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EarthSky 22: DNA barcodes

DNA barcodes and what a dining experience of the future might look like. Plus the leaking of internal documents from an influential think-tank, music, and more.

Host: Jorge Salazar
Lead Producer: Mike Brennan

ES 22 Producers: Deborah Byrd, Ryan Britton, Emily Howard

Science News of the Week:

Why the adolescent brain is more susceptible to drug abuse

Artist's concept of GJ 1214b orbiting its star. Credit: NASA, ESA, and D. Aguilar (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)

A water-covered steamy giant exoplanet

Stress, depression and aging

A rocket launched into the aurora borealis

Electric cars more harmful to health and the environment than gasoline cars?

Song of the Week:

The Black and White Years’ “Everything’s Eventual” off Patterns. The BWYs were an early announcement to the South By Southwest Music festival this year, coming up in mid-March. Congrats guys!

Image Credit: adactio

This Week’s Featured Stories:

DNA on your Dinner Plate Jorge speaks with David Shindel, Executive Secretary of the Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL), about DNA barcodes and what a dining experience of the future might look like.

Denial Gate Deborah Byrd and Jorge discuss a big story in climate change this week… the leaking of internal documents from an influential think-tank.

Photo credit: Marina & Enrique

Thanks for listening in. We’ll catch ya next week!

This week’s musical contributors:

Jesse Woods

Ocote Soul Sounds

Sleep Good

The Black and White Years

One Hundred Flowers

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