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What does the word “meme” have to do with evolutionary biology? And why do we call it “Spanish flu” when it was never Spanish? Science Diction is a podcast about words—and the science stories within them. If you like your language with a side of science, Science Diction has you covered. Brought to you by Science Friday and WNYC Studios.
 
The editors of The Christian Science Monitor take you beyond the headlines with the ideas driving progress in this 15-minute news briefing. The Monitor Daily Podcast is available each Monday through Friday at 6 pm ET. For more information on the Daily or The Christian Science Monitor, visit csmonitor.com. Send your comments, suggestions or thoughts to podcast@csmonitor.com.
 
New York Times best-selling novelist Scott Sigler gives away all of his stories as free, serialized audiobooks. Described as "Stephen King meets Michael Crichton meets Chuck Palahniuk," Scott's stories of hard-science horror will have you tapping a vein as you Jones for next week's fix. Subscribe to hear major-release hardcover novels read by the author, as well as short fiction and the "FridayFix," a random piece of weekly nonsense. For more info on the author, visit http://www.scottsigler.com
 
Each week we take the best and worst films from a filmmaker or franchise and discuss why one worked and one didn't. And we use freakin maths to determine the best and worst, so no arguing. Unless you think science is wrong???...yeah thought so.
 
Blue Dot, named after Carl Sagan's famous speech about our place in the universe, features interviews with guests from all over the regional, national and worldwide scientific communities. Host Dave Schlom leads discussions about the issues science is helping us address with experts who shed light on climate change, space exploration, astronomy, technology and much more. Dave asks us to remember: from deep space, we all live on a pale, blue dot. Blue Dot is engineered, co-produced and co-hos ...
 
This account is no longer in use. I did 2 hours a night 5 nights a week for two years but then suspended the show for a year. I am now using Here Be Monster's account and am only doing a 2 hour weekly show. Midnight Pacific Wed mornings (Tuesday night if you prefer) If you want to contact me please do so on my Facebook page called "The Pinko the Bear Show" Or at my new network/website www.thecommonsprojectnetwork.com where you can find tons of lefty leftist shows;) Cheers. Cheers and Solidar ...
 
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It's a new Friday Night Show and the name may change! If you would like to help out the podcast and get a ton of exclusive shows in return, head over to our Patreon (patreon.com/weirdscience), and If you can, please leave us a review on iTunes! We would love to hear from you! Send us your thoughts, dreams, hopes, corrections...anything to weirdscie…
 
At the end of a momentous week, please forgive us for writing about something utterly trivial: Bernie Sanders’ mittens. Also: today’s stories, including a team that’s shaking up climate models, how a 50-50 Senate would work, and how Japanese comic creators are grappling with racism. Join the Monitor's Samantha Laine Perfas and Ken Kaplan for today'…
 
Orange Is The New Black—For Bats For a newly-described bat from West Africa, dubbed Myotis nimbaensis (mouse-eared bat from the Nimba Mountains), scientists are reaching for a different part of the color wheel. While Myotis does have some black on its body, the overwhelming majority of the bat’s fur is bright orange. A team of scientists from the A…
 
There’s something about building walls that can make people just want to build bridges. Not always, of course. Nations have long erected barriers, blocking outsiders or separating neighbors. But a brief moment in 2019 spoke to another possibility. Also: today’s stories, including a look at the cultural effect of expanding presidential power, a Q&A …
 
DC Comics Future State coming at ya!!! We got four books here and if you want to hear us talk about the other two Future State books that came out with them, head over to our Patreon (patreon.com/weirdscience) where Future State: Immortal Wonder Woman #1 & Future State: Shazam! #1 were Patreon Spotlight books. Also, Check out our Youtube Channel - …
 
In Book V, THE CHAMPION, Doc Patah told Quentin that his throwing arm’s nerve damage was too severe to be repaired and that his gridiron career was over. Quentin threatened Patah to keep that information secret so that Gredok the Splithead would not find out. Quentin later talked to GFL chief surgeon Doc Ganagatti, who said Quentin had one chance t…
 
After Flint’s Crisis, An Algorithm Helps Citizens Find Lead Pipes It’s been nearly seven years since the beginning of Flint, Michigan’s water crisis, when high levels of lead from corroded lead pipes led to water shortages and health issues for city residents. Since then, many other cities around the country have had their own problems with lead. R…
 
They come by plane, sled, and snowmobile. In subzero temperatures, an all-female team of medical workers are bringing precious cargo – the COVID-19 vaccine – across the frozen Alaskan tundra to remote villages using whatever transportation is necessary. Also: today’s stories, including how Biden might bridge divides, a look at the next climate chan…
 
There’s a lot of pomp, ceremony, and tradition on Inauguration Day. These are, of course, designed to honor and reinforce America’s democratic transition of power. But there’s a quiet, simple gesture that may be just as important. Also: today’s stories, including 10 letters of advice for President Biden, signs of a changing South as Raphael Warnock…
 
Buffalo Bills fans are an odd lot. But this weekend, they did something even more shocking. Also: today’s stories, including a look forward at a Biden presidency, why election conspiracy theories spread so easily, and the best 10 books of January. Join the Monitor's Mark Sappenfield and Molly Jackson for today's news. For more information, visit cs…
 
DC Comics Future State continues in a week dominated by really good backup stories! Future State: Kara Zor-El, Superwoman #1 & Future State: Teen Titans #1 were Patreon Spotlight books, and If you would like to help out the podcast and get a ton of exclusive shows in return, head over to our Patreon (patreon.com/weirdscience), and If you can, pleas…
 
