SciShow Tangents

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sian
 Oct 11, 2019
The best!

Lance
 Aug 31, 2019
Definitely my favorite podcast


 Jun 25, 2019
one of my favorites. I've learned so many fun facts to tell people because of this pod

Jordan Devenport
 Mar 27, 2019
Scishow Tangents is a witty educational podcast. It plays on some of the elements of the radio gameshow "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me", but in a more relaxed and educational environment.

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Introducing the lightly competitive knowledge showcase from the geniuses behind the YouTube series SciShow. Every Tuesday, join Hank Green, Ceri Riley, Stefan Chin, and Sam Schulz as they try to one-up and amaze each other with weird and funny scientific research... while not getting distracted. There will be tangents about video games, music, weird smells, surprisingly deep insights about life, and of course, poop, but it always comes back to the science. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including On the Media, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin. © WNYC Studios

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73 - Ducks
36:11
<p><span>Ducks! Basically a joke of an animal, if we're being perfectly honest. They make silly noises, they waddle around, they are extremely cute and goofy looking, and they <em>love</em> to swim around in big piles of money! </span></p> <p>And look, you might see the title and think 'a duck isn't science.' Well i've learned a thing or two from those eggheads on the science couch and I can definitely say that you are wrong! It turns out, everything is science! Seems like a cop out, but it's true.</p> <p>Anyway, we sincerely hope everyone out there is doing well and staying safe! Love you guys! </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p><span> </span></p> <p><span>While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Hank: @hankgreen</span></p> <p><span> </span></p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p><span>[Definition] </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Duck mating</span></p> <p><a href="https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rspb.2009.2139"><span>https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rspb.2009.2139</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0000418"><span>https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0000418</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/news.2009.1159"><span>https://www.nature.com/articles/news.2009.1159</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Truth or Fail]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Sperm</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.livescience.com/1279-rival-sperm-hook-cooperate.html"><span>https://www.livescience.com/1279-rival-sperm-hook-cooperate.html</span></a></p> <p><span>Mallard Bills</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.livescience.com/13681-duck-ejaculate-sperm-antibiotic-beaks-110412.html"><span>https://www.livescience.com/13681-duck-ejaculate-sperm-antibiotic-beaks-110412.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Fact Off]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Duck Imprinting</span></p> <p><a href="http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2017/getting-ducklings-row-look-inside-animal-mind-2/"><span>http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2017/getting-ducklings-row-look-inside-animal-mind-2/</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2017/getting-ducklings-row-look-inside-animal-mind-2/"><span>http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2017/getting-ducklings-row-look-inside-animal-mind-2/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Duck hearing</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-09/uod-wdd092518.php"><span>https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-09/uod-wdd092518.php</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.udel.edu/udaily/2018/august/graduate-student-works-on-training-ducks-hearing-fishing-nets/"><span>https://www.udel.edu/udaily/2018/august/graduate-student-works-on-training-ducks-hearing-fishing-nets/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.usgs.gov/centers/pwrc/science/air-and-underwater-hearing-abilities-seabirds?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects"><span>https://www.usgs.gov/centers/pwrc/science/air-and-underwater-hearing-abilities-seabirds?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Ask the Science Couch]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Quacks</span></p> <p><span>sounds: </span><a href="https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Mallard/sounds"><span>https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Mallard/sounds</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/local/2019/03/04/ask-scientist-ducks-quack-several-different-reasons/3009779002/"><span>https://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/local/2019/03/04/ask-scientist-ducks-quack-several-different-reasons/3009779002/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ducks.org/conservation/waterfowl-research-science/waterfowl-vocalizations"><span>https://www.ducks.org/conservation/waterfowl-research-science/waterfowl-vocalizations</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Syrinx</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/10/bird-voice-box-one-kind-animal-kingdom"><span>https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/10/bird-voice-box-one-kind-animal-kingdom</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/oct/12/oldest-fossil-of-birds-voicebox-gives-new-hint-at-soundscape-of-the-cretaceous-syrinx"><span>https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/oct/12/oldest-fossil-of-birds-voicebox-gives-new-hint-at-soundscape-of-the-cretaceous-syrinx</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Duck quack echoes</span></p> <p><span>sounds: </span><a href="http://www.acoustics.salford.ac.uk/acoustics_info/duck/"><span>http://www.acoustics.salford.ac.uk/acoustics_info/duck/</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3086890.stm"><span>http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3086890.stm</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p> <p><span>[Butt One More Thing]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Fly that only breeds in duck poop</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-species-fly-found-breeding-central-park-duck-droppings-180965118/"><span>https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-species-fly-found-breeding-central-park-duck-droppings-180965118/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://zookeys.pensoft.net/article/13411/element/2/12/"><span>https://zookeys.pensoft.net/article/13411/element/2/12/</span></a></p>
Mar 31, 2020
72 - Museums
34:15
<p><span>Hey gang, here’s another episode recorded before social distancing set in. We hope all of our listeners out there continue to stay safe and be well, and again, we are honored that you choose to spend some of this time with us. Thank you and enjoy the show!</span></p> <p> </p> <p>This episode has a little bit of everything: the French Revolution, haunted amulets, mummies (maybe??)... why, it's like a regular Night at the Museum! Have fun!</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </p> <p> </p> <p><span>While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Hank: @hankgreen</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Truth or Fail]</span></p> <p><span>Da Vinci’s Faces</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/07/100715090917.htm"><span>https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/07/100715090917.htm</span></a></p> <p><span>First Museum:</span></p> <p><a href="https://theconversation.com/hidden-women-of-history-ennigaldi-nanna-curator-of-the-worlds-first-museum-116431"><span>https://theconversation.com/hidden-women-of-history-ennigaldi-nanna-curator-of-the-worlds-first-museum-116431</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-story-behind-the-worlds-oldest-museum-built-by-a-b-5805358"><span>https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-story-behind-the-worlds-oldest-museum-built-by-a-b-5805358</span></a></p> <p><span>Woman Hit By Meteorite</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.slate.com/blogs/atlas_obscura/2015/06/02/the_hodges_meteorite_is_one_of_the_few_space_to_ever_strike_a_human.html?wpisrc=obnetwork"><span>http://www.slate.com/blogs/atlas_obscura/2015/06/02/the_hodges_meteorite_is_one_of_the_few_space_to_ever_strike_a_human.html?wpisrc=obnetwork</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu//full/1995LPI....26.1133P/0001133.000.html?high=484678bbd531063"><span>http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu//full/1995LPI....26.1133P/0001133.000.html?high=484678bbd531063</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Fact Off]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Blaschka glass scientific models</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.cmog.org/article/blaschkas-glass-models-invertebrate-animals-1863-1890"><span>http://www.cmog.org/article/blaschkas-glass-models-invertebrate-animals-1863-1890</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://web.archive.org/web/20160411221330/http://www.journalofantiques.com/Feb04/featurefeb04.htm"><span>https://web.archive.org/web/20160411221330/http://www.journalofantiques.com/Feb04/featurefeb04.htm</span></a></p> <p><span>These three links include info + pictures:</span></p> <p><a href="https://digital.library.cornell.edu/collections/blaschka"><span>https://digital.library.cornell.edu/collections/blaschka</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://hmnh.harvard.edu/glass-flowers"><span>http://hmnh.harvard.edu/glass-flowers</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://hmnh.harvard.edu/fruits-decay"><span>https://hmnh.harvard.edu/fruits-decay</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Spider Museum</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20160413-the-museum-filled-with-poisonous-spiders-that-just-wont-die"><span>https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20160413-the-museum-filled-with-poisonous-spiders-that-just-wont-die</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2693514#page/430/mode/1up"><span>https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2693514#page/430/mode/1up</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://roaring.earth/venomous-spiders-haunt-museum-just-wont-die/"><span>https://roaring.earth/venomous-spiders-haunt-museum-just-wont-die/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://horizonpestcontrol.com/venomous-chilean-spider-infestation/"><span>https://horizonpestcontrol.com/venomous-chilean-spider-infestation/</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p> <p><span>[Ask the Science Couch]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Painting restoration</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.si.edu/mci/english/learn_more/taking_care/conservation_meaning.html"><span>https://www.si.edu/mci/english/learn_more/taking_care/conservation_meaning.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.invaluable.com/blog/the-science-behind-art-restoration/"><span>https://www.invaluable.com/blog/the-science-behind-art-restoration/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Sculptures</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/modern-chemistry-techniques-save-ancient-art/"><span>https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/modern-chemistry-techniques-save-ancient-art/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.chemistryworld.com/features/the-art-of-conservation/3009092.article"><span>https://www.chemistryworld.com/features/the-art-of-conservation/3009092.article</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Bacteria</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.wired.com/2011/11/st-artrestoremicro/"><span>https://www.wired.com/2011/11/st-artrestoremicro/</span></a></p> <p> </p>
Mar 24, 2020
71 - Experiments in Space
35:17
<p><span>Hey everyone, things are a little different now than they were a couple weeks ago when we recorded this one. COVID-19 is impacting us all, and we just want to say that we hope you and yours are well. Thank you for choosing to spend your time with us every week. We will keep trying to do our part to make you smile and teach you stuff along the way. </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>We love you guys! Take care of yourselves.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Space… it’s big, it’s confusing, and there isn’t any gravity! That’s why we have a dedicated team of people up in the International Space Station running all kinds of experiments to try and figure out just what the heck is even going on up there. </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>You truly have no idea how much of us ordering Popeye’s I had to cut out of this. This was definitely our longest recording session ever and I was livid!</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Hank: @hankgreen</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Truth or Fail]</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/9-12/features/spacescents_feature.html"><span>https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/9-12/features/spacescents_feature.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/explorer/Investigation.html?#id=187"><span>https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/explorer/Investigation.html?#id=187</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://phys.org/news/2011-03-chicken-fat-biofuel-eco-friendly-jet.html"><span>https://phys.org/news/2011-03-chicken-fat-biofuel-eco-friendly-jet.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://spinoff.nasa.gov/spinoff2002/ch_1.html"><span>https://spinoff.nasa.gov/spinoff2002/ch_1.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Fact Off]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Wake Shield Facility</span></p> <p><a href="https://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19920014405"><span>https://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19920014405</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://er.jsc.nasa.gov/seh/pg46s95.html"><span>https://er.jsc.nasa.gov/seh/pg46s95.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://uwaterloo.ca/molecular-beam-epitaxy/about/what-epitaxy"><span>https://uwaterloo.ca/molecular-beam-epitaxy/about/what-epitaxy</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2002/03jan_bioniceyes"><span>https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2002/03jan_bioniceyes</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0042207X01003839"><span>https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0042207X01003839</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S009457650000148X"><span>https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S009457650000148X</span></a></p> <p><span>Image: </span><a href="https://archive.org/details/STS069-724-095"><span>https://archive.org/details/STS069-724-095</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Mouse sperm experiment</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.pnas.org/content/114/23/5988"><span>https://www.pnas.org/content/114/23/5988</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://iss.jaxa.jp/en/kiboexp/theme/second/pmlatter/spacepup/"><span>http://iss.jaxa.jp/en/kiboexp/theme/second/pmlatter/spacepup/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Ask the Science Couch]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Human pregnancy</span></p> <p><a href="https://emergency.cdc.gov/radiation/pdf/prenatal.pdf"><span>https://emergency.cdc.gov/radiation/pdf/prenatal.pdf</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.livescience.com/33047-space-sex-pregnancy.html"><span>https://www.livescience.com/33047-space-sex-pregnancy.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.thoughtco.com/can-women-get-pregnant-in-space-3072590"><span>https://www.thoughtco.com/can-women-get-pregnant-in-space-3072590</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>NASA sperm study</span></p> <p><a href="https://futurism.com/sperm-space-nasa"><span>https://futurism.com/sperm-space-nasa</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Space childbirth startup</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/01/space-childbirth-babies/579064/"><span>https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/01/space-childbirth-babies/579064/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Other animal development</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/what-space-jellyfish-tell-us-about-interplanetary-travel/"><span>https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/what-space-jellyfish-tell-us-about-interplanetary-travel/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.popsci.com/article/technology/space-born-jellyfish-hate-life-earth/"><span>https://www.popsci.com/article/technology/space-born-jellyfish-hate-life-earth/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/wnjkkw/making-babies-in-space-may-be-a-terrible-idea"><span>https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/wnjkkw/making-babies-in-space-may-be-a-terrible-idea</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p> <p><span>[Butt One More Thing]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Flatworms in space</span></p> <p><a href="https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/reg2.79"><span>https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/reg2.79</span></a><span> </span></p> <p><br><br><br><br></p>
Mar 17, 2020
70 - Sugar
35:06
<p><span>SciShow Tangents editorial assistant/genius Deboki Chakravarti joins us once more to talk about that sweet sand we all love so much: sugar!</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Deboki: @okidoki_boki</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Truth or Fail]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Definition]</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/13/493739074/50-years-ago-sugar-industry-quietly-paid-scientists-to-point-blame-at-fat"><span>https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/13/493739074/50-years-ago-sugar-industry-quietly-paid-scientists-to-point-blame-at-fat</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2548255"><span>https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2548255</span></a><span> </span></p> <p><a href="https://slate.com/technology/2018/03/big-sugar-isnt-to-blame-for-steering-us-away-from-fat.html"><span>https://slate.com/technology/2018/03/big-sugar-isnt-to-blame-for-steering-us-away-from-fat.html</span></a><span> </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Truth or Fail]</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5434031/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5434031/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/terms/nicotine.htm"><span>https://www.sciencedaily.com/terms/nicotine.htm</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/01/flowers-can-hear-bees-and-make-their-nectar-sweeter/?utm_source=reddit.com#close"><span>https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/01/flowers-can-hear-bees-and-make-their-nectar-sweeter/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-05/ncsu-njd051816.php"><span>https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-05/ncsu-njd051816.php</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/01/flowers-can-hear-bees-and-make-their-nectar-sweeter/?utm_source=reddit.com"><span>https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/01/flowers-can-hear-bees-and-make-their-nectar-sweeter</span></a><span>/</span></p> <p><br><br></p> <p><span>[Fact Off]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Honeypot ants</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.org/media/honey-ant-adaptations-wbt/"><span>https://www.nationalgeographic.org/media/honey-ant-adaptations-wbt/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/025405a0"><span>https://www.nature.com/articles/025405a0</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://books.google.com/books?id=E_6-pGOLUgcC&amp;pg=PA25#v=onepage&amp;q&amp;f=false"><span>https://books.google.com/books?id=E_6-pGOLUgcC&amp;pg=PA25#v=onepage&amp;q&amp;f=false</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://abt.ucpress.edu/content/48/6/335"><span>https://abt.ucpress.edu/content/48/6/335</span></a></p> <p><span>Picture: </span><a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:HoneyAnt.jpg"><span>https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:HoneyAnt.jpg</span></a></p> <p><span>Picture: </span><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honeypot_ant#/media/File:Honey_Ants_(7344580116).jpg"><span>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honeypot_ant#/media/File:Honey_Ants_(7344580116).jpg</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Sugar dust explosion</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.csb.gov/imperial-sugar-company-dust-explosion-and-fire/"><span>https://www.csb.gov/imperial-sugar-company-dust-explosion-and-fire/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ajc.com/blog/investigations/decade-after-deadly-imperial-sugar-explosion-still-new-worker-safety-standards/qpKHscUPUZ77EKEtclCCMN/"><span>https://www.ajc.com/blog/investigations/decade-after-deadly-imperial-sugar-explosion-still-new-worker-safety-standards/qpKHscUPUZ77EKEtclCCMN/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://sma.nasa.gov/docs/default-source/safety-messages/safetymessage-2011-02-07-imperialsugarcompanydustexplosion-vits.pdf?sfvrsn=7eae1ef8_4"><span>https://sma.nasa.gov/docs/default-source/safety-messages/safetymessage-2011-02-07-imperialsugarcompanydustexplosion-vits.pdf?sfvrsn=7eae1ef8_4</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Ask the Science Couch]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Hyperactivity</span></p> <p><a href="https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/88/5/960.long?sso=1&amp;sso_redirect_count=1&amp;nfstatus=401&amp;nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&amp;nfstatusdescription=ERROR%3a+No+local+token"><span>https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/88/5/960.long?sso=1&amp;sso_redirect_count=1&amp;nfstatus=401&amp;nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&amp;nfstatusdescription=ERROR%3a+No+local+token</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/002221948301600604"><span>https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/002221948301600604</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.webmd.com/add-adhd/childhood-adhd/what-is-the-feingold-diet#1"><span>https://www.webmd.com/add-adhd/childhood-adhd/what-is-the-feingold-diet#1</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.livescience.com/55754-does-sugar-make-kids-hyper.html"><span>https://www.livescience.com/55754-does-sugar-make-kids-hyper.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Addiction</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2235907/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2235907/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/52/14/910"><span>https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/52/14/910</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://news.psu.edu/story/141336/2006/01/16/research/probing-question-sugar-addictive"><span>https://news.psu.edu/story/141336/2006/01/16/research/probing-question-sugar-addictive</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.huffpost.com/entry/sugar-addiction-drug_n_4173632"><span>https://www.huffpost.com/entry/sugar-addiction-drug_n_4173632</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p>
Mar 10, 2020
69 - Viruses
33:37
<p><span>Viruses are the subject of confusion &amp; misinformation. Luckily, we have a friend who knows a lot about them! We sit down with microbiology genius Deboki Chakravarti to talk viruses</span><span>. </span></p> <p><span>Be sure to check out more of Deboki’s work on</span><a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBbnbBWJtwsf0jLGUwX5Q3g"><span> Journey to the Microcosmos,</span></a><span> and the upcoming </span><a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcourse"><span>Crash Course Organic Chemistry! </span></a></p> <p> </p> <p>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </p> <p> </p> <p><span>While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Hank: @hankgreen</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Truth or Fail]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Tulips</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/11/science/broken-tulips.html"><span>https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/11/science/broken-tulips.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://amsterdamtulipmuseumonline.com/blogs/tulip-facts/broken-tulips-the-beautiful-curse"><span>https://amsterdamtulipmuseumonline.com/blogs/tulip-facts/broken-tulips-the-beautiful-curse</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Coffins</span></p> <p><a href="https://blogs.weta.org/boundarystones/2016/12/21/then-there-were-no-coffins"><span>https://blogs.weta.org/boundarystones/2016/12/21/then-there-were-no-coffins</span></a><a href="https://www.acf.org/the-american-chestnut/"><span>https://www.acf.org/the-american-chestnut/</span></a></p> <p><span>[Fact Off]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Multicomponent Viruses</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.cell.com/cell-host-microbe/fulltext/S1931-3128(16)30310-9"><span>https://www.cell.com/cell-host-microbe/fulltext/S1931-3128(16)30310-9</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160825141714.htm"><span>https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160825141714.htm</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Polydnaviruses</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4424053/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4424053/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3758193/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3758193/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780123846846000264"><span>https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780123846846000264</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780123848581000096"><span>https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780123848581000096</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4553618/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4553618/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Butt One More Thing]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Caribou poop frozen virus</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2014/10/virus-resurrected-700-year-old-caribou-dung"><span>https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2014/10/virus-resurrected-700-year-old-caribou-dung</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.pnas.org/content/111/47/16842"><span>https://www.pnas.org/content/111/47/16842</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p>
Mar 03, 2020
68 - Oceans
31:49
<p><span>Oceans: they cover 70% of the planet, but what do we </span><em><span>really</span></em><span> know about them? Like what’s with all the salt, huh? And just what is the difference between a ‘sea’ and an ocean anyway?! I have questions!</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>This one has a real doozy of a Stefan poem. I cut out a lot of us interrupting him with raucous laughter!  </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Hank: @hankgreen</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Truth or Fail]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Boat cloak</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20227101-500-explorers-dont-forget-your-inflatable-cloak/?ignored=irrelevant"><span>https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20227101-500-explorers-dont-forget-your-inflatable-cloak/?ignored=irrelevant</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.rmg.co.uk/discover/behind-the-scenes/blog/boat-cloak-or-cloak-boat"><span>https://www.rmg.co.uk/discover/behind-the-scenes/blog/boat-cloak-or-cloak-boat</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://web.archive.org/web/20120425161825/http://resource.canadashistory.ca/media/pdf/34-4-Spr-955-p46-51.pdf"><span>https://web.archive.org/web/20120425161825/http://resource.canadashistory.ca/media/pdf/34-4-Spr-955-p46-51.pdf</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NENZC18511220.2.5"><span>https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NENZC18511220.2.5</span></a></p> <p><span>Image: </span><a href="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/50/Halkett_Boat_Cloak.jpg"><span>https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/50/Halkett_Boat_Cloak.jpg</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Water chair</span></p> <p><a href="https://archive.org/details/watercurejournal12newy/page/1/mode/2up"><span>https://archive.org/details/watercurejournal12newy/page/1/mode/2up</span></a></p> <p><span>Images: </span><a href="https://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/this-ridiculous-victorian-era-rocking-bath-wasnt-just-f-1515091109"><span>https://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/this-ridiculous-victorian-era-rocking-bath-wasnt-just-f-1515091109</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Modesty barrel</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.messynessychic.com/2014/04/15/victorian-prudes-beachside-bathing-machines/"><span>https://www.messynessychic.com/2014/04/15/victorian-prudes-beachside-bathing-machines/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.researchgate.net/figure/1715-Lethbridges-diving-barrel-John-Lethbridge-1678-1759-of-Newton-Abbot-Devon_fig2_228397874"><span>https://www.researchgate.net/figure/1715-Lethbridges-diving-barrel-John-Lethbridge-1678-1759-of-Newton-Abbot-Devon_fig2_228397874</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-strange-and-wonderful-history-of-diving-suits-from-1262529336"><span>https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-strange-and-wonderful-history-of-diving-suits-from-1262529336</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://devonassoc.org.uk/devoninfo/john-lethbridge-and-his-diving-machine-1880/"><span>https://devonassoc.org.uk/devoninfo/john-lethbridge-and-his-diving-machine-1880/</span></a></p> <p><span>Image: </span><a href="https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_fit,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_470/18zb0i2fswtkxjpg.jpg"><span>https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_fit,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_470/18zb0i2fswtkxjpg.jpg</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Fact Off]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Pumice rafts</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/dont-believe-the-hype-the-pumice-raft-wont-save-the-great-barrier-reef/"><span>https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/dont-believe-the-hype-the-pumice-raft-wont-save-the-great-barrier-reef/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/145490/a-raft-of-rock"><span>https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/145490/a-raft-of-rock</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-05/dbnl-hxh052317.php"><span>https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-05/dbnl-hxh052317.php</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.npr.org/2019/08/25/754190347/giant-pumice-raft-floating-towards-australia-could-help-replenish-great-barrier-"><span>https://www.npr.org/2019/08/25/754190347/giant-pumice-raft-floating-towards-australia-could-help-replenish-great-barrier-</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Albatross tracking system</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.birdlife.org/worldwide/news/world%E2%80%99s-biggest-seabird-tracking-database-shows-their-incredible-journeys"><span>https://www.birdlife.org/worldwide/news/world%E2%80%99s-biggest-seabird-tracking-database-shows-their-incredible-journeys</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/27/science/albatross-ocean-radar.html"><span>https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/27/science/albatross-ocean-radar.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/albatrosses-outfitted-with-gps-detect-illegal-fishing-vessels-180974054/"><span>https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/albatrosses-outfitted-with-gps-detect-illegal-fishing-vessels-180974054/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Ask the Science Couch]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Salty ocean</span></p> <p><a href="https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/whysalty.html"><span>https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/whysalty.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-school/science/why-ocean-salty?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects"><span>https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-school/science/why-ocean-salty?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p> <p><span>[Butt One More Thing]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Transient anus</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencealert.com/this-animal-s-butt-appears-when-needed-and-it-could-help-us-understand-how-ours-evolved"><span>https://www.sciencealert.com/this-animal-s-butt-appears-when-needed-and-it-could-help-us-understand-how-ours-evolved</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/ivb.12236"><span>https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/ivb.12236</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p>
Feb 25, 2020
67 - Subatomic
34:24
<p><span>Things get a little weird this episode, and by ‘little’ I mean very little! One thing I learned in this episode is that everything in the universe is touching each other, yet the particles in your body never truly touch! Mama Mia! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Well anyway, I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for listening!</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Hank: @hankgreen</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Truth or Fail]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://history.fnal.gov/felicia.html#Time"><span>https://history.fnal.gov/felicia.html#Time</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://history.fnal.gov/meson.html"><span>https://history.fnal.gov/meson.html</span></a></p> <p><span>pictures: </span><a href="https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/felicia-ferret-particle-accelerator-fermilab"><span>https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/felicia-ferret-particle-accelerator-fermilab</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/stocking-series-part-1-wartime-rationing-and-nylon-riots-25391066/"><span>https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/stocking-series-part-1-wartime-rationing-and-nylon-riots-25391066/</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p> <p><span>[Fact Off]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Surface plasmon resonance</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2016/12/nist-device-detecting-subatomic-scale-motion-has-potential-robotics"><span>https://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2016/12/nist-device-detecting-subatomic-scale-motion-has-potential-robotics</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms13746"><span>https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms13746</span></a></p> <p><span>Dark matter supercold water</span></p> <p><a href="https://indico.cern.ch/event/699961/contributions/3043319/attachments/1692706/2723798/snowball_idm.pdf"><span>https://indico.cern.ch/event/699961/contributions/3043319/attachments/1692706/2723798/snowball_idm.pdf</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/04/snowball-chamber-uses-supercooled-water-to-hunt-for-dark-matter-particles/"><span>https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/04/snowball-chamber-uses-supercooled-water-to-hunt-for-dark-matter-particles/</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.astronomy.com/news/2019/04/new-snowball-chamber-might-aid-in-the-hunt-for-dark-matter"><span>http://www.astronomy.com/news/2019/04/new-snowball-chamber-might-aid-in-the-hunt-for-dark-matter</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-04/aps-ch041119.php"><span>https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-04/aps-ch041119.php</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>From Matthew Szydagis, Snowball Chamber project lead:</span></p> <p><span>(Only certain uncharged particles trigger the freeze) because charged particles interact with the electrons and lose their energy spread out over a greater distance. This is called "dE/dx"  Too low of dE/dx means energy is not deposited within a critical radius, and so no nucleation happens. This is similar to how bubble and cloud chambers work (note, however, I was partially mistaken in my original claims, and my fully published paper in a scientific journal will address this soon: if you go cold enough you lower the dE/dx threshold enough and do see reactions from electron recoils from betas for example -- lower temperature lowers both the energy and dE/dx threshold). Lastly, though, it is not strictly a charge versus uncharged thing, so article is not 100% perfectly accurate scientifically. A gamma-ray is not charged and yet will not trigger the chamber until the dE/dx threshold is low enough, since like betas, gammas will interact almost exclusively with the electron cloud, and lead to electron-electron multiple-Coulomb-scattering.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Ask the Science Couch]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Do atoms touch?</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencealert.com/99-9999999-of-your-body-is-empty-space"><span>https://www.sciencealert.com/99-9999999-of-your-body-is-empty-space</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://wtamu.edu/~cbaird/sq/2013/04/16/do-atoms-ever-actually-touch-each-other/"><span>https://wtamu.edu/~cbaird/sq/2013/04/16/do-atoms-ever-actually-touch-each-other/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.britannica.com/science/Pauli-exclusion-principle"><span>https://www.britannica.com/science/Pauli-exclusion-principle</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/pauli.html"><span>http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/pauli.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.britannica.com/science/fermion"><span>https://www.britannica.com/science/fermion</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.pnas.org/content/114/23/5766"><span>https://www.pnas.org/content/114/23/5766</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p> <p><span>[Butt One More Thing]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Proton-powered poops</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/01/080109104251.htm"><span>https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/01/080109104251.htm</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0092867407014791"><span>https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0092867407014791</span></a></p> <p> </p>
Feb 18, 2020
66 - Hearts
33:56
<p><span>They say the fastest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but I think if you ask a doctor they would probably say that’s wrong! But what do I know?</span></p> <p><span>A very happy Valentine's Day to all of our listeners that do that kind of thing! Sorry we talk about some sort of gross things this time! Kind of spoiling the mood, huh?</span></p> <p> </p> <p>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </p> <p> </p> <p><span>While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Hank: @hankgreen</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Truth or Fail]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Dr. Clarence Walton Lillehei and </span><span>Heart Surgery</span></p> <p><a href="https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002950.htm"><span>https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002950.htm</span><span><br></span></a><a href="https://www.healthline.com/health/open-heart-surgery#when-it's-needed"><span>https://www.healthline.com/health/open-heart-surgery#when-it's-needed</span><span><br></span></a><a href="http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/why/human-health/history-of-the-heart-lung-machine/"><span>http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/why/human-health/history-of-the-heart-lung-machine/</span><span><br></span></a><a href="https://www.texasheart.org/heart-health/heart-information-center/frequently-asked-patient-questions/how-is-the-heart-stopped-during-open-heart-surgery/"><span>https://www.texasheart.org/heart-health/heart-information-center/frequently-asked-patient-questions/how-is-the-heart-stopped-during-open-heart-surgery/</span><span><br></span></a><a href="https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.1161/circ.102.suppl_4.IV-87"><span>https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.1161/circ.102.suppl_4.IV-87</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Cold Operating Room</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.jtcvs.org/article/S0022-5223(11)00421-1/pdf"><span>https://www.jtcvs.org/article/S0022-5223(11)00421-1/pdf</span><span><br></span></a><a href="https://www.annalsthoracicsurgery.org/article/0003-4975(89)90151-3/pdf"><span>https://www.annalsthoracicsurgery.org/article/0003-4975(89)90151-3/pdf</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Patient-Donor Pump</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.annalsthoracicsurgery.org/article/S0003-4975(09)01080-7/pdf"><span>https://www.annalsthoracicsurgery.org/article/S0003-4975(09)01080-7/pdf</span><span><br></span></a><a href="https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/01.CIR.100.13.1364"><span>https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/01.CIR.100.13.1364</span><span><br></span></a><a href="https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.1161/circ.102.suppl_4.IV-87"><span>https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.1161/circ.102.suppl_4.IV-87</span><span><br></span></a><a href="https://www.jtcvs.org/article/S0022-5223(04)00093-5/pdf"><span>https://www.jtcvs.org/article/S0022-5223(04)00093-5/pdf</span><span><br></span></a><a href="https://books.google.com/books?id=M5sbCxd5cioC"><span>https://books.google.com/books?id=M5sbCxd5cioC</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Fact Off]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Chopin’s heart</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/06/arts/chopin-heart-tuberculosis.html"><span>https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/06/arts/chopin-heart-tuberculosis.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://apnews.com/bc0f09217f564329ae6fa2aefa6349a6/chopins-heart-exhumed-secret-relic"><span>https://apnews.com/bc0f09217f564329ae6fa2aefa6349a6/chopins-heart-exhumed-secret-relic</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.livescience.com/60953-chopin-pickled-heart-reveals-cause-of-death.html"><span>https://www.livescience.com/60953-chopin-pickled-heart-reveals-cause-of-death.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343(17)31025-2/abstract"><span>https://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343(17)31025-2/abstract</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343(17)31278-0/abstract"><span>https://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343(17)31278-0/abstract</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Heart catheterization</span></p> <p><span> </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.annalsthoracicsurgery.org/article/0003-4975(90)90272-8/pdf"><span>https://www.annalsthoracicsurgery.org/article/0003-4975(90)90272-8/pdf</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/clc.4960150715"><span>https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/clc.4960150715</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/medicine/1956/forssmann/facts/"><span>https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/medicine/1956/forssmann/facts/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/cardiac-catheterization/about/pac-20384695"><span>https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/cardiac-catheterization/about/pac-20384695</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Ask the Science Couch]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Non-human hearts (octopuses, earthworms, etc.)</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencefocus.com/nature/why-does-an-octopus-have-more-than-one-heart/"><span>https://www.sciencefocus.com/nature/why-does-an-octopus-have-more-than-one-heart/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sas.upenn.edu/~rlenet/Earthworms.html"><span>https://www.sas.upenn.edu/~rlenet/Earthworms.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(05)60870-7/fulltext"><span>https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(05)60870-7/fulltext</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Humans multiple hearts</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20131122-can-humans-have-two-hearts"><span>https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20131122-can-humans-have-two-hearts</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://health.howstuffworks.com/human-body/systems/circulatory/two-lungs-one-heart1.htm"><span>https://health.howstuffworks.com/human-body/systems/circulatory/two-lungs-one-heart1.htm</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p> <p><span>[Butt One More Thing]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Poo-phoria</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/02/18/poo-phoria-passing-a-stool_n_4808627.html?guccounter=1&amp;guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&amp;guce_referrer_sig=AQAAADUnfNBG8YHnR-Ox8uODweMqi2va_e2KJ4B5wI89owAVGMWXyVhJcgVguupYvytlKgjuTtKt8exTgRLnSiyJpW84568ApRLSqGbHWRE4No7OzOi-lEbepIgUj_LkxT6uc0fudXwTUrdKJvQFBf-K_khJCfCxKVJfPOTYlPMgXaYV"><span>https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/02/18/poo-phoria-passing-a-stool_n_4808627.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3778072"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3778072</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><br><br><br></p>
