Monthly Archives: June 2007

Episode 10 — Quantum Mechanics

Now it’s time for some much odder physics than you’re likely used to — we’re getting down to the sub-atomic level with quantum mechanics…. If you’re new to the podcast, you’ll want to check out episodes 4 (Physics: A Brief History, 6 (Special Relativity), and 8 (General Relativity) first, just to put this material in context…. Continue reading

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A funny thing happened on the way to the Moon…

Not that I enjoy saying “I told you so,” but President Bush’s lack of ability or (more likely) desire to forge any sort of bipartisan support for his Vision for Space Exploration (VSE) is really coming back to bite NASA.

Let’s have a quick refresher, shall we? Continue reading

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The week in carnivals

As usual, you’ve got a good selection of science-related blog carnivals for your reading pleasure this week… Continue reading

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Episode 9 — Stem Cells

Stem cells — everybody talks about them, but how much do all these talking heads really know about them? Listen in to this episode, and you’ll get a basic background in stem cells, and why you should care about them. What stem cells are, what they’re useful for, what kinds have ethical concerns attached, and which shouldn’t — it’s all in here for your listening pleasure. I also talk about some promising new news from Japan — the dawn of guilt-free stem cells may be just down the road… Continue reading

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You just have to love xkcd

The latest “xkcd” is SO appropriate… Continue reading

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Poor Pluto…

A fun piece of art from Mathias Pedersen Continue reading

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Life is a Carnival…

Or at least, it is on the internet. Here’s a good selection of Carnivalia for your reading pleasure this week… Continue reading

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