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https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/sciencefactionpodcast/SFP_EP366.mp3 This episode contains: It’s almost Devon’s moving day, Ben has some bad luck, Steven visited Chicago. Not Ponytails or Cottontails no, Ducktales. Woo-hoo: A duck named Ripper learned how to say “You bloody fool!” in 1987. In depth analysis of a recorded musk duck named Ripper rev…
 
This episode contains: It's almost Devon's moving day, Ben has some bad luck, Steven visited Chicago. Not Ponytails or Cottontails no, Ducktales. Woo-hoo: A duck named Ripper learned how to say “You bloody fool!” in 1987. In depth analysis of a recorded musk duck named Ripper reveals a shocking truth, he's probably lonely. https://arstechnica.com/s…
 
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/sciencefactionpodcast/SFP_EP365.mp3 This episode contains: We talk about King’s Cross Station and it’s significance on September 1st. Steven and Devon hung out recently and played Dungeons and Dragons. Try, try again: Firefly rocket explodes after launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base. Ben was watching the stream…
 
This episode contains: We talk about King's Cross Station and it's significance on September 1st. Steven and Devon hung out recently and played Dungeons and Dragons. Try, try again: Firefly rocket explodes after launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base. Ben was watching the stream when the Firefly rocket launch went bad. Ben says science is failures…
 
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/sciencefactionpodcast/SFP_EP364.mp3 This episode contains: We recorded late this week, but we still have covid and cockroaches in our lives. This Week in Space: Will it be safe for humans to fly to Mars? Mission would be viable if it doesn’t exceed 4 years. We don’t have a good way to shield cosmic radiation. https…
 
This episode contains: We recorded late this week, but we still have covid and cockroaches in our lives. This Week in Space: Will it be safe for humans to fly to Mars? Mission would be viable if it doesn't exceed 4 years. We don't have a good way to shield cosmic radiation. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/08/210826111716.htm Objects in M…
 
Today the guys discuss recent L5R news then discuss the current lore regarding the Badger Clan... And I am told that there is no such thing as the Mushroom Clan. Why not? Bobby, make this a thing! Segment break audio was extracted from: Ripples – Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://crea…
 
Hosted by: Anita Mehta and Simon Blain. Guests: Paul Cobley (Oak Barn Financial Planning) George Mathieson (Mathieson Consulting) Rhys Taylor (36 Family) They discuss the work they are involved in to produce better guidance both for practitioners and the public on the issue of pensions on divorce. Further information and resources https://www.nuffi…
 
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/sciencefactionpodcast/SFP_EP363.mp3 This episode contains: We talk about how crazy of a weep we’ve been having. Ben’s son broke his arm, Steven went to a high school reunion and for some reason we’re still teaching cursive writing in schools. That is a Spicy Meatball: Humans just generated nuclear energy akin to a …
 
This episode contains: We talk about how crazy of a weep we've been having. Ben's son broke his arm, Steven went to a high school reunion and for some reason we're still teaching cursive writing in schools. That is a Spicy Meatball: Humans just generated nuclear energy akin to a star. What can humanity accomplish with an abundance of laser beams an…
 
This episode contains: Steven is not a robot, Devon saw some co-workers, and Ben is reading. Onward to science! This Week in Space: The space station incident was far worse than NASA admitted, Russia’s newly-docked Nauka module accidentally fired its thrusters. NASA flight director Zebulon Scoville had to declare a spacecraft emergency. Everyone is…
 
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/sciencefactionpodcast/SFP_EP362.mp3 This episode contains: Steven is not a robot, Devon saw some co-workers, and Ben is reading. Onward to science! This Week in Space: The space station incident was far worse than NASA admitted, Russia’s newly-docked Nauka module accidentally fired its thrusters. NASA flight direct…
 
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/sciencefactionpodcast/SFP_EP361.mp3 This episode contains: Devon’s opens up about a delicate operation he had performed, as well as something about himself that he has never told anyone, not even his wife! Now Wouldn’t You, Barracuda: Giant sea bass are thriving in Mexican waters. Scientific research that found gia…
 
This episode contains: Devon's opens up about a delicate operation he had performed, as well as something about himself that he has never told anyone, not even his wife! Now Wouldn't You, Baraccuda: Giant sea bass are thriving in Mexican waters. Scientific research that found giant sea bass to be critically endangered stopped at the US-Mexico borde…
 
This episode contains: We start this episode with quite a ramble. We cover Homestar Runner, the age of the internet, spotify, restaurants closing for covid, Mr. DNA, youtube comment sections, Devon committing 0 murders, and the delta variant. It takes us too long to get to the science. I would have gotten away with it, if it weren't for you scienti…
 
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/sciencefactionpodcast/SFP_EP360.mp3 This episode contains: We start this episode with quite a ramble. We cover Homestar Runner, the age of the internet, spotify, restaurants closing for covid, Mr. DNA, youtube comment sections, Devon committing 0 murders, and the delta variant. It takes us too long to get to the sc…
 
