Episode 15 | Fire and Ice
The paleopals begin as they always begin, with chilled savory refreshments. Ryan and Patrick come up with a new meaning for an old label, while Justin samples from a vintage year for Trader Joes.
00:04:42 After discussing their iced beverages, Patrick delves into a study that explores a hotspot below our favorite island state. Justin ponders whether on not Magma still glows when no one can see it.
00:26:51 Ryan returns to the deep to discuss life under the ice on Europa, a moon of Jupiter, with Richard Greenberg, Professor of Planetary Sciences at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory in the University of Arizona. Also be sure to check out Dr. Greenberg's new book all about his research, an icy read for a cold winter night!
00:52:31 What would a Science… sort of Episode be like without a quick trip to our favorite continent Africa? Ryan leads the way on a trip through the strange world of mole-rats- animals that don't feel pain, don't need oxygen, don't get cancer, and are apparently immortal for up to 30 years. Of course, every superpower comes with a superweakness.