The world’s oldest pet cemetery, and how eyeless worms can see color
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Science’s Online News Editor David Grimm joins host Sarah Crespi to talk about a 2000-year-old pet cemetery found in the Egyptian city of Berenice and what it can tell us about the history of human-animal relationships.

Also this week, Dipon Ghosh, a postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, talks about how scientists missed that the tiny eyeless roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans, which has been intensively studied from top to bottom for decades, somehow has the ability to detect colors.

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

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[Image: HINRICH SCHULENBURG; Music: Jeffrey Cook]

Authors: Sarah Crespi; David Grimm

 

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