Love Is In The Science - This Week in Science (TWIS) Podcast - Episode 658


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Love Is In The Science - Watch Episode 658 of the This Week in Science Podcast (TWIS), with hosts Dr. Kiki, Blair Bazdarich, & Justin Jackson now!

Dr. Kiki, Blair & Justin explore the world of science news with a few of the week's popular stories:

(0:00) - Recording Start - ...y'all ready for this?
(1:06) - Show Start, Intro - Dr. Kiki
(1:33) - Disclaimer! Disclaimer! Disclaimer! - Justin
(2:54) - Opening Theme Music.
(3:28) - Opening "Good Science!" Greetings - with Dr. Kiki, Blair & Justin. Intros & Top Story Headlines.

(3:57) - Happy Birthday Charles Darwin! (featuring the Darwin finger puppet!)

(6:03) - How I discovered there are (at least) 14 different kinds of love by analysing the world’s languages, Dr. Kiki -
(14:14) - Predictors for infidelity and divorce highlighted in new research, Dr. Kiki -
(28:56) - Ancient trail of Columbian mammoths uncovered in south-central Oregon, Justin -
(34:02) - Chemical cluster could transform energy storage for large electrical grids, Justin -

(41:26) - Blair’s Animal Corner
(41:39) - Blair’s Animal Corner Theme.
(41:59) - Why some fireflies become femme fatales in their race for survival, Blair -
(51:39) - Brainpower wins over brawn when male hummingbirds display for mates, Blair -

(1:00:41) - And we're at the break!
(1:01:06) - Half-Time Theme Music.

(1:01:54) - This is where you can find out about our Zazzle store ( and supporting us through Paypal ( and Patreon ( Tell more folks about TWIS ( And please leave great reviews for the podcast on iTunes ( More minions, please!

(1:06:27) - Interstitial Music: George Hrab, "Skeptic," from the album "Vitriol." (

(1:06:51) - And we're back from the break!

(1:06:57) - What has Science done for ME, lately?
Two lovely Science Sonnets from TWIS Minion Stephen that had Blair quite delighted.
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(1:11:19) - What fluffy bunnies can tell us about domestication: It didn't go the way you think, Justin -
(1:18:59) - Study links fox domestication to gene activity in the pituitary gland, Justin -
(1:24:43) - Sea Level Rise Accelerating, Dr. Kiki -
See also -
Climate-change–driven accelerated sea-level rise detected in the altimeter era -
(1:31:25) - Study: Materialism in marriage linked to devaluation of marriage, Dr. Kiki -
(1:37:32) - Money only buys happiness for a certain amount, Dr. Kiki -

Quick Science Bytes! —

(1:43:25) - Brain entropy and human intelligence: A resting-state fMRI study, Dr. Kiki -
(1:50:57) - The random walk of cars and their collision probabilities with planets, Dr. Kiki -
(1:55:08) - Lactation hormone cues birds to be good parents, Blair -

(2:00:12) - Show wrap up.

(2:00:30) - Thank you’s to patreon sponsors - no credit scroll/crawl this week, sorry!

NEXT WEEK — TWIS will be talking with University Professor Ryan Kobrick, who is also Mission Commander of the Mars Desert Research Station.

(2:04:16) - End Theme

And that's all, folks! Except, we still have...

(2:07:50) - The After Show - BAAAAAH! Finger Puppet English Naturalist Charles Darwin makes another appearance. Blair has to get up early, so this after show is short.

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