Science news of the week:
A hopeful new vaccine for Alzheimer’s disease
Blood sample from mom and saliva specimen from dad yield 98% of genome of a human fetus
An exceptionally distant galaxy
New global Map of Life
Song of the week:
Shakey Graves’ “Roll the Bones” from his album by the same name.
This week’s featured stories:
The Science of Language and Music Jorge Salazar speaks with evolutionary neuroscientist Mark Changizi about his new book, Harnessed: How Language and Music Mimicked Nature and Transformed Ape to Man.
The World’s Quietest Room Jorge and Ryan Britton discuss the weird science of silence and how silence can drive you crazy.
Skywatching for Early Birds Deborah Byrd tells you about the beautiful things you can see in the sky before dawn in June 2012. Set your alarm and make a date with Jupiter, Venus, and the earliest sunrises of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
Thanks for listening in to your 22 minutes of science and music!
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