Episode 34 - Themes for 2017 - Communication

This week I ramble about the need for level-headed communication for a functional society, and ponder why it's so hard to do, including science communication.
Also, lots of medical news from Earth and space about stem cells and genetics.
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- Stephen R. Covey


Medical news of stem cell and genetic treatments

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(Ricardo Carrasco III)
Stem Cells for Paralasys
Leukemia treatment

NASA's Twin Study

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(Robert Markowitz)
Some links about science and communication I referenced for the show
http://www.sciencealert.com/researchers-have-figured-out-what-makes-people-reject-science-and-it-s-not-ignorance
http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2017/01/relearning-how-write?utm_source=sciencemagazine&utm_medium=facebook-text&utm_campaign=howtowrite-10682
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-convince-someone-when-facts-fail/
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/illusion-chasers/the-delusion-of-alternative-facts/?WT.mc_id=SA_FB_POLE_BLOG

Some science news sources I think are the best at reporting and writing
https://www.scientificamerican.com/
http://www.sciencemag.org/
http://www.livescience.com/
https://phys.org/
http://www.universetoday.com/
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Episode 33 - Themes for 2017 - Understanding Science - Consensus

This week I offer an overview of scientific consensus - what it is, and why we should accept it.

And in the news: Vantablack, and mud on Mars



Vantablack

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(Surrey NanoSystems)

Mud on Mars

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(NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)

Scientific Consensus



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(Randal Monroe/XKCD)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_consensus
https://futurism.com/what-is-scientific-consensus/
http://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2016/06/24/what-does-scientific-consensus-mean/#560ae2c1377f
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Episode 32 - The NeoShield-2 Project

This week I talk to Albert Falke and Line Drube of the European Commission's NeoShield-2 project. We discuss the scope of the NeoShield project from technical challenges to the science of asteroids.



NeoShield-2

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(NeoShield)
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Episode 31 - Themes for 2017 - Jobs

In a more philosophical tone I'll be bringing you a number of shows setting themes and things to think about in the upcoming year. This week, more thought on jobs and the future of work, and what it means to our own meaning.

Also, new missions from NASA



NASA's new missions

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(RI and SSL-Peter Rubin- artist's concept)

More thoughts on the future of work, some links to read up on.

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(Getty Images)

http://bigthink.com/philip-perry/47-of-jobs-in-the-next-25-years-will-disappear-according-to-oxford-university
http://www.businessinsider.com/david-graeber-jobs-should-disappear-2016-12
https://futurism.com/new-report-predicts-over-100000-legal-jobs-would-be-lost-to-technological-automation/
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/making-sense/column-need-say-goodbye-work/
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-03/caught-tape-how-robots-are-taking-over-amazon
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2008/sep/01/economics
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