Dave, Diego, and Emily query physicist Greg on our top 10 science-ish questions surrounding Christopher Nolan’s new movie “Interstellar.” Learn the difference between wormholes and black holes, how time can actually slow down, and why the robots in the movie looked so cheesy? Plus, how cell phones may be used to predict population movements and Emily compares bacteria memory formation to killing hydras.
How do you study a rapidly changing population that you can’t even see? By modeling it! This week, we welcome theoretical biologist Dr. Meike Wittman as we converse about modeling genetic diversity, the Allee effect, and a matchmaking site for plankton. In our second feature, we cover how new research can help little people, like Tyrion Lannister, grow taller.
Lisl, Diego, and David are joined by physicist Nora Brackbill, who explains how to build a quantum computer using diamonds. The group also covers the recent news out of Vermont that requires GMO foods to be labeled. Finally, is Inception possible? We explore reality within a lucid dream within a podcast.