Gallimaufric Science Podcast No. 7: Alien Worlds, Part 2 of 2

Gallimaufric Science Podcast No. 7: Alien Worlds, Part 2 of 2

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Episode 7 (Alien Worlds Part 2) show notes:

Carboniferous period
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carboniferous

Arthropleura
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthropleura

Meganeura
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meganeura

The “Wood Wide Web”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWOqeyPIVRo

Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/566795/entangled-life-by-merlin...

Zombie ant fungi
http://dailyparasite.blogspot.com/2011/11/ophiocordyceps-unilateralis.html
http://dailyparasite.blogspot.com/2017/01/ophiocordyceps-pseudolloydii.html

Caterpillar fungus
http://dailyparasite.blogspot.com/2020/12/ophiocordyceps-sinensis.html

Spermatophores
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spermatophore

r-strategist vs K-strategist
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R/K_selection_theory

Greater Honeyguide
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_honeyguide

Spottiswoode, C. N., & Koorevaar, J. (2012). A stab in the dark: chick killing by brood parasitic honeyguides. Biology letters, 8(2), 241-244.
https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rsbl.2011.0739

Video of honeyguide hatchling killing nestmates
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCp25KPPjCA

Drake Equation
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drake_equation

Ion engine
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ion_thruster

Nuclear pulse propulsion
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_pulse_propulsion

Bussard ramjet
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bussard_ramjet

Solar sail
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_sail

Magnetic sail
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetic_sail

Alcubierre drive
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcubierre_drive

Space-based solar power station
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space-based_solar_power

Edwards, S. C., & Pratt, S. C. (2009). Rationality in collective decision-making by ant colonies. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 276(1673), 3655-3661.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19625319/

Slime mould intelligence
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOI-JlNcDVs

Nakagaki, T., Kobayashi, R., Nishiura, Y., & Ueda, T. (2004). Obtaining multiple separate food sources: behavioural intelligence in the Physarum plasmodium. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences, 271(1554), 2305-2310.
https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/abs/10.1098/rspb.2004.2856

Boussard, A., Delescluse, J., Pérez-Escudero, A., & Dussutour, A. (2019). Memory inception and preservation in slime moulds: the quest for a common mechanism. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 374(1774), 20180368.
https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rstb.2018.0368

Self-replicating machines
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-replicating_machine

Dyson sphere
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyson_sphere

Diaspora by Greg Egan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diaspora_(novel)

Arecibo message
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arecibo_message

“They’re Made Out Of Meat” by Terry Bisson
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/They%27re_Made_Out_of_Meat

Revelation Space novel series by Alastair Reynolds
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revelation_Space_universe

Fermi Paradox
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fermi_paradox

The Greater Filter
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Filter

The Culture novel series by Iain M. Banks
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_series