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Ep 348: Animals, lies and language



Animals, lies and language

An honest signal is useful for the one sending and receiving it. But, dishonest signals tend to destabilize the ability to communicate. How did human language develop when words make it so easy to fib?
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Ep 347: Prey or play



Prey or play

When differing animals meet, they sometimes communicate. Sometimes threats, sometimes lies, sometimes laughter. We take a look at interspecies communication.
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Ep 346: Ah, those babbling bacteria



Ah, those babbling bacteria

We begin a new subseries this week on language and communication. For starters, let’s have a looksee at how single-celled organisms chat.
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Ep 344: Robots chasing tail



Robots chasing tail

Once thought a portent of doom, or a sign of the impending death of kings, nowadays a comet makes a good target to launch a mission at.
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Ep 343: Five years of the lab, for reasons



Five years of the lab, for reasons

We’ve been putting out episodes on science for five years. There’s no end in sight. You’re welcome, or we’re sorry, depending. In celebration we relax with a freeform episode, even drink a couple of beers. We do drift passed a bit of science, but only by accident.
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