Public Radio covers poetry+science paper

In an audio interview and this edited transcript, Wyoming Public Radio reporter London Homer-Wambeam interviewed me about an art-science integration paper I co-authored. In the peer-reviewed article, Poetry as a Creative Practice to Enhance Engagement and Learning in Conservation Science, co-authors and I point to evidence-based examples of how poetry can be a powerful learning, … Continue reading Public Radio covers poetry+science paper

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Back To School 2019 Broad Science Youth Edition

Broad Science Youth is Back to school! This special youth edition has been especially released to celebrate science literacy week in Canada http://www.scienceliteracy.ca/ This episode features youth from the Pierre Elliot Trudeau elementary school interviewing scientists at the CKUT 90.3 fm station. This marked the launch of our first research project, which trained undergraduate STEM students to deliver the Broad Science Youth workshop and in collaboration with academic researchers from McGill University will begin to…

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Episode 103: Terror birds

Terror birds, or phorusrhacids as they are known scientifically, are a group of large, flightless birds that lived during the Cenozoic, and truly lived up to their name. Known for their large, powerful skulls, and enormous beaks, these birds are unlike the flightless birds we have alive today. Despite their strange appearance and unique morphology, terror birds aren’t well known in popular culture. What were they doing? How big did they get? What did they…

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#534 Bacteria are Coming for Your OJ

What makes breakfast, breakfast? Well, according to every movie and TV show we've ever seen, a big glass of orange juice is basically required. But our morning grapefruit might be in danger. Why? Citrus greening, a bacteria carried by a bug, has infected 90% of the citrus groves in Florida. It's coming for your OJ. We'll talk with University of Maryland plant virologist Anne Simon about ways to stop the citrus killer, and with science…

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053 – Smart Drugs and Fluoride

A questionable plate of spaghetti produces something unexpected: Chris' teddy bear can now speak! Once the acid trip wears off, Jonathan and Chris discuss study aid drugs or "nootropics", like Ritalin being used by 12-year-olds to get better grades. Do these stimulants work and are there side effects? They also discuss Adderall, racetams, omega-3s, ginseng, gingko biloba, and the cocaine of Silicon Valley bros, modafinil. Also: a comprehensive look at the fluoride-and-IQ study that came…

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053 – Smart Drugs and Fluoride

A questionable plate of spaghetti produces something unexpected: Chris' teddy bear can now speak! Once the acid trip wears off, Jonathan and Chris discuss study aid drugs or "nootropics", like Ritalin being used by 12-year-olds to get better grades. Do these stimulants work and are there side effects? They also discuss Adderall, racetams, omega-3s, ginseng, gingko biloba, and the cocaine of Silicon Valley bros, modafinil. Also: a comprehensive look at the fluoride-and-IQ study that came…

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The Strange Case of the Illegal Ear Candle

Did you know that ear candles are essentially illegal in the USA and Canada? So how was I able to buy not just one, but many? Jonathan Jarry, from The Body of Evidence podcast, investigates the claims that ear candling can remove ear wax and cleanse you of "toxins". On his journey, he tests the vacuuming power of a lit candle in the laboratory, reveals that the system that declared these devices to be illegal…

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The Strange Case of the Illegal Ear Candle

Did you know that ear candles are essentially illegal in the USA and Canada? So how was I able to buy not just one, but many? Jonathan Jarry, from The Body of Evidence podcast, investigates the claims that ear candling can remove ear wax and cleanse you of "toxins". On his journey, he tests the vacuuming power of a lit candle in the laboratory, reveals that the system that declared these devices to be illegal…

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#533 Breaking the Rodent Glass Ceiling

When a new science finding is published about animal research, you might assume that scientists are trying to find out things that are useful for human health. They are, but it might not be so useful to all humans. Why? Because most biomedical research studies done in mice and rats are done only in male animals. Females were seen as too variable. The surging hormones, the emotions! The rodent show cravings, amirite? Well, not anymore.…

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