EarthSky 22: Coral-inspired cement

Science and music together at last! Press play. From your friends at EarthSky in Austin, Texas.

Host: Jorge Salazar
Lead Producer: Mike Brennan

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

Science news of the week:

Halloween weekend snowstorm

A star with spiral arms

SAO 206462 is a relatively young star with a circumstellar disk and spiral arms.

Antarctic fur seals return to the exact spot of their birth when it’s time to breed

Prehistoric jawbone found in England

More steps toward China’s “Heavenly Palace”

Song of the week:

Black Book’s song “The Big Idea” from their EP “An Introduction To…”

Scientist cutting a ice core sample, Image Credit: NOAA

This week’s featured stories:

Coral-inspired cement EarthSky went to Monterey Bay, California to interview Brent Constantz, CEO of Calera Corporation, a company that sequesters carbon dioxide from power plant emissions in the creation of cement. He spoke with Jorge Salazar on the beach.

Weird Science Ryan Britton on bacteria that can make you smarter.

Abrupt climate change Beth Lebwohl spoke with Richard Alley, Penn State geologist and winner of a 2011 Heinz Award about how ice cores indicate Earth’s climate has changed abruptly in the past.

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

This week’s musical contributors:

Black Books

Monarchs

Maneja Beto

The Black and White Years

One Hundred Flowers

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