17 November, 2021 – Episode 851 – What Would You Call It?

November 18th, 2021
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This Week: Natural HIV Cure?, Telescope Names, Disrupting Bacteria, Lungfish Cocoons, COVID Update, Orangutan Art?, Cats Do Care, Exercise Guts, Grandmother Brain, Psychopathic Society, And Much More…

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Mairzy doats and anecdotes and little lies be flying…
Keep your eyes peeled dear friends.
The facts are being checked on the daily,
but you need to be your own fact checker.
Just because you want to believe
doesn’t mean you should believe.
Not even when you’re listening to
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Natural HIV Cure?
Did the Esperanza patient cure herself?

Telescope naming controversy
Why do we even bother naming things after people anymore? What would you call the James Webb Space Telescope? Let us know!

Bacterial Disruption
Let’s take them out.

Lungfish Cocoons
The cocoon is the fish.

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Reservoir Found?
A new tool helps researchers get closer to identifying the SARS-CoV2 reservoirs.

Rollout
It was good

Placental Propagation
SARS-CoV2 propagates through the placenta.

More Anti-depressant Evidence
COVID-19 patients on SSRIs are less likely to die.

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Orangutan drawing show us something special
Do animals create art as a rewarding, reflective experience? Maybe.

Cats care about you
Or at least, they want to know where you are and what you’re doing.

Coral parents online dating
Can we pick coral parents to make our reefs stronger? Worth a try…?

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Exercise Guts
Exercise reduces pain via release of endocannabinoids AND by altering the gut microbiome to release pain-reducing molecules.

Grandmother Brain
It’s primed for empathy with grandchildren.

Psychopathic People
There are lots of psychopaths according to a new review study.

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This one from 2011 was full of great science news. What were we discussing 10-years ago? People were blaming The Pill for prostate cancer in Canada, Antarctic mountains had a double origin story, invasive rats were pollinating flowers in New Zealand, and so much more. Take a trip down memory lane with TWIS!

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10 November, 2021 – Episode 850 – Talking Science on World Science Day

November 11th, 2021
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This Week: Telescope Bias, Just Good News: Tech Edition, No Good Ski Wax, Protein Mapping, Disgusting Humans, Sound The Alarm, COVID Update, Penis Worm Shells, Fish Rubbing, Language Trace, Future Hurricanes, Different Neurons, Sponge Nerves, Pain Signal, And Much More…

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We all know what is driving global warming.
As the climate summit continues in Scotland
Key provisions were put forth to make real changes in auto emissions.
A declarative pinky promise statement was written and proposed for governments, manufacturers, and investors to sign that stated that they would:
“work towards all sales of new cars and vans being zero emission by no later than 2035 in leading markets.”
23 countries signed the pledge to do something in the direction of change in the next 20 years…
Absent from the list of signers…
All of the countries that mass produce cars.
Japan, Germany, China, South Korea and the United States did not sign sign a pledge to even move in the right direction…
Meanwhile the only auto manufacturers to sign were
General Motors, Ford,
Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo
No other auto makers…
Ok, Jaguar signed it too.
But no others…
Partly perhaps because making an electric car would require too much investment in research and development, take too long to get to market by the 14 year deadline and might be poorly received by the car buying public.
Tesla of course didn’t need to sign because they already make electric vehicles that they started from scratch making about 12 years ago,
Which have been enthusiastically received by the car buying public
To become a company valued more than
all of the other car companies…
put together.
Before all the excuses are pushed aside.
Before all the lobbyists have gone to bed.
Before the leaders jibber-jabbering double-speak falls silent.
Hopefully, before the canary in the coal mine
is actually a canary on a submerged tropical island
Clinging to a lone branch sticking out in the middle of the ocean
The real solutions for what we need to do will be found right here
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Let’s start with some quick science news

Telescope Bias
We can only see what we can see.

Just Good News: Tech Edition
Fast neutrons work for wireless!

