Frank’s Geekery Episode 3: Spreading Science Literacy, and a Visit to Kennedy Space Center

In this week’s episode, we talk about what you can do as a citizen to promote science literacy in the US, and around the world. We’ll also show you the latest at Kennedy Space Center’s visitor center, where they’re kicking off their “Summer of Mars” program.

As always we start with a review of the week’s science news, including:

Links mentioned in this episode:

The Planetary Society
The National Center for Science Education
StarTalk

Music licensed from SoundDogs, images from iStock.com.

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Frank’s Geekery Episode 2: Dealing with Science Deniers

In our second episode of Frank’s Geekery, we’ll tackle the subject of science deniers. What do you do when you’re confronted with a flat-Earther, a moon landing denier, or someone who thinks scientists are all part of an evil conspiracy?

We’ll go there, after reviewing the week’s science and technology news:

  • New LIGO detection of gravitational waves from colliding black holes that may date back to the Big Bang
  • Reconstructing faces directly from brain cells
  • Saturn’s moon Enceladus was flipped on its side
  • Arianespace sets a new record for the heaviest and most expensive commercial payload
  • The world’s biggest aircraft gets rolled out of its hangar for the first time
  • DNA recovered from ancient Egyptian mummies

Frank’s Geekery: Episode 1

Welcome to our very first video and audio podcast! Every week, we’ll cover the latest science and technology news, and science fiction fandom isn’t off-limits either. In this episode, we’ll talk about:

  • Tabby’s Star, or the “WTF” Star is at it again – is it really an alien superstructure?
  • Can Bitcoin save the planet?
  • Google’s AlphaGo beats the best player in the world
  • How do flamingos sleep on one leg?
  • Is chocolate really good for your heart?
  • The world’s most sensitive dark matter detector is on-line
  • Disney World’s Pandora – The World of Avatar is open
  • Findings from the Juno mission at Jupiter
  • Report from the Megacon convention in Orlando

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