Currently browsing

Juni 2016

Minutes at the Edge #13 – Your Body spawns a Zombie Baby

http://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3.amazonaws.com/ScienceEdge/Edge13.mp3Podcast (minutesedge): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:19 — 4.9MB) | EmbedScience is great and sometimes science discovers things, noone really expected. Case in point: Every single one of us carries some „zombie genes“. Yes, you read that correctly, and they want to do a few things after …

Ad Astra Anton Yelchin

Anton Yelchin, better known as Pavel Chekov of the rebooted Star Trek franchise, died today aged 27 in a freak accident involving his own car. Ad astra, Anton, you went far too early. Image (c) Star Trek, fair use.

Vultures of Horror – A Nollywood Gem

Everyone of my readers knows Hollywood (I strongly assume anyway) and I guess the vast majority has also heard of Bollywood (the Indian counterpart centered in Mumbai) but were you aware there is also a Nollywood? If you cannot guess, the etymology of Nollywood is Nigeria + Hollywood. Nigeria has …

Minutes at the Edge #12 – The Culture of Whales

http://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3.amazonaws.com/ScienceEdge/Edge12.mp3Podcast (minutesedge): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:19 — 6.7MB) | EmbedTurns out, humans are no unique in the way they create cultures. Research into whales has now conclusively shown they are not only highly social and intelligent animals, but they also create their own culture and their …