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Ever wondered what consumer DNA testing can do for you- beyond telling you your ethnicity? Are you an adoptee- or someone who has an unknown parent or relative? Do you love Genealogy? You're in the right place. Join Julie DIxon Jackson and Renee Colvert as they attempt to guide you through what it takes to use DNA to break down brick walls, solve mysteries- or find your "people"!
 
Some of the world's greatest scientists, doctors and medical researchers share their discoveries and visions onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.
 
“It’s a Conspiracy!” The podcast where we lay out the beliefs behind selected conspiracy theories, alternative accounts, legends, myths and more. We will do our best to explain these without offering opinions on validity, accuracy, etc until the end of the episode where we will give a brief opinion or comment on each.
 
HDBuzzCast is the official podcast of HDBuzz. HDBuzzCast brings you the hottest news about Huntington's disease research from around the world. Presented by Dr Ed Wild in the UK and Dr Jeff Carroll in the USA, each episode focuses on a research paper, press release, interview or highlights from a scientific conference. No specialist knowledge is required - we explain everything from scratch, and then help you understand what the science really means for families impacted by Huntington's dise ...
 
This Cannabis Podcast is dedicated to bringing you news, info, and fiery opinions with a dab of funny. Enjoy medical marijuana updates. Hemp industry news. CBD oil company reviews and much much more. Stay Tuned, Stay High. HI-TV ___ Shows: *Cannabis News Now *HI-rant *HI-School *HI-Stories IG: @HempInternational Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hi_tv/support
 
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This week on Lost in Science Chris looks into sex genes in mammals and finds out how some species can live with different arrangements of parental genes, and Claire dives deep into the behaviour of Zebra Fish to find out why they are one of the most studied species in the world, and how in many ways they are similar to humans.…
 
Dr Iromi Wanigasuriya is a molecular biologist studying epigenetics, or how our genes are regulated, in embryos. We talk about sex differences in gene expression, but also in medical research and for being an international student. For more info on the gender gap in medical studies, I encourage you to check out this article, by Kelly Burrowes in Th…
 
First this week, Contributing Correspondent Emily Underwood talks with host Sarah Crespi about the surprising role of the vagus nerve—which connects the brain to organs like the heart and digestive tract—in processes once thought to be solely controlled by the brain, such as consciousness and memory.Next, Sarah Katsanis, a research assistant profes…
 
Chris travels back in time to a 2013 paper about traveling back in time and discovers an issue with replication of results and publishing of science journal articles which he attempts to correct. Stu looks at an old vaccine that is offering new hope for auto immune treatment in a variety of conditions which started out as the solution to a major gl…
 
This week, Charlotte Birkmanis is chilling out, as she answers Alan's cool question: "I have heard it said many times that no two snowflakes are the same. Given the billions and billions of them that have fallen to Earth, this really does seem unlikely. Since nobody has looked at them all, would you agree with me that the only thing to be said with…
 
First this week, freelance journalist Ian Graber-Stiehl discusses what might be the oldest community science project—observing the emergence of periodical cicadas. He also notes the shifts in how amateur scientists have gone from contributing observations to helping scientists make predictions about the insects’ schedules.Next, Jason Chin, program …
 
Claire discusses the ongoing mouse plague and the ecological risk of some of the harmful rodenticides being considered with ornithologist Maggie Watson from Charles Sturt University, who also suggests some safer options. And Stu speaks to Tom Thumb about his book and blog "Science for Hippies", which reaches out to people who may be sceptical of sc…
 
It's A Conspiracy! 321 - The World Really Did End In 2012?!, Charlie Scream’s: Monster of the Week - The Fresno Nightcrawler, and The Teleporting Blue Nun It's a Conspiracy! is proud to be a part of the Albert Podcast Network: AlbertaPodcastNetwork.com Links: The World Really Did End In 2012?! Did the World End in 2012? There's a conspiracy theory …
 
