InSight gets a helpful tap, amber gives clues towards Ideal Glass, and fish finger development!
SoT 332: Muddy, Liefie and Lixy
Trip report from Lake Mungo, ancient Denisovans spread widely, an accidental super material, genetically modified phage therapy and trees use the Wood Wide Web!
SoT 287: An Army of Clones
- March 3, 2018
- Tagged as: amber, ancestors, bacteria, bacteriophages, Cheddar Man, cloning, crayfish, early humans, rockets, SpaceX, spiders, Tesla
Elon Musk’s Big Rocket, cloned crayfish, bladder-borne bacteriophages, Cheddar Man reconstructed and tiny ancient spider-tails!
SoT 258: An Elephant Never Sleeps
- March 29, 2017
- Tagged as: Aboriginal, ancestors, archaea, Australia, bacteria, Elephants, human migration, Indigenous Australians, sleep
Sleepless elephants, the Archaea that we don’t know we don’t know, and tracing ancient human migration to Australia.
SoT 140: Dick Cheney or The Penguin?
No planet X, genetic modification resistance, oldest example of metastatic cancer, tracking humans via chickens, and Climate For Change.
SoT 135: Googling Water Bears
Stephen Hawking’s new ideas about black holes, the leach that can survive 24 hours in liquid nitrogen, ancient footprints. ancient stars and more!
SoT 129: The Pit of Eggs
- December 17, 2013
- Tagged as: ancestors, comet, contraception, epigenetics, evolution, genetics, male contraception, memory, mice, space exploration, the moon
Mice that inherit memories, crowdfunding, comet ISON and the oldest human DNA. Plus male contraceptives, and China sends a rover to the moon.
SoT 120: Yay Science!
Blue-green algae and motor neuron disease, the hole in your skull that affects how you walk, bacteria absorbing DNA, a new island created by and earthquake and the plant that grows tomatoes and potatoes.
SoT 89: Sky Fall in Russia
- February 21, 2013
- Tagged as: ancestors, bionics, evolution, insects, light pollution, meteor, origins of life, prosthetics, smell, spiders
Russian meteor strike, the common ancestor of mammals, self-assembling molecules, spiders in the sky and more!
SoT 71: The Least Strange Thing About Christopher Walken
Reality TV on Mars, beer, Denisovan genome, brain destroying bacteria and more!