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Caller: The Fires Are Not Caused by Climate Change, Per Trending Temps
"Was around before the founding of the united states of america lightning was around before any human being walked the face of the earth this isn't science any more than so so much of what the democrats tell us isn't science they don't believe in science excellent call thank you my friend let us continue i mean rick that was rick i apologize let us go to mike sunshine maryland the great yeah mike go right ahead please mark levine thank you for taking my call it's been a long time regarding um the criminality of the bidens i think it was uh on adams who said that we were a nation of laws and not of men but now uh... sadly uh... uh... no one named biden no one named commie no one named mccabe brennan no one no one with those last names are ever going to see the inside of a jail cell so we are now a nation of men and that that is very sad
WTOP 24 Hour News
Fresh update on "science" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
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Dennis Prager Podcasts
Guest Host Carl Jackson Describes the LGBTQ Risk to Our Population
"If if all we do is promote Lesbian and gay relationships and we never promote Heterosexual relationships. What do you do you depopulate the earth? I'm sorry fact check gays and lesbians can't reproduce children Yes, they can adopt. Okay, great great. I I'm not I That goes counter to my belief system. Okay, but gays and lesbians can adopt they they can't produce babies This is this isn't rocket science, this is really simple and if you don't have Conservatives and people that are willing to just speak the truth and love and in kindness. No, no vitriol, but just be straight up The trans issue is really sad.
Fresh "Science" from Bloomberg Markets
"Data in a way that we haven't been able to do by hand. It is developing new types of services, new types of ideas that we haven't been able to see before. And in fact, I was just speaking to a group of 100 executives in one particular company, life sciences company, and sitting next to me on my panel was empty seats and it was chat box GPT. That was a really powerful idea because what they did was they did counterpoint between me and the chatbot and it was fantastic because of course there are bumps in the road that we're going to see with this, but the power of it to harness data to push it into a summary that we can understand and to move it out into the marketplace is something that we'll see not only in life sciences but also in healthcare in the future and in our other sectors as well. Hey Kristen, thanks so much for joining us. Really appreciate getting your time. Kristen Apotheer, she's a principal of the National and Global, Now I figured out what HCLS means, Healthcare Life Sciences, the deal advisory and strategy leader there desperately needs a new title that goes off the tongue a little bit easier, but she's a KPMG. You know how consultants are and auditors you know they're all into the title so we I get it, I get it. Alright, this is Bloomberg. Let's get some company news right now, Steve Rapoport. All shares of Tesla and General Motors are up after the EV maker entered a deal with GM for access to Tesla's charging stations. CEO Mary Barra made the announcement during a Twitter conversation with Elon Musk. We plan to adopt the North American charging standard and we're working really hard that our first vehicle will come in 2025. To me what's even more exciting is that our existing EV customers can leverage the 12 ,000 Tesla fast years early next spring with an adapter so I couldn't be more excited about what this is going to do for customers and for EV adoption. Barra says the partnership will almost double access to EV chargers for
Gregg Jarrett: Previewing New Book 'The Trial of the Century'
"The trial of the century what is the trial of the century Which one You know there have been a lot of famous trials that have been dubbed as such by the media over the years The Nuremberg case Julius Ethel Rosenberg the O. J. Simpson double murder case which I covered for 9 months in Los Angeles They pale in comparison to the 1925 scopes monkey trial Because it stake was our cherished free speech rights America was at the precipice there was an effort and it was succeeding to ban books for example on evolution and they weren't going to stop there They were going to ban a variety of science books and other books And in the state of Tennessee they made it a crime for a teacher to teach out of the state approved textbooks a chapter on the cornerstone Darwin theory of evolution Because they feared it would undermine the story of the divine creation in genesis in the Bible Which it didn't Their harmonious and Clarence Darrow was incensed over it So when a young 25 year old school teacher was handcuffed criminally charged in front of the host gal Darrow came to the rescue the greatest trial lawyer who ever lived And he for free descended John scopes It became known as the scopes monkey trial which was derived from an evolutionary misconception that humans evolved from monkeys or other primates I traveled a couple of years ago to the courthouse in Dayton Tennessee where the trial took place It's closed now but buried in the archives of the basement and I gained access was the original trial transcript
Fresh update on "science" discussed on Bloomberg Markets
"Deal advisory and strategy leader U .S. joins us. So Kristen give us a sense of just how the M &A market has been going year to date and kind of maybe what's the outlook? Sure thanks for having me on. Look the broader environment macroeconomic it casts a long shadow of what we're looking at today and all of our eyes will remain focused on what the Fed does, what's the elections going on through, all those of different components in the back half of the year are affecting how we're thinking about M &A broadly. However in the sector that I play in healthcare and life sciences we're really in a little bit of a different space. We're seeing a real period of smart optimism within that space and looking at each one of those different types of deals and partnerships gives us a little bit more excitement as we go into the back half of the year versus other sectors in the space. That's interesting with healthcare and life sciences. What specific deals are happening segment in that of the market? You're seeing it across our corporate space from our pharmaceutical companies, to our diagnostics companies, to our life science tools companies, and we're seeing two things. We're seeing companies that are looking at their portfolios. They're deeply rationalizing every single transaction and they're focusing on innovation if they're doing acquisitions. If they're doing divestitures, they're really looking at it from a perspective of trying to shed assets that no longer suit their purpose and really emerge much more victorious in a smarter, potentially smaller company that really then focuses on the innovation, especially within the life sciences space. In the healthcare space, what we're seeing is a little bit more sleepiness in that market. We're seeing that most of our healthcare systems are looking and trying to rationalize anything that they're doing within the system and they're looking to make sure that any acquisition they do, whether it be within digital transformation, whether it be within AI, is focused more on partnerships on the potential for the future. Kristin, I always joke that in my next life I want to come back as a healthcare M &A banker because it seems like every Monday we come in and there's a big healthcare transaction here. In your work in the life sciences, interest in that space. What's a typical buyer of a life sciences company? Is it a big pharma company looking to acquire intelligence, maybe some potential treatments? What are they typically looking for? Yeah, absolutely. The nice thing about life sciences is really it is a true continuum. It's all the way from our largest pharmas that can no longer innovate entirely on their own. They're looking for smaller biopharmas to bring in to create that innovation, to continue that innovation and to really make them more interesting as they move their aircraft carriers in a different direction. We also have the diagnostics companies that are constantly looking for new innovation to make smarter choices within patients, whether it be liquid biopsy, for example, which means really sampling a person or sampling a person's tumor from the blood rather than from taking a chunk of tissue out of somebody, for example, and really looking at smart solutions that allow us to get a little bit closer to a patient. So the deals in the space and the partnerships in the space, I would say, are very innovative from that perspective and they really range. And many times we are seeing partnerships for many years before the actual transaction happens so that you can try before you buy. You mentioned the concerns about macro in the economy. When do you expect to see more of a flurry of deals? And obviously I would imagine that is more hidden on the trajectory of the economy. It's an excellent question and it really is a tale of two cities with regards to healthcare versus life sciences within KPMG the family. We take healthcare and life sciences and put them together because they certainly fuel each other. But from a deal perspective on the healthcare side, we're seeing that it will take quite a bit longer time than the life sciences side for the return. And there's specific reasons for that. When you look at our healthcare system, still recovering from COVID, still increasing their elective surgeries, still working through how they're dealing with telepathology, how they're dealing with system conversion, that is just taking some extra time. And with an election on the horizon as well and services up in the air, that really changes the way we think about the healthcare trajectory and being a little bit longer, going more into the 2024 timeframe. In life sciences, we're already starting to see that recovery. And even as you look at it from a perspective of life sciences, companies had incredible deal flow through COVID because there was so much innovation around diagnostics and around therapeutics to help fuel the COVID recovery. Now what seeing is again, that smart optimism of life sciences companies taking a look, whether they be pharma companies, diagnostics companies, life science tools companies, med device companies, and saying, how do I best serve my patients, my consumers in the space. And we're seeing that return. And I expect that that be will more in the fall timeframe, moving into the early parts of 2024. Christian, Jess and I cannot let you go without giving you our standard AI question, which we feel like have we to do. What are your clients in the healthcare and life sciences space saying AI in their business? Absolutely generative AI and chatbot GPT and everything surrounding that space is a eternal question for us. And I get that question every single day. What we're seeing in the life sciences space is that it can the generative AI promise can really fuel all the way from R &D into clinical in development a very powerful way.
The Dan Bongino Show
The COVID Controlling Narrative Continues to Fall With New Research
"Was a lot of stuff that happened this weekend over the last three days when we weren't paying attention And one of them is the COVID narrative ladies and gentlemen about the vaccines are great Put your mask on shut your pie hole Take your soup cooler shut it up jam that vaccine in your arm put your mask on and shut the up right That narrative is slowly slowly collapsing And not only collapsing falling apart completely the research coming out now about the vaccine and all this other stuff are actually pointing in the opposite direction Now this means a lot to me It means a lot to me because I've told you my travails with the vaccine over and over again My battle with cancer and all this crap It's not a sob story Everybody's got worse problems than this isn't one of those don't cry for me Argentina movements or whatever right But this is a personal topic for me You know we've had a long fight We just resolved with the parent company here over a vaccine mandate that sucked up a year and a half of my life and you know led to a lot of bad blood and took a lot of time to you know resolve this is personal to me folks I was thrown off of YouTube for telling you masks are not effective I was absolutely accurate I mean my skin is in this game as much as anyone else's Trust in public health is just evaporated The science has failed us ladies and gentlemen these COVID narratives are falling apart I have insisted to you for the two now two years plus We have been on the radio That the COVID narrative about masks and vaccines They have one thing in common And that thing they have in common is once the communists the modern day communists IE the liberal breaks down the idea that you're in control of your own body They now own everything
Fresh update on "science" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak
"There. From Asia, Secretary Secretary of State Antony Blinken is preparing to go to Beijing. To Europe. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will see closer economic ties with the US. And anywhere in the world news happens. Let's go to Japan to join Anne -Marie Horden with the US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. Joining us from Bangkok Bloomberg Chief International Baller Bloomberg anchor Yousef Gamal al -Din. Bloomberg Radio on the ground everywhere. Hey everybody, it's time for today's STEM tip. Want to know how to make your selfies even better? Okay, let's use science. The best time for photos is golden hour. That's the moment right before the sun sets when the atmosphere scatters blue and violet wavelengths, making perfect, soft and golden selfie light to show off that beautiful face of yours. Click. Check
Boost Your Happiness With This Simple Daily Habit
"Have been talking through tips to boost your happiness. Many of them surprised me but this tip didn't. Cassie says a when I ask people what they wish they had time to do but don't there's a few activities that come up very often. Exercise is a frequent one so so often when we feel like we are time poor and we don't have time one of the first things that we neglect is exercise. But this is bad because research has shown that exercise and not extreme exercise it's actually like even moderate exercise but daily has a significant influence on not just our health but on our mood. When people exercise repeatedly it is an effective way to offset anxiety. It's been shown to reduce depression and it makes us happier. It boosts mood. What's interesting is that it also increases self -esteem and so when I talked about the role of self -efficacy it's like even though when we feel like we don't have time we don't exercise when you do make the time to exercise when you're exercising it increases that sense of self -efficacy. You're like oh my gosh I did it and I can do all of it and with that it very well could increase sense of time affluence.
