Episodes
We know now that pigs can express their happiness (or sadness) vocally. But did you know that those emotions can be manipulated - by music? Also, have you ever heard of endometriosis? And where did 'Lyme disease' get its name?
Published 05/02/22
Ever met a dog that's anti-vax? Probably not. And that's why they can be protected from dangerous tick bites, but we can't (yet).
Published 04/30/22
An estimated 200 million women around the world suffer from an intense form of menstrual & abdominal pain called endometriosis. A new tool could improve their chances of diagnosis and treatment.
Published 04/29/22
A less healthy Gabe returns to talk long COVID, new variants & the best corona metric we still have.
Published 04/24/22
Is it fair to say a potentially dangerous new variant of the coronavirus, a 'killer variant,' is on its way?
Published 04/22/22
And if there's a path to recovering from COVID-19, he's... getting there.
Published 04/21/22
He outran it for two years. But this week, COVID caught up with Gabe.
Published 04/17/22
Want your surgeon to do better, faster work? A new study suggests The Beatles and AC/DC can help.
Published 04/16/22
It's bad enough being sick and quarantined with three young kids. It's worse when one breaks her hand.
Published 04/14/22
There are things we talk about. And things we don't. If you're into the "don't," you'd love sex research journals.
Published 04/13/22
It's important for us to know what animals are "saying." And new technology lets us do just that. Also, a select few of your emails.
Published 04/10/22
We love hearing from our listeners around the globe. Especially Mark.
Published 04/07/22
If pigs could talk, what would they say? Researchers in Europe are beginning to find out.
Published 04/04/22
How could a diabetes medicine be connected with a '40% increase' in birth defects? And with stealth omicron now dominating... shouldn't we know a little more about it?
Published 04/03/22
Plenty of news stories happened this week. But there was only one that everyone talked about. Why?
Published 03/31/22
BA.1 and BA.2 infections are not equal. New data allows us to compare them directly.
Published 03/29/22
The coronavirus is spreading in Germany like never before. And restrictions are vanishing as if the pandemic didn't exist. Huh?
Published 03/27/22
For anyone who knows anyone with muscular dystrophy, there's a ray of hope in Berlin, Germany. Scientists there are using stem cells to try and cure the incurable (and debilitating) genetic disease.
Published 03/25/22
When war footage lands in your feed, does watching it "sensitize" you to the conflict? Or is it just needless trauma?
Published 03/23/22
Figuring out how to prevent COVID infections in Ukrainian refugees is a lot more important than you might think. Also, do you, or someone you know, suffer from "drunkorexia"?
Published 03/15/22
Just as a pandemic 'ends,' a (potentially cataclysmic) war of aggression begins — with no end in sight.
Published 03/13/22
BA.2 is the most contagious variant ever analyzed. We're dropping our mandates anyway.
Published 03/12/22
We spoke to a theoretical physicist on the ground in Ukraine about his life, his work during war — and the nuclear threat.
Published 03/11/22
We're not sure if there's a meaningful way to discuss the upheaval of the last few weeks on this show. But it seemed wrong not to try.
Published 03/09/22
Hi everyone! Conor's back after a bout with COVID, and this episode really is just about that.
Published 03/07/22