Comet climax, clever corvids and cruel cats

Thursday, 13 October 2016 - 8:30am to 9:00am
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from a distance of 82.6 km, as seen by the Rosetta navigation camera on 21 March 2015—the image has been cropped and processed to bring out the details of the comet's activity (ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM, CC BY-SA IGO 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

We mark the demise of the Rosetta spacecraft and what it's taught us about comets, zoologist Rosie Hohnen tells us about the increasing impact of feral cats in northern Australia and how some native animals find shelter in rocky areas, and we find out about the incredible intelligence of corvids—that's birds like crows, ravens and Eurasian magpies.

Watch some videos of these amazing birds below:

Lost in Science team
Thursday 8:30am to 9:00am
Entertaining news and discussion about research that has impact on society and providing a wide range of science and technology news. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.

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Chris Lassig, Stuart Burns, Claire Farrugia and Manisha Bhardwaj.

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