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The kickass weekly science and technology radio show presenting a humorous and irreverent look at the week in science and tech. Each show TWIS discusses the latest in cutting edge science news on topics such as genetic engineering, cybernetics, space exploration, neuro science, and a show favorite Countdown to World Robot Domination. The show is hosted by Dr. Kirsten Sanford, a PhD in neuroscience, Justin Jackson, a wisecracking professional car salesman and armchair physicist, and Blair Bazdarich, a zoologist. Consistently voted one of the top science radio shows on the web - check it out and hear a science news program like no other.

This Week in Science – The Kickass Science Podcas‪t‬ Dr. Kirsten Sanford Science Media

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The kickass weekly science and technology radio show presenting a humorous and irreverent look at the week in science and tech. Each show TWIS discusses the latest in cutting edge science news on topics such as genetic engineering, cybernetics, space exploration, neuro science, and a show favorite Countdown to World Robot Domination. The show is hosted by Dr. Kirsten Sanford, a PhD in neuroscience, Justin Jackson, a wisecracking professional car salesman and armchair physicist, and Blair Bazdarich, a zoologist. Consistently voted one of the top science radio shows on the web - check it out and hear a science news program like no other.

    24 February, 2021 – Episode 813 – How to Choose Your Roach

    24 February, 2021 – Episode 813 – How to Choose Your Roach

    What is in the This Week in Science Podcast?

    Perseverance Has Landed!, Art Rocks, Underwater Glider, AI Exploration, Choose Your Roach, Magnetic Extinctions, COVID-19 Update, Cute Clones, MonkeyVision, Taxes & Democracy, Eat Your Shrooms, Seasonal Change, Moldy Memory, And Much More…

    Become a Patron!

    Check out the full episode of our science podcast on YouTube. You can do that here.

    And, remember that you can find us on all the podcast directories. If you are looking for science podcasts on Spotify, we are there! Science podcasts on Google? We are there! You’re looking for science podcasts on iTunes, science podcasts on Apple? We are there, too! Just look for This Week in Science…

    Disclaimer, Disclaimer, Disclaimer!!!

    Planet earth is in big trouble

    Pandemics,

    Global warming induced weather patterns

    The lack of sustainable solutions capable of overcoming human laziness

    The end is not in sight

    But it is a good sight closer than it was just a few years ago

    And yes, some humans will work really hard to ensure that changes are made

    To keep this planet habitable

    Meanwhile… Mars

    No it’s not ready to live on

    But the worse it gets on earth

    And the faster we need to come up with solutions to survive here

    The better Mars looks…

    It won’t be for everyone!

    But for anyone that does go there’s one thing they will need to bring with them

    This Week in Science

    Coming Up Next…

    Let’s start with the science news

    Perseverence Has Landed!

    The Ingenuity helicopter has reported in. And, the mission has begun to send back images, video, and the a href="https://mars.nasa.gov/news/8870/nasas-mars-perseverance-rover-provide...

    • 1 hr 48 min
    17 February, 2021 – Episode 812 – Fungus February Fun!

    17 February, 2021 – Episode 812 – Fungus February Fun!

    What is in the This Week in Science Podcast?

    Perseverence On Mars, Silent Caterpillar Killers, Meat For Cats, Looking Out, Dog Shows, Fish Tracks, Interview with Dr. Ivan Liachko of Phase Genomics, Cockroach Wings, Spider Legs, COVID Protection Genes?, Not So Rare SNPs, Less Is More, Avian Insulation, And Much More…

    Become a Patron!

    Check out the full episode of our science podcast on YouTube. You can do that here.

    And, remember that you can find us on all the podcast directories. If you are looking for science podcasts on Spotify, we are there! Science podcasts on Google? We are there! You’re looking for science podcasts on iTunes, science podcasts on Apple? We are there, too! Just look for This Week in Science…

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    As a cold snap grips much of Texas,

    And millions are without power as temperatures drop below zero,

    Some strange news is coming from the fossil fuel industry

    Via the Texas governor and Fox news…

    That wind turbines are to blame for the power outages!

