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Science Faction Podcast
73 minutes | 4 days ago
Episode 345: Space Filled
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 confusing. https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/04/nasas-most-metal-mission-will-test-new-higher-power-electric-thrusters/ Last Week in Space: More than 5,000 tons of extraterrestrial dust fall to Earth each year. Dome C in Antarctica are finding particles a hundredths of a millimetre that have passed through the atmosphere, counting everything, and extrapolating. That's a lot of dust. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/04/210408131503.htm Science Fiction: First Contact Day! Ben tell us all about his favorite announcements from the future and past of Star Trek. Ben details the trailer for Picard Season 2, and all of the cool things it shows us. We talk about the trailer for Discovery Season 4, and get hyped for Lower Decks season 2. Steven watched the first episode of the Amazon Prime show Invincible and gives his spoiler-free reactions. That leads us to an interesting conversation comparing and contrasting Batman The Brave and the Bold and Batman the Animated Series.
71 minutes | 11 days ago
Episode 344: Mice Can't Lie
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-doglike-friendliness-and-its-dangerous-not-cute/ Shark Bait, Oh Ha Ha: Scientists show technology can save people from shark bites. How do we save 1,063 Australians from shark attacks? Personal electronic deterrents. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/03/210330210940.htm Brain Matters: Mice with hallucination-like behaviors reveal insight into psychotic illness. Human speech is hard to comprehend, if the brain becomes imbalanced, you may hallucinate. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/04/210401151253.htm Science Fiction: For once, Devon is caught up on a show. We talk about For All Mankind episode 7, Don't Be Cruel. Steven finds out that the Korean Flight 007 disaster was a true event. Ben has to talk about that Space Jam 2 trailer...but mostly just talks about how amazing the original Space Jam was. We talk about the third episode of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Power Broker. Steven gets into the weeds talking about Madripoor and the Power Broker. Also, did you guys watch that trailer for The Bad Batch? So good. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsOmYpP4UDU
77 minutes | 18 days ago
Episode 343: Fun Little Idiots
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. https://news.mit.edu/2021/vaccination-inhalation-0319 *Imperial March sounds*: Massive 'Darth Vader' sea bug pulled from waters near Indonesia. Bathynomus raksasa measures about 13 inches (330 mm) in length, on average. We talk about these sea bugs and how absolutely horrifying they are. https://www.livescience.com/supergiant-isopod-newfound-species.html Bonus: Neighborhood Hero Builds AI-Powered Device That Automatically Compliments Dogs Walking By. https://gizmodo.com/neighborhood-hero-builds-ai-powered-device-that-automat-1846562170 Science Fiction: We have a chat about episode 6 of For All Mankind, Best Laid Plans. We don't do it justice, please go watch the show. We do a recap of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, talk about who Isaiah Bradley is, and continue to be astounded on how the show deals with racism. We then move on to talk about The Snyder Cut. We talk about all the things that worked in this version of Justice League and a few things that didn't. Overall, we totally dug it, and Steven is hoping for more.
73 minutes | 25 days ago
Episode 342: Water Here, Water There
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 Here Comes The Sun and I Say It's All Right: We discuss the economics of covering California’s water system with solar panels. There are different ways it could be done, we talk about them and throw in a few crazy ideas. https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/03/the-economics-of-covering-californias-water-system-with-solar-panels/ Science Fiction: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has premiered and you know what that means: Steven talks way too much. We do a spoiler filled recap even though Devon hasn't seen it yet. We have all mostly caught up with For All Mankind, again Devon lags. We talk about episode 4 and 5 in detail. Ben has recently been re-watching the classic Superman movies and Superman Returns. He has some stuff to say. We end the pod with a chat about Stephen Baxter and some books he has written.
74 minutes | a month ago
Episode 341: Pound Workers
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. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/mar/10/china-and-russia-unveil-joint-plan-for-lunar-space-station Where's Your Head At?: Sea slug can lose its head and regenerate new body in three weeks. We talk about how a sea slug decapitates it's own head and then lives on algae until it grows a new body. Gross. https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/03/this-sea-slug-can-lose-its-head-and-regenerate-new-body-in-three-weeks/ Matter Over Mind: People with mind-blindness not so easily spooked. We talk about aphantasia and how people with a form of it cannot 'picture' what they read. It's frightening. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/03/210310122434.htm Science Fiction: Steven watched some of Space Sweepers and is enjoying it. We all watched Flora & Ulysses and talk about it probably too much. That squirrel CG though, wonderful! Devon tells us just how much he enjoyed the Sonic movie. We talk about episode 3 of For All Mankind, and backtrack a bit to episode 2. We'll be back on track next episode. With a mighty sigh we talk about what worked and what didn't with the WandaVision finale.
