This Week in Science

04 November, 2015 – Episode 539 – This Week in Science Podcast (TWIS)

November 6, 2015105 min
Antarctica Is Doomed, Antarctica Is Fine, Vampiric Microbes, Social Anti-Matter, Popeye Quack frog Sex, Cowbirds Get Out, Oxytocin Social, Dopamine Damage, New World Pompeii, Dating Mass Extinction, Viral Skin, How To Astronaut, Redaction, Sex Change Tree, Poop For Power, And Much More… Disclaimer Disclaimer Disclaimer! If you have ever gazed upwards on a starry night, and wanted a closer look at the twinkling lights… If you have ever noticed how sounds change as they approach and then depart… If you have ever touched something rough or smooth or warm or wet and wondered why it feels the way it does… If you have ever pondered why some things taste sweet, while others are bitter… And why is it when I throw a ball in the air, it falls down… every time… without exception… The answers we are accustomed to accepting tell us little about why… The twinkling lights are stars, things that are wet feel wet because they are wet… Things that are heated up feel hot… ice cream feels cold an

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