October 29, 2020

Episode 12 - Ghosties

This week Beth has a special Halloween-themed episode on "The Ghost in the Machine" 

 

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So brush off your ghostbusting gear and get ready to 'thunk' critically as we dive into the spooky world of paranormal physics and infrasound...

 

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Edited by: Sienna

 

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October 15, 2020

Episode 11 - Place Cells

How do you know where you are? How does your BRAIN know where you are? In this episode Sienna dives into the research on place cells, and how they help us navigate the wild, wonderful, world one cell at a time!

 

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For more great information on place cells, check out Dr. Nancy Kanwisher from MIT who has a series of neuroscience lectures freely available on YouTube!

 

Edited by: Alastair

 

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October 1, 2020

Episode 10 - NMR and MRI

Macaroni, Macarena, and Magnets. What do all these things have in common? Find out in this episode as Alastair explains the science behind Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Just try not to get dizzy as we spin 'round and 'round!

 

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Edited by: Sienna

 

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Sound waves have air, water waves have...well...water, but what about light waves? In Part 1 of this two-part episode, Beth explains the concept behind interferometry, and how we discovered what light does (or doesn't) travel through!

 

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Edited by: Alastair

 

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September 3, 2020

Episode 8 - Lichens

Today's podcast is all about the world of lichens...what they are, where they live, and what they're used for! Listen to Sienna mispronounce the word morel as she talks about fungi and algae and their unique and fascinating relationship that brings about the lichens that you see everyday. After this episode you'll be looking around every time you go outside to see if you can spot some of these weird and wonderful organisms.

 

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Edited by: Alastair

 

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From billiard balls to lemon poppyseed muffins, our ideas about the structure of the atom have come a long way through space and time (all the way from Ancient Greece, to be exact!) Join Alastair, Beth, and Sienna as they journey through the different models of the atom, and stop off for sultana scones along the way!

 

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Edited by: Alastair

 

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August 6, 2020

Episode 6 - Geophysics

Did you know there are three types of North pole? And, more interestingly, one of them is on the move?! Hang out with Beth, Sienna, and Alastair as we learn about the magnetic North pole's travel from nearer Canada toward Siberia and what this means for finding the ice cream shop nearest to you.

 

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Edited by: Sienna

 

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July 24, 2020

Episode 5 - Stem Cells

What are the four characteristics that make up a stem cell, and how does this relate to Pokemon? Today's episode explores the discovery of stem cells and its future applications in Alastair's love life!

 

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Edited by: Alastair

 

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July 9, 2020

Episode 4 - Plasmas

In this episode we reveal the fourth state of matter you were never told about at school: Plasmas! From their electrifying history to the edges of the universe, learn what a plasma is and where you can find them.

 

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Edited by: Sienna

 

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June 25, 2020

Episode 3 - Neutrinos

What’s your favorite flavour of sub-atomic particle? Mine is muon. In this episode, Beth dives into the physics behind neutrinos and the path to their discovery. From experiments buried deep underground to the cosmos far beyond our galaxy, neutrinos are everywhere...and we’re still learning more everyday.

 

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Edited by: Sienna

 

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June 11, 2020

Episode 2 - Olfaction

What’s that smell? More importantly, how do we smell? Sienna breaks down the biology behind our nose and the science from odourant to brain processing. Don’t turn your nose up at this one, it’s some potent stuff!

 

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Edited by: Alastair

 

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Non-Newtonian fluids are all around us (even inside of us) and they’re often delicious! Alastair explains the chemistry behind non-Newtonian fluids, and even gives examples of some you may have lying around the house. Ooey, gooey, and fun!

 

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Edited by: Sienna

 

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June 10, 2020

Not Yet a Dr. Trailer

The podcast where a biologist, physicist, and a chemist walk into a bar… Not yet a dr. is a dive into biology, physics, or chemistry. Join Sienna (neuroscience PhD student at McGill University), Beth (particle physics PhD student at Sapienza University), and Alastair (analytical chemistry PhD student at Queen’s University) as they teach each other about science from each of their fields.

 

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