Curiosity Daily Podcast: New Treatments via Fruit Flies (w/ Stephanie Mohr), South Atlantic Anomaly, White Wine Perks

Learn about the incredible discoveries we’ve made from researching fruit flies with special guest Stephanie Mohr, author of “First in Fly: Drosophila Research and Biological Discovery.” You’ll also earn about how the South Atlantic Anomaly is messing with our satellites and other space equipment. Plus: health benefits of white wine you may not know about.

May 03, 2019

Episode Show Notes:

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