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.
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.
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.
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).
With the Zika virus spreading across South America, Diego, Trisha, Nora, and Ted comes to your rescue with a Zika virus survival guide! Trisha shares why reproducing science is important, Diego talks about the link between Vikings and lung cancer, and Goggle Gabbles!
This week on goggles, we are nominating a new candidate to be president: the newly discovered Planet 9! It’s big! It’s got gravity! And it’s the only candidate who can implement a single-payer healthcare model. Plus, the heated CRISPR patent battle, controversies over data sharing, and why El Savador wants parents to stop having kids until 2018.
Join Diego, Dave, Nora and Ted for a discussion about a bus-sized crocodile, the effectiveness of brain training apps, and thoughts about thinking.
It is a time of discovery! Excitement grips the galaxy as physicist Scott shares the discovery of four new elements to the periodic table. Meanwhile, Diego shares his bad luck with casinos and cancer, and Trisha sings a new song dedicated to sperm (SFW).
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).