Feb 11, 2020
65 - Meat
32:58
<p> </p> <p>Meat... seems pretty simple on the surface, but what do we really <em>know </em>about it? Like.. are living things made of meat? Or is meat only meat once it's being eaten? What was the first meat? What was the first thing to eat the first meat? Is eating prehistoric meat a good idea? Do we find the answer to any of these questions in this episode? I can't remember, frankly, but probably a few. </p> <p> </p> <p>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </p> <p> </p> <p><span>While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Hank: @hankgreen</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p><br><br></p> <p><span>[Truth or Fail]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Foal</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-extracted-liquid-blood-42000-year-old-foal-found-siberian-permafrost-180971979/"><span>https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-extracted-liquid-blood-42000-year-old-foal-found-siberian-permafrost-180971979/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Bison</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.uaf.edu/museum/press/spotlight/blue-babe/"><span>https://www.uaf.edu/museum/press/spotlight/blue-babe/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://historythings.com/aged-beef-delicacy-eating-meat-36000-year-old-bison/"><span>https://historythings.com/aged-beef-delicacy-eating-meat-36000-year-old-bison/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/ancient-bison-stew-blue-babe-alaska"><span>https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/ancient-bison-stew-blue-babe-alaska</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Crocodile</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancient-egyptians-hunted-then-mummified-crocodiles-180973197/"><span>https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancient-egyptians-hunted-then-mummified-crocodiles-180973197/</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p> <p><span>[Fact Off]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Carnivorous Herbivores</span></p> <p><a href="https://bioone.org/journals/Northwestern-Naturalist/volume-99/issue-3/NWN18-05.1/Scavenging-By-Snowshoe-Hares-iLepus-americanusi-In-Yukon-Canada/10.1898/NWN18-05.1.short"><span>https://bioone.org/journals/Northwestern-Naturalist/volume-99/issue-3/NWN18-05.1/Scavenging-By-Snowshoe-Hares-iLepus-americanusi-In-Yukon-Canada/10.1898/NWN18-05.1.short</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/when-herbivores-arent-poor-chicken-got-eaten-cow-180951115/"><span>https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/when-herbivores-arent-poor-chicken-got-eaten-cow-180951115/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://bioone.org/journals/Northwestern-Naturalist/volume-99/issue-3/NWN18-05.1/Scavenging-By-Snowshoe-Hares-iLepus-americanusi-In-Yukon-Canada/10.1898/NWN18-05.1.short"><span>https://bioone.org/journals/Northwestern-Naturalist/volume-99/issue-3/NWN18-05.1/Scavenging-By-Snowshoe-Hares-iLepus-americanusi-In-Yukon-Canada/10.1898/NWN18-05.1.short</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.outdoornews.com/2015/03/19/who-knew-tape-shows-deer-raiding-birds-nests/"><span>https://www.outdoornews.com/2015/03/19/who-knew-tape-shows-deer-raiding-birds-nests/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Dyeing Salmon</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=wildlifenews.view_article&amp;articles_id=738"><span>https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=wildlifenews.view_article&amp;articles_id=738</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://nextnature.net/2012/06/dyeing-salmon-pink-for-farms-and-profit"><span>https://nextnature.net/2012/06/dyeing-salmon-pink-for-farms-and-profit</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/The-salmon-struggle-A-fish-by-any-other-color-is-1115339.php"><span>https://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/The-salmon-struggle-A-fish-by-any-other-color-is-1115339.php</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Ask the Science Couch]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Gamey meat</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0309174015301376"><span>https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0309174015301376</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://extension.umn.edu/preserving-and-preparing/cooking-venison-flavor-and-safety"><span>https://extension.umn.edu/preserving-and-preparing/cooking-venison-flavor-and-safety</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6154429/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6154429/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://bastyr.edu/news/general-news-health-tips-spotlight-1/2015/08/why-choose-grass-fed-meat"><span>https://bastyr.edu/news/general-news-health-tips-spotlight-1/2015/08/why-choose-grass-fed-meat</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.361.2312&amp;rep=rep1&amp;type=pdf"><span>http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.361.2312&amp;rep=rep1&amp;type=pdf</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Butt One More Thing]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Pork butt</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.southernliving.com/bbq/why-is-it-called-boston-butt"><span>https://www.southernliving.com/bbq/why-is-it-called-boston-butt</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/22382/how-9-cuts-meat-got-their-names"><span>https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/22382/how-9-cuts-meat-got-their-names</span></a></p> <p><br><br><br></p>
Feb 04, 2020
64 - Music
31:06
<p><span>So look, Stefan sings a song in this episode, so I’m not sure what more you need. He looked cool as heck when he was doing it and I was really proud of him!</span></p> <p><span> </span></p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p><span> </span></p> <p><span>While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Hank: @hankgreen</span></p> <p><span> </span></p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Truth or Fail]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Music &amp; Creativity</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-02/lu-hlt022619.php"><span>https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-02/lu-hlt022619.php</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Inspirational Music &amp; Sports performance</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-01/f-mmi012918.php"><span>https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-01/f-mmi012918.php</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Music &amp; Driving</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-08/aabu-tdm082213.php"><span>https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-08/aabu-tdm082213.php</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/e5b0/98e4ef211279d26a14d7502a80232a90dc2d.pdf"><span>https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/e5b0/98e4ef211279d26a14d7502a80232a90dc2d.pdf</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p> <p><span>[Fact Off]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Nanoguitar </span></p> <p><a href="http://news.cornell.edu/stories/1997/07/worlds-smallest-silicon-mechanical-devices-are-made-cornell">http://news.cornell.edu/stories/1997/07/worlds-smallest-silicon-mechanical-devices-are-made-cornell</a></p> <p><span>Telharmonium</span></p> <p><a href="http://synthmuseum.com/magazine/0102jw.html"><span>http://synthmuseum.com/magazine/0102jw.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/music-and-theater-arts/21m-380-music-and-technology-contemporary-history-and-aesthetics-fall-2009/lecture-notes-and-videos/MIT21M_380F09_lec11.pdf"><span>https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/music-and-theater-arts/21m-380-music-and-technology-contemporary-history-and-aesthetics-fall-2009/lecture-notes-and-videos/MIT21M_380F09_lec11.pdf</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://120years.net/the-telharmonium-thaddeus-cahill-usa-1897/"><span>http://120years.net/the-telharmonium-thaddeus-cahill-usa-1897/</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.csun.edu/~dwh50750/Classes/MUS191/Emusic_readings/ECenturyPartI.html"><span>http://www.csun.edu/~dwh50750/Classes/MUS191/Emusic_readings/ECenturyPartI.html</span></a></p> <p><span>Scientific American article: </span><a href="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0c/Telharmonium_-_Scientific_American_1907.png"><span>https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0c/Telharmonium_-_Scientific_American_1907.png</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Ask the Science Couch]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Timbre</span></p> <p><a href="http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/Sound/timbre.html"><span>http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/Sound/timbre.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://cecm.indiana.edu/etext/acoustics/chapter1_timbre.shtml"><span>https://cecm.indiana.edu/etext/acoustics/chapter1_timbre.shtml</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/health-sciences-and-technology/hst-725-music-perception-and-cognition-spring-2009/lecture-notes/MITHST_725S09_lec07_timbre.pdf"><span>https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/health-sciences-and-technology/hst-725-music-perception-and-cognition-spring-2009/lecture-notes/MITHST_725S09_lec07_timbre.pdf</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Beetlejuice</span></p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/VoiceSLPChris/status/1111285302352625665/video/1"><span>https://twitter.com/VoiceSLPChris/status/1111285302352625665/video/1</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Butt One More Thing]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Brown note</span></p> <p><a href="https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=khzDRYfj97AC&amp;pg=PA932&amp;lpg=PA932&amp;dq=the+collophone+commemorated&amp;source=bl&amp;ots=vrgUH_MUh4&amp;sig=Z2nnGZJ6W3_Ph_gzXKuhXCbLfW0&amp;hl=en&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=0ahUKEwie2pKZw7_QAhWsJcAKHdIlCYEQ6AEIGzAA#v=onepage&amp;q&amp;f=false"><span>https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=khzDRYfj97AC&amp;pg=PA932&amp;lpg=PA932&amp;dq=the+collophone+commemorated&amp;source=bl&amp;ots=vrgUH_MUh4&amp;sig=Z2nnGZJ6W3_Ph_gzXKuhXCbLfW0&amp;hl=en&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=0ahUKEwie2pKZw7_QAhWsJcAKHdIlCYEQ6AEIGzAA#v=onepage&amp;q&amp;f=false</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/ppv35z/in-search-of-the-brown-noise"><span>https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/ppv35z/in-search-of-the-brown-noise</span></a></p>
Jan 28, 2020
63 - Running
30:36
<p><span>From diet, to shoes, to movement efficiency, people devote their lives to researching and perfecting the art of running. Meanwhile, cheetahs run 75 mph and they sleep all day. No fair!</span></p> <p><span>Ceri caught a plane to run a marathon right after we recorded this! I probably went home and watched TV for four hours. Oh well!</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Hank: @hankgreen</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p><br><br></p> <p><span>[Truth or Fail]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/12275/treadmill-originated-prisons"><span>https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/12275/treadmill-originated-prisons</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://digest.bps.org.uk/2016/10/14/investigating-the-weird-effects-treadmills-have-on-our-perception/"><span>https://digest.bps.org.uk/2016/10/14/investigating-the-weird-effects-treadmills-have-on-our-perception/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.popsci.com/treadmill-running-illusion/"><span>https://www.popsci.com/treadmill-running-illusion/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8692265"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8692265</span></a><span> (</span><a href="http://wexler.free.fr/library/files/pelah%20(1996)%20visual%20illusion%20from%20running.pdf"><span>pdf here</span></a><span>)</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Fact Off]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Tiger beetle</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.jstor.org/stable/4009161?seq=1"><span>https://www.jstor.org/stable/4009161?seq=1</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://phys.org/news/2014-11-tiger-beetle-fast.html"><span>https://phys.org/news/2014-11-tiger-beetle-fast.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://news.cornell.edu/stories/1998/01/tiger-beetles-go-blind-chasing-prey-high-speeds"><span>http://news.cornell.edu/stories/1998/01/tiger-beetles-go-blind-chasing-prey-high-speeds</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Exotendon</span></p> <p><a href="https://biomedical-engineering-online.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1475-925X-2-17"><span>https://biomedical-engineering-online.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1475-925X-2-17</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://scopeblog.stanford.edu/2019/08/20/is-a-rubber-band-the-secret-to-running-faster/"><span>https://scopeblog.stanford.edu/2019/08/20/is-a-rubber-band-the-secret-to-running-faster/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Ask the Science Couch]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Barefoot running</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4550712/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4550712/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/the-science-of-barefoot-running-a-personal-journey/"><span>https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/the-science-of-barefoot-running-a-personal-journey/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-03/aaoo-rbm032315.php"><span>https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-03/aaoo-rbm032315.php</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.apma.org/Media/position.cfm?ItemNumber=995"><span>https://www.apma.org/Media/position.cfm?ItemNumber=995</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://fl.milesplit.com/articles/112223/most-read-article-of-2017-heels-or-toes-what-is-the-best-way-to-run"><span>https://fl.milesplit.com/articles/112223/most-read-article-of-2017-heels-or-toes-what-is-the-best-way-to-run</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Butt One More Thing]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Runner’s diarrhea</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1556421"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1556421</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.mayoclinic.org/runners-diarrhea/expert-answers/faq-20058107"><span>https://www.mayoclinic.org/runners-diarrhea/expert-answers/faq-20058107</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p>
Jan 21, 2020
62 - Magnets
31:17
<p><span>Wise men have long pondered how magnets work. We all know the answer is “magic,” but Ceri and Hank have to keep up the illusion that science is real, so please humor them.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>While you're at it, check out the Tangents crew on Twitter: Stefan: @itsmestefanchin Ceri: @ceriley Sam: @slamschultz Hank: @hankgreen</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p><br><br></p> <p><strong>Magnets - </strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Truth or Fail]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Magnet Therapy</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.livescience.com/40174-magnetic-therapy.html"><span>https://www.livescience.com/40174-magnetic-therapy.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>God Machine</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/horizon/2003/godonbrain.shtml"><span>http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/horizon/2003/godonbrain.shtml</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-the-mind/human-brain/brain-religion2.htm"><span>https://science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-the-mind/human-brain/brain-religion2.htm</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.psypost.org/2018/01/fake-god-helmet-can-elicit-extraordinary-experiences-especially-among-spiritual-people-50619"><span>https://www.psypost.org/2018/01/fake-god-helmet-can-elicit-extraordinary-experiences-especially-among-spiritual-people-50619</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/2153599X.2017.1403952"><span>https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/2153599X.2017.1403952</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2018/01/test-of-god-helmet-at-music-fest-yields-strange-results/"><span>https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2018/01/test-of-god-helmet-at-music-fest-yields-strange-results/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Electro-Metabograph</span></p> <p><a href="https://books.google.com/books?id=CeMDAAAAMBAJ&amp;pg=PA218&amp;lpg=PA218&amp;dq=Electro-metabograph+machine&amp;source=bl&amp;ots=JjXhceV_VG&amp;sig=ACfU3U3mlpAO1DmRW9B8ef9cSK12nuCRew&amp;hl=en&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjs2dOe6b_mAhXSHjQIHZPICLMQ6AEwEHoECAoQAQ#v=onepage&amp;q=Electro-metabograph%20machine&amp;f=false"><span>https://books.google.com/books?id=CeMDAAAAMBAJ&amp;pg=PA218&amp;lpg=PA218&amp;dq=Electro-metabograph+machine&amp;source=bl&amp;ots=JjXhceV_VG&amp;sig=ACfU3U3mlpAO1DmRW9B8ef9cSK12nuCRew&amp;hl=en&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjs2dOe6b_mAhXSHjQIHZPICLMQ6AEwEHoECAoQAQ#v=onepage&amp;q=Electro-metabograph%20machine&amp;f=false</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Radium Ore Revigator</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/1/100118-radiation-toxic-water-revigator/"><span>https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/1/100118-radiation-toxic-water-revigator/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Fact Off]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Airport runways/WMM</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.wired.com/story/airports-rename-runways-magnetic-shift/"><span>https://www.wired.com/story/airports-rename-runways-magnetic-shift/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/airport-runway-names-shift-magnetic-field"><span>https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/airport-runway-names-shift-magnetic-field</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://cires.colorado.edu/news/airport-runway-names-shift-earth%E2%80%99s-magnetic-field"><span>https://cires.colorado.edu/news/airport-runway-names-shift-earth%E2%80%99s-magnetic-field</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://flightsafety.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/asw_may08_p18-22.pdf"><span>https://flightsafety.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/asw_may08_p18-22.pdf</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/geomag/GeomagneticPoles.shtml"><span>https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/geomag/GeomagneticPoles.shtml</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/world-magnetic-model-2020-released"><span>https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/world-magnetic-model-2020-released</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Ferrofluids</span></p> <p><a href="http://aerospace.mtu.edu/research/ionic-liquid-ferrofluid-microthrusters/"><span>http://aerospace.mtu.edu/research/ionic-liquid-ferrofluid-microthrusters/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/chemistry/ferrofluid"><span>https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/chemistry/ferrofluid</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://aip.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/1.4985141"><span>https://aip.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/1.4985141</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Ask the Science Couch]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Demagnetizing</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.wired.com/story/the-physics-of-falling-magnets-in-stranger-things-season-3/"><span>https://www.wired.com/story/the-physics-of-falling-magnets-in-stranger-things-season-3/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://nationalmaglab.org/education/magnet-academy/plan-a-lesson/demagnetizing"><span>https://nationalmaglab.org/education/magnet-academy/plan-a-lesson/demagnetizing</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.magmamagnets.com/electromagnets-solenoids/"><span>http://www.magmamagnets.com/electromagnets-solenoids/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/150570/what-is-the-difference-between-electromagnet-and-solenoid"><span>https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/150570/what-is-the-difference-between-electromagnet-and-solenoid</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Butt One More Thing]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Magnetic anal sphincter</span></p> <p><a href="https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-first-to-implant-device-to-solve-fecal-incontinence/"><span>https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-first-to-implant-device-to-solve-fecal-incontinence/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27926562"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27926562</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21654242"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21654242</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p>
Jan 14, 2020
61 - Money
32:04
<p><span>Listening to Tangents is like making an investment with your brain. And the dividend? Knowledge. Invest today, won't you?</span></p> <p><span><br></span><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Truth or Fail]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Supernotes</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/23/magazine/23counterfeit.html"><span>https://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/23/magazine/23counterfeit.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.uscurrency.gov/history"><span>https://www.uscurrency.gov/history</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Counterfeit $1 bills</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/finding-mr-880-case-1-counterfeit-article-1.109016"><span>https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/finding-mr-880-case-1-counterfeit-article-1.109016</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nysun.com/on-the-town/little-old-moneymaker/9282/"><span>https://www.nysun.com/on-the-town/little-old-moneymaker/9282/</span></a></p> <p><span>pictures: </span><a href="https://thehustle.co/worst-counterfeiter-in-history-mr-880/"><span>https://thehustle.co/worst-counterfeiter-in-history-mr-880/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.secretservice.gov/about/history/events/"><span>https://www.secretservice.gov/about/history/events/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Costume jewelry scam</span></p> <p><a href="https://books.google.com/books?id=ELgiAAAAMAAJ&amp;pg=PA85&amp;lpg=PA85"><span>https://books.google.com/books?id=ELgiAAAAMAAJ&amp;pg=PA85&amp;lpg=PA85</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://o.canada.com/technology/nigerian-email-scams-royally-obvious-for-good-reason-study-says-3"><span>https://o.canada.com/technology/nigerian-email-scams-royally-obvious-for-good-reason-study-says-3</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Fact Off]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Xerox machine anti-counterfeiting</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/67833/counterfeit-chocolate-not-just-thing-past"><span>https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/67833/counterfeit-chocolate-not-just-thing-past</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20170607-why-printers-add-secret-tracking-dots"><span>https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20170607-why-printers-add-secret-tracking-dots</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20150624-the-secret-codes-of-british-banknotes"><span>https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20150624-the-secret-codes-of-british-banknotes</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://murdoch.is/projects/currency/"><span>https://murdoch.is/projects/currency/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Yap stone money</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2011/02/15/131934618/the-island-of-stone-money"><span>https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2011/02/15/131934618/the-island-of-stone-money</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20180502-the-tiny-island-with-human-sized-money"><span>http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20180502-the-tiny-island-with-human-sized-money</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencealert.com/the-original-bitcoin-still-exists-as-giant-stone-money-on-a-tiny-pacific-island"><span>https://www.sciencealert.com/the-original-bitcoin-still-exists-as-giant-stone-money-on-a-tiny-pacific-island</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencenews.org/article/yap-stone-money-bitcoin-blockchain-cryptocurrency"><span>https://www.sciencenews.org/article/yap-stone-money-bitcoin-blockchain-cryptocurrency</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Ask the Science Couch]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Plastic vs. paper bills</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.banknoteworld.com/blog/the-pros-and-cons-of-polymer-banknotes/"><span>https://www.banknoteworld.com/blog/the-pros-and-cons-of-polymer-banknotes/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.euronews.com/2018/05/16/polymer-vs-paper-banknotes-which-one-is-better-for-environment-"><span>https://www.euronews.com/2018/05/16/polymer-vs-paper-banknotes-which-one-is-better-for-environment-</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/davekeating/2019/08/21/englands-new-currency-is-harming-the-climate-report/#543d2d76524f"><span>https://www.forbes.com/sites/davekeating/2019/08/21/englands-new-currency-is-harming-the-climate-report/#543d2d76524f</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.moneyboat.co.uk/blog/paper-vs-polymer/"><span>https://www.moneyboat.co.uk/blog/paper-vs-polymer/</span></a></p> <p><span>https://</span><a href="http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/-/media/boe/files/banknotes/polymer/lca-of-paper-and-polymer-bank-notes.pdf?la=en&amp;hash=7D3845CE11AD21F300CFA023F8FCF4AA37FB73CC"><span>www.bankofengland.co.uk/-/media/boe/files/banknotes/polymer/lca-of-paper-and-polymer-bank-notes.pdf?la=en&amp;hash=7D3845CE11AD21F300CFA023F8FCF4AA37FB73CC</span></a><span> </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Composting or washing U.S. money</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.cnet.com/news/cash-to-trash-watch-millions-of-dollars-turn-into-compost/"><span>https://www.cnet.com/news/cash-to-trash-watch-millions-of-dollars-turn-into-compost/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/presspacs/2014/acs-presspac-january-8-2014/laundering-money-literally-could-save-billions-of-dollars.html"><span>https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/presspacs/2014/acs-presspac-january-8-2014/laundering-money-literally-could-save-billions-of-dollars.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Butt One More Thing]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Penny swallowing</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1998-12-01-9812010102-story.html"><span>https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1998-12-01-9812010102-story.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/12/981201033841.htm"><span>https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/12/981201033841.htm</span></a></p> <p> </p>
Jan 07, 2020
60 - Light
31:49
<p><span>SciShow Tangents’ exploration of the electromagnetic spectrum continues with good old, dependable light! What is it? Where does it come from? Only Ceri knows (sort of)!</span></p> <p>Also, happy New Year to all of our amazing listeners! Thank you for your support over the last year, and here's to another year of laughing and learning with all of you!</p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Truth or Fail]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>EROS</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25788334"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25788334</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>MOZE</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41593-019-0389-0"><span>https://www.nature.com/articles/s41593-019-0389-0</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>FReSH</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature10428.html"><span>http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature10428.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Fact Off]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Eidophor</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.earlytelevision.org/eidophor.html"><span>https://www.earlytelevision.org/eidophor.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://hackaday.com/2016/03/15/retrotechtacular-eidophor-an-unknown-widely-used-projector/"><span>https://hackaday.com/2016/03/15/retrotechtacular-eidophor-an-unknown-widely-used-projector/</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.film-tech.com/ubb/f1/t004319.html"><span>http://www.film-tech.com/ubb/f1/t004319.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.earlytelevision.org/yanczer_eidophor.html"><span>http://www.earlytelevision.org/yanczer_eidophor.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Centennial light</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.centennialbulb.org/index.htm"><span>http://www.centennialbulb.org/index.htm</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/66009/light-bulb-has-been-burning-1901?a_aid=45307&amp;fbclid=IwAR3_7mlDRD-uZPsDQkeHzRxRvwrBDGT33lPXMnR9yIc6pN-X-ETkgqRjMF8"><span>https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/66009/light-bulb-has-been-burning-1901</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.lampsplus.com/ideas-and-advice/how-an-incandescent-light-bulb-works/"><span>https://www.lampsplus.com/ideas-and-advice/how-an-incandescent-light-bulb-works/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-history/dawn-of-electronics/the-great-lightbulb-conspiracy"><span>https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-history/dawn-of-electronics/the-great-lightbulb-conspiracy</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.npr.org/2019/03/27/707188193/the-phoebus-cartel"><span>https://www.npr.org/2019/03/27/707188193/the-phoebus-cartel</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Ask the Science Couch]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Brightest artificial light</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.wired.co.uk/article/brightest-light-ever-computer-chips"><span>https://www.wired.co.uk/article/brightest-light-ever-computer-chips</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/nphoton.2017.100"><span>https://www.nature.com/articles/nphoton.2017.100</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.unl.edu/diocles/home"><span>https://www.unl.edu/diocles/home</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.labmanager.com/research-specific-labs/2017/11/home-of-the-world-s-brightest-laser-looks-to-bring-high-quality-x-rays-to-research-medical-applications#.Xe_nrZNKhnN"><span>https://www.labmanager.com/research-specific-labs/2017/11/home-of-the-world-s-brightest-laser-looks-to-bring-high-quality-x-rays-to-research-medical-applications#.Xe_nrZNKhnN</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Butt One More Thing]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Firefly butt vs. LED</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0030402619300452?via%3Dihub"><span>https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0030402619300452?via%3Dihub</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.futurity.org/light-bulbs-leds-fireflies-1988062/"><span>https://www.futurity.org/light-bulbs-leds-fireflies-1988062/</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p>
Dec 31, 2019
59 - Radio
35:04
<p><span>Humans have wielded the power of radio waves for more than a century, but what exactly are they and how do we use them to transmit information? It turns out, even geniuses like Hank and Ceri have a hard time explaining that! </span></p> <p><span>Also, as our present to you, this is a longer-than-usual episode! Enjoy an extra 5 minutes of nonsense!</span></p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p><span>[Truth or Fail] </span></p> <p><span>E. </span>coli</p> <p><a href="https://arxiv.org/abs/1104.3113"><span>https://arxiv.org/abs/1104.3113</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://phys.org/news/2014-04-bacterial-fm-radio.html"><span>https://phys.org/news/2014-04-bacterial-fm-radio.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Cactus Radio</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1shcxHWQas"><span>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1shcxHWQas</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Frequency Comb</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.pnas.org/content/116/19/9181"><span>https://www.pnas.org/content/116/19/9181</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.laserfocusworld.com/lasers-sources/article/14035201/frequency-combs-trick-a-laser-into-producingreceiving-an-rf-signal"><span>https://www.laserfocusworld.com/lasers-sources/article/14035201/frequency-combs-trick-a-laser-into-producingreceiving-an-rf-signal</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p> <p><span>[Fact Off]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Battle of the Beams</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/63/a3714563.shtml"><span>https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/63/a3714563.shtml</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/1997/12/19/us/r-v-jones-science-trickster-who-foiled-nazis-dies-at-86.html"><span>https://www.nytimes.com/1997/12/19/us/r-v-jones-science-trickster-who-foiled-nazis-dies-at-86.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://vc.airvectors.net/ttwiz_07.html"><span>http://vc.airvectors.net/ttwiz_07.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://watermark.silverchair.com/39-4-4.38.pdf?token=AQECAHi208BE49Ooan9kkhW_Ercy7Dm3ZL_9Cf3qfKAc485ysgAAAmgwggJkBgkqhkiG9w0BBwagggJVMIICUQIBADCCAkoGCSqGSIb3DQEHATAeBglghkgBZQMEAS4wEQQM2Fmwr4fvmvBxc8dwAgEQgIICG5g0CNeRJTuOA2w-bURAVn1q3IGdArpe8jP5bsgrmhH1-5eKDh8XIipzwyqrApQtYmDCQVntxy54YLeiJFoj5EeY52aUBTypct6W0OLe2Y6cGrm2LffcSGFBHwoKHc-Y3D12yBnwN6vqyVu9tqzKN6tAox9AigixmyyxkytNHELBYbnoUIamAXh60bxTmPnUyKS2S3JEawO4c1tHFQeAKBpjQiSPEq3fgwK_JThVzg6PAeAhceziowKIij_d152_0_qGlb5G8yBvgWRiYJpZCrhcndJrNzBo8B-dGf4AP_FiCZ7mSNmiLnuqwZKnLFt96IjIGZhqLzUIN0vCYCqtz3aIR9Psal08XA2APXyoSAiGnp_4CWxRik7YUVKrlXH9PPjJeFPHGWt2Qb6Tphe8Kf899CwGy82wYXOKIGw_kpfOtbOnkQa6jymh_JYwK3WqT2SQVE2ENB9EH-DnfiOT3N1Ik157C-RG4Sx78f5IVN3v-Qr65uj4gmsbUwq8SX9jFYK54y_Sog_OPniyyRSJNgPJZPO0MkME6jOhX0Z8xkvxmuzLhI13X88gdNrUFhNJiHh7d6NF67TRlIDppFiRcrgMchycS-S-o35dLYPlILjosXVhGQJYNWSHWVO3fn4JwRzq67uR60esC_uFRA5Rfx8a8KKmJPMsCOfPlRckrCpftP-8w97ewul5LmLYoJBUw3pKv2ITQxwUTv4G"><span>RV Jones Obituary</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>W5LFL</span></p> <p><a href="https://amsat-uk.org/2013/01/19/amateur-radio-on-bbc-between-the-ears-space-ham/#more-12135"><span>https://amsat-uk.org/2013/01/19/amateur-radio-on-bbc-between-the-ears-space-ham/#more-12135</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.amsat.org/owen-k-garriott-w5lfl/"><span>https://www.amsat.org/owen-k-garriott-w5lfl/</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p> <p><span>[Ask the Science Couch]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Analog radio</span></p> <p><a href="https://public.wsu.edu/~bryan.mclaughlin/Radio/Who_Invented_Radio.html"><span>https://public.wsu.edu/~bryan.mclaughlin/Radio/Who_Invented_Radio.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/tryit/radio/radiorelayer.html"><span>https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/tryit/radio/radiorelayer.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/explainlikeimfive/comments/4suas5/eli5_why_is_the_sound_quality_of_am_radio_so_much/"><span>https://www.reddit.com/r/explainlikeimfive/comments/4suas5/eli5_why_is_the_sound_quality_of_am_radio_so_much/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Digital/HD radio</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/digital-radio"><span>https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/digital-radio</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://electronics.howstuffworks.com/hd-radio.htm"><span>https://electronics.howstuffworks.com/hd-radio.htm</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://hdradio.com/trademark/"><span>https://hdradio.com/trademark/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.cnet.com/news/digital-radio-all-you-need-to-know/"><span>https://www.cnet.com/news/digital-radio-all-you-need-to-know/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Butt One More Thing]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Pigeon poop / cosmic microwave background</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-scientists-confirmed-big-bang-theory-owe-it-all-to-a-pigeon-trap-180949741/"><span>https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-scientists-confirmed-big-bang-theory-owe-it-all-to-a-pigeon-trap-180949741/</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p>
Dec 24, 2019
58 - Festive Ecology
33:40
<p><span>Jingle Bells, Frosty the Snowman, Let it Snow; the timeless sounds of the holiday. And to that pantheon of greats is added another track: this 30-minute-long, spoken-word science podcast!</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Truth or Fail]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Poinsettia monopoly</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.npr.org/2017/12/22/573046507/how-poinsettias-became-synonymous-with-christmas"><span>https://www.npr.org/2017/12/22/573046507/how-poinsettias-became-synonymous-with-christmas</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.mobileranger.com/blog/the-plant-of-christmas-the-poinsettia/"><span>http://www.mobileranger.com/blog/the-plant-of-christmas-the-poinsettia/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.actahort.org/books/226/226_34.htm"><span>https://www.actahort.org/books/226/226_34.htm</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2008-dec-23-me-poinsettia23-story.html"><span>https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2008-dec-23-me-poinsettia23-story.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://pubag.nal.usda.gov/download/12136/PDF"><span>https://pubag.nal.usda.gov/download/12136/PDF</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Vanilla flavor</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.huffpost.com/entry/ice-cream-bananas_n_55f8d911e4b0d6492d638853"><span>https://www.huffpost.com/entry/ice-cream-bananas_n_55f8d911e4b0d6492d638853</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.webmd.com/children/features/is-poinsettia-really-poisonous"><span>https://www.webmd.com/children/features/is-poinsettia-really-poisonous</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Latex/rubber</span></p> <p><a href="https://web.extension.illinois.edu/poinsettia/facts.cfm"><span>https://web.extension.illinois.edu/poinsettia/facts.cfm</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.industrialrubbergoods.com/natural-rubber.html"><span>http://www.industrialrubbergoods.com/natural-rubber.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.thespruce.com/facts-about-poinsettias-that-may-surprise-you-2132343"><span>https://www.thespruce.com/facts-about-poinsettias-that-may-surprise-you-2132343</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Fact Off]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Tinniculite </span></p> <p><a href="https://link.springer.com/article/10.1134%2FS1075701517070078"><span>https://link.springer.com/article/10.1134%2FS1075701517070078</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/msa/ammin/article/102/2/466/264546/new-mineral-names"><span>https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/msa/ammin/article/102/2/466/264546/new-mineral-names</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.mdpi.com/2075-163X/9/6/373/htm"><span>https://www.mdpi.com/2075-163X/9/6/373/htm</span></a><span> </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Pine needle recycling</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329280439_Fuels_and_Value-Added_Chemicals_from_Biomass"><span>https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329280439_Fuels_and_Value-Added_Chemicals_from_Biomass</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://theconversation.com/new-recycling-process-could-help-your-christmas-tree-lead-a-surprising-second-life-107984"><span>https://theconversation.com/new-recycling-process-could-help-your-christmas-tree-lead-a-surprising-second-life-107984</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1876610217350713"><span>https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1876610217350713</span></a><span> </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Ask the Science Couch]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Natural vs. artificial tree</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/26/business/energy-environment/fake-christmas-tree-vs-real-tree.html"><span>https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/26/business/energy-environment/fake-christmas-tree-vs-real-tree.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/12/14/real-vs-fake-heres-why-artificial-christmas-trees-rise/2314418002/"><span>https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/12/14/real-vs-fake-heres-why-artificial-christmas-trees-rise/2314418002/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sfgate.com/realestate/article/Real-vs-Artificial-Christmas-Tree-Which-Is-More-14866084.php"><span>https://www.sfgate.com/realestate/article/Real-vs-Artificial-Christmas-Tree-Which-Is-More-14866084.php</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/12/14/real-vs-fake-heres-why-artificial-christmas-trees-rise/2314418002/"><span>https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/12/14/real-vs-fake-heres-why-artificial-christmas-trees-rise/2314418002/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Butt One More Thing]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Mistletoe</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/metro/urban-jungle/pages/121218.html"><span>https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/metro/urban-jungle/pages/121218.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/culturing-science/mistletoe-natural-history/"><span>https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/culturing-science/mistletoe-natural-history/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.etymonline.com/word/mistletoe"><span>https://www.etymonline.com/word/mistletoe</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.etymonline.com/word/missel?ref=etymonline_crossreference"><span>https://www.etymonline.com/word/missel?ref=etymonline_crossreference</span></a></p> <p> </p>
