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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!

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. -
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 - - 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 - - The Blue Streak Science Podcast comes to you from Sonoma County, California and Atlanta, Georgia. - See you again next week! - Goodbye everyone