Curioscity show

Curioscity

Summary: Curioscity is an informal but informative science show for everyone. Learn alongside Calvin Yeager and many other science-enthusiasts as we discuss topics including biology, chemistry, technology, and general science in a lighthearted and digestible way.

Podcasts:

 6 - Batteries: Zap, but How? (w/ Tom Nigl!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:33

James Hetfield might have said it best when he said “Battery is here to stay”. Much of humankind has become increasingly more dependent on portable electrical energy. What is a battery? What makes a better battery? How are current researchers looking to improve the battery? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can nagivate to ascienceshow.com.

 5 - How Old are Ferns? (w/ Morgan Engler!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:16

Ferns are boring and they look like old houseplants! Well, slow your roll there. Some of these plant’s relatives were around before the mega-continent Pangea broke apart. Ferns apply to today’s research. Ferns give you an excuse to use words like fiddlehead, pteridology, and give each of us the chance to become a frond friend. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can nagivate to ascienceshow.com.

 4 - Mice as Model Organisms (w/ Jerome Mack!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:14

Squeak! It’s me, a mouse in your domicile. Did you know we mice and humans have an awfully long-standing relationship? Today, we will discuss some important concepts about using mice as model organisms. What’s a mouse? Why would humans use mice as model organisms? What’s the scientific historical basis? Are mice good model organisms? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can nagivate to ascienceshow.com.

 3 - The Influenza Vaccine (w/ Gavin Hennessy!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:19

Many of us have experienced the flu: fever, cough, lethargy, fatigue, vomiting, so on. Likely, less of us have experienced getting the flu shot each year. Whether it be white coat syndrome and a fear of needles, disbelief in vaccinations, or whatever else, only roughly 40% of adults in the United States get the flu shot each year. In today’s episode, we will discuss influenza and the flu vaccine. What is the flu? What is the vaccine and who designs it? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.

 2 - The Production of Insulin (w/ Aliza Herman!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:11

Three years of Nobel Prizes were directly related to insulin. Today, we’ll discuss what insulin is and why it’s important. Why did the world need a steady supply of insulin? Why did insulin lead to a 1923 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology? How does diabetes play into all of this? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can nagivate to ascienceshow.com.

 1 - Do Scientists Always Agree? (w/ Andrew Woodman!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:28

On this inaugural episode of Curioscity, we delve into a simple question: do scientists always agree? What is a scientist and what does that person do? Are there any misrepresentations of science or the work done by scientists? Are there examples where scientists disagreed, and it was a good thing?  Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can nagivate to ascienceshow.com.

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