Episode 32: Bureau of Land (Before Time) Management

Once, upon this same earth, beneath this same sun, long before you, before the ape and the elephant as well, before the wolf, the bison, the whale, before the mammoth and the mastodon… was the time of the dinosaurs. – The Land Before Time, aka best movie ever. We’re back for another round of science-y […]

Lindsay’s Year in Books

Now that you’ve had a peek into Mumu’s bookshelf, it’s time for me to share a bit about what I’ve been reading. (And yes, I had to scroll through Goodreads to actually remember what I read in 2016). We can all agree that 2016 was a pretty miserable year, but these books kept me going. […]

Have scientists found a fossilized dinosaur brain?

Could scientists really have discovered a fossilized dinosaur brain? That’s what a new study seems to be indicating. If so, it would be the first time scientists have ever found fossilized brain tissue from a dinosaur. Our podcast guest (her episode is coming soon!) Dr. Eugenia Gold studies dinosaur brain evolution, so we figured she’d be […]

A night at the (Air and Space) Museum

Air and Space museum

There are some opportunities that are too good to turn down. Celebrating the National Air and Space Museum’s 40th anniversary with a late night wander through the exhibits is definitely one of them. As part of the celebrations, the museum opened its doors at 8pm until 10am the next morning. They provided some drinks and food […]

5 podcasts on Lindsay’s playlist

I spend a lot of time telling you why you should listen to our latest interview, and for good reason! But we figured it was time for me to tell you what podcasts I like to listen to when I’m not talking to STEM superstars. Radiolab Radiolab, which comes out of WNYC, is one of the top of the […]

All entangled up: Quantum physics for the average nerd

I don’t think I’d be wrong in saying that quantum mechanics, and quantum computing specifically, is not an easy topic for people to wrap their heads around. And I don’t mean for just non-science people, but even for those with Ph.Ds in equally complicated subject areas. But this week I got one step closer to […]

The confidence factor

Here’s something that might surprise you: One of biggest hurdles we face getting guests on our podcast is not stage fright or scheduling conflicts but confidence. We send a lot of emails to friends, friends of friends and women we have some tangential connection to in order to convince them to take an hour out of […]

Meet Rajneeta Basantkumar and say hello to (Micro)bios – your chance to share your story

So we’re trying something new and we need your help! There are so many women in STEM fields doing fascinating things, it would take us forever to interview everyone. So that’s where you come in. Introducing: (Micro)bios! We want you to send us 2 minute long audio recordings talking about who you are, why you […]

Breaking News! We’re going to be famous (kind of)

We just wanted to let you know that we’ll be sharing our podcasting wisdom at a real, honest-to-goodness academic conference. We wrote a paper and everything. (Okay, Mumu wrote the paper.) Mumu and I are gathering our favorite audio moments and sharing our project at the 1st IEEE WIE Summit USA East next weekend. The conference […]

Picture of the day: Hubble Uncovering the Secrets of the Quintuplet Cluster

Credit: ESA/NASA Although this cluster of stars gained its name due to its five brightest stars, it is home to hundreds more. The huge number of massive young stars in the cluster is clearly captured in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image. The cluster is located close to the Arches Cluster and is just 100 […]