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Science AF

The OMG, WTF and LMFAOASMP of Science!

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Exploring the OMG, WTF and LMFAOASMP of Science! Actual (computer) scientist and (sometimes) comedy writer Dr. Dave Ciaccio (Not a Doctor) gets in depth and/or wildly tangential about scientific discoveries, stories, theories, truths and rumors, with guest comedians, scientists, correspondents or whomever decides to drop in!


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31: The Science of Self Care with Nicky Urban! Is masturbation healthy? What about soda? How much should we force ourselves to keep healthy habits and how much should we forgive ourselves when we don't?

Comedian Nicky Urban (@tweetsattoilets, The Nicky Urban Show) joins host @daveciaccio to discuss ways we can improve our personal health, including Physical, Psychological, Emotional, Interpersonal, Spiritual and Professional health. Also, how to motivate yourself and how to let yourself relax. What's the difference between a healthy leisure pastime and an addition? Follow us @scienceafpod and visit!  (more...)
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30: The Science of Comedy with Mike Upchurch! What is comedy? Why do we laugh at it? Can you learn to be funny? Is comedy changing, and is it for the better?

Writer Mike Upchurch (Mr Show, The Chris Rock Show, Mad TV) joins Ciaccio (@daveciaccio) to discuss comedy. Including the origins of Sketch Comedy, theories about what what makes things funny and why we laugh at them, and what to make of changes in comedy tones and tastes. Follow @scienceafpod and visit us at!  (more...)
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29: Time Travel Episode with Riley Silverman! Which Time Travel fiction does it best? What would real Time Travel be like? Does China have a Teleporter?

Comedian Riley Silverman (Troubled Waters Podcast, Nerdist, ig: @rileysilverman) travels in time to meet up with host Dave Ciaccio and get deep into the sci-fi and fantasy of Time, including Dr Who, Back To The Future, Terminator, Primer, Looper, Timecop, Avengers: Endgame and much more! For more check out and follow @scienceafpod, or Science AF on twitter.  (more...)

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Continued sea-level rise on East and Gulf coasts detailed

Nearly all non-Alaskan West Coast tide stations also saw higher seas

Researchers at William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science have issued the first annual update of their sea level "report cards," marking 50 years of water-level observations from 1969 through 2018.   (more...)
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A world without clouds? Hardly clear, climate scientists say

Low sheets of marine clouds

Could the sheets of gray clouds that hang low over the ocean disappear suddenly in a warming world? Yes, if you believe a study published yesterday in Nature Geoscience—and the amplifying media coverage of it.    (more...)
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Earth may be 140 years away from reaching carbon levels not seen in 56 million years

Total human carbon dioxide emissions could match those of Earth's last major greenhouse warming event in fewer than five generations, new research finds. A new study finds humans are pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere at a rate nine to 10 times higher than the greenhouse gas was emitted during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), a global warming event that occurred roughly 56 million years ago.   (more...)

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