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089: Rage Screaming for Science!

There were many interesting science stories this week, but none more important than the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 1.5˚C Report. This may be one of the most important news stories of our lifetimes. Our government's failure to recognize its importance, and their continued contempt for inconvenient truths warranted a collective rage-scream by the Blue Streak Science Team.

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088: Nobel Prize Week Begins!

Last week it was the fun stuff, but this week it's that most serious of awards ceremonies, The Nobel Prize Awards. Sophie gives us the low-down on this year's winner in the category of Medicine and Physiology. JD breaks in with a newsflash, as one does, with Nobel Prize in Physics.

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087: Japan Threatens To Resume Industrial-scale Whale Slaughter

Science marches forward, but sometimes nations take a step or two backward. This is the case in recent years with my own country, and we're not alone in our regression to a lesser form of ourselves. The government of Japan is throwing an international temper tantrum because the majority of nations do not want to fall back to the old ways of wanton slaughter of whales for commercial profit. Yes, we're judging. And the verdict speaks poorly of this great nation. Japan can, and must do better.

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JD Goodwin

I'm a recently retired enologist (wine science) and I enjoy long walks on the beach, holding hands, piggy-back rides, romance novels, GMO gardening, skinny dipping and turtles. Call me.

Sophie McManus

PhD student in cardiovascular sciences at Cambridge, otherwise interested in science communication, dance, drinking wine and public health. The latter are probably not mutually exclusive.

Tom Di Liberto

Tom is a meteorologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center and a science writer at NOAA’s Climate.gov.

Nevena Hristozova

Nevena is a last year grad student in Vrije Universiteit Brussel, in Brussels, Belgium. She has always been fascinated with the advances of Biotechnology and biological engineering.

Chris MacAlister

From 9 to 5 he's a quality manager of veterinary laboratory but the rest of the time he's a dad and writer, exploring simple and fun ways of explaining a complicated world to his daughter in his blog: Matilda's Lab.

Amrita Sule

Amrita is currently a Postdoctoral Associate at Yale University studying therapeutic targeting of DNA repair proteins in cancer. When not in the lab you will find her doing science outreach or hiking or drinking wine on her couch watching TV.

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