Exploring the OMG, WTF and LMFAOASMP of Science! Actual (computer) scientist and (sometimes) comedy writer Dr. Dave Ciaccio (Not a Doctor) gets in depth and/or wildly tangential about scientific discoveries, stories, theories, truths and rumors, with guest comedians, scientists, correspondents or whomever decides to drop in!
Dragon Man, Mars Mushrooms, Coelacanth Ages and the Common Nonsense of Vitamin C
Fake Dr Ciaccio looks into the new classification of human species known as the Dragon Man, a new age study is bad news for the prehistoric Coelacanth fish, and in common nonsense: does Vitamin C do anything for us? Plus are those mushrooms on Mars?
DinoSociology, Robo Evolution, Extreme Chromology and Mars' Ingenuity
Dr Ciaccio (not a doctor) talks about new info on the social lives of Tyrannosaurus Rexes, they might have had more friends than we thought, plus reportedly they were slow AF. Also, alarmist headlines aside, robots that custom make smaller robots are all the rage. In Color news there's a new whitest white and it's not a GOP fundraiser, it's a paint that reflects some huge percentage of light. In Muon news two particle accelerators, CERN in Switzerland and Fermilab in Illinois, are racing to confirm new data that might upend particle physics as we know it, or never quite understood in the first place. Finally, there's a remote control helicopter on Mars and I still don't have one.
Food Holograms, Self-Decapitating Slugs, Smog Diamonds and Earth's Magnetic Field Flips
Dr Ciaccio (not a doctor) looks into new evidence from New Zealand about the last time the Earth's magnetic poles flipped around 42,000 years ago. Also a promising new technology can etch holograms onto foods, Slugs shed their heads (rather bodies) to get a fresh start and how diamonds made from the carbon in the atmosphere could be a climate boon. Finally we take a look and listen at the new data coming back from Mars.
Space Lasers, Mini Black Holes, AI Arcade and Why "The Chicken And Egg Problem" Is Nonsense!
Dr Ciaccio (not a doctor) looks into a US military test of a pizza-box sized solar panel designed to beam microwave energy back to Earth. Plus scientists built a Black Hole in a lab (kinda) to test if Hawking Radiation is real. An AI built by Uber aced Pitfall and other 80s Arcade Games. And in Common Nonsense we take a look at why "the chicken and egg" paradox has not been a paradox or a problem for a very long time.
Recombinant Viruses, Prehistoric Beer, Lucid Dreams and Extremophile Livin'
Dr Ciaccio (not a doctor) looks into new science breakthroughs including the discovery of a newly discovered recombinant coronavirus strain that has pieces of two different strains. Plus the unearthing of a 5000 year old Egyptian Brewery that could get feed 9000 people a day. A new study in which researchers have communicated with lucid dreamers in real time, and another unexpected discovery of life in an extremely uncomfortable place (Antarctica).
Light Levitation, Cacao Plight, Great Green Wall and Seven Minutes Of Terror
Dr Ciaccio (not a doctor) looks at a new form of levitation that uses carbon nanotubes to harness light energy to float on a little puff of excited air. Also, what's causing cacao trees to produce fewer seeds, threatening our supplies of delicious chocolate and cocoa? In some good environmental news, The Great Green Wall of Africa just got a big boost. And in Space Madness, NASA's Perseverance Rover is mere days from a dramatic and dangerous unassisted landing on Mars.
These guys are FUNNY
I love this show! Hilarious, smart, and cool. Like if Bob Hope, Albert Einstein, and James Dean had a baby but it was a podcast. My references are all pre 70’s. Keep the funny coming.
One of the most interesting and hilarious science podcasts!
Enjoyed the first couple of episodes until they started going on transgender rants and political leftist agendas. I wish someone could make a science podcast for everyone and leave politics and religion out of it.