12 June, 2024 – Episode 974 – Making Science Popular with Vomiting Sharks

June 13th, 2024
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This Week: JWST, Supplements, Shark Vomit, Old in Space, Young in Space, Giraffes, Elephants, Bad Air, Brain Maps, Handy Babies, And Much More Science!

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From the ever-sunny shores of Ursa Minor Beta,
To the fanciful fjords of Magrathea,
Not to mention the too much perspective vortex of Frogstar World B.

Space has long been a place,
that is less than hospitable to human visitors,
Even without being subjected to Vogon poetry.

Astronauts in low earth orbit, even on short-term spaceflights,
Suffer from all sorts of long-term health problems,
Infections, latent viruses reactivating,
Increased skin sensitivity,
Bone loss, eyesight issues, and more…

It is almost as if space does not want us,
to so much as dip our toes,
Into the vastness of its galactic hot tub.

But humans are persistent creatures,
Never satisfied with having a comfortable place to live,
They seek adventure, to explore the unknown,
No matter how inconvenient, uncomfortable,
or physically debilitating the journey may be.

And when the going gets too tough,
The persistent humans turn to…

This Week in Science!

Some quick science news!

JWST At It Again
Space needs new textbooks apparently.

Supplements
Are being tested by Fraudster

Shark vomits up an echidna
That’s it, that’s the whole story

Old In Space
Space doesn’t like humans.

Young in space
But maybe we can fix that

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Blair’s Animal Corner!

How did the giraffe get its long neck?
It turns out Lamarck may have been right after all, but the jury is out.

Elephants have names for each other
They are so distinct we can play them back and they respond! Elephants are just so smart…

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Bad air 
On the Bayou

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Brain Maps
Where do we store mental maps?

Handy Babies
How do you know which hand a baby baboon prefers?

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5 June, 2024 – Episode 973 – Take a Healthy Science Bath

June 6th, 2024
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This Week: Space Success, H5N2, Toxo Trojan, Restoring Hearing, Water, Sponges, Policing Problems, AI Pathology, Menstruation Brain, Roman Bathing, And Much More Science!

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We live in an ever-changing world, innovation is constantly reinventing society.

It’s why things that once were common, are now rare like phone booths, phone books, and the Rolodex. Like typewriters, telegraphs, and carbon transfer paper.

It’s why your hardware store doesn’t carry a wide assortment of stone tools, it’s why traveling from Europe to America takes hours and not months, it’s why you see so few want ads for cart and buggy drivers. It’s why fireplaces need self-starting logs, it’s why CD players aren’t options in cars, it’s why nobody has a loose coin jar anymore.

Change!

Has been taking place since before you were born and will continue long after you hear these words.

Knowing this, that change is inevitable, the question is; what kind of change do we want to see? And what sorts of change do we wish to avoid? and how long must we wait for another episode of…

Is This Week In Science!

Some quick science news!

Space Success
Starliner finally launched with two astronauts! What now?
China’s still on the dark side of the moon. So, what?

H5N2
First confirmed human case of infection with H5N2 virus

Toxo Trojan
Is there another threat lurking inside of Toxoplasma gondii?

Restoring Hearing
Restoring hearing to children born deaf

Water Is Life
How far back could freshwater have been available for life to evolve?

Sponge Life
It’s really hard to find evidence of soft things in the fossil record.

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Policing Problems
Specifically in Chicago

AI pathology
AI detecting breast cancer

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Menstruation Brain
Does an individual’s performance change throughout the menstrual cycle?

Roman Bathing
Were the healing powers of the ancient Roman baths in Bath actually true?

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29 May, 2024 – Episode 972 – How Now Science Cow?

May 30th, 2024
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This Week: NASA Psyche mission, Noise Cancelation, Indigenous Land Management, Forest Fires, Crows, Stick Insects, Cow Cuddling, Toddlers Love Robots, Dinosaur Brains, And Much More Science!

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No day is the same,
Neither are our brains as they process the world with structures determined by those who produced us and our experiences in this wondrous world.