78 minutes | a month ago
Episode 340: Delayed Gratification
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. https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/03/researchers-build-a-swimming-robot-that-works-in-the-mariana-trench/ Really? Down There?: Microbes deep beneath seafloor survive on byproducts of radioactive process. To understand this, we first have to research irradiation and ionizing radiation. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/02/210226103802.htm It's A Terror Of Knowing What This World Is About: The cuttlefish can pass the marshmallow test. We talk about the marshmallow test and how it applies to cuttlefish. https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/03/cuttlefish-can-pass-the-marshmallow-test/ Science Fiction: Ben tells us all about the Star Trek Picard novel The Dark Veil. We talk about the second episode of For All Mankind, The Bleeding Edge. Ben has been watching the second season of Umbrella Academy and is really enjoying it. We both do a deep dive of the penultimate episode of WandaVision. We talk about Agatha's motivation, and what Wanda has gone through. Steven talks way too much, like always.
81 minutes | a month ago
Episode 339: A Smokey Aftertaste
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-tips-help-stanford/ Pumba, With You Everything Is Gas: Solar rotation varies by latitude. Ben's son asked him about the sun and now we have to deal with it. https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/science/solar-rotation.html Whiskey, the cause of, and solution to, all of life's little problems: Like wine, environmental conditions impact flavor of whiskey, study finds. We talk about what terroir is and how it affects the taste of stuff. We take a detour into making fun of wine snobs and free basing heritage wheat. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/02/210223121629.htm Science Fiction: I don't have the strength to type this all out again (I did a dumb and lost this info once -Steven), so enjoy a truncated version: Ben and Steven watched some Babylon 5 and give their opinions. Devon caught up on For All Mankind and gives his thoughts on the first season, and we all talk about the second season premiere. Devon and Ben both did not enjoy the 7th episode of WandaVision, and Steven holds out hope that episode 8 will help make sense of things.
78 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 338: A Sweet Spot For Napping
This episode contains: Ben has something to say about the state of grape buying in this country. Steven is still reminding everyone he has a 3D printer. Lend Me Some Sugar, I Am Your Neighbor: NASA's Mars Perseverance rover safely lands on Red Planet! We talk about the rover and how it is taking samples to BRING BACK TO EARTH and also it has a drone attached for the FIRST FLIGHT ON MARS. How amazing is all of that?! https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/02/210218162028.htm Brain Matters?: New research reveals the genetic basis for daytime napping. Genome-wide association study with over 450,000 data points was conducted and it turns out that 123 regions in the human genome are associated with daytime napping. Ben relates this study to how Salvador Dali took his naps. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/02/210210133305.htm Science Fiction: We talk about how we spent our Valentine's Days with our significant others. Steven is excited for X-Wing Miniatures news. Ben watched some Pixar Popcorn and Steven bought some humble bundle Fallout stuff. We wrap up with a long talk about the latest episode of WandaVision. Steven spends (probably) too much time talking about the Young Avengers. In the end, the two speculate on how Magneto could be introduced into the MCU.
76 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 337: Task Related Motivation
This episode contains: Ben tells us about a Covid scare that his family had. Steven has been 3D printing stuff for Terraforming Mars. Help Me Wander: There are age-differences in mind-wandering. A study was conducted about young and restless, old and focused and other things about mind-wandering. We also talk about interruptions and focusing. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/02/210210133327.htm Elementary!: We've had the first ever measurements of einsteinium, element 99. We talk about bond distance, actinides and how watching Back to the Future is better than listening to us. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/02/210206125326.htm Science Fiction: We talk about some Lucasfilm news and who isn't working for them anymore. Don't worry, The Mandalorian will still be awesome. Ben finished the 5th season of The Expanse and talks about it, and the changes from the books. There is casting news for The Last of Us! Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey are our Joel and Ellie and we couldn't be more excited for the HBO series. Finally, we get to WandaVision and the implications of that crazy thing that happened at the end of episode 5.
