38 episodes

A podcast on science from scientists. Here we ask those seemingly straight forward questions that don’t have such straight forward answers. Each episode takes a tongue in cheek look at current research and research practises whilst lifting the veil on what is scientific truth. Mostly we nerd out about the crazy complexity of the world, with the occasional calling out of mischief in the research community. We try to give a full account of the topics under discussion but as always, further research is needed.
Contact: Twitter @frnpodcast or contact@frn-podcast.com
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A podcast on science from scientists. Here we ask those seemingly straight forward questions that don’t have such straight forward answers. Each episode takes a tongue in cheek look at current research and research practises whilst lifting the veil on what is scientific truth. Mostly we nerd out about the crazy complexity of the world, with the occasional calling out of mischief in the research community. We try to give a full account of the topics under discussion but as always, further research is needed.
Contact: Twitter @frnpodcast or contact@frn-podcast.com
url: frn-podcast.com

    Does evolution inform morality?

    Does evolution inform morality?

    On this weeks episode we tackle the really big question of the morality of reproduction. Should we be obligated to have children because of evolution?


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    • 37 min
    Solar foods: protein from thin air

    Solar foods: protein from thin air

    This week we are discussing the future of protein production. Is there a hard limit to how many people we can feed on this planet and if yes, are we going to reach it soon? Can we create food from scratch without a dependence on soil? Stay tuned for answers to these and many more questions!


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    Why did alchemy die?

    Why did alchemy die?

    Why can't I turn lead into gold and surely I can drink something to live for ever? Today we talk about alchemy; what it promised, who was practising it and ultimately why did chemistry supersede it. 


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    Do we need to worry about extinction level events?

    Do we need to worry about extinction level events?

    This week we are discussing disaster on the highest level. Do we have to prepare for extinction events that would kill all of humanity? And if yes, which ones are the ones we should focus on?


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    • 40 min
    Beyond the double helix

    Beyond the double helix

    The double helix structure of DNA is probably the most famous biomolecular structure out there. In this episode, we are exploring other structures that our genetic code is forming, and what role they might be playing in the processes of life beyond mere sequencing information. Be prepared to dive into the many shapes of DNA.


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    • 37 min
    Is scientism anti science?

    Is scientism anti science?

    Is scientism on the rise? Today we are discussing what exactly we understand under the term scientism, and how it affects the public perception of both scientific findings and the academic community. 


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    • 37 min

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