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The kickass weekly science and technology radio show presenting a humorous and irreverent look at the week in science and tech. Each show TWIS discusses the latest in cutting edge science news on topics such as genetic engineering, cybernetics, space exploration, neuro science, and a show favorite Countdown to World Robot Domination. The show is hosted by Dr. Kirsten Sanford, a PhD in neuroscience, Justin Jackson, a wisecracking professional car salesman and armchair physicist, and Blair Bazdarich, a zoologist. Consistently voted one of the top science radio shows on the web - check it out and hear a science news program like no other.


episode 788: 26 August, 2020 – Episode 788 – Where’s the Brief?

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Space Bacteria, Boring Videos, Catching Fires, Rainfall Ecology, Painted Black, Interview with Dr. Jeremy Faust of Brief19 on Covid-19, Locust Drivers, Hydrogen life, Faster Warming, Cuttlefish Flamboyance, Coral Food, And Much More…
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Panspermia and
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