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Episode 136: The buzz and the bark: a tale of two creatures

Diego, Lisl, and Scott bring you the buzz about bees and electric fields, another kind of buzz from 5000 year old beer, and what ancient DNA tells us about the domestication of dogs.

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Episode 130: The Bear-Berry Duality

On this week’s show, hosts Greg, Ted, and Dr. Kat discuss an application of quantum computing that’s making waves, why genome-editing biotech might not be a fountain of youth, and how bears are making global warming bearable for berries.

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Episode 126: Battles: Bronze Age War and New Weapons Against HIV

An all-female cast of Chelsea, Dr. Trisha, and Dr. Kat tell us about an epic Bronze Age battle (that’s not the Iliad), the relationship between vegetarianism and climate change, and a potential HIV therapeutic that fights virus with virus.

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Episode 125: The antibiotics revolution

Can bacteria form a grass root revolution against their human oppressors? Dave, Ted, and Emily cover how even small amounts of antibiotics can lead to large scale antibiotic resistance by bacteria. Plus, Ted share a discovery from the middle of the galaxy and Emily takes us on a quest to find a vaccine for the Dengue virus.

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Episode 123: Genomes and Metals and Viruses, Oh My!

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.

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Episode 120: Catching Gravitational Waves

Diego, Lisl, Emily, and Ted discuss one of the biggest story from last week: the discovery of Einstein’s gravitational waves (4:42)! Join our hosts as they discuss what are these waves, what do they sound like, and why they are like bouncing on a trampoline. Then, Lisl shares how the parasite toxoplasma can inflict chimps (20:52) and Emily gets excited about cancer in naked mole rats (24:30).