Hosts: Ed Brown, Penny Dumsday, Lucas Randall
[00:00:35] Researchers at the University of Richmond taught a group of 17 rats how to drive tiny little plastic cars. The rats found driving to be relaxing!
[00:11:28] Why do we like music? It’s a question that neuroscientists have wondered about for decades. A paper in the Journal of Neuroscience suggests it’s related to learning.
[00:18:37] Cows can not only recognise other cows, but they form friendships and bonds that don’t align with the social hierarchy of the herd.
[00:26:28] Ornithologists in the Amazon have recorded the world’s loudest bird. It’s mating call can reach 125 decibels – louder than front row at a rock concert.
This episode contains traces of the Have I Got News For You panel discussing the discovery of the world’s loudest bird.