A luxurious plan to save seahorses, precise methane measurements, 65,000 year old food and the environmental impact of dying.
Painting cows to look like zebras, Planet Nine could be a black hole and prehistoric humans used bones like soup cans!
SoT 333: Altered State Of Consciousness
- June 9, 2019
- Tagged as: archaeology, artificial intelligence, bonobos, cancer, climate change, drugs, lung cancer, machine learning, mating, trees
Bonobo mothers watch their sons mating, AI detects lung cancer, trees trying to keep up with carbon dioxide levels and the drug-laced contents of an ancient Shaman’s pouch.
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 329: Not The Father Of Lies
The ancient historian that got it right, possible very early humans in Australia, and can some people detect magnetic fields?
SoT 327: You’ve Been Browned!
- March 28, 2019
- Tagged as: archaeology, astronomy, galaxies, linguistics, Nikola Tesla, plants, rogue planets, speech
Houseplants don’t clean the air, lots of rogue planets in our galaxy, and our galaxy could be bigger than Andromeda. Plus, how our changing diets changed our language.
SoT 322: Captain’s Log
- February 20, 2019
- Tagged as: archaeology, lapis lazuli, magnetic field, plants, spiders
Why was lapis lazuli found in a medieval tooth? Can plants be trained? How does body position affect spidey-sense? And why has the Earth’s magnetic field suddenly sped up?
SoT 321: Our Favourite Science Stories of 2018
- January 15, 2019
- Tagged as: ancient art, Ancient Rome, archaeology, chili, ethics, Europa, evolution, exoplanets, fossils, genetic engineering, hurricanes, lizards, poop, Vulcan, wombats
Our top stories from 2018. All the stories we thought particularly interesting, from wombat poop to very hot chilies!
SoT 310: Faster Than Lightning
- September 26, 2018
- Tagged as: archaeology, art, climate change, dolphins, fish, mirror test, self-awareness, self-recognition, shark attacks
The oldest known drawing, sharks attacking dolphins, and the first fish to pass the mirror test.
SoT 308: The Universe Does Exist
- September 13, 2018
- Tagged as: Ancient Egypt, archaeology, bacteria, cannabis, cheese, cosmology, dark energy, marijuana, microbiology, string theory
The genetics of marijuana use, microbes that darken, String Theory vs Dark Energy, Ancient Egyption cheese.