WTOP 24 Hour News
Fresh update on "science" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
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Revitalize Your Relationship With Dr. Cassie's Dating Tips
"Novelty makes your relationship stronger and happier and Cassie shared a good tip on how to add novelty to your dates. If you are for instance going on a weekly date with your partner do a variety of activities. So my husband and I in our relationship we have a weekly date and we had wandering Wednesdays. This was before we had kids where every Wednesday we would go out so there was no variety there but the variety came in that we would always have to do something new. So go to a different restaurant, go to a show, something that we hadn't done before and what that does is that it makes you continue to pay attention. Also taking a break from these things that you enjoy. There was an interesting study by Jordy Klaudbach and his colleagues where they looked at among chocolate eaters people who like eating chocolate and among some of them they randomly assigned that they would have to take a break and not eat chocolate for a week and what they found was that although you know there was no difference in the enjoyment of the chocolate before the week break between these two groups a week later when they came back and that chocolate first chocolate that was eaten after the week those who had taken a break and not eaten even a chocolate for the week enjoyed the chocolate more. They said it tasted better, they savoured it more and so another option is not only increasing variety among our experiences that we enjoy but sometimes taking a break from those things that we enjoy so that when we re -engage and we start anew it really does feel like starting
Lottery Winners' Happiness Fades in Just 4 Years
"It's not just love that we adapt to, it's everything. Take winning the lottery, surely one of the best experiences a person can go through. You win the lottery and suddenly you can clear off your debt, you can buy a new house, you can donate to a charity you love and yet research cited in Cassie's book found that the average lottery winner sees their happiness return to baseline levels within four years of winning. Four years and you adapt to something as life -changing as winning the lottery. Now this is something that's really important to be aware of because it undermines our happiness because there's so much potential joy and happiness and satisfaction that is right there in the time that we're already spending in our daily lives. In those ordinary experiences I've actually in my work have shown that when people recognise their time is limited which happens naturally as people age or can be sort of prompted as people are led to recognise and in fact our lives are finite. When people feel like their time is limited ordinary experiences produce as much happiness as extraordinary experiences.
Hedonic Adaptation: Why Happiness Doesn't Last
"So this phenomenon of happiness peaking and then quickly going back to the previous level, well there's a name behind it. It's called hedonic adaptation. To walk me through it I'll teach a course called Applying the Science of Happiness to Life. Her best -selling book, Happier Hour, walks through her seminal research on happiness and she's here today to talk me through hedonic adaptation. Here she is explaining it. So hedonic adaptation is our psychological propensity to get used to things over time. So when you do the same thing again and again, you do the same thing over a long period of time or you're with the same person over a long period of time, that thing or that person starts to have less of an intense effect on you. That is, we get used to things over time. We are adapting. As Cassie says, hedonic adaptation affects all walks of life, including love. In her book she shared a study which analyses the happiness of hundreds of individuals over a lifetime. This allowed the researchers to see what happens to happiness before and after someone gets married. The data revealed a mountain -shaped pattern that peaked on one's wedding day. The data showed an incline in happiness in the two years leading to the big day and afterwards a steady decline in happiness right back down to the baseline level of happiness. Within two years individuals went from this peak level of happiness back down to a baseline, the baseline that they had in the two years before their wedding day.
The Dan Bongino Show
The Government Cannot Continue Spending the Way It Is Now
"To be straight with you about something Jim is like oh wait no I'm worried Whenever I start off with something like that you know this show the show can go any one of a thousand directions at any given moment Depends on who emailed me during the break No but seriously I need to be straight with you about something I'm very passionate about economics and finance I personally passionate I just love it I don't know why I don't know I like making money I don't know And I just started reading some books and it turned into read more books and then it turned into self help books It turned into like Friedman books and jump eater books and soul books and Hayek books on economic theories and then I started reading somehow out of the left these think about Keynes and read a great book why Kane's was wrong one of my favorite books then I went to business school and focused on finance I'm just fascinated with the plane pure numbers of economics and why people rationally try to maximize their positions in the world and how they do it by how they allocate their money Economics is called the dismal science and some of these segments people like some don't but this is a simple one Because the premise of it I'm going to start with is absolutely factually accurate We are going broke as a country And we are growing broke at a rapidly increasing rate You know herb Stein famous economist once said what can continue won't I want to state to you in unequivocal terms that the amount of money the government is spending right now In contrast to the amount of money it takes in it can't continue We are over $30 trillion in debt I want you to understand what that means
The Dan Bongino Show
Court Rules Thomas Jefferson H.S. Admissions Does Not Discrminate
"A panel of federal appellate judges ruled today That the admissions process of Thomas Jefferson high school for science and technology a prestigious magnet program in fairfax county Virginia Does not discriminate against Asian American applicants The Washington Post reports as argued by a group of parents opposing the admissions changes The ongoing legal battle between the coalition for TJ and the fairfax county school board is over the admissions process which was revised in 2020 school officials said to bring more diversity to the school Locally known as TJ and often ranked as the best high school in the country On Tuesday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the fourth circuit reversed a lower court's decision that the admissions system was an illegal act of racial balancing That's right U.S. district judge Claude Hilton sided with parents last year and concluded that quote the purpose of the board's admissions overhaul was to change the racial makeup to TJ to the detriment of Asian Americans Let me pause here and point out something else One of the ironies of their changing of the system was that more white students were admitted to Thomas Jefferson to TJ after the admissions change The left was gunning for Asian students so much so that yes black admissions did go up but so did white admissions There are more white students now at TJ at Thomas Jefferson school for science and technology than there were before the left medal with the emissions process That's been the effect of this As they try and meddle with the color of the skin of the people who go there rather than assess their merits So the U.S. Court of Appeals for the fourth circuit reverses the lower court's decision
The Dan Bongino Show
The Left Uses 'Equity' to Destroy Merit-Based Systems
"That I am right nearby the scene of now breaking news this afternoon Which is out of fairfax county Virginia The Thomas Jefferson high school for science and technology has been considered the single best high school in the country It's a unique school It's a public school but for years it's at a very difficult merit based admissions process so that only the absolute best and brightest students could get into it they would then be able to study together with people of similar capabilities similar achievement learning from talented teachers in order to then move on in life to higher education and very successful careers It's a place for very gifted students And so as you might expect it's difficult to get into When you have an admissions process that requires assessing the merit of each of these students But like so many other things the left has tried to get involved and destroy it Merit based things must be destroyed And in its place must be put something called equity Now equity on his face is a nice little euphemism that sounds like it is designed to advance equality but by now you know that that's not the case Equity is racial prejudice dressed up as virtue It is racial prejudice dressed up as virtue So what did the left identify about Thomas Jefferson's high school for science and technology that they didn't like Too many Asians Too many Asian families too many Asian students and that needs to be ended And they weren't shy about this
Elon Musk: People Are More Productive in Person
"Elon Musk cut 13 go Look I'm a big believer that people need to more productive when they're in person And Really man I don't think that you know your first option your second option maybe I think it's stop a minute Honestly folks how the hell do you get any of that And don't call me 'cause I'm not interested This is rhetorical How the hell do you get anything done working from home Unless what you do is a singular you know type job where you don't need to work with other people Particularly when it comes to software when it comes to engineering when it comes to developing when it comes to this what makes technology progress what makes science understood is when smart people share their information with each other not by email but they're talking things through Whether it's at work whether it's at lunch at work whether it's after work when you get together it's very very important For the things that he runs besides it doesn't matter if anybody agrees with me or him He's paying the bills Everybody can't be Joe Biden working out of their basement
Dennis Prager Podcasts
New Study Exposes Dangers of Mask-Wearing
"There's another piece out. This time in the great journal of the city journal, along with the Claremont review of books, to the best, but the two best journals today, there are many, many fine ones, by the way, really are in great websites. But these are journals as well. Well, a lot of the titled the harem caused by masks, a new study suggests that the excess carbon dioxide breathed in by mask wearers can have major health consequences. It's an interesting question. How is it that I with no science background? Was right about lockdowns and masks and vaccinations. And the vast majority of doctors were wrong. I mean, really, really, really wrong, dangerously wrong, frighteningly wrong. How is that? That's another interesting question like how does a good society produce bad people? How is it that a lay person like me? Was right on masks, lockdowns, and COVID vaccines, which I never took, by the way. Got COVID twice, at least twice. I may have had it again. I don't bother testing anymore.
The Eric Metaxas Show
Daughter of Holocaust Survivor Exposes Similarities to Nazi Science
"What? I'm talking to John stranded doctor Simone gold. Remember them? I am so thrilled that I get to continue the conversation with you both. A couple of things I want to cover. First of all, Simone in your talk that you gave at my friend rob McCoy's church in California. You talked about because you're the daughter of someone who survived the Holocaust about how dramatically similar things happened under the Nazis, how they defined science in a very self serving parochial false way. That really happened. And we kind of tend to act like, oh, that's an outlier. That was the Nazis. So talk about that. Right. So you look back in the past and it all just kind of is amorphous and flows together. But then look at the details. If you look at the actual details and you say, are there perilous in the past that you can draw on reference today? So people say, oh, that couldn't happen. Now, but let's see how it all started. The Nazis, of course, we all know they killed Jews, and they killed homosexuals and they killed gypsies. They killed communists. They killed anyone they could, right? Anyone wasn't pure Aryan in there by their definition. But that was the end point. They're starting point. Was a lot of scientists gave them cover to do the violence and the mayhem that they did. There was specifically the Kaiser Wilhelm institute, which was run by a fellow who actually won the Nobel Prize in medicine, a fellow who was not considered anti semitic not considered a particularly political, was just considered to be all about the science. And he came up with all sorts of status documents and data showing what they wanted to show. Jews were a different race, Jews were inferior, the way their skulls and their noses were in the brain, all this stuff, all this they used anthropologists, they used psychologists. They used psychiatrists. They used medical doctors to prove what they wanted to prove, which is that there's a subhuman race and therefore you could kill this race. Okay, so this is based on, I mean, this is the eugenics movement comes out of that. The abortion movement comes out of that. And ultimately, it flows from Darwin, this idea that, you know what? There's no God. And science shows us that some groups are more evolved and superior to others.