Ski wax chemicals up to no good
Yet another source of toxins from us humans causing mayhem.

Protein Mapping
Take it one amino acid at a time.

Humans are disgusting
Researchers made a sewage map… turns out we”re covered in it

Sound The Alarm
Honey bees seriously buzz about hornets

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Seasonal COVID?
Perhaps. The evidence for seasonality is slim because human behavior to date has had a much larger input. However, as the virus becomes endemic, we might begin to see a seasonal pattern emerge.

Delta Tweaks
Researchers made SARS-CoV2-like viral particles more infectious by mutating the nucleocapsid protein.

Routine vaccinations lag
Vaccines other than those for COVID-19 are not on track and we need to catch up to prevent other outbreaks. But, will people roll their sleeves back up?

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Penis worms: the original hermit crabs
And that’s it. The whole story.

Would you rub yourself up against a shark?
You might if you were really itchy… and a fish…

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Back to back hurricanes
Is this what is likely to be a new normal?

Language Trails
Japanese & Turkish languages have a commonality in ancient trade.

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Different Neurons
Human neurons have a specific difference from other mammalian neurons.

Sponge Nerves
Maybe ancient sponges gave us all a nervous start.

Pain Signal
Spontaneous pain felt by sufferers of chronic pain is caused by sympathetic nerve fibers growing into and triggering a signal in the dorsal root ganglia of the spinal cord.

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03 November, 2021 – Episode 849 – Are You Jelly of the Science?

November 4th, 2021
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This Week: Hot Planet Big Rain, Different Rocky Planets, Just Good News, ALAN Ruining Things, Promiscuous Proteins, Australian Gas, Old Cat Hips, COVID Update, Dead Fruit Flies, Murderous Chicks, Climate Convention Update, Magnetic Treatment, Long Lived Proteins, And Much More…

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Jet lag…
It’s the thing that can happen when you travel a great distance, typically by air,
and land some where hours later in a location that has a significantly different time zone…
With your circadian rhythm upended, it’s understandable to be sleepy.
It’s expected even.
But if you are the leader of a nation attending a talk about the dangers and urgency of action in the face of a global climate crisis…
There is no excuse for taking a nap.
Despite the low expectations of the UN climate meeting…
It has so far under performed tremendously.
Key driver underlying the underperformance?
Is that it is a performance.
Because it relies almost entirely on economies to reform without legal mandates.
In the united states recently, oil executives were invited to testify about climate before the government.
They all confirmed or admitted that global warming occurs and that fossil fuels plays a role. And they all said they support the Paris climate agreement.
That’s great.
It was reveled that while each of the oil companies lobbied the government hundreds of times for tax exemptions and increased drilling lands… they failed to use their influence to lobby for any additional environmental protections or support of any provisions of the Paris Agreement.
Not great.
It was also reveled that they collectively spend millions of dollars to support autonomous industry organizations that pump out climate change denial misinformation.
Really, really not great. Really bad actually.
Kind of like they are supporting the opposite of what they are publicly saying they support…
And while I’m not no expert on dictionaries, or lying…
I am pretty sure that funding companies that spread climate misinformation while you pretend it has nothing to do with you is the definition of “Greenwashing”.
When asked about solutions… many pointed to the fact that fossil fuel usage in the united states is much cleaner than in many other countries…
Ironically this is because of governmental laws that forced them to make changes
Which they lobbied against at the time.
If governments are to take seriously the threats of climate change,
they have to do more than ask those profiting from emitting carbon to do something about it
They need to take actionable steps. Laws that make it illegal to do business as usual.
While the UN summit was full of statements about accelerating action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Convention on Climate Change.
The image of a 78 year old president of the united states nodding off during the event
Pretty much sums up the real sense of urgency amongst world leaders.
They are asleep at the wheel as urgent reports keep coming in from folks like
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Let’s start with some quick science news

Hot Planet Big Rain
What if the temperature of the Earth were increased 20-30 degrees Fahrenheit? What would happen to rainfall? It’s happened before…

Different Rocky Planet
Rocky planets in other solar systems might be very different from those in our solar system based on an analysis of the dust around white dwarfs.

