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:

 115 - Protein Structure II (w/ Clint Stalnecker!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:48

Our last episode about proteins discussed protein structure. What happens when protein has little or no structure? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 114 - J&J Vaccine Hesitancy (w/ Brianne Barker!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:12

It's time for an April update for the coronavirus vaccines that are being deployed worldwide. What's going on with Johnson and Johnson and do we need that third Pfizer dose? Do we know? Let's learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 113 - Ancient Food Preservation (w/ Rachel Kruger!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:06

A bad apple spoils the bunch. So now you’re left without a bunch of apples. In an age that lends itself to immediate availability of food, this might not feel like such an issue, but what about before common food preservation techniques? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 112 - Ticks (w/ Samantha Pelletier!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:34

We’ve previously discussed ticks as arthropod vectors, but there is clearly more to this organism than carrying human pathogens. What is a tick? Why do they matter and why might someone study them? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 111 - Academic Dishonesty (w/ Eric Everett!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:36

111 - Academic Dishonesty (w/ Eric Everett!)

 110 - Scientists of the World I (w/ Sabastine Eugene Arthur!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:33

Science is a global effort undertaken by individuals of vastly different backgrounds. What inspires someone to be a scientist? How different can each person’s path be? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 109 - Acute Flaccid Myelitis (w/ Matthew Vogt!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:12:59

This podcast has previously discussed enteroviruses that are not poliovirus, but we haven’t had the chance to delve into clinical presentations of infection. What is acute flaccid myelitis? Why is it relevant for human health across the globe? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 108 - Organoids (w/ David Aponte-Díaz!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:26

This show has talked about organelles, cell culture, and organs themselves. Today, we discuss a new technique to be able to study a variety of medically relevant scientific topics. What are organoids? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 107 - Animal Consciousness II (w/ Molly Rathbun!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:31

Sometimes it’s hard to define philosophical concepts scientifically; often it’s troubling to consider science philosophically. Today we’ll talk about consciousness and how Homo sapien sapiens fit into the kingdom of animalia and beyond. This is a Monday released episode making up for the first of three missed weeks in 2021. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 106 - Animal Consciousness I (w/ Molly Rathbun!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:57

Sometimes it’s hard to define philosophical concepts scientifically; often it’s troubling to consider science philosophically. Today we’ll talk about consciousness and how Homo sapien sapiens fit into the kingdom of animalia and beyond. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 105 - Tumor Suppressor Genes (w/ Pat Faughnan!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:49

In 2020, approximately 1.8 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States alone. Last time, we discussed the basic foundations of cancer. Today, we talk about gene products responsible for reducing the prevalence of cancer and the consequences of missing those gene products. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.   For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 104 - Speciation (w/ Rachel Kruger!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:07

What’s in a name? Would that which we call a rose by any other name smell as sweet? Maybe. But what we call groups of organisms is about more than just a catchy title; studying speciation gives us greater insight into how evolution and biodiversity exist in our world. Let's learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 103 - Lizards (w/ Aaron Griffing!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:48

After a couple of weeks of virology and immunology, it’s time to step back into the world of organismal biology. What is a lizard? What is a squamate? What is some of their evolutionary history? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.   For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 102 - SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines (w/ Brianne Barker!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:05

Last week we discussed vaccines at a 50,000 foot perspective, but today we focus on vaccines for one pathogen: SARS-CoV-2. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.   For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 101 - Vaccines Primer (w/ Brianne Barker!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:41

Oh boy, another nail biter! Today, we have to discuss the topic of vaccines. Are vaccines effective? If so, at what? Are they safe? Of course, to all of those questions, but still. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.   For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

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