Curiosity Daily Podcast: What Makes People Cultural Omnivores, Archaeologists’ Prehistoric Poop Problem, and How to Tell Stars and Planets Apart in the Sky
Learn about how archaeologists are solving a prehistoric poop problem; what leads people to be “cultural omnivores”; and an easy trick for telling stars and planets apart when you’re stargazing.
May 27, 2020
Episode Show Notes:
What can we learn from prehistoric poop? by Cameron Duke
- Borry, M., Cordova, B., Perri, A., Wibowo, M., Prasad Honap, T., Ko, J., Yu, J., Britton, K., Girdland-Flink, L., Power, R. C., Stuijts, I., Salazar-García, D. C., Hofman, C., Hagan, R., Samdapawindé Kagoné, T., Meda, N., Carabin, H., Jacobson, D., Reinhard, K., … Warinner, C. (2020). CoproID predicts the source of coprolites and paleofeces using microbiome composition and host DNA content. PeerJ, 8, e9001. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.9001
- Fossilized Feces Tell Tale of Earliest Americans. (2008, April 3). NPR.org. https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89355318
- Shillito, L.-M., Blong, J. C., Green, E. J., & Van Asperen, E. (2020). The what, how and why of archaeological coprolite analysis. Earth-Science Reviews, 103196. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2020.103196
- The origin of feces: CoproID reliably predicts sources of ancient poop. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-04/mpif-too041420.php
Research uncovers what leads people to be "cultural omnivores" — and it's not nice by Kelsey Donk
- Pop Concert, Opera — Or Both? What Drives People To Become “Cultural Omnivores.” (2020, April 23). Research Digest; Research Digest. https://digest.bps.org.uk/2020/04/23/pop-concert-opera-or-both-what-drives-people-to-become-cultural-omnivores/
- Shin, H., & Youn, N. (2020). How insecure narcissists become cultural omnivores: Consuming highbrow culture for status seeking and lowbrow culture for integrity signaling. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. https://doi.org/10.1037/aca0000303
There's an Easy Trick to Telling Stars and Planets Apart in the Sky by Cody Gough
- Byrd, D. (2015). Why do stars twinkle, but planets don’t? | EarthSky.org. Earthsky.Org. https://earthsky.org/space/why-dont-planets-twinkle-as-stars-do
- Ashwin. (2015, July 17). Why Do Stars Twinkle, But The Sun Doesn’t? Science ABC. https://www.scienceabc.com/nature/universe/why-do-stars-twinkle-but-the-sun-planets-doesnt.html
- Astronaut James Reilly Describes Seeing Stars in Space (2014). SpaceFlight Insider - Official Page YouTube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaUCMzgidvs
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