SoT 168: It’s Not Milk It’s Bean Juice

Hosts: Ed Brown, Penny Dumsday, Dr. Kate Naughton and Lucas Randall

Download_greenA team of bioengineers is trying to make artificial milk in a lab and without animals. They call it “Muufri”.
In order to study penguins up close, without disturbing them, researchers from Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique used small baby-penguin sized rovers. The rover – cleverly disguised as a penguin – was able to monitor penguins and even quick-tempered elephant seals without alarming the animals.
A man who had brain surgery for a serious medical condition unexpectedly found his arachnophobia cured.
It was a bad week for commercial spaceflight, after Orbital Sciences’ Antares rocket exploded seconds after launch and then Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo broke apart during a test flight.

Kate Naughton is a geneticist and marine biologist.

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