Curiosity Daily Podcast: Defending Against “Murder Hornets” with Bee Balls, Aphantasia and the Two Extremes of the “Mind’s Eye,” and Venus’s Freaky-Fast Atmosphere

Learn about the surprising way Japanese honeybees defend themselves against "murder hornets" (actual name: Asian giant hornets); how “atmospheric tidal waves” make Venus’s atmosphere rotate faster than the actual planet; and the wide spectrum of how people mentally visualize images, including aphantasia and hyperphantasia.

June 03, 2020

Episode Show Notes:

Japanese honeybees defend against 'murder hornets' by forming bee balls by Cameron Duke

Venus's atmosphere rotates 60 times faster than the planet because of "atmospheric tidal waves" by Grant Currin

The two extremes of the "mind's eye": aphantasia and hyperphantasia by Kelsey Donk

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