Episode 78 of the Mindcast is up!
Death by Gamma Rays – a pair of stars is poised to fire in our general direction, misnamed “planetary” nebulae may actually require planets to form, NASA proposes to cut funding to ill-planned Mars mission, electrons move through rock, and are captured moving through molecules in the cell too.
MicroRNA molecule helps make our skin and may help fight cancer, and also in the Battle for Humanity, biological control of Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter proves successful, a plant compound synergizes with commonly-used Bt to deliver a knockout punch to insects. Evolution of crustaceans supports the idea that evolution drives toward complexity.
Theme = Firefly by Greg Edmundson.
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