Posted by: grokscience | May 25, 2016

Weird Life

indexFrom extremophillic bacteria to the Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intellegence, NASA Ames to fictional sentient nebulae: there is a long history of fascination with weird life. On this episode, we discuss the book Weird Life: The Search for Life That Is Very, Very Different from Our Own with its author, David Toomey.

Phone home?😉

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Posted by: grokscience | May 18, 2016

Art of Risk

Kayt Sukel, Author Is risk taking a natural behavior? What are the biological underpinnings of risk behavior? On this episode, Kayt Sukel discussed the art of risk.

Role double 6s…😉

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Posted by: grokscience | May 11, 2016

Commanding Attraction

tanyastockIn our fast-paced world of modern dating, what does it take to succeed? What does our posture say about who we are? On this program, Tanya Vacharkulksemsuk discussed how open postures improves one’s chance at getting a first date.

Let the arms do the talking…😉

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Posted by: grokscience | May 4, 2016

Serengeti Rules

headshot.pngAll living things are regulated from the molecules in our bloodstream to the populations of animals on the African Savanna. On this episode, Sean Carroll joins us to discuss the logic of regulation as well as how these principles can be applied to treat disease and heal ecosystems.

Band-aid?😉

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Posted by: grokscience | April 27, 2016

Epigenetic Trauma

mark-wolynnHow can traumatic events be passed to subsequent generations?  On this episode, Mark Wolynn discussed identifying and treating inter-generational trauma.

Genealogical triage…😉

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Posted by: grokscience | April 20, 2016

Curious

ianleslie_16forweb-200x300We are all born curious and a healthy sense of curiosity can benefit a person in many ways. However, modern technology threatens human curiosity. On this episode, Ian Leslie tells us about the benefits of this trait, why it is in danger, and how you can strengthen your own natural curiosity.

Watch out, cat…😉

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Posted by: grokscience | April 13, 2016

Biota and Zika

shapira.jpgThe evolution of microbial communities (microbiota) and viruses have broad implications on human health and how animals and plants change. On this episode, Michael Shapira discusses his work on how microbes shape evolution. Lulan Wang also joins to discuss the mutation of the virus that cause the Zika fever.

Sitting in a tree…😉

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Posted by: grokscience | April 6, 2016

Science of RBF

Jason-Rogers_0What’s in a face?  On this episode, we talk with Jason Rogers, who recently used the Noldus software to study the science of “resting b*** face” (RBF).

Dude…😉

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Posted by: grokscience | March 30, 2016

Prodigy’s Cousin

wo8KU4WEAre child prodigies and those with autism related? On this episode, Kimberly Stephens discussed prodigy’s cousin.

Bob’s your uncle…😉

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Posted by: grokscience | March 23, 2016

Meathooked

marta-zaraska-71_mMeat is a staple of the diet of many cultures, but its use may be outweighed by many factors.  On this episode, Marta Zaraska discussed the history of our obsession with meat.

Where’s the A1?😉

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