The Science Pawdcast

The Science Pawdcast

Fascinating Facts. Adorable Dog Stories. Science Guests that will blow your mind. Brighten your day with a listen, you won't regret it.The Science Pawdcast brings the essence of Dog Twitter to the Podcast format with feedback from Bunsen, the Twitter Science Dog. Knowledge, Intelligence, Silliness and Heartwarming stories, just like Dog Twitter.For Science, Empathy and Cuteness!... Show More

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July 1, 2020 74 min

It's the 1 year anniversary of "The Science Pawdcast" and this episode is out of this world!

Oh boy!  What a fun episode!  In Science News you'll hear some crazy new record breaking lightning distances that were just announced, as well as the science as to why lightning strikes in the first place!  SHOCKING!  ;-)  In Pet Science we have the touching tale of August, the Golden Retriever that just turned 20!!! (as well...

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This week on "The Science Pawdcast" we have a fun science arcticle about crocodiles that walked upright millions of years ago.  We delve into some activities and actions that totally confuse dogs.   As well our expert guest is the energetic and informative Dr. Keith Barr who regals us with exciting tales of his research as well as gives advice to live a healthier and happy life (esp as we age!).  ...

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We have such a fun show this week!  First off our science article delves into the science behind why some people have lost their sense of smell when they have contracted COVID.  It's a developing area of science..and still not fully understood!  In dog science w talk about the science behind the ability for dogs to understand pointing!  Our guest is Anya Ratnayaka from Sri Lanka who educates us on the Urban Fishing Cat!  It qua...

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This week on "cast" (that's what the cool dogs are calling it) we chat about a super amazing technique to make artificial red blood cells with augmented abilities!  In Pet Science, you'll hear about how the average person is not the best at determining if a dog is fearful and thus possibly aggressive.  Our expert guest is Dr. Kory Evans who regals us with tales of his Amazon River research with electric fish.  Serio...

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On the Pawdcast this week we will chat about the Space X launch of last week as well as if pets respond to baby talk like human babies do!  Hilarious and amazing!  Our guest is primatologist Rachel Voyt who chats with us about some exciting stories and amazing facts about primates!  Give it a listen!  We have a guest host in Woo or Wow and in the family section the Zackowski's chat about other pets beside dogs....if you want le...

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On the Pawdcast this week we have a fun and adorable story about bumblebees biting plants to get them to pollinate quicker!  Since Beaker (our Golden pup) is joining us within a couple week, our dog science segment is all about why some dogs chew on everything!
Our guest is Science Communicator Samantha Fowler, who chats with us about how to talk to folks who perhaps have the wrong information about science!  We also have trivia and...

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This week on The Science Pawdcast we take a look at just a joyous breakthrough in helping non-sighted persons see again.  In Pet Science we look at a bunch of different studies which delve into the intelligence of cats and dogs!  In Ask an Expert, we have the youngest guest ever on the show- Sonya Ganeshram, who developed a program for low income kids at her middle school to learn to cod...

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Find all things Bunsen at our new website:   

This week on The Science Pawdcast we take a look at Otters and what science can tell us about why they juggle rocks!  It's adorable...but is there a reason that we know of for this dexterous display?  In dog science we delve into a study that took a look at a huge data set from surveys to compare the implications of raising a city dog vs a rural dog.  Fun!  Our guest is the articulat...

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Hope everyone is happy and healthy!  The Zackowskis and Bunsen are staying safe and practicing good physical distancing.
On this week's podcast we have some fun science news about the tail of a giant dinosaur- The Spinosaurus!  In Dog Science, a team of researchers are putting the snooter power of dogs to work to smell out asymptomatic COVID19 carriers!  Our guest is the super cool maritime archaeologist Chanelle Zap.  She delig...

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This week on the Science Pawdcast we have a very exciting story about two teams of researchers having a battle of data and simulations about the eruptions on Kona, Hawaii in 2017!  In Dog Science, we take a look at some fun science about how similar the dog brain is to the human brain when asleep.  Our expert guest is the exceptional Dr. Meredith Palmer, a behavioral ecologist that studies the prey response of animals to predators....

