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the podcast of sciencemug.com, a blog about science which thinks to be the ‘79 world champ of cheese-rolling. Each episode tells you a research science paper in a clear, accurate and (hopefully) funny way.
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the podcast of sciencemug.com, a blog about science which thinks to be the ‘79 world champ of cheese-rolling. Each episode tells you a research science paper in a clear, accurate and (hopefully) funny way.
sciencemug: sip science & laugh!
(www.sciencemug.com)

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    Let's see if PiPs and the gang make it this time...

    • 1 min
    News 2: of mammoths' bones' circles, fluffy exoplanets, cats' music & more!

    News 2: of mammoths' bones' circles, fluffy exoplanets, cats' music & more!

    Hello dear listener!

    I read a lot of science stuff in the past months, and now I’m gonna tell you 9 science stories that I’ve already translated into mini-posts and related cartoons for the blog side of my silly self (you can find the links below).

    Sooo, dear listener, here we go!

    1(of woodpeckers’ super skull)- https://www.sciencemug.com/2020/02/the-true-reason-why-woodpeckers-dont.html

    2(of rats’ genome & New York)- https://www.sciencemug.com/2020/03/the-true-reason-why-brown-rats-genome.html

    3(of mammoths’ bones’ circles)- https://www.sciencemug.com/2020/03/the-true-reason-why-ice-age-mammoth.html

    4(of cats music)- https://www.sciencemug.com/2020/04/the-true-nature-of-cats-specific-music.html

    5(of flamingos' social life)- https://www.sciencemug.com/2020/04/the-truth-about-flamingos-social-life.html

    6(of American robins' earlier migrations)- https://www.sciencemug.com/2020/04/the-true-reason-why-american-robins.html

    7(of dingoes & the Tube Man)- https://www.sciencemug.com/2020/10/the-true-reason-why-dingoes-flee-from.html

    8(of the fluffy exoplanet)- https://www.sciencemug.com/2021/01/the-true-reason-why-wasp-107b-newly.html

    9(of the orange bats)- https://www.sciencemug.com/2021/02/the-true-reason-why-new-bat-species-is.html

    • 16 min
    Of plastics & human placenta: meet the plasticenta! Pt 4/4 - Plastic pollution -

    Of plastics & human placenta: meet the plasticenta! Pt 4/4 - Plastic pollution -

    Hellooo, dear listener!

    In this fourth and last part of the episode, I finish telling you the story of a group of Italian researchers who, for the first time ever, find plastics in human placentas of healthy women.

    Listening to this episode, you'll find out how bad is global plastic pollution, and how dangerous plastics are to living things in general, and to humans and human fetuses in particular.

    And there's also a brief interview to Dr. Ragusa, the leading investigator of this research!

    Aaand there's a also funny+unsettling fake commercial too...

    Ciao!

    Find the script (plus all the references & credits) here: https://www.sciencemug.com/2021/05/of-plastics-human-placenta-meet.html

    • 35 min
    Of plastics & human placenta: meet the "plasticenta" (Pt3/4 - The way in)

    Of plastics & human placenta: meet the "plasticenta" (Pt3/4 - The way in)

    Hellooo, dear listener!

    In the third (of four) part of this episode, I keep telling you the story of a bunch of Italian researchers who are the first to find pieces of plastics smaller than 0.5 cm in human placentas of healthy women.

    Here you'll discover how the darn microplastics manage to sneak into the human body.

    Aaand there's also a GPS for bugs and antigens story...

    Ciao!

    Find the script (plus all the references & credits) here: https://www.sciencemug.com/2021/04/of-plastics-human-placenta-meet.html

    • 19 min
    Of food production in urban areas: meet the urban horticulture! (Pt 1/2)

    Of food production in urban areas: meet the urban horticulture! (Pt 1/2)

    Hellooo, dear listener!

    In this episode I'll tell you a story about urban horticulture, more precisely the story of how a bunch or researchers proved that a city (specifically Sheffield, England, UK) could potentially feed a big chunk of its own people with veggies and fruits grown in the city itself (on green spaces and even roofs)!

    And there's a very funny fake commercial about the green thumb too.

    Ciao!

    Find the script (plus all the references & credits) here: https://www.sciencemug.com/2021/03/of-food-production-in-urban-areas-meet.html

    • 23 min
    Of plastics & human placenta: meet the "plasticenta" (Pt2/4 - Guess the plastics)

    Of plastics & human placenta: meet the "plasticenta" (Pt2/4 - Guess the plastics)

    Hellooo, dear listener!

    In this second part of this multi-part episode, I go on telling you the story of a group of smarty smart Italian researchers who, for the first time ever, finds man-made stuff, specifically microplastics, in human placentas.

    In this episode you'll find how the scientists understand that what they found is actually plastics, what kind of plastics this things are precisely, and, above other things, how much plastic has been made - I mean ever - and how much plastic garbage ended up in the environment so far.

    Aaand there's also a conspiracy theory about 1I/2017 U1 aka ʻOumuamua and some nanoprobes... 

    Ciao!

    Find the script (plus all the references & credits) here: https://www.sciencemug.com/2021/02/of-plastics-human-placenta-meet.html

    • 17 min

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