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.
Marina, Nicole, and Jonathan talk about how using gene drive on invasive species can still create problems and how to solve those problem. They also discuss a fungus that controls ants. Plus, the our scientists get an interesting listener mail about genetics.
To celebrate our 200th episode, Derrick, Nicole, and Chelsea take us inside the Third Annual Stanford Microbiome Summit.
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.