Podcast, Science and Society, Technology

TOSP Episode 12: November 28th 2011

[Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site]

Welcome back to a very icy, buggy TOSP!

This week, Elf and aimee talk about ice.  Well, mostly ice. Brinicles, ice on Europa and even ice-related geoengineering in Mongolia. And undersea silk. Excitingly, however, they also talk with their first guest, Sciblogger Siouxsie Wiles of Infectious Thoughts, and her post this week on (illegal) chickenpox lollipops.  She also talks about tuberculosis, why it’s so important, and why even New Zealand is getting in on the act of studying this disease.


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You can find this podcast on New Zealand’s very own Ziln TV (which feeds through to services like Sony TV). Additionally, we have a Youtube Channel – Sciblogs Podcast – which gets updated weekly, too.


‘Brinicle’ ice finger of death filmed in Antarctic

Ice stalactite

New Evidence for Water Lakes on Europa

Silk from the sea: No sow’s ear

Illegal lollipops, bad teeth and a new ‘apple’!

Ulan Bator’s geoengineering scheme is THAT cool

[Update: Lemur Attack Force and the Mongol Rally]

Sciblogs Events


Other interesting things

“Just So Science” – The Feynman Hypothesis

You don’t like it? Go somewhere else.

Tractor beams on full! First steps towards light-based tractor beams

Researchers create spinal cord connectors from human stem cells, heralding breakthrough


Note: our new intro was courtesy of a Creative Commons piece - ‘Computer’ by State Shirt.  Viva Creative Commons!






  • http://www.dearastronomer.com Ray Sanders

    Thank you for linking to my Europa article!

    • aimee whitcroft

      We’re big fans :)