Tue, 21 August 2012
00:00:00 - A theory is nice, but without the right tech it can sometimes be hard to test. Such was the case with the popular "selfish herd theory" and it took some very precise GPS and some perturbed sheep to finally prove it right.
00:17:12 - Drinks are more fun when you're in a herd. Charlie has mixed feelings towards his Hell or High Watermelon from 21st Amendment. Kelly is refreshed by a Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat. And Ryan has to explain his B-Craft Black Double IPA by Arcadia Ales.
00:32:10 - Decades ago we launched some probes into the far reaches of space. They're out there still chugging along, but the Pioneer probes were chugging a bit slower than they should have been. After converting some very old data, scientists think they've narrowed down the options for the cause of the anomaly.
00:56:02 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like untested theories, we're pretty sure it's a good idea but have no way of knowing yet. Kelly has a most excellent e-mail for Temporal Tony, who knows exactly how long it's going to take before he hears it. Ryan appreciates the kind words of Shlomo D.'s iTunes review. And Charlie makes a social network exception to read a Facebook message from Brian E.
Music for this week's show provided by:
Black Sheep - Metric
Six-Pack Summer - Phil Vassar
Gold on the Ceiling - The Black Keys
Don't Slow Down - Matt & Kim
Direct download: Ep_146_Science..._sort_of_-_Relative_Position_Absolute_Precision.mp3
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