Curiosity Daily Podcast: The Duck-Billed Platypus Is Weirder Than You Thought
Learn about what researchers found when they sequenced the bizarre duck-billed platypus genome; a trick for unlocking your creativity; and the strange reasons for job-specific voices, like those of pilots, newscasters, and poets.
Episode Show Notes:
The duck-billed platypus genome was just sequenced, and it's a doozy by Grant Currin
- Cassella, C. (2021). Now We Know Why Platypus Are So Weird - Their Genes Are Part Bird, Reptile, And Mammal. ScienceAlert. https://www.sciencealert.com/platypus-genes-reveal-some-of-the-bizarre-traits-that-come-with-5x-and-5y-chromosomes
- Zhou, Y., Shearwin-Whyatt, L., Li, J., Song, Z., Hayakawa, T., Stevens, D., Fenelon, J. C., Peel, E., Cheng, Y., Pajpach, F., Bradley, N., Suzuki, H., Nikaido, M., Damas, J., Daish, T., Perry, T., Zhu, Z., Geng, Y., Rhie, A., & Sims, Y. (2021). Platypus and echidna genomes reveal mammalian biology and evolution. Nature. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-03039-0
- Platypus | National Geographic. (2010, September 10). Animals. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/p/platypus/
- Villazon, L. (2019). Do platypuses really sweat milk? BBC Science Focus Magazine; BBC Science Focus Magazine. https://www.sciencefocus.com/nature/do-platypuses-really-sweat-milk/
To Unlock Creativity, Brainstorm and Then Step Away by Sonja Hodgen
- Molly Dannenmaier-UT Austin. (2019, March 25). To unlock creativity, you need to step away - Futurity. Futurity. https://www.futurity.org/creativity-incubation-period-2017292-2/
- Kachelmeier, S. J., Wang, L. W., & Williamson, M. G. (2018). Incentivizing the Creative Process: From Initial Quantity to Eventual Creativity. The Accounting Review, 94(2), 249–266. https://doi.org/10.2308/accr-52196
The Strange Reasons for Pilot Voice, Newscaster Voice, and Poet Voice originally aired June 5, 2018 https://omny.fm/shows/curiosity-daily/gluten-free-labels-the-fbi-s-most-viewed-file-and
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