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August 11, 2019 01:10:33
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#25 - Hidden Words and Multiple Meanings

On today's episode, we talk about those words that have some sting to them. You know those words... the ones that get us cringing or offended when someone mentions them. Well, we talk about a few of the ones we've explored or experienced over the years. We also talk about how we respond to these words and how their meanings can differ. Here are some of the main ideas we talk about: - Indigifact about the Declaration of Independence - Controversial words and their definitions - How we react and respond to these words ~ Links & Resources: [Declaration of Independence](https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/declaration-transcript) [Online Dictionary](https://www.merriam-webster.com/) [Online Etymology Dictionary](https://www.etymonline.com/) ~ [Like this show? Leave us a review here](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-ndn-science-show/id1377936061?mt=2)... even one sentence helps! And if you leave your Twitter handle we'll be sure to thank you personally! You can also [Support the Show on PayPal](https://www.paypal.me/ndnscienceshow) Hosted by [Podiant](http://ndnscienceshow.podiant.co) ~ ...

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July 28, 2019 01:27:32
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#24 - Fire Revolution

Today's our first official episode of Revolution Science, a series of episodes about the major revolutions that have occurred throughout human history. And it all begins with fire. In this episode, we start by going over the definitions of revolution and evolution. Then we get into describing some of the main theories behind why we think fire is potentially the first revolution for humans. Here are some of the main ideas we talk about: - IndigiFacts about the oldest human fossils - The earliest evidence for fire use by humans - The different types of evidence - The "Cooking Hypothesis" and human evolution - Different uses of fire and its effects on plants ~ Links & Resources: [oldest *Homo Sapiens* fossils](https://www.nature.com/articles/nature22336) [oldest *Homo* fossils](http://humanorigins.si.edu/research/whats-hot-human-origins/oldest-fossil-our-genus) [Definition of revolution](https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/revolution) [Definition of evolution](https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evolution) Evidence of fire use: [1](https://www.jstor.org/stable/2743299?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents), [2](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/223986842_Microstratigraphic_evidence_of_in_situ_fire_in_the_Acheulean_strata_of_Wonderwerk_Cave_Northern_Cape_province_South_Africa), & [3](http://www.beyondveg.com/nicholson-w/hb/hb-interview2c.shtml) [Control of Fire in the Paleolithic](https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/pdfplus/10.1086/692113) [Human Brain Expansion during Evolution Is Independent of Fire Control and Cooking](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/299638211_Human_Brain_Expansion_during_Evolution_Is_Independent_of_Fire_Control_and_Cooking) [The discovery of fire by humans: A long and convoluted process](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/303446826_The_discovery_of_fire_by_humans_A_long_and_convoluted_process) [The nutritive value of cooked camas as consumed by Flathead Indians](https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03670244.1972.9990289) ~ [Like this show? Leave us a review here](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-ndn-science-show/id1377936061?mt=2)... even one sentence helps! And if you leave your Twitter handle we'll be sure to thank you personally! You can also [Support the Show on PayPal](https://www.paypal.me/ndnscienceshow) [NDN Science Show Wordpress Page](http://www.ndnscienceshow.wordpress.com) ~ ...

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July 14, 2019 01:07:26
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#23 - Being Indigenous in the Modern World IV

