Geek Chic's Weird Science

Birdy and Dr Jack take a look back at their favourite stories in the weird and wonderful world of science in 2015.

 

 

The whole Geek Chic team wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year.  Thank you for all your support and we'll see you in 2016 xxx

 

 

 

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This week the Geek Chic team look at Growing your own Vocal Chords, The Perfect formula for the perfect Diet and are Pigeons the new pathologists.

 

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On this weeks Geek Chic the team look at Moon stretch marks, Another Universe? and Miracle Eye Drops.

 

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In this Geek Chic Special the team discuss the Apocalypse with special guest Lewis Dartnell Author of the Knowledge.

 

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This week the geek chic team look at Swimsuits That Clean The Sea, Travelling and A New Mass Extinction 

 

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Direct download: GC_ep_45.mp3
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Does loving coffee & beer mean you're a psychopath?

 

are cats messing with our minds?! and why are some people more likely to hallucinate?!

 

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This week Birdy and Dr Jack are joined by YouTube Science Sensation Dianna Cowern AKA The Physics Girl.

 

 

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Summer is Over and WE ARE BACK!

 

In a new season of Geek Chic Weird Science the team return to discuss Johnny Mnemonic Brain Chips, Batband Headphones and Warbling Mice.

 

 

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Direct download: GC_ep_41.mp3
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A summer special of Geek Chic sees Birdy and Dr Jack joined by the enigma known as the blowfish looking at The Jellyfish Apocalypse and other weird tales from the sea.

 

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In this killer robot-dodging installment of Geek Chic's Weird Science the team investigate magic medical mirrors, building roads with lego-like recycled plastic bricks and the latest discoveries from the New Horizon Probe's Plutonic flyby

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This week the Geek Chic team look at the weird and wonderful stories of the week which include The Hunt For E.T., Happy Moon-iversary, Pimping rhino's Horns and the Oldest Sperm In The World

 

Featuring Special Guest Noel Fielding as 'The Moon'

 

 

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Salutations,

 

this week the team look at the pluto flyby, the possibilities of an impendng ice age, why cocaine may have more effect on a woman's brain instead of a man's and the process of growing mini hearts.

 

 

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This week the Geek Chic team look at the possibility of Heavy metal making you happy, reversing memory loss, underwater strawberry farming and Pluto up close and personal revealed

 

 

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Geek Chic returns, as the team look at the weird and wonderful news stories of the week.

 

this week includes, Seeing in tongues, vitamin acne bombs & the ever-present threat posed by skinny jeans

 

 

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Direct download: GC_ep_36.mp3
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On this weeks episode the team looks at dogs holding grudges, Wild chimps brewing wine, kittens making us happy, the horror of internet rationing and...the return of Philae! 

 

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This week the Geek Chic team look at Chimp chefs, starlight-propelled spacecraft and growing-your-own drugs (using bioengineered yeast)

 

 

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Babies on acid?! - In the final part of our science of hedonism triology, the science of rock and roll asks...How do we hear music? Why does it affect us? Can we hear colours? and why exactly are babies on acid?!!!

 

 

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THIS EPISODE IS DEDICATED TO THE WONDERFUL EZRA LEVIN, 1910 - 2015

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WARNING: THIS PODCAST CONTAINS SUBJECTS OF AN ADULT NATURE
 
Drugs Special: in the second part of a trilogy of specials the Geek Chic Team once again interview Zoe Cormier, author of Sex, Drugs and Rock ’n’ Roll, this time on the topic of recreational Drugs.
 
NB Geek Chic’s Weird Science does not condone the recreational use of banned substances
 
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WARNING: this podcast contains discussions of a very adult nature including sexual violence which some listeners may find upsetting.

 

In the first of a trilogy of specials, the Geek Chic team interview Zoe Cormier, author of Sex, Drugs & Rock n Roll: The Science of Hedonism and the Hedonism of Science.  

Part 1 Covers the science of sex.

 

 

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Why is late night snacking so tempting? How can we get rid of ear worms? And is there a new cure for insomnia?

 

And will 1 in 6 species be extinct in 85 years time?

 

The Geek Chic team tackles these questions as they mull over the latest news of scientific research!

 

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New research into whales and dolphins has prompted scientists to propose new "personhood rights" for them.  Expert Laura Bridgeman tells the Geek Chic team why.

 

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This week the team look at The return of the brontosaurus, the possibilities of alien life and the extraordinary question of whether fast food is actually good for you!

 

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This week the team looks at why cats and classical music could be making surgery safer, how to make chocolate healthier (and yummier) and robot birds.

 

Happy Easter from The Geek Chic Team.

 

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The team this look take a look at the weird and wonderful world of science in the news this week.

 

This week looks at Rainbow Gravity, Antibiotic Mayhem and precious metal poo panning…

 

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This week, Birdy and Dr Jack look at the manufacture of flying cars, just in time for the year in which back to the future part II is set, The science of powdered alcohol and how scientific accidents can help the battle against cancer.

 

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The futures bright, the futures.......wee coloured? Dr jack and Birdy explore why human urine is the latest in renewable energies, and ask how a women flew a plane with her mind, and why we're creating cyborg cockroaches.

 

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The team interview Professor Miranda on how music and technology can collide with some extraordinary results - Including mood control, and a possible new way to communicate with pets.

 

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This week the team asks whether language always look on the bright side of life, are robot carers for the elderly actually a good idea and whether are geography teachers had it all wrong and the core of the Earth isnt what it seems.

 

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In this Valentines Day special, Dr Jack & Birdy answer questions about the science of love; what happens to us when we fall in love?  Does smell play a part in attraction?  Is monogamy against our human biology?  And is there a formula to love?

 

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Lliana and Dr Jack discuss whether beer and red wine could actually be good for us.  Or could it possibly be just a ruse to make us feel better as Dry January comes to an end?

 

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Special Guests Professor Heather Berlin and her husband rapper Baba Brinkman join Lliana Bird and Dr Jack Lewis this week to explain the science of freestyle rapping, and explore the wider ramifications for our understanding of creativity.

 

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Geek Chic's Weird Science returns for 2015 with a Superhuman special and an exclusive interview with American neuroscientist & presenter of Discovery's 'Superhuman Showdown' Professor Heather Berlin.

 

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