SoT 346: Guinea Pig Guinea Pigs

November 26, 2019

Hosts: Ed Brown, Penny Dumsday, Lucas Randall

[00:01:23] Danuvius guggenmosi was a great ape that lived 11.6 million years ago in southern Germany and it has just been formally described in the journal Nature. But the really interesting thing about this discovery is what it could suggest about bipedalism – our ancestors were walking upright much earlier than previously thought.

[00:10:19] Spaceflight is a dangerous endeavour. Astronauts risk muscle atrophy, bone weakness, cardiovascular issues, eyesight disorders, and a host of other ailments. But now, researchers have found another serious health risk: stagnant or backwards blood flow in the internal jugular vein.

[00:19:16] Some people who don’t like vegetables may have a genetic reason to avoid their greens. (But some people are also just fussy!)

[00:25:52] Researchers in Sweden have created a molecule that they claim can trap solar energy and store it for decades. But there isn’t a lot of information available about it.

This episode contains traces of an ABC News report about a real life “Breaking Bad” situation.