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Episode 254 | Bear Necessities

Episode 254 | Bear Necessities

 Now listen here, little britches.

Now listen here, little britches.

00:00:00 - Worried about your cherry supply in the coming years? Well, bears may have you covered. According to a new study out of Japan, mountain-climbing bears seem adept at moving cherry seeds uphill to escape rising temperatures. However, according to the most recent IPCC report, not all plants and animals will be so lucky. 

00:19:45 - Some weeks you need a drink. This was one of those weeks. Ryan has an árcáná to get a little magic in his life. Patrick is proud to finally find a beer Ryan hasn't had with a Yee-Haw Eighty leading to a discussion of the peculiarities of Scottish beer. Charlie, in reference to hop's cousin, has a Topcutter IPA from a local vineyard-esque brewery.

00:30:50 - NEWSFLASH: As you get closer to a star, things heat up. All stars have a snow line, where water shifts from vapor to ice, and for the first time, we've spotted one around another star

00:42:45 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like water, maybe kind of boring but undeniably important. Ryan is up first to thank former guest of the show John Pohl for yet another generous donation and for taking Ryan out for dinner and drinks. A real mensch. Patrick is up next with a long e-mail from Jon B. presenting his theory on the lack of green mammals. The boys proceed to butcher it. Charlie finishes up with an e-mail from Les I. whose been doing some pretty epic hiking with his boo to have a boo at some alluvial fans, a curious geological feature explained by Charlie. See the photos from his adventure on our Flickr page.

Thanks for listening and be sure to check out the Brachiolope Media Network for more great science podcasts!

Music for this week's show:
The Bear and the Maiden Fair - The Hold Steady
Heavy - Collective Soul
Grey Ice Water - Modest Mouse

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