SciTech Now

Sunday, December 10, 05:30 pm on KPBS

Duration: 0:26:46

Description: On this episode: It's a Bird. It's a Plane. It's an Insect. Take a look as a team at Pennsylvania State University uses high speed cameras and fluid dynamics to understand the mechanics of insect flight; Ainissa Ramirez is a scientist, author and a self-proclaimed "Science Evangelist." She is the creator of a podcast series called "Science Underground." She joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss one of her latest podcast episodes about how plants know which way is up; To many yawning is simply a reflex that occurs when one is tired or bored. Evolutionary Neuroscientist, Andrew Gallup has been "tirelessly" studying the science behind yawning. He joins Hari Sreenivasan via Google Hangout with his insights; Humans continually use land for homes, businesses, farms and roads. And it's inevitable that many of us will end up taking up a 6 by 3 foot plot of land when we die. But now there are efforts underway to provide a final resting place with the least amount of impact to our environment. Here's the story.


Broadcast In: English