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Best NOAR Podcast podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best NOAR Podcast podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
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Welcome to Nerds on a Roll, an actual play podcast focused on imaginative stories and collaborative world building through a diverse array of tabletop roleplaying games. From tales of swords and sorcery to issues of super heroic adventures we seek to bring you new and exciting stories from the depths of our imaginations
 
Curioscity: informal, informative, for everyone. Learn alongside Calvin Yeager and many other science-enthusiasts as we delve into topics including viruses, chemistry, biology, technology, and methodology (but ironically, not Scientology).
 
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This is Curioscity, the show about viruses – the kind that make your computer sick. What is a computer virus? How is a computer virus different than malware? Does this episode justify having a laptop on the season 2 artwork? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienc…
 
This episode: Microalgae can produce hydrogen, but other metabolic pathways take priority, except when special engineered hydrogenase enzymes can overcome this limitation! Download Episode (8.4 MB, 12.2 minutes) Show notes: Microbe of the episode: Alphapapillomavirus 11 Takeaways There are many options being explored as ways to replace fossil fuels…
 
Many scientists have adapted Hollywood’s traditional “elevator pitch”: a brief, persuasive spiel that you use to spark interest in you, your organization, or your product. Today, we’ll take that elevator pitch to its roots to compete for who can propose a ‘better’ science television show for a non-scientist audience. Let’s learn to be scientificall…
 
This podcast has discussed science and impacts of scientific discovery for one year now. We haven’t yet discussed how a laboratory or university is capable of funding its science. How does science pay for its advances? What are some common line items a biological lab might be responsible for? Is science a business? Let’s learn to be scientifically …
 
This episode: Looking at the effects of almost doubling CO2 concentrations on the interaction between wheat varieties and beneficial fungi! Download Episode (8.1 MB, 11.8 minutes) Show notes: Microbe of the episode: Lato River virus News item Takeaways As the world's population grows, feeding everyone will grow more challenging. Advances in technol…
 
This episode: Giant virus in newly discovered microscopic marine predator encodes several light-harvesting proteins! Download Episode (7.8 MB, 11.4 minutes) Show notes: Microbe of the episode: Dolphin mastadenovirus A News item Takeaways Giant viruses are distinct in many ways from other viruses, even aside from their size. One way is the large num…
 
As an attempt to understand the vastness of nature, humans have decided to try to organize the organisms of the world into neat, tidy groups. How simple is the classification of organisms? Is there any debate to how it’s done? What are some of the different schools of thought? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and …
 
This episode: Mice that got a microbe transplant from humans with higher physical function performed better in certain ways than mice receiving microbes from humans with lower physical function! Download Episode (6.7 MB, 9.8 minutes) Show notes: Microbe of the episode: Stenotrophomonas maltophila News item Takeaways Our bodies and our microbe commu…
 
Human Immunodeficiency virus is a virus that functions within the cell differently than any virus we’ve discussed before. HIV has led to Nobel prizes, societal discussion and discrimination, and significant morbidity and mortality, and was only first named in 1986. Today we’ll discuss HIV and the development of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. L…
 
Probably the last episode of the year. See you in the next! This episode: Fungus living inside plants helps them form partnerships with nitrogen-fixing bacteria! Download Episode (5.9 MB, 8.5 minutes) Show notes: Microbe of the episode: Prevotella intermedia Takeaways Plants are very good at acquiring carbon, but they can often use some help with o…
 
This episode: DNA from related species can kill certain pathogens when they incorporate it into their genome! Download Episode (7.9 MB, 11.5 minutes) Show notes: Microbe of the episode: Ungulate tetraparvovirus 3 Paper summary (paywall) Takeaways Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the bacteria that cause gonorrhea, have the unusual ability of taking up DNA fro…
 
Antibiotics are pharmaceuticals that can prevent certain types of bacterial infection. Recognized with a 1945 Nobel Prize in Medicine, humans have previously used antibiotics for millennia to treat infections without having even known what caused those infections. What are the benefits to antibiotics? What are the consequences? Let’s learn to be sc…
 
