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Episode 137 - Leaving A Mark

Episode 137 - Leaving A Mark

Have you ever tried to carry ink in a sac? It ain't easy.

Have you ever tried to carry ink in a sac? It ain't easy.

00:00:00 - Turns out that thing your grandpa did, you know the one, well it's why you have green eyes. Or something like that. Epigenetics is tricky, thankfully Kelly is here to help sequence a new study about how mice respond to stress generations later.

00:24:17 - What you drink now could effect your great-grandkids, so why waste time? Patrick returns to a new favorite in the Loose Cannon, surprising Ryan with his embrace of hops. Ryan keeps it local with a West Mountain Brewing Co. IPA and a cup of the house roast from Common Grounds in Fayetteville, AR! And finally Kelly has soothing aloe infused lemonade. It tastes bad, like medicine ought to.

00:28:53 - Trailer Trash Talk goes back to the start of it all with Ridley Scott's prequel to the eventual quadrilogy, Prometheus.

00:39:24 - Patrick jumps the gun with his PaleoPOW by using an e-mail from Kirstie G. about the finding of fossilized cephalopod ink from the Jurassic. What is it with paleontologists these days always hunting for various colors? Either way the science is sweet.

00:52:50 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like prequels, you kind of know how they're going to end. Kelly has an iTunes review from Whackfoo who grinds the show to a screeching halt with the knowledge that a 4-year-old child is subjected to the show, but she wants to be a paleontologist, so let's call it practice. Now eat your vegetables, take a bath, and go to bed. It's what all good paleontologists do. Finally, Ryan has an e-mail from retroflatus with a Brachiolope and a newly purchased mug. He also has a question, so we bring in Ben for universal explanations.

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Music for this week's show provided by:

My Generation - The Who

Coffee Shop - The Red Hot Chili Peppers

Before the Worst - The Script

The Taste of Ink - The Used

Image credit: University of Virginia (Not the British Geological Survey)

Episode 138 - Longshot Ideas

Episode 138 - Longshot Ideas

Science... sort of Theater 2 - Star Trek

Science... sort of Theater 2 - Star Trek