Just Good News
If you don’t like to ski, more winter ski resort options coming soon!

ALAN ruining nature for the rest of us
Unnatural light at night could be throwing crickets completely outta whack.

Promiscuous Proteins
A gut transporter’s structure might help with drug design.

Australian BS
Opting out of managing methane is not solving our problems.

Saber-toothed Hip Displaysia?
CAT scans of ancient cats suggests that in addition to bad hips, they had supportive social structures.

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Vaccine For Kids
5-11 is authorized for emergency use.

Fluvoxamine Flurries
Does it work? Experts are split.

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Late Halloween
Fungus convinces flies to mate with dead females.. I’ve heard of graverobbing but this is ridiculous!

Homewreckers come out yolked
Parasitic birds work out in ovo so they come out yolked! Get it?

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Water vs food
in river regions

UK to get banking to net-zero… someday

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SAINT For Sadness
Transcranial magnetic stimulation might be a solution for people with treatment-resistant depression.

Long-lived Proteins
Neuronal mitochondria have long-lasting proteins that might explain the longevity of the mitochondria and neurons themselves.

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27 October, 2021 – Episode 848 – Is this Spoopy Science?

October 28th, 2021
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This Week: It Wasn’t Aliens, Mummy Mystery, Hare Suits, No New Neutrino, Tracing Sitting Bull, Tell The Tooth, Hippo The Size, Prairie Dog Kisses, Falklands Find, Termite BRAINS!, Feeling Threatened?, And Much More…

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There are werewolves around here
There are werewolves around here
And they’re waiting
For the moon to appear
There are witches in the woods
There are witches in the woods
And I don’t know, what they’re brewing
But I hear it’s very good
There are vampires in this town
There are vampires in this town
And they’re waiting for the sun to go down
There are mummies singing songs
There are mummies singing songs
And I don’t know what they singing
But the black cat sings along
There’s a horseman without a neck
There’s a horseman without a neck
Which can only mean
This Week in Science is coming up next…

Let’s start with some quick science news

It Wasn’t Aliens
Turns out it was us!… again.

Mystery of the Mummies
Who were these people, and what were they doing with boats in a desert?

Snowshoe hares are dressed up for the wrong holiday
But it’s working for them, nonetheless.

No New Neutrino
The MicroBooNE experiment has not found evidence of the sterile neutrino, once again affirming the Standard Model of Physics.

Sitting Bull
A lock of hair tells the story of inheritance.

Tell The Tooth
All tusks are teeth, but not all teeth are tusks.

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Why Mr Hippo… what bug tusks you have!
Why, the better to look dangerous, my dear.

But Mr Zoologist, how come the prairie dogs don’t all have mono??
Prairie dogs kiss each other to reveal social structure and status.

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Falklands find
Evidence of humans on the Falkland Islands predates the arrival of the Europeans.

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Termite BRAINS!
Termite brains grow with experience!

Feeling Threatened?
It might be from things in the environment you aren’t even consciously aware of yet.

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20 October, 2021 – Episode 847 – How to Monkey Around with Science

October 21st, 2021
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This Week: Transplant Success?, Wooden Tools, Green Energy, Blood Update, Ducks In a Row, COVID Update, Natalia Reagan, Just Good News, Simulated Sniffer, Lady Brains, Sleep Training, And Much More…

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When wondering about why things are the way they are
Keep this littlest of thoughts in mind

Everything runs on knowledge of the past

The way roads are built
The way school is taught
The way laws are created and enforced
The way government is run
The way doctors diagnose
The way food is prepared
The way a computer is programmed
The way anything is engineered
Is all based on knowledge of the past…

