Episode 22 is up! The paper is:
Nagasawa, M., S. Mitsui, S. En, N. Ohtani, M. Ohta, Y. Sakuma, T. Onaka, K. Mogi, and T. Kikusui. 2016. Oxytocin-gaze positive loop and the coevolution of human-dog bonds. Science. DOI: 10.1126/science.1261022.
The puzzle is called “3D-2D-1D”
Evan Brock has provided a solution to puzzle 20: The Rectangular Moat.
RP-DP Puzzle 020 Solution by Evan Brock [PDF]
Episode 21 is up! The paper is:
Dong, X., B. Milholland, and J. Vijg. 2016. Evidence for a limit to human lifespan. Nature. DOI: 10.1038/nature19793.
The puzzle is called “The Tall Building.”
Evan Brock has provided a solution to puzzle 19: Bats, Cats, and Rats.
Man, I love this guy’s style! So appreciated.
Thanks again, Evan!
RP-DP Puzzle 019 Solution by Evan Brock [PDF]
IIIIIIIf you think I’m sexy… Aaaand you want my body… COOOme on baby auto-die so I can eat you.
I know. Such a clickbait title. I have no soul.
Episode #20 is up. The paper is:
Schwartz, S. K., W. E. Wagner Jr., and E. A. Hebets. 2016. Males Can Benefit from Sexual Cannibalism Facilitated by Self-Sacrifice. Current Biology DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.08.010.
The puzzle is called “The Rectangular Moat,” and is a slightly modified version of a riddle from
Steve Miller’s Math Riddles.
Episode 19 is up! The paper is:
Bryan, C. J., D. S. Yeager, C. P. Hinojosa, A. Chabot, H. Bergen, M. Kawamura, and F. Steubing 2016. Harnessing adolescent values to motivate healthier eating. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1604586113.
The puzzle is called “Bats, Cats, and Rats.”
Evan Brock has provided a solution to puzzle 18: The 67P Weight-loss Plan.
RP-DP Puzzle 018 Solution by Evan Brock [PDF]
This week I was in Darmstadt, Germany, making a show for Discovery Canada (and Science Channel, USA) about the Rosetta spacecraft crashing in to a comet at the end of its mission. It was really fun, but I filled my brain with too much comet stuff, and thought listeners would get a kick out of hearing some things about this mission most people don’t know.
This week’s puzzle is called “The 67P Weight-loss Plan.”
Evan Brock has provided a solution to puzzle 17: The Balls in a Bucket.
RP-DP Puzzle 017 Solution by Evan Brock [PDF]
Evan Brock has provided a solution to puzzle 16: The Five-pointed Star. Hear the puzzle here: Jump to 8:00 or so
RP-DP Puzzle 016 Solution by Evan Brock [PDF]