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Coming back online August 12!

Greetings listeners!

 

I know I mentioned before about taking a hiatus, but it was far longer than I expected. An explanation will be included in the introduction of my next episode to release (August 12).

I can’t wait to get back in the groove of spreading awesome science research to y’all!

Let me know if there are any topics you want to see covered in the next year!

 

Best,

Savannah

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Episode 10 (out now!): Dr. Baldomero Olivera on cone snails

Dr. Olivera is a renowned scientists with discoveries credited to his name in the field of DNA enzymes and, the topic of today’s episode, cone snail toxins. The video below shows just how dangerous these animals can be. Luckily, as Dr. Olivera explains in the interview at the end of his seminar, you have to really perturb the little guys to get stung as a human. That being said, harnessing our natural environment to treat human disease has never been more interesting. Who would’ve thought that something so deadly has the potential to save millions of lives! The components of various cone snail toxins, called conotoxins, have proved to effectively treat a variety of diseases including chronic pain, epilepsy, and type II diabetes. Be sure to listen to this gem and watch the video below to get an idea of what these creatures look like and hunt like in the wild.

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Episode 9 (out now!): Science Pub #2; Climate change, global agriculture, and the New England farm

This episode is our coverage of the October science pub about climate change. The experts discuss the current state of agriculture, where your food comes from, and some of the problems we face in feeding all the people in the world. In the Q&A section we hear about GMOs and bumble bees. Listen up and learn about where your food comes from.

Also, if you’re in the area please be sure to come out to this month’s science pub on 30 November (this Thursday) from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Salt Hill in Lebanon! The topic? Blackholes and exoplanets: the Science of Space! Be ready to learn about black holes and extraterrestrial life.

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Episode 8 (out now!): Dr. Jibran Khokhar on marijuana and schizophrenia

Hello all. We hope you enjoy this gem of an episode. We talk about the causes of schizophrenia and the implications that drug use may play a role. From marijuana to cigarettes to alcohol, we try to break down the many causes and influences over the development of schizophrenia and other mental illnesses. We also get in to the debate of legalization of drug. Kellen delivers historical and social arguments in addition to the scientific evidence presented by Dr. Khokhar to help you in your considerations of the politics. We try hope you enjoy and please, as always, post comments or questions on our website or Facebook page. Happy learning!

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Episode 6 (out now!): Allison Chua on oceanography

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Allison is an engineer at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. She studies underwater vehicles used to explore and study the ocean. In this episode we talk about current vehicles, discuss what we don’t know about the ocean, and speculate on the future of ocean vehicles. Additionally, there is a really cool discussion of females in science. We really encourage any person from a minority group whom is interested in science to listen to the possibilities! We hope you enjoy and post questions on our website!