March For Science In April! - This Week in Science Podcast (TWIS) - Episode 615

Episode 615 - March For Science In April! - This week on TWIS (@TWIScience): hosts Dr. Kiki (@drkiki), Justin Jackson (@jacksonfly) and Blair Bazdarich (@blairsmenagerie).

Dr. Kiki, Blair, & Justin explore the world of science news with a few of the week's popular stories:

(0:00) - Recording Start (w/ a big ol' TWIS calendar — in your face!)
(1:33) - Show Start, Intro - Dr. Kiki.
(1:58) - Disclaimer! Disclaimer! Disclaimer! - Justin
(3:03) - Opening Theme Music.
(3:37) - Opening "Good Science!" Greetings - with Dr. Kiki, Blair & Justin. Intros & Top Story Headlines.

(4:03) - Dr. Kiki will be at the RoboGames! in Pleasanton, Californian, April 21 - 23, 2017, interviewing and broadcasting from there. Info & Tickets at: http://robogames.net/

(4:37) - TWIS will be at the Young Innovator's Fair in Philadelphia, PA, June 10 - 11, 2017, broadcasting LIVE both days. Info & Tickets at: http://younginnovatorsfair.com

(6:22) - March For Science, Dr. Kiki - https://goo.gl/LEuoq4, see also: How a Scientist Who Studies Marches Sees the March for Science - https://goo.gl/qYjgox
(9:09) - What has science done for you lately? Dr. Kiki - Vaccines; Justin - Alarm Clock (electricity) & Dishwasher; Blair - Optometry, Medical Science for Premature Babies.
(17:57) - Filaments Of Dark Matter Are Seen Between Galaxies, Dr. Kiki - https://goo.gl/7JIiGo, see also: The weak-lensing masses of filaments between luminous red galaxies - https://goo.gl/4bJnKO
(22:17) - Hydrogen, Hydrogen, Everywhere!, Dr. Kiki - https://goo.gl/VVLX10
(26:09) - Large near-term projected snowpack loss over the western United States, Dr. Kiki - https://goo.gl/ACp2cb
(28:19) - Receding glacier causes immense Canadian river to vanish in four days, Dr. Kiki - https://goo.gl/pnwWZj
(32:05) - Making batteries from waste glass bottles, Justin - https://goo.gl/Otb8HT

And now it's time for...

(37:57 ) - Blair's Animal Corner
(38:14) - Blair's Animal Corner Theme
(38:35) - Homing pigeons share our human ability to build knowledge across generations, Blair - https://goo.gl/42N5Wh
(43:51) - Pigeon study takes on sexism in science: Big differences in genes involved in reproductive control, Blair - https://goo.gl/WZ9riU

(52:14) - And we're at the break!
(53:09) - Half-Time Theme Music.

(54:25) - Dr. Kiki @ Robogames - http://robogames.net/
(55:03) - TWIS LIVE! @ Young Innovators, June 10 -11 - http://younginnovatorsfair.com

(55:30) - This is where you can find out about our Zazzle store (http://www.zazzle.com/thisweekinscience) and supporting us through Paypal (http://bit.ly/twis-paypal) and Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/thisweekinsci... Tell more folks about TWIS (http://twis.org). And please leave great reviews for the podcast on iTunes (http://apple.co/2bJGvtB). More minions, please!

(58:37) - Interstitial Music: George Hrab, "Skeptic," from the album "Vitriol." (https://itun.es/us/H1qUe).

(59:08) - And we're back from the break!

(59:19) - Research paves way for improved colorectal cancer test, Justin - https://goo.gl/c1MzR8
(1:05:56) - Human umbilical cord plasma proteins revitalize hippocampal function in aged mice, Dr. Kiki - https://goo.gl/JO68Kn
(1:13:13) - Cannabinoids may soothe certain skin diseases, say CU Anschutz researchers, Justin - https://goo.gl/K4p7jO
(1:17:26) - Frog slime kills flu virus, Justin - https://goo.gl/DVf84k
(1:24:31) - The importance of selection in the evolution of blindness in cavefish, Dr. Kiki - https://goo.gl/kzKwNw

Quick Science Bytes!

(1:30:31) - Physicists excited by latest LHC anomaly, Dr. Kiki - https://goo.gl/9QvP9k
(1:33:19) - Look on the Bright Side (of Media Effects): Pokémon Go as a Catalyst for Positive Life Experiences, Dr. Kiki - https://goo.gl/CiyLYp (Justin gives the dissenting opinion.)
(1:40:49) - Finally, NASA has its universe of images in one happy, searchable place, Dr. Kiki - https://goo.gl/XxTDvh http://images.nasa.gov/
(1:43:37) - Birds sing shorter songs in response to traffic noise, Blair - https://goo.gl/cdCdc6
(1:46:37) - Study reveals plants 'listen' to find sources of water, Blair - https://goo.gl/U5iXhb

(1:52:55) - Show Wrap-up!

(1:53:09) - Patreon Supporter Thank you's.

(1:56:54) - End Theme

And that's all, folks! Except, we still have...

(2:00:28) - The After-Show! - Including… world day for lab animals, international penguin day, arbor day, etc. - lots happening this week. Especially the March for Science and Earth Day. Blair is thankful for analgesics, which craving chocolate, which Dr. Kiki taunts her remotely, with hand made free trade chocolate, etc.

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