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Season 1, Episode 29
Fossilized Lolly Lovers, Glowphers, Mozart Effect, Chinese Ancient Space Secret
In today’s episode of STEMology…
Sophie & Dave will discuss cavities found in ancient mammals teeth, fluorescent gophers and other animals, the calming effect of Mozart’s sonata on epileptic brain activity and the mystery surrounding the first supernova spotted over China
The reason they say this is important, is dietary shifts are important ecological events affecting the biology of extinct animals. These events provide information for understanding how and why species immigrate, emigrates, go extinct, compete with others, adapt and evolve.
They actually went to the Georgia Museum of Matural History and looked at all the archived pocket gopher species. And they found that those also emitted biofluorescent. So even like the dead ones that have been hanging around in a museum for a bunch of years, still glow under UV light.
They also cite this paper, which is one of the most compelling pieces of evidence for the effect in the first place, which is that K448 (the Mozart Sonata) reduces interictal discharge activity in subjects who are comatose.
Listen to the Mozart Sonata Two Pianos in D (K448) here
So in Chinese astronomy, a guest star is a star, which has suddenly appeared in a place where no star had previously been observed and then becomes invisible again after some time
This is a “kind of, sort of, vaguely close” copy of the words that David & Sophie speak in this episode.
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