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Falling in Love with Science – This Week in Science Podcast (TWIS)



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(0:00) – Recording Start
(5:15) – Intro but… WHOOPS, mistake by Dr. Kiki
(6:29) – REAL Intro, continued… , Dr. Kiki
(6:47) – Disclaimer! Disclaimer! Disclaimer! – Justin
(8:31) – Opening Theme Music
(9:06) – Opening “Good Science!” Greetings with Dr. Kiki, Blair & Justin.

(12:18) – Quick Science Bytes! —

(12:21) – BUT FIRST!… a quick, autumnal science pun from Dr. Kiki!

(12:42) – Who are the 2022 Ig Nobel Prize Winners?
(19:54) – Will an epigenetic mechanism for fear memories help us fight anxiety & alcoholism?
(31:08) – Is excessive smartphone screen time really linked to earlier puberty onset?
(38:13) – What in the Neptune has NASA’s JWST seen now?
(43:17) – Does new evidence suggest Enceladus is even better for life than thought?
(45:18) – Are we excited for the DART mission?
(48:34) – How many ants live on Earth? Justin has thoughts.
(54:03) – Are we surprised that there are more mosquitoes when amphibians die?

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…More minions, please!

(57:44) – TWIS Covid-19 Update… wait, are we done yet? President Biden seems to think so…

(59:38) – Blair’s Animal Corner
(59:45) – Blair’s Animal Corner Theme
(1:00:08) – Which arm do octopuses favor when hunting?
(1:05:43) – Did we really need to know about woodlice mating habits? No, but it was worth it.

(1:16:52) – And we’re at the break!

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(1:17:33) – And we’re back!

More Science News —

(1:17:33) – Is using a DNA-based naming system better for microbe identification than the Linnaen system we’ve been using?
(1:29:36) – What did we learn from opium found in ancient pots left in graves?

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(1:35:31) – Are we going to find cures for Alzheimer’s in microproteins?
(1:41:46) – What do you get when you mix moss & men?

(1:46:44) – Show Wrap-up

(1:47:36) – Thank you’s to our Patreon Sponsors

(1:49:02) – Next Week — We’ll be interviewing Steve Novella on The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe — on his new book on The Future. Please tune in!

(1:51:12) – End Theme

And that’s all, folks! Except, we still have…

(1:52:42) – The After Show! – Ha! Dr. Kiki’s cats, plural, are crawling around like it’s a jungle gym. It’s Kitten Zoomie time! Kitty-cat time! Very glad that Blair’s interwebz are working now. Blair gives a tech support breakdown. The entire interwebz is now watching the 3-episode “Andor” Star Wars premiere on Disney+. And much, much more …

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