We're back! And to get back in the groove, we decided to do another episode on the topic of Being Indigenous in the Modern World (#BIMW). This is a big topic and we bounce around to different topics a lot, but that's a part of why it's so fun to record these episodes. Enjoy! Here are some of the main ideas we talk about: - IndigiFact about How Cats Land on Their Feet - Updates on why we took a month off - What makes this topic so broad/wide-reaching - Sustainable/Renewable/Clean/Green Energy - Some Ideas to Be Indigenous in the Modern World ~ Links & Resources: How do cats land on their feet? Links: [1](https://askdruniverse.wsu.edu/2016/10/31/how-do-cats-land-on-their-feet/), [2](https://books.google.com/books?id=ydXthgZlOoAC&pg=PA1647&lpg=PA1647&dq=new+scientist+how+does+a+cat+fall+on+its+feet&source=bl&ots=K21KpLXzmK&sig=jUstXdslRUrfFoQqGGq6AhHnIVU&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj1-4HPvYXQAhUP2GMKHdHLCUQQ6AEILDAC#v=onepage&q=new%20scientist%20how%20does%20a%20cat%20fall%20on%20its%20feet&f=false), [3](https://www.scu.edu/illuminate/thought-leaders/phil-kesten/why-do-cats-always-land-on-their-feet.html), [4](https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/How-Do-Cats-Always-Land-on-All-Four-Feet) Do toilets spin the opposite direction in the Southern Hemisphere? Links: [1](https://www.abebooks.com/9780321633668/Cosmic-Perspective-6th-Edition-Jeffrey-0321633660/plp), [2](https://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/coriolis.html) Are cats good mousers? Links: [1](https://www.ontariowildliferemoval.ca/are-cats-a-reliable-mice-control-solution/), [2](https://www.automatictrap.com/blogs/news/5-animals-used-for-rodent-solutions), [3](https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fevo.2018.00146/full) [Ecological complexity, fuzzy logic, and holism in indigenous knowledge](https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016328708001092) Jaden Smith's [Water Filter](https://www.aquafinance.com/resource-center/news-articles/jaden-smith-brings-portable-water-filtration-system-to-flint-mi/) & [Food Truck](https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/celebrities/2019/07/09/jaden-smith-opens-free-vegan-food-truck-for-homeless/1681140001/) [Zealandia](https://earthsky.org/earth/lost-continent-zealandia-drilling-expedition-2017) ~ [Like this show? Leave us a review on iTunes](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-ndn-science-show/id1377936061?mt=2)... even one sentence helps! And if you leave your Twitter handle we'll be sure to thank you personally! You can also [Support the Show on PayPal](https://www.paypal.me/ndnscienceshow) [NDN Science Show Wordpress Page](https://ndnscienceshow.wordpress.com/) ~ ...

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May 05, 2019 00:34:38
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Correction Reflections... Again

Today’s episode is all about being wrong… we caught ourselves making mistakes on three separate episodes. Although being wrong is okay, correcting yourself when you recognize that you're wrong is important. On today's show, we correct ourselves on some mistakes we made in three episodes (#16, #21, and #22), and then we reflect about it. Here are some of the main ideas we talk about: - Greg Gianforte DID support recognizing the Little Shell - Coffee isn't 60th most traded commodity - The Netherlands is not the top consumer of coffee - Mark Twain Quote not originally him - Workers might not make a dollar a day in Chiapas - Margarin Misunderstanding - Coffee Half-life isn't 12 hours - Hippocrates is older than Jesus - New York City doesn't have 12 million people ~ Links & Resources: How much does coffee get traded? [One](https://www.perfectdailygrind.com/2017/05/coffee-isnt-worlds-2nd-traded-commodity-important/) and [Two](https://atlas.media.mit.edu/en/) [Per Capita Coffee Consumption](https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/top-10-coffee-consuming-nations.html) [Mark Twain Quote](https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Mark_Twain) [Margarin](https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/butter-vs-margarine) Coffee Half-life: [One](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK223808/) and [Two](https://www.news-medical.net/health/Caffeine-Pharmacology.aspx) Hippocrates: [One](https://www.britannica.com/biography/Hippocrates) and [Two](https://www.iep.utm.edu/hippocra/) [New York City Population](https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/data-maps/nyc-population/current-future-populations.page) [Women Pharaohs](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37706369-when-women-ruled-the-world) ~ [Like this show? Leave us a review on iTunes](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-ndn-science-show/id1377936061?mt=2)... even one word or one sentence helps! And if you leave your Twitter handle we'll be sure to thank you personally! [NDN Science Show WordPress Page](http://ndnscienceshow.wordpress.com) ~ ...

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April 21, 2019 01:11:37
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#22 - Ethnobotany

Ethnobotany can be looked at in different ways. On one hand, it describes the people-plant relationships that Indigenous cultures have always relied on. And on the other, it can be seen as the discipline within science that studies these relationships, plant biology, and their stories. In this episode, we dive into definitions, some history, and we even talk about aliens a little bit. We also go over why we think this is an important topic and how we view plant relationships. Here are some of the main ideas we talk about: - Definitions of botany and ethnobotany - Differences between botany and ethnobotany - The history of ethnobotany - Our perspectives on plant relations - Seasonality and Gratitude ~ Links & Resources: [Cryptozoology](https://www.metaphysicsinstitute.org/program-info/specializations/cryptozoology) Merriam-Webster Definitions of [Botany](https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/botany) and [Ethnobotany](https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ethnobotany) [Ethnobotany History](https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0738081X18300592?via%3Dihub) [Egyptian Ethnobotany Pregnancy Tests](https://history.nih.gov/exhibits/thinblueline/timeline.html) [Lavender and Xenoestrogens](https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/lavender-tea-tree-oils-may-cause-breast-growth-boys) [Hippocrates](https://www.iep.utm.edu/hippocra/), [Aldo Leopold](https://www.aldoleopold.org/about/aldo-leopold/), & [Native Pragmatism](http://blogs.harvard.edu/hltf/files/2011/02/Binder3.pdf) [Camas](https://plants.usda.gov/plantguide/pdf/cs_caqub2.pdf) and [Bitterroot](https://www.mtpr.org/post/field-notes-all-about-bitterroot-montanas-state-flower) [Witness to Injustice Blanket Exercise](https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=KzXdi_RDkjc) Support the show by rockin a shirt or a hoodie for the [Being Indigenous in the Modern World (#BIMW) Merchandise Campaign](http://www.bonfire.com/ndnscienceshow). ~ [Like this show? Leave us a review on iTunes](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-ndn-science-show/id1377936061?mt=2)... even one word or one sentence helps! And if you leave your Twitter handle we'll be sure to thank you personally! [NDN Science Show WordPress Page](http://ndnscienceshow.wordpress.com) ~ ...

