Equinox

Welcome to the online home of Equinox, hosted by Dr. Rob Carter and Joseph Darnell.

Dr. Robert Carter and producer Joseph Darnell explore the world from a Christian perspective. On our quest, we will discuss science, but a little history and philosophy as well.

Welcome to the online home of Equinox, hosted by Dr. Rob Carter and Joseph Darnell.

Dr. Robert Carter and producer Joseph Darnell explore the world from a Christian perspective. On our quest, we will discuss science, but a little history and philosophy as well.

The Periodic Table
Ep. 53May. 751m 25s

This week, Rob tells us all about transparent wood, gets excited about SpaceX rocket landing, Joseph announces Equinox Plus(!), and for the main topic, the guys explore the periodic table. Rob does a wonderful job of making sense of some of the most frustrating parts of chemistry class for us.

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Black Holes
Ep. 52Apr. 301h 4m 19s

In this great episode, Dr. Carter explains how black holes really work—a far cry from how they’ve been portrayed in science fiction films that are the basis for everything Joseph thought he knew about them. Also the guys discuss the latest experiments in beekeeping.

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Worldwide Weather Patterns
Ep. 51Apr. 231h 44s

This week, Rob and Joseph shoot the breeze! Rob explains Hadley cells to us, contrasts land and water weather patterns, answers the questions ‘what will the weather be like tomorrow and in six months’, and explains so much more. And at the end of this episode the guys geek out about their new bee colonies and beekeeping challenges.

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Flat Earth (April Fools!)
Ep. 50Apr. 71h 7m 40s

Rob and Joseph talk about 3D printing beehive accessories, beekeeping (as we are prone to do!), Georgia’s Savage Race, and for the main topic, the flat earth conspiracy. Ooooh boy!

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Things in Sci-Fi That Bug Us
Ep. 49Mar. 271h 8m 2s

Rob and Joe dive deep into the little things that bug them the most in the Sci-fi genre, and, of course, they also talk about bees. A story or two about whales learning how to avoid whaling ships and gorillas being taught to fear death make for a well-rounded episode, if they do say so themselves.

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Pollen, the Yellowing
Ep. 48Mar. 1848m 6s

Pollen, that scourge of Spring and Fall! What is it, exactly? What does it do? Why do they cause allergies and how do scientists identify plants based on their pollen?

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Bee Biology
Ep. 47Mar. 121h 2m 32s

Joe and Rob wax eloquent about our little wax making friends, the honeybee. Rob talks about his tricked-out hive in which he has installed some electronics. They then go on an excursion into the world of Arduino before getting to the meat of the discussion: the biology inside the hive. From bee guts to bee parasites, get ready to bee amazed.

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The ‘Eyes’ Have It
Ep. 46Feb. 261h 5m 35s

 Joseph and Dr. Carter discusses the Odyssey successfully landing on Mars, Rob’s submitted COVID-19 paper, and how eyes work—everything from biochemistry to optics to geometry to image processing to the eyes of big cats and giant squid! We’d love to have you join us for another quest on Equinox!

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First Anniversary!
Ep. 45Feb. 201h 4m 32s

Rob and Joseph celebrate Equinox’s first complete revolution around the Sun. They review their themes and goals for the show, share background stories, discuss how this podcasting thing works, and approach growth with the scientific method. :-)

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Dating the Carbon-14 Way
Ep. 44Feb. 111h 54s

The science isn’t as certain as some scientists want you to think. There’s a theoretical limit to how old you can date things with carbon-14. The fact that we find it in every carbon source on earth, the planet cannot be more than one million years old according to the dating methods. Learn all about it with Rob and Joseph!

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