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.
Can smoking actually cause you to be come less of a man? Our hosts Diego, Lisl, Nora, and Ted explore how smoking can cause men to lose the Y chromosome. Plus, Lisl shares stories from animals self-medicating, and our physicists Ted and Nora tells us how to build a fuel cell using graphene.
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.
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.
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.
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