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Episodes of 'Science AF Shorts'

SAFS: Common Nonsense - Vitamin C

Fake Dr Ciaccio finds out the truth about Vitamin C, and how Americans were duped into pointlessly pissing away millions of dollars of it every day.

SAFS: Geriatric Ichthyology

Fake Dr Ciaccio learns about bad news for the Coelacanth population, they're older than advertised.

SAFS: Exo-Mycology

Fake Dr Ciaccio looks into new claims of evidence for mushrooms growing on Mars.

SAFS: Dragonthropology

Fake Dr Ciaccio takes a look at the weird history leading up to the discovery of Dragon Man, the new award winner for closest cousin to human.

SAFS: Food Awakening - Edible Holograms

Fake Dr Ciaccio looks into a new technology that uses lasers to etch holographic images onto a thin layer of sugar.

SAFS: The Flip Side - New Evidence For Earth's Pole Flippage

Fake Dr Ciaccio takes a look at some new data from New Zealand on the last time that Earth's Magnetic Poles flipped positions, and what kind of chaos it would have caused for the humans and neandertha

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SAFS: BiOMG - Self-Decapitating Slugs

Fake Dr Ciaccio checks out the Sacoglossan Sea Slugs that can pop its own head off, or rather body, and regrow a whole new self.

SAFS: Climate Countdown - Smog Diamonds

Fake Dr Ciaccio checks out the new company, Aether, that is using carbon captured from the air to make conflict-free and carbon-negative diamonds.

AI AI AI - Artificial Intelligence Beats Pitfall

SAFS: AI AI AI - Artificial Intelligence Beats Pitfall - An AI program developed by Uber was able to ace some 80s adventure games such as Pitfall, Freeway and Montezuma's Revenge.

Common Nonsense - The Chicken And Egg Problem Isn't One

Common Nonsense! Dr Ciaccio (not a doctor) looks into a cool breakthrough that demonstrates the stability of tRNA, but questions the continued use of the term "chicken and egg problem" given that the

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Wait, What? - Mini Black Holes Developed In A Lab! (Kinda)

Dr Ciaccio (not a doctor) checks into the new report that a lab-grown mini black hole (analog) that seems to demonstrate Hawking Radiation. The "Black Hole" in question isn't really a black hole, but

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Space Madness - U.S. Developing Microwave Space Lasers!

Dr Ciaccio (not a doctor) looks into the new experimental pizza-box sized solar satellites being deployed by the US military to test the idea of harvesting solar energy in space and beaming it back to

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Climate With Me: The Great Green Wall Of Africa

Dr Ciaccio (not a doctor) brings some optimistic climate news for once, looking into a renewed economic commitment to The Great Green Wall project to build a forest all the way across the continent of

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Eye On Science: Levitation From Light

Dr Ciaccio (not a doctor) takes a look at a new form of levitation using carbon nanotubes to harness light energy creating tiny flying saucers. It's NOT that much like a light-sail, which uses photons

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SAFS - Space Madness: NASA's impending Seven Minutes Of Terror

Dr Ciaccio (not a doctor) looks forward to the landing of the NASA Mars Rover Perseverance and Ingenuity Helicopter Drone which is scheduled for this Thursday 18 Feb 2021 at 11:15am PST. Right now cod

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SAFS: BiOMG - Chocolatastrophe!

Ok maybe more of a Chocatergency. BiOMG! Dr Ciaccio (not a doctor) looks into a report that Cacao tree pollination is in decline, and we're not sure why. Probably some tiny insect not doing its job. S

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BiOMG - Zebrafish And Social Distancing

Biology! In this segment our host Dr. Dave Ciaccio (not a doctor) looks into the social lives of Zebrafish, which have a hormone that literally makes them feel better in the presence of other Zebrafis

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