October 14th, 2007
Episode 19 of 433 episodes
Today's studio guest was doctoral student Jacqueline Burgess from La Trobe University. Jacqueline has identified odour molecules produced by intestinal worms in sheep. It's a step closer to creating an on-site automatic "worm sniffer" to detect infected sheep. We also examined the 2007 Nobel and IgNobel Prizes. Other stories were: the evolution of verbs, counting animals not as simple as it sounds, sequencing the Pinot Noir genome, and Japan's Kaguya spacecraft heads to the Moon. For more information visit www.einsteinagogo.net
Welcome to the Brain Training Podcast, the daily audio workout for your head. In this podcast we have two games for you, each with three rounds which get progressively harder. To enjoy the full experience, relax, and avoid distractions whilst you listen.