Occasionally humans do find themselves confronted with the unknown.
With a set of circumstances, problems or obstacles that
They have absolutely no past knowledge with which to guide them.
These are ignorant people.
Best to be avoided because they are markedly prone to making poor choices
If they just spent a little more time educating themselves
And a little less time unknowingly getting by on other peoples knowledge
They would see that no matter what confronts them
Humans have found sound strategies and solutions in the past

And nowhere is this knowledge of the past applied better
Than right here on
This Week in Science
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Let’s start with some quick science news

Transplant Success?
Surgeons report the first successful transplantation of a kidney from a pig into a human.

Wooden knives and nails
Could they be better than steel?

Green Energy
Ever wonder whether photosynthetic algae could power animals? Some scientists did, and now we know that the sun can power frogs.

Blood…
it does more than we thought

Ducks In a Row
It’s physics.

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Vaccine News!
Boosters are authorized for all three vaccines in use in the US, and the FDA has said that any of the them will work. So, go ahead and mix-and-match if that’s good for you.

Baby Effects
The sex of your baby influences your body’s reaction to COVID-19 infection.

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Let’s talk to Natalia Reagan!

Natalia Reagan is an actress, comedian, and primatologist “>among other things. Please, help her write science comedy for Mel Brooks. She is very entertaining and knowledgeable about the animals!

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Covid-19 and Christian Nationalism
A strict paternal belief in God leads to less vaccine acceptance.

Just Good News
The Earth will repair itself!

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Simulated Sniffer
The olfactory system is optimally evolved, according to computer scientists who created an artificial stem through machine learning.

Lady Brains
A specialized circuit stimulated by estrogen makes females more active and sexually receptive… in mice.

Sleep Training
Sleep is good.

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13 October, 2021 – Episode 846 – How Do You Dig Fossils?

October 14th, 2021
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This Week: Space Future?, Just Good News, Ancient Poop, Water On Mars!, Climate Extinction, Strange Space Signals, Molar Emergence, Gorillas Hear Voices, Human Survival, Real Bible Stories, Pain Fingerprint, Dye Storage, And Much More…

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The end of the world is coming!
But it’s probably a really long way off…
Billions of years maybe…

But it might not be!
But if it is going to happen soon there’s really nothing you can do about
So why worry?
Yeah, you could maybe prepare and try to save yourself…
Live in the aftermath of civilized society,
roaming a dead planet with a handful of humans remnants…
But really, what is the point of that?
If the world can end abruptly and soon,
wouldn’t it be a better idea to start by identifying how that might happen,
and maybe
Try to prevent it?
And if history class has taught us anything
Science class is where all the real solutions are
And nowhere is that more obvious than
This Week in Science
Coming Up Next…

Let’s start with some quick science news

Future System
Captain Kirk beamed into orbit aboard a Blue Origin rocket today, and the James Webb Space Telescope has apparently made it to French Guiana. But, where will humanity be in 5 billion years? Living on a moon around Saturn? But, let’s also discuss space brain damage.

Just Good News
More good news about life on Earth… right?

Ancient Poop
People had refined palates based on fungi found in feces.

Water On Mars!
Well, not really, but evidence of ancient lake AND floods.

Climate Extinction
67% of African life went extinct during a past mass-extinction. But, life abides, and humanity is a result of those that survived.

Strange Space Signals
Is it a variable star near the galactic center? Researchers only have unpredictable radio signals to go on so far.

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Forget about the science update. Get vaccinated.

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It’s time for NOT Blair’s Animal Corner!

Gorillas Hear Voices
Gorillas have the ability to identify and differentiate human voices.

Molar Emergence
Why is it that our molars emerge so late in development?

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What science news does Justin have?

How did humans emerge from the extinction of the dinosaurs?
Mammals were adaptable.

How to stop an asteroid from destroying humanity
Scientists are on it.