The Dan Bongino Show
Biden’s Cold War: Anti-Air Conditioner Regulations Keep Piling Up
"Here's a story from Fox News Biden's Cold War anti air conditioner regulations keep piling up too Folks this green agenda is a religion for them This is an act of faith not science And when I say faith I don't mean faith in a good positive externality way I mean faith like Satan worshiping faith I mean this is really bad stuff That's why I've said and I'll say it again to our listeners in liberal audience market areas I mean you probably conservative There are still some conservatives left WLS Chicago KBC and LA Ron and a lot of liberal markets KSFO in San Francisco We love having you But man I'm telling you you better think twice about staying there These places are going down and going down fast I mean you run the very real risk of finding yourself in jail Do you see the story about the marine On the train in New York they saw homeless guy clearly mentally disturbed 44 arrests Guy winds up dead I don't want to see anybody dead I mean we say a jokingly don't get that but I'm not kidding I mean I don't want to see anybody dead But they're trying to criminalize self defense around the country You're not going to be able to get a gas stove You can't even cook your food the right way Why would you want to live there These places can not be saved anymore I wish they could But we are running out of time And how are you can Next thing you know there will be an exit tax Air conditioners next And I'm sure they'll call that a conspiracy theory too
Kayleigh McEnany: Stand up for Truth With Respect
"And by the way I know you to be a very thoughtful person a very kind person The person with great integrity no matter what anybody is saying in the last 48 hours I just want to make that abundantly clear from my perspective And this book demonstrates that as well So what do you think can be done about this We as parents we as believers need to stand up And I think it means sharing the truth You know I hate when people say share your truth So there's a truth And some of these truths are America is the greatest country on Planet Earth God does exist There are two genders male and female These are truths You know some of this has been science For a long time and then it's turned on its head because the sciences have woken up You know so we as people of really common sense I should say more than anything need to speak the truth And do so boldly but as first Peter's three 15 says when we do speak boldly it needs to be accompanied with gentleness and respect So when I share my beliefs I care why I'm a conservative The principles that make sense to me When I hear my face I share my story of how God's guided me through life through loneliness through tough times as a young person Through the social media generation I share my story and how it's affected me in a positive way without name calling without disrespect with kindness and with gentleness and realizing at the end of the day we may be on two different sides of the political aisle but I believe in human decency And I believe common sense will win out So I think that's how we do it And it's speaking boldly and not signing away despite the repercussions that may happen in the corporate world and the political world and so forth
The Charlie Kirk Show
Kayleigh McEnany Fought Hostile Press During COVID-Era
"Deal with a hostile press, unlike Obama, Obama would come up in his tan suit and they'd say, how is the ice cream on your trip to Europe? And you are getting like, I mean, the questions you had to get Kayleigh, you were press secretary during COVID. Is that right? That's right. The most aberrational time arguably in recent history. Yes, that's what I mean, just so everyone understands, and I'm sure you talk about this in the book, serenity in the storm. Kayleigh would come up. There are no good answers the way they were framing the questions. They basically say, you know, why did my grandma die Kaley, can you tell me? I mean, it's like, it's just, there's no good answers. Just walk us through that. You were the front lines of the most ferocious aggressive press campaign against any administration ever. This was election year. It was COVID. It was the country was changing in real time. And I thought you handled it beautifully. Walk us through that from your perspective. Charlie, I knew I needed to be better prepared than any member of the press. I knew I needed to do more research, more homework, have more answers called more department heads, get into the weeds myself. I'm not someone who gets talking points and goes out and says then. I'm someone to help create the talking points really important. I would go up and I would say things like, I fought and so did president Trump for schools opening for America's children. Set it AD nauseam at the podium. I would cite scientific data in support of the damage being done to America's kids. And in return, it doesn't matter what I said, how many footnotes I had. Jim Acosta would go and tweet out Kayleigh says it open and contravention of the science. So exact opposite of what I said, meanwhile, today, you have Korean Jean Pierre saying, a legal immigration is going down, Republicans want to fund border defund border patrol and Republicans want in our fighting to put fentanyl on our streets. These are abject lies. And
Dennis Prager Podcasts
Who Knew Tucker Carlson's Supporter Reads Neo-Nazi Magazine?
"They quoted the stormer, the official Nazi Party magazine, now I am curious how many of you listening know somebody who subscribes to the stormer. I only know one. And he's vaping right now. How much is your subscription to the storm or Sean? Subscription with a bunch of other ha ha. It was a good response. He got it through a subscription with some other magazines, mechanics illustrated, popular science, yeah. Boys life and they threw in the stormer. And you thought it was about storms. Boy, were you wrong? How does The New York Times know that the stormer praised Tucker Carlson? Did they have a subscription?
Science Magazine Podcast
"science" Discussed on Science Magazine Podcast
"All those tricks using gifts. You ate all that stuff. But you know, this is really kind of a band aid situation because look us researchers that want to actually re understand the effect of those social media posts and how they reach people and so on. We don't even have access to the algorithm. It's like a black box that those private companies have. So I think it's a question that goes beyond just our willingness to be good communicators. The question that actually is in front of us is how the national science foundation and private philanthropies and all those that can fund research can actually have some say in making sure that those private companies give us the access to the algorithm to actually make sure that we can do research that's meaningful. And the research that's meaningful that tell us how those social posts and so on, impact deposits and really nice to share, get published and are used by those fans communicators that want to do a good job. Interestingly enough that fees that we wrote ten years ago was talking about the piece of research we had just completed that showed the nasty effect of root comments on science blog posts and by the way, after our research was published, a lot of science without the comments because they realized that those comments were actually detrimental to the understanding of the things. So research was used to actually go in a way. By the way, I'm really not trying to shut down people's freedom of speech or anything. I will be like that before. Really far from us. The idea to can we actually make sure that we can do research that meaningful and that the online platforms private companies are not really literally having us hostage us audiences as communicators as science communicators because at the end of the day, intelligent algorithms are controlling what people see. So we can do as well as we want. There's no way to actually distribute tango, those effects. It's going to be hard to move forward in a positive way. The parallel that you mentioned at the end of your piece about computers playing chess. Can you talk a little bit about that? I really like that. That was the beginning of the supercomputers and chess playing and test part of lost to supercomputer. It was not able to be better, but as we explained the pieces, nobody blamed Kasparov to be able to beat the supercomputer that was able to analyze data much faster than a human mind. Nobody said, okay, we need to teach chess players to think as fast as computers. Right now we can do in the same way, right? We say, oh, we need people to be able to understand what information is misinformation. We need them to realize the cognitive bias. We need them to be science literate and so on. By the way, we should teach all that stuff. But in the meantime, we should understand supercomputers, right? And we need to make sure that it's not all in the hands of the science communicators and the audiences, but it's also on the side of the algorithms, right? That actually something needs to be done. Yeah. What are the big lessons to take away that everyone should keep in mind when thinking about science communication in the age of social media? The first point I think one of your audience member pointed that out, the necessity for us that are involving communication to break free from what we call information or morphine, which means that we tend to talk to people that think like us that we treat what we do, that are going to be annoyed or excited or hopeful about the same thing as we do. And as you say, you know, engagement with engagement, so the more we share, the more things are shared, we need to know that when we all excited that say that an Atlantic piece is sharing or our views about how we should feel about the pandemic is because we feel the same way as the scion writer in the Atlantic. It's great piece of science writing, but the point is, what does he do as far as convincing people to think otherwise? And I'm talking about the pandemic, but it could be climate change, religious groups and human genetics and so on. So through democracy, we need to really try to actually break those bubbles. And unfortunately, even if we know that we need to do that, it's really hard. And the second thing that we talked about already that is very important for us to think about is how we need to understand how information gets shared amplified and receiving online environment. The way we share things on Twitter, what we say in the way we share it is obviously going to be linked to the way people talk about it and share it. So it's linked to that homophily, but the next step, right? How do we actually make sure that this goes on? And that's the science research, by the way, with a lot of things about that. The third thing that we thought it was really important to keep in mind is being in the last actually since we wrote that last piece really, a researching of urging for science community to rely on storytelling. Narrative. Narratives, and is a big thing. Well, there's a lot of research on that too. With mixed evidence of how successful they are. They are successful. It's just as well, but also you run into the risk of using anecdotal evidence, right? And so that famous quote from this famous scientist and then they all these summarize everybody's thought well not actually and going back to the point of your just member, urging us to actually remember the nuance of scientific knowledge. So anecdotal evidence to retelling yes, but remember, we see one story about the key dying of vaccines. This is super, super likely that has more impact in people's mind than anything else we can do. So we need to actually also remember all the research on science and narratives and they used her condemning misuse and so on and this is something that we really need people to think about. Particularly as they share stories on social media, they get amplified and we share them so that's what the three standards and the challenge is let's remember that what we want is to society that relies on a democratic process. Everybody has the right to see the information that they need to have a fruitful life. And right now, with the way algorithm within approaches and artificial intelligence, free reign on the social media platforms that did free reign from our science communication perspective not in terms of increasing the income platforms make, this is really a challenge that we need all to actually think about and we need to actually make sure that we look away to lead to some democratic consensus of how they should be regulated. So it goes back to that very topical discussion that has gone with broken and Spotify. So it's Spotify in charge of regulating what goes on specify or is it us as a democratic society that should demand some rules as far as what's going on in those private platforms. Instead of a question, I don't have the answer, but certainly this is something we should think about. Wonderful. Thank you so much, Dominique. You very welcome. Thanks for having me. 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"I was going to guess do you know it? No, I just wanted to get the buzzer info. What's the obvious one? I'm thinking, so there's the startled scream. Can I give it to me? Okay. Number one. There's probably a scream of joy. Kylie Jenner gives us a scream of joy. That's how I would say. Suitably playful. Okay, that's true. Of Tara in there as well as we heard earlier, I won't try and do that one because it's probably a bit hair raising. And I'm going to say one more that I wouldn't have thought about, so maybe four is what I'd be guessing at least want to change that one colleague? I was gonna guess 17, so let's go between. We had pain. We had anger. We had joy. We had sadness. We had pleasure. And we had fear. What's the screen for getting a question wrong? A run out of time. No. Cosmic pico, clan, who are the winners? Nice, scraping. Okay, the scores are. Wait for it people. Cosmic pickle, a half. Oh God. I'm so shy in this game. That we carried that one. Oh, well done. Thank you so much. People Joshua tu town from ANU bell Smith from the ABC catch bell Smith on science extra over summer on arran until wonderful cosmic pickle team. Kylie noon from the AMU you can also hear Kylie on cosmic vertigo and you can hear Kyle Smith all over the place bet he's heading to Germany for 6 months, have a great trip Carl. Thank you. I'm bringing you some of our favorite editions of sites friction for our summer season from next week. Then I'm going to take a bit of a break in February, Elizabeth Cole ass is going to be feeling behind me. She is a wonderful storyteller. You can catch her on the days like these podcasts, thanks to studio engineer, Brandon O'Neill, and wonderful co producer Joe Khan. And you can catch me on Twitter at Natasha Michel. Bye. Hi. You've been listening to an ABC podcast, discover more great ABC podcasts live radio and exclusives on the ABC listen app..
