In this episode:
00:53 The human cost of unclean air
07:03 Diagnosing diseased plants
Remote sensing allows researchers to identify Xylella-infected plants from afar. Research paper: Zarco-Tejada et al.; Nature Podcast: 4 June 2015; Research Highlight: 'Eyes in the sky' spot hidden threat to Italy’s olive trees
13:15 Research Highlights
Creating a water-repelling material from egg shells, and oak trees’ secret to a long life. Research Highlight: An eggshell mixture that sheds water and shrugs off punishment; Research Highlight: Oaks last 800 years with help of DNA double take
14:52 Stressed brains
Newly formed neurons affect how mice respond to stress. Research paper: Anacker et al.
21:39 News Chat
Recruiting genetically modified bacteria to fight disease, and probing a ‘dark asteroid’. News: Genetically modified bacteria enlisted in fight against disease; News: Daring Japanese mission reaches unexplored asteroid Ryugu
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