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Science, opinion, history, music and entertainment...what more could you ask for? It's the Blue Streak Science Podcast!
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Science, opinion, history, music and entertainment...what more could you ask for? It's the Blue Streak Science Podcast!

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064: Astronomy Meets Biology, Harpoons and Nets

4/20/2018
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Science News Conservationists use astronomy software to save species An astrophysicist and a conservation biologist walk into a bar… No, this is not that kind of story, but a real one on how collaboration is the second name of Lady Science. A work showing how space science can be used in conservation efforts for endangered species was presented at the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science in the UnKi last week. In it, Dr Serge Wich of the Liverpool John Moores University,...

Duration:00:40:42

063: Introducing Cheddar Man!

4/19/2018
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[caption id="attachment_2519" align="alignright" width="350"] Cheddar Man Image courtesy of Paul Townsend[/caption] Seriously, Cheddar Man? What's next, Homo hummus? How about Jazz Man? We had a lovely science session today and talked about the aforementioned Fromage Fellow as well as how tree rings can be studied to determine future wildfire risk. In the Climate Tom Di Liberto tells us about what may be lurking in the melting permafrost. You ain't gonna like it! Science News Roundup...

Duration:00:34:26

062: Wine and Woodpeckers

2/22/2018
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Enjoy that glass or two of Cabernet. More evidence keeps coming in that wine, in moderation, is beneficial to human health. Besides, is there anything more sublime with that tarragon trout than a nice flinty Sancerre. No. The correct answer is no! Science News Roundup with Nevena Hristozova, Sophie McManus and JD Goodwin These are summaries of our discussions on the podcast. For the full conversation please listen to this episode of the Blue Streak Science Podcast Grapevines Are More...

Duration:00:34:09

061: New Blood Test for Cancer, and so much more!

2/22/2018
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Slowly getting back in the podcasting groove. Sophie and JD rant and rave about the latest science news, as Tom is calm, cool, and collected while discussing the natural disasters of 2017. How does he do it? Science News Roundup with Sophie McManus and JD Goodwin These are summaries of our discussions on the podcast. For the full conversation please listen to this episode of the Blue Streak Science Podcast Cancer Blood Test "Enormously Exciting" Maths Strikes a Blow for...

Duration:00:38:03

060: From the Ashes We Rise

2/22/2018
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In the very early hours of 9 October, 2017 the Tubbs Fire raced down from the Mayacamas Mountains and destroyed my neighborhood, including our home of 21 years in beautiful Santa Rosa, California. My wife and I escaped with our dog Amy, and not much more. When we were finally able to return a few weeks later there was nothing to salvage. Our home, and everything in it was incinerated. Our little podcast has been off the air since then. There was never a doubt in my mind that Blue Streak...

Duration:00:36:53

059: Interview with Dr. Milan Chheda - Targeting Brain Cancer with the Zika Virus

10/3/2017
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Today we welcome Dr. Milan Chheda of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Chheda is a senior co-author of a paper published earlier this month in the Journal of Experimental Medicine titled "Zika virus has oncolytic activity against glioblastoma stem cells". Not only is the research truly exciting, but it also illustrates some of the greatest characteristics of science and scientists. For example, thinking differently and quite unconventionally; in this case to attack such a...

Duration:00:50:54

058: Museum Wars, Snow Leopards, Ig Nobel Awards, and Environmental Justice

9/24/2017
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A very full episode today. We bid farewell to Cassini. We hardly knew ye. A silly war of tweets between the Science Museum and The Natural History Museum gave us an excuse to hurl some oneupmanship at one another. Environmental justice was the topic of the week in the Climate Lounge. The competition is fierce and scores get closer in the Pub Quiz. From the Mail Bag Several listeners gave us props for our return and a great show last week. Many thanks to those listeners. You'll receive...

Duration:00:54:25

The Return of Blue Streak Science

9/14/2017
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Long time, no see! After a long hiatus the Blue Streak Science Podcast has returned with the most dangerous team in podcasting; Sophie McManus, Tom Di Liberto, Nevena Hristozova, and JD Goodwin. We look forward to reconnecting with you, too. We are certainly a little rusty, but still this episode hits all the marks. Gene therapy for cancer, crashing space probes, body farms, and even a story about puppy dogs. And of course, Tom connects the dots between the past weeks' horrifically...

Duration:00:55:59

056: Jumping genes, quantum microscopes, and another clueless Trump administrator

3/16/2017
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We somehow survived the time change in North America. Seriously, why won't everybody just get on the same page and change time in every country at the same time. Or, perhaps everybody not change the time at all. Either way, in the spirit of international cooperation I propose that we all do it at the same time. Okay? Okay! Science News Roundup with Nevena Hristozova and Ivy Shih These are summaries of our discussions on the podcast. For the full conversation please listen to this...

Duration:00:33:15

055: News Roundup, Climate Lounge, Earliest Life, and Coral Bleaching

3/10/2017
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Today's episode marks the beginning of a new format. Sophie McManus, Ivy Shih, and Nevena Hristozova will bring us up to speed with the latest science news in our Science News Roundup segment. The single most important science issue of our time is climate change. In our Climate Lounge segment Tom Di Liberto of NOAA will alert us to the latest findings and predictions for this world-changing phenomenon. In future episodes we will be interviewing scientists from a wide variety of...

