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Opinionated Science: The Reproducibility Crisis
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Opinionated Science: The Reproducibility Crisis

Listen to this podcast to hear insights into some of the biggest challenges we face when looking at reproducibility and how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed this.
Opinionated Science: Cannabis Potency Testing
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Opinionated Science: Cannabis Potency Testing

In this episode, the team is joined by Ben Southwell, an Assistant Professor at Lake Superior State University.

We explore the world of cannabis potency testing, from start-up laboratories to growers and extractors, and take a look at how to select the right cannabis testing instruments for you.

Opinionated Science: When Cannabis Meets Robotics
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Opinionated Science: When Cannabis Meets Robotics

In this episode, the team is joined by Dr Toby Astill who is PerkinElmer's global Market Manager Leader.

We explore what happens when you cross cannabis with robotics, and Toby provides an overview of the benefits of automating laboratory testing and PerkinElmer’s new QS Works 420 workflow.

Opinionated Science is Technology Networks’ homemade podcast, where our team of scientists-turned-journalists cut out the chewy jargon and serve up slices of the most fascinating stories from the world of science. Expect a new Opinionated Science every other Friday.
Opinionated Science Episode 31: Night Owls, Inflatable Implants and Twins' Trauma
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Opinionated Science Episode 31: Night Owls, Inflatable Implants and Twins' Trauma

How does your circadian clock affect your personality? Why are inflatable implants being considered for back pain? How are migraine and PTSD in identical twins linked? All these questions, and more will be answered on this week's Opinionated Science!
Opinionated Science Episode 28: The Futuristic Lab
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Opinionated Science Episode 28: The Futuristic Lab

In this episode, the team is joined by Claudia Consoli, the Facility Lead for qPCR at Central Biotechnology Services in Cardiff, Jon Baize, the Senior Product Manager for Thermo Fisher Scientific Connect Platform™, and David Joyce, the director of Product Management at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

They explore the fundamental requirements of the laboratory of the future and discuss how innovative technologies are advancing and their wishes for the future of the laboratory.
Opinionated Science Episode 27: Cannabis Edibles: Getting the Munchies for Science
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Opinionated Science Episode 27: Cannabis Edibles: Getting the Munchies for Science

In this special crossover episode, we hear how cannabis edibles affect our bodies and brains and how the growing demand for edibles will see the creation of cannabis drinks and restaurants. Please bring snacks for this podcast.
Opinionated Science Episode 25: AirDNA and Reversing Hair Loss in Shaved Mice
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Opinionated Science Episode 25: AirDNA and Reversing Hair Loss in Shaved Mice

In this episode, the TN team take a look at a study that has plucked DNA out of thin air, and another that points the way towards reversing stress-induced hair loss. There are several bad puns in this episode, please proceed with caution. 
Opinionated Science Episode 24: Mayan Bones, Boozy Brains and Baboon Logic
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Opinionated Science Episode 24: Mayan Bones, Boozy Brains and Baboon Logic

In this episode, the TN team review what happens in the brain when we drink alcohol, find out how to use baboons and grapes to make discoveries about logic processing and unearth the rise-and-fall life story of an ancient Mayan.
Opinionated Science Episode 23: Mind Palaces, Artificial Sight and Invading Squirrels
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Opinionated Science Episode 23: Mind Palaces, Artificial Sight and Invading Squirrels

In this episode, the team round up some of the best and weirdest science from the last month. We investigate some innovative methods being used to control invasive squirrels, a new technology that could partially restore sight and an innovative memory technique beloved by ancient greeks, memory maestros and TV detectives.
Opinionated Science Episode 22: Nano-sized Waste Causing Macro-sized Problems
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Opinionated Science Episode 22: Nano-sized Waste Causing Macro-sized Problems

In this episode, the team is joined by Ariel Bohman, an application scientist at Perkin Elmer. They discuss the different types of microplastics and how they are affecting everything from the food we eat to the corals in our oceans.
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