    Yes the green new deal, so alive and well in Texas,

    Is the reason for the power outages according to Fox news and Governor Abbot.

    A few fun facts…

    Denmark gets 41% of its electricity from wind

    Germany 21%

    Canada and Sweden have hundreds of dedicated wind farms generating power.

    And they all work in the cold weather which those countries are all too familiar with.

    The state of Iowa gets 40% of its energy from wind, the most in the United States.

    Now western Iowa is seeing rolling blackouts from this winter cold snap as well…

    But that’s because 50% of its gas powered generators went off line!

    Texas on the other hand gets only 10% of its energy from wind,

    and has had similar issues with generators freezing.

    Not wind turbines,

    but gas generators…

    The point is,

    • 2 hr 5 min
    10 February, 2021 – Episode 811 – Digging for Science Bones

    10 February, 2021 – Episode 811 – Digging for Science Bones

    What is in the This Week in Science Podcast?

    Fish Limbs, Conch Sounds, Animal Stress, Fractal Vision, Ongoing Evolution, Allergy Woes?, Ocean Carbon Cycle, Dragonfly Flight, Orphan Bat Moms, Discriminating Search, Political Marketing, Happy Bones, Sad Sperm, And Much More…

    Become a Patron!

    Check out the full episode of our science podcast on YouTube. You can do that here.

    And, remember that you can find us on all the podcast directories. If you are looking for science podcasts on Spotify, we are there! Science podcasts on Google? We are there! You’re looking for science podcasts on iTunes, science podcasts on Apple? We are there, too! Just look for This Week in Science…

    Disclaimer, Disclaimer, Disclaimer!!!

    When you think about it…

    (Whatever it is you happen to be thinking about)

    Keep in mind that the thing you are thinking about,

    Has been thought about before.

    If for example you are thinking about how to get a rock out of your shoe

    Without having to remove the shoe…

    Chances are somebody has thought about doing this before.

    It doesn’t mean that others have spent time

    thinking of how to get rocks out of your specific shoes

    with your specific feet in them.

    But certainly others have encountered a similar situation

    May have even found solutions.

    So whatever you occupies your mind.

    Think about it.

    Then find out what others have thought about it;

    Taking on ideas, solving problems, with sets of solutions

    Is always better than going it alone.

    Nowhere is that more true than when talking about

    This Week in Science

    Coming Up Next…

    Let’s start with the science news

    Fish...

    • 1 hr 39 min
    03 February, 2021 – Episode 810 – Humans Are All Thumbs

    03 February, 2021 – Episode 810 – Humans Are All Thumbs

    What is in the This Week in Science Podcast?

    Old Thumb, Martian Mudslides, Full Moon Crazies, Global Wind Atlas, Old Bone Scratch, Fungus Vs Fungus, COVID-19 Update, Evolutionary Blackmail, Driving Crickets Mad, Monkey Monitors, Frozen Fresh, Stop It, Radio Feelings, And Much More…

    Become a Patron!

    Check out the full episode of our science podcast on YouTube. You can do that here.

    And, remember that you can find us on all the podcast directories. If you are looking for science podcasts on Spotify, we are there! Science podcasts on Google? We are there! You’re looking for science podcasts on iTunes, science podcasts on Apple? We are there, too! Just look for This Week in Science…

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    What could be greater than knowing that you are alive?

    Doing something you love with your life.

    Since we don’t all want to be doctors or science news communicators or succulent farmers…

    You might need need to invent something new to do.

    One great place to do that is science!

    In science there is a lot that needs to studied.

    Everything in fact needs a good looking at.

    There is pretty much no limit on what you can decide to study.

    To get a good idea of what’s available to study

    we put together this quick list of examples we call

    This Week in Science,

    Coming up next…

    Let’s start with the science news

    Old Thumb

    A new analysis of the evolution of human thumb dexterity was published last week. It looks at inferred soft tissues as well as bone proportions and joint angles. Their findings suggest the human thumb first hit the scene with the advent of the species Homo about 2 million years ago.

    a href="https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-02/si-mlc012921.

    • 1 hr 51 min
    27 January, 2021 – Episode 809 – How to Describe a Mosquito?