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"I reckon that's half, isn't it? He first climbed aboard the starship enterprise in 1966, it is indeed captain Kirk himself. Or William Shatner. Yes. He played perk in 7 Star Trek films until his characters there for thinking and the Star Trek is will tell me if I'm wrong, not a 94. And he's, of course, describing his experience of going to space in a Blue Origin suborbital capsule at age 90. All this person ever to fly to space isn't that wonderful. And of course, some of us really couldn't even go anywhere beyond 5 kilometers from our home this year. If we were living in a pandemic lockdown as a couple of us were, but those with a bit of cash to splash a bit. I got to fly high. 5, four. Command in the shower. Two, one. Wanna think every Amazon employee and every Amazon customer? Because you guys paid for all of this. Oh yeah, I finally give them a union deal. Yeah. Total breaks. Toilet breaks would help too for his workforce. Jeff Bezos, of course, the CEO of Amazon, their thanking his customers. For making his fantasy of flying to space, a reality, how many question number two how many private citizens or civilians? So not military or professional astronauts traveled to space in 2021. What's there, that's the team Josh and Belle. Okay, true ten clients. We might have to put our heads together for this one. Do you have any ideas? I don't know why 15 is ring a bell in my head. Oh, I reckon it's I was going to say more than ten for sure because there was a basic crew that went up and there was more civilians. I don't know about Natasha's reaction for class. It's between those two numbers. And even doesn't. Sure, let's do that. All right. There were 14. And of course, there are a few origin few missions. There were the two Blue Origin missions courtesy of Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk got up there with the SpaceX and there were two Russians of filmmaker and an actress that traveled to the International Space Station. Question number three, how many of those? 14. We're Australian. True ten claims. Come in quick with the buzzer. That's at least one. Because those that look from New South Wales, who went. One. Immediate..
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"It's Natasha Mitchell joining you from Andre country today, your quiz mistress, quiz Wrangler. What should I call myself? Woman with a whip maybe. Going head to head this week, scientists paired with science journals. On our first team, we have ABC sciences, Carl Smith, co host of short and curly, which is not a podcast about pubic hairs. Oh no. It's the IBC super popular kids ethics podcasts, kids love it, I love it. You too will love it on your summer holiday drive so if you have small people in your life. And this year you also caught Karl hosting the science briefing on our ends, the science show. And joining Cowell, she's a gomero Roy in doing her PhD in radio astronomy at the a and U sites communicator extraordinaire and this year she was co host of the ABC's cosmic vertigo podcast. Carly noon, welcome, Carl and colleague. Hello. What's your team name folks? Oh, it's a good one. Call, I think we I think we've already won. We can just end the show here. It is. Cosmic pickles. I love it. And test your buzzer. Okay. Yes. Very satisfying, love it. Our second team on the 2021 science fiction quiz. ABC science journalistic extraordinary bell Smith who of course joined me on science fiction throughout this year with gripping stories on viruses botany bones and a lot more and you'll also catch bell co hosting the science extra show and podcast here on over summer. Joining bell is post doctoral researcher in medical physiology, doctor Josh two ten from the a and U Josh loves his eyes and exercise. He's investigating the biology of how exercise keeps our eyes and our brain healthy. Josh was also one of the IBC's top 5 science scholars in residence this year. Welcome Josh and bell. Hi Natasha. Hey team. What's your name? It's a cracker. And cosmic pickle. That's okay. I'll give it a solid 5. Josh, what's our team name? Without fear of sounding too self indulgent. We are called the true tan class. And let's test your buzzer. All right, Josh, you go. All righty. Whoo. Okay, they made business. Let's crack on. And this has been a mighty hasn't it? We have survived a pandemic. Life has not got any less weed. And I want to know from each of you, if you had to pick one moment from the past year in science that generated the most friction for you, it can be scientifically socially maybe personally the one moment in science that generated the most friction for you. What would it be? Well, look, I think there's lots of memorable moments from science across the last year. I mean, the mRNA vaccine being developed is huge. But in terms of friction, I would actually go with the tech billionaires claiming perhaps colonizing that next frontier in space and also the metaverse. I think that's just a really interesting space for scientists and for tech entrepreneurs and also for society watching on because it's a bit strange to have people moving into this space and claiming it as a commercial playground for the wealthy tech entrepreneurs. But I think that's going to be one of the interesting issues that plays out over the next little while. So that was a big source of friction. And of course the meta first was Facebook's rebranding. Carly, what about you? Yeah, so I'm really with Karl on this one. You know, there's been so many amazing things. We can't get past the vaccine, incredible. But in terms of friction, oh my goodness. Perseverance, turning, the molecules that it's finding in the Mars atmosphere into oxygen. Now, this is incredible right. This is absolutely like a true radio astronomer. But, you know, on the same hand, it's a little bit concerning, you know, the potential implications. What that means in terms of how we use this planet in the future. So, you know, an interesting one. Bells me. What about you? Mine's a bit more of a personal one. So in September, a BioTech startup colossal announced that they had the funding to go ahead and clone or resurrect the woolly mammoth. Now, the Jurassic Park nerd in me says this and goes, yes. Yes, I want to say a woolly mammoth. Will it be happy though? Will it be happy? Is it actually woolly mammoth? It's an Asian elephant that gonna CRISPR in some woolly mammoth chains. And then hopefully put it out into the Siberian step where apparently it's going to live even though Asian elephants love the tropics, right? So I am torn between wanting to say woolly mammoth, but then not actually wanting to see them struggle in their new surroundings. It's the ultimate wrestle with the whole kind of bring them back from the dead. There's so many things. We do it for ourselves. What about all those who are on the cusp? Josh, what about you? I'm gonna have to go with the RNA vaccine. And the reason being is because not is it just an amazing invention for us to help us through this pandemic? But really, for me, it goes to show just how much science and medicine can be accelerated if we all put our minds together and try to try to achieve the one goal. You know, we have so many of the scientists working on the same thing. We have all our funding bodies coming together to work on the same thing and you just goes to show how much we can learn and how much we can move forward science and medicine if we were to do that. So that's the reason why for me. Let the revolution begin. And of course, we all put our arms out as well on hidden towards my booster jab next week can not wait. Well, let's get cuisine. So question number one whose voice is this and what are they talking about? Is their death? I don't know, what's that death? Is that what we get is? Well, but it's gone. Jeez. It was so moving. But you have given me is the most profound experience I can have. I'm so filled with emotion about what just happened. I think Belle got on with that one. I think that's a bit of listen to feedback from my first science fiction of the year, though the emotions that generated in the audience is such a moving experience. Are you sucking up to me as the queen's music? Okay, well, who came in on the second there? Was it Carlo Carlo? Go call. Okay, so I have an idea. I think I know the context, but I can't remember the guy's name. So maybe I could get a little favor from Carly on this one. I'm pretty sure this was Jeff Bezos's blue origins flight into space. And the guy who sits in the hot seat on this Star Trek, the very first the initial Star Trek show. I'm pretty sure that's him an older age coming back onto ground after being actually in space. He was very emotional. And I think Bezos actually cut him off midway through that as well. He would not remember his name. Any clues as to the name?.
