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Give a scientist a beer and listen to what happens! This podcast presents live presentations from real scientists on topics from neuroscience to animal mating behavior. Recorded at Science on Tap events in Portland, OR, and Vancouver, WA, the episodes strike a balance between detailed explanations of science and being entertaining for everyone.

Latest Episodes

X-Rays and Plant Biology

Do you like to eat, drink, wear clothes, have medicines, and breathe oxygen? If so, thank plants! Keith Duncan from the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center describes how to use X-rays to study plants so we can grow more of them on less land, with less water and fewer pesticides and fertilizers. For the images and animations, visit: https://tinyurl.com/XraysPlantBiology Visit www.ScienceOnTapORWA.com for info on events. Thanks to Jonathan Coulton for the use of his song "Mandelbrot Set".

66 MIN1 w ago
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X-Rays and Plant Biology

Cannabis and the Opioid Crisis

Neuroscientist Adie Wilson-Poe, PhD,talks about exciting research into how cannabis can be used alongside or in place of opioids to manage long-term pain and addiction. Visit www.ScienceOnTapORWA.com for info on events. Thanks to Jonathan Coulton for the use of his song "Mandelbrot Set".

75 MIN3 w ago
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Cannabis and the Opioid Crisis

Death and the Afterlife

It's October, so it's time for some spooky tales of Science is Stranger Than Fiction: Death and the Afterlife with Dr. Leslie New from WSU Vancouver. Content warning: lots of discussion of dead bodies, murder, trepanning (pre-historic brain surgery), anatomical models, mummies, grave robbing, books made of human skin, and many of the exhibits in the Mutter Museum. Thanks to Jonathan Coulton for the use of his song "Mandelbrot Set" as our theme music.

66 MINOCT 8
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Death and the Afterlife

The Lives of Bees

Bees are dying at alarming rates, but what can we do? Dr. Thomas Seeley has some ideas. In this episode he talks about his latest book "The Lives of Bees: The Untold Story of the Honey Bee in the Wild" and how studying wild bees could give beekeepers some insight on how to fight back against colony collapse. He spoke in Portland at the Alberta Rose Theatre while on his book tour in May 2019. Thanks to Jonathan Coulton for the use of his song "Mandelbrot Set" as our theme music.

46 MINSEP 25
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The Lives of Bees

Memory and the Neuroscience of Addiction

Humans naturally seek out novelty and new experiences, and for some people that can lead to drug addiction. In this episode, neuroscientist Dr. Barbara Sorg talks about what happens in the brain when we have new experiences, evidence showing that drug addiction is a chronic brain disease, and how understanding the neuroscience of memories might help treat addiction. Thanks to Jonathan Coulton for the use of his song "Mandelbrot Set" as our theme music.

47 MINSEP 9
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Memory and the Neuroscience of Addiction

The Nature Fix

Can being in nature make us better? What is forest bathing, how can recess improve student behavior, and can 5 minutes outside really make a difference in your mood? Hear science writer Florence Williams talk about her book"The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative"and get somescientific encouragement to go outside. Recorded in March 2018. Visit ScienceOnTapORWA.org for event info. Sound: Graham Tully and Stephen Perry Theme song: Mandelbrot Set by Jonathan Coult

65 MINAUG 27
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The Nature Fix

An Animal’s Guide to Dating Success

Have you ever wondered how animals find and impress that special someone? From crazy dances to unanticipated sex changes, animals have some unusual strategies for attracting and keeping their mates. Join Dr. Allison Coffin, Associate Professor of Neuroscience at WSU Vancouver, as she describes the unusual dating lives of birds, fish, and other animals. Bird recording credits: Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Dr. Gail Patricelli. Theme song: Mandelbrot Set by Jonathan Coulton.

48 MINAUG 14
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An Animal’s Guide to Dating Success

Timefulness: Geology and Climate Change

We need all the tools we can find to fight climate change, and geologist Dr. Marcia Bjornerud offers some new perspective and insight. In this episode she talks about her book Timefulness:How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World, and suggests that shifting our viewpoint to understand the deep geologic past can help us understand the harm we're doing to the planet in the present. Thanks to Jonathan Coulton for the use of his song Mandelbrot Set as our theme music.

52 MINJUL 16
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Timefulness: Geology and Climate Change

Ep. 20: Aroused

Hormones don't just control things like puberty or sex; they control SO much more about our bodies, including sleep, metabolism, hunger, and the fight-or-flight response. Find out more about hormones in this talk by Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH about her book Aroused:The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything. This talk was recorded in July 2018 and the paperback version of the book was just released in June 2019. Here's the link to the Highlights of Hormone History Videoa.k.a. the rooster testicle experiment. Aroused was included as aScience News: best book of 2018 Also, follow Randi on Twitter. ******** Want to come to an event? Visit www.ScienceOnTapORWA.org for more info. Thanks to Graham Tully and Stephen Perry for sound production. As always, a final thanks toJonathan Coulton for the use of his song Mandelbrot Set as our theme music.

57 MINJUN 24
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Ep. 20: Aroused

Ep. 19: Yes I'm Really A Doctor

If you're a woman or you're someone who has ever been treated by a female medical professional, you should listen to this episode on the topic ofYes, I’m Really A Doctor: How Equity Eludes Women in Medicine and Scienceby Esther Choo, MD MPH. She is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at OHSU, Founder of Equity Quotient,and is a nationally recognized expert in gender bias in medicine. She's also fierce on Twitter. ******** Want to come to an event? Visit www.ScienceOnTapORWA.org for more info. Thanks to Graham Tully and Stephen Perry for sound production. As always, a final thanks toJonathan Coulton for the use of his song Mandelbrot Set as our theme music.

