Episodes: Masonry

120 Wildfire…again!

In California we’ve noticed that winegrape harvests have shifted to earlier and earlier due to a warmer climate over the past few decades. Along with this shift in agriculture we’ve also experienced extended and more catastrophic fire seasons.
Last week the huge Kincade fire swept through Sonoma County, and threatened several towns, including a neighborhood that was incinerated only two years ago.

In today’s episode we learn of JD’s experience in this “new normal” of climate change.

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119 The Blob!

Every one of you listening to this podcast — look out because soon, very soon, the most horrifying monster menace every conceived will be oozing into this podcast. There’s no stopping the blob as it spreads from town to town. It’s indestructible! It’s indescribable! Nothing can stop it! Mob hysteria sweeps one city, before long the nation, and then the world could fall before the blood-curdling threat of — The Blob!

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118 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Paleo Soup Cans, and Good News from the UK

As science news went this week, it was all over the map. Continuing from last week's Nobel Prizes, we moved to Pleistocene food storage, and a green milestone for the UK.

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117 In Praise of the Negative

Knowledge of failure is knowledge nonetheless. Chris MacAlister talks about why scientists and journals should share negative results as well as confirmatory results.

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116 A Bad Case of the Vapers

I do declare. I believe I have a case of the vapers! Or is it vapors? In either case hospitals are seeing an influx of hipsters, and some are even dying because of vaping. Also, we introduce “Meme Busters” in today's episode.

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115 How Dare You!

In a tumultuous week on the world stage the science story of the week was brought to us by a 16 year old kid.

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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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