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Ep 156: Science... sort of - Mars 'n' Stars

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Description: Conversations about things that are science, things that are sort of science, and things that wish they were science.

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Ep 156: Science... sort of - Mars 'n' Stars

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00:00:00 - Not to alarm you, but it's possible we're all living in a simulation (see The Matrix.

00:36:28 - Drinks can help you simulate happiness. Ben enjoys the oddly spelled Jamaican Cream Soda Sof Drink. Charlie has risks his tongue trying the Voodoo Bacon Maple Ale made from Rogue. And Ryan experiments with a quinoa old-fashioned mixed up with Corsair's new Quinoa Whiskey.

00:44:42 - Trailer Trash Talk tackles the .

00:59:34 - Methane on Mars, if it's there the Curiosity rover intends to find it. Charlie helps break down what such a discovery would mean, and the instrumentation that could make it happen.

01:13:147 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like methane on Mars. Hard to detect and we're not sure what they mean if we we find them. Ben has an e-mail from Steven, a fan of iTunes review from Rob G. who makes sure to give his dog longer walks to listen to the show. Good for the dog, good for Rob's brain. And Charlie has an update from Temporal Tony about the merits of being a science teacher over an actual researcher as well as getting an NSF grant to study extremophiles in China even after citing this very show in her personal statement. Risky move, Tony.

 

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Music for this week's show provided by:

The Grid - Daft Punk

Voodoo Child - Jimi Hendrix

James Bond Theme - Moby

At War With The Sun - The Big Pink

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