Joanna, Nicola and Jack discuss the heavy topic of physician-assisted suicide/euthanasia, why it costs so much to make drugs, and why antibiotic resistant-bacteria might be a bigger future health problem than HIV/AIDS, while “gynandromorphism” is delved into on Jargonauts.
Sarah and Jack do the sexiest episode yet (probably) just in time for Easter, with news about lab-grown vaginas, the proteins that lock egg and sperm together, and the crazy things semen does to virgin female flies, while Jargonauts is all about the various types of tissue/organ grafts. Sexy.
For the fifteenth episode of Unfiltered Thoughts<, Jack sits down with Jessica Pletcher to chat about working in science, the expense and complexity of biotechnological research, and the differences between pure and applied research.
Liz, Joanna and Jack brave apocalyptically-bleak Melbourne weather to delve into news about the efficacy of homeopathy, why a recent Melbourne study into acupuncture might not be so great, and how scientists found water under the surface of one of Saturn’s moons, while Jargonauts gets personally drugged-up with “pharmacogenomics”.
Jack is joined by new co-host Joanna Ward to discuss online scientific hoaxes, the annoying trend of “viral” Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts that steal science images, and why parachutes will save you from falling out of a plane even though they haven’t been tested “scientifically”, while Jargonauts gets a rush from “endorphins”.
Sarah is joined by new host Nicola McCaskill to chat about the puny immune systems of men, the development of autism, and changes to Australia’s racial discrimination legislation, while also growing everyone’s knowledge about carcinogens in Jargonauts. Plus: Tom’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival show “Love, Factually”, Sarah’s research, and green coffee beans.
The Internet has revolutionised the way we communicate, right? It’s brought us all together and enables instantaneous knowledge transfer between people who would otherwise never meet? Well, on paper, sure.
We told you we’d have him back, and we did! James Garth (our guest on Episode 110) returns to discuss in more detail with Jack the complex relationship between science and religion. Are they always in conflict? How does a…