Archive for January 2017

Season 4 Episode 2 - The “Impossible” EM Drive and the Peer Review Process

January 26, 2017 @ 12:51 am

Wade and Byrne talk about the recent publication from NASA which looks at the Electro-Magnetic Drive. Does it work and what does it mean for the future of space travel? Also discussed is the peer review process and the importance of "Blue sky" research in saving the world!

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Season 4 Episode 1 - Creationism; Pseudo-scientific Balderdash or Dangerous Ideology?

January 19, 2017 @ 10:29 am

Wade and Byrne go into details about Creationism, what it is and what its proponents are offering. The discussion also goes into how being brought up with creationism can lead to dangerous and disruptive decisions being made.

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Season 3 Episode 14 - What are Viruses and What is Their Problem?

January 12, 2017 @ 1:46 pm

Sci-gasm gets micro this week, joined by the Mad Virologist, this episode covers all things viral. From Zika and Ebola to the ways in which viruses have changed the Evolution of life on Earth, but are they actually living?

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Season 3 Episode 13- What is the 97% Consensus on Climate Change?

January 4, 2017 @ 11:22 pm

Sci-gasm Podcast interview academic researcher and blogger John Cook, who is the lead author of the paper that determined that 97% of climate science papers agree that human activity is affecting the Earth's climate. The guys ask how was the percentage determined? Is the paper reliable, and why then is there so much confusion in the public's perception?

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