Join Trisha, Nora, and Natalie for a discussion on extinction in Antartica in apocalyptic times, how accurate fMRI signals are at reading minds, and the return of the Game Show!
Emily, Natalie, and Derrick get meta with a discussion about knowing what you know. They also discuss the latest news about antibiotics, and play a game of “why is this a thing?”
This week, Nora talks about self-growing robots, Marina talks about the discovery of a new particle-antiparticle pair, and Natalie shares some quick thoughts on faking videos.
This week, join Emily, Ted, Scott, and Diego as they peek behind the curtain about the genes you REALLY need to survive as a human, metals that melt, and how your immune system might use fossilized viruses to remember potential foes.
Chelsea, Emily, and new host Marina discuss how eggs get their shape, quantum encryption keys, and a new development in genetics.
This week Derrick talks about stars and their partners, Nora bubbles over about liquid-hot MAGMA, and Nicole shares some laughs with “Why Is This A Thing?”. Plus, a reminder to fill out our listener survey by next Monday, *June* 26!!!
This week, Natalie explains how humans recognize faces, Emily gives a quick overview of new findings about human origins, and Derrick talks about how evolution explains millenials.
Join Dave, Ted, and Scott to learn about how stars explode, the REAL reason why birds don’t get shocked on power lines, and researchers’ latest breakthrough in the fight against the Zika virus.
This week, Scott talks about a football-field sized quantum computer, Chelsea describes the physics of frog tongues, and Natalie explains some outlandish basic research in a new segment called “WHY IS THIS A THING?”