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"What i do is moving atoms. Everything we do is not been done before the technologies that we've had to develop to be ever do that. A new gig results that we get a new mathematical the standards new and so for me fundamental understanding the interested in a way that hasn't happened for my senses best. Physicists do is across every level. What area physics passionate in. It's that kind of fundamentals that get some guy in those homes. That no one's ever actually. I haven't thought about before done before. And i think you've had the same kind of experience. Look absolutely michelle. And i think that big quest that you've got to really come up with fundamentally new ways of computing through manipulations of atoms and pushing the limits of fundamental knowledge is a wonderful wonderful illustration. My experience has been quite often. Some of those fundamental discoveries. Come as a surprise and that's been the biggest joy of my journey. Probably the best little story. I can tell really illustrates that for me was when i first started working in the area of defence research. More than fifty years ago now and one of the most practical real world problems that was brought to me and my team was could we develop optical-fibers that could sense corrosion. On aircraft by using photons to scurry around the structure rather than having to pull apart aircraft to see whether they were rusting that said us on a journey of discovery about whether we could create optical fibers. That didn't contain the light within them but allowed lot to sense the environment around them and that journey helped us break through to some very fundamentally new knowledge about the control of light at subway flint scales. Which is led to break threes both in fundamental photonics but also right through to applications in biology and medicine so for me. It's often that surprised in the journey that unexpected fundamental discovery. That then gives you the applications in different domains. It's i've found really engaging. I think that's the beauty of feel that if i look at things that we use it rebate that we take the grinded the laziest kind of a box so yeah the black box flight recorder. I mean that's another example. Isn't it come from some fundamental understanding somewhere. Someone trying to ask a fundamental question. And i guess a lot of people. Don't draw the line that there is some physicists. Somewhere many years ago that sat down and asked that question but then yet you're right so the other thing is i is such a great field because you can get to go all the way through to applications and i guess my experience is slightly different because we sit out. Can we actually build a computer by manipulating atoms. We're transitioning now from that very fundamental stage to a commercial. This is what we need to do. The actual skill set to do that is completely different so we now more engineering style than we were before before it was discovery and everything was on no now. We don't understand you got with the technology we've developed. can we. Actually mike something reproduce ably and that's so exciting because it could make you industries. Australia and really wonderful to see in my experience is going back and forth. Bring those two worlds sometimes something. That's quite engineering. We'll send you right back to the beginning and opened up a new space. So what comes out of this. Is that physics and science at at. It's hard it's just a creative shoot. That makes a different. And that's why i love it. The irony length through this is the value of teamwork and cleberation. Because i think when. I started very much at the research. Stage it was very much collaborate globally find the best experts in the world to work with and now as we going towards that kind of company. Sanjin engineering something. It's now going to get all those different skills of big teams where we are in each other's pockets everyday completely different skill sets in the same building and trying to make something and you realize that teamwork is just unbelievably exciting when you finally understand some people from different backgrounds different languages even though we're scientists understanding something it's like it's like wow and you realize that allows you to do things on your. You could never do you know when you're training as a scientist you tend to lend a single discipline and you learn that language you learn the norms of that field but then where the real magic happens is where those different fields stop to what together because in reality any real world problems need you'd across fields to get the no one field can solve anything align and that's what i love and really this quite fundamental wheat citing things about the application of science ultimately. It works best when you bring together. The people ultimately use the new knowledge with the people developing it. Because you know otherwise you often end up with a whole lot of solutions looking for problems and one of the most fun. Things is where people come to you. And you've got to figure out how to solve the problem and actually what together has that. Been your experience and look at absolute so we. We're doing that now because we have people that want to use the computer that we have new bill. And so we've got to understand they want use it for and so we spent time understanding where they have trouble with computing power moment. And then what we can do. But then there's also we checked back in the corner of this laser style of the snack. There's a whole group of people who are software engineers mathematicians that allow us to be able to identify we joining before. What is the problem trying to put it down. Mathematically then we've got to get into some kind of program will system that we can run on all physics priced hardware and so we get to go for all those leads with all different languages and experiences actually completely different cultures. I mean i've learned. I've the last company is that suffering engineers is very different to physicists. The whites work is completely different. But yeah it's great. Because i would never done a project where i had to get to the end user defined the application Suffering genius to optimize. What we're doing so yet it's interesting actually. It makes me think that's been my experience as a scientist and as builder of teams but for me now is chief defence scientist. What we're finding more and more that we're doing is trying to create a space where people with great ideas and potential solutions can actually prototype them. Test them in real world environments and then you get a chance to really see the out of the possible to somehow make that failure safe. Try things try them quickly. Learn from them and what you do then is you make sure that you accelerate the development of that shared language that i think exciting defensive such a big organization it says a scientists has that helps you go into that role. Well look. there's so many things. I would say that i it's a organization of nearly one hundred thousand people when you tally up all the system. And it's very based on data and evidence that's the language of science and say it is just wonderful having people who know they need cutting edge science and technology that appetite. That hunger is palpable. What the magic is about bringing together people who create potential new technologies with those potential users and creating that space where they can play. Give things a crack and figure out the out of the possible. That's the creative magic and to try and do things quickly that's space on living within and because in our world we live in some of our domains the the land marine space. It's agnostic to disciplines. We need physicists but we need material. Scientists weeded mathematicians psychologists and. It's all of that coming together. I'm a physicist and we're talking about physics today. And i think physics has a really special role to play because often we the ones who come up with the fundamentally new ways of measuring things all making tools that all the other disciplines us magic of physics the magic of physics mostly in agreement. Tenure monroe is australia's head of defense science and michelle. Simmons runs the quantum computer outfit at the university of new south wales and that was from the australian academy of science impose him science and the public good..
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"Gives another star of the australian academy of science who series of talks on research and the public. Good we've been featuring this week. It's physics and as i said in the beginning here we're dealing with scientific royalty michelle simmons. Last week was recognized by the royal society of london with their top medal and lecture and has been like dr far australian of the year and tenure monroe's still linked as deputy vice chancellor to the university of south. Australia is now head of defense science. And who work deals with the essentials the health of babies the safety of jet planes and the quality of wine will mode. You want. i'm best nine of my research in the field of photonics which is the science of light. I've been able to work with amazing teams of researchers from different disciplines and bring physics to the question of how light can sense the world around us. We tackled questions like developing lasers for applications in surgery sensing how embryos develop in an incubator and understanding. What happens to wine in one barrels. It's wonderful field. It's full of really amazing new opportunities but it also is about developing technology that changes the way we live. I think come best known for creating the field of electronics which is really making electronic devices with a functional element is an individual atom. And the reason why we do that is because we can start to control the world's at the level of quantum physics and try and use it to build a quantum computer which is much faster than conventional computers in order to build devices with atomic precision of had to want to bring together two completely different technologies. One is the ability to manipulate atoms with very special kind microscope and then the other one is to be able to grow layup by lab with precision crystals. I've top of them in such a way. We've built flea three-dimensional devices that just never existed before. I think i've always liked to understand the way well works. I remember at school with physics lesson. We had a teacher was fantastic. Or jim clark. Who basically said if you want to imagine what it's like to be a wave a how a wave interacts with matter. This will get up and hold pens and pretend we're white walking across the room and then we bashed into the wall. And i remember thinking guys we but conceptually seeing the world visually and then realizing you could write it mathematically made me realize. Wow this is a fantastic thing and on the way home that day on the bus i remember thinking i like things that difficult and complex i think when i grow up i'm going to be a physicist as a kid i'd always loved matt side loved. It's puzzles and challenges and patents. But it wasn't until. I had an amazing physics teacher in year. Nine that i suddenly realized that matt's was the language of the universe and that physics was the way of asking questions of the universe. The area physics. I was i drawn to was cosmology and astrophysics questions. Like why is the universe expanding and what he is stock meta. And then as i got into it in more depth i started to see the range of choices and the range of options and fields in physics and i was hooked. It's in the public good because we can develop new ways of understanding the world around us from the quality of drinking water to what's happening in the depths of the universe. Physics allows us to ask new questions and to help. People live the lives. They wanna have by giving them more information. My own field has made some amazing contributions to the public. Good the first is the internet. Anytime you search. For something. On google you send photons scurrying around optical fibers that straddle the globe now you can have surgery using lasers that reduce bleeding and damage to tissue and increase your recovery. These are amazing examples of the public good from physics professor tanya monroe and with her professor michelle schuman's and yes that's scale they're dealing with a computer revolution the growth of the internet remote surgery by robot. There seems to be no limit but isn't physics so hard reserved only for top specialists or is it for all of us. The discussion continues michelle. Yeah sure there is a perception that physics is hot in some ways. That's something we should embrace. I'm definitely someone that likes citing on the hot subjects. But i think in amongst that once you get into it as with anything what you pick up a skill you realize that it's not that hot. It's just time enough being the other thing i've seen throughout my career as particularly with young people. When i was teaching in cambridge we would have tuitions with one or two students and in particular when we had to students in the tuition. And sometimes we'd have a guy to go and we would ask a question on site is going to take the question and put it on the board and start working out and one of the things that why surprise me was that the guys would right up there and shot rushing through the question and the goes would always hang back. I think what back in for a long time. I thought it was confidence. They just didn't feel comfortable getting up there and doing the question from people but then for these. I realized it wasn't just confidence. It was actually the fear of getting it wrong. The fear of failure and in all feel that fear of failure can actually stop you going for without because fundamentally you only learn by failing and by trying something out overnight regain and the more you try the more you learn the more you get out there and discuss it with people the betty get it and so for me throughout my career. I realized if i keep to myself with the knowledge of in my head on the only gonna guy my world with saudi twice in but if i can communicate with others tried out fail with others learn with us. Spend the whole world is up. So it's really that getting into it not fearing firefighters an absolute positive. It's the only way learn and then recognizing the more he do it but he get like anything. We invest time the reward. You get the end fantastic. It's an interesting perspective. Because i think there is a societal perception. That physics is hard and what you often don't realize until you get a chance to taste physics and physics research is that it's about discovery it's about exploring it's about going down a few pods. That don't work out until you figure out something that is rich seam of new discovery. And i think one of the things i've learned. Is that the more different approaches. You have problems the further you get. And that's not a solo endeavor. So i think it's everything from perception that it's hard stopping people giving it a go and realizing just the joy that can come with discovery and the fact that just about anything in this will way you wanna make a difference requires you to persist and physics is no different from that and i just would love more people to be aware of the joy that comes with that discovery. I feel exactly the same thing as once you do. And you get a pleasure solving a problem very few things in life and for me. Now it's got to the point where the heart of the problem the more joy that i get out of it and the more i wanna find a hundred and sites that rich reward that you get that's unbeatable but you can't get them as you start and you realize you can't really do it alone. I think that's quite critically ill. And i think it actually relates to the theme of discussion today really around physics for the public good because one of the things that i've learned that the real world throws problems that you that tend to be quite thorny that physics can play a really particular role in solving that actually give you some of the hottest most. We could interesting problems of the lot. Don't know whether that's been your experience. Michelle has in. My career had the opportunity to start something very fundamental. what i do is moving atoms. Everything we do is not been done before the technologies that we've had to develop to be ever do that. A new gig results that we get a new mathematical the standards.
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"The animals and the milk that they could get on. Those animals really was what fueled they're spread across. This enormous area potentially another pace for that hotly contested puzzle for physical bovin. Thank you thanks for having me also this week. Bacteria have natural predators and they could help in the fight against antibiotic resistant bacteria. That's according to new research in the journal. Disease models and mechanisms. The author of this study is duct matt johansen from the university of technology sydney. Don't johansen. I remind us why we should be very worried about antibiotic-resistant bacteria yes so antibiotic resistant. Bacteria are intrinsically resistant to many of the different antimicrobials. We can throw them if you get infected with antibody resistant bacteria chances. I can respond very well to treatment. Meaning that it's much more likely that you could actually succumb to disease so to fight them. Some scientists have been looking to viruses cold. bacteria flashes. What other bacteria folger's really come to live in the lost decade or so and so they basically viruses naturally infect bacteria and if found in soil and water sources go away and i believe a recent case study showed that these viruses including one named muddy. What does a last ditch treatment for human patient. Yes so this all came about from study in twenty nine teen whether it was basically a patient with sixty fibrosis and she had a terminal infection with mycobacterium obsesses which is a very highly drug resistant. throw species and serve. They treated this patient with a bacteria. Fox could muddy and remarkably actually found. This patients actually hewitt from mycobacterium obsessed infection. She's pretty extraordinary Kind and so. This prompted you to look at whether that bacteria fudge muddy would work even better when combined with antibiotics in zebra fish. That were infected with that same resistant. Bacteria tell me what you found yes so on the backer bat study we decided to induce cece fibrosis in these ever fish. So we put in this sector isolate microbacterium obsesses and we put in the bacteria lodge muddy. We found that when it's earned it was relatively well antimicrobials on that arm also worked relatively well however when we putting antimicrobials at money together we saw. Drastic increase in zebra fish survived following infection as well as a decrease in the times of disease. Now this little interested in bacteria flashes and like a few recent studies. This sounds very promising. But what are the next steps for your research to bring these viruses close to clinical use. Bacteria is very specific to an individual bacteria. So i think the next step is december fisher. Really gripe platform in which we can screen bacteria charges against an individual bacterial pathogen to really find that desk tearing before we go to human treatments. Duct matt johansen from the university of technology sydney. Thank you thank you very much and as always if you'd like to read more we'll have links to these papers on the science show website back to you robyn and i hope you found a seat. Thanks call yes. I'm sitting comfortably called. Who's about to celebrate an anniversary for computers in australia. The slater in the side show on.