As Quentin deals with the loss of one powerful Quyth Leader, another, one even more powerful, enters his life. Will this new relationship prove as significant as the old? Written and Narrated by Scott Sigler Produced by AB Kovacs Production Assistance by Allie Press Engineered by Steve Riekeberg Copyright 2020 by Empty Set Entertainment Theme music…
 
One surprising takeaway from the pandemic: “where there’s a will there’s a way.” Also: Europe criticizes Trump Twitter ban; the challenge of vaccinating Israeli Arabs; and a new museum celebrates African American music. Join the Monitor's Noelle Swan and Ken Kaplan for today's news. For more information, visit csmonitor.com/daily.…
 
How The West Is Battling COVID-19 And Valley Fever For the past year, the COVID-19 crisis has taken up much of our attention. But the pandemic can come with complications: Some states face an onslaught of pre-existing diseases. In the American West, doctors, scientists, and patients continue to battle valley fever, a respiratory illness caused by b…
 
How Did A Vaccine Get Developed In Less Than A Year? From the first discovery of a strange new respiratory virus in Wuhan, China, in January of 2020, it took less than a year to get a vaccine into the arms of frontline healthcare workers. More than two dozen vaccine candidates have made it from basic safety trials to Phase 3, where efficacy against…
 
This weekend, the Delaware Humane Association plans to honor the Bidens’ German shepherd, adopted from a shelter, with an “indoguration” party. Also: today’s stories, including why police showed up on both sides of the “thin blue line,” signs Taliban now prefer victory, and a conversation on U.S. election integrity. Join the Monitor's Dave Scott an…
 
It's the Star Wars Special! We discuss each episode of the stunning and brave Kathleen Kennedy's Sequel Trilogy. With the Cultural massacre pretty well behind us now, we revisit and rummage through each film and discuss what we think worked and what didn't. We exchange theories on Director intent, over-arching meta narrative, fan response, and the …
 
The Monitor’s veteran diplomatic reporter reflects on the transfer of power, and America’s standing as role model for nations around the world. Also: the U.S. House votes to impeach President Donald Trump a second time; why protecting prisons from COVID-19 is everyone’s problem; and how a Statue of Liberty spirit offers a fresh start in a Brooklyn …
 
There was a moment last Wednesday when Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman was all that stood between an angry mob and the floor of the United States Senate. Also: today’s stories, including how loyalty led to conflict for Mike Pence; ‘realists’ fret over Biden foreign policy; and a Punjabi dance warms Canadian hearts. Join the Monitor's Mark Sap…
 
The work of ensuring accountability and consequences, at all levels, for last Wednesday’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol deepens. One effort targets the root. Also: today’s stories, including the possibility of impeachment, China’s latest Hong Kong crackdown, and our weekly progress roundup. Join the Monitor's Clay Collins and Amelia Newcomb for …
 
DC Comics Future State is here! We have all of the Future State books to talk about and we do like a bunch! Death Metal #7 & Generations Shattered #1 were Patreon Spotlight books and If you would like to help out the podcast and get a ton of exclusive shows in return, head over to our Patreon (patreon.com/weirdscience), and If you can, please leave…
 
Hokor the Hookchest, coach of the Ionath Krakens, was killed in an assassination attempt of Krakens quarterback Quentin Barnes. Hokor was the reason Barnes was signed to Ionath. Now, Quentin and his teammates are still trying to come to grips with the coach's passing. They are at the city of Harlon, Hokor's birthplace, for the funeral, as the footb…
 
Fact Check My Feed: What’s Up With These COVID-19 Mutations? It’s a new year, and that means there’s a whole slew of new COVID-19 news to dive into, including an overwhelming amount of new information about vaccines and mutations. The U.S. has now administered roughly five million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, far behind the nation’s goal of vaccinat…
 
Finding New Particles On The Frontier of Physics As a theoretical physicist, Frank Wilczek has made a career out of dreaming up new ways to understand our physical universe—and he’s usually right. In the early 1980’s, he predicted the existence of a new quasiparticle, called the anyon—which was confirmed in experiments last summer. In 2004, Wilczek…
 
It's the best and worst of everyone's favourite period during the 2010's! A time of Hope and Redemption. A time to realise that miracles are real! That's right, it's the McConaissance! In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the diseas…
 
Since we had the past week as Patreon only, I thought we would do a bonus episode as a special thanks to everyone who listens to the podcast. I am joined by Marc and Remso from the Second Print Comics Podcast to discuss Marc's first comic, Fantastic Four #357 (1991). Make sure to check out their podcast and also follow them on Twitter @SecondPrintP…
 
Gredok the Splithead learns of a deep betrayal from beyond. When he wants payback, who will bear the brunt of his rage? Written and Narrated by Scott Sigler Produced by AB Kovacs Production Assistance by Allie Press Engineered by Steve Riekeberg Copyright 2020 by Empty Set Entertainment Theme music by the band Lacuna Coil…
 
Where Did The Word ‘Vaccine’ Come From? As we head into 2021, there’s one word on all of our minds: Vaccine. It may be in headlines right and left these days, but the word was actually coined more than a century ago. In the 1700s, smallpox seemed unbeatable. People tried all sorts of things to protect themselves, from taking herbal remedies to toss…
 
They Might Be Giants With A Timely Reminder: “Science Is Real” Fans of the band They Might Be Giants are likely to be familiar with the band’s version of the 1959 Tom Glazer song “Why Does The Sun Shine?” As they sing, “The sun is a mass / of incandescent gas / a gigantic nuclear furnace.” In their album “Here Comes Science,” the band revisits that…
 
DC Comics kicking it with seven books to talk about and more nonsense than you can shake a stick at! were Patreon Spotlight books and If you would like to help out the podcast and get a ton of exclusive shows in return, head over to our Patreon (patreon.com/weirdscience), and If you can, please leave us a review on iTunes! We would love to hear fro…
 
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