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January 31, 2019: Getting Nerdy about Phytoplankton with Joana Tavares Part 2

Greetings fellow science enthusiasts! Thank you for tuning in! Today I aired the second part of my 3-part interview with fellow Earth System Science graduate student Joana Tavares. This time she schooled me on how foraminifera are actually mixotrophs and are not particularly 100% zooplankton. You can listen to the second part of my interview …

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January 24, 2019: Getting Nerdy about Phytoplankton with Joana Tavares Part 1

Greetings listeners! Thank you so much for tuning in, I hope you learned something new and cool about phytoplankton! Today we aired the first part of a three-part interview with fellow Earth System Science graduate student Joana Tavares! You can also feel free to follow her on instagram here! Still curious about what phytoplankton? Read …

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November 19, 2018: A Scientific Perspective on Wildfires in California

Hello everyone, thank you for tuning in today! Today I talked about the history of firefighting in California and the contradicting effects of strong fire suppression campaigns in the early 20th century on today’s raging and intensifying fire seasons. I pulled most of the information from this chapter . It is clear that climate change and …

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November 12, 2018 – NASA Human Research Program’s TWINS study and its current state

Hi all! Thank you for tuning in! On November 12, I covered NASA’s Twins study, which occurred under the Human Research Program. You can read all about the Human Research Program (HRP) here, and the 5 elements of the HRP. The Twins study is an effort by the HRP to understand the effects of long-term space travel …

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October 29, 2018 – Spooky Halloween Science Bonanza! 👻🎃👻🎃👻🎃

Hello my curious listeners! I hope that this specially spooky week finds you well. To celebrate the occasion, I talked about some terrifying science articles. I found so many good articles, I highly highly recommend visiting these links for some spooky fun! This is what happens to an astronaut who dies in space. Here you can learn …

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October 8, 2018 Arctic Sea Ice and Meteorology with Zack Labe

Thank you for stopping by! The show aired October 8, 2018 was an interview with fellow Earth System Science PhD candidate Zack Labe. We talked about this year’s arctic sea ice and meteorology news this year. You can follow Zack on twitter here! He posts all things Arctic sea ice and meteorology as its occurring! …

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October 1, 2018 – Methylmercury in the Arctic

Hi y’all! Thank you for dropping by! My first show was about methylmercury in the Arctic, you can access the scientific report I talked about here! You can learn more basic information about marine mercury here! More information about mercury safety.  Mercury-related news: Trump administration prepares to weaken mercury emission rules Something in the Water: Life after …

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