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Podcast

Dog noses detect heat, the world faces coronavirus, and scientists search for extraterrestrial life

Science Podcast
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On this week’s show, Online News Editor David Grimm joins host Sarah Crespi to discuss how dogs’ cold noses may be able to sense warm bodies. Read the research.

International News Editor Martin Enserink shares the latest from our reporters covering coronavirus.

And finally, from a recording made at this year’s AAAS annual meeting, host Meagan Cantwell talks with Jill Tarter, chair emeritus at the SETI Institute, about the newest technologies being used to search for alien life, what a positive signal would look like, and how to inform the public if extraterrestrial life ever were detected.

This week’s episode was produced with help from Podigy.

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