Episode 21 - Space Junk, Chicken Plungers and Zero G Surgery

In this episode of For Science!

Mags reveals the secret to excercise is the undead

Chickens tell us how dinosaurs walked - Paper / Video

Bacteria that "eats" electricity - Article

Episode 22 - Space heritage, Comet harpooning and goats

We have defeated the gremlins and finally managed to record episode 22, and what an episode it is.

We are joined by Doctor Alice Goreman to discuss a paper she wrote about the problem of preserving our orbital heritage, why we should be thinking about it, and how we might go about the task of preserving our history even as it orbits several thousand miles above our heads.

We also talk about the following stories and papers:

Episode 23 - The pitch drop disappointment

A mixed bag of stories this episode. We cover some ground, starting with bird life in and around Chernobyl, insect sex, new advances in biological printing and finally ending up somewhere in orbit.

28th Anniversay of Chernobyl disaster shows some bird species adapting quite well to the higher levels of radiation - http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/04/scienceshot-some-birds-thrive-chernobyls-radioactive-glow

Episode 24 - The dinosaur of lurvve

While Mel is swanning around western Europe, being all international scientist of mystery, ex regular and extremely welcome guest Maia has returned for an episode.

This fortnight we're talking about:

Episode 24 - The dinosaur of lurvve

While Mel is swanning around western Europe, being all international scientist of mystery, ex regular and extremely welcome guest Maia has returned for an episode.

This fortnight we're talking about:

Episode 25 - The Epic Rant

When we started this episode we were going to be talking a lot more science news than we ended up doing, all we can say is that the ranting is justified.

Stories covered this episode:

- Where did Mel go

- How did Mags make a mushroom cloud in her classroom

- Science funding / Medical Research Fund

Episode 26 - The silence of the crickets

This episode finds the For Science! crew in a slightly less ranty frame of mind. This means of course that there are more science stories, and we even get philosophical at one point.

Stories covered:

Episode 27 - Rubber Ducky

One day we'll be organised, promise!

This episode we talk about:

Rubber ducky shaped comets - http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2014/07/18/4048841.htm

The spread of tropical species as the oceans warm - http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2014/07/09/4041782.htm

Episode 28 - Octomum devotion

It's National Science Week, so we thought we'd bring out another episode, because there is no such thing as too much science.

This episode we talk Ebola. What's happening, why is the media so bad with stuff like this and we ponder why Homeopaths without Borders isn't mucking in.

We also have a look at two stories that look at different aspects of diabetes, true motherly devotion from a cephelopod, sleeping in space and crayfish who can regrow brain cells from their blood.

Episode 29 - Would you take a fecal pill?

Sadly our original recording with Dr Katie Mack ended up as so much static due to a computer glitch, however Mags, Mel and James are back with another episode with topics ranging from the realities of a career in science, through fecal pills, nobel prizes and Killer whales that can talk to the Dolphins.

Fecal Pills
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141011172138.htm