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The Herping Hour Podcast is brought to you by Lily Rose Reptiles and Dawn of time exotics. We are all Reptile Hobbyists and Enthusiasts. Teaming up to bring you videos surrounding reptile husbandry and best practice, species considerations, our own reptile collections and projects and different guest invites. Seeking the best scientific methods and practices for housing commonly and uncommonly kept reptile species.
 
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This latest episode is an audio version of a cover story from our online magazine, The Scientific Observer. In it, Technology Networks’ Senior Science Writer, Ruairi J Mackenzie, visits a clinic in London offering injections of ketamine as a solution to addiction. What is the future of this new frontier of psychedelic medicine?…
 
On this episode of Opinionated Science, the team reviews two studies that show off the power of genomic technologies, from very different angles. One answers key questions about why some women experience extreme vomiting and sickness in their first trimester of pregnancy, and the other reveals why dog breeds aren’t all they are cracked up to be. Re…
 
In this episode we chatted to Shay from Obsessive Recessive. We hear Shay telling us all about how Obsessive Recessive got started, hobby breeding, how Obsessive Recessive made the move in to an online shop providing dry goods, supplements and enrichment for your Reptiles. Shay also details the future plans for Obsessive Recessive. We hope you enjo…
 
In this episode of Opinionated Science, the team discuss a new advance that uses a microscopic worm to sniff out lung cancer, why caffeine is being investigated to treat ADHD and a stats study that may undermine an important area of neuroscience. Read more from this podcast: "Worm-on-a-Chip" Device Could Help Diagnose Lung Cancer Could Caffeine Hel…
 
Opinionated Science is Technology Networks’ homemade podcast, where our team of scientists-turned-journalists cut out the chewy jargon and serve up slices of the most fascinating stories from the world of science. In this sneak peek episode, Lucy Lawrence will be discussing the world of infectious diseases with Senior Research Associate at the Univ…
 
In the latest Opinionated Science, the TN team look at a study of pigs’ emotions that may put you off your bacon, discover why an extinct rat shows the challenges of bringing species back from the dead and explore why bacteria of oceanic origin are key to your gut’s ability to digest a humble maki roll. Read more from this podcast: How Does Your Gu…
 
Opinionated Science is Technology Networks’ homemade podcast, where our team of scientists-turned-journalists cut out the chewy jargon and serve up slices of the most fascinating stories from the world of science. In this sneak peek episode, Lucy Lawrence will discuss the world of cancer immunology with Professor of Cell and Tissue Therapy at UCL, …
 
Opinionated Science is Technology Networks’ homemade podcast, where our team of scientists-turned-journalists cut out the chewy jargon and serve up slices of the most fascinating stories from the world of science. In this sneak peek episode, the team is joined by Dr David Hughes, the Chief Executive Officer at CN Bio and Assistant Professor Martin …
 
In the latest Opinionated Science, the first of 2022, the TN team discuss why multiple sclerosis links to a herpesvirus, a limb regenerating Fitbit that has amputee frogs hopping again and the next era of pill-based mRNA technology. It’s also the debut of a new segment for Opinionated Science, Lab Confidential, where we reveal the chaos in our list…
 
In this episode we chatted to the lovely Shelley & Rhys of MCC Couriers. We have people that ask about couriering reptiles and also those that are put off by the thought of reptiles and animals being transported. This episode is great for highlighting how a couriers end to end process works from the booking, planning and execution of each run. Hope…
 
This weeks episode hears us chatting to Thomas Marriot of Exotics Keeper Magazine. Thomas is EK Magazines editor and has a wide range of knowledge in the animal kingdom. We hear about how conservation lead Tom on his travels, how he came to work with EK and what it’s like being a reptile magazine editor. We thoroughly enjoyed this one as we was abl…
 
In this bumper episode, the team review a series of studies from the last year that investigate Christmassy food. Could the future of Christmas dinner involve a cell culture roast, unnaturally smooth chocolate and fractal cauliflower? Read more from this podcast: Unraveling the Romanesco Cauliflower’s Spiraling StructureHate Broccoli? Your Oral Mic…
 
In this episode, the team examines a new study that challenges the notion that gut microbes may play a causal role in autism spectrum disorder. Might a link once ascribed to signaling from the gut’s nervous system actually just be a consequence of restricted diet?Read more from this podcast:Small study suggesting alteration of ASD traits after micr…
 
Episode 12 hears us chatting to Darren from Darling Balls Reptiles in our first snake related episode. Darren has kept a variety of different Reptiles, Exotics and Inverts across the years but decided to start up a breeding project this season with both his Royal Pythons and Corn Snakes. We hear how he found his first season with snake pairings, wh…
 
