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Science by the Slice is a podcast from the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education (PIE Center) that explores the science behind issues affecting our daily lives, encompassing public health, agriculture, and natural resources. Experts discuss the science of complex challenges in our society, then, through analysis and storytelling, piece together the motivations that reveal the way people think about, form, and act on opinions regarding these pivotal issues. The views, information, or opinions expressed by guest speakers on Science by the Slice are solely those of the individuals and do not necessarily represent those of the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education or the University of Florida.

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Science by the Slice is a podcast from the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education (PIE Center) that explores the science behind issues affecting our daily lives, encompassing public health, agriculture, and natural resources. Experts discuss the science of complex challenges in our society, then, through analysis and storytelling, piece together the motivations that reveal the way people think about, form, and act on opinions regarding these pivotal issues. The views, information, or opinions expressed by guest speakers on Science by the Slice are solely those of the individuals and do not necessarily represent those of the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education or the University of Florida.

    The Blue Revolution: Aquaculture in Florida and Beyond

    The Blue Revolution: Aquaculture in Florida and Beyond

    As the global population surges towards the 10 billion mark, the challenge of meeting the escalating food demands sustainably is an ever-pressing concern. In this episode of Science by the Slice, Dr. Ken Riley from NOAA Fisheries, Office of Aquaculture shares how aquaculture is a growing industry in the U.S. and many other parts of the world, to meet these needs of rising food demands. Dr. Riley shares from his vast experience, spanning industry, academia, and nonprofit work, to discuss aquac...

    • 32 min
    Looking Back and Looking Forward: 2024 EP

    Looking Back and Looking Forward: 2024 EP

    We've made it to Season Four! We're beginning our fourth season of Science by the Slice as we have the past two seasons by looking back and looking forward. That is, revisiting clips from last season while examining one theme and then looking forward to what we have in store for 2024.This episode incorporates the theme of patience. You’ll hear clips from season three while unpacking the intricate relationship between patience and life outcomes. Patience manifests in the fabric of our communit...

    • 15 min
    Tick Talk: How Researchers Are Using Online Search Behavior to Understand Tick Prevention

    Tick Talk: How Researchers Are Using Online Search Behavior to Understand Tick Prevention

    Ticks are often brushed off as a seasonal nuisance, but our latest episode of Science by the Slice, "Tick Talk," challenges our assumptions and sheds light on the vital importance of public education. Learn from Dr. Lauri Baker and Cheng-Xian Yang as they share research on public perceptions and behaviors related to ticks and linkages between outdoor activities and tick-borne illness risks, such as meat allergies and Lyme disease. This emphasizes the need for education and preparation, especi...

    • 30 min
    Protecting Wild Spaces: Balancing Development and Conservation in Florida

    Protecting Wild Spaces: Balancing Development and Conservation in Florida

    While the cities of Florida are a bustling hub of commerce and culture, nestled between them lie areas of breathtaking natural beauty, teeming with diverse ecosystems. One organization at the forefront of efforts to protect and connect these valuable spaces is the Florida Wildlife Corridor Foundation, represented by Alex Freeze, their Corridor Collaboration Teams Facilitator. In this episode, Phillip and Alex discuss the challenge of balancing the need for development while doing so in w...

    • 33 min
    Taking Care of Your Pets During Hurricanes and Times of Crises

    Taking Care of Your Pets During Hurricanes and Times of Crises

    When disaster strikes, it can feel hectic trying to ensure the safety of our loved ones. But often, in the rush and chaos, our pets can be overlooked. In our latest podcast episode, Dr. Lawrence Garcia, Clinical Assistant Professor in Shelter Medicine at the University of Florida, discusses the importance of including pets in our disaster plans. Dr. Garcia illuminates practical steps families can take to ensure their furry friends are safe during emergencies. So, if you're a pet owner wonderi...

    • 26 min
    Cybersafety: Exploring Safety Strategies for Cybersecurity

    Cybersafety: Exploring Safety Strategies for Cybersecurity

    With great power comes great responsibility, and in the world of technology, that means being prepared for cybersecurity threats.In this episode, Dr. Lauri Baker, co-founder of the Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement, highlights the importance of having a robust cybersecurity plan, educating yourself and your employees, and investing in the right tools to protect your electronic data at home or work. Discover best practices for staying safe in today's digital landscape and learn about malw...

    • 28 min

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