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The Science of Weed (with @NOAHFINNCE) ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL | Sci Guys Podcast #262
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The Science of Weed (with @NOAHFINNCE) ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL | Sci Guys Podcast #262

The 5th anniversary of Sci Guys means it’s high time we spoke about marijuana. Literally… It’s high time. Check out Noah’s music: https://tr.ee/f9DikNPhdQ Massive thanks to Evan for vision mixing and keeping us relatively sane: https://youtube.com/evan Grab our merch: https://normalcitizen.store/collections/sci-guys Support the podcast on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sciguys WATCH EVERY EPISODE: https://bit.ly/2z3ifN0 SUBSCRIBE TO SCI GUYS Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2TAPC3h Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2H91rZu YouTube: https://bit.ly/2Z7bWTk JOIN OUR DISCORD https://discord.gg/dT2nuvCvFD FOLLOW THE PODCAST Twitter: http://twitter.com/sciguyspod Instagram: http://instagram.com/sciguyspod Facebook: http://facebook.com/sciguyspod Did we make a mistake? Let us know! sciguys.co.uk/corrections Follow the SCI GUYS @notcorry / @lukecutforth References & Further Reading Cannabis Background & Basics Cannabis | WHO https://www.who.int/teams/mental-health-and-substance-use/alcohol-drugs-and-addictive-behaviours/drugs-psychoactive/cannabis Marijuana | History, Effects, THC, & Legality | Britannica https://www.britannica.com/science/marijuana Hashish | Cannabis, THC, Intoxication | Britannica https://www.britannica.com/science/hashish Cannabis (Marijuana) DrugFacts | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) https://nida.nih.gov/publications/drugfacts/cannabis-marijuana What We Know About Marijuana https://www.cdc.gov/marijuana/what-we-know.html The Name of Cannabis: A Short Guide for Nonbotanists - PMC https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5531363/ Hemp | Description, Products, Seeds, Fiber, & Uses | Britannica https://www.britannica.com/plant/hemp Marijuana and the Brain - How Marijuana Works | HowStuffWorks https://science.howstuffworks.com/marijuana3.htm Legality of cannabis - Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legality_of_cannabis History of Cannabis History of cannabis and the endocannabinoid system - PMC https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7605027/ On the Preparations of the Indian Hemp, or Gunjah (Cannabis Indica), Their Effects on the Animal System in Health, and Their Utility in the Treatment of Tetanus and Other Convulsive Diseases https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30161735/ Oldest evidence of marijuana use discovered in 2500-year-old cemetery in peaks of western China | Science https://www.science.org/content/article/oldest-evidence-marijuana-use-discovered-2500-year-old-cemetery-peaks-western-china Effects of Cannabis Use Adverse Health Effects of Marijuana Use - PMC https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4827335/ Use of Marijuana: Effect on Brain Health: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35142225/ Edible marijuana products and potential risks for pediatric populations https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35634702/ The Scientific History of Cannabinoids | Science| Smithsonian Magazine https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/the-scientific-history-of-cannabinoids-180981561/ Health Effects | Marijuana | CDC https://www.cdc.gov/marijuana/health-effects/index.html How does marijuana affect the brain? Psychological researchers examine impact on different age groups over time https://www.apa.org/monitor/2023/06/marijuana-effects-brain Can cannabis kill? Characteristics of deaths following cannabis use in England (1998–2020) - PMC https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9716494/ https://www.cancer.org/cancer/managing-cancer/treatment-types/complementary-and-integrative-medicine/marijuana-and-cancer.html https://www.dea.gov/drug-information/drug-scheduling
The Science of Magic Mushrooms (with @NOAHFINNCE) | Sci Guys Podcast #261
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The Science of Magic Mushrooms (with @NOAHFINNCE) | Sci Guys Podcast #261