70 MINJUN 10
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Ep. 19: Yes I'm Really A Doctor

Latest Episodes

X-Rays and Plant Biology

Do you like to eat, drink, wear clothes, have medicines, and breathe oxygen? If so, thank plants! Keith Duncan from the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center describes how to use X-rays to study plants so we can grow more of them on less land, with less water and fewer pesticides and fertilizers. For the images and animations, visit: https://tinyurl.com/XraysPlantBiology Visit www.ScienceOnTapORWA.com for info on events. Thanks to Jonathan Coulton for the use of his song "Mandelbrot Set".

66 MIN1 w ago
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X-Rays and Plant Biology

Cannabis and the Opioid Crisis

Neuroscientist Adie Wilson-Poe, PhD,talks about exciting research into how cannabis can be used alongside or in place of opioids to manage long-term pain and addiction. Visit www.ScienceOnTapORWA.com for info on events. Thanks to Jonathan Coulton for the use of his song "Mandelbrot Set".

75 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Cannabis and the Opioid Crisis

Death and the Afterlife

It's October, so it's time for some spooky tales of Science is Stranger Than Fiction: Death and the Afterlife with Dr. Leslie New from WSU Vancouver. Content warning: lots of discussion of dead bodies, murder, trepanning (pre-historic brain surgery), anatomical models, mummies, grave robbing, books made of human skin, and many of the exhibits in the Mutter Museum. Thanks to Jonathan Coulton for the use of his song "Mandelbrot Set" as our theme music.

66 MINOCT 8
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Death and the Afterlife

The Lives of Bees

Bees are dying at alarming rates, but what can we do? Dr. Thomas Seeley has some ideas. In this episode he talks about his latest book "The Lives of Bees: The Untold Story of the Honey Bee in the Wild" and how studying wild bees could give beekeepers some insight on how to fight back against colony collapse. He spoke in Portland at the Alberta Rose Theatre while on his book tour in May 2019. Thanks to Jonathan Coulton for the use of his song "Mandelbrot Set" as our theme music.

46 MINSEP 25
Comments
The Lives of Bees

Memory and the Neuroscience of Addiction

Humans naturally seek out novelty and new experiences, and for some people that can lead to drug addiction. In this episode, neuroscientist Dr. Barbara Sorg talks about what happens in the brain when we have new experiences, evidence showing that drug addiction is a chronic brain disease, and how understanding the neuroscience of memories might help treat addiction. Thanks to Jonathan Coulton for the use of his song "Mandelbrot Set" as our theme music.

47 MINSEP 9
Comments
Memory and the Neuroscience of Addiction

The Nature Fix

Can being in nature make us better? What is forest bathing, how can recess improve student behavior, and can 5 minutes outside really make a difference in your mood? Hear science writer Florence Williams talk about her book"The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative"and get somescientific encouragement to go outside. Recorded in March 2018. Visit ScienceOnTapORWA.org for event info. Sound: Graham Tully and Stephen Perry Theme song: Mandelbrot Set by Jonathan Coult

65 MINAUG 27
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The Nature Fix

An Animal’s Guide to Dating Success

Have you ever wondered how animals find and impress that special someone? From crazy dances to unanticipated sex changes, animals have some unusual strategies for attracting and keeping their mates. Join Dr. Allison Coffin, Associate Professor of Neuroscience at WSU Vancouver, as she describes the unusual dating lives of birds, fish, and other animals. Bird recording credits: Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Dr. Gail Patricelli. Theme song: Mandelbrot Set by Jonathan Coulton.

48 MINAUG 14
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An Animal’s Guide to Dating Success

Timefulness: Geology and Climate Change

We need all the tools we can find to fight climate change, and geologist Dr. Marcia Bjornerud offers some new perspective and insight. In this episode she talks about her book Timefulness:How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World, and suggests that shifting our viewpoint to understand the deep geologic past can help us understand the harm we're doing to the planet in the present. Thanks to Jonathan Coulton for the use of his song Mandelbrot Set as our theme music.

52 MINJUL 16
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Timefulness: Geology and Climate Change

Ep. 20: Aroused

Hormones don't just control things like puberty or sex; they control SO much more about our bodies, including sleep, metabolism, hunger, and the fight-or-flight response. Find out more about hormones in this talk by Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH about her book Aroused:The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything. This talk was recorded in July 2018 and the paperback version of the book was just released in June 2019. Here's the link to the Highlights of Hormone History Videoa.k.a. the rooster testicle experiment. Aroused was included as aScience News: best book of 2018 Also, follow Randi on Twitter. ******** Want to come to an event? Visit www.ScienceOnTapORWA.org for more info. Thanks to Graham Tully and Stephen Perry for sound production. As always, a final thanks toJonathan Coulton for the use of his song Mandelbrot Set as our theme music.

57 MINJUN 24
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Ep. 20: Aroused

Ep. 19: Yes I'm Really A Doctor

If you're a woman or you're someone who has ever been treated by a female medical professional, you should listen to this episode on the topic ofYes, I’m Really A Doctor: How Equity Eludes Women in Medicine and Scienceby Esther Choo, MD MPH. She is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at OHSU, Founder of Equity Quotient,and is a nationally recognized expert in gender bias in medicine. She's also fierce on Twitter. ******** Want to come to an event? Visit www.ScienceOnTapORWA.org for more info. Thanks to Graham Tully and Stephen Perry for sound production. As always, a final thanks toJonathan Coulton for the use of his song Mandelbrot Set as our theme music.

70 MINJUN 10
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Ep. 19: Yes I'm Really A Doctor
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