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Episode 170: Consciousness on Earth, Life in Space

This week, Nora tells us what a gigantic neuron might have to do with consciousness, Scott talks 7 new exoplanets and the search for extraterrestrial life, and Chelsea shares some quick thoughts on an exceptional scientist, Dr. Mildred Dresselhaus.

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Episode 166: Sherlock and Shared Memories

Psychology grad student Yuan Chang Leong joins Natalie, Nora, and Nicole to talk about using the show Sherlock to explore how different people store memories – and we’re more similar than you might think! Plus, a three-round game show helps us crown a scientist of the week.

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Episode 164: ​​Beer Goggles – Evolution Edition!

On this week’s evolution-themed Beer Goggles, Chelsea explains a bamboo-zling observation about panda ‘thumbs,’ Nora tells us how our cells became different from bacteria, and Emily shares some general context about the theory that unifies biology.

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Episode 132 Rebroadcast: DNA Data Download

Do you need a better and more science-inspired way to store your cat photos? Feeling lonely as an Earthling in a galaxy devoid of other life forms? Need a reason to stop hating insects? Chelsea, Nora, and Scott have you covered.

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Episode 136 Rebroadcast: The buzz and the bark: a tale of two creatures

Diego, Lisl, and Scott bring you the buzz about bees and electric fields, another kind of buzz from 5000 year old beer, and what ancient DNA tells us about the domestication of dogs.

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Episode 158: Earth Fever

Natalie, Nora, and Chelsea share their professional and unprofessional opinions on some of the hottest new research in climate science. Actually, scratch that – it’s mostly unprofessional, because this week is a free-wheelin’, beer-drinkin’ Beer Goggles!