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076: Mariana Di Giacomo – Paleontologist

A very full episode today. We started off talking about the latest science news with items such as the possibility of a new microbiome found in artificial implants, the Trump Administration complaining about too much science in the science, and Kepler coming to the end of the road. Tom turned up the heat in the Climate Lounge today, and it was a hella-good time at the Pub Quiz, too! Our featured guest is Mariana Di Giacomo, paleontologist and fossil preserver extraordinaire! Get on board!

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075: Chris Ryu – Dorset Science & Technology Centre

On This Week’s Show Interview with Chris Ryu of the Dorset Science and Technology Centre Science News with Sophie McManus and JD Goodwin The Climate Lounge Pub Quiz Science News with Sophie McManus and JD Goodwin Crow vending machine skills ‘redefine intelligence’ Last week a new study published in Nature Scientific Reports revealed further evidence...

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074: The Life and Legacy of Koko the Gorilla

Sophie and JD discussed the recent death of Koko, the famous gorilla who learned sign language. Also in the podcast are how some parts of the world are still struggling with high rates of HIV/AIDS, and news of the recent finding of all the stuff in the universe. This week's Asshole of the Month is an ABSolute jerk.

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073: Antarctic Melt Rate Triples!

The Antarctic melt rate has tripled in recent years and is accelerating. Those here today will not suffer the worst of this. But our children, and our grandchildren beyond them will ask why we let this happen to them. This is our lasting legacy.

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072: Organic molecules on Mars, slowing hurricanes, dogs and influenza

Nevena steals Tom's thunder by covering a story about hurricanes. Tom manages to compose himself as he escorts us into the increasingly warm Climate Lounge.

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071: Pluto Has Dunes!

What? Pluto has dunes, and Chris so eloquently informs us that if we experienced the minor indiscretion of flatulence on the dwarf planet the little fart would freeze in the air and could result in a category 5 hurricane! A fart hurricane! Oh, the humanity!

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070: The Nipah Virus, Scientific Reports Retracts HPV Paper, Stolen Asteroid, and Survivor Birds!

What a great episode! JD was in rare form as he ranted…and ranted…and ranted about the A**h*le of the Month. We had dinosaurs, asteroids, mysterious viruses, and scientific self-correction. Oh, and this was also Chris' first go at the Pub Quiz!

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069: Talking LOUDLY About Sea Level Rise

With thunder rolling in the background, as if on cue, Tom Di Liberto takes us into the Climate Lounge. Amrita Sule and Sophie McManus get us up to speed on the Science News. JD emcees the boisterous bacchanalia we call the Pub Quiz.

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068: Amphibians, Solar Panels, Transitional Fossils, and Richard Feynman

It was just Chris and JD running this mighty podcast today, and don't you think they did a great job? Check it out!

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067: Volcanos, Bird Beaks, Glass Houses, and the Multiverse

Coming up on this week’s show The Climate Lounge with Tom Di Liberto, and the return of the What the Hell Was That game! Science News: Kilauea Volcano Erupts How birds got their beaks Kew Gardens Glasshouse Reopens Stephen Hawking's Final Theory About The Multiverse Science News with Sophie McManus and Nevena Hristozova Kilauea Volcano...

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066: The Heart of Mars

Coming up on this week’s show Mysterious ice holes, INSIGHT into the interior of Mars, Early Grants are the Ticket, The Climate Lounge, and This Week in Science History   Listener feedback Regarding our story last week on plastic-eating bacteria, SC on Twitter writes: There was a scifi play on BBC tv in the 70’s...

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065: Plastic-eating Bacteria to the Rescue

On this week's show Science news Plastic-eating Bacteria to the Rescue? “Warm Transplants” Save Livers and Lives Ibuprofen and acetaminophen (paracetamol) reduce dental pain more effectively than opioids TESS in the search of exoplanets Asshole of the Month! Science News Plastic-eating Bacteria to the Rescue? Ladies and gentlemen, we are at war! I’m not talking...

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064: Astronomy Meets Biology, Harpoons and Nets

Coming up on this week's show The Climate Lounge with Tom Di Liberto, and the Pub Quiz! Science News: Conservationists use astronomy software to save species Scientists find signs of new brain cells in older adults Hybrid swarm in global mega-pest This Space Junk Removal Experiment Will Harpoon & Net Debris in Orbit Science News...

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063: Introducing Cheddar Man!

Coming up on this week's show The Climate Lounge with Tom Di Liberto. Science News: Tree rings reveal increased fire risk for southwestern US Cheddar Man: DNA shows early Briton had dark skin Wikipedia has become a science reference source even though scientists don’t cite it Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy rocket launches successfully Science News...

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062: Wine and Woodpeckers

Another show where we extol the virtues of the sublime elixir of the vineyard. C'mon, who doesn't love wine?

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061: New Blood Test for Cancer, and so much more!

Continuing the momentum after the return from the forced hiatus. we talk about everything from a new blood test for cancer, wandering sea snakes, to Donald Trump's science report card.

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060: From The Ashes We Rise

In early October the Tubbs Fire overtook and destroyed our beautiful home in northern California. The fire not only destroyed our home, but incinerated our entire neighborhood of 1,200 homes. Sadly, four of our neighbors were killed in the awful conflagration. Today the Blue Streak Science Podcast resumes operations. Thanks to our wonderful audience for sticking with us during these difficult times. We're back!

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059: Interview with Dr. Milan Chheda: Targeting Brain Cancer with the Zika Virus

Today we welcome Dr. Milan Chheda of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Chheda is a senior co-author of a paper published earlier this month in the Journal of Experimental Medicine titled “Zika virus has oncolytic activity against glioblastoma stem cells”. Not only is the research truly exciting, but it also illustrates some of the greatest characteristics of science and scientists. For example, thinking differently and quite unconventionally; in this case to attack such a complex and deadly form of cancer with a dangerous virus.

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058: Museum Wars, Snow Leopards, Ig Nobel Awards, and Environmental Justice

A very full episode today. We bid farewell to Cassini. We hardly knew ye. A silly war of tweets between the Science Museum and The Natural History Museum gave us an excuse to hurl some oneupmanship at one another. Environmental justice was the topic of the week in the Climate Lounge. The competition is fierce and scores get closer in the Pub Quiz.

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006: Implausible Denial

Science. You can't deny it. It's what makes our world work; from medicine to engineering, science is the primary driver of human progress. However, there are some in the world who would rather not be inconvenienced by the science.

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005: Free Education

From kindergarten through 12th grade every child in the United States has the right to attend school free of charge. But should we have a right to a college education?

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004: Are Children Born Scientists?

We romanticize childhood in so many ways. For example, we look at our children and see little scientists. After all, they’re naturally curious and they even conduct basic experiments that help them to understand their surroundings.

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003: The Distractingly Sexy Episode

In praise of a new generation. A rat forelimb has been grown in the lab! Lovely! Tossing and turning ain't so good for your heart. President Obama signs into existence the Greater Farallones Marine Sanctuary. Genetic mutation found to block prion disease in tribe that once practiced ritual cannibalism. And good sir knight, you're an asshole.

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002: Because Science

Okay, a paleontologist announces discovery of a dinosaur and proposes marriage in same paper. What if the answer is “no”? Do you request the journal retract the paper? Learn the answer to this and so much more in today's awesome episode!

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001: Science and Poetry

It's my pleasure to introduce to you our new host Sophie McManus! Also, we have JD prattling on about science and poetry, as well as the Blue Streak Science News, and the A***ole of the Week!

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