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Bringing you the latest in science, academia and research from the greatest minds on the planet.

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Ep. #14 - The Genius of NFL Coach Bill Belichick, Patrick Dixon, Claremont McKenna

1/22/2018
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Patrick Dixon is the researcher and author of the paper 'The Differenting Personal and Tactical Dimensions of Head Coaches in the NFL: Why is Bill Belichick Successful when others are not? Belichick is of course the coach of the New England Patriots – an American football team that seems to have conquered the System of American Football – loved or despised the fact of the matter is Belichick has the most Super Bowl wins of all time. So for this episode deep dive into American Football, or...

Duration:00:44:33

Ep. #13 Human Origins - Rick Potts, Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History

1/22/2018
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Paleoanthropologist Rick Potts heads the Smithsonian’s Human Origins Program and holds the Peter Buck Chair in Human Origins at the National Museum of Natural History. Since joining the Smithsonian in 1985, Rick has dedicated his research to piecing together the record of Earth’s environmental change and human adaptation. His ideas on how human evolution responded to environmental instability have stimulated wide attention and new research in several scientific fields. Rick has developed...

Duration:01:11:37

Ep.#12 The Secret Life of Bees - Dr. Boris Baer, Director of CIBER

1/25/2017
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Dr Baer is the Director of the Centre for Integrative Bee Research (CIBER) at the University of Western Australia. CIBER is the first large-scale organisation focused on honey bee research in Australia. It conducts research into an array of bee-related issues, including honey bee reproduction, immunity, ecology and how best to protect bees from future decline. http://www.ciber.science.uwa.edu.au/

Duration:00:47:19

Ep. #11 Fighting Tasmanian Devil Cancer - Dr. Rodrigo Hamede, Ecologist

1/25/2017
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The Tasmanian Devil -A rare creature with a mytically ferocious temper made famous through the animated series Looney Tunes that is unfortunately under threat from a rare type of cancer eating through the tiny and remote population still in existence. Dr. Rodrigo Hamede is a Wildlife Ecologist specializing in Infections Diseases who is tackling this form of virilant cancer known as Devil Facial Tumor Disease http://www.utas.edu.au/profiles/staff/zoology/rodrigo-hamede

Duration:00:30:07

Ep. #10b Fascinating Ocean Adaptations - Dr. Tracey Sutton, Oceanic Ecologist

1/25/2017
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Ever wondered about those mysterious creatures of the deep?! Dr. Tracey Sutton from Nova Southeastern University's research focuses on the ecology of marine systems, particularly those of the open ocean , with emphasis on the fauna and ecology of the deep-pelagic zone by combining observational, organismal and theoretical approaches to help understand Earth’s largest, but least known ecosystems.

Duration:00:34:06

Ep.#9 Spies and Espionage - E.Prof. Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones

7/13/2016
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Rhodri Jeffries-Jones is the Professor Emeritus of American History at the University of Edinburgh and has made a career delving into the history of espionage and secret intelligence agencies around the world. He took his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge and has been a postdoctoral fellow and visiting professor at the Harvard and the University of Toronto. Rhodri is the author of more than a dozen books; American Espionage: From Secret Service to CIA, In Spies We Trust and most...

Duration:00:56:33

Ep. #8 Crime Scene Bugs - Dr. Paola Magni, Forensic Entomologist

6/17/2016
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Dead men tell no tales. But the bugs infesting their corpses sure do. Dr. Paola Magni is a forensic biolost specialising in the application of natural sciences, such as entomology, to crime scene investigations. Educated at the University of Turin in Italy, Dr Magni has worked in a court-of-law and has been instrumental solving keynote cases using her techniques and on television in the Italian crime drama R.I.S. Dr. Magni has also developed an app called Smart Insects for assisting Crime...

Duration:00:33:38

Ep.#7 Moneyball - Dr. Rodney Paul, Sports Economist

5/26/2016
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Sport in 2016 generates a mountain of data. Few industries contain such a rich and detailed history and in terms of number crunchability sport is an Economist's dream. Dr. Rodney Paul works in the field of Sports Analysis and Economics at the Dept. of Sport Management and specialises in analysing large data sets to seek answers to tough questions. A free-flowing, free to air conversation discussing the interesting work of the leading minds in the world of academia.

Duration:00:50:04

Ep. #6 Dreams & Sleep Sciences - Dr. Michael Schredl, The Sleep Laboratory

5/23/2016
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Considering we spend 33% of our lives asleep we know very little about sleep or dreaming from a science perspective. Dr. Michael Schredl from the University of Mannheim, Germany has published over 70 articles and authored 3 books on dream research and is considered one of the world's foremost expert on dream research. His work explores areas such as: continuity between waking and dream, creativity and dreaming, memory consolidation during sleep, treatment of nightmares and is considered...

Duration:00:40:43

Ep. # 5 Fear & Media - Dr. David Atheide, Sociologist

5/4/2016
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Dr. David Atheide is an author and sociologist, Emeritus Professor at Arizona State University. He deals with a variety of issues, however has recently turned his attention to fear and the media, more appropriately how media can use fear to manipulate a population and sell products or services.

Duration:00:48:18

Ep.#4 Searching for Alien Life - Dr. Seth Shostak, The SETI Institute

4/4/2016
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Space.. the final frontier - and odds are home to fellow intelligent lifeforms. Dr. Seth Shostak is the Director of the Search for Exterrestrial Intelligence, an exploratory science institute that seeks evidence of life in the universe. The Univi Podcast free-flowing, free to air conversation discussing the interesting work of the leading minds in the world of academia.

Duration:00:20:48

Ep. #3 - Polar Bears -Dr. Andrew Derocher, Biologist

2/20/2016
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Polar Bears roam the Northern ice sheets as massive marine/land hunters. Professor Andrew Derocher specialises in understanding these majestic beasts and the challenges a changing world brings to their unique existence. A free-flowing, free to air conversation discussing the interesting work of the leading minds in the world of academia.

Duration:00:44:54

Ep. #2 - Bringing Back The Mammoth Prof. Alex Greenwood, Evolutionary Biology

2/18/2016
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Prof. Alex Greenwood - Virology, Evolutionary Biology Ancient DNA could provide the clues to terrestrial pathways of evolution. In this episode Professor Alex Greenwood discusses the latest pieces of the large genetic puzzle. A free-flowing, free to air conversation discussing the interesting work of the leading minds in the world of academia.

Duration:00:28:49

Ep. #1 - Dinosaur Locomotion - Dr. John Hutchinson -Evolutionary Biomechanist

2/11/2016
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Dr. John Hutchinson, Evolutionary Biomechanist Dinosaur locomotion utilises the fragments of paleontological finds to piece together the mysteries of movement taken by these gigantic lizards. Professor John Hutchinson is a leading expert in the biomechanics and locomotion of large terrestrial creatures. A free-flowing, free to air conversation discussing the interesting work of the leading minds in the world of academia.

Duration:00:35:14