Duration:00:27:09

054: Alien Species! Huge Volcanic Eruptions! Trump's Travel Ban!

2/22/2017
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What The Hell Was That? Loyal listener Sam Danby, an Englishman living in Norway, was the first listener to get the answer correct when he answered with: (insert answer here). What? You thought we'd reveal the answer here in the show notes? As if! Blue Streak Science News Roundup These are summaries of our discussions on the podcast. For the full conversation please listen to this episode of the Blue Streak Science Podcast. The great extermination: How New Zealand will end alien...

Duration:00:54:36

053: March For Science

2/1/2017
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As scientists and people who value science we are too often reluctant to brave the maelstrom of politics. It drains us of energy and time, resources that are in everlastingly short supply. We value our reputations as open-minded and neutral arbiters for evidence, so taking sides on political issues just doesn't feel right. But why does the current situation make us so angry and unnerved? It distresses us because we are passionate about science! As scientists and scientific thinkers we...

Duration:00:49:55

051: It's 2017!

1/8/2017
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Tom Di Liberto and JD Goodwin attempt to steer the U.S.S. Blue Streak (DD-981) into the New Year while the rest of the crew is on shore leave. Set sea and anchor detail, we're on our way! Blue Streak Science News Roundup These are summaries of our discussions on the podcast. For the full conversation please listen to this episode of the Blue Streak Science Podcast. Run, run Rudolph! Way up in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, not too far from where Santa Claus is currently having a...

Duration:00:25:28

050: Happy Holidays!

12/23/2016
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Chestnuts are roasting on a something-something, Jack Frost is nipping at whatever. Yes, it's that time of year! Keep your Xmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa because there's Festivus for the rest of us. Let us sit around the aluminium Festivus Pole and tells stories of Festivi past. Feats of Strength, Airing of the Grievances, and peculiar feasts. It's a Festivus Miracle, boys and girls! What The Hell Was That? Have a listen to this week's WTHWT! Blue Streak Science News Roundup These...

Duration:00:42:20

049: Virtual liver model, extreme tornadoes, and melting permafrost!

12/9/2016
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Holiday shopping? Get your priorities in order! You can put that off until the last minute because you must now listen to episode 49. Join Sophie, Tom, and JD as we discuss the science stories of the week and play stupid games! What The Hell Was That? Have a listen to this week's WTHWT! Blue Streak Science News Roundup These are summaries of our discussions on the podcast. For the full conversation please listen to this episode of the Blue Streak Science Podcast. Virtual liver...

Duration:00:47:31

048: Trying to Reason With Hurricane Season

12/2/2016
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It just keeps getting better! The process of sorting through the week's science, reading up on it and then talking about it is the best part of doing the Blue Streak Science Podcast. And it's such a privilege to bring this to you, our wonderful audience. We hope you enjoy the show. What The Hell Was That? This recording comes to us courtesy of the YouTube channel “The Voice of Nature”. Thank you! Please click the YouTube link to check out "The Voice of Nature" channel. Blue Streak...

Duration:01:12:36

047: COP22, Dinosaur-killing asteroids, Pub Quiz and so much more!

11/26/2016
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The atmosphere during COP22 was decidedly gloomy after the result of the US election. One would expect the mood to only get worse as the realization that the United States elected a President who considers climate change to be a worldwide conspiracy created by the Chinese, and promised to pull out of the Paris climate agreement. Our host Tom Di Liberto, who attended COP22 in Marrakech, informs us that there was a change of mood after the initial shock. Despair was soon replaced by an...

Duration:01:01:07

046: Standing With You For Science

11/18/2016
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After the shocking events of last week it has become imperative that we stand together as strong, forceful defenders and champions for science. Blue Streak Science is committed to being a powerful voice for science and scientists on the issues that have been threatened by recent events. Those issues include, but aren’t limited to science policy, STEM education, climate research, women in science, basic science, biomedical research, research funding and more. This is no time to retreat....

Duration:00:42:42

A World War Against Science Has Begun

11/10/2016
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The war against science just got very real. But please don't despair. We now have a common mission and our goal is crystal clear. To be sure, this a major setback to science and portends some dark days ahead, but we will overcome this if we re-double our efforts to communicate science through this and every other available medium. We pledge to always be your podcast and your voice. What The Hell Was That? Have a listen to this week's WTHWT! Blue Streak Science News Roundup These are...

Duration:00:59:06

044: Who volunteers to milk the Tasmanian Devil? Hello? Anyone?

10/27/2016
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In this installment of the Blue Streak Science Podcast we have expanded the Science Roundup from three to six topics. It's so much fun talking about the latest science that even the expanded version seems to end way too soon. How can one not like it? We talked about newly discovered antibiotic properties of Tasmanian Devil milk, and wondered aloud about who is the unfortunate person tasked with milking the little devils. A new technique has been developed in Japan to coax mouse stem...

Duration:00:47:23

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