This episode: Coating metal surfaces with artificial biofilms could help keep the surfaces corrosion-free even in the ocean! Download Episode (6.3 MB, 9.1 minutes) Show notes: Microbe of the episode: Hymenopteran ambidensovirus 1 Takeaways The ocean can be a harsh place for metal surfaces. Between the water, the salt, and oxygen (near the surface),…
 
Some topics are short and sweet, but do not warrant an entire episode of conversation. There have been many requests for smaller topics to be discussed: thusly, establishment of the grab bag is a proper solution. Today we’ll discuss dry ice; women’s representation in film; and science communication to allow us to be scientifically conversational. F…
 
It is common to be exposed to topics involving science in school, but this rarely is made as exciting as watching a sci-fi film. What creative liberties do filmmakers take to make their masterpiece, and what do they get right? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascie…
 
This episode: First episode of a climate-related arc! Considering microorganisms is important when predicting the amount of carbon coming from soil as temperature increases! Download Episode (4.7 MB, 6.75 minutes) Show notes: Microbe of the episode: Streptomyces virus Zemlya News item Takeaways Soil as a whole has a big influence on the climate of …
 
This episode: Gut microbes can stimulate immune cells in mouse brains to fight off viral infections! Download Episode (9.0 MB, 13.0 minutes) Show notes: Microbe of the episode: Streptoverticillium mobaraense News item Takeaways The central nervous system, including the brain, is a protected area of the body. Pathogens that get in can do a lot of da…
 
People who have years of experience with Crohn’s disease under their belt know it’s no joke. What is the digestive tract? What happens when your immune system picks on it unfairly? What is the current course of treatment for these disorders? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can na…
 
This episode: In this partnership between fungus and algae, the algae eventually take up residence inside their partner! Download Episode (8.4 MB, 12.1 minutes) Show notes: Microbe of the episode: Erwinia tracheiphila News item/Summary article Takeaways Partnerships and cooperation between otherwise free-living organisms is common in the natural wo…
 
Creating molecules that are relevant for life is a challenge that humans are only just dipping their feet into. There is a demand for creating molecules related to medicine, agriculture, or materials. How does one do chemical synthesis? What are limitations? What are some examples of scaled chemical reactions? Let’s learn to be scientifically conve…
 
This episode: Figuring out how gut communities change with changes in diet! Download Episode (6.1 MB, 8.8 minutes) Show notes: Microbe of the episode: Hepacivirus A News item Takeaways Diet can play a big role in our health. It's not a magic pill that can cure or prevent anything, but a good diet can significantly reduce many health risks for the a…
 
Great! I’m a primate. We conclude this year’s series on model organisms by talking about non-human primates. What is a good model? What are the benefits and consequences of non-human primates? What are the ethical dilemmas attached to any model system? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information,…
 
This episode: Bacteria can aide the production of the useful material graphene, using their ability to add electrons to external surfaces! Download Episode (7.7 MB, 11.3 minutes) Show notes: Microbe of the episode: Brevibacterium frigoritolerans News item Takeaways Advanced materials often take advanced techniques to create, but they offer numerous…
 
This episode: Bacteria found in the guts of serious athletes help mice exercise longer by transforming their metabolic waste! Download Episode (7.3 MB, 10.6 minutes) Show notes: Microbe of the episode: Aggregatibacter (Actinobacillus) actinomycetemcomitans News item Takeaways Our gut microbes affect many aspects of health, and many aspects of how w…
 
This episode: Plants stimulate their root bacteria to compete better, and these bacteria help the plants resist disease! Download Episode (7.3 MB, 10.6 minutes) Show notes: Microbe of the episode: Bacillus circulans Takeaways In some ways, plants' roots are like our gut. They both absorb nutrients, and they both have complex communities of microbes…
 
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