Alien Dataomes, How Animals Smell Viruses, Why to Read Aloud
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Learn why aliens have a dataome; how animals sniff out viral infections; and how reading out loud can boost your memory.  Additional resources from Caleb Scharf: Pick up "The Ascent of Information: Books, Bits, Genes, Machines, and Life's Unending Algorithm" on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Ascent-Information-Machines-Unending-Algorithm/dp/0593087240  Website: http://www.calebscharf.com/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/caleb_scharf  When animals sniff out viral infections, what are they smelling? by Cameron Duke Arakawa, H., Arakawa, K., & Deak, T. (2010). Sickness-related odor communication signals as determinants of social behavior in rat: A role for inflammatory processes. Hormones and Behavior, 57(3), 330–341. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2010.01.002  Else, H. (2020). Can dogs smell COVID? Here’s what the science says. Nature, 587(7835), 530–531. https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-020-03149-9  Geddes, L. (2020). How nosy mice sniff out sickness. New Scientist. https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17001-how-nosy-mice-sniff-out-sickness/  Jendrny, P., Schulz, C., Twele, F., Meller, S., von Köckritz-Blickwede, M., Osterhaus, A. D. M. E., Ebbers, J., Pilchová, V., Pink, I., Welte, T., Manns, M. P., Fathi, A., Ernst, C., Addo, M. M., Schalke, E., & Volk, H. A. (2020). Scent dog identification of samples from COVID-19 patients – a pilot study. BMC Infectious Diseases, 20(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-020-05281-3  Rivière, S., Challet, L., Fluegge, D., Spehr, M., & Rodriguez, I. (2009). Formyl peptide receptor-like proteins are a novel family of vomeronasal chemosensors. Nature, 459(7246), 574–577. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature08029  Trained ferrets can smell avian flu in duck poo! (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-05/p-tfc051921.php  This Simple Reading Technique Can Boost Your Memory and Learning Speed originally aired August 17, 2018 https://omny.fm/shows/curiosity-daily/massive-ocean-beneath-earth-s-surface-road-trip-ga  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer. Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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