Certainty is comforting. Certainty is quick. But science is uncertain. And this is particularly true for people who are trying to understand climate change.Climate scientist, Tamsin Edwards tackles this uncertainty head on. She quantifies the uncertainty inherent in all climate change predictions to try and understand which of many possible storyli…
 
Nels and Vincent explain a new method for calculating the most recent common ancestor of SARS-CoV-2, which concludes that the ancestral virus was circulating in October/November 2019, before its first detection in China. Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiEVO Links for…
 
First this week, Lucia Melloni, a group leader in the department of neuroscience at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, talks with host Sarah Crespi about making the hard problem of consciousness easier by getting advocates of opposing theories to collaborate and design experiments to rule in or rule out their competing theories.Next…
 
Everyone remembers record players, in fact they are making a massive comeback. But what about quadrophonic record players? This week on Lost in Science Stu takes a trip back in time to explain the science behind what used to be cutting edge technology, how does it work, and why it never took off.Also on the show Chris investigates the science to ta…
 
As the craze for cold water swimming continues, Jim Al Khalili talks to triathlete and Professor of Extreme Physiology, Mike Tipton. Is it as good for our mental and physical health as many enthusiasts claim? And do the benefits go beyond a rush of adrenaline causing feel good endorphins to be released in our brains?Mike studies why people drown. H…
 
The universe started with a bang -- but how will it end? With astonishing visuals, cosmologist and TED Fellow Katie Mack takes us to the theoretical end of everything, some trillions of years in the future, in a profound meditation on existence, wonder and the legacy of humanity within the immensity of time and space.…
 
Astrophysicist and TED Fellow Sarah Rugheimer searches for aliens -- but not the cartoony green kind. She's looking for extraterrestrial microbes by studying how these single-celled organisms emit gases, which could reveal evidence of them throughout the cosmos. Wondering if we're really alone in the universe, Rugheimer identifies two big hurdles t…
 
This week, we're turning up the heat, as Adam Murphy's been looking into Kelvin's question: "We are told not to overcook our vegetables because this kills the nutrients. Now if that's the case, why don't we just overcook the food we enjoy and not run the risk of putting on weight?" Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientist…
 
Staff Writer Kelly Servick talks with host Sarah Crespi about the pairing of a specific type of psychotherapy with the drug 3,4-methyl​enedioxy​methamphetamine, commonly known as ecstasy, for treating post-traumatic stress disorder.Also this week, Pamela Jakiela, an economics professor at Williams College, discusses the importance of knowing how ea…
 
It's A Conspiracy! 320 - The Sad Story of Annie Jones, *Batteries (Still?!) Not Included, and The Black Archives. It's a Conspiracy! is proud to be a part of the Albert Podcast Network: AlbertaPodcastNetwork.com Links: Annie Jones The Story Of Annie Jones, P.T. Barnum’s Bearded Lady The Black Archives What urban legends do the secret archives in th…
 
When does a crowd of people become unsafe? How well will Aston Villa do next season? When is it cost-effective to replace a kitchen?The answers may seem arbitrary but, to Nira Chamberlain, they lie in mathematics. You can use maths to model virtually anything.Dr Nira Chamberlain is President of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, and…
 
This week, urine for a treat - Phil Sansom tackles this question from listener Trent. "Every time I walk my dog, it pees on the tyre of a particular trailer. It got me thinking: urine contains uric acid. Is that strong enough to eat through the rubber of the tyre? If so, how long would it take?" Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the N…
 
News Staff Writer Erik Stokstad joins host Sarah Crespi to discuss possible harms from how the shipping industry is responding to air pollution regulations—instead of pumping health-harming chemicals into the air, they are now being dumped into oceans.Also this week, William Brune, professor of meteorology and atmospheric science at Pennsylvania St…
 
This week on the show Lost in Science's resident paleontologist Adele Pentland stops by to talk about a pterosaur bone fossil that was later discovered to be into something different, changing what we know about Australian dinosaurs. And Stu answers the very current question of whether it is worth trying to correct people when they say things that …
 
