Sot 224: Useless Babies

Hosts: Ed Brown, Dr. Shayne Joseph, Penny Dumsday, Lucas Randall.

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SpaceX plans to send uncrewed Dragon capsules to Mars… as early as 2018. And they might even be able to do it!

Study of a rare fossil of a baby titanosaur shows that some dinosaurs were left to fend for themselves immediately after hatching.

The bittersweet nightshade plant has an ancient defense mechanism – it recruits armies of ants to ward off slugs and predators.

Astronomers have discovered that Makemake, the second brightest dwarf planet in the Kuiper belt, has a moon. Surprisingly, it’s much darker than Makemake – and about 1,300 times fainter.

 

This episode contains traces of ABC News’ in-depth coverage of the SpaceX announcement.