This week, Nora tells us what a gigantic neuron might have to do with consciousness, Scott talks 7 new exoplanets and the search for extraterrestrial life, and Chelsea shares some quick thoughts on an exceptional scientist, Dr. Mildred Dresselhaus.
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.