Science... sort of
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 291
  • Last: 10 Feb 2018
Conversations about things that are science, things that are sort of science, and things that wish they were science. A member of the Brachiolope Media Network.

Episodes (291)

  • 277 - AGU 2017, Part 2
    277 - AGU 2017, Part 2
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    Published: 10 Feb 2018 Duration: 01:13:31
    00:00:00 - After a brief intro from Ryan and Abe, where explains his new job with the USGS (congrats!) we dive right into Ryan's yearly AGU catch-up with Miles Traer. The first section is mostly about food. You can find Ryan's mom's gumbo ... Read more →
    00:00:00 - After a brief intro from Ryan and Abe, where explains his new job with the USGS (congrats!) we dive right into Ryan's yearly AGU catch-up with Miles Traer. The first section is mostly about food. You can find Ryan's mom's gumbo ... Read more →

  • 276 - AGU 2017, Part 1
    276 - AGU 2017, Part 1
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    Published: 2 Feb 2018 Duration: 01:47:40
    00:00:00 - Here begins our coverage of the 2017 meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Ryan is joined by Matt Candeias, host of Brachiolope Media's In Defense of Plants podcast. 00:02:58 - First, Ryan chats with Susheel Adusumilli about... Read more →
    00:00:00 - Here begins our coverage of the 2017 meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Ryan is joined by Matt Candeias, host of Brachiolope Media's In Defense of Plants podcast. 00:02:58 - First, Ryan chats with Susheel Adusumilli about... Read more →

  • 275 - Publishing Rocks
    275 - Publishing Rocks
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    Published: 19 Jan 2018 Duration: 01:34:15
    00:00:00 - Ryan is joined by Professors Christopher Jackson and Tom Narock. We begin by talking about their research. Chris uses seismic data to explore landform evolution over deep time. Tom is trying to use semantics and machine learnin... Read more →
    00:00:00 - Ryan is joined by Professors Christopher Jackson and Tom Narock. We begin by talking about their research. Chris uses seismic data to explore landform evolution over deep time. Tom is trying to use semantics and machine learnin... Read more →

  • 274 - GSA 2017, Part 2
    274 - GSA 2017, Part 2
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    Published: 7 Jan 2018 Duration: 01:36:04
    00:00:00 - Now for part 2 of our coverage of GSA's annual meeting in Seattle, WA. First up, Ryan's conversation with Robin Trayler, who does stable isotope work on South American mammals (but not sloths, they're spoken for, thank you very m... Read more →
    00:00:00 - Now for part 2 of our coverage of GSA's annual meeting in Seattle, WA. First up, Ryan's conversation with Robin Trayler, who does stable isotope work on South American mammals (but not sloths, they're spoken for, thank you very m... Read more →

  • 273 - GSA 2017, Part 1
    273 - GSA 2017, Part 1
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    Published: 10 Dec 2017 Duration: 01:38:16
    00:00:00 - Ryan and Charlie quickly introduce the premise of the episode: interviews Ryan did at the GSA annual meeting in Seattle, WA. The first interview is with Ph.D. candidate Khai Button about his work examining beaks in dinosaurs and ... Read more →
    00:00:00 - Ryan and Charlie quickly introduce the premise of the episode: interviews Ryan did at the GSA annual meeting in Seattle, WA. The first interview is with Ph.D. candidate Khai Button about his work examining beaks in dinosaurs and ... Read more →

  • 272 - The End Of Small Things
    272 - The End Of Small Things
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    Published: 16 Nov 2017 Duration: 01:25:12
    00:00:00 - Ben and Ryan are joined by Matt Candeias from the In Defense Of Plants podcast, the newest member of the Brachiolope Media Network! With introductions out of the way, we get hyped to hear Ben tell us about a neutron star collisi... Read more →
    00:00:00 - Ben and Ryan are joined by Matt Candeias from the In Defense Of Plants podcast, the newest member of the Brachiolope Media Network! With introductions out of the way, we get hyped to hear Ben tell us about a neutron star collisi... Read more →

