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The kickass weekly science and technology radio show presenting a humorous and irreverent look at the week in science and tech. Each show TWIS discusses the latest in cutting edge science news on topics such as genetic engineering, cybernetics, space exploration, neuro science, and a show favorite Countdown to World Robot Domination. The show is hosted by Dr. Kirsten Sanford, a PhD in neuroscience, Justin Jackson, a wisecracking professional car salesman and armchair physicist, and Blair Bazdarich, a zoologist. Consistently voted one of the top science radio shows on the web - check it out and hear a science news program like no other.

This Week in Science – The Kickass Science Podcast Dr. Kirsten Sanford Science Media

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The kickass weekly science and technology radio show presenting a humorous and irreverent look at the week in science and tech. Each show TWIS discusses the latest in cutting edge science news on topics such as genetic engineering, cybernetics, space exploration, neuro science, and a show favorite Countdown to World Robot Domination. The show is hosted by Dr. Kirsten Sanford, a PhD in neuroscience, Justin Jackson, a wisecracking professional car salesman and armchair physicist, and Blair Bazdarich, a zoologist. Consistently voted one of the top science radio shows on the web - check it out and hear a science news program like no other.

    13 January, 2021 – Episode 807 – Why is Science So Hot???

    13 January, 2021 – Episode 807 – Why is Science So Hot???

    What is in the This Week in Science Podcast?

    Hot Oceans, Baby Sharks, Jelly Walls, Hot & Rocky, Ukranian Melting Pot, Super Flare, COVID-19 Update, Tree Snakes, Spider Pockets, Human Persistence, Distant Dire Wolves, Sperm Markers, mRNA For MS, And Much More…

    Become a Patron!

    Check out the full episode of our science podcast on YouTube. You can do that here.

    And, remember that you can find us on all the podcast directories. If you are looking for science podcasts on Spotify, we are there! Science podcasts on Google? We are there! You’re looking for science podcasts on iTunes, science podcasts on Apple? We are there, too! Just look for This Week in Science…

    Disclaimer, Disclaimer, Disclaimer!!!

    Aside from the occasional constant need to do things for others

    Jobs, family, friends and other social constructs of tasks and attention paying…

    There are many ways to be in the world…

    Life is a choose your own adventure book

    where you can flip pages based on choices of whim and reason…

    Assuming you don’t have missing pages,

    and do have the ability to read,

    Life can take you just about anywhere you want it to.

    Within reason…

    but without limitations.

    Whatever you choose you will gain new knowledge,

    meet interesting people, visit strange places.

    Even if that strange place is your own home town where, if you haven’t noticed…

    Is much stranger than you think.

    If you get too bored you can flip the page and set off on an adventure,

    making all the choices that lead you from one encounter to the next

    One of the places your page flipping has taken you is here…

    The reason you are here is because of everything that has ever happened.

    Every choice you made,

    And every choice made by others.

    • 1 hr 42 min
    06 January, 2021 – Episode 806 – 2021 Science Predictions

    06 January, 2021 – Episode 806 – 2021 Science Predictions

    What is in the This Week in Science Podcast?

    Predictions from 2020, 2021 Science Predictions, Progeria Cure?, Stratospheric Warming, AI Builds Proteins, Bad Science Lingers, Hungry Eagle Owls, Panda Problems, Epigenetic Depression, Octopus Skin, And Much More…

    Become a Patron!

    Check out the full episode of our science podcast on YouTube. You can do that here.

    And, remember that you can find us on all the podcast directories. If you are looking for science podcasts on Spotify, we are there! Science podcasts on Google? We are there! You’re looking for science podcasts on iTunes, science podcasts on Apple? We are there, too! Just look for This Week in Science…

    Disclaimer, Disclaimer, Disclaimer!!!

    What you are about to experience is unlike anything else you will hear on this show:

    While normally focused on science and science alone,

    once a year the TWIS crew toss themselves head first into depths

    of occult mysticism and future telling divinations

    We reach out into the in-between worlds

    of what is and what may be yet to come

    As mediums we speak of the unseen wisdom from beyond

    A world of spirits, ghosts, fall’n gods and failed stand up comedians

    Whose powers of prognostication are at once awesome to behold

    And chilling in their near inability to connect with reality

    When a prediction comes true,

    it does so with such ominous and resounding accuracy

    That it stands as confirmation that the hosts have connected to the supernatural world

    When predictions fail they are quickly forgotten about

    Oh spirits!

    Allow these mediums of science to be inoculated with your exponential wisdoms!

    Suspend all disbelief and peek into the future with us here, now, on

    This Week in Science,

    Coming Up Next…

    Let’s start with last year’s predictions&...

    • 1 hr 59 min
    30 December, 2020 – Episode 805 – 2020 Science In Review!

    30 December, 2020 – Episode 805 – 2020 Science In Review!

    What is in the This Week in Science Podcast?

    The Top 11 Science Stories of 2020, And Much More…

    Become a Patron!

    Check out the full episode of our science podcast on YouTube. You can do that here.

    And, remember that you can find us on all the podcast directories. If you are looking for science podcasts on Spotify, we are there! Science podcasts on Google? We are there! You’re looking for science podcasts on iTunes, science podcasts on Apple? We are there, too! Just look for This Week in Science…

    Disclaimer, Disclaimer, Disclaimer!!!

