On this week’s show, Greg, Diego, Chelsea, and Nora talk about the physics of the Iranian nuclear deal, the first genetically modified human embryos, and how living systems use quantum mechanics to improve their efficiency!
This week, join hosts Ted, Diego, Trisha, and Trisha for an interview with Lilian Lam about how salmonella is the most evil and effective pathogen ever. Then, learn why Moore’s law may be celebrating it’s last relevant birthday this week.
The Physics of Fast and Furious 7, Fast and Furious Human Evolution, and molecules in SPACE – SPAce – Space – space…..
To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Chelsea, Greg, Ted, Dave and Lisl do a special Beer Goggles Optional episode, and chat about dark matter, four leaf clovers, and extraterrestrial life.
Dave, Nora, Chelsea and Diego cover how luna moths can outmaneuver their enemies in air-to-air combat, we cover the spread of languages, and why having sex can actually protect against diseases.
Dave, Greg, Lisl, and Chelsea discuss a revival of ‘N Sync! No, it’s not the boy band from the 1990’s; it’s the National Synchrotron that will cost $900 million dollars. We also cover a story about a patient’s whose disease was cured when her chromosomes shattered, and our physicist duo introduces us to Superfluids.
What’s the best way to prevent yourself from getting the cold? How about keeping your nose warm? Dr. Ellen Foxman joins Dave, Diego, Lisl, and Nora to explain how the temperature outside can impact your chances of catching a cold. Diego and Lisl discusses how cancer cells are stealing mitochondria, and Trisha and Greg perform a duet for our guest.
Diego, Trisha, Greg, and Chelsea kick off 2015 with some drinking music… but for the zebra finches. Discover why neurologists are so interested in hearing these birds sing drunk. Plus, we scope out the newest type of TVs that rely on quantum dots, and we cover how a group of scientists did something Einstein didn’t think was possible.
Happy New Year listeners! To celebrate the new year, we decided to run some of our favorite segments from 2014 including an interview with Dr. Mahalia Miller on monitoring earthquakes using Twitter, a recap of the Nobel Prizes for 2014, and an interview with Dr. Joe Rodgers on alert stem cells.