Mummies in the Yukon, Benefits of Anger, Cosmic Nothingness
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 193
- Jun 20, 2019 8:00 pm
- 1:39:10 mins
Mummified Animals and Million Year-Old Hyena Teeth Found Frozen in Canadian Ice Guest: Grant Zazula, Paleontologist, the Government of Yukon Paleontologists from the Yukon Territory in Canada have discovered and identified ancient mummified animals frozen in the ice and the first evidence of million year-old hyenas living in North America. Apple Seed Guest: Sam Payne, Host, The Apple Seed, BYUradio Sam stops by to share a story. Anger Can Actually Be Good for You Guest: Ryan Martin, Professor, Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay We all lose our tempers and feel provoked by things we encounter on a daily basis. But anger doesn't happen in a vacuum, and our frustration comes from an evolutionary heritage designed to help us fight and correct injustices. Nothing: the Answer to Our Biggest Questions About the Universe? Guest: Paul Sutter, Astrophysicist, The Ohio State University, author, and host of "Ask a Spaceman" podcast Our universe is filled with a whole lot of nothing–and this cosmic nothingness is where dark energy is able to expand the universe. Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist who takes concepts like dark energy and cosmic nothingness and explains what we know, what we don’t, and everything in between. Your Cheese Has a Spray Tan Guest: Gina Mode, Assistant Coordinator, Cheese Industry & Applications, Center for Dairy Research Cheese is not naturally orange. Instead, cheesemakers dye it, to keep with tradition, and make their product more aesthetically pleasing. An Antidote to One of the Deadliest Venoms on Earth Guest: Greg Neely, Associate Professor, and head of the Dr. John and Anne Chong Lab for Functional Genomics, University of Sydney Horror movies centered on the great white shark are missing out on the ocean’s real terror: the Australian box jellyfish. Ten-foot long carnivores with 24 eyes and about 60 tentacles each, the box jellyfish is also one of the most venomous animals on the planet. Luckily, researchers from the University of Sydney are using CRISPR to close in on an antidote.