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:  Website:  Twitter:  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.  Else, H. (2020). Can dogs smell COVID? Here’s what the science says. Nature, 587(7835), 530–531.  Geddes, L. (2020). How nosy mice sniff out sickness. New Scientist.  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).  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.  Trained ferrets can smell avian flu in duck poo! (2021). EurekAlert!  This Simple Reading Technique Can Boost Your Memory and Learning Speed originally aired August 17, 2018  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 to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers. See for privacy information.
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