This week, Nicole shares a new way to monitor our gut microbiome and Abhijit tells us how to focus light with a META-LENS. Plus, Nora shines our Scientist Spotlight on Stanford’s own Ben Barres.
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.
This week Emily, Scott, and Lisl host our second ever live show, and discuss how humanity will eventually be wiped from the earth.
Trisha, Nora, Scott, and Natalie have a beer and talk about science, as scientists are wont to do while drinking. Learn about Natalie’s research on human evolution, what’s up with the White House Initiative on the microbiome, and the connection between black holes and quantum mechanics.
Can bacteria form a grass root revolution against their human oppressors? Dave, Ted, and Emily cover how even small amounts of antibiotics can lead to large scale antibiotic resistance by bacteria. Plus, Ted share a discovery from the middle of the galaxy and Emily takes us on a quest to find a vaccine for the Dengue virus.
On this week’s show, Greg, Diego, Chelsea, and Nora talk about the physics of the Iranian nuclear deal, the first genetically modified human embryos, and how living systems use quantum mechanics to improve their efficiency!
Did you know chimps can go to war? Maybe the movies aren’t all fiction after all. Our hosts explore the reasons why our furry cousins are on the warpath. Plus, we explore whether diet soda is good for you (and your gut bacteria!) and Nora shares how the retina is inspiring new detection methods for large hadron colliders.