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Podcast for 21 December 2012

December 21, 2012

Scientist's use hydrophones and motion sensors to record the "coughing" and movement of scallops, which can reveal the health of the marine environment. (Iorio, et al., 2012. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology)

THE CHANGING ENVIRONMENT – What a scallop’s cough can tell us about environmental health, how melting Arctic ice may have caused the earth’s last big freeze, and why climate change may have undone the Maya empire. Also: using weather forecasting techniques to predict flu outbreaks, and revisiting the apocalypse myth surrounding the fictional planet Nibiru.


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