Posted by: grokscience | April 27, 2016

Epigenetic Trauma

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

Genealogical triage…๐Ÿ˜‰

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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…๐Ÿ˜‰

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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…๐Ÿ˜‰

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Posted by: grokscience | April 6, 2016

Science of RBF

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

Dude…๐Ÿ˜‰

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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…๐Ÿ˜‰

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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.ย  On this episode, Marta Zaraska discussed the history of our obsession with meat.

Where’s the A1?๐Ÿ˜‰

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Posted by: grokscience | March 16, 2016

Zika Virus

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In January 2016, the World Health Organization predicted that Zika virus would spread through most of the Americas by the end of the year. On this episode, Dr. Brenda Wilson discusses the origin of the Zika virus, its connection to microcephaly, and what is being done to stop its spread.

Where’s Norton?๐Ÿ˜‰

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Posted by: grokscience | March 9, 2016

Lingua Isomorphica

me_400x400For most grown ups, a foreign language may seem unintelligible. But, human languages may be more similar than one might think. On this episode, Tanmoy Bhattacharya discussesย a common structure underlying word meaning that is independent of culture and geography.

Mmm, linguini…๐Ÿ˜‰

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Posted by: grokscience | March 2, 2016

Gravitational Waves

cavagliaPredicted 100 years ago by Albert Einsteinโ€™s general theory of relativity, gravitational waves have finally been detected. On this episode, Dr. Marco Cavaglia, assistant spokesperson for the LIGO scientific collaboration, joins us to explain what these waves are, how they were detected, and what they can tell us about the universe.

Surfs up…๐Ÿ˜‰

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Posted by: grokscience | February 24, 2016

Aberrant Personalities

Screen shot 2016-02-26 at 2.07.51 PMNarcissism and psychopathy are not generally well regarded personality traits, but how do we identify those personality types. On this program, Dr. Frieda Birnbaum discussed these aberrant personality types.

What, me worry?๐Ÿ˜‰

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