Archive for November, 2006

007 – Vedic Science – Brains Matter

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

Ancient Vedic science, the telephone, DNA and Neanderthals, whale brains, and Mayan acoustics Music featured on todays show includes Here with you – Van She. Visit Van She at Thanks to Glen from Modular Music. Other music from Podcast Audio: Lejeune – Moon Shy City Ocean Alexander – Velveture mjc – Ecstasy Os Improvaveis […]

Change to podcast format

Friday, November 24th, 2006

Hi all, I’ve had some feedback about the size of the podcasts, since they’re recorded in 192k quality, and not everyone has high speed broadband. Given that it’s primarily a voice podcast, with a few musical interludes, I’ve changed them to 80k – so you’ll notice a slight drop in quality, but the good news […]

23/11 News

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

NASA fears worst for spacecraft Dino skin preserved in rare fossil find Beijing air quality tops pollution index Microsoft to face challenge over Linux licenses Semicondoctors to give BMW split personality Software distinguishes between online namesakes Peruvian Tombs Offer Wealth of Artifacts Tasty words trigger complex sensations in some New map on human genetic variation […]

Brains Matter – Episode 6 (21/11/2006)

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

Chemistry and the Philosophers Stone, The Wright Brothers, G20,Make Poverty History, Music,

20/11 News

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

U.N. climate pact unlikely until after Bush: experts IMF warns Australia on climate change Gender-bending boy fruit flies fight like girls Cancer stem cells start tumours in mice

Some stories from the world

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

Allergic to your husband? T-shirt plays air guitar It could make an ideal Christmas present in years to come. Australian scientists have built a t-shirt that lets you play “air guitar” for real. Toddlers learn life skills from books Toddlers can re-enact what they see, hear and learn from picture books, new research shows. New […]

Brains Matter – Episode 5 (13/11/2006)

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

Todays episode features stories on Vitamins The band The Killers Polydactylism Elephants recognise themselves in the mirror Huge hurricane rages on Saturn Students cut some slack when hanging loose Oceans becoming more acidic Climate change melting fabled African glaciers Music featured on todays show includes Kelly – Van She Thank you to Glen Goetze from […]


Thursday, November 9th, 2006

Welcome to the Brains Matter podcast – where brains really do matter. A discussion of science, trivia, history, and general knowledge. The show has listeners in: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Egypt, England, Estonia, Finland, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Guam, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, […]


Thursday, November 9th, 2006

All information presented in the Brains Matter podcast, are items in the public domain and presented by The Ordinary Guy in his own words and copyright under the Creative Commons licence where appropriate, except where otherwise specified. Where applicable, references will be made, either in the podcast itself, or in the show notes, to the […]

Brains Matter – Episode 4 (7/11/2006)

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

Todays episode features stories on Chemosynthesis The Academy Awards Piezoelectricity Digital guitars The sun had sisters at birth Space radiation could impede exploration Darwin’s missing notes are now online Music featured on todays show includes The Sphinx – mjc Old fashioned romance – mjc Funky beats – DJ R-Qubed The rennaisance of dodo bird – […]