In this podcast, the team look at two overlooked diseases. Malignant mesothelioma was known to be caused by the construction material asbestos decades before it was banned, while ME/CFS remains poorly understood by science. Two new developments could bring and clarity and a route to better treatment for these conditions. Read more from this podcast…
 
In this weeks Episode we are joined by Simon from Sussex Mantis & Phasmids to discuss how Simon started in the invert Hobby, what species he has kept over the years and what he currently keeps and works with. Simon also offers some good advice on beginner Mantis and Phasmids for those who are considering delving in to the world of Inverts. We get t…
 
Opinionated Science is Technology Networks’ homemade podcast, where our team of scientists-turned-journalists cut out the chewy jargon and serve up slices of the most fascinating stories from the world of science. In this sneak peek episode, the team is joined by Dr. Carl Ascoli, Chief Scientific Officer at Rockland Immunochemicals. Drawing upon de…
 
We are joined in Episode 10 by 5 amazing guests. Trey - Palmetto State Geckos Sophie - Geckos by Sophie Tim - TKReptiles Goncarlo - Dart Geckos Teun - T-Dragons In this episode we discuss the differences across the world that we face in the reptile hobby. During this episode we gain an insight in to any restrictions, adherences, minimum requirement…
 
In this episode of Opinionated Science, Senior Science Writer Ruairi J Mackenzie speaks with Dr. Rex Jung, an assistant professor in the department of neurosurgery and director of neuropsychological services at the University of New Mexico, about the neuroscience of creativity. Together, they investigate the research that has attempted to understan…
 
In this weeks Episode we are joined by Alex & Kitty from Jelly Exotics to discuss Rescue & Re-homing Reptiles. Jelly Exotics are a fully registered charity with all the right insurances in place. Although it's an upbeat episode the issues talked about on this weeks show and the challenges faced are very real. We hear from Alex & Kitty regarding wha…
 
In this episode, the team is joined by Jacob Sten Petersen, Corporate Vice President and Head of Stem Cell Research and Development for the global healthcare company Novo Nordisk. Drawing upon decades of experience in drug development, join us to hear Professor Petersens unique insights into how cell culturing has played a role during the COVID-19 …
 
In this episode, the Technology Networks team review a pair of studies showing off the power of microbes. In one, they act as a conduit in an unlikely potential health benefit for a high-salt diet. In the other, they are revealed to play an important role in the breakdown of plastic in the environment. Read more from this podcast: High Salt Diet He…
 
In this weeks episode we continue our Leo Lowdown series with Part 3 which hear's us chatting to Joseph of JTB Reptiles surrounding Leopard Gecko Cohabitation. We discuss how Joseph has managed to so far successfully cohabit a 2:1 group of Leopard Geckos in a bio active environment. We chatted about the in's and out's of quarantine, introductions a…
 
In this episode, the team is joined by James Eberwine, the Co-Director of Penn Centre for Single Cell Biology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia. We will be discussing how single-cell sequencing differs from alternative methods such as bulk sequencing, its applications, the challenges associated with singl…
 
In this episode, the Technology Networks team review world-leading research into the mechanisms behind endometriosis, a condition that affects up to 10% of women of reproductive age, but often takes a decade to diagnose. There's also a peek into mom's brain during birth and a new cancer vaccine that uses similar technology that which created the Ox…
 
This week we continue our Leo Lowdown series with Part 2 which hear's us chatting to Trey from Palmetto State Geckos. We chat to Trey surrounding how he originally started out keeping reptiles, what lead him to start breeding, what he has enjoyed and disliked most about his first season and any advice he has for keepers coming in to the Hobby. It w…
 
This is the first episode of a mini series called Bioactive Buddah. In this episode you hear us chatting Bioactive set ups with our guest Chantelle's Reptiles. Chanetelle has created some incredible bioactive set ups including some amazing large set ups. You can find these on her Instagram page Chantelles Reptiles, they will without a doubt give yo…
 
Episode 5 hears us joined by the awesome Chloe Hine of Chloe's Geckos. We get to know Chloe as a breeder and what her aspirations are with the Projects she is working on and within the Hobby itself. It was a very insightful chat and we took away some great information. It was great to hear all about Chloe's journey with Reptiles (Leopard Geckos in …
 
In this episode, the team looks at a study showing that the wild European perch has a fondness for methamphetamine and another body of research that has advanced how lower limb neuroprostheses are designed. Quite a pairing! Read more from this podcast:Wild Fish Can Become Addicted to Methamphetamine in the WaterBest Foot Forward: Advanced Artificia…
 
Episode 4 hears us chatting about Bearded Dragons and their husbandry and requirements, this includes heating, lighting, feeding and genetics. In this episode a mixture of information is given that I have picked up over my years of keeping and breeding, I have also used some information from the Facebook lighting group which is extremely useful. Ge…
 
