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Episode 178: The Power of Crowds

This week, Nora, Jonathan, and Emily talk about the science of crowds. Jonathan considers whether “Ask the Audience” is really the best lifeline and Emily shares how a large scale genetic study can help us understand which genes are essential to our survival.

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Episode 176: Dynamic Diseases

This week, we’re talking about the dynamic nature of diseases. Jonathan covers a new connection between a harmless virus and celiac disease, Emily highlights the constant evolution of cancer, plus Natalie explains how an artificial mind can help predict heart disease.

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Extreme GO Live @ NerdNite SV

This week, Chelsea, Natalie, and Emily team up with Nerd Nite Silicon Valley for a live show at the Tech Museum in San Jose. For this extreme-themed show, Natalie talks about engineering an entire organism from scratch and Chelsea covers building electronics IN SPACE… Plus, we bring back our mini-game show segment “WHY IS THIS A THING?”

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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.