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!
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.
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?”
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.
Scott, Chelsea, and Natalie discuss how dinosaurs get beaks, NASA’s asteroid missions, and a new way to find out if someone has a concussion.