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"This week on the science brief a weekly research update from the journals. We'll hear about work testing. A new weapon on antibiotic resistant bacteria and the power of milk. A study published this week in the journal. Nature has made a fairly startling connection grubby teeth human migration during the bronze age and milk. He had to explain how these could possibly be. Linked is proficient nicole. Bovin senior author and director of the department of archaeology. At the max plank institute for the science of human history professor bovin a bit of background. I why should we be interested. In the ancient people of the eurasian steppe that region of grassland stretching roughly from hungary to china so people have long been fascinated by the pastoralist populations of the eurasian steppe. Because eventually in this region we see the rise of really widespread pastoralist groups like the shown new and later the mongols and so to understand the rise of these later groups. We really need to understand what came before. And i believe many of these groups have lift a lodge genetic imprint across europe and beyond leading to many questions about how they spread one such group is the yelm nyah people tell me about them then yum now were group of bronze age pastoralists and they lived around five thousand years ago and through recent genetic research. We see young. Nyah ancestry in ancient populations all the way from scandinavia to mongolia. So the question is how did these people become so incredibly widespread and so one of the major theories about how they became so widespread is that they used animals but there have been some problems. Proving this theory right. Yes so there'd been a lot of interesting hypotheses but not enough concrete evidence and so what we did involved looking at plaque on the teeth of ancient people and so we were able to discover that on the teeth of the nyah in contrast to the teeth of people who came before suddenly we see all of this evidence for milk drinking and it comes on suddenly and it's really widespread and so this suggested to us that drinking milk may have played an important role in this massive expansion of the anaya that we see in the early bronze age and thus the connection between grubby teeth milk and human migration during this era. So what sort of milk did these people drink. Based on your analysis. They drank a lot of sheep goat and cattle milk but we also discovered that some people were drinking horse milk which was a super interesting finding because there's been a lot of debate and discussion about the role of horses in these migrations and the question over when and where the horse was domesticated so this evidence for horse milton suggests that horses were already being domesticated and used by the anaya. How does your research change eh thinking about how these people quickly spread from the eurasian steppe across europe. The research really. I think puts at the forefront. This idea that milk might have had a really important role and that it helped people adapt to this really harsh environment and we know that milk is really important source of nutrients and proteins in that it also is a fluid source so.
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"And my final guests is by definition. The top scientists chief scientist of queensland professor. Hugh possingham but would you think he would paint. A piece headed power to the people. More like a sixty s revolutionary. Perhaps the article is in the griffith review. And it's very much about you as a citizen. Tell me how is citizen science so important in the work. You're doing at the moment in the office of the queensland she scientist we've always had this task generally across the state to try and get more queenslanders interested and engaged with science. And of course you can go to lots of schools and give talks and filter in some senses that could be england ear and out the other. We had that program a flying scientist program. We have a lot of people. Universities young exciting people much more exciting than tune up and they held snakes. And i do experiments that in something so i do worry that. Just another talk so we've really pushed citizen science so that they're actually doing science. They're actually collecting data. And that was one way that i would get more engaged in science fond more entertaining and fuel assadi contributing to the greatest scientific endeavor of the entire state. Of course this has been going on for some time in say birdwatching. Especially in what way are you making more focused in other words for a real pushing science that we transform things we wanna do. Projects that are local to the for example lapping gladsden they looking at seagrass flaring. Which is happening right on their doorstep whereas a lot of the other programs might be astronomy. Which is of course. Sort of having to everybody at the same time that he's a global project and the good stuff issues has been going for a long time. A booed and booed data huge national projects. That have been going on for ten twenty thirty years. Mangroves in canes als in brisbane path allows in brisbane so those local projects but they also a lot of those citizen science projects. Lot of the stuff. That i do is what is where and that is interesting science but it's not particularly deep science understanding the distribution of things. So the next thing is to keep doing the same thing at the same time. Cy seeing how things change. And then after you've started to say all things are changing trying to work out. What causes dies changes so i sort of see as a three phases of science as a bit like the first is is more like natural history the fundamental observations. And then you looking changes. Then you're trying to understand correlation from causality as sees particular cy abboud population size to increase decline in the neighborhood of your high school. Then you can start asking questions about why asking the high schools once changing and what's happening in the environment around them is it just action. Could it be climate change. Could it be increases in the numbers of dogs and cats could be loss of habitat. And so i think that next is is actually all the way to being a proper scientists in essential looking for causality. And would it. You be fundamental to a new way of looking at nature involving the populace so as to change it for the good. Make an ecological difference. Do we need these people in that way to look after the australian landscape like we haven't before definitely think that engagement of australians in natural history relative to europeans and north america. There's a ways to be law side of the stick is get that engagement op but then by becoming more science literate my theory is people become more science literate than i start asking more critical questions and cy i kai winn nisi that if you drink three glasses of red wine every not that's good for your heart. What was the data behind that. Did they ask fifty thousand people. Did i ask. Fifty people with is fifty people in the middle of millburn was just the fact that maybe they will educated middle class. People drinking lots of red wine with good access to health services. Some of these correlations we routinely see the spurious correlations that you read about in some of the tabloid newspapers. We really want people saying none of believed that owen. And i more. I want to say the data i can ask those questions and untangle correlation from causality which can of course be terribly difficult in these public hill circumstances. So that's i think what i want. I would like just the conversation to be a better conversation to be more critical conversation about what's happening in the world around us and that applies. Obviously most people are interested in the health that then it also applies to the vomit is. Will you point out in your article in the griffith review. You mentioned that. Rachel carson's book silent. Spring was written nearly sixty years ago and that is something significant about the ways in which the populace was alerted to problems in the environment. What's the next phase after sixty is rachel carson. Having spent a lot of my life in the united states that is what people quite as the symbol lyman wayne. A lot of americans got very engaged in the environment. And i realized that consciously leave to my. They were wise leaving them to think about the consequences of the fossil fuels and chemicals in the environment. I mean in some senses. I don't feel as australia's head a singular dramatic moment lock that when they've observed nekesa ninsu decline of birds of priority. Was we really the key deer and songbirds bald eagles. Their american symbol of the entire nation crumbled there were hitting rapidly towards extinction and once. Those problems were sorted out now. They've become quite common. So i think i became very in tune to the environment three days prices so sometimes these disasters precipitate awareness and maybe some of the disasters at the moment endemic disaster. I think is rising the awareness of australia's about the importance of science de- important that exponential growth. What is epidemiology anyway. And how that information about exponential growth is informing government policy. And if you thought it was a linear you would make some terrible terrible mistakes and even the other fascinating thing is how many people do in fact before you cease to be infected that fundamental bigeye number now people are saying to understand something which is quite a sophisticated epidemiological concept but as they. It's every die. And i now realize until we can get that below one we cannot control the pandemic and we get eighty percent of people vaccinated. This thing will continue to grow exponentially. Exponential growth is almost impossible to control. The crucial question. Really is whether young people can be galvanized. And we've seen and we broke us on the science show a couple of weeks ago. Ten year olds. Who going out there like scientists looking. Not for the mega fauna. The fear is and the obvious but slime molds which are virtually microscopic now this whole dependent on having a brilliant teacher. Do we have sufficient teachers to lead the younger generation to the kinds of things that you're trying to explain so united to be bland and this is gonna sound very glib if i did want to improve. Science technology engineering mathematics across the whole of the continent would just increase teachers salaries by fifty same tomorrow and just be all well. Did i really need the money that i do it for the money. Will people do quite like money and less say in finland and other scandinavian countries the respect and the renumeration of schoolteachers is higher. And that would help. But i think some of the other things that can happen. I mean in that slime mold case in this particular teacher who has very high level expertise. I'm hopeful would citizen science. The availability of apps on the ease of which people can record data and then visualized data so many people doing this pandemic of being glued to will dominator and looking at that those pictures from around the world of the spread of the disease and the different waves and the death rights and ordering countries by this per median. That real time. I think is very compelling is a bit like the weather people do love watching the weather they do like day-to-day data and probably in the involvement will. We haven't quite got something like that. Something that's changing fast enough to be compelling to people i think that something to aspire to is actually more what are water levels in the breeding writes waterbirds in the mind dialing base and we know we have the data whatever numbers of kangaroos doing across new south wiles in how they fluctuating and actually gaining week by week data. I think we might sensing is a wire..