Grab our merch: https://normalcitizen.store/collections/sci-guys Support the podcast on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sciguys WATCH EVERY EPISODE: https://bit.ly/2z3ifN0 SUBSCRIBE TO SCI GUYS Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2TAPC3h Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2H91rZu YouTube: https://bit.ly/2Z7bWTk JOIN OUR DISCORD https://discord.gg/dT2nuvCvFD FOLLOW THE PODCAST Twitter: http://twitter.com/sciguyspod Instagram: http://instagram.com/sciguyspod Facebook: http://facebook.com/sciguyspod Did we make a mistake? Let us know! sciguys.co.uk/corrections Follow the SCI GUYS @notcorry / @lukecutforth References & Further Reading https://www.britannica.com/science/fungus https://www.britannica.com/science/fungus https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22887928/ https://www.britannica.com/science/sclerotium https://science.howstuffworks.com/magic-mushroom6.htm https://www.dea.gov/sites/default/files/2020-06/Psilocybin-2020_0.pdf https://science.howstuffworks.com/magic-mushroom6.htm https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/substance-use/controlled-illegal-drugs/magic-mushrooms.html https://asm.org/articles/2023/february/psilocybin-and-mental-health-the-magic-in-the-mush https://adf.org.au/drug-facts/psilocybin/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3277578/ https://idp.nature.com/authorize?response_type=cookie&client_id=grover&redirect_uri=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nature.com%2Farticles%2Fs41598-020-59282-y https://www.standard.co.uk/news/health/trial-magic-mushrooms-psilocybin-depression-maudsley-hospital-london-b1120423.html https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8901083/ https://adf.org.au/insights/magic-mushrooms-medicine/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6007659/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8156539/ https://www.theguardian.com/society/2023/dec/14/magic-mushroom-use-grows-in-england-and-wales-ons-figures-show https://www.amsterdam.info/drugs/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_status_of_psilocybin_mushrooms
The Science of MDMA | Sci Guys Podcast #260
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The Science of MDMA | Sci Guys Podcast #260

This week we're talking about Molly, and Mandy, or whatever woman's name you want to call MDMA... Grab our merch: https://normalcitizen.store/collections/sci-guys Support the podcast on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sciguys WATCH EVERY EPISODE: https://bit.ly/2z3ifN0 SUBSCRIBE TO SCI GUYS Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2TAPC3h Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2H91rZu YouTube: https://bit.ly/2Z7bWTk JOIN OUR DISCORD https://discord.gg/dT2nuvCvFD FOLLOW THE PODCAST Twitter: http://twitter.com/sciguyspod Instagram: http://instagram.com/sciguyspod Facebook: http://facebook.com/sciguyspod Did we make a mistake? Let us know! sciguys.co.uk/corrections Follow the SCI GUYS @notcorry / @lukecutforth References & Further Reading https://www.history.com/topics/crime/history-of-mdma https://nida.nih.gov/publications/research-reports/mdma-ecstasy-abuse/what-are-mdmas-effects-on-brain https://nida.nih.gov/publications/research-reports/mdma-ecstasy-abuse/what-are-mdmas-effects-on-brain https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7878040/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEAr7ThsYew https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK538482/ https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/newsroom/news-releases/2019/04/psychedelic-drug-mdma-may-reawaken-critical-period-in-brain-to-help-treat-ptsd https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34708874/ https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-021-01336-3 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8820588/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24006318/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8639540/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK482377/
The Science of Weight Loss Drugs: Wegovy & Ozempic | Sci Guys Podcast #259
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The Science of Weight Loss Drugs: Wegovy & Ozempic | Sci Guys Podcast #259

