SoT 344: Teeny-Tiny Black Holes

November 8, 2019

Hosts: Ed Brown, Penny Dumsday, Lucas Randall

[00:00:32] A zebra’s stripes seem to reduce the number of flies that they attract, so what would happen if you painted a cow like a zebra? Japanese researchers did exactly that, and found a similar result.

[00:08:10] An intriguing new hypothesis for Planet Nine is not a planet at all. Two astrophysicists have speculated it might actually be a very small black hole in our galaxy.

[00:25:43] By analysing cut marks on bones left by humans between 200,000 and 400,000 years ago, archaeologists have determined that the bones were kept for later consumption. Weeks after the flesh of the animal was eaten, it’s believed, the marrow in the bones was still nutritious.

This episode contains traces of Boeing Communications’ Jessica Landa and NASA Public Affairs’ Dan Huot immediately after the successful Pad Abort Test of Boeing’s Starliner Spacecraft.