Lead Producer and Host: Mike Brennan
Science News of the Week:
Earth at perihelion, closest to sun in early January
Birds react to birdsong much like humans respond to music
Young planets may feed gas and dust to their parent star
100 billion planets populate the Milky Way galaxy
Song of the Week:
Hundred Visions’ “Last Cab from Tunis”.
Featured This Week:
Two Comets in 2013 It’s a rare occasion to have a comet come close enough to observe with the unaided eye. This year, we may be able to see two comets. EarthSky’s Deborah Byrd and Michael Brennan discuss the two comets of 2013.
The World’s Quietest Room Jorge Salazar talks to Ryan Britton about the science of silence, and how complete quiet can make you crazy.
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