All posts tagged Science

Episode 169: Ahmed Mohamed and Science Education

Nick and Virginia complain about the treatment of Ahmed Mohamed at the hands of the Irving School District.

Episode 140: Behavioral Economics Revisited

Virginia discusses the new things that she has learned about behavioral economics since the last podcast on the subject.

Episode 139: NerdAbsurd Retrospective

Nick and Virginia discuss a rather awkward podcast guest and how their attempted to deal with uncomfortable conversation topics. Click here to listen!

Episode 138: Gregory Cochran Part II

Virginia and Nick interview Gregory Cochran, the co-author of, “The 10,000 Year Explosion” about humanity’s genetic past and what it means for the present. Learn more here: 10,000 Year Explosion Website Buy on Amazon

Episode 137: Gregory Cochran Part I

Virginia and Nick interview Gregory Cochran, the co-author of, “The 10,000 Year Explosion” about humanity’s genetic past and what it means for the present. Learn more here: 10,000 Year Explosion Website Buy on Amazon

NerdAbsurd Flashback: John M. Barry

In December, we’re running some of our best podcast interviews. Check out this oldie by goodie: On this podcast, we speak with author, John M. Barry, about the erosion of land from the Louisiana coast.  This erosion impacts Louisiana residents, who are susceptible to future storm surfers during hurricanes that might otherwise have been dispelled by the additional landmass. John was part of a committee dedicated to protecting Louisiana’s coastline Read More...

Episode 126: Dinosaurs having sex

Nick and Virginia interview dinosaur expert, Brian Switek about how dinosaurs likely mated.  Brian explains how dinosaurs likely raised their young, and Nick asks more questions about how scientists know so much about dinosaurs.  Brian Switek is the author of “My Beloved Brontosaurus” and “Written in Stone.”  You can learn more about Brian on his website, www.BrianSwitek.com, on his paleo-adventure site, Dinologue, on his National Geographic blog, Laelaps, and on his Twitter page. Read More...

Virginia Asks Where Grown-Ups (and Kids) Should go to Learn about Dinosaurs

NerdAbsurd recently interviewed dinosaur blogger and expert Brian Switek about dinosaurs, and we couldn’t help but put together a list of his travel recommendations for the ultimate dinosaur enthusiast: Utah’s Dinosaur Diamond.  It connects sites in Western Colorado and Eastern Utah.  Start in Salt Lake City at the Natural History Museum of Utah.  See the “Past Worlds” exhibit, which you can’t see anywhere else. Then visit Dinosaur National Monument. Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry. Morrison, Colorado has a ton Read More...

Episode 119: Brian Switek and Dinosaurs!

Nick and Virginia talk to Brian Switek, author of “My Beloved Brontosaurus” and “Written in Stone”, about everything dinosaurs.  You can learn more about Brian on his website, www.BrianSwitek.com, on his paleo-adventure site, Dinologue, and on his Twitter page. Click here to listen!

Episode 74: Optogenetics

In this episode, the Nerd Absurd crew discusses optogenetics, a new technology that allows scientists to reprogram cells using light.  Our guest, Oguz Yetkin, a PhD student at the University of Texas at Arlington, explains how this new technology works and its implications in disease treatment.  Meanwhile, the Nerd Absurd crew bickers about whether or not optogenetics can be used to create a race of brain-washed zombies.