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:

 85 - The Supposed "Biogenetic Law" (w/ Kshitij Sharma!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:34

Today is a discussion of biological history and a famous, controversial naturalist. Just what is biogenetic law? Does ontogeny recapitulate phylogeny? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.   For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 84 - FAQ I (w/ Rachel Kruger!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:55

This podcast has been running for nearly two years, and over its tenure we’ve acquired some questions about the program and the participants. Today, we take some time to discuss frequently asked questions about Curioscity. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 83 - Horseshoe Crabs (w/ Adele Musicant!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:38

You may have been walking upon a beach and noticed a horseshoe crab. Their appearance can be severe, but they provide important contributions to their ecosystems. Today, we will discuss these arthropods and some of their unique characteristics. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.   For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 82 - Mitosis and Meiosis (w/ Carolyn Turcotte!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:00

A long promised episode! Somehow, cells must become more cells. What are the processes required for reproduction? How are mitosis and meiosis different? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.   For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 81 - Radioactivity (w/ Roger Sit!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:57

Radiation brings along images of post-apocalyptic landscapes and mutant ghouls, but there are also aspects of radioactivity that directly contribute to scientific research. Today, we’ll discuss radioactivity. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.   For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 80 - Chikungunya and Togaviruses (w/ Jenny Loome!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:01

RNA viruses can appear in global pandemics suddenly and without warning (as we know from a recent, rude example). Today, we discuss the viral family Togaviridae and Alphavirus genus members like chikungunya. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.   For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 79 - Major Spotlight: Pseudo Major (w/ Noah Jager!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:17

How diverse are degrees from University? What are some of the most striking parts of those fields of study? Today, we discuss a biological science degree and how broad (or useless) it can be. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.   For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 78 - Major Spotlight: Organismal Biology (w/ Kyla Garten!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:37

How diverse are degrees from University? What are some of the most striking parts of those fields of study? Today, we discuss a biological science degree and how broad (or specific) it can be. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.   For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 77 - Cancer Primer (w/ Pat Faughnan!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:01

In 2020, approximately 1.8 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States alone. The disease is so infamous that some scientists say that merely uttering its name leads to a better chance of grant funding, and so challenging to treat that it has become commonplace to embolden new generations of scientists by saying they will “cure cancer”. Today, we will discuss some of the introductory themes of cancer. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.

 76 - Major Spotlight: Computer Science (w/ Archer Harmony!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:52

How diverse are degrees from University? What are some of the most striking parts of those fields of study? Today, we discuss a computer science degree and how broad (or specific) it can be. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.   For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 75 - Major Spotlight: Material Science (w/ Gavin Hennessy!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:54

How diverse are degrees from University? What are some of the most striking parts of those fields of study? Today, we discuss a material science degree and how broad (or specific) it can be. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.   For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 74 - Coronavirus Myths (w/ Brianne Barker!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:02:25

In times of significance, it seems like everyone is a certified virologist… even those who purport factually incorrect information. Today, we’ll discuss some common myths of COVID-19 and scientific literacy. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.   For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 73 - Black Lives Matter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:22

I hope everyone stays safe, uses their time to educate others or themselves, and can overcome apathy. This is a point in time that will soon be referred as “history”. I urge everyone to be on the right side of it.

 72 - Coffee... and Birds! (w/ Fabiola Rodriguez!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:52

This show has talked about biodiversity, but we haven’t been the best at pointing the magnifying glass at ourselves. How do growth of non-essential crops like coffee impact biodiversity across the globe? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

 71 - Genome Size (w/ Mike Itgen!) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:30

Everyone listening has a unique combination of nucleic acids that make up their genome: a blueprint of you. We humans have over 3 billion nucleotides of DNA, but how does this vary for other organisms? Are there benefits or consequences to these differences? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

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