SoT 130: The Best Science Stories of 2013

Putting a cardboard cap on dung beetles demonstrated that they can navigate at night by using the Milky Way. Image: Marcus Byrne
Putting a cardboard cap on dung beetles demonstrated that they can navigate at night by using the Milky Way.
Image: Marcus Byrne

Hosts: Ed Brown, Dr. Shayne Joseph, Dyani Lewis, Lucas Randall.

Topics covered:

Chelyabinsk Meteor

Government funding decreases

The rise of crowdfunding

“Mississippi Baby” Cured of HIV

A Lab-Grown Burger Gets a Taste Test

Eating insects: good for you, good for the environment

Disappearing Bees

Dung Beetles

Pubic LIce

DNA Analysis Confirms Skeleton of King Richard III

This Castle’s Toilet Still Holds Parasites From Crusaders’ Faeces

First human brain-to-brain interface

Neuroscientists Wire Two Rats’ Brains Together And Watch Them Trade Thoughts

Mice Inherit Specific Memories, Because Epigenetics?

Bizarre 6-Inch Skeleton Shown to Be Human

Planetary Science

China Moon Landing: ‘Jade Rabbit’ Rover Basks in Lunar Bay of Rainbows

Mars Lander Wins Out for 2016 Mission Over Titan Boat and Comet Hopper

 

Dyani Lewis is a researcher currently working at the Melbourne School of Population Health in the field of sexual and reproductive health. She is the Science and Technology Producer on Melbourne Uni’s Up Close podcast, and she writes for her blog, The Conversation and many other sites.

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