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We’re back! We’ve been super busy lately (moving across the country, having a baby, applying for jobs, finishing a dissertation, running a Kickstarter, etc), but we’re striving for more regular updates. While hitting a weekly goal is unlikely, we’re going to strive to update once or twice a month. Thanks for sticking with us!
This week we interview
Dr. Elizabeth Iorns of Science Exchange about Science Exchange’s research on collaboration.
Here is Zach’s BAHFest keynote from last year, and the winning talk by Tomer Ullman.
Elizabeth Iorns interview
Science Exchange blog post:
Is collaboration broken?
Previous Weekly Weinersmith episodes with Elizabeth:
Episode 16: Science Exchange and Dr. Elizabeth Iorns
Episode 40: The Reproducibility Initiative with Dr. Elizabeth Iorns
Psychology Reproducibility Project
Image originally posted on the
Science Exchange Blog
Dr. Charissa de Bekker is running
a crowdfunding campaign to continue her work on zombie ants. We recently interviewed Dr. David Hughes about zombie ants , so check that out if you want to learn more about this amazing host-parasite system. Charissa recently published a super cool paper (open access!) identifying compounds secreted by the zombie-making fungus while infecting its ant host, and next she wants to identify the genes responsible for ant manipulation. Check it out!
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This week we let
Ryan Haupt and Benjamin Tippett take over the show. Ryan and Ben are co-hosts on the Science…sort of podcast, and Ben is host of The Titanium Physicists podcast. Both of these podcasts are part of the Brachiolope Media Network, the podcast network to which the Weekly Weinersmith belongs. Ryan and Ben will talk about….well….you’ll see.
This podcast is probably not appropriate for a younger audience (you know, as usual).
Explosive eversion of a duck penis
Tapir’s third leg
Banana slug penis eating
The Dr. Dick Cox who studies penises
Detachable nautilus penises
Zach and I have been swamped with work lately, and are about to go on our very belated honeymoon. We will begin updates when we get back from the honeymoon in a few weeks.
<3, The Weinersmiths
For Valentine’s Day, Zach and Kelly talk whether or not brazilian waxing is causing the extinction of pubic lice, and about how housework influences the frequency of sex.
Zach and Kelly news!
Check The Story Collider for our nerdy love story!
JJ Darling took our photos while we were in NYC. Our favorite photo can be found below.
Kickstarter for Zach’s book of science-themed comics (featuring a story by Adam Savage!)
Is brazilian waxing causing the extinction of pubic lice?
Popular press coverage
Bug Girl – debunking the pubic lice are going extinct claim:
here and here
Waxing common amongst undergrads
Did the “brazilian” kill the pubic louse?
Housework and sex
Egalitarianism, housework, and sexual frequency in marriage
Erectile dysfunction and income inequality
Photo by JJ Darling