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/sciencefactionpodcast/SFP_EP359.mp3 This episode contains: Devon isn’t here, he’s in Las Vegas. Ben got kicked out of chess club for talking. Steven was gifted a jacket by Devon like 20 years ago and they are probably dating. A Double Kick Drum by the River in the Summer: Minuscule drums push the limits of quantum …
 
This episode contains: Devon isn't here, he's in Las Vegas. Ben got kicked out of chess club for talking. Steven was gifted a jacket by Devon like 20 years ago and they are probably dating. A Double Kick Drum by the River in the Summer: Minuscule drums push the limits of quantum weirdness. Vibrating membranes provide the first evidence of quantum e…
 
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/sciencefactionpodcast/SFP_EP358.mp3 This episode contains: We had a massive BBQ! All of your favorite hosts were together and Ben and Steven are here to tell you all about it. Steven panic bought a LEGO set and Ben has the best DropMix collection. Brain Matters: ‘Neuroprosthesis’ restores words to man with paralysi…
 
This episode contains: We had a massive BBQ! All of your favorite hosts were together and Ben and Steven are here to tell you all about it. Steven panic bought a LEGO set and Ben has the best DropMix collection. Brain Matters: 'Neuroprosthesis' restores words to man with paralysis. Scientists are translating signals from brains, to the vocal tract,…
 
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/sciencefactionpodcast/SFP_EP357.mp3 This episode contains: We’ve got a full house and Devon is preparing his piano to move. Ben visits his office for the first time in 482 days and it’s unsettling. Get outta my dreams…: Why do electric cars look the way they do? Because they can. We talk about the design constraint…
 
This episode contains: We've got a full house and Devon is preparing his piano to move. Ben visits his office for the first time in 482 days and it's unsettling. Get outta my dreams...: Why do electric cars look the way they do? Because they can. We talk about the design constraints with electric vehicles, and how they don't really have any. Then w…
 
Today the guys discuss roleplaying the Lion Clan, the runner up and thus worst loser in the Tournament of the Kami. Character discussion included, as well as a talk about the recently released print and play promos! Segment break audio was extracted from: Ripples – Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 …
 
This episode contains: We recorded early because of the 4th of July! We talk birthdays, board games and BBQs. Homo what?!: 'Dragon man' fossil may replace Neanderthals as our closest relative. Homo longi may have been adapted for harsh environments, allowing them to disperse throughout Asia. Somehow a comic book taught Steven about Neanderthals, bu…
 
Hosted by: Anita Mehta and Simon Blain. Guests: Louise Tickle (Journalist and committee member of The Transparency Project) Professor Celia Kitzinger (School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University and co-founder Open Justice Court of Protection Project) They discuss their work to ensure greater transparency in the operations of the Family Court an…
 
This episode contains: We're back and we're all together. We talk about Father's Day, the SF Giants, and the LEGO Ecto-1. Sharkpocalypse: There's a shark mystery millions of years in the making. New study turns up data on massive shark die-off roughly 19 million years ago. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/06/210603171119.htm Out of Left F…
 
This episode contains: Devon is back this week, but he'll soon be moving. Ben attended a birthday party. And so did Steven. Brain Matters: Memory details fade over time, with only the main gist preserved. Our memories become more 'gistified' the more frequently we recall them. Ben talks about his alien abduction memory. https://www.sciencedaily.com…
 
Today the guys discuss the final fictions for the L5R LCG storyline, Chapter 5 and the Epilogue of The Battle of Cherry Blossom Snow. The more things change the more things stay the same. Segment break audio was extracted from: Ripples – Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommo…
 
This episode contains: The timelines have converged, at least for Ben and Steven. We chit-chat about too much sushi, fixing computers and LAN parties of the past. Insane in the Permeable Membrane: Mammals can use their intestines to breathe. Rodents and pigs share with certain aquatic organisms the ability to use their intestines for respiration. W…
 
This episode contains: This is a weird episode. We didn't record at the same time and Devon only speaks in music. Ben (and son) saw the lunar eclipse. Steven went on a puzzle and LEGO fueled staycation. Hello Darkness My Old Friend: Researchers force two mice to hang out and induce FOMO in a third. Researchers generated synchronized interbrain acti…
 
Today the guys finish discussing the Heroes of Legend storyline. Four fictions, two hours, and lots of arguments about a certain fiction. Want to guess which one? Segment break audio was extracted from: Ripples – Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/…
 
This episode contains: We celebrate wedding anniversaries and build chicken coops. Chit chat is Ben's favorite part. All We Are Is Dust In The Wind, Dude: Better than holograms: 3D-animated starships can be viewed from any angle. We talk about optical trap displays and the Princess Leia Project. https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/05/scientists-cr…
 
This episode contains: Only Steven and Devon this week, and we recorded a full length podcast. Steven is building a chicken coop and Devon had a fun night out. Silly in Silicon: The chip shortage keeps getting worse. Why can't we just make more? It's not rocket science, it's much more difficult. We talk about just how difficult it is to build and r…
 
