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Why Do Roots Grow Downward?

On today’s episode: Wouldn’t it be great to slap on a sticker when you needed an ultrasound? The Earth is losing it’s patience with all this 24 hour orbiting stuff. And we dig deep on why roots grow down. All that and more today on All Around Science. LINKS:...

James Webb Space Roundoup

On today’s episode: Despite smacking their faces into trees, woodpeckers don’t get concussions. If low serotonin isn’t a cause of depression, what does that mean? So much science coming out of the james webb space telescope. Let’s talk about it! All that and more...

Cicada Brood Swarms

On today’s episode: You’re probably going to need to keep getting your COVID boosters for a while Scientists have figured out how to boil water more efficiently! And we talk about the long, strange life of periodical cicadas. All that and more today on All Around...

Quantum Particles and the LHC

On today’s episode: Light pollution isn’t just hiding stars, it’s making plants bloom sooner. Why do people live so very long? Let’s shrink down to the quantum realm and talk about particle physics. All that and more today on All Around Science. LINKS: [ARTICLE] Light...

Colorblind Vision

On today’s episode: This bank has an unusual deposit. It’s poop.  A new giant bacteria was discovered that challenges what scientists thought was possible. And we talk about the science of colourblindess. All that and more today on All Around Science. LINKS:...

Traffic Science

On today’s episode: Polar bears in Greenland are looking to the land to find their food. A fantastic tortoise might not be extinct after all! Let’s talk about the science of traffic! All that and more today on All Around Science. LINKS: [ARTICLE] Unexpected polar...

The Black Death – Origins

On today’s episode: Always look on the bright side of life…that might make it longer! Some good news about the omicron variant and long covid. And we talk about the origins of the Black Death. All that and more today on All Around Science. LINKS: [ARTICLE]...

Air Conditioning Climate Impact

On today’s episode: Did Google create a sentient AI chatbot that will soon Ultron us out of existence? Could we make an insecticide that would only kill mosquitoes? Add your air conditioner and refrigerator to the list of climate change culprits, we need to talk about...

Our Senses (the extra ones)

On today’s episode: Who killed the megalodons? It might have been great white sharks. James Webb Space Telescope got hit by a rock! And we talk about our many, hidden senses. All that and more today on All Around Science. LINKS: [ARTICLE] Great white sharks may...

Science-Based Gun Policy

On today’s episode: Ancient giraffe cousins were really into headbutting. Kids’ mental health outcomes could worsen when they consume too little digital media. We talk to Stanford professor Dr. John Donohue about the scientific evidence that exists about gun violence...