This week Derrick talks about stars and their partners, Nora bubbles over about liquid-hot MAGMA, and Nicole shares some laughs with “Why Is This A Thing?”. Plus, a reminder to fill out our listener survey by next Monday, *June* 26!!!
This week, Scott talks about a football-field sized quantum computer, Chelsea describes the physics of frog tongues, and Natalie explains some outlandish basic research in a new segment called “WHY IS THIS A THING?”
This week, Nicole describes the surprising source of a new sexually transmitted infection and Scott shares some neutrino news from his own research. Plus, Emily puts the ‘Scientist Spotlight’ on the Princess of Paleontology, Mary Anning.
Natalie, Jonathan, and Nora discuss some of the newest methods to hit the scientific scene in an effort to treat Parkinsons and HIV.
Nicole, Natalie, and Nora discuss some really interesting animals – the naked mole rat and plastic eating moths and introduce our new host, Derrick.
Chelsea and Jonathan talk to the March for Science – SF organizers Dr. Monique Smith and Kristen Ratan about the march and what they hope to achieve.
On this week’s free-flowing Beer Goggles, Jonathan, Paul, and Nicole share their favorite ‘AHA’ moments in science, and some of the grueling follow-up work that turned those ‘bolts-of-lightning’ into new knowledge and technologies.
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!