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We hope everyone is doing ok and handling the physical distancing!  Our program this week has science news about the periodic table and a fun discussion about why dogs breeds look so different when compared with cat breeds.  In the Ask an Expert section we are so fortunate that Dr. Janelle Shane chatted with us about AI and her amazing book "You Look Like A Thing And I Love You!"  It's such a fun and educational talk!
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On this week's podcast we take a look at the science of wearing cloth masks!  We also take a deeper dive into how dogs see color with an adorable study done in Italy.  Our guests are the amazing Amoeba Sisters, Brianna and Sarina, who have a massive youtube channel which mixes education in biology with adorable drawings in a fun presentation!
You'll be sure to be entertained!  A fun Woo or Wow section AND stories about Bunse...

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This week's podcast has such a fun mixed bag!  In science news we talk about the possibility (pawsibility? HA!) of an slushy ocean on the dwarf planet Pluto!  In Dog Science we have some stinky research about....poo and why dogs might eat it!  Our expert guest is Dr. Patricia Corbett who is the director of The Middle Island Penguin Project- a wholesome and adorable biological conservation effort that has trained guardian dogs t...

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This week on the Pawdcast we take a look at the debunking of the conspiracy that COVID-19 was made in a lab and released on the world.  In Dog Science we have probably one of the best studies ever- PEAK CUTENESS in puppies!  What?  That's a science?  It's a science.  Our guest is the affable and amazing Dr. Nate Emery who delights us with stories about plants and his own dogs!  As always we have trivia and then stories abou...

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Hi Everyone!!!!

The Zackowskis (and Bunsen) are all healthy and socially distancing from the world.  It isn't lost on us that being on a farm keeps us at  an extra distance from everyone and we are very.  Our hearts go out to those affected by this pandemic.

On this week's podcast our expert guest is Jeffrey Ward, an amateur birder from New York city who talks to us about birding, and where to find the birds in New York city...

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First off I hope everyone who listens is well and healthy.  Things have completely changed for the Zackowskis and Bunsen up in Alberta Canada which you get glimpses of in the podcast.
We are all healthy and safe.
Our guest is Dr. Efra Rivera-Serrano, who studies viruses.  Since our interview occurred in late January, we don't specifically talk about COVID19, but I hope you find the interview insightful into this microscopic non-l...

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Coronavirus has really grabbed hold of the world this week, so in Dog Science we look at if dogs can pass COVID-19 to humans.  In Science news, some exciting developments on the next rover to Mars is discussed!  Our expert guest is the amazingly cool (ice pun) Dr. Mike MacFerrin a glaciologist!  You'll be entertained and amazed by his exciting and educational stories about studying the large sheets of ice on our planet.
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Episode 6 takes a quick look at the accomplishments of Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician and also the life of the brilliant Dr. Cecilia Payne, astrophysicist.  Dog science delves into three mini studies which show how important dogs are for health outcomes.  Our guest is the energetic and hilarious Naia Butler Craig, a rocket propulsion expert, who delights us with the science of rockets and some fun stories about her co-pilot ...

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This Week we have Neuropharmacologist, Dr. Nour Al-Muhtasib as our guest.  She chats with us about her research into the science of addiction and how her, and scientists around the world are tackling this very heavy concept.  Don't worry, we also talk about cats and poetry.  She's amazing!

In Science News you'll learn a bit about how a vaccine is being made to combat the coronavirus, in Dog Science we have a super fun st...

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In this week's show, our science news item is about a new species of Dinosaur: Thanatotheristes degrootorum- Reaper of Death!  It was found not to far from where we live in Red Deer!  Our dog science article is all about dog vision- it's a very interesting idea thinking about how our doggo's see the world differently than we do!
In the Ask an Expert section, we are so excited to talk with Dr. Jessie Christiansen, a brill...

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