Science news of the week:
Snowy owl sightings soaring in lower 48 states of U.S. in 2012
Two more planets orbiting in double star systems
Volcanoes might have triggered the Little Ice Age
Asteroid Eros at its closest since 1975 on January 31
GRAIL’s first video shows moon’s far side
New species of ancient crocodile nicknamed “Shieldcroc”
Song of the week:
The Lovely Sparrow’s “While Sailing”
This week’s featured stories:
The Early Universe Jorge speaks with Dr. Ger de Bruyn about observing the early universe with the International LOFAR Telescope.
Snowy Owl Eruption Migration Jorge talks with biologist Denver Holt about the recent migration of arctic snowy owls into the lower 48 states.
The Little Ice Age Jorge talks with Deborah Byrd about the new research suggesting that the Little Ice Age might have been caused by a series of volcanic eruptions.
Thanks for listening in. We’ll catch ya next week!
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