Podchaser Logo
Episode from the podcastCuriosity Daily

Why Are the COVID-19 Vaccines Kept So Cold?

Released Tuesday, 12th January 2021
 1 person rated this episode
Learn about how the Faroe Islands created their own Google Street View using sheep; why some vaccines (like Pfizer’s and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines) have to be kept so cold; and why it’s easier to understand a second language than it is to speak it. 

The Faroe Islands Created Their Own Google Street View with Sheep by Anna Todd
Visit Faroe Islands - The ultimate guide to the Faroe Islands. (2016). Visit Faroe Islands. https://visitfaroeislands.com/ 
Lockhart, K. (2016, August 31). Google Sheep View: Tech giant to map out Faroe Islands using sheep, ships and wheelbarrows. The Telegraph. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/08/31/… 
Google Street View on the Faroe Islands: https://goo.gl/maps/tA7359hiqbRd8uGfA 

Why do some vaccines have to be kept so cold? by Cameron Duke
How Influenza (Flu) Vaccines Are Made. (2020). https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/how-fluvaccine-mad…
Moderna Announces Longer Shelf Life for its COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate at Refrigerated Temperatures | Moderna, Inc. (2020). Moderna, Inc. https://investors.modernatx.com/news-releases/news…
RNA vaccines: an introduction. (2018). PHG Foundation. https://www.phgfoundation.org/briefing/rna-vaccine…
Why Does Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine Need To Be Kept Colder Than Antarctica? (2020, November 17). NPR.org. https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/11/…

Scientists may have discovered why it's easier to understand a second language than speak it by Kelsey Donk
Learning a new language changes the brain’s division of labor. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-11/sf… 
Gurunandan, K., Arnaez-Telleria, J., Carreiras, M., & Paz-Alonso, P. M. (2020). Converging evidence for differential specialisation and plasticity of language systems. The Journal of Neuroscience, JN-RM-0851-20. https://doi.org/10.1523/jneurosci.0851-20.2020 

Subscribe to Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day with Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer. You can also listen to our podcast as part of your Alexa Flash Briefing; Amazon smart speakers users, click/tap “enable” here: https://www.amazon.com/Curiosity-com-Curiosity-Dai… 

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.