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"Now you'll recall if you're listening to the joe a couple of weeks ago. We heard the president of the academy. Dr john shine explaining how research can make such a difference for our lives not least times of pandemic climate change and the need for effective innovation. And this is how the symposium took off eulogists than i study a type of white blood cell called a t lymphocyte and i'm particularly interested in how these t. cells can protect the body against disease and we're interested in letting the mechanisms behind generating good taste memory. That is the capacity of one of these immune cells to remember infections. They've seen before with the view that we would utilize information to develop new t cell based vaccines over the last few decades. I've had the privilege of helping us jeans and sills. As a means to treat serious human diseases like fallacy mia haemophilia the bleeding disorder and other cancers that is involved me. Studying mechanisms of gene expression means by which how dna expresses the information that it contains and also improving the efficiency by which we can get genes into sills. My love of biology definitely wasn't instantaneous. And it didn't develop in school. That i did a degree in biology. Not necessarily because it was a passion. That because i thought it was a sensible thing to do but during that time at university i got glandular fever which is caused by of zimbabwe iris and it was during this time and starting to learn about virology and immunology. That's when i i. I'd become interested in the immune system and i actually ended up doing my phd on that virus epstein bolivars but really my passion for science about once i got in the laboratory and i understood what the discovery process was all about and that was really very motivating to find out new things that no one had ever found before but also budgies important at the population level. For example genomics informs new policies. It's important for economic growth or development of new agricultural strategies or bio security and also bodies important future for example all the development of new technologies and new discoveries blue sky research for example. That's also critically important. You study biology and pathology. You can come to make inventions or seek new ideas. That may be able to help people here now and in doing so you not only change their lives but you change the lives of the future either. Studying biology offers us. The opportunity to be able to stand on the shoulders of great thinkers over not just decades but hundreds and even thousands of years understanding medicine pathology and biology gives us the privilege to ed. Maybe even just a small little bit of information that contributes to the future of human wellbeing john roscoe from the royal prince alfred hospital and laura mckay from the doty institute who spoke about their love of biology at the australian academy of science symposium and here is there discussion on science and the public. Good way live in a world that is dependent on science and technology but most people don't actually understand the scientific process and so then it becomes an issue when you have to make a choice am one of those sort of critical decisions which everybody is making right now is for example should i get vaccinated against saws cova to or not and this uncertainty and this fear when you don't understand scientific process and so i think even going back to high school rather than just learning about biology in the fact that at amino acid makes pertain. We also need to foster the development of understanding the scientific process such as digesting evidence analyzing risk so we can build a science literate society who trust in the process and can make really informed choices. I couldn't agree. More laurel sciences so much about learning and indeed teaching i think all of us reflect on the fact that back in the high school days. We had some really great teachers and for me personally. My favorite teacher was a history teacher. And you might think for a scientist and amid medico. That's not the right way to be taught in the first instance but again and again i've come back to the importance of teaching. You know the old saying give a person of fish and they can eat for one day teach a person to fish and they can eat for the rest of their lives it really is something that resonates with all of us who need to learn throughout the alive but new information also mental the next generation of people so that they can then build on the shoulders of the discoveries that we are cillizza. Creating right now yeah. I couldn't agree more with that. Sentiment from learning say even is climate change. I mean the impact of back out there. Of course there are people have a mistrust in the information that they're getting and so tap. The next generation being empowered to look media go into the wild west of social media and understand what to believe what not to believe then they can make their own choices. You know i think you. And i both share a great passion for science and biology. Especially but what do you think about creativity. I think it was edison. Who said genius is one percent inspiration and ninety nine percent perspiration. How much do you perspire on a daily basis when you're doing research on creativity is absolutely critical and that's something that adjust didn't grasp when i was learning science in school. I didn't even like science at school. Because i thought it was worth learning textbook. It's too yeah. And what does it mean. What are the implications of it when you do real science. It's pure creativity. It's essentially like an art form. You cannot go by the norm. If you're going to make discoveries things that people never thought of before. I think that's so true. They tell us we have to think outside the box but so often. It's not just thinking outside the box but it's joining boxes. That weren't previously connected inputs to basic fundamental science. Which is so important and i think we should talk about fundamental science. Right now you know about the importance of basic research that professors shine highlighted in his introductory comments. Absolutely of course. It's really tangible to think about products and translation new drugs and therapies. But none of this would be possible without the basic understanding. The blue sky research wet people works out that molecule a fed into molecule. Be to make it work and so we really need to highlight the importance about because there's a pipeline in science and translation doesn't exist without discovery. Yeah i want to take a little historical diversion for a second. Because the thing that i want. 'specially people in high school in wondering whether they should explore biology as a potential career path or indeed medicine as i did the importance of understanding that when we look back in history it all seems like a continuous path to the logical present. But what people don't realize. I myself have experienced breakthroughs and observe them in medicine where people who would have absolutely died from a disease like leukemia. Who who would have blade to death from diseases. Like hemophilia or have complications from serious adverse events from toxicity of different drugs. All of those things can be overcome. But sometimes it takes an enormous breakthrough an insight to have that spark of creativity that we just talked about that. Makes that leap forward one. Quick example is it can take fifty years from one idea. Like the.
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"Welcome to scientific americans science of summer reading. I'm your host debakey. Chucker vary sometimes on science talk. We have conversations with authors about their books but this series is a little different. What i love as a reader is seeing how books can end up feeling like they're in conversation with each other even when they're not written to do that so this month i have been taking onto science books at a time and just chatting with you about them. I've been talking through what the authors made me think and feel. Maybe you read these books yourself. Maybe you've even had some of the same feelings or maybe not and if you haven't read them maybe the science book talk will inspire you to today for our last episode in the series. We've got to essay collections about nature. And how we find our place in prologue. The books the first collection is world of wonders written by amy nisic material and illustrated by fumi. Meaning nakamura the essays of world of wonders are for the most part titled with the name of a species whether that's a species of fruit or animal or plant. The essay becomes an exploration of that species life entwined with stories from musical matata own life an essay on the axa. Ladell for example includes. Descriptions of these salamanders charming smile and regenerative capabilities running parallel to tells of microaggressions a brown woman my experience through childhood and adulthood and another essay on the corpse flower becomes an ode to both the flowers many curiosities in unusual role in helping musica matata. He'll decide between potential suitors. The.
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"Hey when we're about to get back into it that's right on. New season of science vessels starts on september nine. Now i'm going to be out for a few episodes science verses weights fano woman. I'm going to turn it over to someone very special you. You'll love a producer rose blah. Hey that's me so we're coming back soon with a new season of science versus. And we know you miss us so many of you out there like we think they're the bomb. I mean we love them. We want more of them. Okay okay we hear you and we've got some really great stuff coming up the season we're going to meet people who go above and beyond the adrenaline is so high. And yes the. The air in the room is thick in that moment. You're given one hundred and twenty. We'll get in touch with the deepest parts of ourselves. She was just like in. This euphoric trance. She was butt naked the entire time. Well it gives me chills thinking about it. We'll dive into the weird and wonderful world of fat. You know like all those old art paintings of the really fat women who were just hanging out. Appreciating their cellulite. You know that's beautiful. It's healthy fat and will take on some intense stuff like chronic pain. I wanted nothing to do with my body. Nothing they wanted to be as far away as possible. It's like you're you're kind of trapped in it. Yeah and we'll look at the power therapy and the guy just his whole expression change. His face changed john dry. D goes. What kind of treatment is this and i said this is called psychoanalytic therapy damn and you learn things about what's lurking inside your body that will change your life forever going to embarrass me now. Bring up the subject of intestinal. Here we're talking about fox is what we're talking about that to. The average is about fifty milliliters. This is a great piece of trivia though fifty liters on average of of our body is composed of farts..
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"This errol different definitions from uk. Yeah so you have from the running loose dictionary. That kind of written composition on account of its qualities of form or emotional effect and then be the body of works and writing the treat of a particular subject so you provide some beautiful examples of this kind of literature allowed the first one you have from sir james gene in his nineteen thirty the mysterious universe standing on our microscopic fragment of a grain of sand we attempt to discover the nature and purpose of the universe which surrounds our home in space and time. Our first impression is something akin to terror. We find the universe terrifying because of its bass meaningless distances because of it's inconceivable long vistas of time which dwarf human history the twinkling of an eye terrifying because of our extreme loneliness because the material insignificance of our home in space a million part of a grain of sand at all the sand in the world but above all else we find the universe terrifying because it appears to be indifferent to life like our own emotion ambition and achievement art and religion all seem equally foreign to its plan. Oh man was your inspiration for your famous sentence about the universe as blind pitiless indifference. No but i think it's a very good example of the way scientists or to right it ought to be we. We ought to inspire people with a kind of poetic feeling about the universe or about life. More about geology. All about I subscribe to what. I call the car sagan school of science of science writing view. You try to inspire with the poetry of science rather than with the usefulness of silence. There's nothing wrong with being used for locals and science his immensely useful. But that's not all it is. And i think the poetic inspiration of science is something which we need to get across in which games gene dozen that passage which calls sagan dozen everything he ever wrote. Yes she quote You provide his famous pale. Blue dot soliloquy which you can find online and many youtube versions were people have Cut in visuals to go along with it and So carl right. So that's so well known. I'm maybe i should have all the That ready because it is so well known. But i just think it's beautiful yet. You also have. I'll just read a few others just to give example what you're talking about if it kind of scientific literature this from peter atkins in the beginning. There was nothing absolute void not merely empty space..
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"And that's very gratifying. Fish beds turtles sea creatures. Eight plastic thinking. It's food and those awful photos of wildlife entangled in plastic bags point to the scale of the problem. We don't know exactly how much plastic is in the ocean. But a recent estimate published in the journal science ricans we add something like five to thirteen million tonnes every year but maxon collaborators are also learning about way. Plastic isn't found and that's surprising consequences including height mile so at one of our community meetings. This young person said hey is there and sushi is that i don't know and so it turns out that a major component of fake crab is not crab but a fish called silver hake and silver. Hake is a fish that is usually sort of in the new england area in the united states on the east coast but it's coming north because of climate change and warming water temperatures north. And so i had this opportunity to study silver hake for plastics ak sushi and my research assistant in the lab came to me and said we found no plastics. And i said well that doesn't seem right ono. Something went horribly wrong and we checked and double check the methods. I got silver hake into the myself and no matter which way we cut it. There were no plastics silver hake and so then we thought well. This is an anomaly. This is like a miracle fish. This never happens. This astounded them and we did all this research of published literature and very often in the published literature. Plastic ingestion and fish. What happens is a scientist will look at a whole bunch of different species in an area so like salmon and mackerel and trout and then give the average of all of their ingestion rates. And what happens when you give the average. Is it mrs zeros. They get averaged out and when we went deep into these studies. What's called this. Aggregated species like just sort of all the species out so they're in their own little piles. It turned out that almost half of all fish species don't in fact eat plastics. And we're like oh. This isn't a miracle fish. This is just another tuesday fish. How come no one reports on this. And the the reason is that there's a bias in scientific publishing about publishing what's called null results like publishing zero. This was exciting. They started with a question posed by a young member of the community and the outcome was a whole new realm of scientific investigation so they don't eight plastic soda. They just poop them out really well so that is an area of new study. But we do know that say. Certain plankton can differentiate between plastics and on plastics and will not eat plastics so rotor for plankton is a plankton that i work with and they choose not to eat plastics. We know that see animals will not eat plastics. If someone else's eaten at plastics they only pre pooped plastics. And we also know that some animals that don't eat plastics when the really really really hungry will eat plastics. There's sort of a rainbow of ingestion habits. Max says the stunning finding doesn't diminish the problem of plastic and marine environments. It just suggests that scientists need to focus their attention on some species and not so much others but that finding got some people really riled including those you might think maxes allies and when i put it on social media i ended up getting a lot of hate mail about how i was like. She'll for the plastic industry. I was like oh no publishing no results so that we can do justice better not to accomplish an injustice. Okay so then i. I wrote a couple of public audience pieces about why it's important to publish these results. And then i stopped getting was not. You hate me on other things. But not on that results anymore for max. The challenge against colonialism doesn't end with the ocean pollution or fish guts. Colonialism in science or colonialism in general isn't just about making property it isn't just about jerks being jerks it's actually a land relation. That is implicit in so many everyday things from like where our garbage goes to how you do science. So it's very insidiousness. Very tricky. And so i would urge people to really think about colonialism as being accessed to indigenous land and life worlds even for good things like environmentalism. So my main example is a beach cleanup if you do a beach. Cleanup without permission from indigenous groups that still colonialism it's still entitlement to indigenous land. So that's really important to put the brakes on and think about in finland is way you see yourself being for the foreseeable future. What your plans. Oh my plan so for a long time. I thought i was going to leave. There aren't a lot of while. There are very few other folks here but over time. Especially as climate change is ripping the the world apart. This is a very good place to hang out for the future. And i do have land relations here now after working on the water and working with people and and making kinship and stuff like that. And so yeah. I'm planning on probably being the rest of my life here and really settling in and that's part of land relations like once you start working with land. It gets really hard to leave. It gets really rude to leave and starting over takes forever. It took me six years to get invited to labrador will. If i starting over somewhere else it would take that same amount of time to get invited right. So here's where i am. If you want visit means really hard to get here. But i have a couch. I'm side taking up the offer of that catch. I am on the first flight out of here. Well you know when we've all been vaccinated at least what a powerful ray. Think of what science can bay. What's arts should be an a huge. Thanks to dr max. Labor on from memorial university back says new book is pollution is colonialism and you can catch us on twitter at science. Belinda and. I'm natasha mitchell. You can also email us the science fiction website. We'd really love to hear from you. We'll catch you next week bye. You've been listening to an abc podcast. Discover more great. Abc podcasts live radio and exclusives on the abc listen up..
