Curioscity show

Curioscity

Summary: Curioscity: informal, informative, for everyone. Learn alongside Calvin Yeager and many other science-enthusiasts as we delve into topics including viruses, chemistry, biology, technology, and methodology (but ironically, not Scientology).

Podcasts:

 34 - Data Visualization and Sonification (w/ Fadi Alnaji!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:23

Scientists support their ideas with data, but it can become challenging to explain data when you’re not familiar with the field or it is presented in a confusing way. Are there other ways that one can show data and support their arguments? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 33 - The Double Doc (w/ Adam Lauring!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:27

The formal title doctor can refer to a variety of different research or professional degrees. To achieve one is a huge accomplishment; but is there a utility to having two? What kind of doctorates are there? What are the benefits or consequences of having more than one? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.   For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 32 - Science in Movies I (w/ Evan Flynn!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:09

It is common to be exposed to topics involving science in school, but this rarely is made as exciting as watching a sci-fi film. What creative liberties do filmmakers take to make their masterpiece, and what do they get right?  Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.   For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 31 - The Trials and Tribulations of Graduate Education (w/ Jen Heemstra!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:16:50

If one completes a college degree but doesn’t have a fully solidified next step, it can look to the casual observer that the logical place to go is a research or professional degree. How are these degrees dissimilar from a bachelor’s degree? What are some common complaints and issues for graduate students today? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 30 - Cells as Model Systems (w/ Grace Usher!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:39

Repel! I’m a cell. The word may be a bit nebulous, but cells are the smallest unit of life that we can define, and all living things are made up of cells. Today, we’ll discuss using human cells as models for research and how those “cells-in-dishes” are different than the cells in our very own bodies. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 29 - Human Evolution and Migration (w/ Molly Rathbun!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:13:12

This show has previously discussed the concept of evolution, but it’s time to put it into practice with our own species. Humankind as we understand it only developed a few hundred thousand years ago and was surrounded by “cousin” hominids from genetic ancestors. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 28 - Academic Administration (w/ Eric J. Barron!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:58

A common way to learn is seek higher education, which today is often provided by universities across the world. Most learn to thank their professors, teachers, and mentors, but it may be unclear how important it is to have a dedicated administration at those same educational institutions. Today, we’ll discuss a journey from a bachelor degree to being a university president. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.   For all supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 27 - Fireworks (w/ Sam Hartmann!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:16

In the United States, the fourth of July is commonly associated with fireworks, but the technology of gunpowder came from much earlier. What is the chemistry of the firework, and what is the historical basis? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 26 - Grab Bag II (w/ Seria Chatters!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:10

Some topics are short and sweet, but do not warrant an entire episode of conversation. There have been many requests for smaller topics to be discussed: thusly, establishment of the grab bag is a proper solution. Today we’ll discuss ethics in science and the case study of head transplants; similarities and dissimilarities of diversity and race; and how overcoming adversity allows us to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.c

 25 - Caves and Karst (w/ Brian Redder!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:04

Much like myself, many animals that live deep within caves have no skin pigment, eyesight, and have slow metabolism. What is the importance of these habitats? What is limestone? How are caves formed? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 24 - Model of the Atom (w/ Pedro Rivera Pomales!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:38

What scientists understand as the basic unit of a chemical element has been heavily scrutinized for over one hundred years. What are the fundamental components of an atom? What are elements? How did philosophy and science work together for the discovery of the atom? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 23 - A Brief History of Evolution (w/ Aaron Griffing!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:00

Survival of the fittest is a famous anecdote but isn’t always the best way of describing natural selection. Who was Charles Darwin? Whose shoulders did he stand on? What is evolution? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 22 - The Endosymbiotic Hypothesis (w/ Henry Hsiung!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:00

If I told you that hummingbird flight muscle was one of the richest known sources of mitochondria, could you guess as to what a mitochondrial function is? Today we will discuss the endosymbiotic hypothesis in terms of mitochondria while keeping in mind that the process is equally applicable to chloroplasts. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 21 - Big Data and Machine Learning (w/ Divyanshi Srivastava!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:49

More and more fields collect as much data as possible in order to draw the most principled and specific conclusions possible. Still, without analyzing these data, there is no simple way to draw a conclusion. How do humans use computational resources to analyze data? What is big data and machine learning? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 20 - What do Scientists do Day-to-Day? (w/ Amber Miller, Heather Giebink, and Tom Henderson!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:19

It is clear that not all scientists are the lone, white coated figure surrounded by multicolored vials in the depths of the laboratory. To have an effective scientific community, a diverse and skilled group of individuals are required. What are some less stereotypical scientific careers? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

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