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Episode 176: Dynamic Diseases

This week, we’re talking about the dynamic nature of diseases. Jonathan covers a new connection between a harmless virus and celiac disease, Emily highlights the constant evolution of cancer, plus Natalie explains how an artificial mind can help predict heart disease.

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Episode 164: ​​Beer Goggles – Evolution Edition!

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.

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Episode 145: The talk, the walk, and the stalk

Natalie, Chelsea, and Emily discuss THE ORIGINAL SILLY WALK, patented by Homo erectus, and why sunflowers are so aptly named (hint: it’s not because they’re yellow!). Plus, Emily brings you Olympic technology fun facts!

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Episode 124: *Go* Chew on it

Diego, Scott, and Chelsea discuss how chewing food shaped human evolution, AlphaGo’s victory over humanity in board games, and how to reset an electron. Plus, our weekly hot start and Goggles gabbles.

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Episode 91: Too cool for malaria

Hosts Lisl, Emily, Ted, and Diego discuss the roll-out of the world’s first approved Malaria Vaccine, whether being cool in 7th grade is good for your long term prospects, and a crazy single celled sea creature that has a legit eyeball. You think those mosquitoes look docile? You have no idea

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Episode 63: We nose how to stop colds

What’s the best way to prevent yourself from getting the cold? How about keeping your nose warm? Dr. Ellen Foxman joins Dave, Diego, Lisl, and Nora to explain how the temperature outside can impact your chances of catching a cold. Diego and Lisl discusses how cancer cells are stealing mitochondria, and Trisha and Greg perform a duet for our guest.