Episode 41


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About this Episode

  • Koje su prednosti i mane prirodnih bogatstava Vašingtona?
  • Da li su insekti hrana budućnosti?
  • Ako inteligentna vrsta izumre bez traga, da li je ikada i postojala?

Episode Links

  • Cicada - Wikipedia — The cicadas are a superfamily, the Cicadoidea, of insects in the order Hemiptera (true bugs). They are in the suborder Auchenorrhyncha, along with smaller jumping bugs such as leafhoppers and froghoppers. The superfamily is divided into two families, Tettigarctidae, with two species in Australia, and Cicadidae, with more than 3,000 species described from around the world; many species remain undescribed.
  • Brood X - Wikipedia — Brood X (Brood 10), the Great Eastern Brood, is one of 15 broods of periodical cicadas that appear regularly throughout the eastern United States. It has the greatest range and concentration of any of the 17-year cicadas.
  • Tree Species | Casey Trees — Urban Hardy Trees of D.C.
  • List of birds of the District of Columbia - Wikipedia — This list of birds of the District of Columbia contains 345 species. Of them, 62 are considered rare or accidental, two are extinct, and one has been extirpated. Four have been introduced to North America and another introduced to the eastern U.S.
  • Silurian hypothesis - Wikipedia — The Silurian hypothesis is a thought experiment which assesses modern science's ability to detect evidence of a prior advanced civilization, perhaps several million years ago. In a 2018 paper, Adam Frank, an astrophysicist at the University of Rochester, and Gavin Schmidt, director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, imagined an advanced civilization before humans and pondered whether it would "be possible to detect an industrial civilization in the geological record". They wrote, "While we strongly doubt that any previous industrial civilization existed before our own, asking the question in a formal way that articulates explicitly what evidence for such a civilization might look like raises its own useful questions related both to astrobiology and to Anthropocene studies." The term "Silurian hypothesis" was inspired by the fictional species called the Silurians from the British television series Doctor Who.