In this episode of The Astroholic Live, we resolved the “cliff-hanger” from the previous episode about how sex in space works.
Our special guest Dr. Suze Kundu took us through the three aspects of her career: research, teaching, and public engagement.
Luìs discussed how playing chess or listening to classical music doesn’t make you smarter according to a new paper, which led to an interesting discussion on ‘STEAM’ Education.
@DrCarpineti I think roots in science and arts are the same. Patterns in a good scientist or a musician are both creativity and discipline
— Marcos Manzanares (@mamanzana) November 5, 2017
I discussed two interesting astronomy stories from the last week or so: the observations of a planet where it snows titanium oxide and the first detection of a ring of cold dust around Proxima Centauri.
Also if you don’t want to go through the whole show for the cocktail recipe I made an instruction video (Yes, The Astroholic has entered the year 2014!)
The cocktail is a colour changing twist on the dirty martini, by mixing rhubarb vodka (which I cannot pronounce), gin, lemon juice and a universal indicator syrup (which I forgot to explain).
The syrup is one part clear syrup (water and sugar boiled) and one part universal indicator (made from the water left by boiling red cabbage) with a one-quarter teaspoon of baking soda.
You can have different color effect by adding the vodka and the lemon juice at the same time (rhubarb vodka is slightly acidic).