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?"
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"
Turmoil has engulfed the galactic podcast, as the greedy George Lucas made windfall profits from The Phantom Menace despite the banal plot. The introduction of a new villain: bureaucracy, has put a taxation on attention spans of viewers throughout the galaxy. Raj disparages the minstrel-esque qualities of the Gungans and geisha “disguise” of Queen Amidala. […]Read more "BONUS: Science of Star Wars Episode 1 – The Prequel Menace"
Will the review of Star Wars Episode VI spell certain doom for the small band of podcasters? Not if some muppets have anything to say about it: It’s the Return of the Jedi! Raj speculates on life-prolonging biological mechanisms in the belly of the Sarlacc, Jono diagnoses Jabba the Hutt with sleep apnea, and Joe […]Read more "BONUS: Science of Star Wars Episode 6 – Ewokking on Sunshine"
Put down that work and get back to podcast listening! The three pod-ject managers explain that no one ever said “I wish I spent more time at the office” on their deathbed, because they probably keeled over at their desk from a stroke. Raj warns of the epidemic of Karōshi (death from overwork) in Japan, […]Read more "Ep. 63: “Work To Death” – Long Hours Increases Chance of Stroke by 37%"
The great triumvirate breakdown a breakthrough in Parkinson’s Disease treatment. Using a Trojan horse/Berlin airdrop method, helpful proteins repair and protect neurons! Raj describes the experiment as a rodent American Gladiator. Jono has an insecure compulsion to prove he still knows neural dopaminergic pathways, and Joe will cure his hand tremors with snake oil (also […]Read more "Ep. 58 Protect Ya Neuron (Possible cure for Parkinson’s)"
The polls are in and the three podcast pundits spin some behavioral results that reveal conservatives are more negative than liberals. Brain studies show why conservatives are unempathetic scared-y cats who love puns. Raj explains how right wing cavemen (not women) had an evolutionary advantage, Jono accuses vegans of being fascist, and Joe wants to […]Read more "Ep. 57 Grand Old Party-Poopers (Conservatives are more negative / liberals are more…liberal)"