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?"
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!"
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 cephalo-podcasters do a deep dive into the phenomenon that octopuses (not octopi) use tools. The eight-legged wonders don’t just accurately predict international soccer matches, they also collect coconut shells to hide in. Raj thinks the octopus’s limitless potential makes them the modern white Americans of the sea. Jono finds similarities with the T-1000 […]Read more "Ep. 55 Octopus’s Garden Tools – Study shows Octopuses use tools (and Octopi is not a word)"
The hardwood trio break down the subject of converting cellulose into starch. To combat the impending food crisis, (imporverished) people in the near future may be eating trees. Raj recalls the time he was duped into eating crickets, Jono explains the lengths he will go to eat steak, while Joe ate a milk carton […]Read more "Ep. 54 – Wood Craving"
The three culinary primates prepare a recipe for evolution: chimps prefer their food cooked! Raj explains how the cognitive capacity for cooking exists in primates, but we don’t want that technology in the wrong hands. Jono pitches the Food Network a golden opportunity, and Joe is convinced monkeys were the original Prometheus and gave fire […]Read more "Ep. 52 – Iron Chef: Chimp Edition"
The three capitalist pigs pay forward the fact that money only buys emotional well being up to $75k. Of course, life satisfaction will cost you a little extra. Raj explains the scientific basis for ‘Mo Money Mo Problems’, Jono shares a menu item with Warren Buffett, and Joe is passionate about suppressing the poor with […]Read more "Ep. 51 – A $75,000 Smile"
The three cavemen hunt for and gather facts about the downfall of the Wooly Mammoth. Genetic analysis reveals humans didn’t wipe them out, but they get the assist. Raj explains that contrary to the mammoth, humans’ strong genetic diversity would prevent the zombie apocalypse. Jono proposes a Jurassic Park like mammoth hunting preserve for #CecilTheMammoth, […]Read more "Ep. 50 – A Mammoth Undertaking"