26 September 2019: Mysteries of the ancient mantle, and the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy from Nature Podcast

From Nature Podcast - This week, diamond-containing rocks may help uncover secrets of the Earth's mantle, and a reflection on science since the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy was published. In this episode: 00:46 Earth's Evolution Explosive eruptions have allowed researchers to study Earth's mysterious mantle.  Research Article: Woodhead et al.; News and Views: Enigmatic origin of diamond-bearing rocks revealed 06:08 Research Highlights Supersonic cork popping, and the timing of vaccines.  Research Highlight: An uncorked champagne bottle imitates a fighter jet; Research Highlight: Why midday might be a golden hour for vaccinations 07:53 Don't Panic 40 years since the publication of the 'Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy' we reflect on how far science has come. 15:22 News Chat A huge telescope with exquisite sensitivity is opening in China, and gene-editing to save bananas. News: Gigantic Chinese telescope opens to astronomers worldwide; News: CRISPR might be the banana's only hope against a deadly fungus For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
26 September 2019: Mysteries of the ancient mantle, and the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
2019-09-25 10:01:01
This week, diamond-containing rocks may help uncover secrets of the Earth's mantle, and a reflection on science since the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy was published. In this episode: 00:46 Earth's Evolution Explosive eruptions have allowed researchers to study Earth's mysterious mantle.  Research Article: Woodhead et al.; News and Views: Enigmatic origin of diamond-bearing rocks revealed 06:08 Research Highlights Supersonic cork popping, and the timing of vaccines.  Research Highlight: An uncorked champagne bottle imitates a fighter jet; Research Highlight: Why midday might be a golden hour for vaccinations 07:53 Don't Panic 40 years since the publication of the 'Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy' we reflect on how far science has come. 15:22 News Chat A huge telescope with exquisite sensitivity is opening in China, and gene-editing to save bananas. News: Gigantic Chinese telescope opens to astronomers worldwide; News: CRISPR might be the banana's only hope against a deadly fungus For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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