Audio blog: “Stings!”
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Audio blog: “Stings!”

Every year, honeybees kill more people than sharks. At least ten times more people. In today’s Mindboggled audio blog, we explain why getting stung hurts so damn much. We also discuss Justin O. Schmidt, an American entomologist who has built a career from being attacked by insects. And for our final segment: honeybees vs. hornet. Who … Continue reading

Audio blog: “Low fidelity”
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Audio blog: “Low fidelity”

Australians recently voted for their favourite bird, and, for once in 2013, we voted for the right candidate: the superb fairy wren. This colourful songbird frequents gardens throughout south-eastern Australia, and, for reasons I’ve already explained, is probably the coolest bird in the world. For this week’s Mindboggled audio blog, we found two people who … Continue reading