Dinosaur-destroying asteroid struck in spring

Hearken to the most recent from the world of science, with Nick Petrić Howe and Benjamin Thompson.

On this episode:

00:47 Pinpointing the season when an asteroid worn out the dinosaurs

Round 66 million years in the past, an unlimited asteroid struck the Earth, resulting in the tip of the time of the dinosaurs. In a brand new paper, a group of scientists checked out proof from fossilised fish, and recommend it occurred in springtime within the Northern Hemisphere.

Analysis article: Throughout et al.

08:42 Analysis Highlights

Transparency shrinks the gender pay-gap in academia, and the way Tutankhamen’s meteorite-metal dagger was solid.

Analysis Spotlight: Gender pay hole closes after wage info goes public

Analysis Spotlight: How an area rock grew to become King Tut’s dagger

11:01 How local weather change is affecting nighttime wildfires

Cool, damp nights are a important barrier to fireplace development all over the world. However a current examine has revealed that the period and depth of nighttime fires has elevated in lots of locations, because of local weather change. The researchers say this development is prone to proceed, hampering efforts to manage blazes.

Analysis article: Balch et al.

18:56 Briefing Chat

We talk about some highlights from the Nature Briefing. This time, how transgenic, fluorescent fish discovered their method into Brazil’s watercourses, and the ecological affect of an enormous oil spill in Peru.

Science: Transgenic glowing fish invades Brazilian streams

Nature Information: Unprecedented oil spill catches researchers in Peru off guard

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