Science Faction
SF463: The Length of This Episode Will Make You Jealous of Taiwan

SF463: The Length of This Episode Will Make You Jealous of Taiwan

July 19, 2020

This week's Corona Update looks at Corona in kids, how two countries beat the US like a redheaded stepchild when it came to fighting Corona, and we throw some shade at a G-Strain.

SF462: When Giant Dicks Lie

SF462: When Giant Dicks Lie

July 19, 2020

The guys discuss how birds are constantly sampling each other, how to kill the most elephants, and the bird that beat a bunch of Harvard kids at an intelligence test.

SF461: The Worst Example of Racial Discrimination in America

SF461: The Worst Example of Racial Discrimination in America

July 13, 2020

The guys discuss recent evidence of a 1,000 year old romantic tryst in South America, breaking barriers in the most important US industry, and how a recent discovery might blow the doors off of cancer treatment. 

SF460: Corona Update: Sorry Again About My Friend Joe

SF460: Corona Update: Sorry Again About My Friend Joe

July 12, 2020

This week's Corona Update looks at the extensive vaccine development program and projected vaccine availability dates, some scary Corona numbers from the last week, and how to measure Covid's impact when neither positive tests nor death rates are a consistently accurate measure.

Also, sadly, we have to once again refute a much more popular podcast's Corona news.

SF459: The North American Beaver Explosion

SF459: The North American Beaver Explosion

July 11, 2020

The guys discuss how a man from Tennessee discovered an exciting past, how to know when a dog is "of age", and what many ancient people over thousands of years decided was worth dying for.

SF458: How To Terrify a Scientist

SF458: How To Terrify a Scientist

July 7, 2020

The guys discuss a research lab-based, real life horror movie and why it takes longer for men to poo.

SF457: Corona Update (and Joe Rogan is involved)

SF457: Corona Update (and Joe Rogan is involved)

July 5, 2020

In this week's Coronavirus update we talk about promising treatments (including some that are already approved), a new variant of SARS-CoV2 that is 3 to 9 times more infectious than the original and that has almost completely replaced the old variant, a monoclonal antibody from the original SARS that looks like it works against SARS-CoV2, and whether or not sunlight is killing the virus before it can infect you in some circumstances.

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. 

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