Science Faction
SF456: Russia’s State Motto

SF456: Russia’s State Motto

July 4, 2020

The guys discuss how fish can get to isolated ponds nowhere near another water source, how a really old dog from Siberia is making us rethink the history of dog breeds, and how the newest pandemic coming out of China is so much hipper than Coronavirus. 

SF455: Tubular!

SF455: Tubular!

July 3, 2020

The guys discuss how an Alaskan volcano could have contributed to the fall of the Roman Republic, why we might not have fat people for very long, and a fantastic fish-out-of-water sitcom premise.

SF454: Please, Just Don’t Be Dicks

SF454: Please, Just Don’t Be Dicks

June 30, 2020

This week's Corona update includes an amazingly important article that is being almost universally undiscussed, how Covid-19 infections may actually cause diabetes, and why not all anti-maskers are clinical naracissts, but all clinical naracissts are probably anti-maskers. 

SF453: Dick Bark

SF453: Dick Bark

June 27, 2020

The guys discuss the impending Sahara dust cloud, how not to have sex in the wilderness, and how professional sports teams kill at least 30 people every season.

SF452: How Your Brain Got Big

SF452: How Your Brain Got Big

June 24, 2020

The guys discuss two recently published articles that may explain why you're not an idiot, including the possibility that you owe your intelligence to Mount Everest. 

SF450: Walking Croc

SF450: Walking Croc

June 21, 2020

The guys discuss the invention of the bow and arrow, an upright walking crocodile, and a surprise awaiting you in even the most remote of wilderness lands.

SF449: The World’s Best Online College

SF449: The World’s Best Online College

June 18, 2020

The guys are back to discuss a rare bit of good news about science education in the US and how fat people might be a thing of the past.

SF448: Weekly Corona Update

SF448: Weekly Corona Update

June 15, 2020

This week's published Corona news including the demographics of who is dying and why, some very bad information from the CDC, and why the term "second spike" is probably inaccurate. 

SF447: What Trip?

SF447: What Trip?

June 12, 2020

In this shortened episode, the guys discuss the benefits of physical pain and what happens to your brain under the influence of mushrooms.

SF446: Corona Fraud?

SF446: Corona Fraud?

June 7, 2020

In this week's Coronavirus update, we look at two huge coronavirus paper retractions, the much talked-about Swedish story, and how the week's protests will impact the outbreak.