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094: Fast Radio Bursts, Nobel Laureate inserts foot in mouth, and more…

James Watson continues to prove that brilliant people can sometimes be stupid and oblivious to reality. SpaceX reveals its supremely cool and 1950's retro sci-fi rocket.

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093: Cricket Diplomacy

We ring in 2019 with news of lovelorn crickets, the far side of the moon, food allergies, and a new branch on a big tree. But the proverbial elephant in the room is the ongoing shutdown of the United States' government.

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092: Gabriela Montejo-Kovacevich

The best in science communication tells a compelling story. This week we have a great one! Gabriel Montejo-Kovacevich joins us to talk about her field research in Central and South America studying butterflies of the genus Heliconius. She shares her story of the hard work and the gratifying rewards of field research in challenging conditions. Gabriela is at the front line of science, and we are grateful to her for sharing her adventure and her research with us.

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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 Climate.gov.

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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