67 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 336: Like A Rock
This episode contains: We kick off this episode with some real Devon talk. Ben is using libraries correctly. Steven watched a little bit of TV. Spiders, Is There Anything They Can't Do?: Tiny spider engineers use silk pulley systems to lift prey 50 times their weight. The Theridiidae spider not only has an impressive name, it can lift impressive weight. We talk about a video where this tiny spider lifts a cockroach; it's disgusting and awesome. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/tiny-spider-engineers-use-silk-pulley-systems-to-lift-prey-50-times-their-weight/ Pure Energy: According to a new study, a zero-emissions US is now pretty cheap. Wind and solar energy is now cheaper than buying fossil fuels. We also talk a little about carbon capture, and how to pay bills. Adulting! https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/01/new-study-a-zero-emissions-us-is-now-pretty-cheap/ Science Fiction: Steven put some money in Dogecoin, now let's watch him lose it. Devon and Ben do a recap and review of the first two seasons of Doom Patrol. Yeah, we're talking about it again, what of it? You should be watching. Devon caught up on WandaVision and gives his impressions. Turns out he sides with Ben with his opinion of the show. Ben talks The Expanse (tv show) and Devon talks The Expanse (books) and Steven listens and gets spoiled. Finally, we somehow we get on the topic of Gargoyles and TMNT, so there's that.
69 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 335: Erbit Changed
This episode contains: We all survived the recent storm in California, some of us more than others. Watch out for those downed power lines, Ben! If You Liked It You Should Have Put A Ring On It: Saturn's tilt caused by its moons, researchers say. The influence of Saturn's satellites can explain the tilt of the rotation axis of the gas giant. We also talk about The Time Machine (2002) and whether the exploded moon would have the same mass and properties as the unexploded moon. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/01/210121132103.htm Next Week in Space: Dr. Fatima Ebrahimi has invented the rocket that may take us to Mars. New rocket engine uses fusion in an awesome way and could potentially be faster than our current chemical rockets by several orders of magnitude. https://news.sky.com/story/new-concept-for-rocket-thruster-exploits-the-mechanism-behind-solar-flares-12202285 Science Fiction: Ben shepherds a final talk about Star Trek Discovery season 3. We analyze "That Hope Is You" parts one and two, and have some very polite discussions. Next we tackle episodes 3 and 4 of WandaVision. The recap of episode 3 short and sweet, we give the most time to episode 4, with as many call outs to other Marvel properties as possible. Pietro, Magneto, Mutants, Thor 1 & 2, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Captain Marvel. Steven attempts to figure where WandaVision is headed, but thinks there must be another major character yet to be introduced. We finish with Ben giving his final thoughts on The Leftovers. He says it's a gift.
73 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 334: 95% Effective
This episode contains: We talk about President Biden's inauguration, and what we did to celebrate (like buy a bone folder or a hot tub). Debunking Pseudoscience: Ineffective 'learning styles' theory persists in education. Were told you were a 'visual learner' or an 'auditory learner' or something similar? Turns out that 89% of teachers also believe this pseudoscience. We also talk about the merits of having physical books. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/01/210106111959.htm Just One Step in Front of the Other: First task for Biden’s CDC director: Fix everything Trump broke. We talk about Dr. Rochelle Walensky and the 100,000,000 shots in 100 days promise from the Biden administration. Finally, we chat about the efficacy of the coronavirus vaccine and how we don't really need to worry about the variants that have emerged. https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/01/first-task-for-bidens-cdc-director-fix-everything-trump-broke/ Science Fiction: Steven has been reading Star Wars: The High Republic: Light of the Jedi and gives an extended review of the first half of the book. Do you remember Lor San Tekka? You should. Finally, Ben and Steven talk about WandaVision and attempt to convince Devon to watch the show (which he had already agreed to do). We cover the Agatha Harkness theory as well as the meaning behind S.W.O.R.D.
65 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 333: Pick a Lane
This episode contains: This week we kick off the episode with some computer problems. Ben's PC failed him, and Steven attempts to diagnose it. World Beat: How Earth's oddest mammal got to be so bizarre. Scientists have mapped the platypus genome and have found some very interesting things: 10 sex chromosomes, one of three egg laying genes survived from ancient bird ancestor, and more! https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/01/210106133034.htm My God, It's Full Of Stars!: Distant colliding galaxy dying out as it loses the ability to form stars. Astronomers have seen a galaxy ejecting nearly half of its star-forming gas. A galaxy dies when it can no longer make new stars. Steven questions his galactic reality. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/01/210111112147.htm Science Fiction: We talk about the Star Trek Discovery finale. We talk about the need for a 'part 1, part 2', the Burn and it's origins, elevator fights, and Staments deserving to be more than just a car key. This will be the last Star Trek talk for quite a while, so enjoy it while it lasts.
