SoT 261: Mr. Bigglesworth

May 1, 2017

Hosts: Ed Brown, Penny Dumsday, Lucas Randall

[00:00:43] The naked mole rat is one of the strangest – certainly the ugliest – creatures on the planet. But on top of all it’s other extraordinary abilities (highly resistant to cancer, limited ability to feel pain etc) it can also survive for up to 18 minutes without oxgyen.

[00:08:35] For a long time we’ve assumed our nearest extra-solar neighbour, the Alpha Centauri system, was a trinary star system. But for the first time the calculations have been done to confirm it.


This episode may contain traces of what Neil DeGrasse Tyson calls the most important words he has ever spoken.