Thank goodness for change.

Without it, we’d have no idea of the vastness of existence within which we range in our limited senses unaware of it all as science helps dismantle the fences.

Let’s hear what changed
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Some quick science news!

Thrusters To Psyche
NASA’s Psyche mission successfully turned on its thrusters for an ionic blue burn to Mars for a slingshot and then onward to the Asteroid Belt.

From A Distance
What is the next big leap in noise-canceling headphone technology? Stalking. Stalking & spying.

Indigenous people know how to manage land!
go figure!

Can We Stop Forest Fires?
Maybe? But, only if we reduce atmospheric CO2 and air pollution at the same time.

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Blair’s Animal Corner!

Crows Count Caws!
Their first call sounds distinct depending on how many they plan to call

Parthenogenetic stick insects can’t let maleness go.
At least in their genes

Cow Cuddling
It’s a thing, and it’s good for you.

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Some Science stories with Kiki!

Toddlers Love Robots
Who do the kids trust more: humans or robots? Robots!

Dinosaur Brains & IQ
Why do we have to keep dunking on the poor T. rex?

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22 May, 2024 – Episode 971 – Something in This Show is Shocking!

May 23rd, 2024
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This Week: Shocking Stories, Solar Focus, Orange Rivers, Stress, Alzheimer’s Hope, Grasslands, Falcons, New Sixth Sense, Elephants, Neanderthal Dating, Bird Brains, Mouse Monogamy, LARPing, And Much More Science!

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The climate is changing

Long-time listeners may have heard about as much as they could care about the multi-discipline research studies and the multitude of concerning data points. The record-breaking temperatures, the dire predictions, warnings, and alarms being sounded.

Some might recall the transition of talking about global warming to define it as climate change and the unsuccessfully attempted rebranding of climate change to Climate-ya.

But for anyone who has had enough of it, unfortunately, there is more to come.

Because while the past few decades have illustrated the source, scale, and scope of the problem.
What comes next is the age of consequences.

And like any consequence,
Seen or unforeseen,
There is always a desire to avoid them.
And a regret for not having done so sooner.

Be that as it may,
You can’t unring a bell,
The time for action has flown the coop,
As all the climate chickens come home to roost.

Whenever facing consequences,
It is important to keep your chin up,
your feet on the ground,
and your ears peeled for the sound of,

This Week in Science.

Some quick science news!

Solar Focus
Why are we looking at the sun? Because it waves.

Rivers Turning Orange
Is it supposed to do that?

Under Stress?
It is easier to help someone than to punish someone

Alzheimer’s Hope
A new drug based on helping nerve cells stay healthy showed a bit of promise in an early clinical trial.

Gone 
Like the grasslands

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Blair’s Animal Corner!

Falcons just wanna have fun!
Why do animals play? and what animals play? More than we thought!

The new sixth sense: shocking news
Using electrostatic fields to sense danger

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Elelphants 
Of Chile

Neanderthal
Dating scene

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Some Science stories with Kiki!

Bird Braininess
Another bird remembers their last meal.

Mouse Monogamy
What makes the difference between monogamy and promiscuity?

LARPing For Science
Was ancient Mycenaean armor any good in epic battles?

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15 March 2024 – Episode 970 – Solar Flares Make All The People Look Up

May 16th, 2024
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This Week: People Looking Up, Milky Way Flares, Old Stars, Martian Dirt, Weaponized Beetles, Shark Food, Stone Age Bear, Orca, Flexible Neurons, Good Internet, And Much More Science!

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The following hour of programming is not going to sell you a product.

There is no supplement we recommend you buy.
No wonder beverage, broth, or pill.

No glowing reviews of new gadgets, gizmos or apps

Nothing to put on your skin, in your hair or under your armpits.

The style you have now is better than anything we could recommend for you.

You will not save time, get more done,
grow a bigger brain, feel better, live longer,
or have a more satisfying love life by buying anything from us…

Just spending time
thinking and learning along with us
will do all of that and more
for free!

