SoT 257: A Duck’s Bum

March 14, 2017

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

[00:00:52] Researchers have trained bees to play soccer! Well, move a tiny ball into a hole, which is a bit like human soccer only faster and more entertaining.

[00:06:15] NASA Astrobiology Institute director Penelope Boston has announced that NASA has found life – in liquid, in crystals, in a cave on Earth. But some of these microbes have been dormant for tens of thousands of years, and Dr. Boston claims to have awoken some of them!

[00:17:24] Facial recognition technology has come a long way – and now researchers are using it to track and identify lemurs in the wild!