In this episode:
00:47 Hiring discrimination
A huge dataset has shown that widespread discrimination occurs in job hiring, based on ethnicity and gender. This backs up decades of research, showing that people from minority backgrounds tend to get contacted far less by employers.
Research Article: Hangartner et al.
Today Joe Biden becomes the next president of the United States. We find out what this new political chapter could mean for the country’s immediate pandemic response, including the mass rollout of vaccines.
20:46 Research Highlights
A new way to study fragile helium pairs, and there’s no limit to how much exercise improves your heart health.
Research Highlight: Taking tenuous helium molecules for a spin
Research Highlight: Feeling fit? A little more sweat could still help your heart
23:17 Forgetful flies
Ever had the feeling where you can’t quite remember what you were doing? While common, this sort of ‘tip of the tongue’ forgetting is not well understood. Now though, researchers have uncovered the neural process behind this feeling… in fruit flies.
Research Article: Sabadal et al.
29:49 Briefing Chat
We discuss some highlights from the Nature Briefing. This time, the economics calculations of thieving monkeys, and how in certain situations electric eels will hunt together.