    27 January, 2021 – Episode 809 – How to Describe a Mosquito?

    What is in the This Week in Science Podcast?

    Carbon Zero, Dung Beetle Poo Control, We Drink Milk, Bird Poo Connections, Autism Markers, Interview with Dr. Yvonne Linton RE: Mosquitoes of the World, Coral Bleaching Revealed, Growing Gonads, Moon Women, Decisive Brains, And Much More…

    Become a Patron!

    Check out the full episode of our science podcast on YouTube. You can do that here.

    And, remember that you can find us on all the podcast directories. If you are looking for science podcasts on Spotify, we are there! Science podcasts on Google? We are there! You’re looking for science podcasts on iTunes, science podcasts on Apple? We are there, too! Just look for This Week in Science…

    Disclaimer, Disclaimer, Disclaimer!!!

    Just because you want something to be true doesn’t make it so.

    Attacking other people who don’t agree with you won’t change that fact.

    For everything you’ve seen and believe,

    there are others seeing differently .

    But, some try to see something new

    by silencing their biases

    (as much as possible anyway)

    and taking a scientific view.

    For everything you see

    there is a likely explanation.

    If may not be the thing you think,

    but an unexpected reason.

    So, take your preconceptions

    and throw them in the trash.

    And, join us here on

    This Week in Science,

    coming up next…

    Let’s start with the science news

    Carbon Zero

    A peer-reviewed roadmap for carbon neutrality in the United States has been published by Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Regardless of the eventual path, they prescribe 8 steps to take in the next 10 years. The total cost would be 0.2 – 1.

    • 2 hr 2 min
    20 January, 2021 – Episode 808 – Science Loves Palindromes!

    20 January, 2021 – Episode 808 – Science Loves Palindromes!

    What is in the This Week in Science Podcast?

    Scientific Hope, Anti-fungal Antfarms, All The Protection, Cat Protection, Allergy Gut Bugs, Water That Binds, COVID-19 Update, Beetle Goo, Eel Hunters, Perfect Dino Butthole, Brain Material, Fast Laser Pulses, AI Teacher, Get Some Sleep, And Much More…

    Become a Patron!

    Check out the full episode of our science podcast on YouTube. You can do that here.

    And, remember that you can find us on all the podcast directories. If you are looking for science podcasts on Spotify, we are there! Science podcasts on Google? We are there! You’re looking for science podcasts on iTunes, science podcasts on Apple? We are there, too! Just look for This Week in Science…

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    We are living in interesting times…

    While this is always true in one way or another

    This day and age will be of especially key interest to future historians

    Future historians who will be tasked with figuring out how our societies got to where we will be

    at the time when future historians are tasked with figuring out our present’s future foundations.

    Will this look back be about how grifters, strong men and all too common con-men dictators

    were finally and called out,

    stripped of power and thrown out for good?

    Will this be the age where policy discussions are conducted by people

    with knowledge, interest and commitment making a better world.

    Will this be another era of war and destruction?

    Or one of peace and prosperity?

    Will the actions taken by the humans of today

    lead us to a rational world of reason, technological innovation and scientific discovery?

    Or will we see truth, facts and knowledge further discarded

    in favor of the fervently low information minded,

    • 1 hr 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
423 Ratings

423 Ratings

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I used to be able to agree and support the science of this channel. But some of the things that are agreed with on this show are very unscientific. The political opinions expressed on this channel are not science and seem to ignore the typical scientific path of finding evidence to support these opinions. Hating trump isn’t scientific. Blindly hating everything he does is not scientific. Please look up the bills he has passed. Do some real research then form your opinion. The opinions expressed here are the opinions of CNN. Not science. Still 5 stars. Great show . Very well made. Minus political opinions.

TaBAscO$ ,

AMAZING

I don’t understand everything there are saying cus I guess u could say I’m young but I love this show and learning about science over a huge span of topics and because of them I know so much more about our world and definitely inspired me to do and complete so many new and great things

Lovely Listner ,

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u should make ur podcasts shorter cause tons of people r not going to listen for 2 hours

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