Science news of the week:
First super-Earth found orbiting in the habitable zone of a star similar to our sun
Changes in young men’s brains after one week of playing violent video games
Thawing permafrost releasing more greenhouse gases than previous estimates
SETI back in business, searching for signals of other life forms
Song of the week:
The Story Of’s “How it is” from their album Until the Autumn.
This week’s featured stories:
Water on Europa Jorge Salazar speaks with planetary scientist Britney Schmidt about her study published in Nature that found evidence of liquid water on Jupiter’s moon Europa.
Global Night Sky: The Geminid meteor showers Skywatcher Deborah Byrd talks about the best times to see the meteor shower this month.
Kepler 22b Jorge speaks with Alan Boss about Kepler 22b, the first super-Earth orbiting in the habitable zone of a star similar to our sun.
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