InSight gets a helpful tap, amber gives clues towards Ideal Glass, and fish finger development!
The funny, interesting or just weird bits from 2019 that didn’t make the final show!
SoT 326: A Very Lovely Molecule
- March 21, 2019
- Tagged as: biology, bone marrow transplants, HIV, InSight, mars, planetary science, Saturn, Titan, twins
The Mars InSight drill hits a rock, twins that are neither fraternal nor identical, a second man cured of HIV, and the origins of Titan’s atmosphere.
SoT 300: Science and Selfies
- June 21, 2018
- Tagged as: blood test, cancer, mars, marshmallow experiment, Planet Nine, pluto, pregnancy, psychology
Dunes on Pluto, organics on Mars. Marshmallow test reproduced, blood tests for pregnancy due dates and cancers. A potential refutation of the Planet Nine hypothesis.
SoT 289: A Wisdom of Wombats
- March 21, 2018
- Tagged as: diabetes, geomagnetism, Juno, Jupiter, magnetic field, penguins
Jupiter’s interior, six types of diabetes, a new supercolony of penguins, and an ancient African custom now helping understand Earth’s magnetic field.
SoT 265: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes
- June 4, 2017
- Tagged as: bad journalism, biology, climate change, flamingos, international space station, Juno, Jupiter, media, mice, planetary science, space, sperm, Svalbard
Juno results, the real situation at the Svalbard seed vault, very stable flamingos, and Space Sperm used to make baby mice!
SoT 202: Argon-Argon
- October 15, 2015
- Tagged as: adaptation, asteroid, asthma, bees, climate change, dinosaurs, evolution, extinction, gut bacteria, mars, meteor, meteorite, movies, planetary science, The Martian, volcanoes, water
Liquid water found on Mars, the tongues of long-tongued bumblebees are shrinking, four kinds of gut bacteria linked to asthma, volcanoes may have contributed to the dinosaur extinction, and The Martian gets favourable reviews.
SoT 191: A Matter of Voltage
More communication with Philae, new treatments for depression, OneWeb satellite network, comprehensive virus test, and how the holes in Swiss Cheese are made!
SoT 190: Why The Long Face?
New Horizons is one month away from Pluto, and Pluto’s moons have weird orbits. 120,000 Saiga antelopes mysteriously died last month, Philae’s woken up and LightSail was a success!
SoT 180: Condescending Chameleons
- March 23, 2015
- Tagged as: astronomy, atmosphere, bacteria, chameleons, crystallography, Grandmother Hypothesis, killer whales, menopause, methane, microbes, obesity, sewage, Uranus, whales
Methane storms on Uranus, reasons for menopause, chameleon colours explained, and sewage as an indicator of obesity.