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  • 202. Mailbag - Tears, Saliva, and Snails

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    On today’s episode: What’s the deal with salty tears? Why do we gain so much weight when we’re on vacation? What does saliva have to do with vomiting? How do snails get their shells? All that and more today on All Around Science...RESOURCESThe Lacrimal Glandhttps://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/02/the-mysterious-science-of-motion-sickness/385469/https://www.sciencefocus.com/the-human-body/why-do-we-drool-before-being-sickhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/B9780323672931000086https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/medicine-and-dentistry/hypersalivationhttps://www.nbcnews.com/healthmain/why-do-we-salivate-when-were-nauseous-880551https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7987796/CREDITS:Writing - Bobby Frankenberger & Maura ArmstrongBooking - September McCrady THEME MUSIC by Andrew Allenhttps://twitter.com/KEYSwithSOULhttp://andrewallenmusic.com

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  • 201. How Do Taste Buds Work?

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    On today’s episode: Some ants know when to save the leg and when to amputate. If you snip off a taste bad will you ever taste that taste again? All that and more today on All Around Science...RESOURCESCall the ant doctor: Amputation gives injured ants a leg up on infections | Ars TechnicaCREDITS:Writing - Bobby Frankenberger & Maura ArmstrongBooking - September McCrady THEME MUSIC by Andrew Allenhttps://twitter.com/KEYSwithSOULhttp://andrewallenmusic.com
  • 200. Science, Dystopia, and Science Fiction

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    On today’s episode: Gray whales are getting smaller, and scientists aren’t really sure why. And we talk about what sci-fi has missed in its predictions over the decades. All that and more today on All Around Science... RESOURCES Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Mountain-size 'planet killer' asteroid will make a close approach to Earth today VIDEO  These Gray Whales Are Shrinking, and Scientists Aren’t Sure Why CREDITS: Writing - Bobby Frankenberger & Maura Armstrong Booking - September McCrady  THEME MUSIC by Andrew Allen https://twitter.com/KEYSwithSOUL http://andrewallenmusic.com
  • 199. Watch A Star Explode This Summer

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    On today’s episode: Clouds of dust in space may have changed our ancestors’ climate and night sky. If you know where to look this summer, then you can see a star exploding! All that and more today on All Around Science... RESOURCES AI might run out of reading material soon The Solar System May Have Passed through Dense Interstellar Cloud 2 Million Years Ago, Altering Earth’s Climate Our Not-So-Super Nova https://www.cnet.com/science/get-ready-to-see-a-sky-explosion-that-only-happens-once-every-80-years/ https://earthsky.org/tonight/in-a-dark-sky-look-for-the-northern-crown/ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_dwarf https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nova#:~:text=All%20observed%20novae%20involve%20white,RNe)%2C%20and%20dwarf%20novae. CREDITS: Writing - Bobby Frankenberger & Maura Armstrong Booking - September McCrady  THEME MUSIC by Andrew Allen https://twitter.com/KEYSwithSOUL http://andrewallenmusic.com
  • 198. The Wood Wide Web

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    On today’s episode: Neuralink isn’t the only company putting computer chips into brains… And we examine the tangled complexity of the Wood Wide Web. All that and more today on All Around Science... RESOURCES Precision, the Brain Computer Interface company started by a former Neuralink employee https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2023/02/14/trees-fungi-share-messages-resources/ https://undark.org/2023/05/25/where-the-wood-wide-web-narrative-went-wrong/ https://www.sciencefocus.com/nature/mycorrhizal-networks-wood-wide-web https://thetyee.ca/News/2023/05/18/Detangling-Debate-Wood-Wide-Web/ https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/the-whispering-trees-180968084/ https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/strange-but-true-largest-organism-is-fungus/ https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-023-01986-1#Sec12 CREDITS: Writing - Bobby Frankenberger & Maura Armstrong Booking - September McCrady  THEME MUSIC by Andrew Allen https://twitter.com/KEYSwithSOUL http://andrewallenmusic.com
  • 197. Computer Chips In Your Brain

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    On today’s episode: Orchids might be supportive, loving parents! We’ve been hearing lots of news about Neuralink’s brain implants, so let’s talk about how it works and what’s going on. All that and more today on All Around Science... RESOURCES Third thumb! Orchids support seedlings through ‘parental nurture’ via shared underground fungal networks | News | The University of Sheffield https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7824107/# https://neuralink.com/ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuralink https://www.captechu.edu/blog/neuralinks-brain-chip-how-it-works-and-what-it-means https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/1/31/what-is-elon-musks-neuralink-brain-chip-now-being-tested-on-humans#:~:text=The%20disk%20would%20register%20brain,by%20thinking%E2%80%9D%2C%20said%20Musk. CREDITS: Writing - Bobby Frankenberger & Maura Armstrong Booking - September McCrady  THEME MUSIC by Andrew Allen https://twitter.com/KEYSwithSOUL http://andrewallenmusic.com
  • 196. Can Animals Be Warm AND Cold Blooded?

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    On today’s episode: Clear and concise science headlines help readers to avoid being misled. And we talk about how animals stay warm and keep cool. All that and more today on All Around Science... RESOURCES Researcher steps on deadly vipers 40,000 times to better predict snakebites | Science https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2314091121 First ‘warm-blooded’ dinosaurs may have emerged 180 million years ago | UCL News Were Dinosaurs Warm-Blooded? | Discover Magazine Why Dinosaurs Were Like Tuna, Great Whites, and Echidnas Leatherback Sea Turtle | National Wildlife Federation https://www.britannica.com/science/dormancy/Dormancy-in-cold-blooded-vertebrates#ref1121981 https://www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/blog/types-of-hibernation https://www.nature.com/articles/s41684-018-0218-1 https://science.uq.edu.au/article/2021/12/warm-bodied-ties-between-mammals-and-birds-more-ancient-previously-recognised Evidence for mesothermy in dinosaurs | Science https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2939168/ https://journals.biologists.com/jeb/article/227/8/jeb247781/346529 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20807394/ https://www.studysmarter.co.uk/explanations/biology/ecology/endotherm-vs-ectotherm/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37990562/ CREDITS: Writing - Bobby Frankenberger & Maura Armstrong Booking - September McCrady  THEME MUSIC by Andrew Allen https://twitter.com/KEYSwithSOUL http://andrewallenmusic.com