Science Faction
SF445: What a Loon!

SF445: What a Loon!

June 4, 2020

The guys discuss an ancient chicken mystery, how neanderthal genes are helping us make babies, and how to not be murdered by a loon.

SF444: A Story Bigger Than Corona & Racism Combined

SF444: A Story Bigger Than Corona & Racism Combined

June 3, 2020

The guys discuss a science news story that is bigger than Coronavirus (but that you almost certainly haven't heard a word about) and a whole new type of gigantic space explosion that was just discovered and is so bizarre that it took scientists two years just to figure out what they were looking at.

SF443: Weekly Corona News

SF443: Weekly Corona News

May 31, 2020

The week's Corona news is summarized including how a genetic predisposition for Alzheimer's disease may also make you more vulnerable to Coronavirus, what the disease seems to do to pregnant women and their fetuses, and how the pandemic is effecting Latin America.

SF442: Borat’s Secret

SF442: Borat’s Secret

May 28, 2020

The guys discuss how to use Cold War satellite pictures for modern biology, how to find a billion years of missing geological time, and how to track a bizarre creature known as a "Glacier Mouse".

SF441: Aliens and Dick Pain

SF441: Aliens and Dick Pain

May 26, 2020

The guys discuss a recent paper that quantifies the likelihood of intelligent life in the Universe and an incredibly surprising and important new paper that may completely change how we treat pain.

SF440: Weekly Corona Update

SF440: Weekly Corona Update

May 24, 2020

This week's latest Corona science including medicines that are working (or not working), if you can get reinfected after recovery, whether or not you can actually catch Covid through your eyes, and much more.

SF439: Jeff Goldblum’s Spirit Animal

SF439: Jeff Goldblum’s Spirit Animal

May 21, 2020

The guys discuss how Covid19 might not be the worst plague going around right now, how one cold spell 4,000 years ago gave us rice, and why you should grow a beard before a fist fight.

SF438: Weird Laws About Cloning Hominids

SF438: Weird Laws About Cloning Hominids

May 20, 2020

The guys get together to discuss some very interesting ancient DNA findings and how to use electricity to draw visible pictures on subjects' brains.

SF437: Corona Update

SF437: Corona Update

May 17, 2020

This week's published Coronavirus science includes news of the worst choir practice ever, why some of us might be immune to Coronavirus without ever having been exposed to it, and how we're (thankfully) breaking the very rules of science during this outbreak.

SF436: Heavy Metal!

SF436: Heavy Metal!

May 16, 2020

The guys discuss a pretty cool new snakebite treatment, the mystery behind why otters juggle, and we revisit the scientifically controversial topic of drunk elephants.