Scientifically Speaking

Cornell University's educational science talk show. Tune in to learn about everything a college student could need to know!

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2016-03-19 19:58
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Spiders (part 2)

Join Shane, Dave, and Zach for another episode on SPIDERS!!! This is part 2 of 2woooooo!!! In this episode: -Spider sex! -Spider families??? -Things that aren’t quite spiders…but close enough -INFINITE KNOWLEDGE Tune in and learn something new!   https...
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Spiders (part 1)

SPIDERS!! Join Dave, Shane, and Zach for an episode about SPIDERS! (part one of two!) Dave is the (extremely excited!) expert for this episode, and we cover a TON of ground! In this episode: -What exactly makes a spider a spider? -SPIDERS DON’T HAVE MU...
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Things Alyssa Knows About (Polymers, Lotion, and Sunscreen)

Join Zach, Dave, and… ALYSSA (not Shane unfortunately😦 ) but yayyyy ALYSSA for a show on THINGS ALYSSA KNOWS ABOUT (so like polymers and sunscreen and stuff) In this episode: -What’s a polymer? -Who cares? -Wait tires, rubber bands, and chewing gum are...
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Join Shane, Zach, Dave, and special guest DOUG as we talk about MUSIC!!!! In this episode: -What is the definition of “music” -How do we tell different instruments/vocals apart? (TIMBRE) -How do musical scales work? -What are some of the differences be...
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Join Zach and Dave with special guest SARAH as we talk about VIRUSES!!! In this episode: -What the heck is a virus? -Where did they come from? -How do they infect us? -What’s going on with the Zika virus?? -WHY ARE VIRUSES SO FRICKIN WEIRD??? Tune in a...
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Climate Change

Join Zach, Dave, and Shane as we talk about CLIMATE CHANGE aka GLOBAL WARMING aka we’re maybe screwed but also we’ll see. In this episode: -What’s the difference between climate and weather?” -What is climate change? -What’s causing climate change? -Ho...
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Join Dave, Shane, Zach, and special guest TAYLOR for good ol’ fun time talking about horrible, terrifying, super cool parasites! Everything is scary and the worst! In this episode: -What kinds of parasites are there? -What are some of the craziest thin...
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Digestion (and Poop!)

Join Dave, Shane, and Zach on Scientifically Speaking, ‘s science talk show, as we talk about DIGESTION! In this episode: -How does digestion work? -POOP? -Is the urinary system part of the digestive system? -What can go wrong? -Why do...
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Join Zach, Dave, and Shane of Scientifically Speaking as we talk about SLEEP! In this episode: -What happens when you sleep? -Why do humans sleep? -What does sleep actually do? -What are dreams? -Are you sleep deprived??? -What are the effects of sleep...
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Join Zach, Dave, and Shane as as we talk about MARS, the reddest planet in our solar system. In this episode: -Why is Mars red? -Why do we want to live on Mars? -Is there really water on Mars? -IS THERE LIFE ON MARS??? -What color is Mars’ sky? Tune in...
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Join Shane, Zach, and Dave as we struggle to describe how light works! In this episode: -Jesus christ, light is freaking hard to describe -it’s soooo non-physical -how does light reflect off of things? -why is glass transparent? -is light a wave or a p...
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Join Zach, Shane, and Dave on Scientifically Speaking as they discuss VACCINES. In this episodeeeeee…… -How does your immune system work? -How do vaccines work? -Are vaccines magic? -Do vaccines cause autism? (hint: NO) -Are vaccines safe? (hint: YES) ...
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Cannabis (Marijuana)

Join Dave, Zach, and Shane of Scientifically Speaking as we talk about the Devil’s Lettuce aka lots of other names for various forms of cannabis! In this episode: -What is part of a cannabis high? -Why does the cannabis high happen? -Is it really true ...
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Join Shane, Dave, Zach, and special guest TAYLOR!!! (and sort of Scott Stapp of Creed) as we talk about SEX! In this episode: -What exactly is sex? -Do animals have sex differently than we do? -How does sex work? -How can you practice safe sex? -What a...
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Join Zach, Dave, and (at least for the last 20 minutes) Shane, the hosts of Scientifically Speaking, as we talk about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)! -Are GMOs actually bad for you? -What's the difference between GMOs and traditional breeding? -...
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Alternative Medicine

Join Zach, Dave, and Shane, the hosts of Scientifically Speaking,'s resident science talk show, to learn about alternative medicine. In this episode, we cover: -Does alternative medicine actually work? -If it does, what can it treat? -...
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Join Shane, Zach and Dave on Scientifically Speaking as we talk about BABIESSSSSS WOOOO and how they learn incredibly well but are dumb too! -How do they learn language? -Can infants actually count things? -When do baba-roonies start learning? -and mas...
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The Earth

Join Dave, Zach, and Shane, the hosts of Scientifically Speaking, as they talk about Earth: -How did the atmosphere form and why is it important? -What the heck is the magnetosphere? -How did the moon get here? -What are the earth's stats? A/S/L https:...
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Join Scientifically Speaking (Shane, Dave, and Zach) as we talk about EVOLUTION! In this episode: -What exactly is natural selection? -Is evolution limited to natural selection? -Why "survival of the fittest" is misunderstood -isn't evolution "just a t...
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Join Scientifically Speaking (Dave, Zach, and Shane) as we talk about our five senses! And our sixth sense. And seventh…did you know there are more than 5 senses?? In this episode we discuss: -How vision works -How smell and taste work, and work togeth...
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The Internet

Listen to us talk about THE INTERNET! (and we go on some fun tangents) In this episode, we talk about: -What happens when you click a link? -How does a router work? -What's the difference between the internet and the world wide web? -Did someone invent...
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Rosetta& Philae

In this episode, we talk about the recent comet landing (AKA the only comet landing ever!). We cover: -What's up with all the weird names of these spacecraft and this comet -Why we care about studying comets (and asteroids and space in general) -What’s...
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In this episode we talk about diets. We cover: -What makes a good diet (including how fat and carbs work, what is ABSOLUTELY essential to your body, and the one thing you should probably never eat) -Why you should eat your vegetables -How you should st...
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Here’s a summary of Scientifically Speaking’s first episode! All the facts about alcohol that people could want to know! Alcohol is a depressant, which means it has effects on the brain that cause you to process things more slowly. Your reaction time i...
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