Episode 309: Ubiquitous Fragmentation

This episode contains: Ben was torn from his family and their viewing of Spider-man 2 to record this podcast. Was it worth it?

Geology Rocks: Plato was right, the Earth is made of cubes, on average. Researchers find the average shape for fractured rocks is a cube.  Three dimensional polyhedron shapes, when sliced several times, will average into a cube.  We talk about Plato and Captain Planet as well.


Please, please, please let me get what I want: Breakthrough blood test detects positive covid-19 result in 20 minutes. New method detects positive covid-19 cases using blood samples in about 20 minutes, identifies if one has contracted the virus. We talk about how a test done this quick would revolutionize this pandemic. We also talk about how Ben was mask-shamed, and how we’re preaching to the choir with our science talk.


Science Fiction: We cover a lot of television. Here’s a list: Dark, LOST, Game of Thrones, Doom Patrol, The Boys, Star Trek, For All Mankind, Star Trek Prodigy, Star Trek Lower Decks, Animorphs and Avatar: The Last Airbender. There’s more of course, but you’ll have to listen to find out.