Another week’s edition of The Gralien Report Podcast has arrived, and with it, we celebrate the end of an era, with the final launch of the space shuttle Atlantis. Other topics featured this week include the mysterious “Bloop” noise recorded by NOAA back in the 1990s, ways you can help Earth’s ecology by eating invasive species, the mating rituals of parasites and the question of whether human sexuality has finally become old-hat. Also, digging through the archives, we managed to find a fascinating (and strangely timely) interview with Artificial Intelligence expert Ben Goertzel PhD, which we feature during the third hour of the show. All these strange insights and even more await you, oh listener of all things esoteric… enjoy!
Also, below we’ve included various media associated with this week’s program:
First, a photo of an alleged “cryptid moth” (well, not really) after it landed on Micah’s pinkie finger:
And of course, beautiful footage of Space Shuttle Atlantis in it’s final orbital ballet, docking with the ISS:
Space Shuttle pre-launch image courtesy of Tom Gardener via Flickrby