This week, Nora tells us what a gigantic neuron might have to do with consciousness, Scott talks 7 new exoplanets and the search for extraterrestrial life, and Chelsea shares some quick thoughts on an exceptional scientist, Dr. Mildred Dresselhaus.
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.
Psychology grad student Yuan Chang Leong joins Natalie, Nora, and Nicole to talk about using the show Sherlock to explore how different people store memories – and we’re more similar than you might think! Plus, a three-round game show helps us crown a scientist of the week.
On this week’s evolution-themed Beer Goggles, Chelsea explains a bamboo-zling observation about panda ‘thumbs,’ Nora tells us how our cells became different from bacteria, and Emily shares some general context about the theory that unifies biology.
Nora, Charlie, and Emily talk about whether climate change is going to mess with ocean circulation and try to count ALL the fish in the sea. Plus, a quick aside on what makes the holidays happy.
Lisl, Rupa, and Scott discuss an impossible rocket engine, fetal alcohol syndrome, and a promising genetically modified tobacco plant.