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!
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.
Join Dave, Ted, and Scott to learn about how stars explode, the REAL reason why birds don’t get shocked on power lines, and researchers’ latest breakthrough in the fight against the Zika virus.
This week we explore what’s interesting about those elements at the bottom of the periodic table, how to pack your DNA so it fits in your cells, and a study that tries to answer when women should consider freezing their eggs.
Trisha, Alex, Graham, and David interview Dara Straus-Albee about her work on natural killer (NK) cells, the Minute Men spying within your immune system. Plus, the hosts discuss why we need sleep and our writer Emily delivers The Monster rap performance of the year!