TWiV 386: The dolphins did it

April 24, 2016

Dolphins did itHosts: Vincent RacanielloRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guests: Ted Diehl and Welkin Johnson

Ted and Welkin inform the TWiV team how the evolution of ancient retroviruses can be inferred by studying their sequences in the genomes of modern mammals, and join in a discussion of virus dispersal during different methods for drying hands.

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This episode is sponsored by ASM Agar Art ContestASM Grant Writing Course, and ASV 2016

Timestamps by Jennifer. Thanks!

Weekly Science Picks 1:44:25

Welkin – Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (essay)
Ted – Accidental brilliance in science
Rich – Perpetual motion?
Kathy – R0 graphic and explanation
Vincent – NWS ditches all caps forecasts

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