May 25th, 2008
Episode 43 of 402 episodes
We dissected a university undergraduate student to find out what it's like to be a science student in 2008. What is it that makes us human? It turns out the behaviours we thought distinguish us from other animals aren't really unique to humans after all. Other stories were: the platypus genome is just as peculiar as the animal itself, waiting anxiously for the Phoenix spacecraft to land on Mars, resurrecting a thylacine gene in a mouse, ivy uses nanoparticles to stick to walls, and the development of ‘plastic’ lasers.For more information visit http://einsteinagogo.net/
Have you trembled ‘round the campfire as the ghost stories are told? Do tales of horrors wrought by nature and beyond strike fear in your soul? Is it best when you are afraid to turn out the light? Thrill to stories that strike at your deepest fears, as host Stephen Kilpatrick brings the best of horror fiction to your ears and your mind, read to you by the most chilling narrators that podcasting has to offer. <br /> <br /> Podcasting the finest in genre fiction, Tales to Terrify is where the depths of horror reveal the truths of good, evil, and the human spirit in the District of Wonders podcast network. Like all shows in the District of Wonders, Tales to Terrify is supported by a welcoming community of dedicated fans and contributors. Subscribe today, and begin your journey through the spine-tingling depths of storytelling.<br /> <br /> Everyone has a story in the District of Wonders. Come and find yours.