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We are a team of scientists based in Helsinki who want to show you how cool science is! Follow us having semi-serious conversations with our sci-guests. New episode every month.

The Science Basement Podcast The Science Basement

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We are a team of scientists based in Helsinki who want to show you how cool science is! Follow us having semi-serious conversations with our sci-guests. New episode every month.

    TSB-Cochrane series Ep1 - Cochrane reviews in times of COVID-19 - with Tomàs, Lea & John Lavis

    TSB-Cochrane series Ep1 - Cochrane reviews in times of COVID-19 - with Tomàs, Lea & John Lavis

    Welcome back, you sciency science-lovers!
    This is a VERY SPECIAL episode (I know... ALL our episodes are special, but this is even more special!)because it's the first of a 3-episode miniseries made in collaboration with Cochrane, the international charitable organization promoting evidence-informed health decision-making, by producing top quality systematic reviews which have now become the gold standard for evidence-based information.
    They have an official collaboration with Wikipedia, the NIH, the World Health Organization
    …and now they are working with The Science Basement!

    Found out more about Cochrane here:
    https://www.cochrane.org/

    In this episode Tomàs and Lea (Supreme Leader of the Science Basement) discuss about systematic reviews in times of COVID-19 with Dr. John Lavis.

    Dr. John Lavis is a member of the Cochrane editorial board, member of the Cochrane knowledge-translation advisory group and Team founder and director of the McMaster Health Forum.

    Lea Urpa is a PhD student studying the genomics of neurodevelopmental disorders at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) at the University of Helsinki.
    Lea is the chair of The Science Basement, and was very excited to be invited to co-host the TSB podcast for this very interesting and timely topic.

    Your hosts this week are Tomás Garnier Artiñano & Lea Urpa.
    Editing by Cecilia Cannarozzo.
    Episode cover by Katja Kaurinkoski & Giuliano Didio.
    TSB Podcast logo by Tomás Garnier.
    Jingle by Havelocke. thisishavelocke.bandcamp.com

    Follow The Science Basement:

    Homepage: www.thesciencebasement.org

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/ScienceBasement
    
Instagram: @sciencebasement

    Twitter: @ScienceBasement

    Email: podcast@thesciencebasement.org

    3.3 Seismic imaging: "seeing" the inside of the Earth - w/ Eleanna, Tomàs & Christina

    3.3 Seismic imaging: "seeing" the inside of the Earth - w/ Eleanna, Tomàs & Christina

    Who would have thought that scientists can actually make a CT-Scan to see the "inner organs of the Earth"?
    With seismic imaging scientists are looking inside the Earth trying to figure out what material is beneath our feet without digging a hole!

    Our guest this week is Christina Tsarsitalidou, a first-year PhD student at the Institute of Seismology, University of Helsinki.
    In her Phd Christina aims at performing the imaging between the lowermost crust and upper mantle of the Earth.

    Your hosts this week are Eleanna Asvestari & Tomás Garnier.
    Editing by Elmo Saarentaus.
    Episode cover by Katja Kaurinkoski & Giuliano Didio.
    TSB Podcast logo by Tomás Garnier.
    Jingle by Havelocke. thisishavelocke.bandcamp.com

    References lizard pollinating flowers:

    1-https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/25/is-it-a-bird-is-it-a-bee-no-its-a-lizard-pollinating-south-africas-hidden-flower-aoe
    2-https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1618895/

    Link to earthquake in Costa Rica
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFPw2BrTWOg

    Follow The Science Basement:

    Homepage: www.thesciencebasement.org

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/ScienceBasement
    
Instagram: @sciencebasement

    Twitter: @ScienceBasement

    Email: podcast@thesciencebasement.org

    3.2 Online trolls, journalism, and armies of love - w/ Katja, Annina & Giuliano

    3.2 Online trolls, journalism, and armies of love - w/ Katja, Annina & Giuliano

    Lost in another ugly Facebook comments section? Online trolls and hate speech have unfortunately become commonplace encounters in our everyday lives. Our guest this week is the wonderful Annina Claesson (Twitter @AnninaClaesson, Instagram @thenannis), a grad student in Science Po in Paris and a freelance journalist and writer. We hear about her important research about Twitter trolls and the online harassment that female journalists face in their midst. Who are they? What are companies and governments doing about the comments? Is any support offered to the journalists? (Spoiler... not much!) Tune in to learn more about what we know so far, what we still need more research on, as well as hear about how we need to up our game to keep our journalists safe.

