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Science... sort of

May 30, 2011

00:00:00 - The show begins with the Paleopals discussing a story that sounds too good to be true. Namely that the interaction of river and sea can be used as a safe, nonpolluting form of power, but can the work be understood? Therein lies the rub.

00:23:06 - Jacob is teetotaling while in training, Ryan takes it back to...

May 25, 2011

00:00:00 - Julia Saltz joins the Paleopals Ryan, Patrick, Charlie and Kelly to finally figure out this genetics nonsense. The first part of the conversation focuses, as much as the show ever focuses, on Hox genes. Listen to find out why they're considered the dinosaurs of genetics.

00:24:17 - Rotten fruit isn't all bad....

May 19, 2011

00:00:00 - Crocodiles confuse even the best of biologists. Morphology, genetics and taxonomy collide as the Paleopals start the Gainesville show off with the wrong kind of reptile when discussing a new story of crocodile distribution and evolution.

00:14:42 - Patrick got something special for this. Cork special. Charlie...

May 10, 2011

00:00:00 - This week the Paleopals are feeling Cuckoo for SCIENCE! Literally. Part of their parasitic ponderings are due to the newest Paleopal Kelly Weinersmith! Everyone say hi! Once she's properly introduced the discussion covers cuckoo basics, cuckoo benefits,cuckoo mafias, and sneaky host evolution.

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May 2, 2011

00:00:00 - Friend of the show and fellow podcaster Brian Dunning returns after a long absence to talk about the details of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant problems in Japan. Plus why exactly radiation is bad for us, and what the crisis in Japan means for the future of nuclear energy.

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