Sat, 30 April 2016
A new study looks at the vocal talents of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, and reveals what we already knew: he had an extraordinary voice!
A study of bats shows that when hunting insects, they don't plan one kill at a time. Instead they choose flight paths that take them to two victims in quick succession.
A study looking at high powered hand dryers - in particular the Dyson Airblades - has found they can spread a lot of virus particles. But that's only a problem if you don't wash your hands properly. And you probably don't.
Peter Miller is a professional sound designer and music composer who has worked in the film & music business for nearly 40 years. He writes at Hummadruz about various audio phenomena and pseudo-science.
This episode contains traces of Stephen Colbert and Dr. Manny Alvarez describing correct hand-washing technique.
Mon, 25 April 2016
Penguins need to be counted, and scientists need your help counting them! PenguinWatch blends citizen science with cute penguins!
Stephen Hawking and Yuri Milner team up again to fund an extremely ambitious $100m research program to send probes to Alpha Centauri.
A new chemical test could reveal whether fossilised bones were from pregnant – and therefore female – dinosaurs.
This episode contains traces of Stephen Hawking announcing the "Starshot" Breakthrough Initiative.
Mon, 18 April 2016
Scientists at the University of New South Wales could soon be able to regrow homan bone and tissue in the body, with stem cells.
In the quest for better data to protect endangered vultures, conservationists are turning to 3D printing eggs.
Korean researchers have discovered that Skuas - mid-sized Antarctic seabirds - can recognise individual humans.
Hope is running out for the troubled Japanese space telescope, Hitomi.
Mon, 11 April 2016
Dr. Brad McKay tells us about his time as a host on a medical reality TV show.
Most Australian doctors agree that nobody has contracted Lyme Disease from a tick in Australia, but many victims feel they have. Dr. McKay weighs in on the science behind Lyme Disease.
The anus was a pretty important evolutionary step that meant animals no longer had to poop out their mouths. But recent videos of gelatinous sea creatures called comb jellies shed new light on the evolution of the so-called through-gut.
A newly discovered Kuiper Belt Object adds more evidence to the "Planet Nine" theory of a distant ninth planet in our solar system.
Amateur astronomers have captured video of a probable asteroid crashing into Jupiter.
Japan's newly launched US$270 million x-ray space telescope appears to be out of control. However, some signals have been received giving officials hope that it may yet be saved.
The discovery of a fossil skull in Kazakhstan suggest that the 'Siberian unicorn" - more of a rhinoceros, really - may have gone extinct only 29,000 years ago. Previous estimates were that it died out 350,000 years ago.
This episode may contain traces of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.