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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 we didn’t try :)


As always, please do contact us with constructive criticisms, commentary, camaraderie or questions**.

This week’s pearltree here, all TOSP pearltrees here.



NASA satellite plunges to Earth

Do People with Doctoral Degrees get Jobs in New Zealand Post Study?

BBC News - Lock of hair pins down early migration of Aborigines

Cells dine on nanotubes with dire results



Online gamers crack AIDS enzyme puzzle

Foldit wiki

BikeLouP’s Game Strategy and Tactics

Galaxy Zoo

Science for Citizens


China to launch Heavenly Palace space test unit next week



What does it feel like to fly over planet Earth?

Rutherford’s big discovery – 100 years later

How Rutherford shaped nuclear physics

Rutherford’s legacy to Manchester


Quantum Cheshire Cat: Even Weirder Than Schrödinger’s

Gene Therapy May Thwart HIV

Why Intuition Makes People More Likely to Believe in God

Earthquake Scientists On Trial In Italy

Lab Claims Faster-Than-Light Particle

CERN claims faster-than-light particle measured



Scientists as scapegoats?

FTL neutrinos FTW!

Happy Birthday Otzi

Alternative Medicine

Time for a New Scientific Revolution

Where have we been?



Events calendar, including (not limited to) this week’s Navigation Nights at the Carter Observatory


Other interesting things

Hour-By-Hour Breakdown Of Media Consumption By Generation

Cyclotrons could boost technetium supply

Induction of Malaria Parasite Migration by Synthetically Tunable Microenvironments

Star with earth-like planets

Bioinspired self-repairing slippery surfaces with pressure-stable omniphobicity

Biophysics: DNA is as elastic as nylon

Star Measurements Hint at Many More Abodes for Life


* Also, aimee’s brain is still only functioning on about 2 valves*** :P  She is sorry, and hopes her steady diet of braaainzzzz will improve matters in the very near future.

** It still counts an alliteration, mk?

*** Vacuum tubes.


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  • Michael Edmonds

    I am enjoying the podcast, you are picking up some great stories which I will have to follow up now -damn you - as if I don’t have enough to do :-)

    Keep it up, fantastic job