Science news of the week:
The tallest building in the world to be built in less than 90 days
May 2012 second warmest May on record since 1880
Rio+20 met to discuss human sustainability
Global warming likely to increase wildfire risk in North America and Europe
Earth is at its farthest from the sun this week. Happy Earth aphelion everyone!
Song of the week:
Quiet Company’s “Are you a Mirror?” from their album We Are All Where We Belong
This week’s featured stories:
See Five Planets this Week Jorge Salazar speaks with skywatcher Deborah Byrd about viewing Mercury, Mars, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn this week.
Weird Science Jorge speaks with Ryan Britton about the origin and genetics of domestics dogs, and the mystery of their evolution.
The Early Universe Jorge speaks with Dr. Ger de Bruyn about observing the early universe with the International LOFAR Telescope.
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