Podcast: An ethics conundrum from the Nazi era, baby dinosaur development, and a new test for mad cow disease

Science Podcast
Lightning over Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela


This week, we chat about how long dinosaur eggs take—or took—to hatch, a new survey that confirms the world’s hot spots for lightning, and replenishing endangered species with feral pets with Online News Editor Catherine Matacic. Plus, Science’s Alexa Billow talks to Megan Gannon about the dilemma presented by tissue samples collected during the Nazi era. And Sarah Crespi discusses a new test for mad cow disease with Kelly Servick.

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[Image: NASA/flickr; Music: Jeffrey Cook]

DOI: 10.1126/science.aal0578

Sarah Crespi

Sarah Crespi is the Senior Multimedia Producer at Science and host of the Science Magazine Podcast.

Alexa Billow

Alexa Billow

Alexa Billow is an intern on the Science multimedia team and a freelance science writer.

Megan Gannon

Megan Gannon is a writer in Berlin. 

Kelly Servick

Kelly Servick

Kelly is a staff writer at Science.

Catherine Matacic

Catherine Matacic

Catherine Matacic is an associate online editor, specializing in linguistics and the social sciences. She also runs the Science news quiz, which she occasionally aces!