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SFP: Episode 254: The Topher Grace Comeback

This episode contains: We start off discussing our kids. Steven tells us about visiting the College World Series. There he got really drunk found a cool tattoo artist. But did not get a new tattoo.

https://www.instagram.com/davekoenigart/

Biologically Speaking: Gut Microbes eat our medication. “Researchers have discovered one of the first concrete examples of how the microbiome can interfere with a drug’s intended path through the body. Focusing on levodopa (L-dopa), the primary treatment for Parkinson’s disease, they identified which bacteria out of the trillions of species is responsible for degrading the drug and how to stop this microbial interference.”

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190613143629.htm

Robot Overlords: This freaky fish is powered by blood… not really. “In an effort to create more autonomous, life-like robots, scientists have developed a soft robotic lionfish with a multi-functional circulatory system. A blood-like compound powers the bot and provides propulsion.”

https://gizmodo.com/this-freaky-robotic-fish-is-powered-by-blood-1835651052

Sci-Fi: Steven got a new Star Wars board game. Devon saw I am Mother. He also saw The Space Between Us. We finally discuss this season of Black Mirror (the first two eps at least).

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