78 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 332: Who Has The Conn?
This episode contains: This is a podcast about Science and Science Fiction, but when the world is on fire, we have to talk about it. We start this episode talking about the coup / insurrection attempt by Trump. You Spin Me Right 'Round Baby, Right 'Round: What happens when your brain can't tell which way is up or down? Scientists used virtual reality to test the brain and how it acts when it's perspective is 'wrong'. We also quickly talk about how there is an AR Mario Kart coming to Universal Studios. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/01/210107125312.htm Robot Overlords: World's fastest optical neuromorphic processor has been created. The neuromorphic processor operates faster than 10 trillion operations per second, which is fast. Really fast. It's made of micro-combs, which act like a rainbow made up of hundreds of high-quality infrared lasers on a single chip. But can it run DOOM? https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/01/210107112418.htm Hello Internet, This is your Dad Speaking: We talk about how to mitigate the impact of a lockdown on your mental health. Almost 10,000 people from 78 countries participated in a study about mental health in a lockdown. Having support, education, and flexibly adapting to the pandemic have improved mental outcomes. Ben is the Internet's dad. He's looking out for all of us. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/01/210107112430.htm Science Fiction: Steven talks a bit about his new hobby: 3D printing and upgrading his printer. We then talk about two episodes of Star Trek Discovery, 'Su'Kal' and 'There is a Tide...'. There is a lot of ground to cover, but we get through it. Final verdict? We're a bit disappointed. Ben gives us a run-down of the first season of The Leftovers, and recommends it. Steven finished the 3rd Bobiverse book, of course he loved that one too. Steven just started reading Light of the Jedi the first High Republic Star Wars book, he gives some initial impressions. Ben gives us the final wrap up of Alien Worlds, and oh boy does he recommend it. Devon says some stuff.
75 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 331: Not Like This, Moss Piglets
This episode contains: We talk about some items we received for Christmas, and then get right to business. Water Bear Don't Care: Water bears (tardigrades) are stuck on the moon after crash landing (in 2019). Tardigrades are under a millimeter long and can survive extreme conditions, 150C to almost absolute zero. We talk about the ethics of leaving things on the moon and how incredible the water bears continue to be. https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-49265125 Top 10 Discoveries Missed in 2020: Devon does a listicle to close down the year. These items include (but are not limited to) ancient earth material, tyrannosaur embryos, Mars humming, Betelgeuse mystery, and the end of the Ebola outbreak. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/12/10-awesome-science-discoveries-you-may-have-missed-in-2020/ Science Fiction: We all watched the two big streaming movies of the holiday season: Soul and Wonder Woman 1984. We give our thoughts and reviews on both of them. We talk just a bit about Star Trek Discovery, since Steven missed the last episode. Devon and Steven have both been watching The Stand and give Ben a run-down of what it's all about. Ben and Devon watched Midnight Sky and give Steven a mini-review. Devon watched The New Mutants and was pleasantly surprised. "The Moon is Littered with the Failures of Man"-Steven
75 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 330: Star Peace
This episode contains: We start out ready for 2021. Ben and kid have been reading Legend of Korra comics. Steven bought a 3D Printer. Art is in the Eye of the Microbiological Organism: Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings have unique microbiomes, study finds. Hairs can be a marker for where you are. We have a nice conversation of art, it's purpose and how much Ben loves it. https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/12/leonardo-da-vincis-drawings-have-unique-microbiomes-study-finds/ Biological Imperative: Is it better to give than receive? Children who experienced compassionate parenting were more generous than peers. We don't add much to this one, besides Ben thinking he's a bad dad. (He's not.) https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/12/201201103626.htm Science Fiction: We talk about the Star Trek Discovery episode Terra Firma part 2, and our varied opinions on how it all turned out. We talk a bit about Harlan Ellison and The City on the Edge of Forever. We talk on the season 2 finale of The Mandalorian. We talk about *that* reveal and where we think the show will go in a season 3. We also get excited for The Book of Boba Fett. One last question: Who is your Spider-Man? Tobey Andrew or Tom?