Did you know???
Bible stories linked to a meteor air burst

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Let’s finish strong with science from Dr. Kiki!

Pain Fingerprint
Researchers used auto-fluorescing markers to image cell-types associated with chronic pain in the spinal cord. Hopefully, understanding the mechanisms of pain will help us treat it better.

Dye Storage
Need to store something digital for posterity? A new method uses dye to store data.

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06 October, 2021 – Episode 845 – Who Are the Science Prize Winners?

October 7th, 2021
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This Week: Nobel Prizes!, Fat Bears, Stressed Solitude, No Spider Medicine?, Old Bears, Error Correction, COVID Update!, Worm Milk, Cold Women, Ancient Jaw, Just Good News, Brain Implant Success, Constipation Memory, And Much More…

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Because of information that has recently come to light
The program you are about to hear has been removed of all algorithms.
While occasional audience members have reported no direct ill effects,
artificial intelligence has been used on the show
to direct users towards interesting and informative information.
Frequent consumers of our content have reported an increased appetite
for intellectual pursuits in their daily lives that
cannot always be consolidated with the grim reality of living in a society
that is mostly devoid of such engagements in their daily lives.
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Nobel Prizes!
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Fat bear week winner
It’s not just the fattest, but the laziest!

Stressed individuals prefer solitude
Is this surprising?

No Spider Medicine?
Researchers have found no evidence to support the myths that spider webs having healing powers.

16 million year old tardigrades found
Everyone needs to inspect their amber!

Error Correction
Quantum qubits get more accurate!

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Molnupiravir
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No Serious Sides
The COVID-19 mRNA vaccines have no serious side-effects.

Mouse Myocarditis
Is it the veins?

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It’s time for Blair’s Animal Corner?

Worm mother’s milk themselves to death
Which part makes you uncomfortable? All of it?

Women are always cold
Especially bats and birds!

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Ancient Jaw
Found in the floor of a cave, could it lead to new understanding of humans?

Just Good News
But, is it really good news that Americans are getting less healthcare for higher cost?

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Great News
WHO green-lights malaria vaccine in Africa.

Brain Implant Success Story
A woman with severe depression was treated successfully using deep brain stimulation targeted at interrupting intrusive negative thoughts.

Treating Memory & Constipation
Researchers are investigating a drug for constipation as a possible treatment for cognitive impairment & memory improvement.

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29 September, 2021 – Episode 844 – Pump Up the Science!

October 1st, 2021
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This Week: Old Rock Life, Bat Friends, Following Fish Pee, Interview W/ Bill Schutt RE: Pump, Giraffe Towers, Save The Rabbits, New Mexican Footprints, Just Good News, Love Bites, Brainy Storyteller, And Much More…

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Old Rock Life
How did life show up in rocks dated to a billion years older than life supposedly evolved? It didn’t. The rocks cracked and life abides.

Bats of a feather…
vampire together.

Fish pee – the essential resource for our future
As the climate changes, fish move and their pee moves with them, turns out this could be disasterous!

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INTERVIEW W/ Bill Schutt
You might recall Dr. Schutt from his previous appearances here on TWIS to discuss blood-eating animals & cannibalism. He is an Emeritus professor of biology at LIU Post, research associate at the American Museum of Natural History, and is here to discuss his latest book ‘Pump: a natural history of the heart.”

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What is in Blair’s Animal Corner?

Giraffe social lives are complicated
Women have closer ties, but men have more acquaintances.

Rabbits are keystone species now
So, like, are we eventually going to find out all animals are important??

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What did Justin bring for us?

Footprints in New Mexico
How far back did humans inhabit North America?

Just Good News: Ecology Edition
23 species removed from the endangered species list!

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Love Bites
Love in the time of T. rex meant face biting.

Brainy Storyteller
Your hippocampus is the brain’s storyteller. Recent evidence from UC Davis suggests that the hippocampus integrates events into common narratives.

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