Diego, Trisha, Chelsea, and Nora discuss the scientific angle of the Paris Climate Conference (4:30) and how animals can detect cancer (17:06). Plus, Diego shares an interesting nugget on keeping time (14:44) and Chelsea reveals how big experiments can lead to unexpected rewards (27:46).
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.