Science news of the week:
Halloween weekend snowstorm
A star with 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…”
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!
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