This week in Sciencism; New Mammoth Find, Capturing molecular bonding visualisation, Big asteroid passing by the earth with it’s own moon, Is love is epigenetic? New bird dinosaur fossil and mosquitoes sense of smell.
In this weeks episode of Sciencism;
Science News – What came first, the head or the brain? New SNPs found for cancer, the moon and asteroids share history, sweet potato baby formular and a microbe with 7 sexes.
Science Quiz – Which physical phenomena explains the emission of electrons from matter when they absorb light energy? And who won the nobel prize for the discovery of the law describing this?
Science Issues – Human genome 99% patented and retraction of the HeLa cells genome.
Science or Fiction – Scientists engineer bacteria to use caffeine as energy source, Study find that fungi sequester more arbon than plant matter in boreal forests, Fire activity in the amazon can be predicted using satelite images to detect the colour of leaves.
Last week in the past – Eiffel Tower opens, first successful tornado forecast, Mariner 10 observes Mercury, First Sea Plane Flight.
This week in Sciencism host Ross Balch is joined by Andrew Stephenson and Natalie McKirdy. We discus; Cosmic Microwave Background, Chimeric Leukemia Treatment, Graphene, Comet Killed the Dinosaurs? Mitochondrial Gene Therapy, Voyager Leaves the Solar System?
In this weeks episode of Sciencism Ross and Dan discuss the Asteroid events of of the past week as well as the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs. We talk about a protozoa with thousands of chromosomes, the protein responsible for CJD and the origin of Cosmic Rays. We talk about the issue of gene patents in response to the ruling by the Australia Federal Court. Dan plays science or fiction and the audience gets a chance to take on the science quiz. We finish off with last week in the past.
Comments, feedback and competition entries to firstname.lastname@example.org