Ep.10 – Conversation with Dr. Ivan Oransky from Retraction Watch

On this episode Rackeb Tesfaye and Emma Windfeld talk to Dr.Ivan Oransky, distinguished Writer In Residence, @NYU_Journalism institute columnist for the Boston Globe’s STAT news and co -founder of Retraction Watch.   We chat to Dr. Oransky about his thoughts on science reporting in the current political climate,  present day academic fraud and the future of retraction watch. Towards the end of the episode we also chat to some McGill University professors and graduate students who participated…

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Ep.9 – Genetics and Identity

On today’s episode, Rackeb Tesfaye and Brïte Pauchet explore the link between genetics and identity. Can genetic DNA testing determine our identity? Are they overhyped? Amanda Morgan, a genetic counselling graduate student at McGill University, explains what genetic testing is, how it can be used, and what to take into account when you use companies like 23andme or ancestry.com We then talk to Dr. Kim TallBear, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Native Studies at the…

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Ep.7 – Science of the Winter Holidays

On the last episode of 2016, Selina Peng Liu and Rackeb Tesfaye answer questions asked about the holidays that could be explained by science! Are our hockey rinks melting? Cheetah sleighs, is that a thing? How much do we consume during our festivities? And much much more! A big thank you to Dr. Eyad Atallah, Research Associate at McGill’s Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Department, for making holiday weather fun and interesting!

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Ep.6 – Conference on Diversity in Engineering

Yesterday, Evelyne Kasparek and Selina Liu takes you to the conference on Diversity in Engineering which was on Oct 25th to the 27th. This was a conference ran by the students for the students. Emily Curling, one of the co chairs of the conference shares some of her insights. 200 delegates from around the country gathered in Downtown Montreal and talked about a wide range of topics in diversity in Engineering.  Diversity in engineering encompasses issues beyond…

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Ep.5 Science Monthly Recap

Today, Rackeb Tesfaye and Brïte Pauchet host our first Science Monthly Recap, with clips from Evelyne Kasparek and Selina Liu. Paralysis, AI, evolution in our own blood and eternal youth. Yes. This is science!   First, Evelyne walks us through new research that is helping paralyzed monkeys walk again! And this is not science fiction. Then, Selina jumps in real science fiction: an artificial intelligence trained to help scientists navigate in the huge amount of scientific…

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