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TOSP Episode 11: November 21st 2011

[Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site] And we’re back with another new episode of TOSP! This week, aimee and Elf talk of many things, including the winners of this year’s top NZ science award(s), the world’s lightest material, stem cell research, sexism in science (‘womanspace’), a nanocar, still-faster-than-light neutrinos, the casimir effect, and a very special congratulations to one of our Scibloggers (Sciblings)! PODCAST HERE We do hope you enjoy :)  […]

TOSP Episode 10: November 14th 2011

[Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site] We’re trying something new! Elf’s back safe and sound (yay!), and we decided after a strategy confab to try out something a bit new with the podcast.  If you’re curious about what we changed, we explain the why and how in the first few minutes :) To paraphrase, though – we’ll be discussing fewer items at greater length (with added interviews!), and trying to add […]

TOSP Episode 9: November 7th 2011

[Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site] Greetings, dear listeners! This week, aimee was joined once again by Chelfyn Baxter, co-host of the g33k show, to talk through some of the science stories of the last week.  They included using lasers to rip the universe a new one, Boeing building spacecraft, the weight of the internet, alternate living, radiation-cleaning Aussie nanofibres, asteroids, and some very interesting Sciblogs articles. We apologise (once again, […]

TOSP Episode 8: October 31st 2011

[Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site] Featuring something ever so slightly different this week. Elf, as previously mentioned, is away for a couple of weeks (somewhere in the Pacific, possibly)? So aimee invited friend, and the g33k show co-host Chelfyn Baxter onto the podcast. This week, we covered the very real possibility of a functional malarial vaccine, carbon nanotube-containing silicon which could function like skin, a secret society’s opthalmic obsession (and […]

TOSP Episode 7: October 25th 2011

[Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site] Featuring (very) bright sparks, biomimicry and flight, Dance Your PhD, NASA inventions, carbon nano-onions, Iceland’s renewable internet, spider silk, zoned-out rats, forecasting with Twitter, autistic facial characteristics, a new superconductivity, the geek book list, Tell Us A Story 2011 winners, and the economics of milk. Also featuring some Interesting Things, including a comment on a paper showing how cats lap water… Elf and aimee had […]

TOSP Episode 5: October 10th 2011

[Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site] This week’s podcast is, as usual, filled with interesting things.  Particularly Nobel-related things! We (aimee and Elf) talk about science prizes, figures, finding life on Mars, transhumanism, the beginning of infinity, nanotechnology (what is it?), statistics, space skiing, forensic science, nature vs nurture the Nobels, the Ig nobels and World Space Week. PODCAST HERE. The pearltree (remember, they’re Flash-based!) for this week’s episode is here.  […]

TOSP Episode 4: October 4th 2011

[Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site] Including mix & mash winners, the IgNobels, beetles and beer, space broadband, predatory beetle larvae, decoding the brain, gold nanoparticles, a low-carbon world, hybrid cars, World Space Week, emotions in science and a Digital Pompeii. Oh, man.  This just keeps getting more and more fun.  And the temptation to wax lyrical for hours stronger and stronger. But we resist.  For you, our listeners.  So, without […]

TOSP Episode 3: September 26th 2011

[Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site] UPDATE: Youtube vids now up (and at bottom of post) Including fallen angels satellites, post-doc jobs in NZ, Foldit, HIV, nanotubes, Chinese space programme, neutrinos, intuition, suing geologists, Otzi, poetry.  And a bunch of other stuff! This week’s episode is a little longer than usual. Why?  Because there was such a preponderance of interesting sciencepr0n that we (aimee and Elf)  just couldn’t help ourselves*.  So […]

TOSP Episode 2: September 19th 2011

[Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site] UPDATE: Youtube now at bottom of page. Including glow-in-the-dark kittehs, wisdom of the crowds, polio, jellyfish, robots and SO MUCH MORE. * Ahem * This week, aimee and Elf continue our roundup of things which made us go ‘squeee’ in the preceding week. We’d like to apologise for this week’s podcast: between aimee’s sniffles (and her brain having turned to mucous) and Elf having hurt […]

Introducing a new blog: The Official Sciblogs Podcast

The idea of a Sciblogs podcast is one that has been mooted many times, and we’re well chuffed to be able to introduce exactly that: The Official Sciblogs Podcast. Called TOSP for short, the podcast, which is hosted by Scibloggers Elf Eldrige (Just So Science) and yours truly will give a brief rundown of some of the interesting stories (and Sciblogs posts!) to come out of the preceding week. There will also be interviews conducted […]