Science news of the week:
Extreme Weather Alerts coming soon to your cell phone
Fructose negatively affects learning and memory
Urban heat islands accelerate tree growth
A robot arm that can find information from a living human brain
A new planet discovered around the sunlike star KOI-872
Song of the week:
Shearwater’s “You as You Were” from their new album Animal Joy. Shearwater are out on their US tour now; European tour starts in June. Catch them if you can!
This week’s featured stories:
Global Night Sky: Solar Eclipse, Lunar Eclipse Jorge Salazar and Deborah Byrd talk about the solar eclipse this weekend, and the lunar eclipse coming up on the morning of June 4.
Chimp Attack! Ryan Britton is back with a Weird Science story about a chimpanzee that can plan ahead. This chimp has a bad reputation for throwing rocks at humans.
Shared Solar Jorge speaks with Dr. Vijay Modi about providing affordable “off-grid” electricity – and how it is changing lives in the developing world.
Thanks for listening in!
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