People are using a diabetes drug to lose weight, but does it actually owrk? Are there any risks? Should we even be using drugs for fat loss at all? Grab our merch: https://normalcitizen.store/collections/sci-guys Support the podcast on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sciguys WATCH EVERY EPISODE: https://bit.ly/2z3ifN0 SUBSCRIBE TO SCI GUYS Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2TAPC3h Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2H91rZu YouTube: https://bit.ly/2Z7bWTk JOIN OUR DISCORD https://discord.gg/dT2nuvCvFD FOLLOW THE PODCAST Twitter: http://twitter.com/sciguyspod Instagram: http://instagram.com/sciguyspod Facebook: http://facebook.com/sciguyspod Did we make a mistake? Let us know! sciguys.co.uk/corrections Follow the SCI GUYS @notcorry / @lukecutforth References & Further Reading https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK562269/ https://healthmedia.blog.gov.uk/2023/09/04/accessing-wegovy-for-weight-loss-everything-you-need-to-know/ https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/bitstream/1807/129409/2/AMED.2023.9946924.pdf https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK551568/ https://health.ucdavis.edu/blog/cultivating-health/ozempic-for-weight-loss-does-it-work-and-what-do-experts-recommend/2023/07 https://www.diabetes.org.uk/about-us/news-and-views/ozempic-and-weight-loss-facts-behind-headlines https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/22/well/ozempic-diabetes-weight-loss.html https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/38300808/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/38230266/ https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ta875/chapter/2-Information-about-semaglutide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laPaezEsteI https://www.who.int/health-topics/obesity#tab=tab_3 https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/obesity/ https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/diabetes/overview/what-is-diabetes/type-2-diabetes https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/type-2-diabetes/symptoms/ https://www.pewresearch.org/science/2024/02/26/how-americans-view-weight-loss-drugs-and-their-potential-impact-on-obesity-in-the-u-s/ https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a618008.html https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/type-1-diabetes/about-type-1-diabetes/what-is-type-1-diabetes/
The Science of Pregnancy (with Rebecca Hanssen) | Sci Guys Podcast #257
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The Science of Pregnancy (with Rebecca Hanssen) | Sci Guys Podcast #257

Use code SCIGUYS at the link below to get an exclusive 60% off an annual Incogni plan: https://incogni.com/SCIGUYS Luke is having a baby - surprise! So this week we're joined by the lovely Rebecca Hanssen to chat about pregnancy & the absolutely insane effects it has on the body... Grab our merch: https://normalcitizen.store/collections/sci-guys Support the podcast on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sciguys WATCH EVERY EPISODE: https://bit.ly/2z3ifN0 SUBSCRIBE TO SCI GUYS Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2TAPC3h Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2H91rZu YouTube: https://bit.ly/2Z7bWTk JOIN OUR DISCORD https://discord.gg/dT2nuvCvFD FOLLOW THE PODCAST Twitter: http://twitter.com/sciguyspod Instagram: http://instagram.com/sciguyspod Facebook: http://facebook.com/sciguyspod Did we make a mistake? Let us know! sciguys.co.uk/corrections Follow the SCI GUYS @notcorry / @lukecutforth References & Further Reading https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK559304/#:~:text=Pregnancy%20is%20a%20state%20of,to%20sustain%20the%20growing%20fetus. https://www.britannica.com/science/pregnancy/Anatomic-and-physiologic-changes-in-other-organs-and-tissues https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4928162/ https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2023/04/12/1159753316/pregnancy-start-conception https://www.cam.ac.uk/stories/pregnancy-sickness-cause https://www.nhs.uk/pregnancy/related-conditions/common-symptoms/vomiting-and-morning-sickness/ https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/folicacid/about.html#:~:text=Why%20folic%20acid%20is%20important,and%20spine%20(spina%20bifida). https://www.nhs.uk/pregnancy/related-conditions/common-symptoms/bleeding-gums/
The Science of The Challenger Explosion | Sci Guys Podcast #256
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The Science of The Challenger Explosion | Sci Guys Podcast #256