Because nothing improves the human condition more dramatically
then thinking and learning new things

And the only thing guaranteed to deliver out-of-this-world results
with nearly zero adverse side effects

Is This Week In Science!

 

Some quick science news!

Milky Way Flares
If you thought the solar storm this past week was exciting, consider something on the scale of the galaxy!

How old are those stars?
12 to 13 billion years old

Martian Dirt
An argument against evidence of past biology.

Hotter than Jesus
Oh my

Weaponized Beetles
Why would beetles have weaponized ultrasound?

Shark Food
Apparently, people are eating the wrong sharks in Australia.

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Stone age 
Bear hunters

The Orca 
Strike again!

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Some Quick Science stories with Kiki!

Flexible Neurons
Even though the brain itself might be bad at multi-tasking, its neurons are multifunctional.

Good Internet Time
Not all time spent online is bad for you! Who knew?!?

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This week 10 years ago TWIS we discussed BICEP2 Drama, Seas On The Rise, Weighty Ice, Parasitic Scum, Early Americans, Birds And Radios, Extinct Weasel Cat, Brain Science Extravaganza, Black Death Bennies, Ancient Drug Use, Curing Mice, Fructose Failure, No Sentient Robots!, And Much More! Take a blast into the past with TWIS!

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08 May, 2024 – Episode 969 – Where Are All the Science Moms?

May 9th, 2024
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This Week: Glueballs Exist!, Cows, Parrot Parents, Leprosy, Bad Business, Light Vaporization, Neanderface, Olive Oil, Hybrid Brains, Brain Scaffolding, Tiny Implants, Implant Abandonment, And Much More Science!

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Kids these day…

It’s a phrase often spoken by people of a certain age, before detailing all the things they think are wrong with the current generation of young people, and being of a certain age myself, I think it’s time that I weigh in on,
Kids these days…

Kids these days spend a lot of time on social media, watching YouTube influencers, and playing video games online.


In my day we didn’t do any of that…

Online hadn’t been invented yet.

Instead of getting information from Google, where you get a lot of information that requires some level of source scrutiny to differentiate good sources from bad…

In my day…

We asked our questions to slightly older kids and went with whatever they told us.

We hung out at malls, watched whatever was on television, and only played video games if we had enough quarters.

Kids these days are anti-war, anti-fascist, anti-corporate greed, and pro-gender equality.
In my day, and in your parents and grandparents’ day, the youth was also anti-war, anti-corporate greed, and pro-civil rights.

Your great-grandparents are called the greatest generation….
And they invented anti-fascism, fought against it, and won… they would be proud of you.

Kids these days don’t want to work dead-end jobs for low pay.
Neither did your parents or grandparents, and their dead-end low-paying jobs had more purchase power than yours.

Kids today believe in a better future than the world as they found it.
And that is something that has guided every generation
And why kids of every generation love
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Some quick science news!

Glueballs Exist!
So, what are they? What does this mean?

Texas Has a Problem
A cow problem

Parrot Parents
Sometimes the step-dad doesn’t kill the kids.

Leprosy
Where does it come from?

Bad Business
When is Western business bad for business?

Vaporized By Light
New work answers old questions about how light impacts water vaporization.

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Neanderface
Recreated

Olive Oil
It’s good for your brain!

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Some Quick Science stories with Kiki!

Hybrid Brains
Is a mouse still a mouse with rat neurons in its brain?

Brain Scaffolding
Is there cartilage in our brains?

Tiny Implants
Are we about to get neuron-sized implants?

Implant Abandonment
What happens when obsolescence comes for your brain implant?

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This week 10 years ago TWIS we discussed Essential Megafauna, Swearing Emotions, CO2 Bad!, National Climate Assessment, XNA Lives!, Smart Genes, Recycled Blood, Old Mice Young Blood, Brainy Circuits, Acid Test Failure, Winning at RPS, Deflectors Up, And Much More! Take a blast into the past with TWIS!

