Science News of the Week:
A record-breaking dive into the deepest known point of the ocean
Tornadoes on the sun several times as wide as the Earth
Earth usually has more than one moon
Rocky planets very common in habitable zones around faint red stars, say astronomers
Bottlenose dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico’s Barataria Bay are showing signs of severe ill health, possibly due to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Memories really do reside in specific brain cells
The decade 2001-2010 was the warmest since records began in 1850
Song of the Week:
“All in Love” by Monahans
This Week’s Featured Stories:
Climate Extremes Jorge speaks ecologist Chris Field about the most recent IPCC report about climate change and extreme weather events.
Billions of habitable planets? Jorge speaks with Dr. Stephane Udry about observing planets around red dwarf stars and the search for life beyond Earth.
Global Night Sky Jorge speaks Deborah Byrd about the Fermi Bubbles. And, man, are they strange!
Thanks for listening in. We’ll catch ya next week!
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