This episode contains: We start off talking about Mother's Day and moving to Texas. Just wait, it gets better. Evolution, What Are You Gonna do?: There's no such thing as a #tree (phylogenetically). We talk dendronization, poaization, and how avocado and cinnamon are pretty closely-realted species. It's neat. https://eukaryotewritesblog.com/2021/05…
 
This episode contains: We talk Covid vaccinations, because some of us had a BBQ! Ben and his kid had an engineering problem. Devon celebrated his 5th wedding anniversary! I Am Not Throwing Away My Shot: Oxford malaria vaccine proves highly effective in Burkina Faso trial. Malaria kills over 400,000 thousand in Africa, but a vaccine could change tha…
 
This episode contains: Steven starts this episode with talking about how he's gone 'full dad' and now 'enjoys' yard work. It's weird. Ben talks about his epic playing of Danger Zone 2, which temps Steven into talking about Valheim for too long. Don't worry, we make up for it in science. Is There Anyone Out There, 'Cause It's Getting Harder and Hard…
 
Today the guys discuss three chapters of the "Battle of Cherry Blossom Snow" series by our very own Robert Denton. Lore changes abound. What do you all think? Segment break audio was extracted from: Ripples – Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/…
 
Hosted by: Anita Mehta and Simon Blain. Guests: Jo Miles (Reader in Family Law & Policy, Director of Studies and Fellow in Law, Trinity College, University of Cambridge) Lucia Clark (Partner, Morton Fraser LLP, Edinburgh) Graeme Fraser (Chair, Cohabitation Committee and Partner, OGR Stock Denton) They discuss the case for cohabitation law reform in…
 
This episode contains: A special congratulations to Ben's mom for 9 years sober! Great job Martha! We talk about our covid vaccine experiences. Genetics, yeah!: More than 500 genes linking depression and anxiety discovered in new study. We talk neuroticism and how it is one of the Big 5 personality traits. https://www.sciencealert.com/researchers-u…
 
This episode contains: Ben and Steven talk about how they are spending their spring breaks, whether it be taking cars to get serviced or getting a second covid vaccine shot. Neat. Metal: NASA's most metal mission will test new, higher-power electric thrusters. Ben talks about Psyche the mission going to Psyche the asteroid. It totally isn't confusi…
 
This episode contains: We talk a bit about Easter, and Steven is a real poo in the shoe about the whole affair. Bears: An Unknown Disease Is Giving Bears Dog-Like Friendliness. Black Bears are suffering from encephalitis, but the root cause is not known. We discuss. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/an-unknown-disease-is-giving-bears-do…
 
Hosted by: Anita Mehta and Simon Blain. Guests: Pauline Fowler (Chair, Resolution's Pensions Tax and Financial Remedy Committee), Daniel Eames (Chair, Resolution's International Committee) and Tim Amos QC about the key implications for family lawyers of Brexit. They discuss specifically: issues regarding divorce jurisdiction, forum and recognition …
 
Today we guys discuss some changed coming to the Podcast before going into a brief discussion of the new sold out RPG supplement "Fields of Victory" Segment break audio was extracted from: Ripples – Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/…
 
This episode contains: Ben's cat consistently interrupts his REM sleep, and fun ensues. Steven got some chickens. Breath In, Breath Out: Scientists are now developing vaccination by inhalation. Scientists are figuring out how to deliver vaccines to the lungs, which can boost immune responses to respiratory infections or lung cancer. It's amazing. h…
 
This episode contains: Do you kill bugs in your house and other interesting ways to start a podcast. This Week in Space: What happened to Mars's water? It is still trapped there. We talk about a recent chemical analysis regarding water trapped on Mars and the results are astounding. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/03/210316132106.htm Her…
 
This episode contains: We have a new recording night, and this episode christens it. Happy Pi Day everyone, let's talk about pie. Ben has now been quarantined over a year. For All Mankind, But For Real. Yo.: China and Russia unveil joint plan for lunar space station. We talk about these two super powers and whether or not we should be worried. http…
 
Today the guys dive into a discussion about the recent fictions in the Heroes of Legend series and the Battle of Cherry Blossom Snow series. Lore implications and changes abound! Segment break audio was extracted from: Ripples – Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/li…
 
This episode contains: Ben survives choking on water, then attempts to survive one full year of quarantine. Listen in to see if he makes it. ......under pressure: Researchers build a swimming robot that works in the Mariana Trench. To deal with the immense pressures, researchers split their circuit boards, similar to the skull of the snail fish. ht…
 
This episode contains: Who loves Girl Scout Cookies? We do. Technology Can Go To The Hot Place: Stanford study into "Zoom Fatigue" explains why video chats are so tiring. We talk about the various ways that video conferencing can take a toll. Except for Devon, who is superhuman. https://newatlas.com/telecommunications/zoom-fatigue-video-exhaustion-…
 
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