Podcast, Science and Society, Technology

TOSP Episode 16: January 9th 2012

[Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site]

Happy New Year!

May 2012 be a wonderful year to you all.

To start off the new year, aimee and Elf discuss last week’s announcement of the successful build of a temporal cloak, thorium’s potential as an alternative nuclear energy source and zombie bees!

Also, we talk to fellow Sciblogger, and penner of The Atavism David Winter - who has recently turned in his PhD thesis - about the subject of his research (hint: snails), the horrors and joys of preparing a thesis, what’s next, why he went there in the first place, and also talk about the happy news of one of his posts ending up in Open Lab.


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So, what is a “temporal cloak”, anyway? (courtesy of the excellent @drskyskull)

Demonstration of temporal cloaking

[release about initial hypothesis, from last year] ‘Space-time cloak’ to conceal events revealed in new study

Is thorium energy’s silver bullet?

“Zombie” Fly Parasite Killing Honeybees

TWiV: The colony collapse blues




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