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We take a look at what goes in to preparing the food that astronauts eat on board the International Space Station. A group of students attempt to grow vegetables in space, and we meet a scientist in Antarctica cultivating crops which may one day feed astronauts headed to Mars.
If Marijuana can make old mice brains younger, does that work with humans too? What is the point of monogamy if our instincts tell us to have sex with as many people as possible? When are most soccer goals scored in the course of a game, statistically? And can robots help us fall asleep?
On this week’s show we’re going to be analyzing the song Seven Nation Army, the omnipresent anthem of soccer teams around the world. Why do groups of people sing this song together? What’s going on in our brain when we do that? Does it say something about the power of music? If you’ve ever wondered about this, definitely stay with me on this episode of Spectrum.
A smart city? Going by what the experts tell us, the cities of the future will be digital and connected. Smart cities use smart technology to improve the quality of life for their citizens - by boosting the transport network, cutting down on waste and resource consumption, and connecting people. In Finland, some of that is already reality.
On this week’s show we’re going to take a look at the EU’s new data protection laws. And we’ll meet somebody who offered all of his facebook data on ebay, partly to see what it was worth – and partly to prove a point. We’re also gearing up for Alexander Gerst's launch on Wednesday. What science will he be doing up on the ISS, how is he getting kids involved, and how did he get so ripped?
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