    2020…

    As we end the year, the planet has lost 1.8 million humans to a virus

    Over 82 million have been infected

    And we are at the peak of transmissions and deaths

    Just as a new variant threatens a more contagious acceleration of infection

    2020…

    So contagious was this year, that even as it leaves,

    it is passing along the virus to the following year

    Because we failed to mitigate our behavior with any concerted effort

    2020…

    The year that showed how poorly wishful thinking,

    political posturing and good old fashion

    “Ignore it and maybe it will go away?”…

    strategies fare when dealing with actual threats…

    And so, when the future looks back upon this present year…

    The real threat will be less about a virus acting out its nature

    But the failure of humans to take reality seriously.

    2020…

    Was also the year that challenged science to save us from ourselves

    Around the world, researchers went to work

    searching for treatments,

    developing and testing vaccines

    And the efforts have succeeded!

    It is extremely important to note, and I can not stress this enough…

    That I need a disclaimer within this disclaimer

    These solutions are not new,

    • 1 hr 44 min
    16 December, 2020 – Episode 804 – TWIS the Season to Hibernate?

    16 December, 2020 – Episode 804 – TWIS the Season to Hibernate?

    What is in the This Week in Science Podcast?

    Extinction Patterns, What the Keck?, Diamond Sparkling Water, Human Faces, Fewer Hurricanes!, Computer Brains, COVID UPDATE, Spiders… In… Space!, Fish Radios?, MOND Prediction, Magnetic Chips, Usher In Touch, And Much More…

    Become a Patron!

    Check out the full episode of our science podcast on YouTube. You can do that here.

    And, remember that you can find us on all the podcast directories. If you are looking for science podcasts on Spotify, we are there! Science podcasts on Google? We are there! You’re looking for science podcasts on iTunes, science podcasts on Apple? We are there, too! Just look for This Week in Science…

    Disclaimer, Disclaimer, Disclaimer!!!

    Seeking knowledge is a natural ingrained human trait.

    The availability and access to information these days

    Is unlike any other time in history

    But seekers of knowledge must be wary

    For not all information is knowledge.

    And too often, information is used to mislead.

    Intentionally, willfully, and with purpose

    This practice is an ancient one.

    Greenland isn’t green.

    It got that name from a Viking in an effort to get people to join his icy settlement.

    Every religion you can think of

    Tries to point to one that is evidence-based,

    One that in the light of scientific knowledge

    Shrugged its shoulders and conceded to reality.

    These are beliefs that cannot be refuted by facts

    And in politics…

    honesty is scarce while spin and propaganda are tools of the trade.

    False beliefs that cannot be refuted by facts amongst the loyal is no accident.

    It is engineered.

    Why do they do it? Because it works…

    Deceit is a path to money, fame,

    • 1 hr 39 min
    09 December, 2020 – Episode 803 – Bringing Light to the Darkest Timeline

    09 December, 2020 – Episode 803 – Bringing Light to the Darkest Timeline

    What is in the This Week in Science Podcast?

    Light Supremacy, Cat Scratch Stretch Marks, Beavers & Frogs, Humans & Nature, Neander Burial, Poo Protection, COVID Update, Dog Talk, Pandas & Poo, Call For Science, Municipal Military, Shrinking Shrew Brains!, Time & Place, And Much More…

    Become a Patron!

    Check out the full episode on our YouTube channel. You can do that here.

    Disclaimer, Disclaimer, Disclaimer!!!

    Of everything that has ever happened, been done or occurred in the world.

    This is the end

    The end of everything past.

    This is the result of the experiment.

    This is now.

    And like all now’s.

    We are at the beginning.

    We are designing the next experiment.

    We are at the birth of future,

    This is the prelude to everything that is yet to come.

    This moment of now comes with great responsibility

    Choices now will affect all the now’s to come.

    And now is the only moment in which you can do anything about it.

    If we make choices based on science and reason and empathy,

    we can build a future brighter than the one we started with.

    If we ignore science,

    if we act without reason and without empathy,

    we will fall into a future far worse than where we started.

    Whichever world we end up with,

    You have made at least one choice that can only help our chances to improve

    You are now listening to

    This Week in Science,

    Coming Up Next…

    Let’s start with some quick science news stories…

    Li...

    • 1 hr 46 min
    02 December, 2020 – Episode 802 – I Saw Mommy Vaccinating Santa Claus!

    02 December, 2020 – Episode 802 – I Saw Mommy Vaccinating Santa Claus!

    What is in the This Week in Science Podcast?

    Alpha-Fold, Smashing Asteroids, Smelling Coral Reefs, Plant Memory Wipe, High Water Future, Guts & Vitamins, COVID Update, Insect Leg Wings, Avian Democracy, Solar MOF’s, Killing Killers, Telomeres & Tumors, Fresh Eyes, Mental Refresh, And Much More…

    Support us on Patreon!

    Check out the full episode on our YouTube channel. You can do that here.

    Disclaimer, Disclaimer, Disclaimer!!!

    With all the threats to humanity cat walking on the global stage these days

    It is time that we turn to science for solutions!

    But what is science?

    Some people say…

    Lots of things that aren’t worth 2 cents.

    So, we will ignore some people for the moment, and see what scientists have said about science.

    Because according to Galileo, Science is something in which

    “…the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.”

    The good thing about it? Says Neil deGrasse Tyson

    “Is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.”

    Science

    “… is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.” – Albert Einstein

    Science

    “… is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.” – Carl Sagan

    Science

    “… gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” ? Isaac Asimov

    Ok that last one isn’t a scientist,

    but he’s spot on considering how little wisdom is used in concert with science these days.

    And, these days the words of Marie Curie may be the most prescient of all…

    “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.

    Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”

    So we invite you to do just that with us,

    • 2 hrs 4 min

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