Thanks to a couple of Norwegian musicians, a lot of people have become obsessed with one question: What does the fox say? It turns out that foxes "say" lots of different things depending on the situation, and if you think the song is weird, just wait 'til you hear the real thing.
Hank introduces us to Alfred Wegener, a voraciously curious guy who proposed the original theory of continental drift - and was laughed at for it.
Discovered: The first temors of the Big Bang. Almost 14 billion years ago, the universe we inhabit burstinto existence in an extraordinary event that initiated the Big Bang. In thefirst fleeting fraction of a second, the universe expanded exponentially, stretchingfar beyond the view of our best telescopes. All this, of course, was just theory. Researchers now announce the first direct evidence for this cosmicinflation. Their data also represent the first images of gravitational waves,or ripples in space-time. These waves have been described as the "firsttremors of the Big Bang." Finally, the data confirm a deep connectionbetween quantum mechanics and general relativity. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140317125850.htm
Evolution:The Greatest Show on Earth– The music video, starring Richard Dawkins, Bill Nye, and David Attenborough. http://youtu.be/wxDOpAM2FrQ
Scientists have developed a technique to see inside the muscles of a blowfly in flight. The flies were tethered, but moving their wings, as X-ray microtomatography captured the internal mechanics of how their steering muscles operate. (Includes a cool video!) http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/39568/title/3-D-X-Rays-Catch-Insects-in-Flight/