Dr. Kat, Dr. Dave, Diego, and Ted talk about putting the “farm” in pharmaceuticals, the latest development in nuclear fusion, the recent climate change summit, and why sleeping too much may be bad for you.
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.
This week, hosts Nora, Chelsea, and Diego talk lead-cleaning microbots, how LSD messes with your brain, and thousand-year-old-teeth.
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.
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.
Diego, Scott, and Chelsea discuss how chewing food shaped human evolution, AlphaGo’s victory over humanity in board games, and how to reset an electron. Plus, our weekly hot start and Goggles gabbles.
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.
Everyone has been or know someone who’s been through a tough breakup, but why do some people get through them better than others? This week, Trisha, Chelsea, Kat, and Diego welcomes Lauren Howe to explain the science of breakups. Plus, Chelsea explains why North Korea did not detonate a hydrogen bomb.
Happy New Years! To ring in 2016, we decided to look back at our best features from the last year. First, Tyler answers questions about the science of cooking sent in by celebrity listeners (0:55). Diego turns into a cancer detecting pigeon (10:07). Finally, we welcomes physicist Devon Powell to discuss how his research in Dark Matter led him to Los Alamos National Laboratory (20:50).