SoT 232: Peanut Butter Makes Everything Better

July 7, 2016

Hosts: Ed Brown, Penny Dumsday, Lucas Randall.

[00:00:55] Fish that spend part of the time on land – such as mudskippers, American eels, and sea scorpions – may have evolved that ability separately more than 30 times! Watch the video of blennies hopping across rocks here!

[00:07:08] Tabby’s Star, also known as Where’s The Flux, has been described as “the most mysterious star in the universe”. It’s the star with the strange dimming patterns that caused some speculation that it might be an alien megastructure. Well it almost certainly isn’t an alien megastructure, but the story behind its discovery and the plans to study it closer are just as cool!

[00:18:00] A new study finds links between low-fibre diets and peanut allergies.


This episode may contain traces of Tabetha Boyajian’s TED Talk, The most mysterious star in the universe.