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Get your daily dose of all that's new in space and astronomy. The sky is not the limit, as we bring you a fast-paced roundup of launches, landings, and everyday discoveries. The Daily Space is brought to you by the team behind CosmoQuest at the Planetary Science Institute, and features hosts Dr. Pamela L. Gay & Annie Wilson.
 
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Multiple international teams determine that 2020 gamma-ray burst was actually a giant flare from a magnetar, and that flare originated from a nearby galaxy. Plus, the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument is ready for a new survey, NASA extends two planetary missions, and What’s Up in the night sky this next week.…
 
All humans experience winter. The pandemic is a form of winter, forcing us to be stagnant, stay inside and reflect. There are fascinating psychological studies on how to cope with the winter, and how to even make it your FAVOURITE SEASON!? WHAT DID WE LEARN THIS WEEK: 8:04 - how biodiversity makes you happy 12:24 - trees bud in SUMMER!? STUDYTIME: …
 
We’re going to kick off the year with a look at upcoming night sky events, as well as scheduled spacecraft milestones and exciting space flights. Expect to hear about planets, eclipses, space tourism, crewed space missions, and a new ground based telescope getting ready to go online. This year sounds potentially exciting in a bunch of good ways!…
 
Weed changes your brain, so what happens if you stop? Today we explain what happens when you get stoned, what endocannabinoids do in our body and how they create LEGIT WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS! WHAT DID WE LEARN THIS WEEK: 5:50 - Human language evolved as GOSSIP! 8:39 - Driving under the influence of CBD does not affect your ability to drive STUDY TIME …
 
HD 106906 b is an exoplanet 336 light years away, 11 times the size of Jupiter, and possibly an analog of our own not-yet-discovered Planet 9. Plus, a large body of water ice has been discovered on Mars, and we interview lead author Dan Berman of the Planetary Science Institute. Also included, stories on Jupiter, Uranus’s moons, a young galaxy, and…
 
The science of comedy is complicated. It involves complex neurophysiology, culture, context and … feeling safe? We evolved language between 80,000 - 160,000 years ago and jokes evolved alongside that. Today we will break down what makes something funny, why laughing feels good and teach you how to become a funnier person! WHAT DID WE LEARN THIS WEE…
 
The release of the Gaia space telescope’s Early Data Release 3 has paved the way for a 3D map of the Milky Way, a glimpse at its history, and the acceleration of our own solar system. Plus, Alaskan volcanoes, the sound of a perfect fluid, bending light with the Sun, the Stingray Nebula fades, and yes, that really was a Centaur rocket booster captur…
 
Vodka, Beer or Cider? Is one worse than others? With the holidays coming, being stuck at home and drinking can become a vice. So, according to physiology, how bad is it? Today we talk about why you get drunk, if small amounts can be healthy and why alcohol can feel “fun”. WHAT DID WE LEARN THIS WEEK: 3:00 - Female Hares Can Get Pregnant Twice at th…
 
Spring 2021? Moderna better than Pfizer? 94.5% vs. 90%? What details do we know about these slique new super BRILLIANTLY MADE COVID-19 vaccines? All around it is hopeful news, but we will explain some caveats to the press releases, why conservatives are less likely to get it and all the info you need for your next zoom cocktail party ... WDWLTW: 4:…
 
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