  • 271 - Mesozoic Meanderings
    271 - Mesozoic Meanderings
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    Published: 4 Nov 2017 Duration: 01:16:30
    00:00:00 - Kelly and Ryan are joined by Abby Howard (@AbbyHoward) to talk about her new graphic novel Dinosaur Empire! Journey through the Mesozoic Era, the first in her Earth Before Us series of all ages paleontology focused books. We chat... Read more →
    00:00:00 - Kelly and Ryan are joined by Abby Howard (@AbbyHoward) to talk about her new graphic novel Dinosaur Empire! Journey through the Mesozoic Era, the first in her Earth Before Us series of all ages paleontology focused books. We chat... Read more →

  • 270 - Montani Semper Docere
    270 - Montani Semper Docere
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    Published: 17 Oct 2017 Duration: 01:36:12
    00:00:00 - This episode Ryan is joined by returning guest Daphne Pringle and first-time guest Dr. Jen Gallagher, a listener who wrote in to let us know about some of the positive changes that have happened at WVU's Department of Biology. W... Read more →
    00:00:00 - This episode Ryan is joined by returning guest Daphne Pringle and first-time guest Dr. Jen Gallagher, a listener who wrote in to let us know about some of the positive changes that have happened at WVU's Department of Biology. W... Read more →

  • 269 - Tragedy of the Commons
    269 - Tragedy of the Commons
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    Published: 16 Sep 2017 Duration: 01:30:23
    00:00:00 - A team at CalTech has figured out a new way to increase the rate that the ocean might be able to suck down carbon from our atmosphere. The overall plan is still missing a few steps, but it's an exciting step forward in how might... Read more →
    00:00:00 - A team at CalTech has figured out a new way to increase the rate that the ocean might be able to suck down carbon from our atmosphere. The overall plan is still missing a few steps, but it's an exciting step forward in how might... Read more →

  • 268 - Mole Caliente
    268 - Mole Caliente
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    Published: 15 Aug 2017 Duration: 01:29:34
    00:00:00 - Studying volcanoes is hard because they're really hot and acidic and just generally sort of deadly to we frail humans. But what about robots? OK, also sort of deadly to robots, but a team is still using an autonomous boat to map... Read more →
    00:00:00 - Studying volcanoes is hard because they're really hot and acidic and just generally sort of deadly to we frail humans. But what about robots? OK, also sort of deadly to robots, but a team is still using an autonomous boat to map... Read more →

  • 267 - From Russia with Parasites
    267 - From Russia with Parasites
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    Published: 24 Jul 2017 Duration: 01:03:02
    00:00:00 - Ryan and Kelly are joined by Mikhail "Misha" Gopko to talk about his latest paper exploring parasites controlling their fish host from inside their eye. Brain-infecting is one thing, but when you can see your parasite inside you... Read more →
    00:00:00 - Ryan and Kelly are joined by Mikhail "Misha" Gopko to talk about his latest paper exploring parasites controlling their fish host from inside their eye. Brain-infecting is one thing, but when you can see your parasite inside you... Read more →

  • 266 - Anchor's Away, Part 1
    266 - Anchor's Away, Part 1
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    Published: 14 Jul 2017 Duration: 59:20
    00:00:00 - Something a little different this week as Ryan presents some audio from a project he did with the startup Anchor.fm earlier this year producing some science segments for a channel called Organized Curiosity. He's drinking a Manta... Read more →
    00:00:00 - Something a little different this week as Ryan presents some audio from a project he did with the startup Anchor.fm earlier this year producing some science segments for a channel called Organized Curiosity. He's drinking a Manta... Read more →

  • 265 - Road Killing It
    265 - Road Killing It
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    Published: 27 Jun 2017 Duration: 01:45:17
    00:00:00 - This episode Ryan and Ben are joined by Dr. Rachel Brown Reid to tell us about her work with road killed coyotes. But first, we have to make sure Ben is up to speed with the basics of stable isotope analysis. Rachel and Ryan do t... Read more →
    00:00:00 - This episode Ryan and Ben are joined by Dr. Rachel Brown Reid to tell us about her work with road killed coyotes. But first, we have to make sure Ben is up to speed with the basics of stable isotope analysis. Rachel and Ryan do t... Read more →

