This week, Science reveals the secret to ending traffic gridlock… using science! Science says, "Drive like a hyena."
With special guest star Jonah Spangenthal-Lee!
Jonathan Golob and Eli Sanders talk about ways you can perform cognitive experiments on your baby. Can you make your baby smart? Can you make your baby crazy? Listen in.
In this very special, very gay episode, Jonathan Golob and David Schmader talk about the possible causes of homosexuality. Did your mother make you gay? Probably.
Gather round, children--and learn all about nuclear energy. How does it work? What's a neutron again? What was the difference between the disasters at Chernobyl and Three Mile Island? If a radioactive spider bites you, do you get superpowers? Science tells all.
Jonathan Golob and Dominic Holden talk about the politics and science of weed in a predictably fascinating, but rambling conversation.
Malaria, meet Traveler. Traveler, Malaria! Well, you two should have a lot to talk about…
Listen in as intrepid scientist Jonathan Golob and intrepid explorer Steven Blum (the Public Intern) talk about all the nasty bugs one can encounter while trotting the globe. Science taunts all the gathering microscopic diseases of the planet by declaring the human immune system to be "totally bad-ass." Bring it on, little guys.
Also, learn Science's miracle anti-diarrhea elixir, free of charge!
For the record, Science is "excited to see it all unravel in a horrifying way."
Dear Science is back! Motor-mouthed scientist Jonathan Golob speaks with Eli Sanders about unholy experiments in genetics. What happens when you mate a Great Dane and a Chihuahua? Is there a gay gene, and if it's found, what will science do about it?
Science joins forces with cognitive neurobiology graduate student Kristie Fisher, The Stranger's own Ari Spool, and the ghost of Pavlov. Should Ari get a punch in the arm every time she feels the urge to smoke?
What happens to the topic of sex and drugs when the scientists get ahold of it? Resident scientist Jonathan Golob and guest researcher Tim Menza talk about HIV transmission, sexual behaviors, methamphetamine use, and how YOU can learn mathematics from the fishes.
Jonathan Golob and web editor Amy Kate Horn talk about dogs. Why do they wag their tails? Why do we put up with the drool? How on earth can Chihuahuas and Great Danes have the same ancestor? With a special canine guest!
Raw milk! Is it good for you? Terribly bad for you? As Science--aka Jonathan Golob--and David Schmader swig down raw goat's milk, they discuss the pus content in milk, how milk works, and the relative value of organic Cheetos.
For the record, Science encourages you to "embrace the junky junkfoodness of junk food."
This week Jonathan Golob and Charles Mudede discuss the failed HIV vaccine trials, as well as the nuts 'n' bolts of how our bodies fight, fight, fight. Or don't.
This week on the Dear Science podcast, Jonathan Golob dukes it out with Erica C. Barnett on Proposition 1. What kind of transportation is better? What can we do politically to arrest global warming? Anything? Science is pessimistic.
What do you get when you mix science with art? You get a rambling, brainy, fascinating conversation, that’s what you get.
Resident scientist (and bagel baker) Jonathan Golob gabs with Visual Art editor Jen Graves on “faking it” in their respective fields. They talk about the film My Kid Could Paint That (spoiler alert: all is revealed), embryonic stem-cell research, how to tell if a woman is faking an orgasm, and so much more. Sit back, let your parasympathetic nervous system take over, and have a listen.
This week on the Dear Science podcast, big-brained Jonathan Golob raps with David Schmader on mad human disease, or Kuru, which is caused from eating brains. Human brains. With a little salt perhaps, and a nice, dry, white wine. Jonathan's advice, from a purely scientific perspective, should you wish to try person, is to go for the leg.
This week's Dear Science has resident smarties Jonathan Golob and Charles Mudede yabbering on about electricity. What's more dangerous: French fries or radio waves? Did you know that Thomas Edison invented the electric chair to demonstrate the perils of alternating currents? Another little-known fact: The United States of America is the oldest country on the planet. And hear how you can make a homemade X-ray just by sitting in an airplane.
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In this week's Dear Science podcast, Jonathan and Charles discuss hybrid cars and just how "green" they really are. Can humans slow the march toward ecological disaster? Is Mother Nature "toothless"? Is Charles really "friends with the trees." Listen up and learn a thing or two.