Hosts: Ed Brown, Penny Dumsday, Lucas Randall
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[00:01:10] Wombats – the cute, pudgy marsupials in Australia, have cubic poops. Square, angular blocks of poop. But how and why? We may now have a better understanding.
[00:08:25] HD186302 is a star 184 light-years from Earth. And it’s so similar to our sun, it could be long lost twin.
[00:16:49] A team of researchers have studied the genomes of a group of microbes called Hemimastigotes and found that they are so bizarre, they deserve their very own kingdom in the tree of life.
[00:26:02] Using the Keck observatory telescopes in Hawaii, astronomers have detected water in the atmosphere of a planet 179 light years away.
This episode contains traces of WNYC’s On The Media looking at CNN’s coverage of the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s National Climate Assessment.