Luminescent bone-eating worms, giant squid and a sea cucumber commonly known as the headless chicken monster: some extraordinary creatures live at the bottom of the sea. For a long time almost everyone agreed the pressure was too intense for any life to exist. Now, it seems, the more we look the more new species we find. But, many fear, marine life…
 
The pandemic forced the world to work together like never before and, with unprecedented speed, bore a new age of health and medical innovation. Physician-scientist Daniel Kraft explains how breakthroughs and advancements like AI-infused antiviral discoveries and laboratory-level diagnostic tools accessible via smartphones are paving the way for a …
 
Jeffrey got in touch to ask: "We've had a cold and snowy winter, and I've had to shovel my driveway every few days. We had a fly in our house, and I was curious if it survived the cold somehow, or recently hatched?" Adam Murphy got in touch with Erica McAlister, fly specialist and Senior Curator from the Natural History Museum in London to fly in a…
 
Rich Stone, former international news editor at Science and current senior science editor at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Tangled Bank Studios, joins host Sarah Crespi to talk about concerning levels of fission reactions deep in an inaccessible area of the site of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Though nothing is likely to come of it …
 
This week on Lost in Science Stu talks to Michael Braby about endangered butterflies and how they can represent whole ecosystems in need of protection and how you can help protect them by signing up here, and Chris talks about how both toads and phones can possibly protect people from earthquakes.By Stu Burns, Claire Farrugia, Chris Lassig Guest: Michael Braby
 
Throbbing head, nausea, dizziness, disturbed vision – just some of the disabling symptoms that can strike during a migraine attack. This neurological condition is far more common than you might think, affecting more people than diabetes, epilepsy and asthma combined.While medications, to help relieve the symptoms of migraine, have been around for s…
 
It's A Conspiracy! 319 - The Time Cube, Is a Hot Dog a Sandwich, and The Cilantro Chromosome. It's a Conspiracy! is proud to be a part of the Albert Podcast Network: AlbertaPodcastNetwork.com Links: The Time Cube The original Time Cube Website via The Internet Archive Wayback Machine The Time Cube Wikipedia Strange conspiracy theories: from 5G to M…
 
In this Episode, I am joined by Cara MacDonald, ‎Librarian and Genealogical Research Manager at Scotiabank Family History Centre located at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. We talk about the Centre, Immigration records and so much more. Resources Mentioned in This Episode: https://pier21.ca/scotiabank-family-history-centre Support the…
 
Contributing Correspondent Cathleen O’Grady joins host Sarah Crespi to talk about a company that stores renewable energy by hoisting large objects in massive “gravity batteries.”Also on this week’s show, Erick Lundgren, a postdoctoral researcher at Aarhus University, talks about how water from wells dug by wild horses and feral donkeys provides a b…
 
News on a different vaccine this week as Stu talks about some of the most recent breakthroughs in the malaria vaccine, and how it is related to the COVID vaccine. Also on the show Chris updates us on what NASA's em drive, which was previously heralded as a potential innovation in space travel despite the fact it defied the laws of physics.…
 
Professor Jane Clarke has had a fascinating double career. Having been a science teacher for many years, she didn’t start her research career until she was 40. Today she is a world-leading expert in molecular biophysics and, in particular, in how protein molecules in the body fold up into elaborate 3D structures, that only then enables them to carr…
 
Host Sarah Crespi talks with Contributing Correspondent Warren Cornwall about a restoration project to add 54 square kilometers back to the coast of Louisiana by allowing the Mississippi River to resume delivering sediment to sinking regions.Also on this week’s show, Dion Vlachos, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the Universi…
 
Nels and Vincent review evidence for recombinant SARS-CoV-2 genomes arising in the B.1.1.7 lineage within the United Kingdom. Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiEVO Links for this episode Recombination in B.1.1.7 lineage (Virological) CoVariants Letters read on TWiEVO …
 
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