External forces stopped there from being a show this week, the week of Feb 16, but that does not mean that the news stopped as well.
Australia has decided to remind the world why they’re so cool with the posting of a video of the second deadliest snake in the world being killed by a venomous spider. Also there’s a bunch of guys in the background cheering the spider on.
Agility Robotics, an American company, has created another robot and the point of this one is to get your groceries… maybe? Its name is Cassie and it walks on two feet and their mission statement with the bot is that it can help you out and go places for you.
Some German scientists have found a fossil of a new species of crocodile. Or more accurately a ‘crocodile-like atoposaurid’. It’s really cute. They named it Knoetschkesuchus langenbergensis so that they can make fun of non-biologists when they try to say it and it’s estimated to have lived about 154 million years ago.
A new report has found that working away from your place of work (e.g. home instead of the office) increases stress levels. One day we’ll figure out how to minimize stress coming in from external sources and on that day the only thing making us anxious will be our own body. Imagine that future.
The smallest town in Canada is called Tilt Cove. The two recently lost three of its citizens so now there are only four people left. I can’t really think of any goofs about this one. The people seem a little nutty and they don’t have Internet access so they won’t hear about my coverage of them.
Some Japanese researchers have found that dogs, our greatest companions, engage in behaviour that suggests that they may have a moral compass similar to our own. Every time I think I appreciate dogs as much as I could I learn something new about them.
I don’t know about you but I have always wanted to see a woolly mammoth. I might be able to in a couple years time. The American Association for the Advancement of Science has announced that they think they might only be two years away from completing the mammoth ‘de-extinction’ project.
That’s all for this week and I’ll talk to you in two weeks, Thursday March 2nd at 1:00pm.
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