22 August 2019: Combating online hate speech, and identifying early fossils
This week, the resilience of internet hate groups, and searching for early life.
In this episode:
00:46 Tackling internet hate
Researchers have been modelling how hate groups interact online, and have come up with suggestions to combat this activity.
08:55 Research Highlights
Gallstone growth, and the reproductive strategies of hitchhiking stick insects.
Research Highlight: The ‘net’ that leads to excruciating stones in the belly; Research Highlight: The insect that lost its homeland — and its sex life
11:23 Hunting for early life
Finding fossil evidence of Earth’s earliest life is fraught with difficulty.
Research Article: Javaux
18:43 News Chat
Chemists create a ring made only of carbon atoms, and inoculating newborns with their mothers’ microbes.
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