Teaching Angela to appreciate history
July 10th, 1925 saw the start of the Scopes trial, which pitted a high school teacher against the wrath of Tennessee creationists.
We received a correction of a few small errors in our discussion of Quantum Theory in Episode 16.
An article published in Astronomy and Astrophysics details the discovery of bleach in space. We discuss the formation of hydrogen peroxide in space and what this means for the existence of water in our solar system.
Researchers at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich have induced defensive mechanisms in a species of acorn-dwelling ants.
Fish are closing the gap! According to a just-published study, fish use tools (or maybe proto-tools depending on your preferred definition “tool”). The set of pictures of the fish doing its thing is here.
Owen delves deep into the murky waters of Autism Western Cape and their recent conference on treating Autistic children with pseudo-medicine instead of giving them the specialized care they deserve. He hasn’t made eye contact since.
In the inaugural edition of Cool Instruments we look at the billion pixel telescope to be launched, by the European Space Agency, known as Gaia. This telescope is intended to create a 3-D map of our galaxy, detect gazillions of extra-solar planets and measure 500 000 quasars.
“Insufficient facts always invite danger.” CMDR Spock, Star Trek (the original series), “Space Seed” http:/
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