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Our podcast goes over how to navigate the world of science and how to determine for yourself what and who you can believe in with confidence. Join us as we learn, grow and push scientific understanding into the 21st century.

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Our podcast goes over how to navigate the world of science and how to determine for yourself what and who you can believe in with confidence. Join us as we learn, grow and push scientific understanding into the 21st century.

    Episode 47 - Nature is Freaky

    Episode 47 - Nature is Freaky

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    Is war an exclusively human practice? How about sexual behavior and pair-bonding among members of the same sex? Is the heat of the surface of the sun just an everyday experience for some in nature? Is one-punch man alive and well in the animal kingdom? Join hosts Shanti and Danny as we discuss. Emu wars, chimpanzees, and the terrifying creatures of the deep and talk about what makes nature so much stranger than even the fiction we imagine.
    References
    Johnson, M.; ‘Feathered Foes’: Soldier Settlers and Western Australia’s ‘Emu War’ of 1932. Journal of Australian Studies. 18-May-2009. 88 (147 - 157). Doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/14443050609388083Wilson, M., et. al.; Lethal Aggression in Pan is Better Explained by Adaptive Strategies than Human Impacts. Nature. 18-Sep-2014. 513 (414 - 417). Doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/nature13727Poiani, A.; Animal Homosexuality A Biosocial Perspective. Cambridge University Press. 2010. ISBN: 978-0-521-19675Versluis, M., et. al.; How Snapping Shrimp Snap: Through Cavitating Bubbles. Science. 22-Sep-2000. 289: 5487 (2114 - 2117). Doi: https://doi.org/10.1126/science.289.5487.2114Patek, S., et. al.; Deadly Strike Mechanism of a Mantis Shrimp. Nature. 22-Apr-2004. 428 (819 - 820). Doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/428819aBaum-Haines, S.; These Bizarre Animal Behaviors Prove that Mother Nature is Insane. 03-Nov-2020. Science101. https://www.science101.com/bizarre-animal-behaviors-prove-nature-metal/Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/breakingbadscience?fan_landing=true)

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    Episode 46 - Medical Technology and the Future

    Episode 46 - Medical Technology and the Future

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    In the past, we discussed the idea of reversing the aging process. The concept that in the future we might be able to end a human's tendency to die simply because we survived for too many years. What about the issues that arise simply from trying to live. What if our organs fail or get damaged, or what if we lose large sections of bone? From 3D printing to organ-on-a-chip, what does the future look like when we consider where medicine is going?
    References
    Abrams, M.; 3D Printing Bones. 14-Jan-2016. American Society of Mechanical Engineering. https://www.asme.org/topics-resources/content/3d-printing-bonesHanaphy, P.; University of Minnesota Researchers Use 3D Bioprinting to Create Beating Human Heart. 3D Printing Industry. 07-Jul-2020. https://3dprintingindustry.com/news/university-of-minnesota-researchers-use-3d-bioprinting-to-create-beating-human-heart-173210/Rajkumar, S.; The High Cost of Insulin in the United States: An Urgent Call to Action. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 01-Jan-2020. 95:1 (22 - 28). Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mayocp.2019.11.013Everett, H.; Aldershof Startup Develops Novel Dual-Color Volumetric 3D Printing Method. 3D Printing Industry. 08-Jan-2021. https://3dprintingindustry.com/news/aldershof-startup-develops-novel-dual-color-volumetric-3d-printing-method-182018/#:~:text=Volumetric%203D%20printing%20is%20regarded,in%20a%20matter%20of%20seconds.Carneiro Neto, A., Malta, O.; Glowing Nanocrystals Enable 3D X-Ray Imaging. Nature. 17-Feb-2021. 590 (396 - 397). Doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-021-00350-2Nillesen, S., et. al.; Increased Angiogenesis and Blood Vessel Maturation in Acellular Collagen-Heparin Scaffolds Containing Both FGF2 and VEGF. Biomaterials. 20-Nov-2006. 28:6 (1123 - 1131). Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biomaterials.2006.10.029Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/breakingbadscience?fan_landing=true)

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    Episode 45 - Shanti's Weight Loss Breakdown

