May 23, 2015
An Introduction of the New Blue Streak Science Podcast
Introduction of new co-host - Kellie Vinal
Blue Streak Science News - Earliest known stone tools discovered in Kenya. - Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill with an awesome acronym, the America COMPETES Act of 2015 - the acronym stands for Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science - ‘home-brewed heroin’ could be the next big thing. New research describes how a key enzyme in the pathway from glucose to morphine and other opiates has for the first time been successfully expressed in yeast.
Kellie's news stories - "Highly contagious, antibiotic-resistant food poisoning establishes U.S. presence" - "Microbial DNA in human body can be used to identify individuals" - "kittybiome" kickstarter campaign: citizen science project. - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/catbiome/kittybiome-kitty-microbiomes-for-cat-health-and-bi
JD's news stories - First warm-blooded fish discovered - First quasar quartet discovered
A*#(*!& of the Week - Michael LaCour, falsified data and got caught!
Final Word and closing items - This week's shout out - www.biodetectives.co.uk - Great website run by two life science graduates from Oxford University, now working in England and Australia respectively - They've written for several other blogs and have appeared as guests on podcasts - It's a first rate site that has both breadth and depth - www.biodetectives.co.uk - The Blue Streak Science Podcast comes to you from Sonoma County, California and Atlanta, Georgia. - See you again next week! - Goodbye everyone