Graycen and Alison talk about information transfer, bacteria-cow hybrids, and the effects of mouthwash on our blood pressure. After the break, they talk to CU Boulder scientist and friend of the pod Kelsie Anson about how zinc helps us do our cellular biochemistry. Listen here or subscribe on iTunes!
Some languages are spoken faster than others, but it turns out they all transfer information at pretty much the same rate.
- Research paper: Christophe Coupé et al., Science
- Article: Catherine Matacic, Science
Bad news: these cows just took a DNA test. Turns out they’re like 0.002% bacteria.
- Article: Beth Mole, Ars Technica
The helpful bacteria living in our mouths might be keeping our blood pressure low after we exercise. But they’re also pretty easy to kill.
- Research paper: C. Cutler et al., Free Radical Biology & Medicine
- Article: Ed Cara, Gawker