First, birds, bees, whales and turtles all use the earth s magnetic field to guide their behaviour. Now scientists have learned much more about how. Joining us is Andres Vidal Gadea. He s a professor of Molecular Neuroethology at Illinois State University who has made the fascinating discoveries. [ dur: 14 mins. ]
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- Andrew Vidal Gadea, Molecular Neuroethology, Illinois State University . His research website at Illinois State University https://about.illinoisstate.edu/avidal/Pages/AGVG_Res.aspx
Human history has been drastically changed by our relationship with animals. So much so that our next guest says it would be a different world if not for our intimate bonds with animals. How have they changed us and the world we live in? Joining us is Professor Brian Fagan. [ dur: 41 mins. ]
- Brian Fagan is Professor Emeritus of Archaeology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has authored more than two dozen books, including “The Intimate Bond: How Animals Have Shaped Human History“ and Fishing: How the Sea Fed Civilization“.
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This program is produced with generous contribution from Ankine Aghassian, Melissa Chiprin, Tim Page, Mike Hurst and Sudd Dongre.