The explosion of the Challenger shuttle claimed the lives of 7 people. It was certainly a tragedy, but maybe it shouldn't really be described as an accident... Grab our merch: https://normalcitizen.store/collections/sci-guys Support the podcast on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sciguys WATCH EVERY EPISODE: https://bit.ly/2z3ifN0 SUBSCRIBE TO SCI GUYS Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2TAPC3h Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2H91rZu YouTube: https://bit.ly/2Z7bWTk JOIN OUR DISCORD https://discord.gg/dT2nuvCvFD FOLLOW THE PODCAST Twitter: http://twitter.com/sciguyspod Instagram: http://instagram.com/sciguyspod Facebook: http://facebook.com/sciguyspod Did we make a mistake? Let us know! sciguys.co.uk/corrections Follow the SCI GUYS @notcorry / @lukecutforth References & Further Reading https://www.britannica.com/event/Challenger-disaster https://www.nasa.gov/challenger-sts-51l-accident/ https://www.space.com/18084-space-shuttle-challenger.html https://www.nasa.gov/history/35-years-ago-remembering-challenger-and-her-crew/ https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/challenger-explodes https://digital.nls.uk/1980s/science-technology/challenger-disaster/ https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/jan/29/us-space-shuttle-challenger-explodes-after-take-off-1986 https://www.history.com/news/how-the-challenger-disaster-changed-nasa https://www.harpercollins.com/blogs/harperkids/space-shuttle-challenger-explosion https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelperegrine/2021/01/24/the-lasting-leadership-lessons-from-the-challenger-disaster/ https://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/10.1176/ajp.156.10.1536 https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/01/28/464744781/30-years-after-disaster-challenger-engineer-still-blames-himself https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/oct/16/challenger-disaster-american-netflix-space-shuttle https://digital.nls.uk/1980s/science-technology/challenger-disaster/ https://www.history.com/news/how-the-challenger-disaster-changed-nasa https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/jan/29/us-space-shuttle-challenger-explodes-after-take-off-1986 https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/challenger-explodes https://www.nasa.gov/history/35-years-ago-remembering-challenger-and-her-crew/ https://www.space.com/18084-space-shuttle-challenger.html https://www.space.com/18084-space-shuttle-challenger.html https://www.britannica.com/event/Challenger-disaster https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/oct/16/challenger-disaster-american-netflix-space-shuttle https://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/10.1176/ajp.156.10.1536 https://www.history.com/news/big-bird-challenger-disaster-nasa-sesame-street
The Science of Free Money: Universal Basic Income | Sci Guys Podcast #255
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The Science of Free Money: Universal Basic Income | Sci Guys Podcast #255

Does UBI help people? Will it destroy the concept of work ethic? Is it even enough to fix Capitalism's problems? Let's see what science has to say about free money... Grab our merch: https://normalcitizen.store/collections/sci-guys Support the podcast on Patreon: http://patreon.com/sciguys WATCH EVERY EPISODE: https://bit.ly/2z3ifN0 SUBSCRIBE TO SCI GUYS Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2TAPC3h Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2H91rZu YouTube: https://bit.ly/2Z7bWTk JOIN OUR DISCORD https://discord.gg/dT2nuvCvFD FOLLOW THE PODCAST Twitter: http://twitter.com/sciguyspod Instagram: http://instagram.com/sciguyspod Facebook: http://facebook.com/sciguyspod Did we make a mistake? Let us know! sciguys.co.uk/corrections Follow the SCI GUYS @notcorry / @lukecutforth References Universal Basic Income https://www.imf.org/en/Publications/fandd/issues/2018/12/what-is-universal-basic-income-basics https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8378560/ https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0047272723000634 UBI Trials https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2020/2/19/21112570/universal-basic-income-ubi-map https://www.theguardian.com/society/2023/jun/04/universal-basic-income-of-1600-pounds-a-month-to-be-trialled-in-england https://www.london.gov.uk/who-we-are/what-london-assembly-does/questions-mayor/find-an-answer/universal-basic-income-trial-findings https://www.givedirectly.org/2023-ubi-results/ UBI & Health https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0277953621007061 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0047272723000634 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34319878/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34319890/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7208547/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33789535/ UBI & Wealth https://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/2022/research/basic-income-could-cut-poverty/ https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2023/nov/16/ai-is-coming-for-our-jobs-could-universal-basic-income-be-the-solution

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