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Episode 43: Evolutionary Taste

格鲁竞技This week is all about the animals! First we make a Life Aquatic-style dive into the ocean to find the unseen consequences from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Next, are you hungry listeners, and have you ever wondered what would you serve a hummingbird that you wouldn’t serve a dinosaur? Finally, we talk about… talk! We cover recent work that has better modeled both human and animal communication.

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Episode 42: Goggles Optional’s Guide to the Galaxy

This week, we cover robot swarms – what it takes to get over a thousand robots to behave as one。 We explore the origins of the super-athlete gene found in Tibetans。 Finally, we cover a cool new way plants and parasites can share messages。

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Episode 41: Duckageddon

What were you doing in 2004? Well this week’s interviewee was busy working on the Rosetta project, an initiative that just succeeded in sending a spacecraft to rendezvous with a comet! Professor Erik Adli joins the podcast to explain the purpose and challenges of the mission, as well as his latest work at the SLAC accelerator. You don’t want to miss an epic parody duet by hosts Trisha and Greg, how big data is challenging the mouse model, and finally, a special game show question to our writer Dr. JT Neal.