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Episodes

 

 

Poncie Rutsch

Babes of Science will be back with more episodes -- every other week (!) -- in September. Until then, tell your friends, tweet at Babes of Science, like us on Facebook, or rate/write a review on iTunes, which really helps new listeners find the show.

EPISODE 11: BARBARA MCCLINTOCK

Poncie Rutsch

Barbara McClintock suggested that genes jump from chromosome to chromosome, so people called her crazy. Decades later, they figured out that she was absolutely right.

Music in this episode:
A Way to Get By, Scott Gratton
piano lesson, The Rebel
Golden, Little Glass Men
Little Strings, The Losers
Divider, Chris Zabriskie
Modulation of the Spirit, Little Glass Men
Spontaneous Existence, Little Glass Men
Pieces of the Present, Scott Gratton

EPISODE 10: MARY ANNING

Poncie Rutsch

Mary Anning hunts for fossils on the beaches of Lyme Regis with her dog. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Mary Anning hunts for fossils on the beaches of Lyme Regis with her dog. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Mary Anning found the some of the first evidence of giant dinosaur-like lizards. And actual dinosaurs. And also vampires.

Music in this episode:
Because You Hold Me Tight, Alex Fitch
Dash and Slope, Blue Dot Sessions
Vibe Drive, Podington Bear
Dark Water, Podington Bear
Slider, Blue Dot Sessions
Bliss, Podington Bear
Day Into Night, Rho

Henry De la Beche painted the Duria Antiquior to show how he imagined ancient Dorset, with all of Mary's fossil finds eating each other. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Henry De la Beche painted the Duria Antiquior to show how he imagined ancient Dorset, with all of Mary's fossil finds eating each other. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

EPISODE 9: ROSALYN SUSSMAN YALOW

Poncie Rutsch

Rosalyn Sussman Yalow in 1977, the year she won a Nobel prize.

Rosalyn Sussman Yalow in 1977, the year she won a Nobel prize.

After being denied entry to medical school and just barely squeezing into a PhD program, Rosalyn Sussman Yalow developed a tool that could measure hormones in the bloodstream using nuclear medicine.

Music this week:
Showers, Podington Bear
Beeth, Blue Dot Sessions
K-Eyes, Rho
Leadin, Blue Dot Sessions
Grey Sunday, Lee Rosevere
Ash Gray, Pictures of the Floating World
Idea, Kai Engel
Widow's Plea For Her Son, The Joy Drops
Skyline Horizon, Rho

EPISODE 8: NETTIE STEVENS

Poncie Rutsch

Nettie Stevens, around 1904. Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Nettie Stevens, around 1904. Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Once upon a time, everything from timing to the temperature at conception could get blamed for the sex of a baby. Even the baby's mom. Nettie Stevens first suggested that there's no blame to be had; a people's sex is all in their chromosomes.

Music this week:
Along the Hwy, Alex Fitch
Winter Theme, Blue Dot Sessions
Bouncing, Blue Dot Sessions
CGI Snake, Chris Zabriskie
John the Whale, Ben McElroy
Highway Acrylic, Bleak House
Stance Gives You Balance, Hogan Grip