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Byron Adams: Science in Antarctica--Researching Worms at the Earth's Bottom
Today's Thinking Aloud is about Antarctica, that huge continent way down south that only rarely enters onto our radar screens. Our guest is BYU biologist Byron Adams who has spent two months a year for the last 14 years studying a species of nematode worm found nowhere else on earth. Why this worm? Because its ability to exist in a state of suspended animation for centuries at a time during periods of extreme cold (ya know, like in Antarctica), has huuuuuuge potential benefits for preserving all kinds of things in the future: cheese, bacon, more worms, and above all, humans when they undertake long-distance space travel.—Original airdate: 2/1/2017

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