Minutes at the Edge

5-Minute pieces from the edge of science with some weirdness sprinkled in for flavour. General focus on astronomy and astrophysics. The occasional piece of squishy science and maths can also be found. Don't take this podcast too seriously, but the provided info is good!

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 5m. Bisher sind 7 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle 6 Monate erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts
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Minutes at the Edge #13 – Your Body spawns a Zombie Baby


Science is great and sometimes science discovers things, noone really expected. Case in point: Every single one of us carries some "zombie genes". Yes, you read that correctly, and they want to do a few things after you passed on. -   -


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 24 June 2016  5m
 
 

Minutes at the Edge #12 – The Culture of Whales


Turns out, humans are no unique in the way they create cultures. Research into whales has now conclusively shown they are not only highly social and intelligent animals, but they also create their own culture and their culture has already impacted thei...


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 06 June 2016  7m
 
 

Minutes at the Edge #11 – Sagittarius B2, the biggest bar in the Milky Way


It has been too long, but now Minutes at the Edge is back and I offer some wild speculations concerning Fermi's Paradox and how Sagittarius B2 could be a possible solution to it. This is mainly because Sagittarius B2 is made up of highly-pure alcohol,...


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 28 December 2015  5m
 
 

Minutes at the Edge #10 – The Geeks Shall Inherit the Solar System


Today's episode of Minutes at the Edge is a very happy one. I talk about the New Horizon mission to Pluto, the discoveries made and the geek fest the people at NASA had naming the geological structures they found on Pluto and Charon.


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 03 August 2015  5m
 
 

Minutes at the Edge #9 – Airships and Cloud Cities for Venus


There is a NASA study out, which proposes using airships and cloud cities, habitats in the upper atmosphere of Venus, to explore the planet. - The whole idea is far less freaky than it sounds, believe me! Here's my podcast introducing the whole thing:...


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 17 December 2014  6m
 
 

Minutes at the Edge #8 – Things between the Stars


Today's episode of Minutes at the Edge is all about the weird and wonderful stuff between the starts and the stars themselves. Especially if the stars in question are weird and wonderful, so please enjoy: -   - Further reading: -


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 22 June 2014  5m
 
 

Minutes at the Edge #7 – Planet Hunting


Today's episode of minutes at the Edge is all about astronomy and to be more precise: Planet hunting. Being a planet hunter is one of the coolest things available as a career, I think. So please enjoy the podcast and also check out the links and the vi...


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 27 April 2014  9m
 
 
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