SoT 298: Streptococcus Galactica

June 7, 2018

Hosts: Ed Brown, Penny Dumsday, Lucas Randall

[00:01:12] Jaundice, fairly common in newborn babies, could be an evolutionary advantage.

[00:10:14] France is being invaded by giant, carnivorous, cloned flatworms. And it has been for more than two decades.

[00:16:16] The rare birds native to the South Georgia islands, in the middle of nowhere, are no longer at risk from introduced rodents. They have been saved by a successful eradication project.

[00:20:51] Asteroid 2015 BZ509 has mystified astronomers with it’s retrograde orbit. A new theory suggests it could orbit the wrong way because it’s an intruder from another solar system.

This episode contains traces of WCVB reporter Mary Saladna’s story about a new restaurant in Boston.