31. Way, Way Down At The Bottom Of The Sea

Bathypterois grallator, the Tripod Fish. So named because it’s an avid photographer.

Have you been feeling like ,homes in Portland are becoming too expensive to afford? Well, good news! There’s plenty of available real estate… under the sea! If, of course, you don’t mind adopting some of the necessary physical adaptations needed to survive there. If fact, the deeper down you go, the stranger your characteristics will have to be. That’s because the deeper down you go, the more extreme conditions like temperature and pressure become. Just ask the creatures that live there!

Female Anglerfish. Male is not visible because his tiny dwarf body has already mostly absorbed into her flesh.

Think you could hack it as a deep sea creature? Listen in to today’s episode and see what it would take!

30. Octo-Knowledge

What’s going on inside a nautilus’s shell? Is it true that cephalopods can edit their own genes? An octopus has how many brains?

Oh hey.

Join Keera & Kira, plus coordinators of the Portland branch of the March for Science and test your Octo-knowledge in today’s quiz, “Science Fact or Science Fiction: Cephalopod Edition.”

We hope to see you at the Portland March for Science, taking place on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017!  Kira & Keera will be there, with their nonprofit educational organization, Science Project. From 10am until 3pm, the Science Project’s exhibit, “Oceans: Dive Deeper!” will provide lots of exciting hands-on experiments that will give you a better understanding of the many layers of our oceans. Plus we’ll be unveiling our very first edition Everything Is Interesting t-shirt!! Come by and visit us, and get your very own!


14. Watson the Water Molecule Becomes A Rain Drop

Join the Science Ladies and Jefferson, the Up-For-Any-Challenge DJ from XRAY in the morning, as they relay a tale sure to delight both young and old.  This is the story of Watson, a water molecule from the Pacific Ocean, and his amazing journey up into a rain cloud, and back down again.

Somewhere in the middle of the story, we stop to quiz the XRAY crew on some very important facts about lightning. You might call it a Lightning Round.