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This Week in Science Podcast (TWIS) - Episode 592
Episode #592 — In It Together — This week on TWIS (@TWIScience): hosts Dr. Kiki (@drkiki), Blair Bazdarich (@blairsmenagerie) & Justin Jackson (@jacksonfly) discuss this week's science news.

Dr. Kiki, Blair, & Justin explore the world of science news with a few of the week's popular stories:

(0:00) - Recording Start
(0:25) - Show Start, Intro - Dr. Kiki.
(0:49) - Disclaimer! Disclaimer! Disclaimer! - Justin
(1:52) - Opening Theme Music.
(2:26) - Opening "Good Science!" Greetings with Dr. Kiki, Blair & Justin. Intros & Top Story Headlines.

(5:41) - Trump Picks Top Climate Skeptic to Lead EPA Transition + TWIS Notes on Election from Dr. Kiki - https://goo.gl/IkrfSL
(10:42) - More Success Fixing Sickle Cell Gene with CRISPR, Dr. Kiki - https://goo.gl/DtHL2Z
(14:48) - Antibody protects developing fetus from Zika virus, mouse study shows, Dr. Kiki - https://goo.gl/tbG2gR
(19:51) - The fate of Neanderthal genes, Justin - https://goo.gl/5zWUks

and now it's time for...

(28:37) - Blair’s Animal Corner
(29:00) - Blair’s Animal Corner Theme Music
(29:21) - Study shows how giraffe assassin bugs outwit spider prey, Blair - https://goo.gl/GN0XYz
(36:45) - Thorny devil found to drink through its skin with assist from gravity, Blair - https://goo.gl/saLYSe

(45:12) - And we're at the break!
(45:25) - Half-Time Theme Music.

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(50:21) - Interstitial Music: George Hrab, "Skeptic," from the album "Vitriol." (https://itun.es/us/H1qUe).

(50:56) - And we're back from the break!

(51:03) - How the chicken crossed the Red Sea, Justin - https://goo.gl/zER5Dd
(57:46) - Why Do Seabirds Eat Plastic? The Answer Stinks, Dr. Kiki - https://goo.gl/F2IiQH
(1:05:56) - Life took hold on land 300 million years earlier than thought, Justin - https://goo.gl/zn1wUR
(1:12:41) - Plants ‘see’ underground by channelling light to their roots, Dr. Kiki - https://goo.gl/rC9AUm

Quick Science Bytes! —

(1:16:42) - Humans proven to recognize partially obscured snakes more easily than other animals, Blair - https://goo.gl/WWu4t1
(1:21:25) - Failure to communicate in the brain may be behind indifference to music, Dr. Kiki - https://goo.gl/kCFCC1
(1:25:16) - Solved: Algal flour was causing violent illnesses, Soylent says, Dr. Kiki - https://goo.gl/WEWVrG

(1:30:36) - Show Wrap-up & Thank you's.
(1:35:20) - End Theme

And that's all, folks! Except, we still have...
(1:38:54) - The After-Show!

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