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Episode 129: Memories and the Moon

Join hosts Diego, Nora, and Chelsea as they discuss an under-appreciated isotope on the Moon, the discovery of a new branch in the tree of life, and how mice backup their memories.

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Episode 71: So Many Supernova!

What could be better than one supernova? More than one supernova! This week, the hosts discuss supernova lensing, and how RNA can kill pests. Is your epidermis feeling salty these days? Learn why mice’s salty skin helps protect them against infections.

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Episode 35: Facebook: more than meets the (lazy) eye

Diego, Lisl, Emily, and Nora turn their eyes to a report that Facebook altered users’ news feeds for a study on emotional contagion. Speaking of eyes, our hosts discuss a way to treat lazy eyes with exercise, and Nora shares a way to monitor wind patterns. Plus, find out what animal has the strongest bite, and go bananas for a monkey-themed game show round!

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Episode 30: Measles, Cancer… Fight!

Trisha, Emily, Diego, and David take to the ring to cover the exciting fight between an engineered measles virus and a deadly cancer. If you think that Darwin was a poor, struggling scientist, think again! The hosts discuss the role of philanthropists in science funding, and make some interesting observations about some of our earliest scientists. Next, if we give mice wheels, will they run? An interesting study covers mice running on wheels in the wild. Finally, we share viewer responses on food labeling, and end with a close battle in the game show.