EarthSky 22: DNA like a wire for life

Scientist reveals secrets of DNA – double helix that makes us who we are. Song of the week by Mother Falcon. Your 22 minutes of science and music.

Host: Jorge Salazar
Lead Producer: Mike Brennan

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

Science news of the week:

Walking through doorways may cause memory lapses

A new map of the moon’s surface

Image Credit: NASA

Silicon wafer fashioned after butterfly wings

Meditating, daydreaming and psychiatric disorders

Song of the week:

Mother Falcon’s song “Serpent Tongues” from their album “Alhambra”.

This week’s featured stories:

DNA Wire for Life Jorge Salazar speaks with Dr. Jacqueline Barton of CalTech on her award winning research on DNA.

Global Night Sky: Constellation Orion Deborah Byrd on the sky’s most famous constellation, Orion the Hunter. How you can see it.

Orion’s Belt, Image Credit: NASA

Weird Science: Mini-turbines in Blood Ryan Britton on generating electricity from mini-turbines in your bloodstream! (!?)

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

This week’s musical contributors:

Ocote Soul Sounds

Mother Falcon

Sleep Good

The Black and White Years

One Hundred Flowers

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