Curiosity Daily Podcast: Volcanic Violence, a Salt & Battery, Crustacean Conspiracy
Today, you’ll learn about a massively mysterious volcanic explosion that literally sent shockwaves around the world, how salty batteries are set to sweeten the competition in the energy storage industry, and how scientists have no idea why animals keep evolving into crabs.
Episode show notes:
A volcanic eruption off the coast of Tonga affected the entire world.
Scientists are Racing to Understand the Fury of Tonga’s Volcano by Robin Andrews
Tonga Shrouded by Ash and Mystery After Powerful Volcano Erupts By Natasha Frost, Mitra Taj and Eric Nagourney
Experts explain why Tonga eruption was so big by Nick Perry
Why the Tongan eruption will go in the history of volcanology by Alexandra Witze
NASA scientists estimate Tonga blast at 10 megatons by Geoff Brumfiel
Will sodium-based batteries be the future of electronics?
Facts about Sodium by Stephanie Pappas
Sodium - Chemical Element by The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica
A Brief History of Salt by Time Staff
Sodium Batteries May Power Your New Electric Car by Gregory Barber
Sodium batteries are one step closer to saving you from a mobile phone fire by Robert F. Service
Why do animals keep evolving into crabs?
Animals Keep Evolving Into Crabs, and Scientists Don’t Know Why by Ed Browne
Why everything eventually becomes a crab by Sara Kiley Watson
Animals Keep Evolving Into Crabs, Which Is Somewhat Disturbing by Caroline Delbert
Creature Feature - Haunted Beaches: The Fleet-Footed Ghost Crabs by Andrew Hosie
Coconut Crab Claw Strength Rivals Lion’s Bite, Study Shows by Landess Kearns
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