Lead Producer and Host: Mike Brennan
Science news of the week:
NOAA’s State of the Arctic reported record low sea-ice level
The National Climatic Data Center reported that 2012 will most likely be the warmest year on record for the contiguous U.S.
Biomimicry: Porcupine quills being studied to create new medical adhesives
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured images of a “mini-Nile” on Saturn’s moon Titan
Song of the Week:
The Shin’s “No Way Down” from the Spotify Sessions curated by Jim Eno.
Featured This Week:
Spotify Sessions Curated by Jim Eno Jim Eno, producer and drummer of the band Spoon talks about recording the Shins in his studio, Public Hi-Fi, in Austin, TX.
The December Solstice Deborah Byrd and Michael Brennan talk about the solstice and celebrating the new year coming and the days getting longer again!
Doomsday Prophecies Jorge Salazar speaks with professor of Mayan archeology, Kathryn Reese-Taylor about what archeologists know about the Mayan calendar and the 2012 doomsday prophecies.
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