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5 minutes | Dec 5, 2020
Episode 4 - Cleaning up space junk, crystal armored ants & get moving
Featured in this episodeSpace Junk and the mission to clean it upThe European Space Agency has embarked on a noble mission to clean up Earth orbit with the help of a start-up based in Switzerland.Crystal-armored antsLeaf-cutter ants have crystal armor in their exoskeleton thanks to evolutionDoing more exercise to fight off the ill-health effects of sittingWHO has come out with a recommendation to address the growing health concerns from having a sedentary lifestyle.
5 minutes | Nov 27, 2020
Episode 3: Stopping the pandemic, rapid tests & social spiders
Featured in this episode:What have been the most effective method in stopping COVID-19 spreadStopping the spread of COVID-19 involves layers of methods coming together in unisonFrequent & rapid testing can help stop the pandemic in weeksEarly detection of those who have the virus, isolating or treating would speed up victory against the pandemicSocial spidersSpider colonies do exist and it's remarkable!
8 minutes | Nov 13, 2020
Episode 2: Mosquitoes, dog heaven, and the dark secrets of pet cloning
Featured in this episode:Mosquitoes can learn to avoid humans that swatA clever way on how mosquitoes improve their chances of survival by remembering which humans to avoidHow mosquitoes distinguish between blood and nectarOnly the female mosquito bites as it needs blood to lay eggs while their male counterparts feed mainly only nectar. Now we know how a mosquito tells one food source from the other.Do all dogs go to heaven? Tracking human-animal relationships through the archaeological survey of pet cemeteriesNot only do we believe in life after death for pets, we also think they go to the same heaven as we do.The ugly & cruel side of cloning petsGenetics and cloning technology has given pet lovers the chance to have their pets back among the living. However, it usually comes at a heavy price.
6 minutes | Nov 5, 2020
Episode 1 - Spiders can hear, social distancing bats, scary movies & a tribute to Sir Sean Connery
Featured on this episode:Spiders that can detect sound wavesOgre-faced spiders have organs in their legs that are sensitive to sound which they use to hunt preySocial distancing vampire batsVampire bats social distance when they are sick which helps prevent the spread of diseases to other batsWhat makes a horror movie scaryThere are 7 elements that make a horror movie. A combination of these elements or a masterful use of one is what defines a horror classic.
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