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"Maybe about five years ago. In your book you often write about land with a capital l. What's the difference between small l. Land and big l land. They actually mean very different things. Even if there's overlap an indigenous folks say land usually it depends on the cosmology but usually we mean dirt these trees but we also mean water and stars and kin and feelings and events and spirits and ancestors passed him. Future you know all the things we can't see but no are there and the relationships between them that's land. When lots of non indigenous people say land they mean landscape b.'s. Intriguing bees when we're using the same term. It just differentiates talking about quite literally. Different things in two thousand fourteen. Max took up in new job in the province of newfoundland and labrador in the far east of canada. Newfoundland labrador is two parts. The island of newfoundland and then labrador labradors sub arctic. And it's attached to the mainland of canada and it is cold and icy and beautiful. It's called the big land because it got giant skies and lots of flies and the island of newfoundland is nicknamed the rock because it is a giant piece of bedrock poked up above the ocean surrounded by very cold winds and the labrador straits. Everything is rocky and and shiny. It is wet. It's apply so different to where she growing up in the middle of canada far away from any coastline but that meant forming a whole new set of relationships too with people but also with the land you also write the in newfoundland and labrador. The land is loud. What do you mean by that and how you experienced it. Yeah so the island of newfoundland is a rock in the middle of the north atlantic The weather is really extreme so it never gets super super cold or super super hot but it can go from like flooding to sunshine to total fog and like eighteen minutes. So you can't plan. And i'm going to go outside today without a coat. You can't say that that is hubris. Or i'm going to walk down the street standing up. It's one of the windiest cities in the world so the land is loud because it's constantly calling you back into relations. You can't ignore it you. It's very hard to build things here and make them last. The roads are constantly deteriorating. My internet is wavering. Right now because it just started raining. That's what i mean by. The land is loud. I had to one some crawl on the sidewalk home from work because it was so windy. That if i stood up i'd get blown into traffic and also some of the traffic had to stay still until they stopped rocking right. So you can't ignore it or you will die. That's that's pretty loud. And its history is loud with the grave of colonization to the provinces time to many indigenous grapes. But not all still around this part of the island where i live in saint. John's which is where the capital city is. is the site of one of the only quote unquote successful. Genocides in the world really The bail took Used to live here. We don't even know how to pronounce the name. 'cause the last bail took who had cultural connections died before the nineteen hundreds was killed before the nineteen hundreds. This colonial history is threaded through the history of science to western. Science has long been used to cost. Indigenous people is inferior to what's to dispossess some of they land and children and to dominate niger. Mex- science differently radically differently and as part of an emerging global movement of so-called anti-colonial size. What does that mean well. It's thoughts with consent and consultation. We just don't go onto land and do studies. We need to be invited by the indigenous group. Whose blend that is. I wait until they invite me on their own terms and that has taken many years but the relationships that result from that are so strong that our research was not impacted by the copay epidemic because people on the land were getting this samples forest. I didn't have to go up to nazia. Vote to get my samples locals. We're getting them because they knew what to do. And we had a strong relationship and our research has just thundered on despite the pandemic and that is because of good relations maxon they cruet clear. The civic laboratory full environmental action research they monitoring the levels of plastic in fish seals. Sediments water everything that fades into the food webs of local communities even micro sized pieces of plastic and the chemicals that lay chat of them are a problem like could be doing harm not just to the animals that ate them but also the animals that ate those animals like humans. It's an active area of research right now but maximum team. I want to understand where plastics attending so gut. The technical term that includes the stomach intestine. The poop poll all that stuff. Yeah we look. In all sorts of animals animals that people eat for food essentially we look in them for plastics. we also look in water and sediment and snow and ice and shorelines there for plastic to but because this is a province with some of the highest wild food consumption in canada. We pay a lot of attention to the plastics in human food webs and especially indigenous food webs. So that's a lot of fish you describe a couple of really important prices. That students research must do or not do when they processing fish guts basically. Can you just walk me through those plays. If you think at every moment of your science how can i be in better land relations. How can i do this with more. Humility recognizing my connections that. I'm not greater than any with those connections. So for us for instance. We don't wear ear buds when we work with fish. So if you were working with your aunt alive or dead you would no ear buds. You wouldn't put her in the trash. When you're done you wouldn't take disparaging photos with her. You went right so it's so it's those sorts of things that we do at every level. This is part of the anti-colonial science athos that max was talking about earlier and it extends to what they do with the animal guts after. They've analyzed them to so one of the acute limits that we have in the lab. Is we do not use. Koa ch- potassium hydroxide potassium hydroxide. Is this really intense. Chemical that dissolves exo skeletons of things like crabs and shrimp and bones. And stuff like that. So you can look certain things for plastic. So it's really you can't really get to the belly of a crab without dissolving it in koa h but dissolving your relative into a slime using extreme chemicals that then result in toxic. Waste is really countered to good land relations. And so we don't use it and that means that we cannot study. Crustaceans or muscles or bivalves. Anything with an with an exterior skeleton or shell and that also means we can't tell communities about plastics and some other food and that is a limit at the same time. It's not like we have a shortage of samples. There are so many other things people eat. There's other studies that can show us that. Bivalves like mussels and clams and stuff do actually consume a lot of plastics. It's a limitation but it's not a problem and.
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"Can Cancel after that or or or just subscribe. It's great i do and And you should too. It's just a great source of being an auto didactic teaching yourself all right. Thanks for listening to this episode. My guest today is michael dee gordon. His new book is on the fringe where science meets. Pseudoscience michael is the rosen garten professor of modern and contemporary history and the director of the society of fellows in the liberal arts at princeton university. He specializes in the history of modern science and russia europe and north america in particular on issues related to the history of fringe science. The early years of the nuclear arms race russian and soviet science language and science and albert. Einstein is the author of the pseudoscience wars emmanuel belakovsky in the birth of the modern fringe scientific babble. How science was done before and after global english and red cloud at dawn. Truman stalin in the end of the atomic monopoly. So we cover A lot of big topics here that i've covered Before on the podcast mainly the demarcation line the demarcation problem where do you draw the line between pseudo sciences. Pseudo sign not always clear fact. It's almost never clear and As he likes to say no one in history the world has ever identified as a pseudo scientist is going to go down to his pseudo lab to conduct some pseudo experiments to support his pseudo theory. Nobody thinks that so How do we distinguish between The mainstream in the fringe and what happens when the fringe becomes the mainstream. What happened to the old mainstream when they were wrong. Do you know when somebody's wrong. These are really important issues. Not just historically which is because a lot of historical examples but currently you know how do we know. We should wear masks or not. Where the corona virus really came from wuhan lab or not or some modification of that. And why should we trust the cdc or or anthony vouch ci and you know and and on and on so you know beneath those kinds of specific questions are larger issues about How science operates as a social institution at why we put our trust in scientists or don't always get it right and And so we discussed those issues as well. as to. What extent science operates by falsification. That is trying to falsify the reason the ones that haven't been falsified or the last one standing so we accept those provisionally true or more likely scientists. Act more busy and that is we try to pile up evidence in favor of that theory and the more you have the more likely to gain acceptance in your community of scientists and then we get a little bit into politics and science and religion and science and post modernism and In how this has played out historically and all the way up to the present. Some current controversies and then we end talking about some of the bigger issues of How sides can deal with conceptual problems like the hard problem of consciousness. Free will determinism weather something rather than nothing where the universe came from those kinds of things and then finally how to talk to a climate denier an anti vaccine gracious holocaust denier. Gmo denier a nuclear power denier in and so forth out of you talk to somebody that denies the mainstream of science because they might be right so it's always good to keep an open mind but on the other hand most the time people on the fringe or not not to be right. You know so. It's good to be skeptical. That i give you michael gordon michael.
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"Welcome elaine and alan. Hi thanks for having much fiving us. Thank you for being here so first off. Can you both give rundown of how you came to choose science as a career alan. You want to start first ago. Fist so basically. I was fortunate enough to grow up in zimbabwe and the uk and during the time of kinda witnessed the spectrum of life on the side so in zimbabwe children dying from israeli curable. Diseases over here in the free healthcare so from that point on which i was always fascinated with science and knowing how culas in medicines work in order to kinda help people help alleviate some of those those problems faced and are now found myself here doing exactly that. When did you go to the uk was yes or me and my family migrated here in two thousand and five When i was nine years old. So yes oh. Half of my life was spent in zimbabwe in tough with my life has been spent here in the uk. Elaine how 'bout you. How'd you get started in stem. So i had a different background in. Just the i was always really interested in doing fun science things. So you know the star of your cook at putting main to suites into bottles of coca cola and getting the rockets and things like that and just generally really curious about things that i was really fortunate to have parents and family and teachers who encouraged release support that so i guess through school i was like. What do you want to be when you grew up. My answer was always something science. But i didn't really know within there and i guess for maybe similar to allen's story is that i was also really driven to to help people by did work experience at a hospital an absolutely hated it. I remember. i watched a patient get bone marrow. Taken and high nearly fainted in the patient was asking me. If i was okay and i think that was the end by medical career