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Title: Internet Cables Could Also Measure Quakes

Internet Cables Could Also Measure Quakes

December 3rd, 2019

The fiber-optic cables that connect the global Internet could potentially be used as seismic sensors. Christopher Intagliata reports.  Go to Episode

Rainforest Dwellers and Urbanites Have Consistently Different Microbiomes

December 4th, 2019

A study done in South America found that with increasing population density humans had more diversity of fungi on the skin but less microbial diversity… Go to Episode

Science News Briefs From All Over

December 2nd, 2019

A few brief reports about international science and technology from Mexico to Tanzania, including one about the need to quarantine bananas in Colombia… Go to Episode

Subtle Ancient Footprints Come To Light

November 29th, 2019

Ground penetrating radar can detect tiny density differences that lead to images of ancient footprints impossible to discern by eye. Go to Episode