The Conduct Science Podcast podcast

The Conduct Science Podcast

Tom Jenks and Mitchell Gatting

New topics every week from neuroscience to climate change, from the deep ocean to deep space. Tom and Mitch will guide you through science with the help of expert scientific guests.

143 épisodes

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    Earth and Resource Science

    1:07:30

    This week on The Conduct Science Podcast, join Mitch and Tom as they explore both Earth and Resource sciences! The boys start off with some news of the world as per usual relating to measuring the smallest distance ever and CRISPR in action. Then get ready to be introduced to the world of resource science as Mitch explores how science is used to best utilise the natural resources of the world in the most sustainable manner. We explore what Dymaxion Houses are, their advantages compared to normal housing, and why they were never widely adopted. Tom takes a turn at the Earth science section and takes you on a tour of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current... what he claims to be the most important current in the world, and how it impacts the rest of Earth itself. The boys get sucked into a bit of a debate around the current state of the worlds climate action... or lack of it and how we should look to tackle it in the future. Mitch ends the show on Biofouling, should we really spend over $5 billion a year to prevent animals sticking to boats? Find out here! Music: WhiteBatAudio.com
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    The Nobel Prize

    1:07:09

    This week on The Conduct Science Podcast, join Tom and Mitch as they explore the greatest scientific award that can be bestowed: The Nobel Prize. The boys start off strong this week with their news, but tangents are not far behind! Find out about the Chinese lunar rocks, where time did or did not begin and more in this week’s news! Back on track, the boys explore what the Nobel Prize is in the first place and the history behind it. The guys take us through the categories while Tom explores what it means to win (beyond international recognition) and Mitch explores the selection process itself. To round out the show the boys discuss this year’s winners of the 5 Nobel Prizes and single Prize in Economic Sciences. Remember to reach out to us using #ConductScience on socials... was that a spoiler or has the Big Bang Theory been out long enough? Let us know ;) Music: WhiteBatAudio.com
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    CRISPR and Genome Editing

    1:07:20

    This week on The Conduct Science Podcast, join Mitch and Tom as they decode the world of genetic engineering and CRISPR before your eyes. As is the norm, the boys start off with some news of the world: What quantum discoveries have been made this week?! Then the boys crack on with gene editing and CRISPR! What is it in the first place? The boys take us through the technology that is CRISPR-Cas9 and how it works. Mitch then teaches us the history of the amazing technology and where it has come from. Tom circles back to how it works and certain ethical considerations regarding the use of gene editing on humans... specifically embryos. Lastly, Mitch and Tom debate some future applications of CRISPR in the medical and human enhancement field. Music: WhiteBatAudio.com
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    Animal Migration

    1:02:18

    This week on The Conduct Science Podcast, join Mitch and Tom as they hitch a ride with some animal migrators! The boys start of strong this week with talking about some netflix shows that you should watch #NotSponseredButIfYoureListening;). They get back on track with some current news of the world and out of this world! Finally, onto the topic at hand the boys give some fun facts about migration, they explore what animal migration is, and why animals may migrate in the first place! One of the great mysteries of migration is how animals know where they are going, through the sun, stars, and magnetosphere... the boys have it covered! Mitch rounds out the show talking about how animals sleep when they are on a migratory path and they discuss some pretty cool adaptations! Check it out, let us know your thoughts using #ConductScience. Music: WhiteBatAusio.com
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    Stress

    1:09:00

    This week on The Conduct Science Podcast, join Mitch and Tom as they talk about stress! The boys take a tour of what it is to be human this week, for as much as it is a pain, stress is a part of life. But how much stress is too much? What happens to the body when we stress? Is our modern world leaving us in a place of more stress than is healthy for us? Tom breaks down what stress is while mitch dives into the fight flight response. The boys debate the topics of emotional and physical stress before ending the show on how to manage your stress and the science of vacation. Check out the website for more links and don't forget: if you're stressed then simply talking about it can be a great releif. Links to hotlines will be on our webpage. Music: WhiteBatAudio.com
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    Revisit: Senses

    1:04:16

    This week on The Conduct Science Podcast, join Mitch and Tom as they revisit the senses! The boys start off strong by tangent-ing right away about what it might be like to experience music if you had synaesthesia! Back on track though, they start out as normal with some weekly news and facts of the week relating to senses! Mitch brings up some exciting new research about how our brains try and predict the future of songs that we have not heard before to try and make sense of the world. Tom takes a look at how the brain processes all the senses at once, and how similar it is to memories. Mitch then takes a tour of the nose and how our sense of smell biases us towards a more varied diet while Tom takes a look at AI with human senses! Music: WhiteBatAudio.com
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    Revisit: Time

    1:06:57

    This week on The Conduct Science Podcast, join Mitch and Tom as they revisit: Time! They last delved into time over two years ago where they melted their brains, let's see if they can hold it together this time. The boys open with an interesting debate that as the Earth's rotation slows down, does our experience of time as well? They try and give a simple effort of defining time before Mitch takes us on a tour of relativity and spacetime. How does our movement affect how time can be experience and perceived? Tom takes a quick mental break to explain leap seconds and how they are introduced every few years without most of us ever hearing about it. Mitch then dives back into gravitational time dilation! Music: WhiteBatAudio.com
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    Revisit: Human Evolution

    1:04:08

    This week on The Conduct Science Podcast, join Mitch and Tom as they revisit human evolution! Just as the course of evolution is never simple the boys start off with a bit of a tangent today but pull it back on track to discuss current news of the world! Mitch takes a look at what evolution is and the three methods through which it occurs. Mitch then explores new human evolution in the form of new arteries in our arms and the boys discuss how human evolution may change in a connected world. Tom takes us through some evolutionary leftovers that humans still have but don't have any use anymore. The boys then discuss how humans will evolve on mars, Mitch's new technology which could increase human diversity (thus evolution), and why we have grandparents. Music: WhiteBatAudio.com
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    Revisit: Simulation Theory

    1:04:22

    This week on The Conduct Science Podcast, join Mitch and Tom as they start revisiting things! After 2 years of talking about various topics the boys thought it was time to revisit some topics and update our knowledge! This week, simulation theory is on the cards! Mitch tells us what simulation theory is and Tom gives us a quick rundown on what we covered last episode! The boys have an open debate about whether the Truman Show is a good representation of Simulation Theory and if we are in a simulation... why us?! Mitch introduces the new news with the power of floaty comma's, he discusses Bayesian and quantum theories. Tom then explores some extra evidence he didn't get to last time! So... are we living in a simulation? Let's find out! Music: WhiteBatAudio.com
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    Ageing

    1:04:25

    This week on The Conduct Science Podcast, join Mitch and Tom as they explore why we age! Depressing for some and enlightening for others why we age, how we age, and should we stop ageing if we had the ability are all questioned in today’s show! Tom kicks off with the 9 hallmarks of ageing, these processes cause us to go through the ageing process. Mitch lets us know what physically happens to us as we age and explores the weird life of the Hydra: an animal that never dies of old age. Tom explores three hypotheses on why we might age and also speaks about Peto's paradox, that is why do really big animals not suffer from cancer at the rate we do? Mitch covers senescence and the boys round out the show debating if we could extend life... should we? Music: WhiteBatAudio.com

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