Science news of the week:
Huge asteroid 2005 YU55 swept closely past Earth. Phew!
Wild weather in Texas and Oklahoma
Among baboons, best leaders are sociable types.
A snowstorm of epic proportions in Alaska
Hubble finds 69 young galaxies in the process of formation
Song of the week:
Bright Lights’s song “Break in the System” from their new album “CONNECT”
This week’s featured stories:
Killer Asteroids? Skywatching expert Deborah Byrd on our close encounter with Asteroid 2005 YU55, and the doomsday hype that seems to be ever increasing in the collective dialogue. Chill out people.
Age Reversal Jorge speaks with Dr. Ronald DePinho on his study of age reversal in mice.
Social Networking for Bacteria Microbiologist Eric Alm has found evidence that bacteria are connected all around the world.
Thanks for listening in. We’ll catch ya next week!
This week’s musical contributors:
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