:42) – Humans proven to recognize partially obscured snakes more easily than other animals, Blair – https://goo.gl/WWu4t1
(1:21:25) – Failure to communicate in the brain may be behind indifference to music, Dr. Kiki – https://goo.gl/kCFCC1
(1:25:16) – Solved: Algal flour was causing violent illnesses, Soylent says, Dr. Kiki – https://goo.gl/WEWVrG
(1:30:36) – Show Wrap-up & Thank you’s.
(1:35:20) – End Theme
And that’s all, folks! Except, we still have…
(1:38:54) – The After-Show!
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