This Week in Science – The Kickass Science Podcast

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 790: 09 September, 2020 – Episode 790 – How the West Was Burned

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Whatever you are doing right now,
Wherever in the world you may be.
Keep an eye out for something interesting.
Listen to a sound you might not otherwise pay attention to.
Look and listen.
Observe the world of nature.
Life in all its many forms evolved over billions of years
Overcame every possible earthly obstacle to exist.
Look and listen.
Observe the world of technology
accelerating our evolution first with stone tools
giving us the cutting ability of sharp claws that nature had overlooked.
And lastly with the ability to adjust the genome itself…
Influence if not control over our evolutionary future.
Look and listen to the subtle creatures and objects around you
And know that it‘s connected, all connected to observations made long ago,
And observations yet to be made by generation yet to come,
And all these observations, when backed up by a little knowledge
Connect that first mitochondrial eve with you, and you with
This Week in Science
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Let’s start with some quick science news stories…
Sleep & Stress
Researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory stressed out mice and kept them from sleeping just by triggering a few neurons.
Pain varies from state to state?
At least, opioid prescriptions do.
Plants know where the bodies are buried.
Plants could help point out to coordinates of deceased and missi...


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