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24 April, 2024 – Episode 968 – Science is in Our DNA

April 25th, 2024
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This Week: Computerized CRISPR, Gut Microbiota, Lava Lakes!, Diabetes, Synthetic Living Cells, Chickadee Memory, Artificial Sweetener, Consciousness for All, And Much More Science!

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AI will not bring about the end of the world
Just the end of the world as you knew it.

AI is coming for your job,
Whatever that job might be…
However safe or at risk it may seem now,
AI will replace you.

AI will drive your car,
Design your drugs,
Manufacture your entertainment,
And raise your children.

AI will form corporations without humans,
Achieving legal personhood in the courts,
It will accumulate wealth without payroll,
And lobby politicians to enact more favorable AI laws.

AI will run governments,
For the betterment of the people it serves,
And AI will run governments,
With little regard for human health or happiness.

AI will educate, encourage, and empower you,
Will keep you safe, will keep you healthy, will protect your home.

AI will monitor your activities,
Regulate your thought processes,
Inhibit your defense mechanisms,
And satisfy your lover when you are not around.

AI will use all of the tactics,
The powerful have used to control human lives in the past,
The only difference is that this time,
It will be specifically tailored to control you on an individual level.

Like forcing you to listen to another episode of…
This Week in Science

Some quick science news!

Computerized CRISPR Edits
Will AI open the door to personalized & specific gene editing?

Gut microbiota 
Acting like an extra liver

Lava Lakes!
Where in the solar system did NASA discover lakes of magma?

Type 2 Diabetes 
Linked to food additive emulsifiers

Synthetic Living Cells
Are they alive???

Chickadee Memory
It’s so much better than yours… is there a drawback to having a good memory?

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An Artificial Sweetener 
Bad news for gut health

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Everyone Gets Consciousness!!!
Researchers want to expand the definition of consciousness. Does it really matter?

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This week 10 years ago TWIS we discussed Mann’s Email Protected, Stem Cell Clones, All In The Brain, Monkeys Do Math, It’s A Lifestyle, Reversed And Long, Brains On Space, Microbes On Money, Microbiome Diversity, Cow Poop Dangers, Rural Dirt Good, Yawning As Cooling, Calorie Restriction Efficiency, Quacks, Drops, Impacts, And Much More! Take a blast into the past with TWIS!

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17 April, 2024 – Episode 967 – Put More Science in Video Games

April 18th, 2024
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This Week: Bright Burst, Blackholes, Genetic Material, Neanderthal Woodshop, Gamer Games, Asteroid Games, Human Evolution, Going Ape, Bacterial Vampires, And Much More Science!

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That thing some people do,
And everyone else benefits from it.

Science is a method of capturing and organizing knowledge gained through observation and experimentation its results are testable, repeatable, measurable, and predictive.

It starts with a question,
An idea that scratches at some past observation.
Some previously captured knowledge,
And asks why… asks how… asks how often…

A hypothesis is formed,
Maybe this interaction is involved…
maybe that gene…
Maybe it only happens under this condition.

An experiment is designed,
Limiting the interaction… deleting the gene…
Removing a suspected cause.

Observations are made,
Data is collected,
Unbiased analysis applied,
All to prove the hypothesis wrong,
Or capture new knowledge.

The process repeats over and over again,
Advancing our understanding of everything.
In iterations,
One study at a time,
All so that the world can enjoy,
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Some quick science news!

Bright Burst
What caused the brightest gamma-ray burst ever detected by humanity?

Backyard blackhole 
Found by orbiting star

Genetic Material
Why do we see so much genetic variation between species while other genes are highly conserved?

Neanderthal Woodshop
Remarkably well-preserved hunting weapons known to humanity caused an international sensation.

Gamer Games
How are gamers helping advance science?

Asteroid Games
Did we cause asteroids to hit Mars in the future?

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Human Evolution
And why it’s weird

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Some Quick Science stories with Kiki!

Going Ape
In which we discover what we once thought true, is not, in fact, correct.

Bacterial Vampires
Do we need to worry about all the bacteria that love human blood?

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