The Conduct Science Podcast
Apocalypse: Zombies

Apocalypse: Zombies

June 9, 2021

This week on The Conduct Science Podcast, join Mitch and Tom as they stare down the zombie apocalypse! In the third instalment of the Apocalypse series the boys look at the famed zombie scenario and break down the science behind it. What are zombies in the first place and where did they originate human culture? The boys tick off their favourite zombie films and some that you should definitely check out if you haven't seen yet. After that Tom introduces the science of zombies talking about zombie plants, people, and viruses! Mitch takes us on a creepy tour of zombie ants and spiders. But the big question is could these transfer over to humans? Are zombies actually possible?! Check it out here! Music: WhiteBatAudio.com

Apocalypse: Robots

Apocalypse: Robots

June 2, 2021

This week on The Conduct Science Podcast, join Mitch and Tom as they stare down the robot apocalypse! Yes, continuing their apocalypse theme, this week they discuss just how likely it might actually be for robots to take over humanity. Decades ago they predicted 2005, then 2030, now is it sooner or later?! The boys start out with their favourite robot movies then moving into robotic automation taking over various industries and how this could help humanity in the long run. But will our convenience be our downfall? Mitch tests Tom on robot parts and also teaches us all about AI, learning, and deep learning. To round things out Tom takes us back to the year 1999, with Y2K looming over our heads, was it all a hoax or was there a significant problem faced by the fact computers couldn't represent the year 2000 as a date? Find out here! Music: WhiteBatAudio.com

Apocalypse: Aliens

Apocalypse: Aliens

May 26, 2021

This week on The Conduct Science Podcast, join Mitch and Tom as they enter the world of the alien apocalypse! What would actually happen if aliens turned up with the intent to harvest or invade Earth and what is the science behind it? Mitch takes us down the route of War of the Worlds. What are EMPs and how do we combat them? Would you be able to survive in a world decimated by aliens? Tom explores the biology and genetics of rebuilding the human population. We often see two people are left to repopulate the world, but how realistic is that? The boys talk about ways humans might try to survive and, if the aliens leave or are defeated, how we might rebuild as a human race. Catch us next week in our apocalypse month! Music: WhiteBatAudio.com

Corals

Corals

May 19, 2021

This week on The Conduct Science Podcast, join Mitch and Tom as they explore the awesome, and maybe slightly weird, world of corals! As per usual the boys start off with some news, Tom got a bit carried away this week so apologies in advance! Finally getting into corals the boys explore exactly what they are in the first place! Plants? Animals? Both? Interesting there are a few types of coral reefs that form in different ways and a few different types of corals themselves! Lastly get ready to learn about threats to corals and reefs and what we can do to protect them! Remember, you have the marine biologist's approval to slap rocks out of people's hands ;) Music: WhiteBatAudio.com

Ice Ages

Ice Ages

May 12, 2021

This week on The Conduct Science Podcast, join Mitch and Tom as they explore the frozen expanses of ice ages. What classifies an ice age, how long do they last, how do they start in the first place? Did you know we are technically still in the same ice age in which woolly mammoths roamed the Earth?! Mitch explains Milankovitch cycles and other possible causes for ice ages while time takes us through the major ice ages in Earth's history. With a lot of interesting tangents along the way join us for this cool episode ;) Music: WhiteBatAudio.com 

Dreams

Dreams

May 5, 2021

This week on The Conduct Science Podcast, join Mitch and Tom as they delve into the world of dreams! The boys start off in tangent city with news and facts related to dreaming (or not as well) but soon get back on track. So, what are dreams in the first place and why when we close our eyes to sleep are we transported off to strange, illogical, or downright scary lands? There are many theories from memory consolidation to they mean nothing at all, but what do you think? Lastly, they boys pick apart daydreaming, discuss its origins and uses, and reveal how their daydreaming habits affect their lives. Music: WhiteBatAudio.com

Endangered Species

Endangered Species

April 28, 2021

This week on The Conduct Science Podcast, Mitch and Tom take a look at endangered species! What and why are species considered endangered and who gets to make that decision? The IUCN Red List denotes those species that we should pay close attention to, but how do species make it on and off the list, and how do governments use that list? Mitch takes a look at the main reasons that cause population decline and Tom takes a look at the different strategies that can be used to help conserve populations. Do you think that its ethical to abandon some species to extinction in an effort to save others? Join the debate with #ConductScience. Music: WhiteBatAudio.com

Microfibers with Dr. Barbara Martinez and Krystle Moody Wood (Interview)

Microfibers with Dr. Barbara Martinez and Krystle Moody Wood (Interview)

April 23, 2021

This time on The Conduct Science Podcast, Tom and Mitch are joined by two amazing guests: Dr. Barbara Martinez from Conservation XLabs and Krystle Moody Wood from Materevolve! Join them as they discuss the very important issue of microfibre and microplastic pollution! How is the fashion industry responsible for polluting the environment through the clothes we wear? what are they doing about it? What can we at home do to reduce the amount our clothes affect the environment around us? Think you have an innovative solution to this worldwide problem? Then check out https://conservationxlabs.com/microfibers for your chance to win part of a $650,000 prize! What do you have to lose? Nothing! So check it out. Music: WhiteBatAudio.com

Microplastics

Microplastics

April 21, 2021

This week on The Conduct Science Podcast, join Mitch and Tom as they explore microplastics and pollution! In preparation for our amazing interview with Barbara Martinez and Krystle Moody Wood (released April 23rd), the boys take a look at just what we are doing to the planet! The boys take a deep dive into facts and have an awesome conversation around what they have discovered this week before heading into what microplastics are, where they come from, and the issues that they pose to the environment! We have all heard of the issues that microplastics cause in the marine environment, but Mitch presents the fact that they are in the air all around us and even inside of us! Make sure you do not miss this week's content so you can find out the current situation and what we can do about it! Music: WhiteBatAudio.com

Astrobiology

Astrobiology

April 14, 2021

This week on The Conduct Science Podcast, join Mitch and Tom as they join the search for life in the universe and explore astrobiology! This is an incredibly interesting scientific field gaining more and more traction in recent decades but what is it? What do astrobiologists do if we haven't yet found life? What scientific fields are involved? How is the search for life carried out both within and outside of our solar system? NASA has an astrobiology roadmap but what if life is predicted to be so abundant, why haven’t we seen any? And what happens when we actually meet life, and what might that life look like? Music: WhiteBatAudio.com

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