77 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 329: Shut Up Nerd
This episode contains: Devon finally tells us what makes him happy, and it turns out it's a Mel Gibson movie. Merry Christmas. Time Keeps on Ticking: New type of atomic clock keeps time even more precisely. A new atomic clock uses entangled atoms to keep time more precisely than its state-of-the-art counterparts. We try, and fail, to understand quantum entanglement. Also, how did we set our clocks before the internet? https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/12/201216113301.htm Whoopsie Daisy: Gut-wrenching footage documents Arecibo telescope’s collapse. We talk about what movies used the Arecibo telescope as a setting. Turns out the cable that snapped was an original one from 1963. IS that good or bad? https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-03421-y This Week in Space: Astronomers detect possible radio emission from exoplanet emanating from the constellation Boötes. The scientists used radio emissions from Jupiter as a template for what to look for out in the cosmos. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/12/201216134701.htm Science Fiction: Devon says the new Animaniacs is surprisingly good and then we talk too much about advent calendars. We cover Chapter 15, The Believer of The Mandalorian. We also talk about the first half of Terra Firma, the Star Trek Discovery episode. Steven is not a fan. Devon didn't watch it. Ben seems to be on board. We quickly talk a bit more about the Bobiverse, and The Expanse. Ben finally watched Joker and we have a spoiler talk about it.
78 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 328: Superfast
This episode contains: Devon had a spaghetti incident, so he'll be joining us in the second half. Ben has been sizzling, and Steven finally has a kitchen again. Gotta Go Fast: Researchers have discovered a new superhighway network to travel through the Solar System. The difference of speed is orders of magnitude: decades versus millions of years. We also talk about centaurs. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/12/201209094216.htm Science Fiction: Ben finally has his say and is able to talk about stuff he wants to talk about. We cover SpaceX, Lovecraft Country, Infinity Train, and The Gardens Between. Devon joins us and we find out what the spaghetti incident was. Disney Investors Day: SO MUCH NEWS. We cover Marvel and Star Wars news, including: WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, Hawkeye, What If, Iron Heart, Armor Wars, Secret Invasion, Moon Knight, She Hulk, Ms. Marvel and more. We also cover Rangers of the New Republic, The Bad Batch, Ahsoka, Andor, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Lando and finally: Star Wars Rogue Squadron.
110 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 327: Fight Crying
This episode contains: This is a very special birthday episode. It's Steven's birthday and he asked his co-hosts Ben and Devon to do an oops all sci-fi episode. They obliged. Before the sci-fi Ben talks about the monoliths that have appeared, one in his vicinity. https://www.sacbee.com/news/california/article247628785.html Science Fiction: Lots was covered: The Mandalorian, Chapters 13 and 14, The Jedi and The Tragedy respectively are talked about in detail. The all agree this show is bomb. Steven is reading the first Bob-i-verse book, We Are Legion (We Are Bob). He talks about it, and how Devon was correct in recommending it three years ago. Ben proceeds to purchase the book. Next: Star Trek Discovery, Episodes 7 and 8, Unification III and The Sanctuary are all debated upon. Survey says that Devon is out, but Steven and Ben are still in. Steven and Ben finished reading Ready Player Two. SPOILER WARNING. Devon hasn't read it, but tells about what some reviews said. Ben and Steven break down the plot and what to expect when reading. Devon thinks he'll read it. Thanks for going on this long journey with us. Next episode should be back to normal.
75 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 326: M-Triggered
This episode contains: Steven didn't do the math and he and Ben had to record on Thanksgiving. The two talk turkey about their respective dinners. R-R-R-R-Random: A biochemical random number has been generated. DNA synthesis was used to generate a random number. We talk about the process, and what random numbers are used for. Don't forget your A T C and G. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/11/201120113854.htm This Week in Space: Water may be naturally occurring on all rocky planets. The presence of water may be a byproduct of the planet formation process. We talk about the meteorite sample used in the study called 'Black Beauty' and its extreme expense. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/11/201109110228.htm A Doggy Dog World: Bonus Science! We talk about the aging of dogs and how a new, more accurate calculation can be done to see how old your dog is in 'human years'. https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/11/here-s-better-way-convert-dog-years-human-years-scientists-say Science Fiction: Another week, more mando. We talk about the latest episode of The Mandalorian, The Siege. We talk about seeing Greef and Cara again and what exactly an M-count is. Star Trek Discovery delivered another stunning episode and we talk about the Discovery's refit, relations between Orions and Andorians, and how cool Georgiou can be when unleashed. We also speculate about next week's episode and Ben has to explain to Steven what Unification I and II are all about. We tease a bit about Ready Player Two since we are both reading it, tune in next week for a full review.
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