Welcome to crisscrossing Science, the podcast in which we answer the science questions that you never thought to ask. Every other week, co-hosts Michael Crosser and Chad Tillberg will share their love of natural science by discussing a topic that they find interesting.
Episode 125: Trap-Jaw Ants
Chad and Mike invite Andrew Suarez to discuss trap jaw ants. These ants have specialized mandibles that are able to snap shut, similar to that of a mouse trap, in order to fight and to flee.
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Episode 124: Quantum Computing
Mike and Chad talk about the fundamentals of quantum computing and why anybody would want to learn how to make a computer behave as a quantum system.
This episode is dedicated in memory of Don Crosser.
Episode 123: Seventeen Year Itch
Chad and Mike discuss the Brood X of cicadas that will soon be making noise across much of the Eastern United States. They only come out of the ground to mate once every 17 years, so this is quite the event.
Episode 122: Philosophers are Still People
In this rebroadcast, Mike and Chad invite Leonard Finkelman from the Philosophy department into the studio in order to discuss what is science and what is pseudo scientific junk?
Episode 121: More Consciousness
In this rebroadcast from 2019, Chad and Mike discuss whether animals have consciousness and what tools can be used to assess whether they do or not.
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Episode 120: Animal Toxins
Chad and Mike talk about animal toxins (venoms and poisons), how nature has developed many different kinds, and how they can be used as medicine.
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:) super interesting and helpful podcast
I was impressed with the hosts talent and really enjoyed this latest episode that was very helpful in breaking down the election mathematics!
Great content...less mansplaining please.
It took over 12 minutes of speaking with the WA state pest pathologist before you asked her about how she got involved and what her role was with the current murder hornet containment program. In general, the content was great and you did eventually let her explain things more. Next time, when you introduce a guest, maybe start with highlighting their expertise and knowledge.
Funny and Facinating
A fun and interesting podcast!