21 October, 2020 – Episode 796 – Would You Take the Shot?

10.24.2020 - By This Week in Science – The Kickass Science Podcast

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Bennu Boop
NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex mission to asteroid Bennu was successful yesterday. After four years, and 200 million miles, the spacecraft performed a touch and go maneuver in which it was on the surface of the asteroid for 16 seconds to collect up to 60 grams of regolith.
Bee Barrier
If you are a child of the 80’s you are probably well aware of the terrifying spread of Africanized or Killer bees. According to a study out of UC Davis, these bees appear to be limited by climate, unable to survive colder winters.
Diabolical Ironclad
A southern California beetle called the diabolical ironclad beetle gave up its secrets of impermeability to science. A new paper in Nature details the microscopic nature of the materials making up its protective exoskeleton...

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