On this week’s show, join hosts Greg, Tyler, Nora, and Chelsea to learn how moths take selfies in dimly-lit clubs, how to turn your windowsill plant into a Frankenstein heat-sensitive conductor, and how thinking like Batman can help us build better microscopes.
This week, we’re showcasing humans at their best, and their worst. Chelsea, Lisl, and Natalie explore human-driven extinction events and do a who’s who of this year’s Nobel Laureates.
Whether you’re into thrifted genes or super vintage jeans, this is the episode for you!
Natalie, Emily, and Scott explore whether genes that are now linked to obesity used to be linked to surviving famines and how our jeans may have always been blue.
This week Emily, Scott, and Lisl host our second ever live show, and discuss how humanity will eventually be wiped from the earth.
Dr. Kat, Dr. Dave, Diego, and Ted talk about putting the “farm” in pharmaceuticals, the latest development in nuclear fusion, the recent climate change summit, and why sleeping too much may be bad for you.
In this episode, Lisl, Rupa and Emily discuss how sex determination works (and no, this is not a birds and bees kind of talk), how drugs like dopamine affect our sleep habits, and which famous mathematicians are in our research families.
Scott, Emily, and Natalie talk this week about how scientists are sharing data and how stars are sharing matter.
How can we better understand the brain? By mapping it using rabies! Dr. Kevin Beier joins hosts Nora, Emily, Tyler, and Ted to explain how mapping the human brain can improve our understanding of dopamine neurons. Plus, Ted shares a breakthrough in superconductor technology and competes with Kevin in our weekly game show.