SciFriday: Sharkcano, the North Pole, and #HomeschoolAmerica
Date: 2020-07-24 14:00:10
Researchers have discovered two species of shark living in the crater of an active underwater volcano. They think it has something to do with magnetism.
That led to a brief discussion of the north magnetic pole, which is racing toward Siberia and could result in a pole flip within twenty years.
We talk about why the COVID-19 lockdown is an opportunity for parents to take back the education of their children from state schools (#HomeschoolAmerica), and then Sharon, drawing on years of studying molecular biology, explains why an RNA vaccine, like several potential COVID-19 vaccines, cannot possibly rewrite your DNA—even if one actually works, which is not a sure thing.
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