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A Breakdown Of The Coolest and Most Interesting Science Of The Week


Germ Theory: Discovering The Little Bugs That Make Us Sick
Mar 7 • 26 min
It wasn’t too long ago that scientists didn’t even know that many sicknesses were caused by germs. We didn’t have the technology to see them nor the data to show that bacteria and viruses were causing the sickness. And by not too long ago, I mean about a…
Science Current: Night Vision Mice, Wireless Babies, Skin Printers, & Forward Footed Apes
Mar 4 • 20 min
Here are my favorite science stories of the Week! Learn how scientists gave mice night vision, how scientists are making babies in the NICU wirelss, a bioprinter that prints skin onto wounds and a discovery that makes early human evolution a bit more…
Human Genome Project: Decoding The Human Blueprint
Feb 28 • 28 min
You can take a personality test to learn a bit about your own nature. When you look in the mirror you can start to learn about your appearance. There countless ways we as humans can analyze ourselves. How about analyzing the genetic sequence that makes us…
Nuclear Fission: Unleashing The Power Of The Atom
Feb 21 • 36 min
When thinking about discoveries that have changed the world, most of the time it’s for the better. However, there are some discoveries where you wonder if the world would have been better off without them. One of these is the ability to harness the power…
Evolution: Nature’s Trial By Fire For Life
Feb 14 • 39 min
When you look at nature, there are so many life forms that seem to be almost perfectly adapted to their unique environments. Why is this? Were they just put there or is there some process that made them that way? This week, we are going to talk about the…
Is The Earth Round Or Flat? Here Is How We Know.
Feb 7 • 35 min
What if we have been lied to this whole time in some grand conspiracy to hide the true shape of the Earth? Taken at face value, some of their arguments do make you think a bit. Today, we’re going to take a deep dive into what Flat Earthers believe to be…
Pacemakers: Keeping Our Hearts Beating
Jan 31 • 43 min
We almost never notice the beating of our hearts until something goes wrong. Luckily, physicians and scientists developed pacemakers to keep our hearts beating. This is the story and some of the science behind this revolutionary medical device.
DNA: A Puzzle That Gave Us Deep Insights About Ourselves
Jan 24 • 32 min
What color are your eyes? What color is your hair? How tall are you? Sure, the environment you’re brought up in plays a big role, but your DNA is largely responsible for your identity along with all other life. Today, we’re going to learn about the story…
Plant Breeding: How Scientists Used Plant Genetics to Catapult Agriculture
Jan 15 • 43 min
All life forms need to get energy from somewhere. That’s a pretty simple concept. For humans, we get our energy from food which is used by the body to carry out all of the various operations going at any given moment. Today, we’re going to learn the…
TV: From Dreams To A Device That Completely Changed Our Culture
Jan 8 • 32 min
I may not know what you spend your spare time doing, but I’m willing to bet that at least some of it involves a television. That’s because 97% of homes (in America) have at least one television. In this week’s episode, learn about how scientists turned…
Nitrogen Fixation: How The Haber-Bosch Process Fed The World
Dec 31, 2018 • 31 min
In our bodies, 80% of the nitrogen has at one point cycled through the Haber-Bosch Process. That’s because the process is crucial for agriculture’s ability to feed the world. The Haber-Bosch Process allowed humanity to make fertilizer at scale. It’s…
GPS: From Looking To The Stars To The Stars Looking At Us
Dec 26, 2018 • 26 min
The GPS on our phones has revolutionized the way we travel. When was the last time you looked at a physical map for directions? For me it has been many years. That’s because we don’t need to. Today, we are going to learn the story of how we went from…
Gravity: The Mysterious Force That Governs The Universe
Dec 17, 2018 • 23 min
Luckily for all of humanity, when we jump into the air, we come right back down instead of floating off into infinity. That’s because there is a force called gravity to bring us back down. It seems intuitive, but putting a pin on gravity was pretty hard.…
Microwaves: A Discovery That Changed The Way We Eat
Dec 12, 2018 • 16 min
What did people do before microwaves? Heat food over an open fire? Ok, probably not, but microwaves have revolutionized our eating habits. This is an interesting story about how microwaves were discovered along with how they got to the public.
Synthetic Dye: Bringing Color To Life
Dec 7, 2018 • 16 min
Before synthetic dyes, life was bland especially if you weren’t royalty or didn’t have a lot of money. Natural dyes were expensive and in some cases, even banned for the common-folk. In this episode, we learn how synthetic dyes were discovered and how…
Anesthesia: No More Screaming Patients
Nov 29, 2018 • 23 min
Imagine an amputation without anesthesia. Hard, right? Well, it wasn’t too long ago that this was reality. Surgeons would have to work at lighting speed to reduce pain as much as possible. Because of anesthesia, the medical field changed completely.
CRISPR: From Humble Beginnings to Changing Humanity
Nov 26, 2018 • 27 min
What started off as a study of the immune system of unique bacteria turned into CRISPR, a powerful gene-editing technology that can accurately and efficiently edit our DNA. Wat should we do with this technology? How far should we go? How far WILL we go?…
The Heliocentric Solar System: Humanity’s Place In The Universe
Nov 20, 2018 • 17 min
Many people sacrificed everything to make humanity aware that the universe doesn’t revolve around us. At the time, this idea was revolutionary. With any revolutionary idea comes those who are willing to do anything to stop it.
Penicillin: War, Determination, and Millions of Lives Saved
Nov 18, 2018 • 22 min
Alexander Fleming came back from his vacation to find that his experiments had all been a failure. What he didn’t know is that this failure along with World War II would leave humanity with penicillin, a drug that would change history.