Month: August 2018

083: Evidence of Neanderthal/Denisovan Hybridization

Seriously, an empathy expert under fire for bullying? | Mama is a Neanderthal and Daddy is a Denisovan | Earth’s Quick Flippin’ Magnetic Field | Ancient Turtle Had No Shell | A****** of the Month: Tokyo Medical University | Pub Quiz

082: Dr. Kaeli Swift – Crow Thanatology

Interview with Dr. Kaeli Swift – Crow Thanatology | Cancer drugs may help the liver recover from common painkiller overdoses | Earliest galaxies found ‘on our cosmic doorstep’ | Crows Tidy Up Amusement Park in France | The Climate Lounge – The Earth Is One Heck Of A Resilient Place | Pub Quiz

081: Amber Stuver, Ph.D. – Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory

We had a great time talking to our guest today, Dr. Amber Stuver, who is an assistant professor of Physics at Villanova University and is also a member of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, better known as LIGO. Our team of dangerous scientists brought their A-game with the Science News, the Climate Lounge, and the Pub Quiz!

080: Grant Ballard – Point Blue Conservation Science

Interview with Dr. Grant Ballard of Point Blue Conservation Science | Hurricane Maria’s death toll in Puerto Rico over 1,100 | The Trump Administration Proposes to Scrap Automobile Fuel Efficiency Standards | A new White House science officer, finally! | California Hits Its Emissions Target Years Early!

079: Heatwaves and Wildfires in the Climate Lounge!

The month of August has just begun, and “fire season” in the west of North America has barely begun. The peak doesn’t arrive until late September, but we’re already seeing another season of devastation exacerbated by global climate change. Europe and North America are likely entering into uncharted territory when it comes to wildfires. Pack up a disaster kit, we just may need it.