Thu, 15 November 2018
Hosts: Ed Brown, Penny Dumsday, Lucas Randall
00:01:11 It's an old computer trick, but a gyroscope on the Hubble Space Telescope has been fixed - with a shake and a reboot.
00:08:22 The tiny worms in dung beetle brood sacks - which are sexually transmitted - are beneficial for the beetle larvae.
00:14:33 Polychlorinated biphenyls - better known as PCBs - are industrial chemicals that have been banned in most countries for decades. But their legacy remains and has dramatic consequences for orcas and other marine mammals.
00:23:38 Humpback whales go quiet, and sometimes even silent, when large boats are around.
00:24:37 Why do male gorillas seem to enjoy babysitting so much? One possibility is that females choose good carers to mate with.
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This episode contains traces of Michael J. Fox talking to Alan Alda on the Clear and Vivid podcast.