Episode Sorting

  • All
  • Blog
  • Podcast
  • Uncategorized
  • Video

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 takes ushers us into the increasingly warm Climate Lounge.

Read More

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!

Read More

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!

Read More

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.

Read More

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!

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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?

Read More

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.

Read More

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!

Read More

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.

Read More

Join Our Science Community -
Sign Up For Our Free Newsletter