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March 31, 2019 01:10:05
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#21 - NDN Coffee Science

Today’s episode is all about coffee. AKA: the good old morning brew—the life-saving afternoon pick-me-up—and the fabled cup of Joe. But before we get carried away with all that, we get into some stats about coffee. Then we talk about some of the challenges of its production, preparation, transportation, roasting, and selling. This is a cherished drink that's faced a lot of controversy for centuries, having associations with revolutions, addiction, mold toxins, and the all-too-common "coffee jitters". At the end of the show, we talk about Indigenous farmers using coffee as a way to become more food sovereign. Here's some of what we talk about: - Coffee Stats and Facts - History and Revolutions - Mold toxins (mycotoxins) - How to avoid mold toxins - NDN Coffee Sovereignty ~ Links & Resources: Coffee Statistics: [Gallup](https://news.gallup.com/poll/184388/americans-coffee-consumption-steady-few-cut-back.aspx), [CreditDonkey](https://www.creditdonkey.com/coffee-drinking-statistics.html), [USGS](https://water.usgs.gov/edu/activity-watercontent.php), [World Atlas](https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/top-coffee-producing-countries.html), & [USDA](https://gain.fas.usda.gov/Recent%20GAIN%20Publications/Coffee%20Annual_Sao%20Paulo%20ATO_Brazil_5-15-2018.pdf) [Another Podcast Episode about Coffee](https://blog.bulletproof.com/100-coffee-titan-dan-cox-on-caffeine-coffee-and-mycotoxins-podcast/) [Coffee Documentary](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEDwRrjhnNs) Coffee History Links [1](https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781444347098.ch1), [2](http://www.coffeeresearch.org/coffee/history.htm), [3](http://www.ncausa.org/About-Coffee/History-of-Coffee), & [4](https://nationalcoffee.blog/2015/12/15/5-attempts-to-ban-coffee-in-history/) Coffee and Revolutions [1](https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2013/04/24/178625554/how-coffee-influenced-the-course-of-history) & [2](https://www.stephenhicks.org/2010/01/18/coffee-and-the-enlightenment/) [Processing the bean](https://www.coffeeam.com/methods-of-coffee-processing.html/) [Moldy Movie](https://moldymovie.com/index) [Mycotoxins Map of World for Mold](https://44uc8dkwa8q3f5b66w13vilg-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/RTEmagicC_HT03-2016_Fig1.jpg) [91.7 percent of samples contaminated with mold](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14726276) [this study showed above study's mold levels to be above recommended levels](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10849253) [Mycotoxin-Induced Neurotoxicity](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3179161/) [Ochratoxin A and Mutagenesis/Oxidative Stress](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2367102/) [Carcinogenic and genotoxic effects of mycotoxins](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3302714) [Coffee Bean Transport—A Global Journey](https://www.ronnoco.com/blogs/news/coffee-bean-transport-a-global-journey) [Cooperation, Fair Trade, and the Development of Organic Coffee Growing in Chiapas](https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/11/2/357) [Can agroecological coffee be part of a food sovereignty strategy in Puerto Rico?](https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016718518303191) [Coffee and the Shock Doctrine in Puerto Rico](https://www.commondreams.org/views/2018/08/04/coffee-and-shock-doctrine-puerto-rico) Coffee Recommendations: [1](https://www.winonaladuke.com/coffeeshop), [2](http://www.australianindigenouscoffee.com.au/), [3](https://us.foursigmatic.com/), & [4](http://www.kaapittiaq.ca) ~ [Like this show? Leave us a review here](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-ndn-science-show/id1377936061?mt=2)... even one word or one sentence helps! And if you leave your Twitter handle we'll be sure to thank you personally! [NDN Science Show WordPress Page](http://ndnscienceshow.wordpress.com) ~ ...

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