Thanks so much to everyone checking in to see if we've posted another episode. Due to spring breaks and travel plans, we need a bit of extra time to get our next episode to you. We're excited for our coming line-up of guests and will have our next episode out soon.
This week we start a series looking at what products in our food that are usually labeled "artificial", "additive", or "synthetic". We're starting off looking at something that you can find in almost every restaurant, coffee shop, and in most of your cupboards- artificial sweeteners. We talked to Dr. Richard Mattes, a scientist in the … Continue reading Faking It: Artificial Sweetners
A few weeks ago in Michigan, we got hit with a blast of icy weather, called a polar vortex, that shut down almost anything going on for a few days. Our university closed down due to sustained windchills below -20˚F and at times the wind chill got below -30˚F. Even though this weather may be … Continue reading Natural Disasters: Polar Vortex
Earthquakes have made recent news in the United States with large earthquakes happening in Alaska. So, this week, we're shaking things up this week and talking with Dr. Shawn Wei and Dr. Jeffery Freymueller about earthquakes. We wanted to know what they are, what causes them, what the consequences of an earthquake are, what does … Continue reading Natural Disasters: Earthquakes
Today we kick off our new series on natural disasters- earthquakes, forest fires, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, and other natural forces shape the world around us and impact many lives. In this episode, we talk with Gib King, about why forest fires start, how they are controlled, and what are potential solutions to prevent massive and … Continue reading Natural Disasters: Forest Fires
This week we finish our human genome series. So far we've discussed how advancing our understanding of our genomic code can provide medical insights and how to protect that personal, sensitive information. This episode, we talked to Dr. Miguel Vilar, Science Manager of National Geographic's Genographic Project, to find out what else can our genome … Continue reading Human Genome: Humanity’s History Book
Last episode we discussed what our genomes are and what information we can learn from them. There's enormous potential using our genomes to solve medical problems. However, in order to get to that point, we need to collect our genomic data. There's a lot of opportunity, but with that comes a lot of new challenges. … Continue reading Human Genome: Hack Attack