Dec 17, 2019
57 - Ceramics
32:12
<p>From ancient clay pots to the heat-proof panels on the space shuttle, ceramics have been an integral part of human technology from the very beginning. I can’t even think of any jokes about ceramic! It’s just cool!</p> <p> </p> <p><span>More importantly! Over the last week or so, Hank has absolutely ruined everyones’ Twitter timelines with one simple question: “is butt legs?” In this episode, you get to bear ear-witness to the genesis of this wretched, society-shattering question! #buttislegs</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Truth or Fail]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Non-deflatable football</span></p> <p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deflategate"><span>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deflategate</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.madehow.com/Volume-1/Air-Bag.html"><span>http://www.madehow.com/Volume-1/Air-Bag.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Strong water</span></p> <p><a href="https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Aluminum-oxide#section=Mechanism-of-Action"><span>https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Aluminum-oxide#section=Mechanism-of-Action</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.470.4214&amp;rep=rep1&amp;type=pdf"><span>http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.470.4214&amp;rep=rep1&amp;type=pdf</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Pajamas</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.underarmour.com/en-us/tb12"><span>https://www.underarmour.com/en-us/tb12</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3699878/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3699878/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.espn.com/espnw/life-style/story/_/id/23315114/we-tried-do-tom-brady-recovery-pajamas-live-their-name"><span>https://www.espn.com/espnw/life-style/story/_/id/23315114/we-tried-do-tom-brady-recovery-pajamas-live-their-name</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Fact Off]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Moon art</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.moma.org/collection/works/62272"><span>https://www.moma.org/collection/works/62272</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/investigation/moon-museum/"><span>https://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/investigation/moon-museum/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://garage.vice.com/en_us/article/zmabk4/moon-museum"><span>https://garage.vice.com/en_us/article/zmabk4/moon-museum</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Magnetic field</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.livescience.com/57868-earth-magnetic-field-spike-ancient-times.html"><span>https://www.livescience.com/57868-earth-magnetic-field-spike-ancient-times.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.space.com/43173-earth-magnetic-field-flips-when.html"><span>https://www.space.com/43173-earth-magnetic-field-flips-when.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/14/515032512/iron-age-potters-carefully-recorded-earths-magnetic-field-by-accident"><span>https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/14/515032512/iron-age-potters-carefully-recorded-earths-magnetic-field-by-accident</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.newyorker.com/tech/annals-of-technology/earths-mysterious-magnetic-field-stored-in-a-jar?verso=true"><span>https://www.newyorker.com/tech/annals-of-technology/earths-mysterious-magnetic-field-stored-in-a-jar?verso=true</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Ask the Science Couch]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Glazes</span></p> <p><a href="https://edu.rsc.org/feature/the-chemistry-of-pottery/2020245.article"><span>https://edu.rsc.org/feature/the-chemistry-of-pottery/2020245.article</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/materials-science/glaze"><span>https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/materials-science/glaze</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Specific materials (tin, salt, etc.) </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/ceramic-and-glaze-fluxes-2745860"><span>https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/ceramic-and-glaze-fluxes-2745860</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1560&amp;context=open_access_etds"><span>https://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1560&amp;context=open_access_etds</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.britannica.com/art/tin-glazed-earthenware"><span>https://www.britannica.com/art/tin-glazed-earthenware</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Butt One More Thing]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Ceramic butt wiping</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/toilet-tissue-anthropologists-uncover-all-the-ways-weve-wiped/"><span>https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/toilet-tissue-anthropologists-uncover-all-the-ways-weve-wiped/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.bmj.com/content/345/bmj.e8287.full"><span>https://www.bmj.com/content/345/bmj.e8287.full</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p>
Dec 10, 2019
56 - Bones
29:02
<p> </p> <p><span>Bones… seems like a simple enough topic, right? Well, would you believe me if I told you that scientists can’t even agree on how and why bones evolved in the first place?! And teeth? Don’t even get us started on teeth...</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p><br><br></p> <p><span>[Truth or Fail]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Bone Conduction</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.kqed.org/science/1926248/how-elephants-listen-with-their-feet"><span>https://www.kqed.org/science/1926248/how-elephants-listen-with-their-feet</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/03/010312071729.htm"><span>https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/03/010312071729.htm</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://news.stanford.edu/news/2009/february18/elephants-triangulation-seismic-vibration-signal-021809.html"><span>https://news.stanford.edu/news/2009/february18/elephants-triangulation-seismic-vibration-signal-021809.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Chew Bones</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2017/07/giraffes-eat-skeletons-bones-spd/"><span>https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2017/07/giraffes-eat-skeletons-bones-spd/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://repository.up.ac.za/bitstream/handle/2263/9767/Bredin_Can(2008).pdf;jsessionid=8BFA2F57B27C91C3BB4F18175D4712A8?sequence=1"><span>https://repository.up.ac.za/bitstream/handle/2263/9767/Bredin_Can(2008).pdf;jsessionid=8BFA2F57B27C91C3BB4F18175D4712A8?sequence=1</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Glowing Bones</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2018/01/chameleon-bones-florescent-ultraviolet-light-spd/"><span>https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2018/01/chameleon-bones-florescent-ultraviolet-light-spd/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencealert.com/these-cute-little-orange-frogs-have-a-florescent-secret-under-their-skin"><span>https://www.sciencealert.com/these-cute-little-orange-frogs-have-a-florescent-secret-under-their-skin</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Fact Off]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Myotragus goat</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.pnas.org/content/106/48/20354"><span>https://www.pnas.org/content/106/48/20354</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1325260/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1325260/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://phys.org/news/2009-11-extinct-goat-cold-blooded.html"><span>https://phys.org/news/2009-11-extinct-goat-cold-blooded.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2009/11/17/extinct-goat-tried-out-reptilian-cold-blooded-living-it-didnt-work/#.XdMCY5JKhxw"><span>http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2009/11/17/extinct-goat-tried-out-reptilian-cold-blooded-living-it-didnt-work/#.XdMCY5JKhxw</span></a></p> <p><span>pics: </span><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myotragus"><span>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myotragus</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Subvocalization remote</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.fastcompany.com/90167411/mit-invents-a-way-to-turn-silent-speech-into-computer-commands"><span>https://www.fastcompany.com/90167411/mit-invents-a-way-to-turn-silent-speech-into-computer-commands</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Ask the Science Couch]</span></p> <p><span>Bone evolution:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3237026/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3237026/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://austhrutime.com/bone.htm"><span>https://austhrutime.com/bone.htm</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC509207/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC509207/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Aspidin: </span></p> <p><a href="https://natureecoevocommunity.nature.com/users/169723-joseph-keating/posts/37157-aspidin-a-bone-of-contention"><span>https://natureecoevocommunity.nature.com/users/169723-joseph-keating/posts/37157-aspidin-a-bone-of-contention</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6109381/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6109381/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Teeth: </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.nature.com/news/fossil-scans-reveal-origins-of-teeth-1.13964"><span>https://www.nature.com/news/fossil-scans-reveal-origins-of-teeth-1.13964</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24268-fish-fossil-suggests-our-skeleton-evolved-face-first/"><span>https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24268-fish-fossil-suggests-our-skeleton-evolved-face-first/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Butt One More Thing]</span></p> <p><span>Lizard Tails:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.futurity.org/salamanders-lizards-tails-regeneration-1838762/"><span>https://www.futurity.org/salamanders-lizards-tails-regeneration-1838762/</span></a></p>
Dec 03, 2019
55 - Nutrition
30:13
<p><span>When it comes to proper nutrition, just about the only thing everyone can agree on is that people need to eat food. Everything else, from eggs to carbs to vitamins, is basically up in the air! The Tangents crew wades into the quagmire that is modern nutrition science to see if we can figure out what the heck humans are supposed to be eating!</span></p> <p><span> </span></p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Truth or Fail]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Chemical Contamination</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.circleofblue.org/2018/world/remembering-michigans-pbb-crisis/"><span>https://www.circleofblue.org/2018/world/remembering-michigans-pbb-crisis/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.mlive.com/news/2016/05/velsicol_superfund_st_louis_pb.html"><span>https://www.mlive.com/news/2016/05/velsicol_superfund_st_louis_pb.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/12/001214082240.htm"><span>https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/12/001214082240.htm</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://science.sciencemag.org/content/199/4334/1207"><span>https://science.sciencemag.org/content/199/4334/1207</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polybrominated_biphenyl"><span>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polybrominated_biphenyl</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Ants and Insulin</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.quantamagazine.org/how-insulin-helped-create-ant-societies-20180814/"><span>https://www.quantamagazine.org/how-insulin-helped-create-ant-societies-20180814/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Panda Digestion</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.livescience.com/50871-pandas-gut-bacteria-bamboo-digestion.html"><span>https://www.livescience.com/50871-pandas-gut-bacteria-bamboo-digestion.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Fact Off]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Osedax worms</span></p> <p><a href="https://sfamjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1462-2920.2005.00824.x"><span>https://sfamjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1462-2920.2005.00824.x</span></a><span> </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0967063707001483"><span>https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0967063707001483</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://science.sciencemag.org/content/305/5684/668/tab-pdf"><span>https://science.sciencemag.org/content/305/5684/668/tab-pdf</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>“Vitamin” B17 aka. Laetrile</span></p> <p><a href="https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.3322/canjclin.31.2.91?sid=nlm%3Apubmed"><span>https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.3322/canjclin.31.2.91?sid=nlm%3Apubmed</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/hp/laetrile-pdq#_10"><span>https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/hp/laetrile-pdq#_10</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK65988/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK65988/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.amboss.com/us/knowledge/Vitamins"><span>https://www.amboss.com/us/knowledge/Vitamins</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Ask the Science Couch]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>History of nutrition science</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.bmj.com/content/361/bmj.k2392"><span>https://www.bmj.com/content/361/bmj.k2392</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Nutrition research is complicated</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.vox.com/2016/1/14/10760622/nutrition-science-complicated"><span>https://www.vox.com/2016/1/14/10760622/nutrition-science-complicated</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/explore-healing-practices/food-medicine/why-does-nutrition-advice-change"><span>https://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/explore-healing-practices/food-medicine/why-does-nutrition-advice-change</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Butt One More Thing]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Sewage sludge protein </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.feednavigator.com/Article/2017/04/06/Sewage-sludge-to-animal-feed"><span>https://www.feednavigator.com/Article/2017/04/06/Sewage-sludge-to-animal-feed</span></a></p> <p><br><br><br></p>
Nov 26, 2019
54 - Transportation
29:24
<p>Be Advised! This episode was recorded before we decided to reset the scores for Season 2 and rename them Sambucks. Please don't tweet at us about this (and if you do tweet at us about it, be nice)!</p> <p> </p> <p>People absolutely love going places and doing stuff! And in our zeal to go places and do stuff even faster, we've invented some wild things. Come with us on journey of discovery as we sail the seven seas of science and fly the friendly skies of... innovation...? </p> <p><span> </span></p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Truth or Fail]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Loading Patterns</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.who.int/ith/mode_of_travel/tcd_aircraft/en/"><span>https://www.who.int/ith/mode_of_travel/tcd_aircraft/en/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.pnas.org/content/115/14/3623"><span>https://www.pnas.org/content/115/14/3623</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Reducing Fiber </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/heres-why-you-should-fart-in-planes-2013-2"><span>https://www.businessinsider.com/heres-why-you-should-fart-in-planes-2013-2</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Dirtiest Part of a Plane</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.travelmath.com/feature/airline-hygiene-exposed/"><span>https://www.travelmath.com/feature/airline-hygiene-exposed/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Fact Off]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Ski lift</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.uh.edu/engines/epi2953.htm"><span>https://www.uh.edu/engines/epi2953.htm</span></a></p> <p><span>Pictures/info: </span><a href="https://books.google.com/books?id=slgEAAAAMBAJ&amp;pg=PA23&amp;lpg=PA23&amp;dq=ski+transport+before+chairlift+j-bars&amp;source=bl&amp;ots=telfoUokcI&amp;sig=ACfU3U3erQ_EqxV_wRZy3vuY9jzEpGUjXA&amp;hl=en&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwishfOs3MbkAhXUMX0KHSdqC3wQ6AEwGnoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&amp;q=ski%20transport%20before%20chairlift%20j-bars&amp;f=false"><span>https://books.google.com/books?id=slgEAAAAMBAJ&amp;pg=PA23&amp;lpg=PA23</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://books.google.com/books?id=XFgEAAAAMBAJ&amp;pg=PA38&amp;lpg=PA38&amp;dq=Jim+Curran+banana&amp;source=bl&amp;ots=C0WykbSBgj&amp;sig=ACfU3U3hWYEGzrAG4vaESzg5dFYf53AJ9Q&amp;hl=en&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjwg46R3MbkAhUMHDQIHeeFASMQ6AEwBnoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&amp;q=Jim%20Curran%20banana&amp;f=false"><span>https://books.google.com/books?id=XFgEAAAAMBAJ&amp;pg=PA38&amp;lpg=PA38</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.uprr.com/newsinfo/releases/heritage_and_steam/2006/0228_skilift.shtml"><span>https://www.uprr.com/newsinfo/releases/heritage_and_steam/2006/0228_skilift.shtml</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Flight suit</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/04/13/wiley-post-one-eyed-pilot-first-fly-solo-around-world-developed-first-pressure-suits-discovered-jet-stream/"><span>https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/04/13/wiley-post-one-eyed-pilot-first-fly-solo-around-world-developed-first-pressure-suits-discovered-jet-stream/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://airandspace.si.edu/multimedia-gallery/si-98-15012hjpg"><span>https://airandspace.si.edu/multimedia-gallery/si-98-15012hjpg</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/this-pressure-suit-helped-pilots-survive-new/"><span>https://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/this-pressure-suit-helped-pilots-survive-new/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Ask the Science Couch]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>License plate restrictions</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/mar/20/licence-plate-driving-bans-paris-ineffective-air-pollution"><span>https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/mar/20/licence-plate-driving-bans-paris-ineffective-air-pollution</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2095756416000039"><span>https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2095756416000039</span></a><span> </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0967070X01000245?via%3Dihub"><span>https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0967070X01000245?via%3Dihub</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Braess’ Paradox</span></p> <p><a href="http://homepage.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/Dietrich.Braess/Paradox-BNW.pdf"><span>http://homepage.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/Dietrich.Braess/Paradox-BNW.pdf</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://phys.org/news/2010-09-scientist-braess-paradox-high-traffic.html"><span>https://phys.org/news/2010-09-scientist-braess-paradox-high-traffic.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Removing roads</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2006/nov/01/society.travelsenvironmentalimpact"><span>https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2006/nov/01/society.travelsenvironmentalimpact</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.landscapeperformance.org/case-study-briefs/cheonggyecheon-stream-restoration"><span>https://www.landscapeperformance.org/case-study-briefs/cheonggyecheon-stream-restoration</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Butt One More Thing]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Fart volume</span></p> <p><a href="https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-big-is-a-fart-somewhere-between-a-bottle-of-nail-polish-and-a-can-of-soda/"><span>https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-big-is-a-fart-somewhere-between-a-bottle-of-nail-polish-and-a-can-of-soda/</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p>
Nov 19, 2019
53 - Cryptography
32:10
<p><span>Human beings have always been keeping secrets from each other. They've also always been trying desperately to figure out everyone else's secrets. That's probably why we've had cryptography, the art of hiding messages with codes, for almost as long as we've had written language!</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Truth or Fail]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>One-time pad</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.cia.gov/about-cia/cia-museum/experience-the-collection/index.html#!/artifact/21"><span>https://www.cia.gov/about-cia/cia-museum/experience-the-collection/index.html#!/artifact/21</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~mrh/330tutor/vernam.pdf"><span>https://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~mrh/330tutor/vernam.pdf</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~CS4HS/talks/FrankMillerOneTimePad.pdf"><span>http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~CS4HS/talks/FrankMillerOneTimePad.pdf</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://books.google.com/books?id=tT9WAAAAYAAJ&amp;pg=PA1&amp;source=gbs_selected_pages&amp;cad=2#v=onepage&amp;q&amp;f=false"><span>https://books.google.com/books?id=tT9WAAAAYAAJ&amp;pg=PA1&amp;source=gbs_selected_pages&amp;cad=2#v=onepage&amp;q&amp;f=false</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://netlab.cs.ucla.edu/wiki/files/shannon1949.pdf"><span>http://netlab.cs.ucla.edu/wiki/files/shannon1949.pdf</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Steganographia</span></p> <p><a href="http://profs.sci.univr.it/~giaco/download/Watermarking-Obfuscation/Trithemius.pdf"><span>http://profs.sci.univr.it/~giaco/download/Watermarking-Obfuscation/Trithemius.pdf</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Fact Off]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Chemical messages</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4857388/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4857388/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Brainwave ID</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/246902"><span>https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/246902</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.theverge.com/2013/4/8/4196396/affordable-brainwave-sensors-could-make-typed-passwords-obsolete"><span>https://www.theverge.com/2013/4/8/4196396/affordable-brainwave-sensors-could-make-typed-passwords-obsolete</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://people.ischool.berkeley.edu/~chuang/pubs/usec13.pdf"><span>http://people.ischool.berkeley.edu/~chuang/pubs/usec13.pdf</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Ask the Science Couch]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Timeline</span></p> <p><a href="http://pi.math.cornell.edu/~morris/135/timeline.html"><span>http://pi.math.cornell.edu/~morris/135/timeline.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Khnumhotep II tomb</span></p> <p><a href="https://books.google.com/books?id=3S8rhOEmDIIC&amp;printsec=frontcover&amp;dq=codebreakers+david+kahn&amp;hl=en&amp;newbks=1&amp;newbks_redir=0&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjehLCC5dDlAhWtiOAKHR07DqUQ6AEwAHoECAYQAg#v=onepage&amp;q=khnumhotep&amp;f=false"><span>https://books.google.com/books?id=3S8rhOEmDIIC&amp;printsec=frontcover&amp;dq=codebreakers+david+kahn&amp;hl=en&amp;newbks=1&amp;newbks_redir=0&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjehLCC5dDlAhWtiOAKHR07DqUQ6AEwAHoECAYQAg#v=onepage&amp;q=khnumhotep&amp;f=false</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Scytale</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0161-119891886902"><span>https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0161-119891886902</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.cs.uri.edu/cryptography/classicaltransposition.htm"><span>https://www.cs.uri.edu/cryptography/classicaltransposition.htm</span></a></p> <p><span>picture: </span><a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Skytale.png"><span>https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Skytale.png</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Butt One More Thing]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Secret butt compartment</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2017/12/letters-found-butt-jesus-statue-time-capsule-spain-spd/"><span>https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2017/12/letters-found-butt-jesus-statue-time-capsule-spain-spd/</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p>
Nov 12, 2019
52 - Fire
31:47
<p>Ancient man harnessing and wielding the elemental power of the flame was pretty cool, I guess, but I think this being Tangent's one year anniversary is a little cooler, honestly! Plus, we announce who won the first season, so actually this episode is sort of twice as important as fire if you think about it!</p> <p> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>And if you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Truth or Fail]</span></p> <p> </p> <p>Fire-chasing beetles</p> <p><a href="https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0037627"><span>https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0037627</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.researchgate.net/publication/227016226_The_Photomechanic_Infrared_Receptor_for_the_Detection_of_Forest_Fires_in_the_Buprestid_Beetle_Melanophila_Acuminata"><span>https://www.researchgate.net/publication/227016226_The_Photomechanic_Infrared_Receptor_for_the_Detection_of_Forest_Fires_in_the_Buprestid_Beetle_Melanophila_Acuminata</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/artful-amoeba/how-a-half-inch-beetle-finds-fires-80-miles-away/"><span>https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/artful-amoeba/how-a-half-inch-beetle-finds-fires-80-miles-away/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.jstor.org/stable/3998979?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents"><span>https://www.jstor.org/stable/3998979?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/phenomena/2012/05/27/fire-chasing-beetles-sense-infrared-radiation-from-fires-hundreds-of-kilometres-away/"><span>https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/phenomena/2012/05/27/fire-chasing-beetles-sense-infrared-radiation-from-fires-hundreds-of-kilometres-away/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://academic.oup.com/jee/article-abstract/36/2/341/2202937"><span>https://academic.oup.com/jee/article-abstract/36/2/341/2202937</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Fact Off]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Surgical fires</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.livescience.com/65615-chest-cavity-fire-surgery.html"><span>https://www.livescience.com/65615-chest-cavity-fire-surgery.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ismp.org/resources/surgical-fires-caused-skin-preps-and-ointments-rare-dangerous-and-preventable"><span>https://www.ismp.org/resources/surgical-fires-caused-skin-preps-and-ointments-rare-dangerous-and-preventable</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Death ray building</span></p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/tara_mulholland/status/374877389425086464?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E374877389425086464&amp;ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ffinancialpost.com%2Fnews%2Flondons-fryscraper-owners-to-spend-millions-of-pounds-to-block-car-melting-beam"><span>https://twitter.com/tara_mulholland/status/374877389425086464?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E374877389425086464&amp;ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ffinancialpost.com%2Fnews%2Flondons-fryscraper-owners-to-spend-millions-of-pounds-to-block-car-melting-beam</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.pri.org/stories/2013-09-03/londons-walkie-talkie-skyscraper-blamed-melting-cars-starting-small-fire"><span>https://www.pri.org/stories/2013-09-03/londons-walkie-talkie-skyscraper-blamed-melting-cars-starting-small-fire</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.livescience.com/39371-skyscraper-melts-cars-20-fenchurch.html"><span>https://www.livescience.com/39371-skyscraper-melts-cars-20-fenchurch.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.mississauga.com/news-story/4067822-london-s-fryscaper-draws-crowd-on-hottest-day/"><span>https://www.mississauga.com/news-story/4067822-london-s-fryscaper-draws-crowd-on-hottest-day/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.cityam.com/exclusive-walkie-scorchie-melted-my-jag/"><span>https://www.cityam.com/exclusive-walkie-scorchie-melted-my-jag/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Ask the Science Couch]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Flame Extinguishment Experiment (FLEX) </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/news/FLEX_Video.html"><span>https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/news/FLEX_Video.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/in-space-flames-behave-in-ways-nobody-thought-possible-132637810/"><span>https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/in-space-flames-behave-in-ways-nobody-thought-possible-132637810/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Cool flames</span></p> <p><a href="https://blogs.nasa.gov/ISS_Science_Blog/2013/11/25/cool-flames-on-the-international-space-station-an-anatomy-of-discovery/"><span>https://blogs.nasa.gov/ISS_Science_Blog/2013/11/25/cool-flames-on-the-international-space-station-an-anatomy-of-discovery/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0010218012002131"><span>https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0010218012002131</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://youtu.be/BxxqCLxxY3M"><span>https://youtu.be/BxxqCLxxY3M</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Butt One More Thing]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Incinerating toilets</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.nsf.org/consumer-resources/water-quality/wastewater-sewage-treatment/electrical-incinerating-toilets"><span>http://www.nsf.org/consumer-resources/water-quality/wastewater-sewage-treatment/electrical-incinerating-toilets</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-06/documents/incinera.pdf"><span>https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-06/documents/incinera.pdf</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
Nov 05, 2019
51 - Greatest Fears: Spiders!
32:28
<p> </p> <p><span>SciShow Tangents' Month of Fear concludes with what is undeniably the scariest, most valid fear of any of those discussed... spiders! <span>I'm not saying spiders will pour out of your headphones and into your ears when you listen to this, but I'm also not </span><span>promising they won't.</span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p><span>[Truth or Fail]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Records</span></p> <p><a href="https://thevinylfactory.com/features/the-10-weirdest-things-pressed-into-vinyl-records-this-year/"><span>https://thevinylfactory.com/features/the-10-weirdest-things-pressed-into-vinyl-records-this-year/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.npr.org/2016/01/09/462289635/bones-and-grooves-weird-secret-history-of-soviet-x-ray-music"><span>https://www.npr.org/2016/01/09/462289635/bones-and-grooves-weird-secret-history-of-soviet-x-ray-music</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Tattoos</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/gwitchin-tattoo-skin-stitching-first-nations-1.3796606"><span>https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/gwitchin-tattoo-skin-stitching-first-nations-1.3796606</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Canvases</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2008/07/cobwebportraits.html"><span>https://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2008/07/cobwebportraits.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-lost-art-of-painting-on-cobweb-canvases"><span>https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-lost-art-of-painting-on-cobweb-canvases</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://phys.org/news/2010-05-scientists-goats-spider-silk.html"><span>https://phys.org/news/2010-05-scientists-goats-spider-silk.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Fact Off]</span></p> <p><br>Social Spiders and Climate Change</p> <p><a href="http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160122-meet-the-spiders-that-have-formed-armies-50000-strong">http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160122-meet-the-spiders-that-have-formed-armies-50000-strong</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.c2es.org/content/hurricanes-and-climate-change/">https://www.c2es.org/content/hurricanes-and-climate-change/</a></p> <p><a href="https://files.springernature.com/getResource/Full%20text%3A%2041559_2019_Article_951.pdf?token=IULUvIufpS8AXE43riPpExKrcZMUcwpHIO0w4yhOno61RnG9Vz6%2Fr7GCrI5AcBi92o1n3tikPjKFkiYotkHNpNM75Zwrwg1JnULfD6ql3lZMwRUq%2BjY6%2Bb473tArt0GuuCh%2FZ3DLB4IVSRfpmhKqIISMiOJ9tTLrIGK0vHQINgN44sznjQXmk0pryEm0LvjA6R1Se4bGQnT7HNP7lnlhp40M0VnqSPp7kwO%2Fuk2bUqy4COccDRtTVCPDgs7U4YSWyv%2Fi23JyvxcNn%2FimbRvGGUzrTRNudjjy%2F%2BHxW2LWIr3pVOi7DxxT%2BfJbe2J2INb7mSnxANKxcm2QxaNEzOo9fA%3D%3D">https://files.springernature.com/getResource/Full%20text%3A%2041559_2019_Article_951.pdf?token=IULUvIufpS8AXE43riPpExKrcZMUcwpHIO0w4yhOno61RnG9Vz6%2Fr7GCrI5AcBi92o1n3tikPjKFkiYotkHNpNM75Zwrwg1JnULfD6ql3lZMwRUq%2BjY6%2Bb473tArt0GuuCh%2FZ3DLB4IVSRfpmhKqIISMiOJ9tTLrIGK0vHQINgN44sznjQXmk0pryEm0LvjA6R1Se4bGQnT7HNP7lnlhp40M0VnqSPp7kwO%2Fuk2bUqy4COccDRtTVCPDgs7U4YSWyv%2Fi23JyvxcNn%2FimbRvGGUzrTRNudjjy%2F%2BHxW2LWIr3pVOi7DxxT%2BfJbe2J2INb7mSnxANKxcm2QxaNEzOo9fA%3D%3D</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Spider Milk</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/29/science/spiders-milk.html"><span>https://science.sciencemag.org/content/362/6418/1052</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/29/science/spiders-milk.html"><span>https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/29/science/spiders-milk.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Ask the Science Couch]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Web construction</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/ask-smithsonian-how-do-spiders-make-webs-180957426/"><span>https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/ask-smithsonian-how-do-spiders-make-webs-180957426/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://sciencing.com/identify-spider-pattern-8635659.html"><span>https://sciencing.com/identify-spider-pattern-8635659.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6053566/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6053566/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Making silk</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.livescience.com/32582-how-do-spiders-make-silk.html"><span>https://www.livescience.com/32582-how-do-spiders-make-silk.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/engineering/spidroins"><span>https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/engineering/spidroins</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Butt One More Thing]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Trashline orb weavers</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/meet-the-spiders-that-completely-defy-what-we-know-as-jet-lag/"><span>https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/meet-the-spiders-that-completely-defy-what-we-know-as-jet-lag/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/field-guide/trashline-orbweavers"><span>https://nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/field-guide/trashline-orbweavers</span></a></p>
Oct 29, 2019
50 - Greatest Fears: Confined Spaces!
33:09
<p><span>SciShow Tangents' Month of Fear continues and… wait… do you feel it… the walls they’re... closing in around you! Crushing you!</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>...were you scared? Well, if you were Hank you probably would have been because his fear is enclosed spaces! How is that related to science? Good question!</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Truth or Fail]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Fire Extinguisher</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-04/tuot-ncf041819.php"><span>https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-04/tuot-ncf041819.php</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Water-Filled Suit</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214552417301335"><span>https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214552417301335</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Air Purifier</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/06/space-station-mold-survives-200-times-radiation-dose-would-kill-human"><span>https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/06/space-station-mold-survives-200-times-radiation-dose-would-kill-human</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Fact Off]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Noc the beluga whale</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/story-one-whale-who-tried-bridge-linguistic-divide-between-animals-humans-180951437/?page=1"><span>https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/story-one-whale-who-tried-bridge-linguistic-divide-between-animals-humans-180951437/?page=1</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://cell.com/current-biology/supplemental/S0960-9822%2812%2901009-3"><span>http://cell.com/current-biology/supplemental/S0960-9822%2812%2901009-3</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.public.navy.mil/navwar/NIWC-Pacific/technology/Pages/mammals.aspx"><span>https://www.public.navy.mil/navwar/NIWC-Pacific/technology/Pages/mammals.aspx</span></a></p> <p><span>Normal beluga: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdDl7PD8uBQ">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdDl7PD8uBQ</a> - Credit- <span>chrisgotachannel</span></span></p> <p><span>Noc sound: </span><a href="https://www.nature.com/news/the-whale-that-talked-1.11635"><span>https://www.nature.com/news/the-whale-that-talked-1.11635</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Dark flies</span></p> <p><a href="http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/loom/2012/03/14/fifty-seven-years-of-darkness/#.XaY74udKgW_"><span>http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/loom/2012/03/14/fifty-seven-years-of-darkness/#.XaY74udKgW_</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://phys.org/news/2016-02-evolution-dark-fly.html"><span>https://phys.org/news/2016-02-evolution-dark-fly.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160204111403.htm"><span>https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160204111403.htm</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Ask the Science Couch]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Estimates of plant rooms</span></p> <p><a href="https://io9.gizmodo.com/how-many-plants-would-you-need-to-generate-oxygen-for-y-5955071"><span>https://io9.gizmodo.com/how-many-plants-would-you-need-to-generate-oxygen-for-y-5955071</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/1999-02/917906305.Bt.r.html"><span>http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/1999-02/917906305.Bt.r.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://everything2.com/title/How+much+plant+life+is+needed+to+keep+a+person+alive+in+a+sealed+room%253F"><span>https://everything2.com/title/How+much+plant+life+is+needed+to+keep+a+person+alive+in+a+sealed+room%253F</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Photorespiration</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.plantphysiol.org/content/155/1/56"><span>http://www.plantphysiol.org/content/155/1/56</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Biosphere 2</span></p> <p><a href="http://biosphere2.org/visit/about-biosphere2/fast-facts"><span>http://biosphere2.org/visit/about-biosphere2/fast-facts</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/29/sunday-review/biosphere-2-climate-change.html"><span>https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/29/sunday-review/biosphere-2-climate-change.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/article/68/9/722/5055575?searchresult=1"><span>https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/article/68/9/722/5055575?searchresult=1</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Butt One More Thing]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Apollo 10 floating poop</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.vox.com/2015/5/26/8646675/apollo-10-turd-poop"><span>https://www.vox.com/2015/5/26/8646675/apollo-10-turd-poop</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a410/AS10_CM.PDF"><span>https://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a410/AS10_CM.PDF</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p>
Oct 22, 2019
49 - Greatest Fears: Decomposition!
