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Episode 58: Black hole cats

Dave, Trisha, Chelsea, and Greg are joined by Dr. Yula Paluy, a social psychologist who studies conflict resolution. Discover how sending funny cat pictures can help resolve difficult conflicts between people and groups. Plus, Greg and Chelsea teaches us how to build a black hole whirlpool that can capture Captain Jack Sparrow.

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Episode 55: Black Holes and Banana Phones

Dave, Diego, and Emily query physicist Greg on our top 10 science-ish questions surrounding Christopher Nolan’s new movie “Interstellar.” Learn the difference between wormholes and black holes, how time can actually slow down, and why the robots in the movie looked so cheesy? Plus, how cell phones may be used to predict population movements and Emily compares bacteria memory formation to killing hydras.

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Episode 54: Jamming colon cancer!

Trisha, Chelsea, Greg, and Diego are joined by Dr. HoJoon Lee, an expert in colon cancer. Our hosts and HoJoon explore how big data and genetics are helping us identify the drivers of this disease. Plus, how bats can jam each other’s signals and one of the steamiest game shows ever.

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Episode 53: Finding people in DisPlace

How can physicists aid in humanitarian work? This week, we speak with Toly Rinberg and Andrew Bergman on their work to locate internally displaced people in the war torn country of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Our hosts also cover why small things are having a big impact on cancer research.

Special note: If you would like to donate to Toly and Andrew’s cause, please visit here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/displaced-populations-in-north-kivu-dr-congo