Geek Chic's Weird Science (general)

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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Direct download: GC_EP_35_fin.mp3
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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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Direct download: GC_EP_34.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:20am EST

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

Direct download: GC_EP_33_final_to_load.mp3
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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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Direct download: GC_EP_32_TO_LOAD.mp3
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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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Direct download: GC_EP_31_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:50pm EST

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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Direct download: GC_ep_30.mp3
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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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Direct download: GC_Dolphin_Special_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:48pm EST

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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Direct download: Geek_Chic_Episode_28_Fin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:58pm EST

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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Direct download: gc_ep_27_final.mp3
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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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Direct download: GC_ep_26_final.mp3
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