32:43
<p><span>As the SciShow Tangents Month of Fear continues, your hosts get down into the wormy, slimy muck to discuss Ceri’s biggest fear: decomposition! Does that sound too generic to be truly terrifying? That’s what Sam thought too, and now he is also quite scared of decomposing! Boo!</span></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><span>[Truth or Fail]</span></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><span>Straw Urinals - </span><a href="https://www.unreservedmedia.com/paris-open-air-urinals/"><span>https://www.unreservedmedia.com/paris-open-air-urinals/</span></a></p> <p><span>Peepee Day - </span><a href="https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/earthnews/6554958/Urinate-on-the-compost-heap-to-save-the-planet-says-the-National-Trust.html"><span>https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/earthnews/6554958/Urinate-on-the-compost-heap-to-save-the-planet-says-the-National-Trust.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://grist.org/living/ask-umbra-can-i-pee-in-my-compost-pile/"><span>https://grist.org/living/ask-umbra-can-i-pee-in-my-compost-pile/</span></a></p> <p><span>Human Composting - </span><a href="https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/washington-first-state-allow-burial-method-human-composting-180972020/"><span>https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/washington-first-state-allow-burial-method-human-composting-180972020/</span></a></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><span>[Fact Off]</span></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><span>Ocean viruses - </span><a href="https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/9/e1602565.full"><span>https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/9/e1602565.full</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ocean.washington.edu/courses/oc400/Arrigo2005.pdf"><span>https://www.ocean.washington.edu/courses/oc400/Arrigo2005.pdf</span></a></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><span>Burying beetles - </span><a href="https://www.fws.gov/Midwest/endangered/insects/ambb/abb_fact.html"><span>https://www.fws.gov/Midwest/endangered/insects/ambb/abb_fact.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/10/news-burying-beetle-nursery-bacteria-fungus-decomposition/"><span>https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/10/news-burying-beetle-nursery-bacteria-fungus-decomposition/</span></a></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><span>[Ask the Science Couch]</span></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><span>Food Safety</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/connect/fsis-content/internet/main/topics/food-safety-education/get-answers/food-safety-fact-sheets/safe-food-handling/food-safety-tips-for-college-students/ct_index"><span>https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/connect/fsis-content/internet/main/topics/food-safety-education/get-answers/food-safety-fact-sheets/safe-food-handling/food-safety-tips-for-college-students/ct_index</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://food.unl.edu/will-reheating-food-make-it-safe-if-you-forget-refrigerate-it"><span>https://food.unl.edu/will-reheating-food-make-it-safe-if-you-forget-refrigerate-it</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/food-technology/bacterial-food-poisoning/"><span>https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/food-technology/bacterial-food-poisoning/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.fda.gov/food/consumers/what-you-need-know-about-foodborne-illnesses"><span>https://www.fda.gov/food/consumers/what-you-need-know-about-foodborne-illnesses</span></a></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><span>Decomposers</span></p> <p><a href="https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/docs/tip-sheet-decomposer-id-cpts-id-f.pdf"><span>https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/docs/tip-sheet-decomposer-id-cpts-id-f.pdf</span></a></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><span>Pizza (Quora answer)</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.quora.com/Is-it-safe-to-eat-pizza-left-out-overnight"><span>https://www.quora.com/Is-it-safe-to-eat-pizza-left-out-overnight</span></a></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><span>[Butt One More Thing]</span></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><span>A/V plug</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.orderofthegooddeath.com/deathly-doodle-leakage"><span>http://www.orderofthegooddeath.com/deathly-doodle-leakage</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://fluidpusher.blogspot.com/2009/10/questions-of-day-jenn-edition.html"><span>http://fluidpusher.blogspot.com/2009/10/questions-of-day-jenn-edition.html</span></a></p> <p><strong><br><br></strong></p>
Oct 15, 2019
48 - Greatest Fears: Sharks!
30:54
<p><span>SciShow Tangents' Month of Fear continues! This week, Stefan is confronted by his fear of sharks! Thrill as we weave a tale of nigh-immortal sharks! Feel the chills run down your spine as you learn about how weird shark penises are! Try not to scream when you hear about Sharkarado, the Shark Colorado! This episode... might be too scary!!! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Sharks -</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Truth or Fail]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Still Shark Eggs</span></p> <p><a href="https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0052551"><span>https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0052551</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Tiger Shark Siblings</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/baby-sand-tiger-sharks-devour-their-siblings-while-still-in-the-womb-46192985/"><span>https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/baby-sand-tiger-sharks-devour-their-siblings-while-still-in-the-womb-46192985/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Thermal Vents</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.livescience.com/61699-skates-eggs-thermal-vents.html"><span>https://www.livescience.com/61699-skates-eggs-thermal-vents.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Fact Off]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>White Shark Café</span></p> <p><a href="https://schmidtocean.org/cruise/voyage-white-shark-cafe/#data"><span>https://schmidtocean.org/cruise/voyage-white-shark-cafe/#data</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://whitesharkcafe.org/media/photos-videos"><span>http://whitesharkcafe.org/media/photos-videos</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/28/613394086/great-white-sharks-have-a-secret-cafe-and-they-led-scientists-right-to-it"><span>https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/28/613394086/great-white-sharks-have-a-secret-cafe-and-they-led-scientists-right-to-it</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Mysterious-great-white-shark-lair-discovered-in-13234068.php"><span>https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Mysterious-great-white-shark-lair-discovered-in-13234068.php</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/415035b"><span>https://www.nature.com/articles/415035b</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Greenland sharks eating seals</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022098112001657?via%3Dihub"><span>https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022098112001657?via%3Dihub</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://animals.mom.me/seals-sleep-4736.html"><span>https://animals.mom.me/seals-sleep-4736.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/6/120626-greenland-sharks-seals-sleeping-animals-science/"><span>https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/6/120626-greenland-sharks-seals-sleeping-animals-science/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Ask the Science Couch]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Intromittent organs/penises</span></p> <p><a href="https://academic.oup.com/icb/article/56/4/705/2198314"><span>https://academic.oup.com/icb/article/56/4/705/2198314</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2013/06/scienceshot-birds-disappearing-penis"><span>https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2013/06/scienceshot-birds-disappearing-penis</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Shark claspers</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/04/how-shark-penises-evolved"><span>https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/04/how-shark-penises-evolved</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms7698"><span>https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms7698</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/agricultural-and-biological-sciences/clasper"><span>https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/agricultural-and-biological-sciences/clasper</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Butt One More Thing]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Coprolite shark tooth</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.earthtouchnews.com/discoveries/fossils/that-time-a-prehistoric-shark-took-a-bite-out-of-a-turd/"><span>https://www.earthtouchnews.com/discoveries/fossils/that-time-a-prehistoric-shark-took-a-bite-out-of-a-turd/</span></a></p>
Oct 08, 2019
47 - Greatest Fears: Failure with Caitlin Hofmeister
33:33
<p><span>Here at Tangents, we don't mess around when it comes to Halloween. So each week in October, the topic will be one of our greatest fears! Hank was apparently too afraid to even be on this episode, so instead special guest Caitlin Hofmeister confronts her fear of failure as we tell her tales of science gone wrong!</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Truth or Fail]</span></p> <p><span>Bubble Wrap</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/accidental-invention-bubble-wrap-180971325/"><span>https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/accidental-invention-bubble-wrap-180971325/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Whoopee Cushion</span></p> <p><a href="https://torontoist.com/2013/04/toronto-invents-the-whoopee-cushion/"><span>https://torontoist.com/2013/04/toronto-invents-the-whoopee-cushion/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Vaseline</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.dummies.com/education/history/american-history/the-history-of-an-incredibly-useful-u-s-product-vaseline/"><span>https://www.dummies.com/education/history/american-history/the-history-of-an-incredibly-useful-u-s-product-vaseline/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.damninteresting.com/nugget/story-of-vaseline/"><span>https://www.damninteresting.com/nugget/story-of-vaseline/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Fact Off]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Mosquito self-limiting gene</span></p> <p> <a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-49660-6"><span>https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-49660-6</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.inverse.com/article/59254-genetically-modified-mosquitoes"><span>https://www.inverse.com/article/59254-genetically-modified-mosquitoes</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Four Pests campaign</span></p> <p><a href="http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/bodyhorrors/2014/02/26/mao-four-pests-china-disease/#.XKzfDOtKhxw"><span>http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/bodyhorrors/2014/02/26/mao-four-pests-china-disease/#.XKzfDOtKhxw</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://io9.gizmodo.com/china-s-worst-self-inflicted-environmental-disaster-th-5927112"><span>https://io9.gizmodo.com/china-s-worst-self-inflicted-environmental-disaster-th-5927112</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://chineseposters.net/themes/four-pests.php"><span>https://chineseposters.net/themes/four-pests.php</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.zonaeuropa.com/20061130_1.htm"><span>http://www.zonaeuropa.com/20061130_1.htm</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1127087/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1127087/</span></a><span> </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Ask the Science Couch]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Killifish</span></p> <p><a href="https://science.sciencemag.org/content/354/6317/1305"><span>https://science.sciencemag.org/content/354/6317/1305</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/against-tide-fish-adapts-quickly-lethal-levels-pollution/"><span>https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/against-tide-fish-adapts-quickly-lethal-levels-pollution/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/09/science/atlantic-killifish-evolution-pollution.html"><span>https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/09/science/atlantic-killifish-evolution-pollution.html</span></a><span> </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Radiotrophic fungi</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/radiation-helps-fungi-grow/"><span>https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/radiation-helps-fungi-grow/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://mbio.asm.org/content/7/6/e01483-16"><span>https://mbio.asm.org/content/7/6/e01483-16</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0000457"><span>https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0000457</span></a><span> </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Birds</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140424223057.htm"><span>https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140424223057.htm</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1365-2435.12283"><span>https://besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1365-2435.12283</span></a><span> </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.cell.com/trends/ecology-evolution/pdf/S0169-5347(16)00019-7.pdf"><span>https://www.cell.com/trends/ecology-evolution/pdf/S0169-5347(16)00019-7.pdf</span></a><span> </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Butt One More Thing]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Artificial poop pills</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/08/sham-poo-washes-out/493811/"><span>https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/08/sham-poo-washes-out/493811/</span></a><span> </span></p> <p><a href="https://academic.oup.com/jid/article/214/2/173/2572105"><span>https://academic.oup.com/jid/article/214/2/173/2572105</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p>
Oct 01, 2019
46 - Plastic
29:23
<p><span><span>Plastic: space age wonder material or planet-destroying scourge? The real answer may lie... somewhere in the middle (but leaning more towards scourge). Plus, learn exactly how many lego minifigures you can eat before you die!</span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p><span> </span></p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Truth or Fail]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Milk</span></p> <p><a href="https://blogs.getty.edu/iris/galalith-alchemy-in-the-age-of-plastic/"><span>https://blogs.getty.edu/iris/galalith-alchemy-in-the-age-of-plastic/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.chemistryworld.com/podcasts/casein/3007625.article"><span>https://www.chemistryworld.com/podcasts/casein/3007625.article</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ganoksin.com/article/galalith-jewelry-milk-stone/"><span>https://www.ganoksin.com/article/galalith-jewelry-milk-stone/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bring-science-home-milk-plastic/"><span>https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bring-science-home-milk-plastic/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Blood</span></p> <p><a href="https://books.google.com/books?id=3uoiAQAAMAAJ&amp;pg=PA9&amp;lpg=PA9&amp;dq=The+Manufacturer+and+Builder+blood+doorknobs+article&amp;source=bl&amp;ots=yiySYw6p5c&amp;sig=ACfU3U0bp--q9QlwlkpKZkezDxvvd9m74Q&amp;hl=en&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwj9w7amyrXkAhX0KDQIHci-DEEQ6AEwAnoECAcQAQ#v=onepage&amp;q&amp;f=false"><span>https://books.google.com/books?id=3uoiAQAAMAAJ&amp;pg=PA9</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://docsouth.unc.edu/nc/rjrtags/ill65.html"><span>https://docsouth.unc.edu/nc/rjrtags/ill65.html</span></a><a href="https://surface.syr.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1261&amp;context=beads"><span>https://surface.syr.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1261&amp;context=beads</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://materialdistrict.com/material/blood-plastic/"><span>https://materialdistrict.com/material/blood-plastic/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://surface.syr.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1261&amp;context=beads"><span>https://surface.syr.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1261&amp;context=beads</span></a></p> <p><span>pictures: </span><a href="https://www.hippohardware.com/blogs/news/at-deaths-door-a-history-of-hemacite"><span>https://www.hippohardware.com/blogs/news/at-deaths-door-a-history-of-hemacite</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Venom</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.t3db.ca/toxins/T3D2544"><span>http://www.t3db.ca/toxins/T3D2544</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Fact Off]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Bees and plastic</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencealert.com/wild-bees-have-been-found-building-nests-entirely-out-of-plastic-for-the-first-time"><span>https://www.sciencealert.com/wild-bees-have-been-found-building-nests-entirely-out-of-plastic-for-the-first-time</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13592-019-00635-6"><span>https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13592-019-00635-6</span><span><br></span></a><a href="https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-03/pp-bsw030117.php"><span>https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-03/pp-bsw030117.php</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1890/ES13-00308.1"><span>https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1890/ES13-00308.1</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Celluloid billiard balls </span></p> <p><a href="http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_eye/2015/05/13/the_death_of_billiards_and_the_rise_of_plastic_on_99_invisible_with_roman.html"><span>http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_eye/2015/05/13/the_death_of_billiards_and_the_rise_of_plastic_on_99_invisible_with_roman.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.liveabout.com/what-pool-balls-are-made-of-368742"><span>https://www.liveabout.com/what-pool-balls-are-made-of-368742</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/once-upon-time-exploding-billiard-balls-were-everyday-thing-180962751/"><span>https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/once-upon-time-exploding-billiard-balls-were-everyday-thing-180962751/</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://mentalfloss.com/article/64247/first-plastic-billiard-balls-routinely-exploded"><span>http://mentalfloss.com/article/64247/first-plastic-billiard-balls-routinely-exploded</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Ask the Science Couch]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Corn plastic</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/environmental-impact-of-corn-based-plastics/"><span>https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/environmental-impact-of-corn-based-plastics/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/corn-plastic-to-the-rescue-126404720/"><span>https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/corn-plastic-to-the-rescue-126404720/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://mcgillcompost.com/blog/recycling-number-7-pla-plastics"><span>https://mcgillcompost.com/blog/recycling-number-7-pla-plastics</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Butt One More Thing]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Eating LEGO</span></p> <p><a href="https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jpc.14309"><span>https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jpc.14309</span></a><span> </span></p> <p><br><br></p>
Sep 24, 2019
45 - Teens
31:45
<p><span>For humans, the teenage years are marked by angst, self-discovery, and homework. For elephants, they’re marked by pus-weeping face glands, uncontrollable rage, a green penis!</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Truth or Fail]</span></p> <p><span>Guevedoces:</span></p> <p><a href="https://secondnexus.com/opinion/the-intersex-children-of-salinas/"><span>https://secondnexus.com/opinion/the-intersex-children-of-salinas/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34290981"><span>https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34290981</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/924291-overview"><span>https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/924291-overview</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1365-2265.1991.tb03769.x"><span>https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1365-2265.1991.tb03769.x</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Cat scratch disease: </span><a href="https://www.sciencealert.com/a-case-of-schizophrenia-found-to-be-a-bad-case-of-cat-scratch-disease"><span>https://www.sciencealert.com/a-case-of-schizophrenia-found-to-be-a-bad-case-of-cat-scratch-disease</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Fact Off]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Music</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/in-teen-music-choices-fear-rules/"><span>https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/in-teen-music-choices-fear-rules/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=%22Gregory+S.+Berns%22"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=%22Gregory+S.+Berns%22</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Elephant Musth</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.bbcearth.com/blog/?article=teenage-elephants-need-a-father-figure"><span>https://www.bbcearth.com/blog/?article=teenage-elephants-need-a-father-figure</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.rhinoresourcecenter.com/index.php?s=1&amp;act=pdfviewer&amp;id=1253211728&amp;folder=125"><span>http://www.rhinoresourcecenter.com/index.php?s=1&amp;act=pdfviewer&amp;id=1253211728&amp;folder=125</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Ask the Science Couch]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Risk taking/brain development</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3445337/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3445337/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://opentextbc.ca/introductiontopsychology/chapter/6-3-adolescence-developing-independence-and-identity/"><span>https://opentextbc.ca/introductiontopsychology/chapter/6-3-adolescence-developing-independence-and-identity/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Lying</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.jeffreyarnett.com/articles/articles/ARNETT_the_right_to_do_wrong.pdf"><span>http://www.jeffreyarnett.com/articles/articles/ARNETT_the_right_to_do_wrong.pdf</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0001691815300184"><span>https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0001691815300184</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0109591"><span>https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0109591</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Butt One More Thing]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Koala pap</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.savethekoala.com/about-koalas/life-cycle-koala"><span>https://www.savethekoala.com/about-koalas/life-cycle-koala</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://koalainfo.com/pap-the-first-solid-food-of-koalas"><span>http://koalainfo.com/pap-the-first-solid-food-of-koalas</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p>
Sep 17, 2019
44 - Fashion
31:45
<p><span><span>New York Fashion Week is in full swing, and the world's most stylish science podcast is celebrating by exploring the intersection of fashion and science!</span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p><span> </span></p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Truth or Fail]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Beards &amp; miasma theory</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/plague-know/"><span>http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/plague-know/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://mentalfloss.com/article/31056/why-did-people-wear-powdered-wigs"><span>https://mentalfloss.com/article/31056/why-did-people-wear-powdered-wigs</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-science-behind-todays-plague-doctor-costume-1737404375"><span>https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-science-behind-todays-plague-doctor-costume-1737404375</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Lightning rods</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.newspapers.com/clip/9256546/lubbock_morning_avalanche/"><span>https://www.newspapers.com/clip/9256546/lubbock_morning_avalanche/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://books.google.com/books?id=UEH1AgAAQBAJ&amp;pg=PA184"><span>https://books.google.com/books?id=UEH1AgAAQBAJ&amp;pg=PA184</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://books.google.com/books?id=g6cwDwAAQBAJ&amp;pg=PA190"><span>https://books.google.com/books?id=g6cwDwAAQBAJ&amp;pg=PA190</span></a></p> <p><span>Pictures: </span><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning_rod_fashion"><span>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning_rod_fashion</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Bulletproof silk</span></p> <p><a href="https://jaoa.org/article.aspx?articleid=2578879"><span>https://jaoa.org/article.aspx?articleid=2578879</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://mentalfloss.com/article/24039/brief-history-bulletproof-vests"><span>http://mentalfloss.com/article/24039/brief-history-bulletproof-vests</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/jul/29/bulletproof-silk-vest-prevent-first-world-war-royal-armouries"><span>https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/jul/29/bulletproof-silk-vest-prevent-first-world-war-royal-armouries</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Fact Off]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Julie and ear grass</span></p> <p><a href="https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10071-014-0766-8">https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10071-014-0766-8</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/animal-fashion-some-chimps-are-putting-grass-ears-and-nobody-knows-why-180951888/?no-ist">https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/animal-fashion-some-chimps-are-putting-grass-ears-and-nobody-knows-why-180951888/?no-ist</a></p> <p><span>Lizards and human shirts</span></p> <p><span><a href="https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0182146">https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0182146</a></span></p> <p><span><a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170809142029.htm">https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170809142029.htm</a></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Ask the Science Couch]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Bamboo</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.patagonia.com/static/on/demandware.static/-/Library-Sites-PatagoniaShared/default/dw0de5a5be/PDF-US/bamboo_rayon.pdf"><span>http://www.patagonia.com/static/on/demandware.static/-/Library-Sites-PatagoniaShared/default/dw0de5a5be/PDF-US/bamboo_rayon.pdf</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Hemp</span></p> <p><a href="https://slate.com/technology/2011/04/hemp-versus-cotton-which-is-better-for-the-environment.html"><span>https://slate.com/technology/2011/04/hemp-versus-cotton-which-is-better-for-the-environment.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Wool</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.iwto.org/news/environmental-impacts-wool-textiles"><span>https://www.iwto.org/news/environmental-impacts-wool-textiles</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Linen</span></p> <p><a href="https://econation.co.nz/linen/"><span>https://econation.co.nz/linen/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.researchgate.net/publication/320307130_GOING_ECO_GOING_DUTCH_A_local_and_closed_loop_textile_production_system"><span>https://www.researchgate.net/publication/320307130_GOING_ECO_GOING_DUTCH_A_local_and_closed_loop_textile_production_system</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Mass production (dyeing, burning)</span></p> <p><a href="https://e360.yale.edu/features/can_waterless_dyeing_processes_clean_up_clothing_industry_pollution"><span>https://e360.yale.edu/features/can_waterless_dyeing_processes_clean_up_clothing_industry_pollution</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2018/9/17/17852294/fashion-brands-burning-merchandise-burberry-nike-h-and-m"><span>https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2018/9/17/17852294/fashion-brands-burning-merchandise-burberry-nike-h-and-m</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Butt One More Thing]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Cow manure clothes</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.huffpost.com/entry/poop-clothing_n_58e7d6f0e4b058f0a02efa77"><span>https://www.huffpost.com/entry/poop-clothing_n_58e7d6f0e4b058f0a02efa77</span></a></p>
Sep 10, 2019
43 - Navigation
31:47
<p><span>Wether it's a human trying to figure out the quickest way to the airport, a salmon returning to the waters where they were born, or a dog trying to figure out the perfect place to poop, almost everyliving thing uses some sort of innate or technological navigation system every day. </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p> </p> <p>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Truth or Fail]</span></p> <p><span>Trying to get Stefan’s research! I’ll post it when i do! -sam </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Fact Off]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Marine chronometer</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.jgiesen.de/LunarDistance/index.html"><span>http://www.jgiesen.de/LunarDistance/index.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.jstor.org/stable/3087198?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents"><span>https://www.jstor.org/stable/3087198?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://timeandnavigation.si.edu/navigating-at-sea/longitude-problem"><span>https://timeandnavigation.si.edu/navigating-at-sea/longitude-problem</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://archive.org/details/principlesmrhar00unkngoog/page/n22"><span>https://archive.org/details/principlesmrhar00unkngoog/page/n22</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.timeandwatches.com/p/the-detent-escapement-from-marine.html"><span>https://www.timeandwatches.com/p/the-detent-escapement-from-marine.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Etak navigator</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.fastcompany.com/3047828/who-needs-gps-the-forgotten-story-of-etaks-amazing-1985-car-navigation-system"><span>https://www.fastcompany.com/3047828/who-needs-gps-the-forgotten-story-of-etaks-amazing-1985-car-navigation-system</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://hackaday.com/2018/06/29/how-etak-paved-the-way-to-personal-navigation/"><span>https://hackaday.com/2018/06/29/how-etak-paved-the-way-to-personal-navigation/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Ask the Science Couch]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Sunstone/calcite:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2011/11/viking-sunstone-revealed"><span>https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2011/11/viking-sunstone-revealed</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/04/mysterious-sunstones-in-medieval-viking-texts-could-really-have-worked/"><span>https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/04/mysterious-sunstones-in-medieval-viking-texts-could-really-have-worked/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsos.172187"><span>https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsos.172187</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nature.com/news/2011/110131/full/news.2011.58.html"><span>https://www.nature.com/news/2011/110131/full/news.2011.58.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Image of calcite: </span><a href="https://www.sciencesource.com/Doc/TR1_WATERMARKED/6/9/f/3/SS2509789.jpg?d63642476241"><span>https://www.sciencesource.com/Doc/TR1_WATERMARKED/6/9/f/3/SS2509789.jpg?d63642476241</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Butt One More Thing]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Dog pooping: </span></p> <p><a href="https://blog.nationalgeographic.org/2014/01/03/dogs-sense-earths-magnetic-field/"><span>https://blog.nationalgeographic.org/2014/01/03/dogs-sense-earths-magnetic-field/</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p>
Sep 03, 2019
42 - Precious Metals
31:29
<p>Almost all of human culture and economics is structured around a handful of pretty metals that we have arbitrarily assigned value to! </p> <p> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p><strong><span> </span></strong></p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p><strong><span> </span></strong></p> <p><strong>Precious Metals - </strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Truth or Fail]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Silver nanoparticles</span></p> <p><a href="https://jnanobiotechnology.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12951-017-0254-9"><span>https://jnanobiotechnology.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12951-017-0254-9</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-05/osu-elc051418.php"><span>https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-05/osu-elc051418.php</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/07/embryo-inspired-bandage-17-times-stickier-band-aid"><span>https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/07/embryo-inspired-bandage-17-times-stickier-band-aid</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-02/ez-pnf021419.php"><span>https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-02/ez-pnf021419.php</span></a></p> <p><span>Copper</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK225400/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK225400/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/biochemistry-genetics-and-molecular-biology/copper-toxicity"><span>https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/biochemistry-genetics-and-molecular-biology/copper-toxicity</span></a></p> <p><span>Platinum</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29632935"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29632935</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/carmendrahl/2017/04/14/why-is-platinum-in-some-chemotherapy-drugs-and-can-we-improve-them/#1a89a88417d4"><span>https://www.forbes.com/sites/carmendrahl/2017/04/14/why-is-platinum-in-some-chemotherapy-drugs-and-can-we-improve-them/#1a89a88417d4</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p> <p><span>[Fact Off]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Alchemy and phosphorus:</span></p> <p><a href="https://phys.org/news/2019-01-phosphorus-years-discovery-vital-element.html"><span>https://phys.org/news/2019-01-phosphorus-years-discovery-vital-element.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/02/02/465188104/phosphorus-starts-with-pee-in-this-tale-of-scientific-serendipity"><span>https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/02/02/465188104/phosphorus-starts-with-pee-in-this-tale-of-scientific-serendipity</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Gold vein earthquakes: </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.nature.com/news/earthquakes-make-gold-veins-in-an-instant-1.12615"><span>https://www.nature.com/news/earthquakes-make-gold-veins-in-an-instant-1.12615</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/earthquakes-are-basically-gold-factories-4659100/"><span>https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/earthquakes-are-basically-gold-factories-4659100/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Ask the Science Couch]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Nickel allergy/reactivity:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.nickelinstitute.org/about-nickel/"><span>https://www.nickelinstitute.org/about-nickel/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4783936/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4783936/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3047925/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3047925/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://books.google.com/books?id=CpAM1U1efqcC&amp;pg=PA120&amp;lpg=PA120&amp;dq=do+other+gold+ions+penetrate+skin&amp;source=bl&amp;ots=OvGNn8l97A&amp;sig=ACfU3U3M69ssGduFitfJZYWLq7DW5098wA&amp;hl=en&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwi0_Jee6YDkAhUIr1QKHQ6fAlsQ6AEwBnoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&amp;q=do%20other%20gold%20ions%20penetrate%20skin&amp;f=false"><span>https://books.google.com/books?id=CpAM1U1efqcC&amp;pg=PA120</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Gold allergy/reactivity:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11244133"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11244133</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://books.google.com/books?id=1mk3lFVtBSQC&amp;pg=PA104&amp;lpg=PA104&amp;dq=do+other+gold+ions+penetrate+skin&amp;source=bl&amp;ots=eSkEIUTS4i&amp;sig=ACfU3U3Q9WLGDrR--LaN9TvGhAYQA5_Y7A&amp;hl=en&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwi0_Jee6YDkAhUIr1QKHQ6fAlsQ6AEwBXoECAgQAQ#v=onepage&amp;q=do%20other%20gold%20ions%20penetrate%20skin&amp;f=false"><span>https://books.google.com/books?id=1mk3lFVtBSQC&amp;pg=PA104</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Implant metals:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9440845"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9440845</span></a><span> </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Butt One More Thing]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Metals in poop:</span></p> <p><a href="https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es505329q"><span>https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es505329q</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.pnas.org/content/112/29/8803.full"><span>https://www.pnas.org/content/112/29/8803.full</span></a></p> <p> </p>
Aug 27, 2019
41 - Extremophiles
33:32
<p><span>Extremophiles are tough little guys that not only survive but thrive in the harshest environments on Earth; unforgiving places like volcanic vents at the bottom of the sea, lakes of acid, and your bellybutton!</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>To learn more about extremophiles and a whole universe of other microscopic creatures, check out Journey to the Microcosmos at </span><a href="https://www.youtube.com/microcosmos"><span>https://www.youtube.com/microcosmos</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p><span>[Truth or Fail]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Single-species Ecosystem</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn10336-gold-mine-holds-life-untouched-by-the-sun/"><span>https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn10336-gold-mine-holds-life-untouched-by-the-sun/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Extremophile Cheese</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/belly-button-innie-inside-cheese-bacteria-lint-fungi-2019-7"><span>https://www.businessinsider.com/belly-button-innie-inside-cheese-bacteria-lint-fungi-2019-7</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Fluffy Pink Golden Fungus</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-discover-fungus-capable-collecting-gold-its-environment-180972293/"><span>https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-discover-fungus-capable-collecting-gold-its-environment-180972293/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Fact Off]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Berkeley pit extremophiles:</span></p> <p><a href="https://medium.com/vision-2018/life-from-the-pit-70d3e0fbc0f6"><span>https://medium.com/vision-2018/life-from-the-pit-70d3e0fbc0f6</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEnWZcG3Nzk"><span>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEnWZcG3Nzk</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://cen.acs.org/biological-chemistry/natural-products/Scientists-mine-potential-drugs-Berkeley/97/i18"><span>https://cen.acs.org/biological-chemistry/natural-products/Scientists-mine-potential-drugs-Berkeley/97/i18</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p> <p><span>PCR &amp; </span><em><span>Taq</span></em><span> polymerase:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.genome.gov/about-genomics/fact-sheets/Polymerase-Chain-Reaction-Fact-Sheet"><span>https://www.genome.gov/about-genomics/fact-sheets/Polymerase-Chain-Reaction-Fact-Sheet</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/probe/docs/techpcr/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/probe/docs/techpcr/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.thermofisher.com/order/catalog/product/10342020"><span>https://www.thermofisher.com/order/catalog/product/10342020</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.yellowstonepark.com/things-to-do/yellowstone-bacteria-beer-science"><span>https://www.yellowstonepark.com/things-to-do/yellowstone-bacteria-beer-science</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Ask the Science Couch]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Extremophiles:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4187170/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4187170/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Bacteria vs. Archaea:</span></p> <p><a href="http://bio1520.biology.gatech.edu/biodiversity/prokaryotes-bacteria-archaea-2/"><span>http://bio1520.biology.gatech.edu/biodiversity/prokaryotes-bacteria-archaea-2/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://ucmp.berkeley.edu/archaea/archaea.html"><span>https://ucmp.berkeley.edu/archaea/archaea.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Archaea characteristics:</span></p> <p><a href="https://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/astrobiology/environments/"><span>https://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/astrobiology/environments/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://microbiologyonline.org/about-microbiology/introducing-microbes/archaea"><span>https://microbiologyonline.org/about-microbiology/introducing-microbes/archaea</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://ucmp.berkeley.edu/archaea/archaeamm.html"><span>https://ucmp.berkeley.edu/archaea/archaeamm.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Butt One More Thing]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Pompeii worm:</span></p> <p><a href="https://serc.carleton.edu/microbelife/topics/marinesymbiosis/pompeii.html"><span>https://serc.carleton.edu/microbelife/topics/marinesymbiosis/pompeii.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://faculty.montgomerycollege.edu/gyouth/FP_examples/student_examples/sathya_ramachandran/pompeiiworms.html"><span>http://faculty.montgomerycollege.edu/gyouth/FP_examples/student_examples/sathya_ramachandran/pompeiiworms.html</span></a></p> <p> </p>
Aug 20, 2019
40 - Acid
32:31
