#595 Handmade: A Scientist’s Search for Meaning Through Making

In Handmade: A Scientist’s Search for Meaning Through Making, author Anna Ploszajski takes her experience of materials science out of the lab and into the world of craftspeople. Ploszajski's quest to fashion a broader perspective on stuff surpasses the dry and academic. In her book, Anna brings readers along through an exploration of materials ancient and modern, bringing out the ways that matter intersects with society and identity. On the show, we’ll talk about matter from…

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Episode 134: Mammal Locomotion and Ecology

In this episode we talk to Professor Christine Janis about mammal palaeontology, and her career. Christine is one of the world’s foremost experts in mammal palaeontology and mammalogy. She has authored dozens of scientific papers, and has been co-author of the major textbook Vertebrate Life for the last 20 years. Christine has had a long and distinguished career, and is currently a researcher at the University of Bristol in the UK. Her work is particularly…

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Kamvas Pro 16 – graphics tablet review and contest details

TL; DR: If like me, you need some new tech for your digital illustration work, the Kamvas Pro 16 is a smooth-running and impressive tablet, with a great price point. The true test for me was that I found I was joyfully losing myself in the act of painting. Let’s run down the pros and cons of the Kamvas Pro 16. PROS:TECH: A gorgeous screen with brilliant colours, and excellent pressure sensitivity (8,192 levels) and…

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#594 Science to look forward to in 2022

2021 has vanished, sucked into the black hole created by 2020. But while the pandemic continues, we are steadily climbing our way out. And what better way to gain momentum than to look forward at where science might be going? We’ve looking from the tiniest parts of the human body to the vast expanse of space to find out where we are going. Related Links: Floods Have Swamped the US. The Next Health Problem: Mold…

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