TOSP Episode 18: January 23rd 2012

By Aimee Whitcroft 24/01/2012

Hello and welcome, once again, to another episode of TOSP.

This week was anniversary weekend in Wellington, so Elf and aimee recorded the ‘cast on Monday instead of Sunday.  Because it was, well, a long weekend 🙂

And what an interesting ‘cast we think it is!  This week, we feature viewing the Milky Way’s central supermassive black hole, mad new nanofluidic mixing control, making multicellular life, molecular golems and bioethics, a possible hangover cure, science communication from #scio12, intravenous Vitamin C, some very upset Scibloggers, and the Globe at Night Project.  As well as events and some other interesting things…


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Plan hatched to view Milky Way’s black hole heart

Nanofluidics: Neither shaken nor stirred and Mixing subattolitre volumes in a quantitative and highly parallel manner with soft matter nanofluidic

Multicellular Life Evolves in Laboratory

Molecular golems

Hangover cure may be in the herb, says UCLA researcher

Science communication potpourri

Vitamin C as cancer treatment — Sir Paul Callaghan reviews his trial, Why I refuse to be a spectator, What is the Difference Between a Naturopath and a Homeopath?, Getting the facts straight, leeches & health — asking some questions, Steve Novella’s BS detector

Citizen Science — Globe at Night


Other interesting things

To Keep or Kill? Lowly Leap Second Focus of World Debate

Comet’s Death Dive Into Sun Seen in Detail for 1st Time




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