<p><span><span>This week, the Other Couch's high-school-level understanding of chemistry is really put to the test as we talk about acids! What is it? How does it dissolve things? It has something to do... with protons? It seems way simpler in the movies!</span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p><span> </span></p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Truth or Fail]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Formic acid (general):</span></p> <p><a href="https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Formic-acid"><span>https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Formic-acid</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Fire ant antivenom:</span></p> <p><a href="https://science.sciencemag.org/content/343/6174/1014.abstract"><span>https://science.sciencemag.org/content/343/6174/1014.abstract</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/invasive-crazy-ants-are-eating-up-invasive-fire-ants-in-the-south-65189409/"><span>https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/invasive-crazy-ants-are-eating-up-invasive-fire-ants-in-the-south-65189409/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-rise-of-the-crazy-ants/"><span>https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-rise-of-the-crazy-ants/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Bone-house wasps:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.wired.com/2014/07/the-spider-eating-bone-house-wasp/"><span>https://www.wired.com/2014/07/the-spider-eating-bone-house-wasp/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Electricity-generating wasps:</span></p> <p><a href="https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/12/101221-solar-power-hornet-science-animals/"><span>https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/12/101221-solar-power-hornet-science-animals/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Fact Off]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Internal sensor:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.seeker.com/when-swallowed-this-sensor-is-powered-by-stomach-acid-2248294501.html"><span>https://www.seeker.com/when-swallowed-this-sensor-is-powered-by-stomach-acid-2248294501.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Pregnancy gif:</span></p> <p><a href="https://giphy.com/gifs/pregnancy-baby-fetus-WS91RYT47sA6I"><span>https://giphy.com/gifs/pregnancy-baby-fetus-WS91RYT47sA6I</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://imgur.com/gallery/d7n3eIH"><span>https://imgur.com/gallery/d7n3eIH</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Moss bandage:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-humble-moss-helped-heal-wounds-thousands-WWI-180963081/"><span>https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-humble-moss-helped-heal-wounds-thousands-WWI-180963081/</span></a></p> <p><span>https://images.app.goo.gl/TWkw555pqQcRF4Ap8</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Ask the Science Couch]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Battery energy storage:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-do-batteries-store-an/"><span>https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-do-batteries-store-an/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV4IUsholjg&amp;list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPHzzYuWy6fYEaX9mQQ8oGr&amp;t=349s"><span>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV4IUsholjg&amp;list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPHzzYuWy6fYEaX9mQQ8oGr</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Lead-acid batteries:</span></p> <p><a href="https://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/lead_based_batteries"><span>https://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/lead_based_batteries</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/electric/leadacid.html"><span>http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/electric/leadacid.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Butt One More Thing]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Lactate in poop:</span></p> <p><span><a href="https://www.bostonmagazine.com/health/2019/06/28/elite-boston-marathon-runners-gut-microbiome/">https://www.bostonmagazine.com/health/2019/06/28/elite-boston-marathon-runners-gut-microbiome/</a></span></p> <p><span><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-019-0485-4.epdf?shared_access_token=xCml86ZQ-k8Zvr3s6oKpQtRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0MjZd6ixHPTsupqpvAmfuTRFOp9Or0mmkZVa1zY3ynCnAjKAb3-gUiOKz9q8q1HppxFMlzkngph-k3PsyAkb1OXmTUSrqUYgHwmc7t0ak1vCw%3D%3D">https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-019-0485-4.epdf?shared_access_token=xCml86ZQ-k8Zvr3s6oKpQtRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0MjZd6ixHPTsupqpvAmfuTRFOp9Or0mmkZVa1zY3ynCnAjKAb3-gUiOKz9q8q1HppxFMlzkngph-k3PsyAkb1OXmTUSrqUYgHwmc7t0ak1vCw%3D%3D</a></span></p>
Aug 13, 2019
39 - Deserts
30:38
<p><span>You might think you know everything there is to know about deserts: big, sandy, hot, etc. </span><span>But between the alien mummies and the ice blades, we're guessing there's a lot you don't know. All that and you get to see Hank just totally embarrass himself while trying to talk about Pokemon. </span></p> <p> </p> <p>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </p> <p> </p> <p>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</p> <p><span>[Truth or Fail]</span></p> <p><span>Atacama Desert:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Ata:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/22/science/ata-mummy-alien-chile.html"><span>https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/22/science/ata-mummy-alien-chile.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tiny-alien-skeleton-found-chile-was-likely-result-genetic-mutations-180968576/"><span>https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tiny-alien-skeleton-found-chile-was-likely-result-genetic-mutations-180968576/</span></a></p> <p><span>Ice Blades: </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencealert.com/eerie-ice-spires-harbour-life-in-one-of-the-harshest-environments-on-earth"><span>https://www.sciencealert.com/eerie-ice-spires-harbour-life-in-one-of-the-harshest-environments-on-earth</span></a></p> <p><span>Microbes:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-35051-w"><span>https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-35051-w</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://earthsky.org/earth/mars-like-atacanda-desert-rain-brings-death"><span>https://earthsky.org/earth/mars-like-atacanda-desert-rain-brings-death</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Fact Off]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Thorny devil lizard:</span></p> <p><a href="https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rsos.170591"><span>https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rsos.170591</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p> <p><span>Libyan Desert glass:</span></p> <p><a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/5196362.stm"><span>http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/5196362.stm</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0022309384901777"><span>https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0022309384901777</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/gsa/geology/article-abstract/47/7/609/570318/overestimation-of-threat-from-100-mt-class?redirectedFrom=fulltext"><span>https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/gsa/geology/article-abstract/47/7/609/570318/overestimation-of-threat-from-100-mt-class?redirectedFrom=fulltext</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://theconversation.com/how-we-solved-the-mystery-of-libyan-desert-glass-117253"><span>https://theconversation.com/how-we-solved-the-mystery-of-libyan-desert-glass-117253</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Ask the Science Couch]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Sand depth:</span></p> <p><a href="https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007%2F978-1-4614-9213-9_325-1"><span>https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007%2F978-1-4614-9213-9_325-1</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-65661-8_10"><span>https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-65661-8_10</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/92232/grand-erg-oriental-algeria"><span>https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/92232/grand-erg-oriental-algeria</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/nature/sand-dunes-sandstone.htm"><span>https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/nature/sand-dunes-sandstone.htm</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Butt One More Thing]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Dung beetles:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-10/uotw-bud101912.php"><span>https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-10/uotw-bud101912.php</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.cell.com/current-biology/abstract/S0960-9822%2812%2901061-5"><span>https://www.cell.com/current-biology/abstract/S0960-9822%2812%2901061-5</span></a><span> </span></p>
Aug 06, 2019
38 - Metamorphosis
33:02
<p> </p> <p><span><span>When you think metamorphosis, you might think a beautiful butterfly coming out of its cocoon. However, lots of things metamorphose in much less graceful, much more sticky, gooey, unsettling, and potentially dangerous ways!</span></span></p> <p>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </p> <p><span> </span></p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Truth or Fail]</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-01/uoc-sbb010308.php"><span>https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-01/uoc-sbb010308.php</span></a> <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4460030.stm"><span>http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4460030.stm</span></a><span> </span></p> <p><span>Kind of gross but very cool, highly recommend this video: </span><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCo2uCLXvhk"><span>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCo2uCLXvhk</span></a><span> </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Fact Off]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Cryptometamorphosis:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/11/science/snail-metamorphosis.html"><span>https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/11/science/snail-metamorphosis.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rspb.2018.1099#sec-3"><span>https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rspb.2018.1099#sec-3</span></a></p> <p><span>Figure from paper: </span><a href="https://royalsocietypublishing.org/cms/attachment/12748a2e-c968-4fff-912a-9f9cd2c3d514/rspb20181099f01.gif"><span>https://royalsocietypublishing.org/cms/attachment/12748a2e-c968-4fff-912a-9f9cd2c3d514/rspb20181099f01.gif</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Wax moths and plastic:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/04/25/525447206/a-worm-may-hold-the-key-to-biodegrading-plastic"><span>https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/04/25/525447206/a-worm-may-hold-the-key-to-biodegrading-plastic</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28441558"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28441558</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Ask the Science Couch]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Grasshoppers/locusts:</span></p> <p><a href="http://mentalfloss.com/article/57104/whats-difference-between-grasshoppers-and-locusts"><span>http://mentalfloss.com/article/57104/whats-difference-between-grasshoppers-and-locusts</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/when-grasshoppers-go-bibl/"><span>https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/when-grasshoppers-go-bibl/</span></a><span> </span></p> <p><span>(includes picture) </span><a href="https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2009/01/serotonin-makes-locusts-swarm"><span>https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2009/01/serotonin-makes-locusts-swarm</span></a><span> </span></p> <p><a href="https://science.sciencemag.org/content/306/5703/1881"><span>https://science.sciencemag.org/content/306/5703/1881</span></a><br><br>[Butt One More Thing]<br><br><br>Frog Butt Eye:<br><a href="https://now.tufts.edu/news-releases/blind-tadpoles-learn-visually-after-researchers-graft-eyes-tails-and-treat-them">https://now.tufts.edu/news-releases/blind-tadpoles-learn-visually-after-researchers-graft-eyes-tails-and-treat-them</a></p>
Jul 30, 2019
37 - Fungi
32:49
<p><span>Plants and animals get all the glory, but fungi are out there every day, breaking down leaf litter, making our bread nice and fluffy, and fermenting alcohols They deserve a little thanks, so we did a whole episode about them!</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Truth or Fail]</span></p> <p><span>Fungal Pesticides:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/04/12/522068205/fungal-pesticides-offer-a-growing-alternative-to-traditional-chemicals"><span>https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/04/12/522068205/fungal-pesticides-offer-a-growing-alternative-to-traditional-chemicals</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://agrochemicals.iupac.org/index.php?option=com_sobi2&amp;sobi2Task=sobi2Details&amp;catid=3&amp;sobi2Id=31"><span>https://agrochemicals.iupac.org/index.php?option=com_sobi2&amp;sobi2Task=sobi2Details&amp;catid=3&amp;sobi2Id=31</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://phys.org/news/2019-02-virus-infested-fungus-chemical-pesticides.html"><span>https://phys.org/news/2019-02-virus-infested-fungus-chemical-pesticides.html</span></a></p> <p><span>Tinder Fungi:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.uab.cat/web/newsroom/news-detail-1345668003610.html?noticiaid=1345754508535"><span>https://www.uab.cat/web/newsroom/news-detail-1345668003610.html?noticiaid=1345754508535</span></a></p> <p><span>Egyptian Medicine:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/10/nyregion/secrets-of-the-mummys-medicine-chest.html"><span>https://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/10/nyregion/secrets-of-the-mummys-medicine-chest.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Fact Off]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Whiskey mold:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18065010"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18065010</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5315285/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5315285/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.wired.com/2011/05/ff-angelsshare/"><span>https://www.wired.com/2011/05/ff-angelsshare/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/78dyqb/kentuckys-whiskey-fungus-problem-is-out-of-control"><span>https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/78dyqb/kentuckys-whiskey-fungus-problem-is-out-of-control</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Plastic-digesting fungus:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/story/fungi-research-lifts-lid-shy-organisms-break-down-plastic"><span>https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/story/fungi-research-lifts-lid-shy-organisms-break-down-plastic</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0202047"><span>https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0202047</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0269749117300295"><span>https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0269749117300295</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://blog.worldagroforestry.org/index.php/2017/09/12/scientists-find-fungus-appetite-plastic-rubbish-dump/"><span>http://blog.worldagroforestry.org/index.php/2017/09/12/scientists-find-fungus-appetite-plastic-rubbish-dump/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Ask the Science Couch]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>“Zombie” ants:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.pnas.org/content/114/47/12590"><span>https://www.pnas.org/content/114/47/12590</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0187170"><span>https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0187170</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3204140/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3204140/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/11/how-the-zombie-fungus-takes-over-ants-bodies-to-control-their-minds/545864/"><span>https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/11/how-the-zombie-fungus-takes-over-ants-bodies-to-control-their-minds/545864/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Butt One More Thing]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Zygomycota:</span></p> <p><a href="https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0003237"><span>https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0003237</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8OAmcUnm4g"><span>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8OAmcUnm4g</span></a></p> <p> </p>
Jul 23, 2019
36 - The Apollo Program
29:55
<p><span>From 1961 to 1972, thousands of scientists, engineers, mathematicians, seamstresses, pilots, and even a child or two worked on the Apollo Program, collaborating to bring humanity to the moon. Today, Tangents celebrates this unparalleled work of collective science and engineering!  </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Truth or Fail]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Golf Club:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/objects-of-intrigue-alan-shepards-golf-club"><span>https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/objects-of-intrigue-alan-shepards-golf-club</span></a><span> </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2018/08/16/why-was-alan-shepard-allowed-to-bring-golf-clubs-to-the-moon/#1d7fe6b67f86"><span>https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2018/08/16/why-was-alan-shepard-allowed-to-bring-golf-clubs-to-the-moon/#1d7fe6b67f86</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Family Photo:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/apollo-16-hidden-family-portrait-on-the-moon-2015-10"><span>https://www.businessinsider.com/apollo-16-hidden-family-portrait-on-the-moon-2015-10</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Ashes: </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/eugene-shoemaker-buried-moon-celestis-nasa"><span>https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/eugene-shoemaker-buried-moon-celestis-nasa</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/sl9/news82.html"><span>https://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/sl9/news82.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Fact Off]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Greg Force: Boy Hero: </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.honeysucklecreek.net/other_stations/guam/index.html"><span>https://www.honeysucklecreek.net/other_stations/guam/index.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/space/07/20/apollo11.irpt/index.html"><span>http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/space/07/20/apollo11.irpt/index.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Spacesuit seamstresses: </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/neil-armstrongs-spacesuit-was-made-by-a-bra-manufacturer-3652414/"><span>https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/neil-armstrongs-spacesuit-was-made-by-a-bra-manufacturer-3652414/</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://mentalfloss.com/article/82726/how-playtex-helped-win-space-race"><span>http://mentalfloss.com/article/82726/how-playtex-helped-win-space-race</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.racked.com/2018/9/5/17771270/spacesuit-girdles-playtex-seamstresses-nasa"><span>https://www.racked.com/2018/9/5/17771270/spacesuit-girdles-playtex-seamstresses-nasa</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://gizmodo.com/how-to-sew-a-spacesuit-5788241"><span>https://gizmodo.com/how-to-sew-a-spacesuit-5788241</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Ask the Science Couch]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Michael Collins lonely: </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2009/jul/HQ_09-164_Collins_statement.html"><span>https://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2009/jul/HQ_09-164_Collins_statement.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.space.com/16971-michael-collins-apollo-11.html"><span>https://www.space.com/16971-michael-collins-apollo-11.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.lpi.usra.edu/lunar/missions/apollo/apollo_11/overview/"><span>https://www.lpi.usra.edu/lunar/missions/apollo/apollo_11/overview/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Butt One More Thing]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Moon poop bacteria:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2019/3/22/18236125/apollo-moon-poop-mars-science"><span>https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2019/3/22/18236125/apollo-moon-poop-mars-science</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p>
Jul 16, 2019
35 - Cancer
30:34
<p>Living things are so full of complicated systems of cells and DNA, that things are bound to go wrong. And sometimes when things go wrong, cancer is the result. Today on Tangents we talk about the causes, health impacts, and potential cures (both real and fake) of cancer. </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Truth or Fail]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Norman Baker</span></p> <p><a href="https://historycollection.co/norman-baker-man-claimed-cure-cancer/"><span>https://historycollection.co/norman-baker-man-claimed-cure-cancer/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Cow War</span></p> <p><a href="https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&amp;httpsredir=1&amp;article=3298&amp;context=iowastate_veterinarian"><span>https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&amp;httpsredir=1&amp;article=3298&amp;context=iowastate_veterinarian</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Animal Testes Transplant</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/4x3p73/early-body-hacking-when-men-got-goat-testicle-grafts-to-boost-their-sex-drive"><span>https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/4x3p73/early-body-hacking-when-men-got-goat-testicle-grafts-to-boost-their-sex-drive</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>The Philosophy of Success Book</span></p> <p><a href="https://archive.org/details/Law_Of_Success_in_16_Lessons"><span>https://archive.org/details/Law_Of_Success_in_16_Lessons</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Fact Off]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Turtle fossil bone cancer:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/02/ridiculously-rare-cancer-found-fossil-leg-turtle-triassic-paleontology/"><span>https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/02/ridiculously-rare-cancer-found-fossil-leg-turtle-triassic-paleontology/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaoncology/article-abstract/2723578"><span>https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaoncology/article-abstract/2723578</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Parasite-human cancer transmission:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2015/p1104-parasite-tumors.html"><span>https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2015/p1104-parasite-tumors.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/tapeworm-spreads-deadly-cancer-to-human/"><span>https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/tapeworm-spreads-deadly-cancer-to-human/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190325110313.htm"><span>https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190325110313.htm</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Ask the Science Couch]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>General:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/infectious-agents/hpv-and-cancer"><span>https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/infectious-agents/hpv-and-cancer</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.popsci.com/transmissible-cancers-animals/"><span>https://www.popsci.com/transmissible-cancers-animals/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Tasmanian devil:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.tcg.vet.cam.ac.uk/about/DFTD"><span>https://www.tcg.vet.cam.ac.uk/about/DFTD</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/onc2009350"><span>https://www.nature.com/articles/onc2009350</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://elifesciences.org/articles/35314"><span>https://elifesciences.org/articles/35314</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Clams:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(15)00243-3"><span>https://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(15)00243-3</span></a><span> </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/nature18599"><span>https://www.nature.com/articles/nature18599</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Butt One More Thing]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Farts &amp; cancer:</span></p> <p><a href="https://time.com/2976464/scientists-say-smelling-farts-might-prevent-cancer/"><span>https://time.com/2976464/scientists-say-smelling-farts-might-prevent-cancer/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://pubs.rsc.org/En/content/articlelanding/2014/md/c3md00323j#!divAbstract"><span>https://pubs.rsc.org/En/content/articlelanding/2014/md/c3md00323j#!divAbstract</span></a></p> <p> </p>
Jul 09, 2019
34 - Natural Disasters
32:45
<p><span>Natural disasters are a fact of life when you live on a giant ball of water, ice, and rock with a gooey magma center that’s hurtling through space… and all the pollution we’re pumping into the environment doesn’t really seem to be helping, either.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Truth or Fail]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Cloud seeding</span></p> <p><a href="https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-935704-30-0_9"><span>https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-935704-30-0_9</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://science.sciencemag.org/content/195/4274/139"><span>https://science.sciencemag.org/content/195/4274/139</span></a><span> </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Absorbent polymer</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/C5d.html"><span>https://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/C5d.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://discovermagazine.com/2002/sep/featrain"><span>http://discovermagazine.com/2002/sep/featrain</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Hail cannon</span></p> <p><a href="https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/pdf/10.1175/1520-0477(1981)062%3C0368%3AHRTFHC%3E2.0.CO%3B2"><span>https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/pdf/10.1175/1520-0477(1981)062%3C0368%3AHRTFHC%3E2.0.CO%3B2</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/volkswagen-hail-cannons-mexico-farmers-draught-2018-8"><span>https://www.businessinsider.com/volkswagen-hail-cannons-mexico-farmers-draught-2018-8</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://books.google.com/books?id=h-ADAAAAMBAJ&amp;pg=PA548&amp;lpg=PA548&amp;dq=%22Popular+Mechanics:+Do+cannons+and+rockets+dispel+hail+storms?&amp;source=bl&amp;ots=RF-TyXdgV1&amp;sig=ACfU3U1HYFvBEgzSLe2GQh-EbGzCBB0oXA&amp;hl=en&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwix9ZuKg-LiAhX_JDQIHU7NDkAQ6AEwAXoECAYQAQ#v=onepage&amp;q=%22Popular%20Mechanics%3A%20Do%20cannons%20and%20rockets%20dispel%20hail%20storms%3F&amp;f=false"><span>https://books.google.com/books?id=h-ADAAAAMBAJ&amp;pg=PA548</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/hail-cannons-the-devices-that-supposedly-blast-away-bad-weather"><span>https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/hail-cannons-the-devices-that-supposedly-blast-away-bad-weather</span></a><span> </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Soot</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/C5b.html"><span>https://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/C5b.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Fact Off]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Year Without a Summer:</span></p> <p><a href="https://scied.ucar.edu/shortcontent/mount-tambora-and-year-without-summer"><span>https://scied.ucar.edu/shortcontent/mount-tambora-and-year-without-summer</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://mentalfloss.com/article/73585/15-facts-about-year-without-summer"><span>http://mentalfloss.com/article/73585/15-facts-about-year-without-summer</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://medium.com/@spencerbaum/the-year-without-summer-and-the-origins-of-frankenstein-13e6884c3ece"><span>https://medium.com/@spencerbaum/the-year-without-summer-and-the-origins-of-frankenstein-13e6884c3ece</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Tae Bo “earthquake:”</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.geek.com/geek-cetera/korean-skyscraper-shakes-from-17-middle-aged-people-doing-tae-bo-1405157/"><span>https://www.geek.com/geek-cetera/korean-skyscraper-shakes-from-17-middle-aged-people-doing-tae-bo-1405157/</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2011/07/117_91209.html"><span>http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2011/07/117_91209.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://mentalfloss.com/article/31349/how-power-literally-rocked-house"><span>http://mentalfloss.com/article/31349/how-power-literally-rocked-house</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Ask the Science Couch]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Glass rain:</span></p> <p><a href="https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/alien-worlds/galaxy-of-horrors/"><span>https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/alien-worlds/galaxy-of-horrors/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Cryovolcanoes: </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/media/cassini-20081215b.html"><span>https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/media/cassini-20081215b.htmL</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nature.com/news/2009/090325/full/news.2009.190.html"><span>https://www.nature.com/news/2009/090325/full/news.2009.190.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Ice quakes on Earth: </span></p> <p><a href="http://climate.missouri.edu/news/arc/mar2014b.php"><span>http://climate.missouri.edu/news/arc/mar2014b.php</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://time.com/5517690/frost-quakes-ice-polar-vortex-sounds/"><span>http://time.com/5517690/frost-quakes-ice-polar-vortex-sounds/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Butt One More Thing]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Hurricane Florence poop:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Hurricane-Florence-Bathed-North-Carolina-in-Raw-Sewage-New-Figures-Show-it-was-Even-Worse-than-we-Thought.html"><span>https://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Hurricane-Florence-Bathed-North-Carolina-in-Raw-Sewage-New-Figures-Show-it-was-Even-Worse-than-we-Thought.html</span></a><span> </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.livescience.com/63625-pig-manure-overflow-hurricane-florence.html"><span>https://www.livescience.com/63625-pig-manure-overflow-hurricane-florence.html</span></a></p> <p><br><br><br></p>
Jul 02, 2019
33 - Fossils with Kallie Moore
30:27
<p><span>Fossils: a profound look into to our Earth’s past… some are beautiful... some are haunting… some are poop! Kallie Moore, host of PBS Eons joins the Tangents crew to talk old stone bones, fraudulent fossils, and a dinosaur so well preserved, we may be able to figure out what its last meal was. </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want more Kallie Moore, check out PBS Eons:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzR-rom72PHN9Zg7RML9EbA"><span>https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzR-rom72PHN9Zg7RML9EbA</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>And if you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Truth or Fail]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Pseudofossils:</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.dmp.wa.gov.au/Pseudofossils-1663.aspx"><span>http://www.dmp.wa.gov.au/Pseudofossils-1663.aspx</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Underwater cave:</span></p> <p><a href="https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/09/pictures/110927-crocodile-fossils-found-underwater-cave/"><span>https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/09/pictures/110927-crocodile-fossils-found-underwater-cave/</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://digitallibrary.amnh.org/bitstream/handle/2246/6440/N3779.pdf?sequence=1&amp;isAllowed=y"><span>http://digitallibrary.amnh.org/bitstream/handle/2246/6440/N3779.pdf?sequence=1&amp;isAllowed=y</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://digitallibrary.amnh.org/handle/2246/6920"><span>http://digitallibrary.amnh.org/handle/2246/6920</span></a><span> </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Picture: </span><a href="https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/09/pictures/110927-crocodile-fossils-found-underwater-cave/#/40959.jpg"><span>https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/09/pictures/110927-crocodile-fossils-found-underwater-cave/#/40959.jpg</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Amber:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/00379271.2010.10697637"><span>https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/00379271.2010.10697637</span></a><span> </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.pnas.org/content/112/32/9961?ijkey=4607330261d2012edc599837b06f71be63ebc148&amp;keytype2=tf_ipsecsha"><span>https://www.pnas.org/content/112/32/9961?ijkey=4607330261d2012edc599837b06f71be63ebc148&amp;keytype2=tf_ipsecsha</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Fact Off]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Opalized fossils: </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/12/exclusive-sparkly-opal-filled-fossils-reveal-new-dinosaur-species-paleontology/"><span>https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/12/exclusive-sparkly-opal-filled-fossils-reveal-new-dinosaur-species-paleontology/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Super preserved Ankylosaur:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/06/dinosaur-nodosaur-fossil-discovery/"><span>https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/06/dinosaur-nodosaur-fossil-discovery/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.livescience.com/65640-opal-dinosaur-herd-bones.html"><span>https://www.livescience.com/65640-opal-dinosaur-herd-bones.html</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p> <p><strong>[Ask the Science Couch]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Zircon:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/10/scientists-may-have-found-earliest-evidence-life-earth"><span>https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/10/scientists-may-have-found-earliest-evidence-life-earth</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/09/news-earth-rocks-sediment-first-life-zircon/"><span>https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/09/news-earth-rocks-sediment-first-life-zircon/</span></a><span> </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Tully monster:</span></p> <p><a href="https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/laelaps/tully-monster-still-a-mystery/"><span>https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/laelaps/tully-monster-still-a-mystery/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.isgs.illinois.edu/outreach/geology-resources/illinois-state-fossil-tullimonstrum-gregarium"><span>https://www.isgs.illinois.edu/outreach/geology-resources/illinois-state-fossil-tullimonstrum-gregarium</span></a><span> </span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Butt One More Thing]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Fake poop:</span></p> <p><a href="https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/07/140729-dinosaur-coprolite-paleontology-dung-fossil-auction/"><span>https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/07/140729-dinosaur-coprolite-paleontology-dung-fossil-auction/</span></a></p> <p><br><br><br></p>
Jun 25, 2019
32 - Communication with Vanessa Hill
32:45
<p><span>Birds singing, dogs barking, computers sending and receiving data, you reading this description: at the end of the day, it’s all communication. This week, we sit down with Vanessa Hill, host of the YouTube channel Braincraft, and do a little communicating about communication!</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want more Vanessa Hill, check out BrainCraft: </span><a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/braincraftvideo"><span>https://www.youtube.com/user/braincraftvideo</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>And if you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Truth or Fail]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Dr. Pear’s Radio Announcer Study:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/blog/radio-and-voice"><span>https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/blog/radio-and-voice</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Fact Off]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Languages &amp; ecological risk:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/426502v1"><span>https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/426502v1</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-09842-2"><span>https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-09842-2</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Evolved antenna:</span></p> <p><a href="https://ti.arc.nasa.gov/m/pub-archive/1244h/1244%20(Hornby).pdf"><span>https://ti.arc.nasa.gov/m/pub-archive/1244h/1244%20(Hornby).pdf</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.genetic-programming.org/gecco2004hc/lohn-paper.pdf"><span>http://www.genetic-programming.org/gecco2004hc/lohn-paper.pdf</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/nmp/st5/ABOUT/about-index.php"><span>https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/nmp/st5/ABOUT/about-index.php</span></a></p> <p><span>Picture of ST5 antenna: </span><a href="https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/nmp/st5/TECHNOLOGY/antenna.html"><span>https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/nmp/st5/TECHNOLOGY/antenna.html</span></a></p> <p><span>Evolution of antenna: </span><a href="https://www.researchgate.net/figure/2-Sequence-of-evolved-antennas-leading-up-to-antenna-ST5-331427_fig2_226537559"><span>https://www.researchgate.net/figure/2-Sequence-of-evolved-antennas-leading-up-to-antenna-ST5-331427_fig2_226537559</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Ask the Science Couch]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Animal communication: </span></p> <p><a href="http://pandora.cii.wwu.edu/vajda/ling201/test1materials/Animalchart.htm"><span>http://pandora.cii.wwu.edu/vajda/ling201/test1materials/Animalchart.htm</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/08/22/chirps-whistles-clicks-do-any-animals-have-a-true-language/?utm_term=.1e218b9e7f00"><span>https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/08/22/chirps-whistles-clicks-do-any-animals-have-a-true-language/?utm_term=.1e218b9e7f00</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.cogs.indiana.edu/spackled/2009readings/Slobodchikoff%202009.PDF"><span>http://www.cogs.indiana.edu/spackled/2009readings/Slobodchikoff%202009.PDF</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1834009/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1834009/</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150512-birds-hold-the-key-to-language"><span>http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150512-birds-hold-the-key-to-language</span></a><span>  </span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Butt One More Thing]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>FRTs:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2003/11/farting-fish-keep-touch"><span>https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2003/11/farting-fish-keep-touch</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/abs/10.1098/rsbl.2003.0107"><span>https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/abs/10.1098/rsbl.2003.0107</span></a></p> <p><br><br><br><br></p>
Jun 18, 2019
31 - Digestion
31:38
<p><span>Everybody eats, and everybody poops, but in between… that’s where the magic happens! This week we’re talking about everyone’s favorite organic method of removing nutrients from food: digestion!</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[The Fashion Couch]</strong></p> <div class="embedded-image" style="max-width: 800px;"><img class="mcePuppyImage" src="https://media.wnyc.org/i/800/611/c/80/2019/06/FashionCOuch.jpg" alt="The Fashion Couch, more like"> <div class="image-metadata"> <div class="image-caption">SciShow Tangents - The Science Couch2</div> <div class="image-credit">(Sam Schultz)</div> </div> </div> <p>  </p> <p><span>And if you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Truth or Fail]</strong></p> <p> <span>Fulmar:</span></p> <p><a href="https://blog.nus.edu.sg/lsm1303student2013/2013/04/11/full-mah-bbbbbbllllaaaaarrrrgggghhhh/"><span>https://blog.nus.edu.sg/lsm1303student2013/2013/04/11/full-mah-bbbbbbllllaaaaarrrrgggghhhh/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Sloth:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencealert.com/this-is-the-horror-that-sloths-have-to-go-through-every-time-they-poop"><span>https://www.sciencealert.com/this-is-the-horror-that-sloths-have-to-go-through-every-time-they-poop</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Platypus: </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/phenomena/2013/12/03/how-the-platypus-and-a-quarter-of-fishes-lost-their-stomachs/?utm_source=reddit.com"><span>https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/phenomena/2013/12/03/how-the-platypus-and-a-quarter-of-fishes-lost-their-stomachs/?utm_source=reddit.com</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Fact Off]</strong></p> <p><span>Esophagus replacement: </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/one-mans-choice-life-without-a-stomach-or-dying-from-stomach-cancer/2017/12/27/f2c05928-ce13-11e7-a1a3-0d1e45a6de3d_story.html?utm_term=.afbf3730f9d2"><span>https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/one-mans-choice-life-without-a-stomach-or-dying-from-stomach-cancer/2017/12/27/f2c05928-ce13-11e7-a1a3-0d1e45a6de3d_story.html?utm_term=.afbf3730f9d2</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5104299/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5104299/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Phytobezoars:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4400622/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4400622/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2673384/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2673384/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/apt.12141"><span>https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/apt.12141</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p> <p><strong>[Ask the Science Couch]</strong> </p> <p><span>Gum composition:</span></p> <p><a href="https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/102/2/e22.long"><span>https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/102/2/e22.long</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://patents.google.com/patent/US6986907B2/en"><span>https://patents.google.com/patent/US6986907B2/en</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://pslc.ws/macrog/pib.htm"><span>https://pslc.ws/macrog/pib.htm</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Swallowed gum:</span></p> <p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/swallowed-gum.html"><span>https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/swallowed-gum.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.vivo.colostate.edu/hbooks/pathphys/digestion/basics/transit.html"><span>http://www.vivo.colostate.edu/hbooks/pathphys/digestion/basics/transit.html</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p> <p><strong>[Butt One More Thing]</strong></p> <p> <span>Everlasting pill: </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.mcgill.ca/oss/article/antimony-metallic-cleanse-middle-ages"><span>https://www.mcgill.ca/oss/article/antimony-metallic-cleanse-middle-ages</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3037053/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3037053/</span></a></p> <p><br><br><br></p>
Jun 11, 2019
30 - Messes with Joe Hanson
34:14
