Science Decoded

by Justin Dingman

We interview the scientists behind the studies and find out how they did them! Science Decoded is the official podcast of Sciworthy.com. Sciworthy is a non-profit science explainer website full of easy to understand articles that summarize published studies. We satisfy the curiosity of knowledge seekers for whom scientific journal articles are too technical, but find science news to be too biased or superficial.  
Astronomy
Life Sciences
Natural Sciences

Podcast episodes

  • Season 2

  • S02 E03 - A Climate of Uncertainty (Guest: Dr. Adrienne Wootten)

    S02 E03 - A Climate of Uncertainty (Guest: Dr. Adrienne Wootten)

    In this episode, Justin sits down with Dr. Adrienne Wootten, who studies the uncertainty in climate models at University of Oklahoma and the South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center. She breaks down what this uncertainty me...

    Apr 26 2021
    Apr 26 2021
    51:10
  • S02 E02 - The Placebo You Know (Guest: Dr. Darwin Guevarra)

    S02 E02 - The Placebo You Know (Guest: Dr. Darwin Guevarra)

    Justin sits down with Dr. Darwin Guevarra from University of Michigan to talk about his recent study on using placebos to help anxious people better regulate their emotions during stress. The crazy thing? The patients KNEW it was ...

    Apr 09 2021
    Apr 09 2021
    41:51
  • S02 E01 - Chemical Evolution (Guest: Lena Vincent)

    S02 E01 - Chemical Evolution (Guest: Lena Vincent)

    Can chemicals evolve, even though they aren't technically alive on their own? In this episode, Justin and his guest Lena Vincent, a PhD candidate at University of Wisconsin, dives into the deep questions about what life is and how...

    Apr 09 2021
    Apr 09 2021
    36:01
  • Season 1

  • S01 E03 - Weed and Kids? (Guest: Dr. Jennifer Bailey)

    S01 E03 - Weed and Kids? (Guest: Dr. Jennifer Bailey)

    This episode was recorded back in January 2021. Dr. Jennifer Bailey at University of Washington in Seattle tells us about her research with families, children, and adolescents in the wake of marijuana legalization on the West coas...

    Apr 09 2021
    Apr 09 2021
    38:12
  • S01 E02 - Going Under (Guest: Dr. Justine Landin)

    S01 E02 - Going Under (Guest: Dr. Justine Landin)

    This episode explores the effects of exposure to anesthesia in child hood and adolescence on how the brain processes alcohol later in life. Who would have thought that undergoing surgery as a youngster might impact your relationsh...

    Apr 09 2021
    Apr 09 2021
    19:09