Radiation Warnings in Sapphire… For the FUTURE!
Episode 20 by Jennifer Gagné (Click here to directly access the MP3)
What will humans leave behind for the future to find? How about large quantities of radioactive waste? Stored underground in caverns, what happens when super-intelligent archaeologist space reptiles show up in 60,000 years and unearth our radioactive waste? Would be kind of good if we left them a warning… But how do you make sure the warning survives the generations? SAPPHIRE!
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Jennifer Gagné is a trained journalist, who decided politics weren’t for her, but quantum mechanics was. After school, she peeked into a newsroom, but decided to find something a bit closer to her love of science. She is currently basking in knowledge at TRIUMF, Canada’s national lab of particle and nuclear physics, where she gets to nerd out as a communicator of science. She is also an alumna of the Banff Science Communications Program, where she found her kinfolk. Outside of her day job, she tells people stories of giant whales at the Beaty Museum, and tends to her pet Henry, an iron clad beetle that lives on her kitchen table and eats apples.