<p><span>Be they big or small, purposeful or accidental, innocuous or potentially-planet-destroying, there is no question that humans are great at making messes and not so great at cleaning them up. </span><a href="https://www.pbs.org/show/hot-mess/"><span>Joe Hanson, host of the PBS channel Hot Mess</span></a><span>, joins us to talk about some of the more notable messes we’ve made, and what, if anything, we can do to be less messy in the future.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out themes for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>And if you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p><br><br></p> <p><strong>[Truth or Fail]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Molasses Disasters:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Boston Molasses Flood:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2019/01/09/the-great-molasses-flood-was-boston-strangest-disaster/VawySumFUf5vKCibM9PLtJ/story.html"><span>https://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2019/01/09/the-great-molasses-flood-was-boston-strangest-disaster/VawySumFUf5vKCibM9PLtJ/story.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/13/130917-molasses-oil-spill-hawaii-honolulu-cleanup/"><span>https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/13/130917-molasses-oil-spill-hawaii-honolulu-cleanup/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/1814-beer-flood-killed-eight-people-180964256/"><span>https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/1814-beer-flood-killed-eight-people-180964256/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.cbsnews.com/news/bourbon-and-smoke/"><span>https://www.cbsnews.com/news/bourbon-and-smoke/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://whiskeyreviewer.com/2016/01/the-biggest-modern-whiskey-disasters-012516/"><span>https://whiskeyreviewer.com/2016/01/the-biggest-modern-whiskey-disasters-012516/</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p> <p><strong>[Fact Off]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Project West Ford:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://history.nasa.gov/SP-4217/ch8.htm"><span>https://history.nasa.gov/SP-4217/ch8.htm</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.wired.com/2013/08/project-west-ford/"><span>https://www.wired.com/2013/08/project-west-ford/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Fatbergs and flushable wipes:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.chemistryworld.com/news/explainer-are-flushable-wet-wipes-really-flushable/1017594.article"><span>https://www.chemistryworld.com/news/explainer-are-flushable-wet-wipes-really-flushable/1017594.article</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/10/are-wet-wipes-wrecking-the-worlds-sewers/504098/"><span>https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/10/are-wet-wipes-wrecking-the-worlds-sewers/504098/</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p> <p><strong>[Ask the Science Couch]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Minerals: </span></p> <p><a href="https://earther.gizmodo.com/the-fossils-of-the-21st-century-1830693850"><span>https://earther.gizmodo.com/the-fossils-of-the-21st-century-1830693850</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://sp.lyellcollection.org/content/early/2013/12/19/SP395.2"><span>https://sp.lyellcollection.org/content/early/2013/12/19/SP395.2</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.fordite.com/history.html"><span>http://www.fordite.com/history.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://carnegiescience.edu/news/first-ever-catalog-208-human-caused-minerals-bolsters-argument-declare-anthropocene-epoch"><span>https://carnegiescience.edu/news/first-ever-catalog-208-human-caused-minerals-bolsters-argument-declare-anthropocene-epoch</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Plastiglomerate:</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.geosociety.org/gsatoday/archive/24/6/article/i1052-5173-24-6-4.htm"><span>http://www.geosociety.org/gsatoday/archive/24/6/article/i1052-5173-24-6-4.htm</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2014/06/rocks-made-plastic-found-hawaiian-beach"><span>https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2014/06/rocks-made-plastic-found-hawaiian-beach</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Butt One More Thing]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Coccyx cuckoo: </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.etymonline.com/word/coccyx"><span>https://www.etymonline.com/word/coccyx</span></a></p>
Jun 04, 2019
29 - Sleep
32:54
<p>So, right off the bat, basically all you need to know about this episode is that Hank sings this week's Science Poem. Beyond that, we delve into the eternal mystery that is 'sleep.' Where do ours dreams come from? How does sleeping help rejuvenate our brains and bodies? Why do some people need less sleep than others? Turns out, no one really knows yet, but it's still fun to talk about!</p> <p> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions!</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>And if you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p>[Truth or Fail]</p> <p> </p> <p><span>Sleeping and Idea Generation:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/05/sleep-creativity-theory/560399/"><span>https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/05/sleep-creativity-theory/560399/</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://mentalfloss.com/article/12763/11-creative-breakthroughs-people-had-their-sleep"><span>http://mentalfloss.com/article/12763/11-creative-breakthroughs-people-had-their-sleep</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/02/08/mendeleev-periodic-table-dream/"><span>https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/02/08/mendeleev-periodic-table-dream/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.inverse.com/article/3696-5-dreams-that-led-to-scientific-breakthroughs"><span>https://www.inverse.com/article/3696-5-dreams-that-led-to-scientific-breakthroughs</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Fact Off]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Auto activation deficit: </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24026624"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24026624</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130911211923.htm"><span>https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130911211923.htm</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Narcolepsy and dogs: </span></p> <p><a href="https://med.stanford.edu/narcolepsy/narcolepsyhistory.html"><span>https://med.stanford.edu/narcolepsy/narcolepsyhistory.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12026-014-8513-4"><span>https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12026-014-8513-4</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3625934/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3625934/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9481825"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9481825</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://med.stanford.edu/content/dam/sm/psychiatry/documents/narcolepsy/latestnews/cell98.pdf"><span>https://med.stanford.edu/content/dam/sm/psychiatry/documents/narcolepsy/latestnews/cell98.pdf</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[Ask the Science Couch]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Naturally short sleepers:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2018/03/410051/scientists-discover-how-gene-mutation-reduces-need-sleep"><span>https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2018/03/410051/scientists-discover-how-gene-mutation-reduces-need-sleep</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.pnas.org/content/115/13/3434.short?rss=1"><span>https://www.pnas.org/content/115/13/3434.short?rss=1</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3589707/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3589707/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Circadian rhythms:</span></p> <p><a href="http://healthysleep.med.harvard.edu/healthy/science/variations/individual-variation-genetics"><span>http://healthysleep.med.harvard.edu/healthy/science/variations/individual-variation-genetics</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/having-this-gene-may-make-some-people-night-owls/"><span>https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/having-this-gene-may-make-some-people-night-owls/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Flies:</span></p> <p><a href="https://journals.plos.org/plosgenetics/article?id=10.1371/journal.pgen.1007098"><span>https://journals.plos.org/plosgenetics/article?id=10.1371/journal.pgen.1007098</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p> <p><span>[Butt One More Thing]</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Dormant butt syndrome:</span></p> <p><a href="https://wexnermedical.osu.edu/blog/your-dormant-butt-might-be-to-blame-for-knee-hip-or-back-pain"><span>https://wexnermedical.osu.edu/blog/your-dormant-butt-might-be-to-blame-for-knee-hip-or-back-pain</span></a></p>
May 28, 2019
28 - Cooking
30:41
<p><span>Every day, billions of people perform vital, life sustaining chemistry right in their homes! Baking, frying, boiling, fermenting… all cooking is science, and the way it weaves into our lives and cultures makes it uniquely fascinating! Join us this week to learn why the heck there’s iodine in your salt, what happens if you forget where in the bog you buried your cask of meat, and why baking a cake at high elevations can be so frustrating!</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>And if you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p><br><br></p> <p><strong>[Truth or Fail]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Hartshorn salt:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.thespruceeats.com/ammonium-carbonate-hartshorn-hirschhornsalz-1446913"><span>https://www.thespruceeats.com/ammonium-carbonate-hartshorn-hirschhornsalz-1446913</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://library.ndsu.edu/grhc/foods/recipe/ammonia.html"><span>https://library.ndsu.edu/grhc/foods/recipe/ammonia.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Bog butter:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.irishtimes.com/news/for-peat-s-safe-bog-butter-unearthed-with-turf-1.583009"><span>https://www.irishtimes.com/news/for-peat-s-safe-bog-butter-unearthed-with-turf-1.583009</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nature.com/news/1998/040315/full/news040315-5.html"><span>https://www.nature.com/news/1998/040315/full/news040315-5.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Turnspit Dog: </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2014/05/13/311127237/turnspit-dogs-the-rise-and-fall-of-the-vernepator-cur"><span>https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2014/05/13/311127237/turnspit-dogs-the-rise-and-fall-of-the-vernepator-cur</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://books.google.com/books?id=FVF_PhTjK7cC&amp;pg=PA316#v=onepage&amp;q&amp;f=false"><span>https://books.google.com/books?id=FVF_PhTjK7cC&amp;pg=PA316#v=onepage&amp;q&amp;f=false</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Fact Off]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Iodine in salt:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.nber.org/papers/w19233"><span>https://www.nber.org/papers/w19233</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Graphene vegetable oil:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-have-turned-cheap-cooking-oil-into-a-material-200-times-stronger-than-steel"><span>https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-have-turned-cheap-cooking-oil-into-a-material-200-times-stronger-than-steel</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14217"><span>https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14217</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Ask the Science Couch]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Cooking at high elevation:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.exploratorium.edu/cooking/icooks/article-3-03.html"><span>https://www.exploratorium.edu/cooking/icooks/article-3-03.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://extension.colostate.edu/docs/pubs/foodnut/p41.pdf"><span>https://extension.colostate.edu/docs/pubs/foodnut/p41.pdf</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.exploratorium.edu/cooking/bread/bread_science.html"><span>https://www.exploratorium.edu/cooking/bread/bread_science.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6098858/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6098858/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Butt One More Thing]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Baby poop sausage:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0309174013005263?via%3Dihub"><span>https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0309174013005263?via%3Dihub</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.livescience.com/43465-baby-poop-sausage-probiotic.html"><span>https://www.livescience.com/43465-baby-poop-sausage-probiotic.html</span></a></p> <p><br><br><br></p>
May 21, 2019
27 - Mars
29:21
<p> </p> <p><span>From countless stories of little green men to colonization plans and endless rover and satellite missions, humans are sort of obsessed with Mars. One of those obsessed humans is Hank Green! This week he finally gets to put all his knowledge about his favorite planet to good use: winning fake points on a game show he made up!</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>And if you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Truth or Fail]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Nikita Kruschev Smash!: </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.ecnmag.com/news/2016/02/spacecraft-week-mars-1m"><span>https://www.ecnmag.com/news/2016/02/spacecraft-week-mars-1m</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://books.google.com/books?id=rgl_C0XrKTUC&amp;pg=PA94&amp;lpg=PA94&amp;dq=nikita+khrushchev+mars+1m+model&amp;source=bl&amp;ots=2QXRrwkMq3&amp;sig=ACfU3U3anUEtPzhvqptkYhidjrQENpTl9A&amp;hl=en&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwi5u-KksJniAhXIl54KHWgjCDoQ6AEwDXoECAYQAQ#v=onepage&amp;q=nikita%20khrushchev%20mars%201m%20model&amp;f=false"><span>https://books.google.com/books?id=rgl_C0XrKTUC&amp;pg=PA94&amp;lpg=PA94&amp;dq=nikita+khrushchev+mars+1m+model&amp;source=bl&amp;ots=2QXRrwkMq3&amp;sig=ACfU3U3anUEtPzhvqptkYhidjrQENpTl9A&amp;hl=en&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwi5u-KksJniAhXIl54KHWgjCDoQ6AEwDXoECAYQAQ#v=onepage&amp;q=nikita%20khrushchev%20mars%201m%20model&amp;f=false</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Spock of Mars:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.cbr.com/tv-legends-revealed-spock-was-originally-supposed-to-have-red-skin/"><span>https://www.cbr.com/tv-legends-revealed-spock-was-originally-supposed-to-have-red-skin/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Mariner 4 Micrometeor:  </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.nasa.gov/vision/universe/watchtheskies/meteor_cloud.html"><span>https://www.nasa.gov/vision/universe/watchtheskies/meteor_cloud.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.caltech.edu/about/news/alone-darkness-mariner-4-mars-50-years-later-47324"><span>https://www.caltech.edu/about/news/alone-darkness-mariner-4-mars-50-years-later-47324</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Fact Off]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>First Image of Mars: </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>The picture: </span><a href="https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA14033"><span>https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA14033</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://gizmodo.com/this-paint-by-numbers-drawing-was-the-very-first-image-1687904838"><span>https://gizmodo.com/this-paint-by-numbers-drawing-was-the-very-first-image-1687904838</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.directedplay.com/first-tv-image-of-mars/"><span>https://www.directedplay.com/first-tv-image-of-mars/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraft/display.action?id=1964-077A"><span>https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraft/display.action?id=1964-077A</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/nasa-jpl-scientists-pieced-together-first-mars-image-2016-5?utm_source=reddit.com"><span>https://www.businessinsider.com/nasa-jpl-scientists-pieced-together-first-mars-image-2016-5?utm_source=reddit.com</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Plutonium-238:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/mbyz4v/scientists-are-automating-plutonium-production-so-nasa-can-explore-deep-space"><span>https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/mbyz4v/scientists-are-automating-plutonium-production-so-nasa-can-explore-deep-space</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/plutonium-production-space-exploration/"><span>https://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/plutonium-production-space-exploration/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.greenwichtime.com/technology/businessinsider/article/NASA-s-deep-space-nuclear-power-crisis-may-soon-13530374.php"><span>https://www.greenwichtime.com/technology/businessinsider/article/NASA-s-deep-space-nuclear-power-crisis-may-soon-13530374.php</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Ask the Science Couch]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Earth tectonics:</span></p> <p><a href="https://geomaps.wr.usgs.gov/parks/pltec/"><span>https://geomaps.wr.usgs.gov/parks/pltec/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/18/science/plate-tectonics-continents-earth.html"><span>https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/18/science/plate-tectonics-continents-earth.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://phys.org/news/2018-09-plate-tectonics-earth.html"><span>https://phys.org/news/2018-09-plate-tectonics-earth.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Mars (lack of) tectonics:</span></p> <p><a href="https://marsed.asu.edu/mep/tectonics"><span>https://marsed.asu.edu/mep/tectonics</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://airandspace.si.edu/exhibitions/exploring-the-planets/online/solar-system/mars/surface/volcanoes/"><span>https://airandspace.si.edu/exhibitions/exploring-the-planets/online/solar-system/mars/surface/volcanoes/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Butt One More Thing]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Poop-eating bacteria:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/02/03/582968023/making-space-food-with-space-poop"><span>https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/02/03/582968023/making-space-food-with-space-poop</span></a></p> <p> </p>
May 14, 2019
26 - Sound
33:49
<p><span>We couldn’t make podcasts without the science of sound. There’s a lot of technology involved in capturing the vibrations we’re making with our vocal folds so that we can share them with the whole Internet! So this week, we’re fine-tuning our knowledge of sound. Do scientists even know why music makes us feel emotions? Is the ocean really as silent as it seems, or are fish partying down there? And how did computer nerds send each other video games and Christmas cards through radio broadcasts? </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out themes for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>And if you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Truth or Fail]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://web.physics.ucsb.edu/~lecturedemonstrations/Composer/Pages/44.51.html"><span>http://web.physics.ucsb.edu/~lecturedemonstrations/Composer/Pages/44.51.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.wired.com/2010/10/the-real-original-remote-control-zenith-space-command/"><span>https://www.wired.com/2010/10/the-real-original-remote-control-zenith-space-command/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://gizmodo.com/what-went-wrong-with-the-first-tv-remotes-390783"><span>https://gizmodo.com/what-went-wrong-with-the-first-tv-remotes-390783</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/10/these-butterflies-boost-their-hearing-unusual-strategy"><span>https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/10/these-butterflies-boost-their-hearing-unusual-strategy</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Fact Off]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Computer program cassettes:</span></p> <p><a href="https://qz.com/emails/quartz-obsession/1156672/"><span>https://qz.com/emails/quartz-obsession/1156672/</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/Audio/tape2.html"><span>http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/Audio/tape2.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://artsites.ucsc.edu/EMS/music/tech_background/TE-16/teces_16.html"><span>http://artsites.ucsc.edu/EMS/music/tech_background/TE-16/teces_16.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/storage/storage_fifty.html"><span>https://www.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/storage/storage_fifty.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://archive.org/stream/byte-magazine-1976-02/1976_02_BYTE_00-06_Color_Graphics#page/n73/mode/1up"><span>https://archive.org/stream/byte-magazine-1976-02/1976_02_BYTE_00-06_Color_Graphics#page/n73/mode/1up</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.retrotechnology.com/restore/cass_data.html"><span>http://www.retrotechnology.com/restore/cass_data.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.kotaku.co.uk/2014/10/13/people-used-download-games-radio"><span>http://www.kotaku.co.uk/2014/10/13/people-used-download-games-radio</span></a></p> <p><span>Mario sprite demo: </span><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrDbnvUK76s"><span>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrDbnvUK76s</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Coral reef sounds:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022098110003345?via%3Dihub"><span>https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022098110003345?via%3Dihub</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2010/7226.html"><span>http://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2010/7226.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://insider.si.edu/2010/10/healthy-coral-reefs-are-noisier/"><span>https://insider.si.edu/2010/10/healthy-coral-reefs-are-noisier/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/4f76/b700cf327dbd93448a7f9432c1ba291f8b89.pdf?_ga=2.144990451.678937569.1556899389-410206069.1556899389"><span>https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/4f76/b700cf327dbd93448a7f9432c1ba291f8b89.pdf?_ga=2.144990451.678937569.1556899389-410206069.1556899389</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Ask the Science Couch]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>General feelings &amp; physiological effects:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.nature.com/news/why-dissonant-music-strikes-the-wrong-chord-in-the-brain-1.11791"><span>https://www.nature.com/news/why-dissonant-music-strikes-the-wrong-chord-in-the-brain-1.11791</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.pnas.org/content/109/48/19858"><span>https://www.pnas.org/content/109/48/19858</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00140130600899104?scroll=top&amp;needAccess=true&amp;journalCode=terg20"><span>https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00140130600899104?scroll=top&amp;needAccess=true&amp;journalCode=terg20</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nature.com/news/neuroaesthetics-is-killing-your-soul-1.12640"><span>https://www.nature.com/news/neuroaesthetics-is-killing-your-soul-1.12640</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Chills:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-look-what-happens-brain-when-music-causes-chills-180959481/"><span>https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-look-what-happens-brain-when-music-causes-chills-180959481/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.wired.com/2011/01/the-neuroscience-of-music/"><span>https://www.wired.com/2011/01/the-neuroscience-of-music/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/nn.2726"><span>https://www.nature.com/articles/nn.2726</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0305735615572358"><span>https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0305735615572358</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Harmony:</span></p> <p><a href="https://arxiv.org/html/1202.4212v1/#sec_2_3_2"><span>https://arxiv.org/html/1202.4212v1/#sec_2_3_2</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20930-why-harmony-pleases-the-brain/"><span>https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20930-why-harmony-pleases-the-brain/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.108103"><span>https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.108103</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Butt One More Thing]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Fart noises:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.menshealth.com/health/a19545944/fart-noises/"><span>https://www.menshealth.com/health/a19545944/fart-noises/</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p>
May 07, 2019
25 - Mutation with Trace Dominguez
33:49
<p><span>This week, we’re joined by Trace Dominguez from the YouTube channel Uno Dos of Trace to talk about genetic mutations! Tiny changes in an organism’s DNA sequence can lead to big variations or absolutely nothing. It’s just a roll of the dice! So what mutations have shown up in modern humans—different bones, livers, or even eyeballs? What is “foreign DNA” and where does it even come from? And can anybody name as many X-Men as Sam? </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out themes for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>And if you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Truth or Fail]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Hypoxia:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencealert.com/indonesian-bajau-genetic-changes-adapt-them-to-aquatic-lifestyle-2"><span>https://www.sciencealert.com/indonesian-bajau-genetic-changes-adapt-them-to-aquatic-lifestyle-2</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Bones:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.the-scientist.com/notebook-old/the-worlds-densest-bones-47155"><span>https://www.the-scientist.com/notebook-old/the-worlds-densest-bones-47155</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmoa013444"><span>https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmoa013444</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28893644"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28893644</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Smoking:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1994-10-17-mn-51362-story.html"><span>https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1994-10-17-mn-51362-story.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Fact Off]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Tetrachromacy:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK10848/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK10848/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://research.ncl.ac.uk/tetrachromacy/thescience/"><span>https://research.ncl.ac.uk/tetrachromacy/thescience/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://link.springer.com/article/10.3758/BF03196159"><span>https://link.springer.com/article/10.3758/BF03196159</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://jov.arvojournals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2191517"><span>https://jov.arvojournals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2191517</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://discovermagazine.com/2012/jul-aug/06-humans-with-super-human-vision"><span>http://discovermagazine.com/2012/jul-aug/06-humans-with-super-human-vision</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://old.post-gazette.com/pg/06256/721190-114.stm"><span>http://old.post-gazette.com/pg/06256/721190-114.stm</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Colchicine and watermelons:</span></p> <p><a href="https://csuvth.colostate.edu/poisonous_plants/Plants/Details/79"><span>https://csuvth.colostate.edu/poisonous_plants/Plants/Details/79</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4656054/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4656054/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://scialert.net/fulltextmobile/?doi=jbs.2013.277.282"><span>https://scialert.net/fulltextmobile/?doi=jbs.2013.277.282</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://naldc.nal.usda.gov/download/CAT71326739/PDF"><span>https://naldc.nal.usda.gov/download/CAT71326739/PDF</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/newsletters/hortupdate/hortupdate_archives/2000/may00/h5may00.html"><span>https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/newsletters/hortupdate/hortupdate_archives/2000/may00/h5may00.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/artful-amoeba/for-plants-polyploidy-is-not-a-four-letter-word/"><span>https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/artful-amoeba/for-plants-polyploidy-is-not-a-four-letter-word/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Ask the Science Couch]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Foreign DNA:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-11/uonc-ahc111815.php"><span>https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-11/uonc-ahc111815.php</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/290835.php"><span>https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/290835.php</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://genomebiology.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13059-015-0607-3"><span>https://genomebiology.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13059-015-0607-3</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rspb.2009.1679"><span>https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rspb.2009.1679</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK7934/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK7934/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6177113/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6177113/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Butt One More Thing]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Beautiful buttocks:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.nature.com/news/2002/020917/full/news020916-3.html"><span>https://www.nature.com/news/2002/020917/full/news020916-3.html</span></a></p>
Apr 30, 2019
24 - Agriculture
34:26
<p><span>A bunch of things are considered agricultural science, from planting crops and raising sheep for wool to food safety and developing fertilizers. This week, we’re skimming the surface of agriculture, with a little detour into animals that sort of farm too. What accidental evolutionary pressures turned weeds into popular crops? Why are seed vaults so important to humanity? And what made Big Mike  basically go extinct, and are we worried about it happening with other crops? (Big Mike is a banana, by the way.)</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out themes for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>And if you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Truth or Fail]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://india.mongabay.com/2018/10/farmer-termites-bury-invaders-alive-to-protect-fungus-farms/"><span>https://india.mongabay.com/2018/10/farmer-termites-bury-invaders-alive-to-protect-fungus-farms/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10886-017-0902-4"><span>https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10886-017-0902-4</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00040-010-0092-3"><span>https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00040-010-0092-3</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0156847"><span>https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0156847</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Fact Off]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Vavilovian mimicry:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/weed-science/article/vavilovian-mimicry-nikolai-vavilov-and-his-littleknown-impact-on-weed-science/1B0263622E208DA4548BF0BCB918F255"><span>https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/weed-science/article/vavilovian-mimicry-nikolai-vavilov-and-his-littleknown-impact-on-weed-science/1B0263622E208DA4548BF0BCB918F255</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF02858881"><span>https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF02858881</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://labs.eeb.utoronto.ca/barrett/pdf/schb_54.pdf"><span>http://labs.eeb.utoronto.ca/barrett/pdf/schb_54.pdf</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1752-4571.2010.00140.x"><span>https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1752-4571.2010.00140.x</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Leningrad seed vault:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21328502-000-lost-treasures-the-soviet-seed-bank/"><span>https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21328502-000-lost-treasures-the-soviet-seed-bank/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-xpm-1992-05-13-9202080144-story.html"><span>https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-xpm-1992-05-13-9202080144-story.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.rbth.com/blogs/2014/05/12/the_men_who_starved_to_death_to_save_the_worlds_seeds_35135"><span>https://www.rbth.com/blogs/2014/05/12/the_men_who_starved_to_death_to_save_the_worlds_seeds_35135</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1992/05/12/soviet-botanists-starved-saving-seeds-for-future/10840121-9058-4c1f-ae7a-22ac16a6f4de/?noredirect=on&amp;utm_term=.f5d042f77aec"><span>https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1992/05/12/soviet-botanists-starved-saving-seeds-for-future/10840121-9058-4c1f-ae7a-22ac16a6f4de/?noredirect=on&amp;utm_term=.f5d042f77aec</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Ask the Science Couch]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Bananas:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/oct/25/banana-farming-danger-cavendish-crop-genetics"><span>https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/oct/25/banana-farming-danger-cavendish-crop-genetics</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/jun/18/scientists-scramble-to-stop-bananas-being-killed-off"><span>https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/jun/18/scientists-scramble-to-stop-bananas-being-killed-off</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2017/12/27/banana-fungus-panama-disease/#.XIgdQFNKhxw"><span>http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2017/12/27/banana-fungus-panama-disease/#.XIgdQFNKhxw</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.apsnet.org/about/newsroom/releases/Pages/03Banana.aspx"><span>https://www.apsnet.org/about/newsroom/releases/Pages/03Banana.aspx</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://fusariumwilt.org/index.php/en/about-fusarium-wilt/"><span>https://fusariumwilt.org/index.php/en/about-fusarium-wilt/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-44712034"><span>https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-44712034</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Butt One More Thing]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Night soil: </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2013/05/07/182010827/is-it-safe-to-use-compost-made-from-treated-human-waste"><span>https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2013/05/07/182010827/is-it-safe-to-use-compost-made-from-treated-human-waste</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p>
Apr 23, 2019
23 - Pregnancy
31:04
<p><span>Pregnancy is, biologically speaking, extremely weird! A pregnant animal’s body goes through so many hormonal and physical changes to make sure a zygote has everything it needs to grow. This week, we’re talking about a few of those things, like why pregnant people get nauseated and other animals might not. So is pseudopregnancy a real thing, or are pandas just tricking zookeepers to get extra treats? Why is there a patent for a birthing machine that looks like a horrible carnival ride? And what the heck is a stone baby? </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out themes for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>And if you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Truth or Fail]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://patents.google.com/patent/US3216423A/en"><span>https://patents.google.com/patent/US3216423A/en</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://dublin.sciencegallery.com/failbetter/apparatusfacilitatingbirthchildcentrifugalforce/"><span>https://dublin.sciencegallery.com/failbetter/apparatusfacilitatingbirthchildcentrifugalforce/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Fact Off]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Panda pseudopregnancy:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.huffpost.com/entry/panda-yuan-yuan-fakes-pregnancy_n_55b99debe4b095423d0dddfe"><span>https://www.huffpost.com/entry/panda-yuan-yuan-fakes-pregnancy_n_55b99debe4b095423d0dddfe</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://news.sina.com.cn/s/2015-07-28/210632155850.shtml"><span>http://news.sina.com.cn/s/2015-07-28/210632155850.shtml</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-23626756"><span>https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-23626756</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://rep.bioscientifica.com/view/journals/rep/138/6/979.xml"><span>https://rep.bioscientifica.com/view/journals/rep/138/6/979.xml</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.livescience.com/6304-perplexing-panda-pseudo-pregnancy-pondered.html"><span>https://www.livescience.com/6304-perplexing-panda-pseudo-pregnancy-pondered.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Lithopedion:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3979976/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3979976/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://alumni.amc.edu/pages/archives/archives---the-stone-baby"><span>https://alumni.amc.edu/pages/archives/archives---the-stone-baby</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://utmb.influuent.utsystem.edu/en/publications/lithopedion-stone-baby"><span>https://utmb.influuent.utsystem.edu/en/publications/lithopedion-stone-baby</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.health.harvard.edu/womens-health/calcium-beyond-the-bones"><span>https://www.health.harvard.edu/womens-health/calcium-beyond-the-bones</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4750627/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4750627/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Ask the Science Couch]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Morning sickness:</span></p> <p><a href="http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2000/05/morning-sickness-protects-mothers-and-their-unborn"><span>http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2000/05/morning-sickness-protects-mothers-and-their-unborn</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3676933/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3676933/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.jstor.org/stable/2664252?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents"><span>https://www.jstor.org/stable/2664252?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.pregnancysicknesssupport.org.uk/resources/literature-review/symptoms-of-nvp-in-animals/"><span>https://www.pregnancysicknesssupport.org.uk/resources/literature-review/symptoms-of-nvp-in-animals/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.livescience.com/32301-do-pregnant-animals-get-morning-sickness.html"><span>https://www.livescience.com/32301-do-pregnant-animals-get-morning-sickness.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Butt One More Thing]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Meconium:</span></p> <p><a href="http://science.sciencemag.org/content/112/2901/150.long"><span>http://science.sciencemag.org/content/112/2901/150.long</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18281199"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18281199</span></a></p>
Apr 16, 2019
22 - Ancient Mega
33:37
<p><span>This week, we’re joined by Blake de Pastino from the YouTube channel PBS Eons to talk about how plants, animals, and geologic events used to be so… huge. There are still blue whales and massive natural disasters, but the days of the Megalodon have passed. So were those big tunnels in South America really dug out by giant ground sloths? Where is the largest impact crater in the Solar System? And did humans really huddle under the skeletal remains of the giant armadillo-like </span><em><span>Glyptodon</span></em><span>? </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out themes for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>And if you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Truth or Fail]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://natural-history.uoregon.edu/collections/web-galleries/saber-toothed-salmon"><span>https://natural-history.uoregon.edu/collections/web-galleries/saber-toothed-salmon</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://cals.arizona.edu/classes/ento596c/topic/session9.html"><span>https://cals.arizona.edu/classes/ento596c/topic/session9.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10420940.2016.1223654?scroll=top&amp;needAccess=true&amp;"><span>https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10420940.2016.1223654?scroll=top&amp;needAccess=true&amp;</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2017/03/28/paleoburrows-south-america/#.XFC3uc9Khxz"><span>http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2017/03/28/paleoburrows-south-america/#.XFC3uc9Khxz</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://revistapesquisa.fapesp.br/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/044_Paleotocas_ING.pdf"><span>http://revistapesquisa.fapesp.br/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/044_Paleotocas_ING.pdf</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Fact Off]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Martian craters:</span></p> <p><a href="https://pubs.usgs.gov/imap/i2782/"><span>https://pubs.usgs.gov/imap/i2782/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2008/jun/HQ_08159_Mars_crater.html"><span>https://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2008/jun/HQ_08159_Mars_crater.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA03796"><span>https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA03796</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://news.mit.edu/2008/solar-systems-biggest-impact-scar-discovered"><span>http://news.mit.edu/2008/solar-systems-biggest-impact-scar-discovered</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/nature07011"><span>https://www.nature.com/articles/nature07011</span></a></p> <p><span>map that Hank references: </span><a href="https://pubs.usgs.gov/imap/i2782/i2782_sh1.pdf"><span>https://pubs.usgs.gov/imap/i2782/i2782_sh1.pdf</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Agulhas slump:</span></p> <p><a href="https://epic.awi.de/id/eprint/20743/1/Uen2009f.pdf"><span>https://epic.awi.de/id/eprint/20743/1/Uen2009f.pdf</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://jgs.lyellcollection.org/content/134/3/293"><span>https://jgs.lyellcollection.org/content/134/3/293</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://books.google.com/books?id=VGpQDom2QWQC&amp;pg=PA222#v=onepage&amp;q&amp;f=false"><span>https://books.google.com/books?id=VGpQDom2QWQC&amp;pg=PA222#v=onepage&amp;q&amp;f=false</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://geology.com/landslides/saidmarreh-landslide.shtml"><span>https://geology.com/landslides/saidmarreh-landslide.shtml</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.jstor.org/stable/30081302?cookieSet=1&amp;seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents"><span>https://www.jstor.org/stable/30081302?cookieSet=1&amp;seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Ask the Science Couch]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Glyptodon carapaces:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/02/ancient-armadillos-grew-big-vw-beetles"><span>https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/02/ancient-armadillos-grew-big-vw-beetles</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://books.google.com/books?id=kUAKgNfiAvoC&amp;pg=PA184#v=onepage&amp;q&amp;f=false"><span>https://books.google.com/books?id=kUAKgNfiAvoC&amp;pg=PA184#v=onepage&amp;q&amp;f=false</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.jstor.org/stable/971990?read-now=1&amp;seq=6#page_scan_tab_contents"><span>https://www.jstor.org/stable/971990?read-now=1&amp;seq=6#page_scan_tab_contents</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1179/2055556315Z.00000000031?journalCode=ypal20"><span>https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1179/2055556315Z.00000000031?journalCode=ypal20</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://books.google.com/books?id=2tk_AAAAYAAJ&amp;pg=PA223&amp;lpg=PA223&amp;dq=%22the+most+plausible+solution+appears+to+be+the+assumption+that+the+carapace%22&amp;source=bl&amp;ots=-LXcE8wZSX&amp;sig=ACfU3U2ibyox6AYv0GS3t1cv9PHj-Mx7dw&amp;hl=en&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjfsofizpPgAhWk8oMKHRfCDicQ6AEwCHoECAIQAQ#v=onepage"><span>https://books.google.com/books?id=2tk_AAAAYAAJ&amp;pg=PA223&amp;lpg=PA223</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Butt One More Thing]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Stegosaurus butt brain misconception:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/the-double-dinosaur-brain-myth-12155823/"><span>https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/the-double-dinosaur-brain-myth-12155823/</span></a></p> <p><br><br><br></p>
Apr 09, 2019
21 - Bats
