Episodes
It is common to be exposed to topics involving science in school, but this rarely is made as exciting as watching a sci-fi film. What creative liberties do filmmakers take to make their masterpiece, and what do they get right?  Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.   For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.
Published 10/01/20
Ticks and mosquitos, everyone’s favorite arthropods. Why do these organisms tend to have a bad rap to humanity? Why are they potential disease-carrying vectors? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.
Published 09/24/20
Yet another long promised episode! Curioscity’s inaugural book club starts with an important piece of literature: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot. Who was Henrietta Lacks, and how does she outweigh hundreds of millions of people today in mass? How did she contribute to the discussion of body autonomy and medical rights? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.
Published 09/17/20
Just what the heck makes my computer do computey stuff? Is there anything inside of the box responsible for loading my Friendster and Myspace pages? Does this episode justify having a laptop on the season 2 artwork? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.
Published 09/10/20
The kidneys: indispensable for life as animals know it. What are organs? Why do we need them? What are kidneys? How are they different than kidney beans? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.
Published 09/03/20
Today is a discussion of biological history and a famous, controversial naturalist. Just what is biogenetic law? Does ontogeny recapitulate phylogeny? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.   For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.
Published 08/27/20
This podcast has been running for nearly two years, and over its tenure we’ve acquired some questions about the program and the participants. Today, we take some time to discuss frequently asked questions about Curioscity. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.
Published 08/20/20
You may have been walking upon a beach and noticed a horseshoe crab. Their appearance can be severe, but they provide important contributions to their ecosystems. Today, we will discuss these arthropods and some of their unique characteristics. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.   For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.
Published 08/13/20
A long promised episode! Somehow, cells must become more cells. What are the processes required for reproduction? How are mitosis and meiosis different? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.   For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.
Published 08/06/20
Radiation brings along images of post-apocalyptic landscapes and mutant ghouls, but there are also aspects of radioactivity that directly contribute to scientific research. Today, we’ll discuss radioactivity. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.   For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.
Published 07/30/20
RNA viruses can appear in global pandemics suddenly and without warning (as we know from a recent, rude example). Today, we discuss the viral family Togaviridae and Alphavirus genus members like chikungunya. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.   For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.
Published 07/23/20
How diverse are degrees from University? What are some of the most striking parts of those fields of study? Today, we discuss a biological science degree and how broad (or useless) it can be. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.   For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.
Published 07/16/20
How diverse are degrees from University? What are some of the most striking parts of those fields of study? Today, we discuss a biological science degree and how broad (or specific) it can be. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.   For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.
Published 07/09/20
In 2020, approximately 1.8 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States alone. The disease is so infamous that some scientists say that merely uttering its name leads to a better chance of grant funding, and so challenging to treat that it has become commonplace to embolden new generations of scientists by saying they will “cure cancer”. Today, we will discuss some of the introductory themes of cancer. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.
Published 07/02/20
How diverse are degrees from University? What are some of the most striking parts of those fields of study? Today, we discuss a computer science degree and how broad (or specific) it can be. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.   For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.
Published 06/25/20
How diverse are degrees from University? What are some of the most striking parts of those fields of study? Today, we discuss a material science degree and how broad (or specific) it can be. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.   For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.
Published 06/18/20
In times of significance, it seems like everyone is a certified virologist… even those who purport factually incorrect information. Today, we’ll discuss some common myths of COVID-19 and scientific literacy. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.   For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.
Published 06/11/20
I hope everyone stays safe, uses their time to educate others or themselves, and can overcome apathy. This is a point in time that will soon be referred as “history”. I urge everyone to be on the right side of it.
Published 06/04/20
This show has talked about biodiversity, but we haven’t been the best at pointing the magnifying glass at ourselves. How do growth of non-essential crops like coffee impact biodiversity across the globe? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.
Published 05/28/20
Everyone listening has a unique combination of nucleic acids that make up their genome: a blueprint of you. We humans have over 3 billion nucleotides of DNA, but how does this vary for other organisms? Are there benefits or consequences to these differences? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.
Published 05/21/20
Let’s sink our teeth into some pepper lore. It’s gonna be a spicy episode, we’re gonna warm up and listen to Under the Bridge (despite being a little chili), we’re gonna talk about whether or not we believe in ghost peppers, we’re gonna feel hot hot hot. Capsaicin. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.
Published 05/14/20
Just what is this seventh element on the periodic table? Why is nitrogen so important to life? Why do plants require a long-term relationship with microorganisms to enjoy nitrogen? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.
Published 05/07/20
Published 04/30/20
There are many different ways to treat disease, but this show has not yet discussed gene therapy. What is a gene? What is gene therapy? What kind of diseases could be impacted by gene therapy? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.   For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.
Published 04/30/20
It is common to be exposed to topics involving science in school, but this rarely is made as exciting as watching a sci-fi film. What creative liberties do filmmakers take to make their masterpiece, and what do they get right?  Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.   For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.
Published 04/23/20