  • 264 - The Devil Gets Crabs
    264 - The Devil Gets Crabs
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    Published: 15 May 2017 Duration: 02:01:23
    00:00:00 - We are stoked to have returning guest Daphne Pringle back on the show! And while it's not the most upbeat topic, she is indeed here to talk about cancer. Turns out, cancer evolves just like any other organism, but we don't alway... Read more →
    00:00:00 - We are stoked to have returning guest Daphne Pringle back on the show! And while it's not the most upbeat topic, she is indeed here to talk about cancer. Turns out, cancer evolves just like any other organism, but we don't alway... Read more →

  • 263 - Firefox
    263 - Firefox
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    Published: 3 May 2017 Duration: 01:12:36
    00:00:00 - First up, Ryan, Abe, and Joe discuss some research showing that arctic foxes inadvertently grow herbivore-friendly gardens above their dens, making them ecosystem engineers, which is pretty freaking cool.  00:20:45 - Arctic foxe... Read more →
    00:00:00 - First up, Ryan, Abe, and Joe discuss some research showing that arctic foxes inadvertently grow herbivore-friendly gardens above their dens, making them ecosystem engineers, which is pretty freaking cool.  00:20:45 - Arctic foxe... Read more →

  • 262 - Howling at the Soon
    262 - Howling at the Soon
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    Published: 25 Apr 2017 Duration: 59:46
    00:00:00 - Kelly Weinersmith is here and she's got a book coming out co-written with some dude named Zach Weinersmith, whoever that is. The book is called Soonish, it's coming out soon, but you can pre-order it now. Pre-ordering is super im... Read more →
    00:00:00 - Kelly Weinersmith is here and she's got a book coming out co-written with some dude named Zach Weinersmith, whoever that is. The book is called Soonish, it's coming out soon, but you can pre-order it now. Pre-ordering is super im... Read more →

  • 261 - Agents of G.I.R.L.
    261 - Agents of G.I.R.L.
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    Published: 18 Apr 2017 Duration: 01:11:32
    00:00:00 - Ryan is joined by Rachel Silverstein (@irrelephantidae) and Marina Chanidou (@marinaloveschem) who were featured by Marvel as the inaugural Agents of G.I.R.L. In the first segment, we chat about Rachel's proboscidean paleontology... Read more →
    00:00:00 - Ryan is joined by Rachel Silverstein (@irrelephantidae) and Marina Chanidou (@marinaloveschem) who were featured by Marvel as the inaugural Agents of G.I.R.L. In the first segment, we chat about Rachel's proboscidean paleontology... Read more →

  • 260 - Flame On
    260 - Flame On
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    Published: 16 Mar 2017 Duration: 01:39:06
    00:00:00 - This week Ryan interviews W. John Calder, who just finished his Ph.D. studying fire ecology and paleoclimate. We spend the first segment talking about the basics of his research, and some admittedly nitpicky differences between t... Read more →
    00:00:00 - This week Ryan interviews W. John Calder, who just finished his Ph.D. studying fire ecology and paleoclimate. We spend the first segment talking about the basics of his research, and some admittedly nitpicky differences between t... Read more →

  • 259 - Stuck on You
    259 - Stuck on You
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    Published: 24 Feb 2017 Duration: 01:06:28
    00:00:00 - Kelly has a new paper out! It's about wasps being parasites within other parasites right on campus where she works, so that's about as nifty as it gets. You can watch a video about the study here, and read the open access paper ... Read more →
    00:00:00 - Kelly has a new paper out! It's about wasps being parasites within other parasites right on campus where she works, so that's about as nifty as it gets. You can watch a video about the study here, and read the open access paper ... Read more →

  • 258 - The Sweet Sound of Science
    258 - The Sweet Sound of Science
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    Published: 9 Feb 2017 Duration: 01:16:03
    00:00:00 - Do you ever wonder how those music ID services work so well? Well wonder no further because we've got Tim Dobbs here to explain it! 00:24:49 - That noise on the microphone? That's us drinking, but don't worry, we'll tell you what... Read more →
    00:00:00 - Do you ever wonder how those music ID services work so well? Well wonder no further because we've got Tim Dobbs here to explain it! 00:24:49 - That noise on the microphone? That's us drinking, but don't worry, we'll tell you what... Read more →

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