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Shakin' Up Our Patreon Rewards!

April 05, 2018

A few years ago, to help offset our out-of-pocket costs for running the show, we started up a Patreon so listeners who love us and wanted to help keep the show running could give us a few dollars a month. We love our Patreons! They've kept us going and made the show affordable for this dedicated group of volunteer podcasters to keep running. So in thanks to our existing Patreons – and in hopes of encouraging more of our listeners to add us to their Patreon donate list – we've changed up our Patreon reward tiers! Celebrating Science Birthdays! Photo from Jonathan Once a year, for Patreon supporters donating $5 per month or higher, we'll send you a card celebrating...

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Science, Nerdy, and Geeky Gift Ideas: 2017 Edition

December 08, 2017

Looking for the nerdiest of nerdy science gifts to give this holiday season? Bethany Brookshire and Rachelle Saunders have got you covered with our hand-picked selection of geek gifts that will speak to the scientist at heart. Below is a list of the products discussed during this year's episode, plus a few more we also love but didn't have time to squee over in detail. Science up your kitchen BRAIN FREEZE Ice Tray Any cold beverage would be vastly improved by a brain made of ice. The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science by J. Kenji López-Alt Use science to boost your cooking powers. From Serious Eats's culinary nerd-in-residence J. Kenji López-Alt. Check out our interview with him on...

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Best Science Books of 2017

December 08, 2017

Once again, we've brought together a couple of pop science book lovers – welcome back to John Dupuis and welcome also to first-time rec'er Joanne Manaster – and had a conversation about what we loved reading this year. Not all of the books below were released in 2017, but nearly all of them have been released in the last couple of years, and all of them are sure to delight science nerds young and old. Below is a list of the science books discussed during the panel. Enjoy! Joanne Manaster Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond Not a Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, and Utterly Mangle Science by Dave Levitan Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll...

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Science, Nerd & Geeky Gift Ideas 2016

December 02, 2016

Back by popular demand, Courtney Caldwell and Simon Saval are back with the nerdiest gifts you can get the geeks on your Christmas list this year. Below is a list of the products discussed during the panel. Enjoy! Courtney Caldwell Educational Insights Nancy B's Science Club Aquascope and Activity Journal 3Doodler Start Essentials Pen Set Print & Flourish Science-Themed Cookie Cutters: DNA Strand Flask Atom Chromosome Antibody Infinity Galaxy Puzzle Mason Bee House Surley Amy's RedBubble Store for t-shirts and Etsy Store for jewelry Miracle Berries Zero Days Trapped 13th RFID Chip Implants Doctos Without Borders American Civil Liberties Union Planned Parenthood Not metioned, but also recommended: Golden Ratio Coloring Book FlashForge 3D Printer Radiolaria Coasters Chemist's Spice Rack Fernworks...

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Best Science Books of 2016

December 02, 2016

Once again, we've brought together a couple of pop science book lovers – welcome back to guests John Dupuis and Mary Brock – and had a conversation about what we loved reading this year. Not all of the books below were released in 2016, but nearly all of them have been released in the last couple of years, and all of them are sure to delight science nerds. Below is a list of the science books discussed during the panel. Enjoy! Mary Brock Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck by Adam Cohen Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed Historya> by Sam Maggs Rejected Princesses: Tales of History's Boldest Heroines, Hellions, and...

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