SoT 179: Mice Are Not People

March 17, 2015

Hosts: Ed Brown, Dr. Shayne Joseph, Penny Dumsday, Sean Elliott

The Dawn probe arrives at dwarf planet Ceres, and finds mysterious bright spots.

An ecological study has found that large predators – lions, wolves, hyenas etc – regulate their population numbers, mainly through infanticide or social limitations on breeding.

And we talk about #TheDress, and some explanations as to why people see it differently.

Chemical engineers and astronomers at Cornell University suggest that Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, could harbour life – but not as we know it.

Russia has announced that in 2024 it will no longer support the International Space Station program, and will in fact detach the Russian modules in a plan to build its own space station.

A common ingredient in nearly everything you buy at the supermarket – emulsifiers – could, possibly, negatively affect your gut microflora. Especially if you’re a mouse. The possible effect on humans is much more complicated.

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