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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 14, 2016


Diagonal banded sweetlip. Great barrier reef. Queensland
Diagonal banded sweetlip. Great barrier reef. Queensland

On Monday morning, 9 May we launched the Science Café on the Blab live streaming platform.

Three days per week I’m going to cam up on Blab with a cup of coffee and the most recent copies of science magazines and journals and talk about the latest news in the world of science.

Essentially, the Science Café has 3 parts:

  • keep the audience up to date on what’s going on with the Blue Streak Streak Science Podcast
  • share science news and to decide which stories would be a good fit for the next episode
  • play the What The Hell Was That game with a live audience

Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays at 7:00AM Pacific

What The Hell Was That?

BovineBob from Bristol, England got the answer correct! And he wasn't the only one, but he was the first one. Congratulations, BovineBob!

How did our crack team of science professionals do? Let's not talk about that, okay? :)

Heart Reef Great Barrier Reef, Whitsundays Australia
Great Barrier Reef, Whitsundays Australia

Blue Streak Science News

Special News Item

If you are interested in learning more about the Great Barrier Reef, or opposing the Carmichael mine, there is a petition led by the Wangan and Jagalingou people in Queensland's Galilee basin.

Petition: Stop Adani Destroying Our Land and Our Culture

Also check out Fight For The Reef  and Greenpeace, which is also leading a campaign against the mine.

Don't think petitions can work? 180,000 people in Germany signed a petition which stopped Deutschbank investing in the mine, so if you care about this issue, it doesn't matter where you are in the world! Of course, if you're in Australia, your voice may count for more.

False Positive, the science game with the scary name!

This weeks winner is Ivy! Way to go!

Shout-outs and Acknowledgments

New scientific discoveries are happening all the time - fascinating developments which will change the future of the human race. But how often are you given the chance to really understand how these discoveries are made and what they mean?

The Pint of Science Festival sees some of world’s best scientific researchers and science communicators go to pubs in cities around the globe to discuss their latest findings with you. This is your chance to get face-to-face with the people involved in carrying out current research. You can listen to them talk, join in games and quizzes, or just enjoy a chat over a pint.

 The festival runs from the 23rd to the 25th May 2016 in 60 cities across 12 different countries - including Australia! Check out the Events pages to find out more about Pint of Science happenings across the country.

This episode of Blue Streak Science Podcast comes to you from Santa Rosa, California; Sydney, Australia; Cambridge, England; and Atlanta, Georgia.