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Hosted by Pinoy science journalist Mikael Angelo Francisco, the Ask Theory Podcast shines the spotlight on Pinoy scientific brilliance. Each episode of Ask Theory features a Pinoy scientist from one of the various scientific disciplines. In a very casual Taglish conversation, guests explain what they do in simple terms, as well as share their fascinating stories: how they got into science, the challenges they face, what motivates them to pursue their fields, what future scientists from the Philippines can look forward to, and so much more.

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Hosted by Pinoy science journalist Mikael Angelo Francisco, the Ask Theory Podcast shines the spotlight on Pinoy scientific brilliance. Each episode of Ask Theory features a Pinoy scientist from one of the various scientific disciplines. In a very casual Taglish conversation, guests explain what they do in simple terms, as well as share their fascinating stories: how they got into science, the challenges they face, what motivates them to pursue their fields, what future scientists from the Philippines can look forward to, and so much more.

Music: Miles From Home by Glitch

    158: [Domestic Cat Predation] Dapat Bang Hayaang Makalabas Ang Mga Alagang Pusa? (with Frances Mae Tenorio)

    158: [Domestic Cat Predation] Dapat Bang Hayaang Makalabas Ang Mga Alagang Pusa? (with Frances Mae Tenorio)

    In this episode of the Ask Theory podcast, Frances Mae Tenorio talks about domestic cat predation, the problem of invasive species, responsible pet ownership, and more.

    Learn about her study on domestic cat predation here: https://www.flipscience.ph/plants-and-animals/domestic-cats-mt-makiling-forest-reserve/

    This episode was made possible by the British Council Philippines, the United Kingdom’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Now on its fourth year, the British Council is accepting applicants for its Women in STEM Scholarship programme. For more information, visit the British Council Women in STEM website: https://www.britishcouncil.ph/study-uk/women-in-STEM

    #WomenInSTEM #STEMHasNoLimits

    • 34 min
    157: [AUDIO ESSAY] Of Six-Eyed Spiders And Taxonomic Tasks

    157: [AUDIO ESSAY] Of Six-Eyed Spiders And Taxonomic Tasks

    Inside a small, stuffy cave in Batangas, researchers found a species of spider that has never been recorded in the Philippines before—a discovery with potential impacts on environmental policy and local tourism.

    This episode is an audio adaptation of the following article: https://www.flipscience.ph/plants-and-animals/recluse-spiders-taxonomy/

    Episode 157 of the Ask Theory podcast was made possible by the British Council Philippines, the United Kingdom’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Now on its fourth year, the British Council is accepting applicants for its Women in STEM Scholarship programme. For more information, visit the British Council Women in STEM website: https://www.britishcouncil.ph/study-uk/women-in-STEM

    #WomenInSTEM #STEMHasNoLimits

    • 17 min
    156: [Pertussis] Pertussis O “Whooping Cough”: Panibagong COVID Nga Ba? (with Dr. Chenery Ann Lim)

    156: [Pertussis] Pertussis O “Whooping Cough”: Panibagong COVID Nga Ba? (with Dr. Chenery Ann Lim)

    In this episode of the Ask Theory podcast, Dr. Chenery Ann Lim of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders talks about what pertussis or "whooping cough" is, why pertussis is dangerous, who is most at risk of contracting pertussis, how to mitigate the spread of pertussis, attitudes toward infectious disease prevention, and more.

    To learn more or to contact the MSF team, visit: https://doctorswithoutborders-apac.org/en/about-us/contact-us

    This episode was made possible by the British Council Philippines, the United Kingdom’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Now on its fourth year, the British Council is accepting applicants for its Women in STEM Scholarship programme. For more information, visit the British Council Women in STEM website: https://www.britishcouncil.ph/study-uk/women-in-STEM

    #WomenInSTEM #STEMHasNoLimits

    • 26 min
    155: [Methanol Poisoning] Ano Ang “Gin Bulag,” At Bakit Ito Delikado? (with Dr. Chenery Ann Lim)

    155: [Methanol Poisoning] Ano Ang “Gin Bulag,” At Bakit Ito Delikado? (with Dr. Chenery Ann Lim)

    In this episode of the Ask Theory podcast, Dr. Chenery Ann Lim of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders talks about the basics of methanol poisoning, the origin of the term "gin bulag," how Philippine media practitioners talk about methanol poisoning, the difference between methanol poisoning and excessive alcohol consumption, what to do if you suspect you have methanol poisoning, and more.

    To learn more or to contact the MSF team, visit: https://doctorswithoutborders-apac.org/en/about-us/contact-us

    This episode was made possible by the British Council Philippines, the United Kingdom’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Now on its fourth year, the British Council is accepting applicants for its Women in STEM Scholarship programme. For more information, visit the British Council Women in STEM website: https://www.britishcouncil.ph/study-uk/women-in-STEM

    #WomenInSTEM #STEMHasNoLimits

    • 31 min
    154: [Pinoy Space Science] Bakit Manghang Mangha Tayo Sa Space? (with Jo Brianne Briones)

    154: [Pinoy Space Science] Bakit Manghang Mangha Tayo Sa Space? (with Jo Brianne Briones)

    In this episode of the Ask Theory podcast, science communicator Jo Brianne Briones talks about why we are so fascinated with space, how it feels to work at the Philippine Space Agency, the many ways space science benefits the public, how science cultivates geeky interests (and vice versa), and more.

    This episode was made possible by the British Council Philippines, the United Kingdom’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Now on its fourth year, the British Council is accepting applicants for its Women in STEM Scholarship programme. For more information, visit the British Council Women in STEM website: https://www.britishcouncil.ph/study-uk/women-in-STEM

    #WomenInSTEM #STEMHasNoLimits

    • 44 min
    153: [Environmental Awareness] May Naitutulong Ba Talaga Ang Earth Hour? (with Genea Nichole Cortez)

    153: [Environmental Awareness] May Naitutulong Ba Talaga Ang Earth Hour? (with Genea Nichole Cortez)

    In this episode of the Ask Theory podcast, Genea Nichole Cortez of Mangrove Matters PH talks about mangrove conservation, the problem of "wrong" mangrove planting, Earth Hour and other similar awareness campaigns, using art to spread environmental awareness, and more.

    Links:

    Neymatophores on INPRNT: https://www.inprnt.com/gallery/neymatophores/

    Neymatophores on Facebook: fb.com/neymatophores

    The National Mangrove Map of 2023: https://www.facebook.com/share/v/Du4yZ6xRckSL12PW/?⁠

    This episode was made possible by the British Council Philippines, the United Kingdom’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Now on its fourth year, the British Council is accepting applicants for its Women in STEM Scholarship programme. For more information, visit the British Council Women in STEM website: https://www.britishcouncil.ph/study-uk/women-in-STEM

    #WomenInSTEM #STEMHasNoLimits

    • 44 min

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