Civilization 36 and Bubblebees
Using new calculations, scientists theorize that there are likely 36 intelligent civilizations in our galaxy today capable of communicating with others. How did they get to that precise number? Anthony and Jeff dig into the data, and what it means for sci-fi dreams. Then, the problem of dying bees has forced researchers to find new ways to pollinate crops. The newest? Using bubbles! Jeff and Anthony discuss the whimsical approach to a very worrisome problem.
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Today’s stories were sent in by Steve Badgery: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/jun/15/scientists-say-most-likely-number-of-contactable-alien-civilisations-is-36
And Megan Hesselink: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-53081194
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