This week we rebroadcast episode 199, where Natalie explains why we should fear an ancient otter, Derrick shares first steps towards liquid metal robots, and Chelsea answers some listener mail about quantum computing in the workplace.
Rebroadcast。 Natalie, Derrick, and Amanda tell us about the origins of protein and the genetics of synesthesia, as well as a special Women’s Day feature about Natalie’s questions about female scientists asking questions。
Emily, Nora, and Nicole F talk about protecting Aspen trees, communication among human neurons, and the many contributions, including linking BRCA genes to cancer, of an inspiring geneticist.
Greg and Nicole discuss viral viruses and podcasting with our interview guest Dr。 Vincent Racaniello, professor of virology at Columbia and host of five science podcasts! Then, Emily answers some listener mail about why electronics don’t use red, blue and yellow as their primary colors。
Amanda, Abhijit and Jonathan cover some recently minted Nobel Prize laureates, as well as a striking new report on how much time we have to act on climate change (spoiler alert, it’s now or never).
Nicole, Dave, and Greg discuss the use of gene drive to eradicate mosquitos, a new anti-filter that only lets large things through, and the effect of stress and trauma on memory.
Amanda, Abhijit, and Emily talk about octopuses made social, beetles fooling bees, and why we have journals.
Hosts Nicole D, Abhijit, and Nora are joined by Marina and Nicole F during our annual live show! This year we discuss common misconceptions surrounding Neanderthals, tectonic plates, and plant communication。 Also featuring a game show and live music from the Ten Thousand Ways。
Greg, Jonathan and Amanda discuss the role of microglia in the connection between obesity and memory loss, naturally inspired artificial photosynthesis, and the latest in the tale of Pluto’s planetary status。