In honor of Halloween, hosts Natalie, Lisl, and Scott go scientific trick or treating. We find out whether or not the universe is expanding, if GMO crops are saving the world, and if the spectre Patient Zero truly spread a deadly disease to an entire continent.
On this week’s show, join hosts Greg, Tyler, Nora, and Chelsea to learn how moths take selfies in dimly-lit clubs, how to turn your windowsill plant into a Frankenstein heat-sensitive conductor, and how thinking like Batman can help us build better microscopes.
This week, we’re showcasing humans at their best, and their worst. Chelsea, Lisl, and Natalie explore human-driven extinction events and do a who’s who of this year’s Nobel Laureates.
Whether you’re into thrifted genes or super vintage jeans, this is the episode for you!
Natalie, Emily, and Scott explore whether genes that are now linked to obesity used to be linked to surviving famines and how our jeans may have always been blue.
Natalie, Nora, and Scott dive deep into tumor tissues and deep into space to explore the newest drug delivery mechanisms and the newest neighbor on our galactic block.
Scott, Emily, and Natalie talk this week about how scientists are sharing data and how stars are sharing matter.
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.
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!