The Great Wild Indoors

Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Rich is missing in action, but Aaron and producer Alex Knight are here to talk about indoor biomes, an area that few biologists have studied.

Few biologists have studied the evolutionary processes at work in indoor environments. Yet indoor environments comprise approximately 0.5% of ice-free land area – an area as large as the subtropical coniferous forest biome. Here we review the emerging subfield of ‘indoor biome’ studies. After defining the indoor biome and tracing its deep history, we discuss some of its evolutionary dimensions. We restrict our examples to the species found in human houses – a subset of the environments constituting the indoor biome – and offer preliminary hypotheses to advance the study of indoor evolution. Studies of the indoor biome are situated at the intersection of evolutionary ecology, anthropology, architecture, and human ecology and are well suited for citizen science projects, public outreach, and large-scale international collaborations.

The Great Wild Indoors

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Duration: 37:26:00

Present: Aaron Stewart, Alex Knight


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Learn Me Something is a podcast that celebrates our ignorance as the beginning of the search for truth. Every week we select diverse subjects outside our neurosphere. The intent is to learn and teach something, for all of us. Recognizing the evolving world we live in, our goal is to teach critical thinking strategies to enable us to see past falsehoods.
Yoga
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Synopsis: This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron and Rich delve into the history of yoga. The beginnings of Yoga were developed by the Indus-Sarasvati civilization in Northern India over 5,000 years ago.

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Duration: 38:16:00

Present: Aaron Stewart, Rich Plumb

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