This Week in Science Podcast (TWIS) - episode 819

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(0:00) - Recording Start (about SCIENCE, not JUSTIN'S BIG HEAD)
(1:49) - Intro, Dr. Kiki
(2:15) - Disclaimer! Disclaimer! Disclaimer! - Justin
(4:39) - Opening Theme Music
(5:13) - Opening "Good Science!" Greetings - with Dr. Kiki, Blair & Justin.

(8:05) - Quick Science Bytes!

(8:07) - Muon magnetism could hint at a breakdown of physics’ standard model, Dr. Kiki
(14:55) - Tattoo made of gold nanoparticles revolutionizes medical diagnostics, Justin
(19:54) - Italian dogs sniff through COVID-19 bootcamp, Blair
(23:39) - For breastfeeding moms, COVID-19 vaccinations may also protect babies, Blair
(26:23) - Scientists harness chaos to protect devices from hackers, Dr. Kiki

(28:43) - 1st Break - Please tell other friends where to find TWIS here on YouTube, @TWIScience on Twitter & Instagram, and on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/ThisWeekinScience.

(28:54) - Interview w/ Ben Goldfarb

Ben Goldfarb is the author of "Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter," winner of the 2019 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. His work has appeared in publications including the Atlantic, Science, Orion Magazine, and National Geographic. He lives in Spokane, Washington, with his wife, Elise, and his dog, Kit — which is, of course, what you call a baby beaver

(1:20:34) - Where can people find you online?

• https://www.bengoldfarb.com/
• https://twitter.com/ben_a_goldfarb
• https://www.chelseagreen.com/product/eager-paperback/

(1:21:24) - Interview Wrap Up

(1:23:32) - And we're at the break!

(1:23:41) - TWIS & The Daily Tech News Show will have a Mash-Up Show together, Saturday, April 17th, @ 4 p.m. PT — send us what Science & Technology stories you want to hear. This is where you can find out about our Zazzle store (http://www.zazzle.com/thisweekinscience) and supporting us through Paypal (http://bit.ly/twis-paypal) and Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/thisweekinscience). Tell more folks about TWIS (http://twis.org). And please leave great reviews for the podcast on iTunes (http://apple.co/2bJGvtB). More minions, please!

(1:24:35) - Back from the break!

(1:24:38) - Blair’s Animal Corner
(1:24:44) - Blair’s Animal Corner Theme
(1:25:08) - Cone snails use sexual enticements to lure prey out of hiding, Blair
(1:32:58) - Fireflies have a potential -- protective 'musical armor' against bats, Blair

Science News —

() - Mysterious blobs found off the coast of Norway identified as squid egg sacs, Justin
() - A new type of battery that can charge ten times faster than a lithium-ion battery created, Justin
() - Neanderthal ancestry identifies oldest modern human genome, Justin
() - Raindrops also keep fallin’ on exoplanets, Dr. Kiki
() - Great tits change their traditions for the better, Dr. Kiki
See also - Population turnover facilitates cultural selection for efficiency in birds
() - Could Mario Kart Teach Us How to Reduce World Poverty and Improve Sustainability? Dr. Kiki
() - ‘Brain Glue’ Helps Repair Circuitry in Severe TBI, Dr. Kiki

() - Show wrap up

() - TWIS & The Daily Tech News Show will have a Mash-Up Show together, Saturday, April 17th, @ 4 p.m. PT — send us what Science & Technology stories you want to hear.

() - Thank you’s to our Patreon Sponsors.

() - NEXT WEEK: World Beaver Day - Beaver Expert Goldfarb - The Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter

() - End Theme

And that's all, folks! Except, we still have...

() - The After Show! -
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