Author: lindsay

The Science of Santa Claus Part One

The Science of Santa Claus Part One

We’ve gone full Christmas! Welcome to part one of our Science of Santa Claus series where we talk about how various movies portray St. Nick and his magical Christmassy world!

In part one we focus more on the side characters living in the North Pole and discuss Olive the Other Reindeer and Elf!

Show Notes:

Reindeer aka Caribou

Santa’s Elves

Hobbits

Hobbits

Our original record was lost but our second breakfast recording was great so without further ado: Hobbits! (and Dragons and other Middle Earth races a bit)

NOTE: This discussion is book related. And Lord of the Rings movie related. Any other movies that may exist in the world are not mentioned.

Show Notes:

Hobbits

Smaug facts

Dragon facts

Richest Fictional Characters according to Forbes

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

Hold on to your butts! This week we go back to where it all began – Jurassic Park!

Show Notes:

Brontosaurus vs Apatosaurus 

Parthenogenesis

Temperature dependent Sex Determination in Reptiles

T Rex sense of smell

-For a conversation on the groundbreaking CGI used in Jurassic Park check out this episode of Wonderful!

Pluie (and Wolves)

Pluie (and Wolves)

Short one this week! We start with Pluie and the wolves only highway and tangent onto wolves in pop culture.

Notes:

Wildlife crossings

Wolf Attacks 

Beetles, Abbey Road

Fantastic Mr. Fox Wolf

Salmon crossing the road

Lunar Chronicles

The Meg – Hot Take

The Meg – Hot Take

Welcome to our first hot take episode- The Meg! We saw this new movie in trailers this weekend and wanted to share our initial feelings about it and it’s biological inaccuracies with you!

*Note: This episode does contain some spoilers of the Meg*

Show Notes:

Basic information on the Megalodon

Hydrothermal Vents

The pressure of deep sea animals

Article regarding the science of “The Meg”

Article regarding the science of “The Meg”

The Yeti Crab

Threats to sharks

Bonus for all the Jason Statham and wetsuit/hoodie fans!

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

We are finally at the reason why Sara started this podcast (probably!), it’s Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home!

Notes:

 

Jaws

Jaws

Today we are talking about Jaws! Happy Shark Week!

Notes:

Groot

Groot

We are back! Today we discuss everyone’s favourite dancing tree-Groot!

Show Notes:

Groot’s Wiki Page

Flora colossus

Vegetative Reproduction

James Gunn says Baby Groot is the son of Groot

Botanists reply to James Gunn re Baby Groot

Ishiwarizakura, the cherry tree growing in a rock

Zotoh Zhaan from Farcscape

Ents

Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo

Hello and welcome to Nature Finds a Way! Join Lindsay and Sara as they nerd out about the biology of their favourite tv, movies and books!

This week: 2003’s Finding Nemo.

Notes (all about Angler Fish this week!)