Dinosaur-destroying asteroid struck in spring


Hearken to the newest from the world of science, with Nick Petrić Howe and Benjamin Thompson.

On this episode:

00:47 Pinpointing the season when an asteroid worn out the dinosaurs

Round 66 million years in the past, an infinite asteroid struck the Earth, resulting in the top of the time of the dinosaurs. In a brand new paper, a staff of scientists checked out proof from fossilised fish, and recommend it occurred in springtime within the Northern Hemisphere.

Analysis article: Throughout et al.

08:42 Analysis Highlights

Transparency shrinks the gender pay-gap in academia, and the way Tutankhamen’s meteorite-metal dagger was solid.

Analysis Spotlight: Gender pay hole closes after wage info goes public

Analysis Spotlight: How an area rock turned King Tut’s dagger

11:01 How local weather change is affecting nighttime wildfires

Cool, damp nights are a vital barrier to fireside development around the globe. However a latest research has revealed that the period and depth of nighttime fires has elevated in lots of locations, on account of local weather change. The researchers say this development is more likely to proceed, hampering efforts to manage blazes.

Analysis article: Balch et al.

18:56 Briefing Chat

We focus on some highlights from the Nature Briefing. This time, how transgenic, fluorescent fish discovered their manner into Brazil’s watercourses, and the ecological affect of an enormous oil spill in Peru.

Science: Transgenic glowing fish invades Brazilian streams

Nature Information: Unprecedented oil spill catches researchers in Peru off guard

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