Episode 3 hears us discussing a selection of different questions covering reptiles, photography and wellbeing. During this episode we chat in depth with our guest Cand from Welsh Morphology Photography surrounding these topics. Thank you to Cand for joining us for this episode and for sharing what we feel is extremely useful and important informati…
 
Episode two hears us covering a range of Myths & Monsters with our guest Oliver Haworth. We answer questions sent to us from the reptile community related to different species and myths that have been circulated. We also have an in depth light hearted chat around different cryptids. Links & Information Oliver Haworth Facebook - Oli’s Zoo - Animal B…
 
Hi, this is our first ever episode to The Herping Hour. During this podcast we have a general chat and give you an opportunity to get to know us a little more. Follow our social media at: Lily Rose Reptiles Dawn of Time Exotics The Herping Hour Podcast Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Herpinghour)…
 
In this episode, the team is joined by Ben Southwell, an Assistant Professor at Lake Superior State University. We explore the world of cannabis potency testing, from start up laboratories to growers and extractors and take a look at how to select the right instruments for your needs. Opinionated Science is Technology Networks’ homemade podcast, wh…
 
In this episode, the team take a look at a new study that suggests the "Hygiene Hypothesis" - that early exposure to some microorganisms protects against allergic disease - might be in need of a cleanup. They also detail some findings on the psychedelic drug psilocybin and its effects on the connections of the mammalian brain. Not to be missed! Rea…
 
In this episode, the team is joined by Dr Toby Astill who is PerkinElmer's global Market Manager Leader. We explore what happens when you cross cannabis with robotics, and Toby provides an overview of the benefits of automating laboratory testing and PerkinElmer’s new QS Works 420 workflow. Opinionated Science is Technology Networks’ homemade podca…
 
In this episode, the TN team looks in depth at three new studies: - An investigation of how personality traits may influence whether you are are morning person or night owl - An inflatable innovation that could lead to pain-relieving spinal implants becoming commonplace - A study of migraine and PTSD in identical twins that reveals the shared genet…
 
On this week’s Opinionated Science, the team take a look at the growing potential of psychedelic medicine.Hundreds of new clinical trials, exciting new synthetic psychedelics and a universal acceptance that current mental health treatments are not meeting patients’ needs have pushed the mind-altering potential of psychedelics into the medical mains…
 
In this episode of Opinionated Science, we hear from Annika Branting, the Product Manager for Visium spatial solutions EMEA for 10x Genomics, and Peetra Magnusson from Uppsala University. Together we explore the world of spatial transcriptomics and get a sneak peek into Peetra’s work where she investigates the rare neurovascular disease Cerebral ca…
 
In this episode of Opinionated Science, we hear about some revolutionary research that has deployed a cutting-edge genetic technique to restore partial sight to a man who lost his vision to retinitis pigmentosa 40 years previously. And also about a behavioral experiment involving over 300 cute puppies - this podcast has it all! Read more from this …
 
In this episode, the team is joined by Claudia Consoli, the Facility Lead for qPCR at Central Biotechnology Services in Cardiff, Jon Baize, the Senior Product Manager for Thermo Fisher Scientific Connect Platform™ and David Joyce, the director of Product Management at Thermo Fisher Scientific. They explore the fundamental requirements of the labora…
 
In this special crossover episode, the TN team are joined by Leo Bear-McGuinness, Science Writer and Editor for Analytical Cannabis and hear his interview with Merril Gilbert, co-founder of edibles consultancy TraceTrust. We hear how cannabis edibles affect our bodies and brains and how the growing demand for edibles will see the creation of cannab…
 
In this episode the TN team take a look at a study that has plucked DNA out of thin air, and another that points the way towards reversing stress-induced hair loss. There are several bad puns in this episode, please proceed with caution. Read more from this podcast:First Evidence of Animal and Human DNA Collection From AirScientists Uncover Why Chr…
 
In this roundup episode , the TN team review what happens in the brain when we drink alcohol, find out how to use baboons and grapes to make discoveries about logic processing and unearth the rise-and-fall life story of an ancient Mayan. Read more from this podcast:Bones Tell the Story of a Powerful Man's Rise and FallBehavioral Effects of Alcohol …
 
In this episode, the TN team round up some of the best and weirdest science from the last month. We investigate some innovative methods being used to control invasive squirrels, a new technology that could partially restore sight and an innovative memory technique beloved by ancient greeks, memory maestros and TV detectives. Read more from this pod…
 
In this episode, the TN team round up some of the best and weirdest science from the last month. Hear how elephants and naked mole rats fight cancer, how immunotherapy is getting a microbial boost from poop transplants and why researchers think our sleep patterns might be affected by the phases of the moon. Read more from this podcast: The Marsupia…
 
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