TRIPLE CREATURE FEATURE; Magnet hating sharks, psychedelic cicadas and arctic wolfspiders

Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 8:30am to 9:00am
Tiger shark snout showing the pores of its ampullae of Lorenzini, for detecting electric fields (photo by Albert kok, via Wikimedia Commons)

It's another Lost in Science Triple Creature Feature! Claire talks to Vincent Raoult from the University of Newcastle about using magnets to repel sharks and rays from fish traps. Stu tells us about the fungus Massospora cicadina, which uses psychedelics to hijack cicadas before replacing their abdomens (pictures at https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-19813-0, but be warned, they're disgusting). And Chris explains how wolf spiders in the Arctic could be helping to fight warming by changing their diet.

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 and Claire Farrugia.

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