Science news of the week:
Worldwide shark attack fatalities reached a 20-year high during 2011
A link between neuropsychiatric disorders and intellectual pursuits
Sunlight causes particles to kill ocean phytoplankton
Reported increase in jellyfish in the world’s oceans is not supported by hard evidence or scientific analyses
Strong evidence for an ocean on ancient Mars
Song of the week:
Melogrand’s “Around Again” from their first full-length album, the upcoming Waves for the Ages
This week’s featured stories:
Penetrating Lake Vostok Jorge speaks with polar scientist Dr. Chuck Kennicutt about drilling into a 15-million-year-old lake in Antarctica.
ALMA Jorge talks with astronomer Al Wooten about a new network of radio telescopes in Chile that will help us understand the birth of stars.
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