February 27, 2017 - Dr. Rebecca Lewis discusses the evolution of power in primates

28Feb

Primatologist Dr. Rebecca Lewis is an associate professor of Anthropology at The University of Texas at Austin and the director of Ankoatsifaka Research Station in Kirindy Mitea National Park, Madagascar. We discuss her research on the evolution of power in primates, how she became interested in studying Verreaux's sifaka, and her experiences establishing and maintaining a biological field site in Madagascar.

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Monday, June 1st, 2015 - Dr. Tom Maineiro talks about string theory

24Feb

What is quantum field theory? What is string theory?What is a neutrino? This week Dr. Tom Maineiro will explain all this and more to you, so that you will be ready to impress people at a fancy dinner party. 

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Monday, November 14, 2016 - Viviana June talks about hybrid vigor

22Feb

Do you know that most of the corn you eat are hybrids? Do you know that Ligers are generally bigger than both tigers and lions? Why? This is because of something called hybrid vigor. Viviana June talks about hybrid vigor and her work studying the circadian rhythm in Arabidopsis plant hybrids. There is also lots of Kale love. 

 

Fact clarification: Arabidopsis species have a genome size of roughly 135 Mbp

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Monday, May 5, 2016 - Erin Giglio talks about epigenetics

21Feb

Erin Giglio talks about epigenetics and the nature vs nurture debate.  Think mutations in the DNA is the only way to pass on genetic changes to your offspring??? Think again! 

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Monday, February 20th, 2017 Porcia Vaughn talks about how to get the most out of UT biology library services

21Feb

Porcia Vaughn talks about how to get the most out of UT biology library services, where to get free donuts, and best practices for studying, research, and data management. 

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Monday, October 24, 2016 - Allison Lawman chats about corals and climate

21Feb

Corals! Calcium carbonate! Climate change! Allison Lawman walks the gang through her research on corals as a model for studying global climate changes on this episode.

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