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074: The Life and Legacy of Koko the Gorilla

Sophie and JD discussed the recent death of Koko, the famous gorilla who learned sign language. Also in the podcast are how some parts of the world are still struggling with high rates of HIV/AIDS, and news of the recent finding of all the stuff in the universe. This week's Asshole of the Month is an ABSolute jerk.

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073: Antarctic Melt Rate Triples!

The Antarctic melt rate has tripled in recent years and is accelerating. Those here today will not suffer the worst of this. But our children, and our grandchildren beyond them will ask why we let this happen to them. This is our lasting legacy.

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072: Organic molecules on Mars, slowing hurricanes, dogs and influenza

Nevena steals Tom's thunder by covering a story about hurricanes. Tom manages to compose himself as he escorts us into the increasingly warm Climate Lounge.

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JD Goodwin

I'm a recently retired enologist (wine science) and I enjoy long walks on the beach, holding hands, piggy-back rides, romance novels, GMO gardening, skinny dipping and turtles. Call me.

Sophie McManus

PhD student in cardiovascular sciences at Cambridge, otherwise interested in science communication, dance, drinking wine and public health. The latter are probably not mutually exclusive.

Tom Di Liberto

Tom is a meteorologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center and a science writer at NOAA’s

Nevena Hristozova

Nevena is a last year grad student in Vrije Universiteit Brussel, in Brussels, Belgium. She has always been fascinated with the advances of Biotechnology and biological engineering.

Chris MacAlister

From 9 to 5 he's a quality manager of veterinary laboratory but the rest of the time he's a dad and writer, exploring simple and fun ways of explaining a complicated world to his daughter in his blog: Matilda's Lab.

Amrita Sule

Amrita is currently a Postdoctoral Associate at Yale University studying therapeutic targeting of DNA repair proteins in cancer. When not in the lab you will find her doing science outreach or hiking or drinking wine on her couch watching TV.

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