Nora, Emily, and Abhijit discuss the brain and how it communicates using some viral technology, what’s going on with the jet stream, and how the heck to clean silver.
This week, Nicole shares a new way to monitor our gut microbiome and Abhijit tells us how to focus light with a META-LENS. Plus, Nora shines our Scientist Spotlight on Stanford’s own Ben Barres.
This week, Nora shares new insights about sight based on how flies smell, Abhijit connects fundamental physics to the Pyramids, and Emily uses science to justify your video game obsession.
This week, Chelsea shares why electrons might be slow to escape their parent atoms, Nicole describes a next step towards building life in the lab, and Marina answers listener mail on metascience.
Nora, Nicole, and Natalie talk about brains, including what makes human brains different, how human intelligence might work, and why DARPA is funding neuroscience research.
This week, Natalie explains why we should fear an ancient otter, Derrick shares first steps towards liquid metal robots, and Chelsea answers some listener mail about quantum computing in the workplace.
This week, Derrick, Marina, and Abhijit cover electron microscopy that’s so cool it’s worth a Nobel Prize and point out some gaps in our understanding of fluid dynamics in space. Plus, Nicole F makes her hosting debut with a segment on using the blockchain in healthcare.
Join Emily, Derrick, and Chelsea for an electric episode on superconductors and lightning. Plus, a description of the research behind this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine.