In this episode:
00:45 Geoengineering and your food
A new study suggests that undoing some of the warming from greenhouse gases wouldn’t undo the effects on agriculture: Research paper: Proctor et al.
07:12 Gut bacteria vs the immune system
An insight into how the immune system affects the gut microbiota of mice: Research paper: Fulde et al.
11:57 Research Highlights
Modern humans aren’t at all hobbit; and mapping microbes on the metro: Research Highlight: A single island spawned two populations of miniature humans; Research Highlight: Transport network’s handrails teem with a mix of microbes during evening rush hour
13:33 Fox genetics
Over half a century of studying tame and wild foxes uncovers some genetic clues to aggression: Research paper: Kukekova et al.
19:42 News Chat
The winners of a prestigious maths prize; and a new look at the origins of language: News: Number-theory prodigy among winners of most coveted prize in mathematics; News: Diverse genome study upends understanding of how language evolved
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