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Episode 155: Pluto Placebos, and Pyros

This week Charlie, Rupa, and Chelsea talk about the (literally) cool geological features of Pluto, the hot hot topic of climate change and forest fires, and why the placebo effect is real and totally okay to ascribe to.

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Episode 153: Thrifty genes and ancient blue jeans

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.

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Episode 149: Sex, Drugs, and Goggles Optional

In this episode, Lisl, Rupa and Emily discuss how sex determination works (and no, this is not a birds and bees kind of talk), how drugs like dopamine affect our sleep habits, and which famous mathematicians are in our research families.

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Episode 144: Neutrinos and superheroes!

Join Emily, Scott, and first time host Rupa as they explore the craziness of quantum mechanics through the eyes of neutrinos, and meet some superhero super-cells that can revive your dead brain cells. Also, listen to science rapper Axion’s fire debut about black holes!