SoT 328: Thralala, Thralala, Thralala!

April 2, 2019

Hosts: Ed Brown, Penny Dumsday, Lucas Randall

[00:00:32] Some fish can survive the freezing cold waters of Antarctica thanks to a gene that makes anti-freeze. But how do fish in the Arctic, in the Northern hemisphere, also have the same gene?
[00:08:33] Some people can smell when people are sick. Could these ‘super-smellers’ help diagnose Parkinson’s Disease early on?
[00:21:26] DNA is made of four nucleotides: G, A, T, and C. Now an interdisciplinary team of researchers has doubled that genetic code by creating synthetic DNA that uses eight letters.
[00:27:55] NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is currently orbiting the asteroid 101955 Bennu. But it turns out Bennu is no ordinary asteroid… it spits!

This episode contains traces of 6abc Action News hosts Brian Taff and Jeannette Reyes discussing a cheesy Swiss experiment.