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Episode 146: Rabidly Mapping the Brain (GO Rebroadcast Episode 95)

How can we better understand the brain? By mapping it using rabies! Dr. Kevin Beier joins hosts Nora, Emily, Tyler, and Ted to explain how mapping the human brain can improve our understanding of dopamine neurons. Plus, Ted shares a breakthrough in superconductor technology and competes with Kevin in our weekly game show.

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Episode 145: The talk, the walk, and the stalk

Natalie, Chelsea, and Emily discuss THE ORIGINAL SILLY WALK, patented by Homo erectus, and why sunflowers are so aptly named (hint: it’s not because they’re yellow!). Plus, Emily brings you Olympic technology fun facts!

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Episode 144: Neutrinos and superheroes!

Join Emily, Scott, and first time host Rupa as they explore the craziness of quantum mechanics through the eyes of neutrinos, and meet some superhero super-cells that can revive your dead brain cells. Also, listen to science rapper Axion’s fire debut about black holes!

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Episode 142: Simple memory, complex traits!

In this episode, Natalie, Emily, and Ted discuss super small data storage using chlorine atoms, a forest in need of kelp, and the complex connection between gut bacteria, diabetes, and metabolism!

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Episode 139: Is anyone out there? (GO Highlights Episode 90)

Is there life on other planets? Are they comprised of carbon shaped buckyballs? And if they visit earth, what geological remnant will they find of humanity? Join hosts Dave, Diego, Emily, and Tyler as we discuss the search for extraterrestrial life, buckyballs in space, and Anthropocene.

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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.