Episode 64 – A Visit with Science Olympiad

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL65.mp3 In our final show of the season, we talk with Dr. Gerard J. Putz (President of Science Olympiad) and Jennifer Kopach (Marketing Director) about the Science Olympiad National Tournament to be hosted on May 20-21 by the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Listen and learn how Science Olympiad has changed and continues to be one of the premiere science […]

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Episode 63 – ThinkGeek and Re-purposing Electronics

This week we talk with Shane Peterman, PR Manager at ThinkGeek.com.  In March, ThinkGeek introduced “Take These Broken Things“, a program where they were thinking* about sending boxes of broken stuff to deserving groups (like a school technology lab or a FIRST Robotics team). http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL63.mp3   We talk with Shane about the program, re-purposing electronics, and about the products available […]

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Episode 62 – The Sitcom Experiment

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL62.mp3   Bill Prady, Executive Producer and co-creator of the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, joins us to talk about one of our favorite science shows. Links: The Big Bang Theory on CBS The Big Bang Theory (IMDB) Follow Bill Prady on Twitter Bill Prady on Facebook The Biog Blog Theory (David Saltsberg) David Saltzberg (UCLA Physics) Interview with […]

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Episode 61 – Google’s Global Science Fair

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL61.mp3   For episode 61, we talk with Google’s Cristin Frodella about the Google Global Science Fair 2011. In partnership with CERN, the LEGO Group, National Geographic and Scientific American, Google has created an exciting new global science competition to help celebrate young scientific talent and engage students in science. Learn how to submit a project, then later to see […]

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Episode 60 – Paleontology: Adventure with a Purpose

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL60.mp3   For episode 60, we talk about Paleontology with Dr. Paul Sereno.  Dr. Sereno is a world-renowned paleontologist and Professor of Organismal Biology & Anatomy at the University of Chicago.  He joins us to talk about what’s new in the field of paleontology. Links: paulsereno.org Project Exploration Paul Sereno – University of Chicago Experts Paul Sereno, National Geographic Explorer […]

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Episode 59 – The Courage to Teach

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL59.mp3   This week we discuss evolution education with Dr. Eric Plutzer, co-author of “Defeating Creationism in the Courtroom, But Not in the Classroom” – a recently published article in Science Magazine.  Dr. Plutzer discusses the paper, and what the results reveal about how much evolution is actually being taught in biology classrooms across the nation. The Cautious 60: The […]

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Episode 58 – Exploring New Worlds with Kepler

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL58.mp3   This week we talk with Dr. Natalie Batalha, co-investigator of NASA’s Kepler Team. Dr. Batalha talks to us about her love of science (especially physics), the Kepler mission, and the discovery of planet Kepler 10b. Links: Dr. Natalie Batalha, co-investigator of the Kepler Team Dr. Natalie Batalha, San Jose State University Bay Area Native Takes Road Less Traveled […]

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Episode 57 – Preventing Bad Science in the Classroom

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL57.mp3   Finishing our UK tour, we talk with Dr. Ben Goldacre, author of Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks and Big Pharma Flacks.  Dr. Goldacre talks to us about interpreting scientific results, the tricks used to deceive us, and how science teachers might combat bad science in the classroom. badscience.net Bad Science Column at guardian.co.uk Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks and Big […]

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Episode 56 – More Chemistry Videos from the PTOV

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL56.mp3   To kick off the International Year of Chemistry, we talk with Dr. Martyn Poliakoff and Dr. Samantha Tang from The Periodic Table of Videos.  Having completed all videos for all 118 elements, the team is working on updating every element video, while adding other videos such as molecular videos and chemical definition videos.  Drs. Poliakoff and Tang talk […]

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Episode 55 – Science Comedian Brian Malow

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL55.mp3   This week we talk (and laugh with) Brian Malow – a science comedian and video correspondent for Time Magazine’s website.  Malow talks to us about about science and comedy, communicating science, and even lesson planning. See you next year!  Lab Out Loud will return in 2011 on January 10. Links: ScienceComedian.com TIME Video Essays by Brian Malow Insect […]

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Episode 54 – The Encyclopedia of Life

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL54.mp3   Originally imagined by Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson as “…an electronic page for each species of organism on Earth…”, The Encyclopedia of Life is a free, online, collaborative encyclopedia intended to document every living species known to science. It is compiled from existing databases and from contributions by experts and non-experts throughout the world. This week we talk with […]

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Episode 53 – Science We Can Learn

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL53.mp3   This week we talk with Daniel M. Carchidi (Publication Director) and Dr. Natalie Kuldell (instructor) about MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW).  OCW is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content, open and available to the world. How do you learn science? Join the conversation at www.laboutloud.com to share your favorite classes, media sources, or other ways to learn […]

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Episode 52 – Science We Can Read About

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL52.mp3     This week we discuss our favorite science books and talk to author Sam Kean. Sam discusses the periodic table, scientific discovery and storytelling in his new book The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements.  What science books do you read? Join […]

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Episode 51 – Science We Can Blog About

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL51.mp3   This week we discuss our favorite science blogs and talk to Rhett Allain – an Associate Professor of physics at Southeastern Louisiana University.  Rhett discusses science teaching and his popular blog Dot Physics, at www.wired.com/wiredscience/dotphysics. What science blogs do you follow?  Join the conversation at laboutloud.com to share your favorite science blogs and websites. Want to setup an […]

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Episode 50 – Science We Can Watch

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL50.mp3   This week we discuss our favorite new science shows and talk to Mythbuster Kari Byron about her new show Head Rush on The Science Channel.  Airing after school and Saturdays, Head Rush provides a commercial free hour of MythBusters mashups. What science do you watch?  Comment below and share your favorite science TV shows, internet clips or other […]

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Episode 49 – Science We Can Listen To

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/LOL49.mp3   Lab Out Loud kicks off its fourth season with an interview from John Linnell of “They Might Be Giants”.  John talks to us about science and music with their recent album (CD & DVD) “Here Comes Science”. What science do you listen to?  Comment below and share your favorite science songs, podcasts or other science ear candy. Join […]

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