The Some Science Project

A little more science can do a whole lot of good.

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What to do when you see Bigfoot: if you’re in Texas, kill it.

Ya’ know that hand sign for “I’m on the phone”? That’s actually going to make calls… with this glove.

Folks don’t want to be called “an environmentalist.”

According to the CDC, wearing a helmet MAY be better than covering your head with your hands in a tornado, but there’s not enough evidence yet.

Bitch Bitch Bitch!

Use more TP.” Are you f’n serious? I say, “use this.”

Out of Time Wrap-Up

A compilation of the best UFO sightings of 2010. Quality hasn’t got much better since the 70’s.

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What we should have learned in high school. The science section is right on.

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From Previous Shows

A new book about American garbage contains this wonderful (wonderful = disgustingly tragic) nugget, “It’s 500 feet tall, so when you stand atop it, you’re standing on the biggest man-made structure in California.”

News(ish-ness)

Apparently going to the bottom of the deepest ocean on the planet was not enough for James Cameron. Now he wants to mine asteroids.

Good News

One writer’s backyard discovery leads to some great reader-submitted photos.

An electric car that cost about $1600 and has a range of 90 miles, was built by… some Chinese farmer.

Wait, what?

I loves me some summer hiking, hopefully I won’t get violently murdered while partaking this year.

There are spots on Uranus. And I swear, the authors did this on purpose: “The last time we had any definite signals of auroral activity on Uranus was when NASA’s Voyager 2 probe swung by in 1986,”

This week in dinosaur news: Eminent chemist denies self-plagiarism in ‘space dinosaurs’ paper

That’s Not Science

The biggest news in the world this week, The Avengers starts Friday. When the DVD comes out, it will contain over 30-minutes of deleted scenes.

Out of Time Wrap-Up

“Nope, that gulf oil spill wasn’t so bad! It’s all done now.” I’m tired of hearing that shit.

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Music for sci-fi nerds.

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From a listener – Toronto is now requiring new structures of over 2000 m^2 (that over 21,000 ft^2) to devote 20-60% of their rooftops to vegetation.

Also from a listener – APM’s “The Story” discusses Apple’s runoff polluting rivers in China.

News(ish-ness)

Everyone’s talking about a new poll that says the public thinks our wacky weather is tied to global warming. Also, the Rochester City News devoted its cover to story about the effects of climate change our our local ecosystems.

The neuroscience behind the GOP’s aversion to scientific evidence.

Good News

Talking to yourself makes you smarter. (Good thing, ‘cuz I do it all the time!)

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Green bikinis (no, not their color), are they sustainable or just plain silly? High-tech clothing that becomes “increasingly transparent based on close and personal encounters with people.”

Out of Time Wrap-Up

Do we really need science to tell us that eating through your nose to lose weight is a bad idea?!?

Droughts are expanding throughout the US.

Humans are not carnivores! And I repeat, we will need to eat a lot less meat for the sake of the environment.

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The Shuttle Discovery took its last flight this week. So, here are some photos of the event and for fun, a gigapan image of the shuttle’s interior, in ridiculous detail.

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News(ish-ness)

Cholera in Haiti and the importance of clean water.

Good News

Apparently, there may some cause for hope relating to climate change, but does our innate optimism bias mean we’ll never take GWCC seriously.

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I don’t really have words to describe this Texas hail thing.

Bitch Bitch Bitch!

Tennessee has passed a law that basically allows the teaching of creationism in schools. And in completely <cough> unrelated <cough> news, half of NYC eighth graders suck at science.

Out of Time Wrap-Up

Improving biodiversity by eating iguanas.

3D chocolate printing.

Finally, we found where we put those pesky glow-in-the-dark mushrooms

Improving biodiversity by eating iguanas.

3D chocolate printing.

Finally, we found where we put those pesky glow-in-the-dark mushrooms

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Oh, those artsy scientists.

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From Previous Shows

Brooklyn will soon boast the largest rooftop farm in the world.

News(ish-ness)

Several articles and videos popped up this week, related to sugar and how it’s addictive and pretty much toxic.

Oh, and junk food makes you sad too, although I have issues with this piece.

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More ticks and rabid llamas; “Thanks, climate change!”

Fracking

Matt Damon has jumped on the anti-fracking train, in a BIG way.

A huge increase in earthquakes is due to fracking, according to the USGS.

Bitch Bitch Bitch!

Saudi Arabia, just one more place doing stupid shit in the desert.

That’s Not Science

Dinosaurs, dragons and a great big bucket of crazy.

And dinos must have lived in water, because their tails were heavy… according to some crack-pot on Fox.

Out of Time Wrap-Up

In water-poor Colorado, farms are losing bids for water, to fracking companies. Awesome.

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Another amazing piece of science art, a real-time wind map.