<p><span>Bats have a bad reputation because of the ones that drink blood or spread disease, but these furry flying critters can be pretty cute! This week, we’re talking about everything from echolocation to weird potential uses for bat poop. Are there really bats with suction cups on their wings or is that just a cool toy idea? What is white nose syndrome and could vaping mushroom compounds… help? And what do you really think about Hank’s Dracula impression? </span> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/scishowtangents" target="_blank">@SciShowTangents</a>, where we’ll tweet out themes for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span> </p> <p><span>And if you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p><strong>[Poem]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-pitcher-plants-call-bats-get-their-poo-180956014/"><span>https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-pitcher-plants-call-bats-get-their-poo-180956014/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rsbl.2010.1141"><span>https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rsbl.2010.1141</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Truth or Fail]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Bats that spend time on the ground:</span></p> <p><a href="http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2005/03/vampire-bats-keep-out-trouble-running-study-shows"><span>http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2005/03/vampire-bats-keep-out-trouble-running-study-shows</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16621953"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16621953</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/blogs/creatura-blog/2018/01/why-fly-when-you-can-shuffle-the-lesser-short-tailed-bat-prefers-the-ground/"><span>https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/blogs/creatura-blog/2018/01/why-fly-when-you-can-shuffle-the-lesser-short-tailed-bat-prefers-the-ground/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Diurnal bats:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2018/11/daytime-bats-help-explain-nocturnal-evolution/"><span>https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2018/11/daytime-bats-help-explain-nocturnal-evolution/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://blogs.plos.org/ecology/2017/06/29/bat-species-found-only-on-islands-in-trouble-worldwide/"><span>https://blogs.plos.org/ecology/2017/06/29/bat-species-found-only-on-islands-in-trouble-worldwide/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/mamm.ahead-of-print/mammalia-2017-0128/mammalia-2017-0128.xml"><span>https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/mamm.ahead-of-print/mammalia-2017-0128/mammalia-2017-0128.xml</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Suction cup bats:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.wired.com/2010/04/how-sucker-winged-bats-hang-on/"><span>https://www.wired.com/2010/04/how-sucker-winged-bats-hang-on/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Fact Off]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Bat &amp; dolphin echolocation:</span></p> <p><a href="https://evolutionnews.org/2012/05/tangling_the_tr/"><span>https://evolutionnews.org/2012/05/tangling_the_tr/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2010/01/hear-bats-and-whales-share-sonar-protein"><span>https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2010/01/hear-bats-and-whales-share-sonar-protein</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(09)02073-9"><span>https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(09)02073-9</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/nature12511"><span>https://www.nature.com/articles/nature12511</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/refined-fine-tuned-placental-mammal-family-tree/"><span>https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/refined-fine-tuned-placental-mammal-family-tree/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Moth echolocation blocker:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2009/07/moths-block-bats-sonar"><span>https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2009/07/moths-block-bats-sonar</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://science.sciencemag.org/content/325/5938/325?keytype=ref&amp;siteid=sci&amp;ijkey=GbDjRlkoHfRnY"><span>http://science.sciencemag.org/content/325/5938/325?keytype=ref&amp;siteid=sci&amp;ijkey=GbDjRlkoHfRnY</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/phenomena/2009/07/17/tiger-moths-jam-the-sonar-of-bats/"><span>https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/phenomena/2009/07/17/tiger-moths-jam-the-sonar-of-bats/</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://jeb.biologists.org/content/214/14/2416"><span>http://jeb.biologists.org/content/214/14/2416</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Ask the Science Couch]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>White-nose syndrome:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/bat_crisis_white-nose_syndrome/Q_and_A.html"><span>https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/bat_crisis_white-nose_syndrome/Q_and_A.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.whitenosesyndrome.org/static-page/what-is-white-nose-syndrome"><span>https://www.whitenosesyndrome.org/static-page/what-is-white-nose-syndrome</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-bats-could-bounce-back-devastating-white-nose-syndrome-180969378/"><span>https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-bats-could-bounce-back-devastating-white-nose-syndrome-180969378/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-02441-z"><span>https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-02441-z</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.mdpi.com/2309-608X/4/2/48"><span>https://www.mdpi.com/2309-608X/4/2/48</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Butt One More Thing]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Bat guano gunpowder:</span></p> <p><a href="https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/dkc09"><span>https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/dkc09</span></a></p>
Apr 02, 2019
20 - Charles Darwin
32:31
<p><span>You might know him from his greatest hits: natural selection, Galápagos finches, and eating lots of the animals he studied… it’s Charles Darwin! This week, we’re talking about this famous biologist and some of the weirder science he did. What kind of books did he write after he published </span><em><span>On the Origin of Species</span></em><span>? Why was he so disgusted by fish spitting out seeds? And was it normal to write a letter to a scientist friend and ask detailed questions about barnacle sex?</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out themes for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>And if you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Truth or Fail]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/4x38gj/darwins-monsters-parasitoid-wasps"><span>https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/4x38gj/darwins-monsters-parasitoid-wasps</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://books.google.com/books?id=lIcoAQAAMAAJ&amp;pg=PA179&amp;lpg=PA179&amp;dq=charles+darwin+eyebrows&amp;source=bl&amp;ots=YrNkw9VczZ&amp;sig=ACfU3U06m2pYFahEfpPveHOyT8auD0ZeXw&amp;hl=en&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwivsMeU4LvgAhUbJzQIHUaoA5wQ6AEwFXoECAgQAQ#v=onepage&amp;q=charles%20darwin%20eyebrows&amp;f=false"><span>https://books.google.com/books?id=lIcoAQAAMAAJ&amp;pg=PA179&amp;lpg=PA179&amp;dq=charles+darwin+eyebrows&amp;source=bl&amp;ots=YrNkw9VczZ&amp;sig=ACfU3U06m2pYFahEfpPveHOyT8auD0ZeXw&amp;hl=en&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwivsMeU4LvgAhUbJzQIHUaoA5wQ6AEwFXoECAgQAQ#v=onepage&amp;q=charles%20darwin%20eyebrows&amp;f=false</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Fact Off]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Seeds &amp; fish:</span></p> <p><a href="http://darwin-online.org.uk/content/frameset?itemID=F1683&amp;viewtype=text&amp;pageseq=1"><span>http://darwin-online.org.uk/content/frameset?itemID=F1683&amp;viewtype=text&amp;pageseq=1</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-1681.xml"><span>https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-1681.xml</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2017/11/17/darwin-bird-vomit/#.XBlv3c9Khxw"><span>http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2017/11/17/darwin-bird-vomit/#.XBlv3c9Khxw</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://academic.oup.com/botlinnean/article/161/1/20/2418329"><span>https://academic.oup.com/botlinnean/article/161/1/20/2418329</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Barnacles: </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3574338/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3574338/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://academic.oup.com/icb/article/56/4/728/2198193"><span>https://academic.oup.com/icb/article/56/4/728/2198193</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Ask the Science Couch]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Darwin’s understanding vs. ours:</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/earth/story/20141017-how-flowers-conquered-the-world"><span>http://www.bbc.co.uk/earth/story/20141017-how-flowers-conquered-the-world</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/what-darwin-didnt-know-45637001/"><span>https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/what-darwin-didnt-know-45637001/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.wired.com/2014/12/fantastically-wrong-thing-evolution-darwin-really-screwed/"><span>https://www.wired.com/2014/12/fantastically-wrong-thing-evolution-darwin-really-screwed/</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.esp.org/books/darwin/variation/facsimile/contents/darwin-variation-chap-27-i.pdf"><span>http://www.esp.org/books/darwin/variation/facsimile/contents/darwin-variation-chap-27-i.pdf</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.blc.arizona.edu/courses/schaffer/449/Soft%20Inhertance/Geison%20-%20Pangenesis.pdf"><span>http://www.blc.arizona.edu/courses/schaffer/449/Soft%20Inhertance/Geison%20-%20Pangenesis.pdf</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Butt One More Thing]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Darwin bark spider:</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20151126-the-worlds-biggest-spider-web-can-span-an-entire-river"><span>http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20151126-the-worlds-biggest-spider-web-can-span-an-entire-river</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0011234"><span>https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0011234</span></a></p>
Mar 26, 2019
19 - Timekeeping
32:54
<p><span>If you think about it, we’re all time travelers moving forward at one second per second… right? This week, we try really hard to define time, get sort of existential about it, and then talk about the science of timekeeping, from circadian rhythms to weird mechanical clocks. What happens to someone’s sense of time if you put them in a big bunker locked away from the outside world? How did we decide there would be 60 seconds in a minute, and did we ever try to measure time with a decimal system? And if a human were to instantaneously dissolve into a pile of goo because their time was up, what would it sound like? </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Truth or Fail]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://mechanism.ucsd.edu/teaching/F11/philbiology2011/aschoff.circadianrhythmsinman.1965.pdf"><span>https://mechanism.ucsd.edu/teaching/F11/philbiology2011/aschoff.circadianrhythmsinman.1965.pdf</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.mpg.de/943613/S003_Flashback_060_061.pdf"><span>https://www.mpg.de/943613/S003_Flashback_060_061.pdf</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/science-obituaries/6216073/Maurizio-Montalbini.html"><span>https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/science-obituaries/6216073/Maurizio-Montalbini.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Fact Off]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Music &amp; walking:</span></p> <p><a href="https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0067932"><span>https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0067932</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130710182938.htm"><span>https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130710182938.htm</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Castle Clock: </span></p> <p><a href="http://muslimheritage.com/article/al-jazari%E2%80%99s-castle-water-clock-analysis-its-components-and-functioning"><span>http://muslimheritage.com/article/al-jazari%E2%80%99s-castle-water-clock-analysis-its-components-and-functioning</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/al-jazari-s-book-of-knowledge-of-ingenious-mechanical-devices-the-castle-water-clock/DgF6LT4UYXvU4A"><span>https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/al-jazari-s-book-of-knowledge-of-ingenious-mechanical-devices-the-castle-water-clock/DgF6LT4UYXvU4A</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ee.columbia.edu/not-your-father%E2%80%99s-analog-computer-professor-yannis-tsividis"><span>https://www.ee.columbia.edu/not-your-father%E2%80%99s-analog-computer-professor-yannis-tsividis</span></a></p> <p><span>Animation: </span><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz7soHvy-Pw"><span>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz7soHvy-Pw</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Ask the Science Couch]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>60 seconds/minutes:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/notesandqueries/query/0,5753,-1487,00.html"><span>https://www.theguardian.com/notesandqueries/query/0,5753,-1487,00.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://curious.astro.cornell.edu/161-our-solar-system/the-earth/day-night-cycle/761-why-is-a-day-divided-into-24-hours-intermediate"><span>http://curious.astro.cornell.edu/161-our-solar-system/the-earth/day-night-cycle/761-why-is-a-day-divided-into-24-hours-intermediate</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://gizmodo.com/why-there-are-24-hours-in-a-day-5926491"><span>https://gizmodo.com/why-there-are-24-hours-in-a-day-5926491</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://mentalfloss.com/article/32127/decimal-time-how-french-made-10-hour-day"><span>http://mentalfloss.com/article/32127/decimal-time-how-french-made-10-hour-day</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Butt One More Thing]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Speed of poop:</span></p> <p><a href="https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/04/speed-of-poop-big-or-small-mammals-drop-a-deuce-in-12-secs-study-finds/"><span>https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/04/speed-of-poop-big-or-small-mammals-drop-a-deuce-in-12-secs-study-finds/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2017/sm/c6sm02795d/unauth#!divAbstract"><span>https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2017/sm/c6sm02795d/unauth#!divAbstract</span></a></p>
Mar 19, 2019
18 - Giant Rodents
32:32
<p><span>When can you start calling a rodent “giant?” When it’s twice the average size of its species? When you’re not grossed out by it? When it could be a mascot for a family fun center? We don’t really have a precise answer to that… but this week, we’re exploring the science of big ol’ rodents! Turns out, giant rodents have shaped the environment in lots of ways, from ancient megafauna stomping through South American wetlands to beavers affecting the climate. And even though they sound kind of scary, giant rats might be able to save human lives. But the real question is: what’s up with capybara anal pouches?</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Truth or Fail]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://news.northwestern.edu/stories/2015/02/making-teeth-tough-beavers-show-way-to-improve-our-enamel-"><span>https://news.northwestern.edu/stories/2015/02/making-teeth-tough-beavers-show-way-to-improve-our-enamel-</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.sci-news.com/biology/science-biswamoyopterus-laoensis-new-species-flying-squirrel-laos-01361.html"><span>http://www.sci-news.com/biology/science-biswamoyopterus-laoensis-new-species-flying-squirrel-laos-01361.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.apopo.info/en/tuberculosis-detection/projects"><span>https://www.apopo.info/en/tuberculosis-detection/projects</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.treatmentactiongroup.org/tb/background"><span>http://www.treatmentactiongroup.org/tb/background</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/feb/23/rats-who-sniff-out-tubersulosis"><span>https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/feb/23/rats-who-sniff-out-tubersulosis</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140816-rats-tuberculosis-smell-disease-health-animals-world/"><span>https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140816-rats-tuberculosis-smell-disease-health-animals-world/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Fact Off]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Hippos &amp; biggest rodent:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn13188-one-tonne-rodent-discovered-in-south-america/"><span>https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn13188-one-tonne-rodent-discovered-in-south-america/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://phys.org/news/2015-02-giant-rodent-incisors-tusks.html"><span>https://phys.org/news/2015-02-giant-rodent-incisors-tusks.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2018/09/colombia-cocaine-hippos-rewilding-experiment-news/"><span>https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2018/09/colombia-cocaine-hippos-rewilding-experiment-news/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2530064417300810"><span>https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2530064417300810</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Beavers &amp; carbon emissions:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-08/uoh-bha082918.php"><span>https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-08/uoh-bha082918.php</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2013/07/what-role-do-beavers-play-climate-change"><span>https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2013/07/what-role-do-beavers-play-climate-change</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13280-014-0575-y"><span>https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13280-014-0575-y</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Ask the Science Couch]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Gigantism:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-king-kong-should-have-been-blue-whale-180962603/"><span>https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-king-kong-should-have-been-blue-whale-180962603/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/482008d"><span>https://www.nature.com/articles/482008d</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/05/120521-killer-mice-birds-gough-island-endangered-animals-science/"><span>https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/05/120521-killer-mice-birds-gough-island-endangered-animals-science/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://zslpublications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1469-1795.2012.00534.x"><span>https://zslpublications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1469-1795.2012.00534.x</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4358651/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4358651/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Butt One More Thing]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Capybara anal pouches:</span></p> <p><a href="https://zslpublications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.1469-7998.1984.tb05087.x"><span>https://zslpublications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.1469-7998.1984.tb05087.x</span></a></p> <p> </p>
Mar 12, 2019
17 - Celebrity Science with Elah Feder
45:20
<p><span>For our very first live show at PodCon 2, we were joined by Elah Feder, the co-host and producer of the podcast Undiscovered! Podcasting on a stage with a live audience meant we really had to bring our A-game, so we swapped stories of famous actors, politicians, and other celebrities who also dabbled in science. What did Julia Child help cook up for a wartime U.S. intelligence agency? When he wasn’t being a rock star, why was Brian May studying starlight? And how did someone who signed the Declaration of Independence give Lewis and Clark’s diarrhea? </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Truth or Fail]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://ancientolympics.arts.kuleuven.be/eng/TC003EN.html"><span>http://ancientolympics.arts.kuleuven.be/eng/TC003EN.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/old-world-high-tech-141284744/"><span>https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/old-world-high-tech-141284744/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Fact Off]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Julia Child:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.cia.gov/news-information/featured-story-archive/2015-featured-story-archive/shark-repellent.html"><span>https://www.cia.gov/news-information/featured-story-archive/2015-featured-story-archive/shark-repellent.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://appliedecology.cals.ncsu.edu/absci/wp-content/uploads/Stroud-et-al-2014.pdf"><span>https://appliedecology.cals.ncsu.edu/absci/wp-content/uploads/Stroud-et-al-2014.pdf</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/4935"><span>https://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/4935</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://faculty.washington.edu/sisneros/Sisneros%20and%20Nelson%202001.pdf"><span>https://faculty.washington.edu/sisneros/Sisneros%20and%20Nelson%202001.pdf</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Zeppo Marx: </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2010/10/celebrity-invention-zeppo-marxs-heart-rate-monitor-and-heating-pad/64261/"><span>https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2010/10/celebrity-invention-zeppo-marxs-heart-rate-monitor-and-heating-pad/64261/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://patents.google.com/patent/US3426747"><span>https://patents.google.com/patent/US3426747</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://patents.google.com/patent/US2590026"><span>https://patents.google.com/patent/US2590026</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/oldies-amp-oddities-zeppos-gizmo-729132/"><span>https://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/oldies-amp-oddities-zeppos-gizmo-729132/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Ask the Science Couch]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Brian May’s thesis: </span></p> <p><a href="https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/295744.pdf"><span>https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/295744.pdf</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.space.com/5692-queen-guitarist-publishes-astrophysics-thesis.html"><span>https://www.space.com/5692-queen-guitarist-publishes-astrophysics-thesis.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/cosmic_classroom/cosmic_reference/zodydust.html"><span>http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/cosmic_classroom/cosmic_reference/zodydust.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1994IAUS..160..127D"><span>http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1994IAUS..160..127D</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Butt One More Thing]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Dr. Rush’s Bilious Pills:</span></p> <p><a href="https://io9.gizmodo.com/archaeologists-tracked-lewis-and-clark-by-following-the-1727887223"><span>https://io9.gizmodo.com/archaeologists-tracked-lewis-and-clark-by-following-the-1727887223</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nps.gov/jeff/learn/historyculture/medrush.htm"><span>https://www.nps.gov/jeff/learn/historyculture/medrush.htm</span></a></p>
Mar 05, 2019
16 - Bees
31:38
<p><span>Do you ever just wonder, “are the bees doing okay?” They’re so important to our food industry and native ecosystems, and every couple of years it seems like something horribly bad is happening to them. So this week, we’re taking a look at the fascinating lives and deaths of bees! Can they recognize human faces or understand the concept of zero? Why are blister beetles mimicking sexy bee pheromones? And what do nightclubs and honeybee hives have in common? </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Poem]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/03/120316-hot-bee-balls-hornets-insects-brains-animals-science/"><span>https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/03/120316-hot-bee-balls-hornets-insects-brains-animals-science/</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://jeb.biologists.org/content/jexbio/206/2/353.full.pdf"><span>http://jeb.biologists.org/content/jexbio/206/2/353.full.pdf</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Truth or Fail]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0184343"><span>https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0184343</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://science.sciencemag.org/content/360/6393/1124"><span>http://science.sciencemag.org/content/360/6393/1124</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/insects-recognize-faces-using-processing-mechanism-similar-to-that-of-humans/"><span>https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/insects-recognize-faces-using-processing-mechanism-similar-to-that-of-humans/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Fact Off]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Blister beetles &amp; ground bees: </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.pnas.org/content/115/39/9756"><span>https://www.pnas.org/content/115/39/9756</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2018/09/bees-blister-beetles-evolution-parasites-pheromones-news/"><span>https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2018/09/bees-blister-beetles-evolution-parasites-pheromones-news/</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://entomology.ucdavis.edu/News/How_Blister_Beetle_Nest_Parasites_Cooperate_to_Mimic_the_Sex_Pheromone_of_a_Solitary_Bee/"><span>http://entomology.ucdavis.edu/News/How_Blister_Beetle_Nest_Parasites_Cooperate_to_Mimic_the_Sex_Pheromone_of_a_Solitary_Bee/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Drunk bees:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/science/2001/dec/13/research.highereducation1"><span>https://www.theguardian.com/science/2001/dec/13/research.highereducation1</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22-boozing-bees/"><span>https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22-boozing-bees/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0741832905001497"><span>https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0741832905001497</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1074742708001433"><span>https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1074742708001433</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S002219100600165X"><span>https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S002219100600165X</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Ask the Science Couch]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>CCD: </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.epa.gov/pollinator-protection/colony-collapse-disorder"><span>https://www.epa.gov/pollinator-protection/colony-collapse-disorder</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Glyphosate:</span></p> <p><a href="http://jeb.biologists.org/content/218/17/2799"><span>http://jeb.biologists.org/content/218/17/2799</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.glyphosate.eu/glyphosate-mechanism-action"><span>https://www.glyphosate.eu/glyphosate-mechanism-action</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.pnas.org/content/115/41/10305"><span>https://www.pnas.org/content/115/41/10305</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Native bees:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.wired.com/2015/04/youre-worrying-wrong-bees/"><span>https://www.wired.com/2015/04/youre-worrying-wrong-bees/</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.xerces.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Xerces_policy_statement_HB_Final.pdf"><span>http://www.xerces.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Xerces_policy_statement_HB_Final.pdf</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5722319/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5722319/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Butt One More Thing]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Isopentyl acetate:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.extension.entm.purdue.edu/beehive/pdf/Breed_et_al.pdf"><span>https://www.extension.entm.purdue.edu/beehive/pdf/Breed_et_al.pdf</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/isoamyl_acetate#section=Top"><span>https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/isoamyl_acetate#section=Top</span></a></p> <p> </p>
Feb 26, 2019
15 - Artificial Intelligence
36:38
<p><span>We’ve all heard about “The Algorithms” that affect our lives, making decisions for and about us. And artificial intelligence systems are recommending podcasts, picking out targeted ads, and playing games against humans every single day. This week, we’re going to skim the surface of AI and chat about everything from Siri to personality prediction software. How are these tools used to help the world, or are we mostly heading toward a dystopian future? What’s the Turing test and is it even a useful measure of artificial intelligence? And if a poem is written with software… is it really art? (We don’t know either.)</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Poem]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://janusnode.com/"><span>http://janusnode.com/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Truth or Fail]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-ai-vs-siri-vs-bing-iq-tests-show-one-is-smartest-by-a-mile/"><span>https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-ai-vs-siri-vs-bing-iq-tests-show-one-is-smartest-by-a-mile/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://arxiv.org/abs/1709.10242"><span>https://arxiv.org/abs/1709.10242</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-38390798"><span>https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-38390798</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Fact Off]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Anti-poaching:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-ai-camera-helps-conservationists-spot-elephant-poachers-180971180/"><span>https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-ai-camera-helps-conservationists-spot-elephant-poachers-180971180/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.inverse.com/article/52203-ai-camera-poacher-watch"><span>https://www.inverse.com/article/52203-ai-camera-poacher-watch</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.inverse.com/article/48043-paul-allen-makes-amends-with-coral-reefs-with-artificial-intelligence-research"><span>https://www.inverse.com/article/48043-paul-allen-makes-amends-with-coral-reefs-with-artificial-intelligence-research</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Eye tracking:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnhum.2018.00105/full?utm_source=FWEB&amp;utm_medium=NBLOG&amp;utm_campaign=ECO_FNHUM_personality-eye-movements"><span>https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnhum.2018.00105/full</span></a></p> <p><span>http://www.unisa.edu.au/Media-Centre/Releases/2018/Artificial-intelligence-can-predict-your-personality-simply-by-tracking-your-eyes/#.W1rI5cJ9ifk</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Ask the Science Couch]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Turing test:</span></p> <p><a href="https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/turing-test/"><span>https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/turing-test/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20865-software-tricks-people-into-thinking-it-is-human/"><span>https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20865-software-tricks-people-into-thinking-it-is-human/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/turing-test-measures-something-but-not-intelligence-180951702/"><span>https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/turing-test-measures-something-but-not-intelligence-180951702/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.wired.com/2012/06/flawed-turing-test/"><span>https://www.wired.com/2012/06/flawed-turing-test/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/09/scientists-disagree-over-whether-turing-test-has-been-passed"><span>https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/09/scientists-disagree-over-whether-turing-test-has-been-passed</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Butt One More Thing]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Artificial anus:</span></p> <p><a href="https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/5655776"><span>https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/5655776</span></a></p> <p> </p>
Feb 19, 2019
14 - The Sun with Caitlin Hofmeister
31:26
<p><span>This week, our producer Caitlin Hofmeister is joining the pod to talk about the Sun, and lending her expertise as a host of the YouTube channel SciShow Space. The Sun affects pretty much everything we do here on Earth, from our weather to our technology. So what schemes have scientists been cooking up to shield the Earth from the Sun? How have solar flares affected humans… and should we be afraid of them? And is “Guy” really a good nickname, or is this star more special than that? </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Definition]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/~pberlind/atlas/htmls/note.html"><span>https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/~pberlind/atlas/htmls/note.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/Tables/suncomp.html"><span>http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/Tables/suncomp.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Truth or Fail]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/news-blog/geoengineering-solution-no-9-the-fl-2008-09-08/"><span>https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/news-blog/geoengineering-solution-no-9-the-fl-2008-09-08/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/geoengineering-holds-promise-but-the-technology-needs-work/"><span>https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/geoengineering-holds-promise-but-the-technology-needs-work/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/blocking-the-sun-is-no-plan-b-for-global-warming/"><span>https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/blocking-the-sun-is-no-plan-b-for-global-warming/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/apr/05/scientists-suggest-giant-sunshade-in-sky-could-solve-global-warming"><span>https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/apr/05/scientists-suggest-giant-sunshade-in-sky-could-solve-global-warming</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20160425-how-a-giant-space-umbrella-could-stop-global-warming"><span>http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20160425-how-a-giant-space-umbrella-could-stop-global-warming</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-11/uoa-ssm110306.php"><span>https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-11/uoa-ssm110306.php</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Fact Off]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Ocean mines:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencealert.com/the-sun-may-have-detonated-dozens-of-us-sea-mines-uncovered-navy-documents-reveal"><span>https://www.sciencealert.com/the-sun-may-have-detonated-dozens-of-us-sea-mines-uncovered-navy-documents-reveal</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://vva.vietnam.ttu.edu/repositories/2/digital_objects/83295"><span>https://vva.vietnam.ttu.edu/repositories/2/digital_objects/83295</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2018SW002024"><span>https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2018SW002024</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WAMUS_Mines.php#Vietnam_War_%22Destructor%22_Mines"><span>http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WAMUS_Mines.php#Vietnam_War_%22Destructor%22_Mines</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.navweaps.com/index_tech/tech-068.php#Magnetic_Mines"><span>http://www.navweaps.com/index_tech/tech-068.php#Magnetic_Mines</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>2012 solar storm:</span></p> <p><a href="https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2014/23jul_superstorm"><span>https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2014/23jul_superstorm</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/no-earth-wasn-t-nearly-destroyed-by-a-2012-solar-storm/"><span>https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/no-earth-wasn-t-nearly-destroyed-by-a-2012-solar-storm/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://slate.com/technology/2014/08/solar-storm-a-massive-2012-cme-just-missed-the-earth.html"><span>https://slate.com/technology/2014/08/solar-storm-a-massive-2012-cme-just-missed-the-earth.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Ask the Science Couch]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Sun atmosphere:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/iris/multimedia/layerzoo.html"><span>https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/iris/multimedia/layerzoo.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.space.com/17160-sun-atmosphere.html"><span>https://www.space.com/17160-sun-atmosphere.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/science/objects/sun1.html"><span>https://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/science/objects/sun1.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Butt One More Thing]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>The Solar Anus:</span></p> <p><a href="https://newprairiepress.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&amp;httpsredir=1&amp;article=1507&amp;context=sttcl"><span>https://newprairiepress.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&amp;httpsredir=1&amp;article=1507&amp;context=sttcl</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/georges-bataille-the-solar-anus"><span>https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/georges-bataille-the-solar-anus</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p>
Feb 12, 2019
13 - Stimulants
32:46
<p><span>Are you one of those people who doesn’t feel awake until you have caffeine coursing through your bloodstream? Well, you can choose to ingest some chemical stimulants, but they’re also something your body makes! Just think about the adrenaline rush before a public speech. This week, we’re going to dig into what science </span><em><span>actually</span></em><span> says about caffeine and dehydration. Why did some people try to ban coffee, and how dangerous was the pick-me-up given to some Antarctic explorers? And why the heck did researchers think gerbils could help with airport security?</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Truth or Fail]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://mentalfloss.com/article/12662/5-historical-attempts-ban-coffee"><span>http://mentalfloss.com/article/12662/5-historical-attempts-ban-coffee</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://mentalfloss.com/article/563778/time-coffee-was-banned-prussia"><span>http://mentalfloss.com/article/563778/time-coffee-was-banned-prussia</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.thelocal.se/20180702/why-coffee-was-banned-in-sweden-five-times"><span>https://www.thelocal.se/20180702/why-coffee-was-banned-in-sweden-five-times</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www2.linnaeus.uu.se/online/pharm/kaffete.html"><span>http://www2.linnaeus.uu.se/online/pharm/kaffete.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://books.google.com/books?id=YdpL2YCGLVYC&amp;pg=PA93"><span>https://books.google.com/books?id=YdpL2YCGLVYC&amp;pg=PA93</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.catholicgentleman.net/2014/04/blessed-beans-how-the-pope-baptized-coffee/"><span>https://www.catholicgentleman.net/2014/04/blessed-beans-how-the-pope-baptized-coffee/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Fact Off]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Gerbils:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2001/jun/30/highereducation.biologicalscience"><span>https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2001/jun/30/highereducation.biologicalscience</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk/1415469.stm"><span>http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk/1415469.stm</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://books.google.com/books?id=pyv7UIBojboC&amp;pg=PA183&amp;lpg=PA183&amp;dq=Royal+Canadian+Mounted+Police+gerbil+adrenaline+sweat&amp;source=bl&amp;ots=cm7NFQHSFU&amp;sig=ACfU3U31su1gt-oIajVGekv-R942WmzQZQ&amp;hl=en&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjQt-De14fgAhWHo4MKHW4GC6oQ6AEwB3oECAUQAQ#v=onepage&amp;q=Royal%20Canadian%20Mounted%20Police%20gerbil%20adrenaline%20sweat&amp;f=false"><span>https://books.google.com/books?id=pyv7UIBojboC&amp;pg=PA183&amp;lpg=PA183</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Forced March:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2810%2962153-8/fulltext"><span>https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2810%2962153-8/fulltext</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://granta.com/shackletons-medical-kit/"><span>https://granta.com/shackletons-medical-kit/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2012/09/27/161881513/cocaine-for-snowblindness-what-polar-explorers-packed-for-first-aid"><span>https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2012/09/27/161881513/cocaine-for-snowblindness-what-polar-explorers-packed-for-first-aid</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1279970/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1279970/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Ask the Science Couch]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Dehydration:</span></p> <p><a href="http://jpet.aspetjournals.org/content/33/2/167"><span>http://jpet.aspetjournals.org/content/33/2/167</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12187618"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12187618</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/640f/49f096f9a01e2c3ef103945a39830a12cd5c.pdf"><span>https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/640f/49f096f9a01e2c3ef103945a39830a12cd5c.pdf</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/04/health/nutrition/04real.html?_r=2"><span>https://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/04/health/nutrition/04real.html?_r=2</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Butt One More Thing]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Civet poop coffee:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/kopi-luwak-cat-poop-worlds-most-expensive-coffee-taste-test-2018-11"><span>https://www.businessinsider.com/kopi-luwak-cat-poop-worlds-most-expensive-coffee-taste-test-2018-11</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.britannica.com/topic/Kopi-Luwak"><span>https://www.britannica.com/topic/Kopi-Luwak</span></a></p> <p> </p>
Feb 05, 2019
12 - Flight
33:15
<p><span>At some point, we’ve all probably looked up at birds and wished we could fly. And some curious people took that wish and did science! From the biology of flying animals to machines that help humans take to the skies, this week, we’re exploring the science of flight. Why do we travel by plane instead of floating on airships? How long can some birds fly before landing? And what else do they get up to in midair… eating? ...sex? ...sleeping? </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Truth or Fail]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://newspaperarchive.com/englewood-sun-sep-14-2001-p-9/"><span>https://newspaperarchive.com/englewood-sun-sep-14-2001-p-9/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/only-one-place-was-allowed-to-take-off-after-flights-were-grounded-on-sept-11-2011-2011-9"><span>https://www.businessinsider.com/only-one-place-was-allowed-to-take-off-after-flights-were-grounded-on-sept-11-2011-2011-9</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://press.discovery.com/asia-pacific/apl/programs/im-alive/"><span>https://press.discovery.com/asia-pacific/apl/programs/im-alive/</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.umich.edu/~elements/fogler&amp;gurmen/html/web_mod/cobra/avenom.htm"><span>http://www.umich.edu/~elements/fogler&amp;gurmen/html/web_mod/cobra/avenom.htm</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Fact Off]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Swifts:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(16)31063-6"><span>https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(16)31063-6</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/10/27/499635084/this-bird-can-remain-airborne-for-10-months-straight"><span>https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/10/27/499635084/this-bird-can-remain-airborne-for-10-months-straight</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Frigate birds:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms12468"><span>https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms12468</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.audubon.org/news/scientists-finally-have-evidence-frigatebirds-sleep-while-flying"><span>https://www.audubon.org/news/scientists-finally-have-evidence-frigatebirds-sleep-while-flying</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://phys.org/news/2016-08-birds-engage-flight-remarkably-small.html"><span>https://phys.org/news/2016-08-birds-engage-flight-remarkably-small.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Ask the Science Couch]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Blimps &amp; zeppelins: </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.airships.net/dirigible/"><span>https://www.airships.net/dirigible/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.lockheedmartin.com/en-us/products/hybrid-airship.html"><span>https://www.lockheedmartin.com/en-us/products/hybrid-airship.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.thevintagenews.com/2018/01/19/the-uss-akron-disaster/"><span>https://www.thevintagenews.com/2018/01/19/the-uss-akron-disaster/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/pa4q3g/theres-a-push-to-bring-back-the-zeppelin-in-canadas-remote-north"><span>https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/pa4q3g/theres-a-push-to-bring-back-the-zeppelin-in-canadas-remote-north</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Butt One More Thing]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Supermarine Stranraer:</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.airpowerworld.info/other-military-aircraft/supermarine-stranraer.htm"><span>http://www.airpowerworld.info/other-military-aircraft/supermarine-stranraer.htm</span></a></p>