    Episode 45 - Shanti's Weight Loss Breakdown

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    Every week we look at a new scientific concept and delve into the science behind it. How do we go about that? What does it take to look at information that someone presents and evaluate its quality? Join hosts Shanti and Danny as we dive into Shanti’s fitness background and evaluate the work of Dr. Mike Israetel who influenced our co-host in his training days.
    References
    Israetel, M., Hoffman, J., et. al.; The Renaissance Diet. Renaissance Periodization. 09-Feb-2019. ASIN: B07NKTD9MS.Hall, K.; What is the Required Energy Deficit Per Unit Weight Loss?. International Journal of Obesity. 11-Sep-2007. 32:3 (573 - 576). Doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.ijo.0803720Forbes, G.; Body Fat Content Influences the Body Composition Response to Nutrition and Exercise. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 25-Jan-2006. 904:1 (359 - 365). Doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1749-6632.2000.tb06482.xDrazin, B, et. al.; Effect of Dietary Macronutrient Composition on AMPK and SIRT1 Expression and Activity in Human Skeletal Muscle. Hormone and Metabolic Research. 06-Jun-2012. 44:9 (650 - 655). Doi: https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0032-1312656Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/breakingbadscience?fan_landing=true)

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    Episode 44 - Clean Energy

    Episode 44 - Clean Energy

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    We all understand what it means to be dirty, more importantly we understand how something becomes clean. But what about energy? How do we clean energy? What is clean energy? Is it achievable? Do we even have any energy that can be considered clean? What is lithium mining? Why does it come up in this discussion. What does the word fossil fuel even mean?
    References
    Sato, M.; Thermochemistry of the Formation of Fossil Fuels. Fluid-Mineral Interactions The Geochemical Society. 1990. Special Publication #2. https://www.geochemsoc.org/files/6214/1261/1770/SP-2_271-284_Sato.pdfEllabban, O., et. al.; Renewable Energy Resources: Current Status, Future Prospects and Their Enabling Technology. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. Nov-2014. 39 (748 - 764). Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2014.07.113Early, C.; The New ‘Gold Rush’ for Green Lithium. BBC. 24-Nov-2020. https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20201124-how-geothermal-lithium-could-revolutionise-green-energyRitchie, H., Roser, M.; Fossil Fuels. Our World in Data. 2017. https://ourworldindata.org/fossil-fuelsJacoby, M.; It’s Time to Get Serious About Recycling Lithium-Ion Batteries. Chemical and Engineering News. 14-Jul-2019. 97:28. https://cen.acs.org/materials/energy-storage/time-serious-recycling-lithium/97/i28Battery Technology. MIT Technology Review. https://www.technologyreview.com/topic/climate-change/battery-technology/Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/breakingbadscience?fan_landing=true)

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    Episode 43 - The Psychology of Cults

    Episode 43 - The Psychology of Cults

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    In the late 1980's a former NFL defensive end stabbed 2 men with zero provocation, and if you ask him it was done at the urging of his leader to which he was devout. In the mid to late 2010's the hit show Smallville took on an entirely different meaning when the world realized a star actress was recruiting other women to be branded and exploited. In both cases we can't help but ask ourselves, how does this happen? How does a human being find themselves in a situation where these things happen? In a word, cults, but it's so much more than that. Join hosts Shanti and Danny as we dig into manipulation, fear, blackmail, and the disturbing minds of what passes for a "leader" in this world's cults. 
    References
    Naftulin, J.; The Science-Backed Psychology Techniques Nxivm Used to ‘Fetishize Vulnerability’ and Manipulate Members into Sex. Insider. 27-Oct-2020. https://www.insider.com/nxivm-used-real-psychology-to-fetishize-vulnerability-manipulate-2020-9Scheeres, J.; The Yaweh ben Yahweh Cult. CrimeLibrary. 03.-Jun-2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20130603192839/http://www.trutv.com:80/library/crime/notorious_murders/classics/yahweh_cult/12.htmlBest, J.; Cults: A Psychological Perspective. Theses and Dissertations 361. Columbus State University. 2018. https://csuepress.columbusstate.edu/theses_dissertations/361


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    Episode 42 - Starlink and Elon Musk

    Episode 42 - Starlink and Elon Musk

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    In the 80's a hero known as Al Gore produced one of the greatest inventions of all time..the internet. Ok well maybe that's just a comment quoted out of context that comedians at the time found hilarious and some of us still do. Today, though, Elon Musk is doing something with the internet early users like myself would never have thought possible. What is Starlink and what is the point? Join hosts Shanti and Danny as we discuss the introduction of Starlink, what makes it so impressive, and what it may mean for our future. 
    References:
    Mikkelson, D.; Did Al Gore Say ‘I Invented the Internet’?. Snopes.com. 05-May-2005. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/internet-of-lies/N2YO. Search Satellite DataBase. N2YO.com. Search criteria “Starlink”. 28-Mar-2021. https://www.n2yo.com/database/?name=starlink#resultsOsborne, S.; SiriusXM - Satellites and Repeaters. Sirius Buzz. 07-Oct-2012. https://siriusbuzz.com/siriusxm-satellites-and-repeaters.phpThe editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. Orbit. Encyclopaedia Britanica. https://www.britannica.com/science/orbit-astronomySupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/breakingbadscience?fan_landing=true)

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