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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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084: A Leak On The International Space Station

Shhhh!!! You hear that? No? It sounds like a kind of hissing-whining sound. What is that? Is it a leak? It can't be a leak! We're on the International Space Station! Seriously, was that you? Tell me it was you.

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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

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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

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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!

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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!

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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.

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078: Let's Get Political!

It's the beginning of the that silly season once more! Seriously, does it ever end? The 2018 Washington state primary is just days away and we are proud to endorse Dr. Shannon Hader to represent Washington's 8th district in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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077: Michael MacFerrin, Ph.D. – Glaciologist

On This Week's Show Conversation with Michael MacFerrin, Research Glaciologist Science News The Climate Lounge Pub Quiz Science News with Nevena Hristozova and Chris MacAlister An Origin of Cosmic Rays Discovered In a galaxy far far away… For real though – it’s really far – 4 billion light-years away. My calculations show that with the...

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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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