January 8th, 2016 | 53 mins 39 secs
Last week we told you about many different map projections and talked about why they are all wrong. This week we’ll discuss a few of our favorites, why we like them, and when they fail us. We also have another Star Wars themed Fun Paper...
January 1st, 2016 | 45 mins 7 secs
Maps are useful things, but it turns out that projecting a 3D object on a 2D map can cause a lot of unexpected problems. They even inspired an . This week we explore maps and map projections. We also chat about machine learning as part of...
December 25th, 2015 | 42 mins 50 secs
We want to wish you happy holidays and invite you to join us while John was at AGU. This show should have been released a week ago, but John got very ill at AGU and took several days to recover. Thank you for the well wishes and sticking with...
December 11th, 2015 | 1 hr 53 secs
The holiday season is approaching and you may be wondering what to get that geoscientist or science nerd in your life. Look no further as we discuss our recommendations on the Don’t Panic gift guide!
December 4th, 2015 | 48 mins 43 secs
This week we continue our discussion of posters, presentation, and talk about splashing around with our fun paper Friday!
Fun Paper Friday
This week we talk about urine...
November 27th, 2015 | 1 hr 27 secs
This week we re-visit one of our favorite shows while everyone is outside or in their turkey food-coma here in the US. We also read some listener mail about last week's episode on earthquake magnitudes!
Time is a very complex subject that you...
November 20th, 2015 | 53 mins 26 secs
This week we talk about Bill Nye, earthquake magnitudes, and coffee.
John got to see Bill Nye () talk at Penn State!
Challenge is that earthquakes span a huge dynamic range. We measure ground displacements...
November 13th, 2015 | 52 mins 7 secs
This week Shannon is grading, John is modeling (numerically), and they both are mad about some graphs they have seen.
Make everything bigger than you think it needs to be!
November 6th, 2015 | 43 mins 19 secs
Shannon was at the meeting in Baltimore Maryland. She also won a raffle there for a notebook and holder.
The meeting app worked well, but we’re both nervous after the AGU app last year.
This is episode . A very important number to the...
October 30th, 2015 | 40 mins
This week we talk about El Nino, what it is, how it works, and what it means for this winter. We also discuss pumpkin carving injuries on this week’s Fun Paper Friday!
October 23rd, 2015 | 31 mins 9 secs
This week Shannon talks about back to back field trips, broken airplanes, and rain. John relates a story about a strange northeast tradition and shares a traffic related fun paper.
October 16th, 2015 | 36 mins 2 secs
This week we talk about water on Mars and aeroelastic flutter of bird wings.
John got married with and . Keep an eye on his Twitter feed for more videos soon.
We have a GSA poster and AGU Talk!
Water on mars
October 9th, 2015 | 56 mins 36 secs
This week we interview Kina McAllister to talk about her science activity kits for girls and then talk about the optimal office temperature setting in this week’s Fun Paper Friday!
Fun Paper Friday
This week we have a...
October 2nd, 2015 | 52 mins 36 secs
president J. Simmons showed new cad/modeling linked tools that they are using to create open thrusters, rockets, etc.
showed how open hardware in science can save us a bundle think of all the outdated lab equipment sitting around...
September 25th, 2015 | 43 mins 32 secs
This week special guest Prof. Charles Ammon joins us to discuss the recent magnitude 8.3 Chile earthquake. We then talk about coffee and how it can move your body clock around.
Fun Paper Friday
September 18th, 2015 | 51 mins 22 secs
This week we discuss how geoscience can enrich anyone’s life. Join the discussion and then learn about how much cosmic dust falls on us every day!
John was on talking about SMAP.
Why Learn Geology