Further Research Needed podcast

Further Research Needed

Further Research Needed

A podcast on science from scientists. Here we ask those seemingly straight forward questions that don’t have such straight forward answers. Each episode takes a tongue in cheek look at current research and research practises whilst lifting the veil on what is scientific truth. Mostly we nerd out about the crazy complexity of the world, with the occasional calling out of mischief in the research community. We try to give a full account of the topics under discussion but as always, further research is needed. Contact: Twitter @frnpodcast or contact@frn-podcast.com url: frn-podcast.com

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    The FRN origin story, and how we go from here

    14:56

    After we had a longer summer break, we're introducing the new season, our slightly modified approach to the podcast and tell the story how we got here.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/further-research-needed/message
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    Transhumanism - Is it okay to change our own genes?

    45:04

    In the second part of our transhumanism feature, we look permanent germline modifications. Is anyone allowed to change their share in the human genepool, and do we have a wider responsibility than only our own offspring?  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/further-research-needed/message
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    Transhumanism - Is it inevitable?

    51:16

    This week on Further Research Needed we tackle Transhumanism! We discuss how we understand the term and get into the weeds on how feasible it is. Join us to see if Transhumanism might already be here or whether it is just around the corner. As always, further research is definitely needed. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/further-research-needed/message
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    Why should we measure scientific quality?

    57:35

    Part of academic publishing is the prestige of the journal, measured by previous citations. We are diving into this system, why we have it and what the future of quality assessment of academic publishing could look like. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/further-research-needed/message
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    Can scientists have opinions?

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    On this week's episode of Further Research Needed we discuss: Can scientists have opinions? Scientists are being trained to report data without intermingling their personal opinion. However, voicing one's opinion and having the freedom to talk freely is as valuable in science as it is everywhere else. Today we critically look at the available outlets, that are available for opinion pieces - from journals to Twitter. Join us for a quick rant about "peer-reviewed" opinions and some constructive criticism. Though as always, further research is definitely needed! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/further-research-needed/message
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    Engineering vs Science

    47:53

    Is science just engineering? or vice versa? In this episode we pick apart the two and try and work out if it's a problem that they are so intertwined.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/further-research-needed/message
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    Are universities businesses?

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    This week on Further Research Needed we tackle the question: Are universities businesses? Changes in how universities behave will have far-reaching consequences for education, research and public services. We discuss if unis are getting more commercial than in the past and why they would want to in the first place.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/further-research-needed/message
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    Is the big bang soon to be superseded?

    1:20:27

    Which scientific theories do you know, that are no longer accepted today? Academic consensus is changing slower than any of us could really notice. Sometimes it's a good idea to look back at the theories we left behind over the centuries; and this is exactly what we do in this episode. We each bring one superseded theory to the table, and discuss them with respect to past and current scientific consensus. The natural conclusion follows: which theory is next? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/further-research-needed/message
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    Are antibodies overpowered?

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    This week on Further Research Needed we try to answer the question: Are antibodies overpowered? Joining us is Sebastian Ols, expert in vaccine research and first time guest on the show. We discuss how our bodies manage to produce a truly astonishing diversity of antibodies, why antibodies get better over time and what innovative strategies are being used to make even better vaccines. Whether you haven't thought about your immune system in ages or consider yourself well prepared for a fierce discussion about antibodies, this episode will blow your mind. Just as it has blown ours! Strap in, get ready for some hard science and as always, remember, further research is definitely needed.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/further-research-needed/message
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    What else happened this year?

    1:25:27

    The 2020 science recap is here! Featuring life on Venus, a plane without moving parts and some deep protein folding. Sit back and relax while we share our favorite breakthroughs and meme the grumpy scientist about each other's choice. Guaranteed 99% virus free!  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/further-research-needed/message

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