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EPISODE 7 – Spider Silk Superpowers

Spidey senses tingling? This month on Science Faction, we learn about how spider silk can be used by humans in many strange and unexpected ways. We speak with Utah State University’s Dr. Randy Lewis & BioArt Laboratories’ Jalila Essaïdi about “Spider... Read More
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EPISODE 6 – I Look Like My Mom’s Ex

Dr. Angela Crean from the University of New South Wales Australia tells the Science Faction team about her shocking experiments that reveal that a mom’s previous mating partner can influence the appearance of her future... Read More
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EPISODE 5 – Fish with Feet

This month on Science Faction we visit the laboratory of Dr. Emily Standen at the University of Ottawa to learn about fish that can walk. This story about present-day Polypterus fish walking is actually a... Read More
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EPISODE 4 – Remaking Memory

Have you ever had a bad memory that you wanted to change into something better? This once impossibility is now possible, at least for mice, thanks to research led by Nobel laureate Dr. Susumu Tonegawa of... Read More
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EPISODE 3 – Space Bursts

Strange radio bursts from deep outer space are the subject of this month’s Science Faction episode as we chat with astrophysicist Dr. Victoria Kaspi from McGill University about her team’s amazing discovery and speculate on some... Read More
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EPISODE 2 – Powered Plants

This episode brings us to the chemical engineering laboratory of Dr. Michael Strano of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where a group of scientists has developed a way to integrate microscopic technology into the leaves of plants,... Read More
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EPISODE 1 – Fire Ant Physics

In this episode, the Science Faction team speaks with mechanical engineer and biologist Dr. David Hu from the Georgia Institute of Technology about the fascinating physics of fire ants and how these tiny creatures are... Read More
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A Few Little Exceptions

An exception to every rule! Science Faction takes on the challenge of explaining difficult scientific concepts using only the 1000 most common words… well almost. Here are “A Few Little Exceptions” to our 1000-word rule. Read More
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