This week, Nora, Jonathan, and Emily talk about the science of crowds. Jonathan considers whether “Ask the Audience” is really the best lifeline and Emily shares how a large scale genetic study can help us understand which genes are essential to our survival.
Nicole, Natalie, and Nora discuss some really interesting animals – the naked mole rat and plastic eating moths and introduce our new host, Derrick.
This week, we’re talking about the dynamic nature of diseases. Jonathan covers a new connection between a harmless virus and celiac disease, Emily highlights the constant evolution of cancer, plus Natalie explains how an artificial mind can help predict heart disease.
This week, Chelsea, Natalie, and Emily team up with Nerd Nite Silicon Valley for a live show at the Tech Museum in San Jose. For this extreme-themed show, Natalie talks about engineering an entire organism from scratch and Chelsea covers building electronics IN SPACE… Plus, we bring back our mini-game show segment “WHY IS THIS A THING?”
Natalie, Emily, and Jonathan discuss Diego the tortoise, animal superpowers, and a meta study on science news.
Scott and Natalie are joined by science communicator Dr. Meenakshi Prabhune, who runs the blog Backpack Full of Questions. They discuss two stories from her blog about birds navigating and birds using tools, as well as her journey from PhD student to full-time science journalist!
Emily, Nora and Jonathan are joined by guest Rohan Mehta from the Dish on Science! Join them as they talk about their favorite Dish articles, including studying the spread of disease using Twitter and a new model organoid.
Natalie, Emily, and Jonathan talk about all things genes today. A new DNA bases pair, Gene Drive, and a jump down the rabbit hole about exoplanets.