The demilitarized trio heat check the claim that North Korea “successfully” tested a hydrogen bomb. Kim Jong Un might be a tad bit too boastful as seizmic readings show the earth didn’t exactly move for his thermonuclear test. Raj has been reading a lot of Jacobin magazine, and believes that North Korea will poison the […]Read more "Radio-inactive: Are we in Danger from North Korea?"
The three noble gaseous podcasters reveal that the seventh period of the periodic table has been filled with four new elements, and their names are almost UN-comprehensible. Some scientist fired protons at a wall for five years to create an element that lasted less than one-thousandth of a second. Raj throws shade at tainted drinking […]Read more "Modern Alchemy: Why Are We Making New Elements?"
Listen up boys and girls! In the coolest science project since we threw a monkey in to space, a lab gave dolls and trucks to baby monkeys, and they preferentially chose toys according to human gender stereotypes. Raj proposes his “girls are dumb” hypothesis, which isn’t as sexist as it sounds. Jono renames genetic spandrels […]Read more "Monkeying Around with the Sexes: Are Gender Roles Genetic?"
The lexical triumverate spit some diction from all seven language families. Speaking of families, ‘mother’ is a common word but father is a cross-cultural rolling stone. Raj tries to take credit for everyone’s language on behalf of South Indians. Jono predicts that most new word meanings will be created by autocorrect, and Joe preaches the life […]Read more "Word To Your Mother Tongue: Ultraconserved Words"
Luke Skywalker has vanished! Thankfully every other plot device in the universe is in plain sight. The three Skype-walkers connect from across the continent to remind you not to sleep on The Force Awakens! Raj throws shade on the physics of Starkiller Base with laser accuracy. Jono explains how the rise of the First Order […]Read more "The Science of Star Wars: The Force Awakens!"
The three pod-men mansplain why the male gender is necessary for survival. Scientists show that when female beetles select mates from sword-fighting males, their offspring survive incest the longest! Also, Raj argues he would have given Kate Middleton stronger kids than Prince William, Jono points out that the Beatles are as good as beetles for […]Read more "Men Are Useful, Am I right Ladies? Sexual Selection Enhances Genetic Fitness"
Is knowledge power? Well it seems to control the quantum states of helium atoms. The three McFlys debate the nature of matter and time on a quantum scale with their favorite frame of reference: the NBA! Raj’s negligence may have killed Schrödinger’s turtle. Jono thinks quantum states are controlled by an Orwellian government, and Joe […]Read more "Split Second: Quantum Time Travel"
The three wise men travel across the internet bringing gifts of Christmas Science! Baby Jesus has blessed the study of an expert on retail environments, who demonstrates how the Christmas music and scents in shops will turn the yule tide into profits. Raj touts the range of Christian recording artist Amy Grant. Jono speculates on […]Read more "Santa’s Olfactory Workers: Smell & Sound influence Holiday Shopping"
War! What is it good for? Killing younglings! The Science of the republic is crumbling under attacks by the ruthless podcast lords: It’s Revenge of the Sith! Raj points out that lava would make Darth Vader less burned and more exploded. Jono diagnoses the yellow-eyed sith with hepatitis, and Joe might have a greater will […]Read more "Science of Star Wars Ep 3! “Sith Happens”"
There is a nest full of silliness when the three egg-heads talk about bird sperm. It turns out bird eggs are healthier when fertilized by more that one sperm, and females can actively control it! Raj reveals the morbid source of finch seed, Jono failed the written test for sperm donation, and Joe giggles […]Read more "The Birds & The Biebs – Polyspermy in Birds"