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Episode 127 Rebroadcast: When Stars Collide

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.

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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 81: Timing is everything

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.

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Episode 12: Monsters NKorporated

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!

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Episode 7: He’ll be the death of me!

Lisl, Nick, Diego, and Trisha interview Dr. Travis Maures on how the presence of male worms can shorten the lifespan of neighboring worms. The hosts also discuss how science is presented in the media and a link between gut bacteria and autism.