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Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of science... the thrill of discovery... and the agony of failed experiments... the human drama of scientific advancement... This is the Blue Streak Science Podcast!

Aug 26, 2015

Interview with Sarah Moffitt of the Bodega Marine Lab

Dr. Sarah E. Moffitt
Dr. Sarah E. Moffitt

Sarah Moffitt is an ocean and climate scientist with the University of California at Davis’ Bodega Marine Lab in Bodega Bay, California. Dr. Moffitt is an expert in the marine ecological consequences of abrupt climate warming. She...


Aug 20, 2015

Blue Streak Science News

  • Australia’s emissions target panned both home and away (boo!)
  • Scientists protest Scotland’s ban of GM crops
  • What, me worry-.Retinal changes may serve as measures of brain pathology in schizophrenia
  • Octopus genome reveals secrets to complex intelligence
  • Matter and antimatter are mirror images
  • Do bears...


Aug 15, 2015

Blue Streak Science News

  • Ebola survivors face difficult road ahead
  • The tree of life expanding
  • Charting the slow death of the universe
  • First known venomous frogs discovered
  • Coca-cola assures us coca-cola isn't bad for us
  • Making a mouse brain more primate-like

The A------- of the Week are the surfers of Byron Bay, New...


Aug 9, 2015

I just read a piece by John D. Sutter on CNN’s website titled, “Woodward County, Oklahoma: Why do so many here doubt climate change?” This county has among the highest rates of those who do not accept climate change as real.

From his conversations in Woodward County Mr. Sutter assumed that between 70-90% of...


Aug 1, 2015

Recently NASA announced the discovery, for the first time, of an Earth-like planet orbiting a star like our own Sun 1,400 light years distant. The planet is a bit larger and older than earth, and it occupies the “habitable zone”, where conditions are optimal to make life a possibility.

Kepler 452b system
Kepler 452b system