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114 Going Bananas!

The world is going bananas! What? Bananas could die out from one disease? Say it ain't so!

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113 Apollo 11

Fifty years since Apollo 11 first brought humankind to the Moon? No, it doesn't seem like yesterday. It's been way too long since we've left the comfort and safety of Earth orbit. Let's go back to the Moon and beyond! On This Week’s Show A recent visit to an asteroid Why catching a cold may...

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112 We Go to the Dogs

There is no doubt that human consciousness is remarkable, but it may not be the only show in town, and once you start considering that this entire field gets a whole lot more interesting.

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111 Limits of Human Endurance

As a listener of the Blue Streak Science Podcast you already know about the limits of human endurance. However, this study took a look at super-marathon runners…

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110 Summer and Science!

Folks on one side asking “How can we convince people that climate change is a problem if we don’t advocate changes in how ourselves live?” Folks on the other side saying, “Focusing on the individual is a distraction from the things doing the ACTUAL pollution, the fossil fuel industry and corporations”. The answer of course is that BOTH ARE RIGHT.

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109 Rocks, Fungi, Fish, Satellites, The Climate Lounge, and Pub Quiz

What do you do when you need an opinion on whether to buy something, or vote a certain way, or just what to believe? Who do you go to? If you said the fever swamps of social media such as Facebook/Twitter, well you might just be the crazy uncle/aunt in your family, and you just described why things have gotten all anti-intellectual across the globe recently.

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108 New Form Of Water Discovered, Iterative Evolution, and Sea Otters

“How can anybody in his right mind be against science?”
― Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle

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107 From the Challenger Deep to the Moon

So to end this evaluation, I’m going to mark down a grade of F. Not a grade for the Earth mind you, it’s not its fault. This poor grade is on US. Because while we are taking much better action and talking about climate change more, it still isn’t enough.

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106 United Nations Report on Extinction

On the heels of a report earlier this year that shows insect populations worldwide are crashing we have new summary report from United Nations that finds more than a million plants and animals are facing extinction as a result of human activity.

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105 The Latest Buzz on DEET, and Measles Cases Spotted Again

And you thought measles had been eradicated in the United States, and that it was a harmless childhood annoyance. Guess what? Not so much.

Measles kills, as does science illiteracy.

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104 Happy Earth Day to You

So, it appears the statisticians have significant concerns over the significance of significance. So much so that they have decided that our old measures of significances are no longer significant.

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103 HPV Vaccine, Fossil Death Pit, Superbug Fungus, and so much more

We welcome back our very own Amrita Sule. Hey, that’s Doctor Sule to you, buddy! She was out there in the world doing all that science-y stuff like traveling, going to conferences, socializing, networking. Oh, and doing science. It’s our privilege to present Amrita, Nevena Hristozova, and Tom Di Liberto for our 103rd episode.

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102: Flat Earthers Planning To Go On A Cruise

We’re well into the 19th year of the 21st century and we still have people who don’t understand the reality of climate change, and the benefit of vaccines. Not to be outdone by the aforementioned, the Flat Earth Society is alive and well. Better yet, they’re planning a cruise to the edge of the Earth.

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101: Butterfly Invasion. Good News on Heart Attacks. Climate Strike!

“This movement had to happen, we didn’t have a choice. We knew there was a climate crisis. We knew because everything we read and watched screamed out to us that something was very wrong.”

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100: All The Science You Can Stand…And More!

We hit the century mark with today's episode. Thanks to all of you awesome listeners. And thanks to the Blue Streak Science team, past and present. Now let's get started on the next 100!

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099: SpaceX Crew Dragon, Hoodwinker Sunfish in California, and a Farewell to Wally

A huge fish that I didn't even know existed washed up on a California beach. SpaceX launches Ripley to the ISS, minus Jonesy. Farewell to renowned geologist and climate scientist Wally Broecker.

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098: Where'd The Clouds Go?

There are a few things that I do when things get crazy to calm myself down. To remind myself to breathe and to put things into perspective (and I’d love to hear yours too!). Over the last several years, I’ve had a need to do this a lot. All I’ve had to do is turn on Twitter to see the latest dumpster fire to crank out a few curse words and an “Are you f***ing kidding me!”.

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097: Opportunity Lost. InSight Gained.

During his radio show “The Saint” in 1947 actor Vincent Price delivered a message that is, unfortunately, as relevant today as it was 72 years ago.

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096: Greta Thunberg Brings the Heat!

The star of this week's show is Greta Thunberg, and Tom gives her the floor and much respect in today's installment of The Climate Lounge.

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095: Gardening on the Moon, and Anti-Vax Movement Listed as Threat to World Health

Another fun day with the Blue Streak Science Team! Amrita's computer battery was hanging on for its life, and finished the job without a minute to spare. Awesome timing! Join us for the fun!

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094: Fast Radio Bursts, Nobel Laureate inserts foot in mouth, and more…

James Watson continues to prove that brilliant people can sometimes be stupid and oblivious to reality. SpaceX reveals its supremely cool and 1950's retro sci-fi rocket.

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093: Cricket Diplomacy

We ring in 2019 with news of lovelorn crickets, the far side of the moon, food allergies, and a new branch on a big tree. But the proverbial elephant in the room is the ongoing shutdown of the United States' government.

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092: Gabriela Montejo-Kovacevich

The best in science communication tells a compelling story. This week we have a great one! Gabriel Montejo-Kovacevich joins us to talk about her field research in Central and South America studying butterflies of the genus Heliconius. She shares her story of the hard work and the gratifying rewards of field research in challenging conditions. Gabriela is at the front line of science, and we are grateful to her for sharing her adventure and her research with us.

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091: Fourth National Climate Assessment, and more

A year ago we were in shock and disbelief in the days after the Tubbs Fire in Northern California incinerated our neighborhood, and our home. One year later and that scene of apocalyptic devastation has been replaced by a community coming together and rising from the ashes. 

I'm overjoyed to announce that we can put that awful year behind us. My family and I have moved back into our wonderful neighborhood, and we're looking forward to more and more of our neighbors' return.

A million thanks to the Blue Streak Science team. You are simply the best. I'm indebted to you, and it's my honor to work on this project with you. 

Thanks to our incredible audience for sticking with us during the past year. For you, we pledge to take the Blue Streak Science Podcast to the next level. The future is gonna be awesome! 

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090: Get Out the Vote for Science!

Science is under assault, but there's something we can do about it. We can VOTE! Blue Streak Science is proud to endorse four candidates who will put science back into the halls of Congress. Vote for democracy! Vote Science!

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