    Your hosts this week are Katja Kaurinkoski and Giuliano Didio.
    Editing by Cecilia Cannarozzo.
    Episode cover by Katja Kaurinkoski.
    TSB Podcast logo by Tomás Garnier.
    Jingle by Havelocke. thisishavelocke.bandcamp.com

    References fluorescent platypus:

    1- Anich, Paula Spaeth, et al. "Biofluorescence in the platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)." Mammalia 1.ahead-of-print (2020).

    2- https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/glowing-platypus


    Follow The Science Basement:

    Homepage: www.thesciencebasement.org

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/ScienceBasement
    
Instagram: @sciencebasement

    Twitter: @ScienceBasement

    Email: podcast@thesciencebasement.org

    3.1 We're back! - w/ Giuliano, Stephany & Erika

    3.1 We're back! - w/ Giuliano, Stephany & Erika

    Welcome back to The Science Basement Podcast!
    Yep, that's right! We are back!
    New team, new hosts, but same energy!

    This season will bring new exciting things:
    First of all, a whole new team (listen to the episode until the end to hear from them!)and a new schedule. Expect a new episode every first Monday of the month!

    We wanted this one to be special, a sort of rite of passage-kind of episode. So we decided to interveiw the previous hosts of this very show, Stephany Mazon & Erika Palmerio!
    "A bit of Steph & Erika", if you will ;)

    I guess here is where I write a short summary of the episode, but... Come on...! Who even reads these descriptions?!
    Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
    Science's AWESOME!

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    Where you can find us:

    Homepage: www.thesciencebasement.org

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/ScienceBasement
    
Instagram: @sciencebasement

    Twitter: @ScienceBasement

    Email: podcast@thesciencebasement.org

    Editing by Cecilia Cannarozzo (aka Wonder Ceci)
    TSB Podcast logo by Tomás Garnier Artiñano (aka Tomás Magnus)
    Music by Havelocke http://thisishavelocke.bandcamp.com

    26. Plastic brains for adults - w/ Giuliano Didio

    26. Plastic brains for adults - w/ Giuliano Didio

    Welcome back to The Science Basement Podcast!

    Our guest this week is Giuliano Didio, who is a PhD student at the Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE) of the University of Helsinki. He works on the magical world of brains! Did you know that the common saying that kids learn things faster is actually true? That’s because the infant brain is very “plastic”. Listen to this episode to learn what brain plasticity is and how to increase brain plasticity in adults!

    …and, of course, it wouldn't be an episode of the TSB podcast without a science anecdote. This time we talk about the autonomous reflexes that only babies have!

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    Where you can find us:

    Homepage: www.thesciencebasement.org

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheScienceBasementTSB
    
Instagram: @science_basement

    Twitter: @ScienceBasement

    Email: thesciencebasement.helsinki@gmail.com
    Music by Havelocke http://thisishavelocke.bandcamp.com

    25. The dark side of the Moon - w/ Markku Alho

    25. The dark side of the Moon - w/ Markku Alho

    Welcome back to The Science Basement Podcast!

    Our guest this week is Markku Alho, who is a PhD student at Aalto University. He works on plasma modelling of solar wind interactions with several bodies in space. In this episode, we focus mostly on the Moon and how the solar wind “bombards” its surface, but we also talk for example about Venus, Mars, and comets!

    …and, of course, it wouldn't be an episode of the TSB podcast without a science anecdote. This time we talk about the chinese probe Chang’e 4 that recently landed on the “dark” side of the Moon!

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Links from this episode:
    • Finland goes to the Moon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Irxd89oP7Vw
    • The #dearMoon project: https://dearmoon.earth
    • Aalto virtual planetarium: http://space.aalto.fi/software/?fbclid=IwAR0FlE2uWYEve4XEI2mChgpOJ2YTj1IuOpnqDDE7L0-leJyziuH1p-6HGJc

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    Where you can find us:

    Homepage: www.thesciencebasement.org
    
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheScienceBasementTSB
    
Instagram: @science_basement

    Twitter: @ScienceBasement

    Email: thesciencebasement.helsinki@gmail.com
    Music by Havelocke http://thisishavelocke.bandcamp.com

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