SoT 255: Smelly Twins

February 28, 2017

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

[00:01:17] Have scientists really discovered a new continent under New Zealand? Well, sort of!

[00:07:24] Bad body odour could be treated by a bacteria transplant from someone with less offensive armpits!

[00:12:07] The malaria parasite could be making your blood attractive to mosquitoes.

[00:15:11] By combining multiple datasets, astronomers have developed a more accurate idea about how fast our sun orbits the centre of our galaxy. It’s pretty fast.

[00:22:21] Many animals use echolocation to navigate, but the Vietnamese pygmy dormouse could be the first tree-climbing mammal that does.


This episode contains traces of TVNZ’s news report about the continent Zealandia.