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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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086: Time And Relative Dimension In Space

A slight diversion from the usual format today. But hey, do we know how to turn out a science podcast or what? Chris and JD talked about everything from cigarette smoker kids to self-administered colonoscopies. And of course, this episode was custom-made for all the Whovians out there. You know WHO you are.

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085: Climate Change & Hurricanes – What's the Deal?

It's that time of year again, the peak of hurricane season. At the moment this episode goes live the people of America's southeast coast are bracing for the arrival of Hurricane Florence, a storm with historic and deadly potential. At the same time the President of the United States has denied that thousands of Americans died as a result of the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

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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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