SoT 334: That’s My Clickbait!

June 24, 2019

Hosts: Ed Brown, Dr. Shayne Jospeh, Penny Dumsday, Jo Benhamu

[00:00:54] After many months away from the show, Shayne discusses his depression and how he’s been dealing with it.
[00:11:26] Two astronomers published a paper that seemed to suggest our hominid ancestors switch to walking on two feet as a result of a supernova exploding around 8 million years ago. And while that may be plausible, it wasn’t really what the paper was about.
[00:21:09] Dr. Susan Mackinnon, from Washington University in St. Louis, recently faced an ethical dilemma while in surgery. To save her patient’s leg, she needed to rely on controversial Nazi-made illustrations.
[00:43:51] In a large fake village in Burkina Faso, entomologists have used a genetically engineered fungus to almost eradicate an entire population of mosquitoes. This could be an exciting project to end malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases.
[00:51:40] Science on Top
This episode contains traces of WCNC-TV’s Wake Up Charlotte hosts discussing a fan’s Mariah Carey birthday cake.