JD Goodwin and the Blue Streak Science Team freely and without excessive coercion bring the you the latest science news, commentary, games, interviews, soundscapes and the occasional burst of inappropriate laughter. Join us every Thursday…because it's the right thing to do. Oh, and follow the science!

063: Introducing Cheddar Man!

Seriously, Cheddar Man?  What's next, Homo hummus? How about Jazz Man? We had a lovely science session today and talked about the aforementioned Fromage Fellow as well as how tree rings can be studied to determine future wildfire risk. In the Climate Tom Di Liberto tells us about what may be lurking in the melting...

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062: Wine and Woodpeckers!

Enjoy that glass or two of Cabernet. More evidence keeps coming in that wine, in moderation, is beneficial to human health. Besides, is there anything more sublime with that tarragon rainbow trout than a nice flinty Sancerre? No. The correct answer is no!

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061: New Blood Test for Cancer, and so much more!

Slowly getting back in the podcasting groove. Sophie and JD rant and rave about the latest science news, as Tom is calm, cool, and collected while discussing the natural disasters of 2017. How does he do it?

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060: From the Ashes We Rise

In the very early hours of 9 October, 2017 the Tubbs Fire raced down from the Mayacamas Mountains and destroyed my neighborhood, including our home of 21 years in beautiful Santa Rosa, California. My wife and I escaped with our dog Amy, and not much more. When we were finally able to return a few weeks later there was nothing to salvage. Our home, and everything in it was incinerated.

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059: Interview with Dr. Milan Chheda – Targeting Brain Cancer with the Zika Virus

The Zika virus has been quietly moving across Africa, Asia, and the Pacific for decades. But what if we could turn the worst aspects of this virus and direct them toward killing cancer cells? In a paper published earlier this month in the Journal of Experimental Medicine it seems researchers have done just that. Here to talk with us about this exciting research is one of the senior co-authors of that paper, Dr. Milan Chheda, from the Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis.

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058: Museum Wars, Snow Leopards, Ig Nobel Awards, and Environmental Justice

A very full episode today. We bid farewell to Cassini. We hardly knew ye. A silly war of tweets between the Science Museum and The Natural History Museum gave us an excuse to hurl some oneupmanship at one another. Environmental justice was the topic of the week in the Climate Lounge. The competition is fierce...

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The most dangerous group of science communicators never assembled in one place!

Sophie McManus, host of the Blue Streak Science Podcast.

Sophie McManus

Sophie is a Ph.D. student, British Heart Foundation, at St. Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge, England.

Nevena Hristozova

Nevena Hristozova

Nevena is a last year grad student in Vrije Universiteit Brussel, in Brussels, Belgium. She has always been fascinated with the advances of Biotechnology and biological engineering.

Tom Di Liberto

Tom Di Liberto

Tom (@TDiLiberto) is a meteorologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center and a science writer at NOAA’s Climate.gov.

J.D. Goodwin, host of the Blue Streak Science Podcast.

JD Goodwin

J.D. is a recently retired enologist (wine science) from California with way too much time on his hands. He has also done research in vascular cell biology, and operated a birding tour company.

Chris MacAlister, host of the Blue Streak Science Podcast

Chris MacAlister

Chris is a graduate in Zoology from the University of Liverpool. He is currently a lab technician and quality manager of a Veterinary Microbiology Laboratory. Inspired by his daughter, Chris created the blog, www.matildaslab.wordpress.com.

Amrita Sule, host of Blue Streak Science Podcast

Amrita Sule

Amrita is currently a Postdoctoral Associate at Yale University, and is studying therapeutic targeting of DNA repair proteins in cancer. When not in lab you'll find Amrita doing science outreach or hiking or drinking wine on my couch watching TV.