This week, Nora, Jonathan, and Emily talk about the science of crowds. Jonathan considers whether “Ask the Audience” is really the best lifeline and Emily shares how a large scale genetic study can help us understand which genes are essential to our survival.
Lisl, Rupa, and Scott discuss an impossible rocket engine, fetal alcohol syndrome, and a promising genetically modified tobacco plant.
In honor of Halloween, hosts Natalie, Lisl, and Scott go scientific trick or treating. We find out whether or not the universe is expanding, if GMO crops are saving the world, and if the spectre Patient Zero truly spread a deadly disease to an entire continent.
Dave, Greg, Lisl, and Chelsea discuss a revival of ‘N Sync! No, it’s not the boy band from the 1990’s; it’s the National Synchrotron that will cost $900 million dollars. We also cover a story about a patient’s whose disease was cured when her chromosomes shattered, and our physicist duo introduces us to Superfluids.
Trisha, Chelsea, Greg, and Diego are joined by Dr. HoJoon Lee, an expert in colon cancer. Our hosts and HoJoon explore how big data and genetics are helping us identify the drivers of this disease. Plus, how bats can jam each other’s signals and one of the steamiest game shows ever.
Join David, Diego, Alisa, and Nick for our very first “Beer Goggles Optional.” We kick back with cold drinks to share our favorite articles: a landmark cancer study in the 70’s to honor the late Janet Rowley, non-invasive sequencing of the DNA of human eggs, and the real reason that Dave might take after the dinosaurs.