SoT 295: The Red Light District

May 7, 2018

Hosts: Ed Brown, Penny Dumsday, Sarah de Garis

[00:01:25] A study by a team from University of Sussex shows that horses can not only distinguish human facial expressions, but they remember people’s emotional states several hours later.

[00:08:23] Male fruit flies enjoy sex.

[00:17:07] There’s a fungus that uses tiny crystals to sense gravity. And it can do that, because it stole genes from a bacteria.

[00:21:06] Kids have a lot of energy – but in terms of endurance and recovery, they can even perform better than highly-trained adult endurance athletes.

This episode contains traces of Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos sharing his vision of a space-faring future.