2 03, 2020

There’s Music For Cats And It’s Apparently Very Good For Them (Cool Weird Awesome 249)

By |2020-03-02T06:18:39-05:00March 2nd, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Can music help cats relax during their visits to the vet? Apparently so - but would music specifically made for cats be even more helpful than music made for humans? Plus: if you missed Justin Bieber's birthday yesterday, visit a museum in his hometown that features all the stuff from his career that his proud grandparents saved!

10 02, 2020

4D-Printed Microneedles Could Take The Shots Out Of Getting Shots (Cool Weird Awesome 234)

By |2020-02-10T08:59:48-05:00February 10th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Here’s one instance where the doctor really CAN say “this won’t hurt a bit.” 4D-printed microneedles could perform of the medical functions of hypodermic needles - giving us vaccines and medicines, taking blood samples - except no shots. Plus: the story of a cat and her 3D-printed titanium paws.

5 02, 2020

Antarctic Fish Are Helping Us Clear Ice (Cool Weird Awesome 231)

By |2020-02-05T09:45:00-05:00February 5th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Researchers at UCLA have developed a coating that can take care of persistent ice in winter, and amazingly, it’s all due to fish. Plus: Kendall Diwisch of Edmonton, Alberta. who helped three kittens get unstuck from an icy situation.

21 11, 2019

Pigs Are On A Mission To Save Hazelnuts (Cool Weird Awesome 176)

By |2019-11-21T06:08:10-05:00November 21st, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

The nefarious filbertworm is trying to infest our hazelnut supply! Researchers at the University of Oregon think the solution might lie with pigs. Plus: the Ebo is a little ball-shaped robot that will play with your cat when you're not home.

13 11, 2019

Stella The Dog Uses A Soundboard (Cool Weird Awesome 170)

By |2019-11-13T06:15:26-05:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Stella the dog lives with a speech-language pathologist and has been using a soundboard to "say" several dozen words, raising hopes that someday the show "Dog With A Blog" may come to life. Plus: Quilty the cat likes to spend his nights freeing the other cats at the animal shelter.

16 09, 2019

We’re Unleashing Drones On Cows And It’s For Their Health (Cool Weird Awesome 128)

By |2019-09-16T08:57:30-04:00September 16th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

The so-called quiet life on the farm is actually one of the most high-tech places on earth. As envisioned by the University of Kentucky research team, drones could fly above cow herds as they graze, learn which cow is which, and visually check each cow so see if they’re healthy.

2 08, 2019

Goalkeeper Cat Makes The Save: This Week’s YouTube Videos To Watch With Your Kids

By |2019-08-01T13:54:00-04:00August 2nd, 2019|Categories: Best Dad On The Internet, Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Since YouTube's recommendation engines are, shall we say, not entirely trustworthy, I'm declaring myself the Best Dad On The Internet and guiding you toward the good stuff.

25 07, 2019

The Most Powerful Cat May Be The One At 10 Downing Street (Cool Weird Awesome 91)

By |2019-07-26T13:16:59-04:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Whenever a new Prime Minister takes office in the UK, the first question many people ask is: what happens to the cat living at the official residence at 10 Downing Street? We'll look at some of the most famous felines to ever hold the title Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office.

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