Jan 29, 2019
11 - Mucus
33:27
<p><span>Mucus grosses people out. Whether it’s coming out of your nose or slime oozing from an animal, it’s not really a pleasant substance. But scientifically, mucus is </span><em><span>super</span></em><span> cool—it can be used for protection, hunting, lubrication, or plain old stickiness. Why do some cephalopods spew out specialized mucus? Does slathering snail slime on your face actually do anything to your skin? And could eating boogers be… good?</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Truth or Fail]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://science.sciencemag.org/content/328/5979/704"><span>http://science.sciencemag.org/content/328/5979/704</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.mbari.org/mbari-researchers-discover-what-vampire-squids-eat-its-not-what-you-think/"><span>https://www.mbari.org/mbari-researchers-discover-what-vampire-squids-eat-its-not-what-you-think/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/b94c/447075249a39cac514cbb3c6bf24c4e8306c.pdf"><span>https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/b94c/447075249a39cac514cbb3c6bf24c4e8306c.pdf</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4052311/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4052311/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Fact Off]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Snail mucus:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.mcgill.ca/oss/article/cosmetics/how-about-some-snail-cream"><span>https://www.mcgill.ca/oss/article/cosmetics/how-about-some-snail-cream</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/shortcuts/2017/feb/06/snail-slime-beauty-products-worth-shelling-out"><span>https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/shortcuts/2017/feb/06/snail-slime-beauty-products-worth-shelling-out</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamadermatology/article-abstract/2642949"><span>https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamadermatology/article-abstract/2642949</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ajpcr/article/viewFile/30041/15937"><span>https://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ajpcr/article/viewFile/30041/15937</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Parasitic worms:</span></p> <p><a href="http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/discoblog/2010/12/02/a-new-treatment-for-bowel-problems-eating-1000-parasitic-worm-eggs/#.W-ICt3pKgW8"><span>http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/discoblog/2010/12/02/a-new-treatment-for-bowel-problems-eating-1000-parasitic-worm-eggs/#.W-ICt3pKgW8</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ecco-ibd.eu/index.php/publications/congress-abstract-s/abstracts-2015/item/p389-a-double-blind-clinical-trial-on-trichuris-suis.html"><span>https://www.ecco-ibd.eu/index.php/publications/congress-abstract-s/abstracts-2015/item/p389-a-double-blind-clinical-trial-on-trichuris-suis.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Ask the Science Couch]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Eating your boogers:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11465519"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11465519</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://aem.asm.org/content/81/1/332.long"><span>https://aem.asm.org/content/81/1/332.long</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gene/727897"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gene/727897</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://virologyj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1743-422X-3-99"><span>https://virologyj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1743-422X-3-99</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Butt One More Thing]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Fish in butt: </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/phenomena/2016/05/10/how-this-fish-survives-in-a-sea-cucumbers-bum/"><span>https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/phenomena/2016/05/10/how-this-fish-survives-in-a-sea-cucumbers-bum/</span></a><span>  </span></p> <p><br><br><br></p>
Jan 22, 2019
10 - Dragons
33:13
<p><span>Some small, magical corner of your heart wants dragons to be real, right? Well... sorry. They’re not. But this week, we wanted to celebrate some science adjacent to dragons, from fruit and animals named after them to giant flying predators that probably terrified humans. So were there ever flying creatures that spread fire? Are sea dragons as majestic as they sound? And what’s up with this beetle that creates explosions in its butt?</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Truth or Fail]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.livescience.com/49861-new-sea-dragon-species.html"><span>https://www.livescience.com/49861-new-sea-dragon-species.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150320-meet-two-new-dragon-millipede-species-first-described-in-laos"><span>http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150320-meet-two-new-dragon-millipede-species-first-described-in-laos</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://jrscience.wcp.muohio.edu/fieldcourses04/PapersCostaRicaArticles/TheFunctionalityandEvolut.html"><span>http://jrscience.wcp.muohio.edu/fieldcourses04/PapersCostaRicaArticles/TheFunctionalityandEvolut.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Fact Off]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Firehawks:</span></p> <p><a href="https://bioone.org/journals/Journal-of-Ethnobiology/volume-37/issue-4/0278-0771-37.4.700/Intentional-Fire-Spreading-by-Firehawk-Raptors-in-Northern-Australia/10.2993/0278-0771-37.4.700.short"><span>https://bioone.org/journals/Journal-of-Ethnobiology/volume-37/issue-4/0278-0771-37.4.700/Intentional-Fire-Spreading-by-Firehawk-Raptors-in-Northern-Australia/10.2993/0278-0771-37.4.700.short</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/01/wildfires-birds-animals-australia/"><span>https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/01/wildfires-birds-animals-australia/</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://wildlife.org/australian-firehawks-use-fire-to-catch-prey/"><span>http://wildlife.org/australian-firehawks-use-fire-to-catch-prey/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Haast’s eagles:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/legendary-human-eating-bird-was-real-probably-could-have-eaten-people-89257268/"><span>https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/legendary-human-eating-bird-was-real-probably-could-have-eaten-people-89257268/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-12/these-massive-extinct-eagles-could-have-carried-toddlers-dad"><span>https://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-12/these-massive-extinct-eagles-could-have-carried-toddlers-dad</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.academia.edu/606102/Rapid_somatic_expansion_causes_the_brain_to_lag_behind_the_case_of_the_brain_and_behavior_of_New_Zealands_Haasts_Eagle_Harpagornis_moorei_"><span>http://www.academia.edu/606102/Rapid_somatic_expansion_causes_the_brain_to_lag_behind_the_case_of_the_brain_and_behavior_of_New_Zealands_Haasts_Eagle_Harpagornis_moorei_</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://pgl.soe.ucsc.edu/eagle_bunce05.pdf"><span>https://pgl.soe.ucsc.edu/eagle_bunce05.pdf</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Ask the Science Couch]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Creating fire:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.jstor.org/stable/1726053?mag=bombardier-beetles-are-terrifying-nightmare-insects&amp;seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents"><span>https://www.jstor.org/stable/1726053?mag=bombardier-beetles-are-terrifying-nightmare-insects&amp;seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/phenomena/2015/04/30/how-this-beetle-creates-500-explosions-per-second-in-its-bum/"><span>https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/phenomena/2015/04/30/how-this-beetle-creates-500-explosions-per-second-in-its-bum/</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://news.mit.edu/2015/how-bombardier-beetles-produce-defensive-spray-0430"><span>http://news.mit.edu/2015/how-bombardier-beetles-produce-defensive-spray-0430</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Butt One More Thing]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Dragonfly nymph:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.wired.com/2013/12/the-secret-underwater-world-of-dragons/"><span>https://www.wired.com/2013/12/the-secret-underwater-world-of-dragons/</span></a><span>  </span></p> <p> </p>
Jan 15, 2019
9 - Ice and Snow
33:36
<p><span>From sugary snow cones to WWII plans for an aircraft carrier made of ice and wood pulp, humans have had big dreams for frozen water. So this week, we’re exploring the science of snow and ice across the globe. Turns out, there are ancient refrigerators in the dry Iranian desert and abandoned military bases under the Greenland ice sheet. And even though Japanese snow monkeys seem all cozy and chill in their hot springs, what mischief do they get up to in their free time? </span></p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p><strong>[Truth or Fail]</strong></p> <p><a href="https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10329-015-0492-0"><span>https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10329-015-0492-0</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.researchgate.net/blog/post/japans-monkeys-wash-their-potatoes-and-ride-deer-like-horses"><span>https://www.researchgate.net/blog/post/japans-monkeys-wash-their-potatoes-and-ride-deer-like-horses</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/chilling-out-hot-springs-may-help-japans-snow-monkeys-reduce-stress-180968686/"><span>https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/chilling-out-hot-springs-may-help-japans-snow-monkeys-reduce-stress-180968686/</span></a></p> <p><strong>[Fact Off]</strong></p> <p><span>Camp Century:</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.iceandclimate.nbi.ku.dk/research/drill_analysing/history_drilling/drill_bedrock/"><span>http://www.iceandclimate.nbi.ku.dk/research/drill_analysing/history_drilling/drill_bedrock/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/08/mysterious-ice-buried-cold-war-military-base-may-be-unearthed-climate-change"><span>https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/08/mysterious-ice-buried-cold-war-military-base-may-be-unearthed-climate-change</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.iceandclimate.nbi.ku.dk/about_centre/history/"><span>http://www.iceandclimate.nbi.ku.dk/about_centre/history/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Paleoclimatology_OxygenBalance"><span>https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Paleoclimatology_OxygenBalance</span></a></p> <p><span>Iceboxes:</span></p> <p><a href="http://eartharchitecture.org/?p=570"><span>http://eartharchitecture.org/?p=570</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/ach/article/view/13822"><span>http://www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/ach/article/view/13822</span></a></p> <p><strong>[Ask the Science Couch]</strong></p> <p><span>Building out of ice:</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.ccmr.cornell.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2015/11/Ice-Alloys.pdf"><span>http://www.ccmr.cornell.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2015/11/Ice-Alloys.pdf</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-glaciology/article/description-of-the-iceberg-aircraft-carrier-and-the-bearing-of-the-mechanical-properties-of-frozen-wood-pulp-upon-some-problems-of-glacier-flow/BE12BCCE68FE5D9C307299A2F1F2DFC6"><span>https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-glaciology/article/description-of-the-iceberg-aircraft-carrier-and-the-bearing-of-the-mechanical-properties-of-frozen-wood-pulp-upon-some-problems-of-glacier-flow/BE12BCCE68FE5D9C307299A2F1F2DFC6</span></a></p> <p><strong>[Butt One More Thing]</strong></p> <p><span>Turtle breathing:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.livescience.com/61018-turtles-breathe-through-butt.html"><span>https://www.livescience.com/61018-turtles-breathe-through-butt.html</span></a></p>
Jan 08, 2019
8 - Exercise
31:54
<p><span>A new year means New Year’s resolutions and a new episode of Tangents! Lots of people are probably getting their fitness on, whether it’s by joining a gym or putting on yoga YouTube videos. So this week, we’re stretching our muscles to explore the science of exercise. If you just wiggle your arm a bunch, does that technically count as exercise? Are beefy babies real or just photoshopped? And what happens if you leave a hamster wheel in the middle of a forest? </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Truth or Fail]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Myostatin-related muscle hypertrophy:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1498/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1498/</span></a></p> <p><span>Increased blood volume:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17630597/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17630597/</span></a></p> <p><span>New brain cells:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-11/nwsu-eib111217.php"><span>https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-11/nwsu-eib111217.php</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Fact Off]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Thinking about muscles: </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.physiology.org/doi/full/10.1152/jn.00386.2014"><span>https://www.physiology.org/doi/full/10.1152/jn.00386.2014</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-grow-stronger-without-lifting-weights/"><span>https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-grow-stronger-without-lifting-weights/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Animals on wheels: </span></p> <p><a href="http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/281/1786/20140210.full"><span>http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/281/1786/20140210.full</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4760155/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4760155/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.biorxiv.org/content/biorxiv/early/2018/09/14/409409.full.pdf"><span>https://www.biorxiv.org/content/biorxiv/early/2018/09/14/409409.full.pdf</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Ask the Science Couch]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Flexibility:</span></p> <p><a href="http://web.mit.edu/tkd/stretch/stretching_2.html"><span>http://web.mit.edu/tkd/stretch/stretching_2.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://web.mit.edu/tkd/stretch/stretching_3.html"><span>http://web.mit.edu/tkd/stretch/stretching_3.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3273886/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3273886/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Butt One More Thing]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Space underwear: </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-space-underwear-idUSTRE52M6ER20090323"><span>https://www.reuters.com/article/us-space-underwear-idUSTRE52M6ER20090323</span></a></p>
Jan 01, 2019
7 - Parasites with Sally Lepage
34:02
<p><span>Imagine that you’re a completely normal fish… except for the fact that a louse lives in your mouth because it sucked your blood and killed your tongue. Sounds like the worst possible roommate, right? But nature is full of parasitic relationships, where one organism thrives by hurting another. This week, we’re joined by evolutionary biologist and science communicator Dr. Sally LePage to talk all about parasites! How did we deal with them before modern medicine? Are there any parasites bigger than their hosts? And is parasite-ception a thing!?</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Truth or Fail]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1126547/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1126547/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://eic.rsc.org/feature/jesuits-powder-and-quinine/2020179.article"><span>https://eic.rsc.org/feature/jesuits-powder-and-quinine/2020179.article</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Fact Off]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Fruit fly fungus:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/07/is-this-fungus-using-a-virus-to-mind-control-an-animal/565982/"><span>https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/07/is-this-fungus-using-a-virus-to-mind-control-an-animal/565982/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.1002210"><span>https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.1002210</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://phys.org/news/2017-12-fungus-fruit-flies-hosting-spores.html"><span>https://phys.org/news/2017-12-fungus-fruit-flies-hosting-spores.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2017/12/10/232140"><span>https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2017/12/10/232140</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Frog flatworm:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/phenomena/2013/02/13/a-flurry-of-frog-legs/"><span>https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/phenomena/2013/02/13/a-flurry-of-frog-legs/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4330773/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4330773/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00436-011-2451-z"><span>https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00436-011-2451-z</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/1996/10/13/us/many-reports-of-deformities-among-frogs-are-puzzling.html"><span>https://www.nytimes.com/1996/10/13/us/many-reports-of-deformities-among-frogs-are-puzzling.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4636111/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4636111/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Ask the Science Couch]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Cuckoos: </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.audubon.org/news/the-brilliant-ways-parasitic-birds-terrorize-their-victims"><span>https://www.audubon.org/news/the-brilliant-ways-parasitic-birds-terrorize-their-victims</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://web.stanford.edu/group/stanfordbirds/text/essays/Brood_Parasitism.html"><span>https://web.stanford.edu/group/stanfordbirds/text/essays/Brood_Parasitism.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Butt One More Thing]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Tick anus:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/717730_2"><span>https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/717730_2</span></a></p>
Dec 25, 2018
6 - Advertising
31:54
<p><span>From website banners to scratch-and-sniff magazine spreads, you’ve probably been the target of thousands of ads. Like, you’re even going to hear one during this podcast—we gotta eat! At this point, you might feel like you’re immune to advertising, because there’s no way a ridiculous infomercial could make you want a reusable juice box. But the psychology behind advertising has always been powerful. So this week, we’re diving into the science of when ads work, when they don’t, and when they’ve led to some pretty serious problems like the opioid epidemic. </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Truth or Fail]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Luxury products: </span></p> <p><a href="https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0956797613502732"><span>https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0956797613502732</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Sight &amp; sound: </span></p> <p><a href="https://academic.oup.com/jcr/article-abstract/44/4/877/3829544?redirectedFrom=fulltext"><span>https://academic.oup.com/jcr/article-abstract/44/4/877/3829544?redirectedFrom=fulltext</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Clever ads: </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-03/uom-ita031116.php"><span>https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-03/uom-ita031116.php</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Fact Off]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Brands + health organizations: </span></p> <p><a href="https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/joca.12091"><span>https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/joca.12091</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/eat-right-meltdown-for-kraft-singles-1427152818"><span>https://www.wsj.com/articles/eat-right-meltdown-for-kraft-singles-1427152818</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/12/a-cheese-product-wins-kids-nutrition-seal/"><span>https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/12/a-cheese-product-wins-kids-nutrition-seal/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Opioid epidemic:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-advertising-shaped-first-opioid-epidemic-180968444/"><span>https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-advertising-shaped-first-opioid-epidemic-180968444/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1508818"><span>https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1508818</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5125194/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5125194/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Ask the Science Couch]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Advertising effectiveness: </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-05/uoia-scs051817.php"><span>https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-05/uoia-scs051817.php</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.nber.org/papers/w20171.pdf"><span>http://www.nber.org/papers/w20171.pdf</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/06/a-dangerous-question-does-internet-advertising-work-at-all/372704/"><span>https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/06/a-dangerous-question-does-internet-advertising-work-at-all/372704/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/08/why-good-advertising-works-even-when-you-think-it-doesnt/244252/"><span>https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/08/why-good-advertising-works-even-when-you-think-it-doesnt/244252/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Butt One More Thing]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Rectal dilators:</span></p> <p><a href="https://thequackdoctor.com/index.php/dr-youngs-rectal-dilators/"><span>https://thequackdoctor.com/index.php/dr-youngs-rectal-dilators/</span></a><span>  </span></p> <p> </p>
Dec 18, 2018
5 - Eggs
28:22
<p><span>Eggs have tons of different sizes, textures, and protective shells, from giant ostrich eggs to squishy fish egg clusters. But, scientifically, they all boil down to the same thing: an egg is just a reproductive cell that can be fertilized by a sperm to make an embryo. This week, we’re cracking the science of eggs wide open! What are some of the weirdest eggs? How far will animal parents go to make sure their eggs are safe? And why the heck did researchers think it was a good idea to mix hamster eggs and human sperm? </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Truth or Fail]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Brown trouts:</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150214-fake-orgasms-and-other-sex-lies"><span>http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150214-fake-orgasms-and-other-sex-lies</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003347200915859?via%3Dihub"><span>https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003347200915859?via%3Dihub</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Octopuses:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.mbari.org/deep-sea-octopus-broods-eggs-for-over-four-years-longer-than-any-known-animal/"><span>https://www.mbari.org/deep-sea-octopus-broods-eggs-for-over-four-years-longer-than-any-known-animal/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0103437"><span>https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0103437</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Trilobites:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170124124905.htm"><span>https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170124124905.htm</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/gsa/geology/article-abstract/45/3/199/195237/pyritized-in-situ-trilobite-eggs-from-the?redirectedFrom=fulltext"><span>https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/gsa/geology/article-abstract/45/3/199/195237/pyritized-in-situ-trilobite-eggs-from-the?redirectedFrom=fulltext</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Fact Off]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Stick insect eggs:</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-05/ku-tsi052318.php"><span>https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-05/ku-tsi052318.php</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/10/stick-insects-lure-ants-fatty-knobs"><span>https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/10/stick-insects-lure-ants-fatty-knobs</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/05/science/stick-insects-eggs-birds.html"><span>https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/05/science/stick-insects-eggs-birds.html</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Humsters: </span></p> <p><a href="http://www.stillhq.com/pdfdb/000360/data.pdf"><span>http://www.stillhq.com/pdfdb/000360/data.pdf</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/mrd.1120230307"><span>https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/mrd.1120230307</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4471-3310-0_5"><span>https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4471-3310-0_5</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1725451"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1725451</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Ask the Science Couch]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Egg shape: </span></p> <p><a href="https://galapagosconservation.org.uk/whale-shark-reproduction/"><span>https://galapagosconservation.org.uk/whale-shark-reproduction/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://scripps.ucsd.edu/centers/cmbc/2018/05/15/hydrothermal-vents-incubators-for-deep-sea-skate-egg-cases/"><span>https://scripps.ucsd.edu/centers/cmbc/2018/05/15/hydrothermal-vents-incubators-for-deep-sea-skate-egg-cases/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://books.google.com/books?id=zg1mDwAAQBAJ&amp;pg=PT158&amp;lpg=PT158"><span>https://books.google.com/books?id=zg1mDwAAQBAJ&amp;pg=PT158&amp;lpg=PT158</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://science.sciencemag.org/content/356/6344/1249"><span>http://science.sciencemag.org/content/356/6344/1249</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160304-one-animal-has-more-babies-than-any-other"><span>http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160304-one-animal-has-more-babies-than-any-other</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Butt One More Thing]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Snake sperm storage:</span></p> <p><a href="https://phys.org/news/2011-10-insight-term-sperm-storage-animals.html"><span>https://phys.org/news/2011-10-insight-term-sperm-storage-animals.html</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-08-06/secrets-of-sperm-storing-female-snakes-revealed/5652004"><span>https://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-08-06/secrets-of-sperm-storing-female-snakes-revealed/5652004</span></a></p>
Dec 11, 2018
4 - Taste
33:16
<p><span>Have you ever wanted to lick the Moon and find out what that grey dust tastes like? If so, you’re in luck. This week, we’re sampling the science of taste, from the Apollo 16 mission reports to how the flavor compounds in amniotic fluid may affect babies’ food preferences. Apparently, it can get garlicky in there. But can non-human animals develop a sense of taste? And is “pine mouth” a real thing, or is it just what happens when Hank eats mysterious seeds he finds in the forest?</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Truth or Fail]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.wired.com/2014/07/orange-juice-toothpaste/"><span>https://www.wired.com/2014/07/orange-juice-toothpaste/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3354153/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3354153/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4684458/"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4684458/</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://wayback.archive-it.org/7993/20171114232622/https://www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/SafetyAlertsAdvisories/ucm247099.htm"><span>http://wayback.archive-it.org/7993/20171114232622/https://www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/SafetyAlertsAdvisories/ucm247099.htm</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Fact Off]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Moon dust: </span></p> <p><a href="https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2006/30jan_smellofmoondust"><span>https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2006/30jan_smellofmoondust</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Bees and pesticides: </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180828204911.htm"><span>https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180828204911.htm</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/285/1885/20180655"><span>http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/285/1885/20180655</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/187907/the-more-pesticides-bees-more-they/"><span>https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/187907/the-more-pesticides-bees-more-they/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Ask the Science Couch]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Developing taste: </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.npr.org/2011/08/08/139033757/babys-palate-and-food-memories-shaped-before-birth"><span>https://www.npr.org/2011/08/08/139033757/babys-palate-and-food-memories-shaped-before-birth</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7583013"><span>https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7583013</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/107/6/e88.full"><span>http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/107/6/e88.full</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>[Butt One More Thing]</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Sea cucumber eating:</span></p> <p><a href="https://blog.nationalgeographic.org/2013/03/14/giant-sea-cucumber-eats-with-its-anus/"><span>https://blog.nationalgeographic.org/2013/03/14/giant-sea-cucumber-eats-with-its-anus/</span></a></p> <p> </p>
Dec 04, 2018
3 - Satellites
34:07
<p>What do the Hubble Space Telescope, the International Space Station, and the Moon have in common? They’re all satellites that orbit the Earth! This week, we’re going extraterrestrial to talk about the dreams, discoveries, and debacles that went into Mir and other weirdly cool human-made satellites. Plus, we dig into burning questions, like whether the Sun can be considered a satellite. And we’re big enough space nerds that we try to explain some celestial mechanics.</p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p><strong>[Truth or Fail]</strong></p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p><a href="https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/9a3y8d/the-man-who-turned-night-into-day">https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/9a3y8d/the-man-who-turned-night-into-day</a></p> <p><a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/monitoring/media_reports/1209034.stm">http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/monitoring/media_reports/1209034.stm</a></p> <p><a href="https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/bmvn44/the-mir-space-station-was-a-marvel-a-clusterfuck-and-an-underdog-hero">https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/bmvn44/the-mir-space-station-was-a-marvel-a-clusterfuck-and-an-underdog-hero</a></p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p><strong>[Fact Off]</strong></p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p>Film satellites:</p> <p><a href="https://www.cia.gov/news-information/featured-story-archive/2015-featured-story-archive/corona-declassified.html">https://www.cia.gov/news-information/featured-story-archive/2015-featured-story-archive/corona-declassified.html</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.space.com/12996-secret-spy-satellites-declassified-nro.html">https://www.space.com/12996-secret-spy-satellites-declassified-nro.html</a></p> <p><a href="https://gizmodo.com/5994202/how-the-us-built-its-super-secret-spy-satellite-program">https://gizmodo.com/5994202/how-the-us-built-its-super-secret-spy-satellite-program</a></p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p>Earwig wing tech:</p> <p><a href="https://www.ethz.ch/en/news-and-events/eth-news/news/2018/03/earwigs-and-the-art-of-origami.html">https://www.ethz.ch/en/news-and-events/eth-news/news/2018/03/earwigs-and-the-art-of-origami.html</a></p> <p><a href="http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6382/1386">http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6382/1386</a></p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p><strong>[Ask the Science Couch]</strong></p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p>Picking satellite orbits:</p> <p><a href="https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/OrbitsCatalog/page2.php">https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/OrbitsCatalog/page2.php</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/spaceobjectregister/index.html">http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/spaceobjectregister/index.html</a>  </p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p><strong>[Butt One More Thing]</strong></p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p>Moon poop:</p> <p><a href="https://boingboing.net/2009/06/16/poop-on-the-moon-and.html">https://boingboing.net/2009/06/16/poop-on-the-moon-and.html</a></p> <p><a href="https://gizmodo.com/theres-poop-on-the-moon-1679070982">https://gizmodo.com/theres-poop-on-the-moon-1679070982</a></p> <p> </p>
Nov 27, 2018
2 - Flightless Birds
31:03
<p>With American Thanksgiving around the corner, turkey is on everyone’s mind! So this week, we’re taking a closer look at flightless birds of all shapes and sizes, from families of penguins to very endangered nocturnal parrots that are just trying their best. What prevents some birds from using their wings to fly? Did Australians really start a war against emus? Plus, we’ll answer your burning questions about the sex lives of many, many different kinds of birds! Wow!</p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p><strong>[Truth or Fail]</strong></p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p>Inaccessible Island rail:</p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1055790318301763?via%3Dihub">https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1055790318301763?via%3Dihub</a></p> <p><a href="https://gizmodo.com/how-a-tiny-flightless-bird-ended-up-on-an-island-in-the-1830188012">https://gizmodo.com/how-a-tiny-flightless-bird-ended-up-on-an-island-in-the-1830188012</a></p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p>Ostrich egg globes:</p> <p><a href="https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/08/130821-ostrich-globe-map-discovery-science-nation/">https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/08/130821-ostrich-globe-map-discovery-science-nation/</a></p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p>Emu War:</p> <p><a href="https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/running-ponies/the-great-emu-war-in-which-some-large-flightless-birds-unwittingly-foiled-the-australian-army/">https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/running-ponies/the-great-emu-war-in-which-some-large-flightless-birds-unwittingly-foiled-the-australian-army/</a>  </p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p><strong>[Fact Off]</strong></p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p>Crested penguins:</p> <p><a href="https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-02/s-ppi021016.php">https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-02/s-ppi021016.php</a></p> <p><a href="https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00265-016-2060-z">https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00265-016-2060-z</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-06/uod-ppc062816.php">https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-06/uod-ppc062816.php</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/srep28785">https://www.nature.com/articles/srep28785</a></p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p>Ratite reproduction:</p> <p><a href="https://zslpublications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1469-7998.2011.00858.x">https://zslpublications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1469-7998.2011.00858.x</a></p> <p><a href="http://mentalfloss.com/article/80394/10-facts-about-cassowaries">http://mentalfloss.com/article/80394/10-facts-about-cassowaries</a></p> <p><a href="http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/discoblog/2011/12/08/finally-the-ostrich-penis-provides-the-answer-to-a-long-standing-question/#.W6FsOZNKhxw">http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/discoblog/2011/12/08/finally-the-ostrich-penis-provides-the-answer-to-a-long-standing-question/#.W6FsOZNKhxw</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.merckvetmanual.com/exotic-and-laboratory-animals/ratites/reproduction-of-ratites">https://www.merckvetmanual.com/exotic-and-laboratory-animals/ratites/reproduction-of-ratites</a></p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p><strong>[Ask the Science Couch]</strong></p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p>Kākāpō:</p> <p><a href="https://blog.nationalgeographic.org/2018/03/22/happy-hatchday-21-years-of-conservation-success-for-the-kakapo/">https://blog.nationalgeographic.org/2018/03/22/happy-hatchday-21-years-of-conservation-success-for-the-kakapo/</a></p> <p><a href="https://phys.org/news/2015-11-rimu-berry-game-changer-kakapo.html">https://phys.org/news/2015-11-rimu-berry-game-changer-kakapo.html</a></p> <p><a href="https://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/news/060401_kakapo">https://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/news/060401_kakapo</a></p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p><strong>[Butt One More Thing]</strong></p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p>Ostrich urine &amp; feces:</p> <p><a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1095643303000060">https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1095643303000060</a></p> <p> </p>
Nov 20, 2018
1 - Science Hoaxes
<p>Even though scientific fraud seems like something that we would’ve stopped falling for, it’s still a problem today. This week, we’re delving into the complicated world of scientific hoaxes. Some are just goofs that went a little too far, but others have had serious negative impacts on public health. So why do people perpetrate hoaxes? Why do people, even credible scientists, sometimes fall for them? And what the heck is “Jeep Butt”?</p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p>If you want to learn more about any of our main topics, check out these links:</p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p><strong>[Truth or Fail]</strong></p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p>Cello Scrotum:</p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1610985/">https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1610985/</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.bmj.com/content/338/bmj.b379">https://www.bmj.com/content/338/bmj.b379</a></p> <p><a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7853564.stm">http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7853564.stm</a></p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p>Surfer’s Ear:</p> <p><a href="http://ent.uci.edu/more-at-uc-irvine/conditions/surfers-ears.asp">http://ent.uci.edu/more-at-uc-irvine/conditions/surfers-ears.asp</a></p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p>Jeep Butt:</p> <p><a href="https://publichealth.gwu.edu/departments/healthpolicy/CHPR/downloads/mil_prep042605.pdf">https://publichealth.gwu.edu/departments/healthpolicy/CHPR/downloads/mil_prep042605.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.academia.edu/19875506/Pilonidal_sinus_Jeeps_disease_An_improved_model_of_care">http://www.academia.edu/19875506/Pilonidal_sinus_Jeeps_disease_An_improved_model_of_care</a></p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p><strong>[Fact Off]</strong></p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p>Mary Toft:</p> <p><a href="http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/exhibns/month/aug2009.html">http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/exhibns/month/aug2009.html</a></p> <p><a href="https://academic.oup.com/past/article/238/1/43/4822513">https://academic.oup.com/past/article/238/1/43/4822513</a></p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p>Parapsychology:</p> <p><a href="http://www.tricksterbook.com/truzzi/ZS-Issues-PDFs/ZeteticScholarNos12-13.pdf">http://www.tricksterbook.com/truzzi/ZS-Issues-PDFs/ZeteticScholarNos12-13.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.617.9791&amp;rep=rep1&amp;type=pdf">http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.617.9791&amp;rep=rep1&amp;type=pdf</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.csicop.org/uploads/files/martin-gardner-pdfs/landmark-pk-hoax.pdf">https://www.csicop.org/uploads/files/martin-gardner-pdfs/landmark-pk-hoax.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="https://web.archive.org/web/20060503224225/http://www.banachek.org/nonflash/project_alpha.htm">https://web.archive.org/web/20060503224225/http://www.banachek.org/nonflash/project_alpha.htm</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1S5CRcqJQo">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1S5CRcqJQo</a></p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p><strong>[Ask the Science Couch]</strong></p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p>Andrew Wakefield:</p> <p><a href="https://www.bmj.com/content/342/bmj.c5347">https://www.bmj.com/content/342/bmj.c5347</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3136032/">https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3136032/</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2323045/">https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2323045/</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/mmr/public/index.html">https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/mmr/public/index.html</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/society/2010/jan/28/andrew-wakefield-mmr-vaccine">https://www.theguardian.com/society/2010/jan/28/andrew-wakefield-mmr-vaccine</a></p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p><strong>[Butt One More Thing]</strong></p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p>Fake coprolite:</p> <p><a href="https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/07/140729-dinosaur-coprolite-paleontology-dung-fossil-auction/">https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/07/140729-dinosaur-coprolite-paleontology-dung-fossil-auction/</a></p> <p> </p>
Nov 13, 2018
Introducing: SciShow Tangents
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<p><span>Introducing the lightly competitive knowledge showcase from the geniuses behind the YouTube series <a href="https://www.youtube.com/scishow" target="_blank">SciShow</a>. Every Tuesday, join <a href="https://twitter.com/hankgreen?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor" target="_blank">Hank Green</a>, Ceri Riley, Stefan Chin, and Sam Schultz as they try to one-up and amaze each other with weird and funny scientific research... while not getting distracted. There will be tangents about video games, music, weird smells, surprisingly deep insights about life, and of course, poop, but it always comes back to the science.</span></p>
Nov 02, 2018