science podcast #124

Voyager 1 Approaches Interstellar Space, Zombie Ladybugs

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Podcasting from Boston again this week. Elsa brings us the latest mix of science news stories, and they include news about the Voyager 1 spacecraft’s whereabouts. Also, our Music in Science segment is back with psychologist Disa Sauter talking about music she heard in Namibia. Our ongoing Science Forum about the search for extraterrestrial intelligence continues through June 29th. You can stop by the discussion here.

Elsa’s Favorite Science Stories:

Music in Science: Psychologist Disa Sauter studies how culture influences the way we express emotions such as surprise, disgust and pleasure. Her work sometimes takes her to remote communities that have no exposure to Western culture. Sauter recalls the music she heard during a trip to Namibia, where she met an isolated group of people called the Himba.
Guest: Disa Sauter is a psychologist at the Max Planck institute for Psycholinguists in the Netherlands.
Music: Omoramba and Aounga, both from the album Namibia: Bushmen and Himba.
See Podcast 52 for the results of Sauter’s work with the Himba.

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