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!

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May 6, 2021 84 min

What a fun show we have for you today!  In science news we take a look at a big meta study about the fallout from the Chernobyl disaster and it's affect on kids during that time.  Pet Science is really whimsical this week!  We were tagged by many fans who wanted us to know about this adorable dog who broke the world record for the most things in its mouth.  Going down this rabbit whole, we found science articles about BIG MOUTH...

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Hi all!

What an exciting episode!
Our science news item is all about the rover's success at making oxygen on Mars!? How much did it make?? Why is this a big deal?? Listen to find out!? In our Pet Science section we chat about bacteria in your house from dogs....should you worry?? Our guest in the "Ask an Expert" section is the OUT OF THIS WORLD Theoretical Physicist Dr. Kate Mack.? She chats with us about her book, the en...

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I got my first SHOT!  YES!
Even though the immune response kicked my butt, I'm so happy!
So on the podcast this week we will take a look at the crazy physics happening with Muons!  Don't know what those are?  Well you will!  HA!  In pet science we taking a look at therapy dog science again!  Our expert guest is Michael Norton, who is the Forestry Director General in Alberta.  It's an AMAZING chat and runs long, but we are...

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Hi all!

This week on the Science Pawdcast we take a look at the new reporting from Europe about the possible link between AstraZeneca and rare blood clots.  As an update, Canada has approved AZ for those 55+.  In Pet Science, an adorable science study looked at if dogs have the ability to image a situation that would make them jealous!  Our expert guest is Dr. George Komatsoulis who has had a varied career in science but finds h...

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This week is a bit shorter episode as we are all on Spring Break and doing some day trips into the mountains.  No Woo or Wow this week, but we have a really interesting science article about the cost that invasive species have caused to humanity.  Crazy!  Our Pet Science section is about a study which looked at if you should pose with a cat in a data app profile pic!  Silly!
Our expert guest is Dr. Taylor Szyszka, a scientist who wo...

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Hi all!  Snow Squall!

HA!  This week in Science News we have an amazing study where using determination and science, a group of researchers determined the cause of what was killing birds in the south eastern part of the United States.  In Pet Science...it's all about the bacteria in dog feet and if they are safe!

Our expert guest, Dr. Charlie Rolsky gives a spirited and enthusiastic talk about Killer Whales and a Killer Whale Poo...

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Oh man. 
Animal Leg Season has begun.
Sigh.
HA!
On the pawdcast this week, in science news we take a look at a massive study that found some fun things about eye color genetics!  In Pet Science it's all about puppies and pointing!  Our expert guests are  Jen Stone  and Stefanie Bergkren who are amazing medical laboratory scientists and they pull back the curtain on the work done in infectious disease labs as well as hospital labs!...

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This week on the Science Pawdcast you might have noticed a different start!  That was Canadian Mark Meer, a voice actor who has voiced numerous characters in video games.  He was the voice of Commander Shepard of the critically acclaimed "Mass Effect" games made by Bioware!  Mass Effect is also one of our favorite games (and Patron Ben Ratherts too!)

In Science News we did a deep dive into the stories of radioactive dust bei...

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Season 3 Episode 2:

In Science News we chat about an amazing idea, backed by studies on ancient climate change, that massive dinosaurs made a move to Greenland thanks to a drop in CO2!  In Pet Science we take a look at a study which is using catnip to ward off mosquitoes!  Our expert guest is Halan Mohamed, an engineer and PhD student who chats with us about the importance of having engineers and some fun stories about how common ho...

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Welcome back!  It's so good to chat again with you all!  We have an amazing season of guests lined up so...HERE WE GO!

In Science News we had to take a deep dive into the Rover on Mars- Perseverance!  Our heart was in our throat as it landed and we cheered with science all over the world (and the NASA folks) when it touched down, but what is it exactly?  What is it doing on Mars?   Find out!

In Pet Science we take a look at a stu...

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It's the final episode of Season 2!
First off, thank you all so much for coming back to listen to our show every week!  We have built an amazing audience and a put out such pawsitive science content.  Thank you all!
In science news this week we take a look at the science of diamond formation!  In dog science we have an amazing study that further delves into why our dogs have such cold noses!  Our guest this week is former "Da...

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Oh boy!  Giant blackholes that don't follow what we know about blackholes!  What?  You bet!  Also, because of popular demand, we have WHOLE bunch of turtle talk!  Turtle Science, Turtle woo or wow AND Kris talks about our new turtles Carl and/or Sagan!  Our expert guest this week is Dr. Reid Haslup who talks to us about the science of colors in textiles, dogs and mental health.  It's an educational and uplifting discussion!

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This week on the pawdcast we take a look back at climate data from 2020.  How did 2020 stack up against other years?  In Pet Science we have a hilarious section where we debate how cats are superior to dogs (at some things!)  Our guest this week is Franziska Tell , a PhD student who astounds us with tales of the Arctic and life millions of years old.   Another fun Woo or Wow with a patron and some fun questions answered in the mail...

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This week on The Science Pawdcast:
A new type of chemical bond is both confusing and amazing to general chemistry!  Yes, it's my area of love in science, but I promise to make it interesting!  In dog science we have an amazing science theory to discuss and it's the conclusion of a study of HOW human's first domesticated dogs...and it's mind blowing if true!  Our guest is Dr. Jacob Shreckengost an electrophysiologist ...

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Holy wow.  What a turbulent week.  Events in both Alberta and the United States crept into our life and it was hard to avoid talking about at least the current events for us in our home province.  Also, dominating the news is the SARS-COV-2 variant originating from the UK and so we take a deep dive into what is known about it.  In Pet Science, we take a look a study about the use of robot dogs instead of therapy dogs and if it is a...

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We have an awesome show for the last episode of 2020!  In Science news we recap some of the biggest science stories of 2020 but also some of the lesser fun science stories to end the year on a pawsitive note!
We have fellow educator Ryan Bozer to chat with us about geology, museums and education in the pandemic.  We have a fun woo or wow trivia section and a hilarious look the whole year with the family!
Not only that, we have a shor...

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Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it and Happy Holidays to those who celebrate other holidays!  This has been a very exciting week as multiple news outlets have picked up the story of Bunsen and Beaker and my dorky COVID19 videos, so it's been fun talking with reporters!  On the Pawdcast we have a breakdown of how mRNA could be used in future vaccines and drugs!  An adorable science study is also discussed in how dogs impr...

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We have such a fun episode for you this week!  In science news we take a look at a study which attempted to find out just how smart octopus are...and if their intelligence comes from their tentacles!  In Pet Science, a heartwarming study looked the effect ALL pets of ALL types has had on our mental health during the isolation of COVID19.  Our guest this week is Anthony Osuna, pHD candidate and dog dad to Pavlov and Maslow of intern...

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This week on the podcast we will chat about what the collapse of the Arecibo Radio telescope was and why it was such a big deal to astronomy.  In pet science we will discuss a new study which has linked Brown Ticks and warm weather to switching host preference to ....humans!!!
Our expert guest this week is Jaymie Rains, a conservationist working with the ranchers of Australia on best practices for cattle grazing.   The butterfly eff...

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Phew!  We so hope that our listeners are being safe during the spike in the pandemic.  Our province of Alberta has had a massive increase which has forced grade 7-12 school aged kids online again and upturned the education process and shuttered some businesses.  Be safe!

On the show today we have an amazing new science story about an accidental discovery of armored ants- it's so interesting!  In pet science we take a look at a s...

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