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  • Up To Date | Google Glass Lives! and Breaking Dog Urine News
    Inquiring Minds
    12:15
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    This week: A Standford study used Google Glass to help kids with autism understand others people’s emotions; and breaking news regarding the way dogs pee. Links: Google Glass helps kids with autism read facial expressions http://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2018/08/google-glass-helps-kids-with-autism-read-facial-expressions.html Small Dogs Aim High When They Pee https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/dog-spies/small-dogs-aim-high-when-they-pee/

  • Up To Date | How Plants Tell Time, Lab-Grown Pig Lungs, Stolen Fields Medal
    Inquiring Minds
    12:18
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    This week: A new study from the University of Bristol showing the way plants accumulate sugar helps them tell what time it is; scientists have successfully transplanted lab-grown lungs into pigs; and Caucher Birkar was awarded the Fields Medal—and then it was immediately stolen. Links: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-08/uob-pct073118.php https://www.sciencenews.org/article/scientists-transplant-lab-grown-bioengineered-lungs-pigs https://www.npr.org/2018/08/02/634889308/prestigious-mathematics-medal-stolen-minutes-after-it-was-awarded

  • The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers
    Inquiring Minds
    41:42
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    Ben Goldfarb is a writer covering wildlife conservation and fisheries management. We talk to him about his new book Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter.

  • Up To Date | A Lake on Mars, Dog Empathy, and TBI & the Military
    Inquiring Minds
    14:20
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    This week: Italian scientists found a body of liquid water on mars using radar; a new study suggests that while dogs do feel empathy for us, training them to be therapy dogs doesn’t make them care more, it makes them more obedient; and research shows that military training can result in traumatic brain injuries even outside of combat. Links: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/07/liquid-water-spied-deep-below-polar-ice-cap-mars https://hub.jhu.edu/2018/07/24/dogs-comfort-owners-canine-psychology/ https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/07/25/632243103/marines-who-fired-rocket-launchers-now-worry-about-their-brains

  • Revisiting Flint: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope
    Inquiring Minds
    32:45
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    We talk to Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the pediatrician who first proved that Flint’s kids were exposed to lead about her new book What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City. Links: https://inquiring.show/episodes/2018/4/1/171-siddhartha-roy-the-science-behind-the-flint-water-crisis

  • Up To Date | GMO Acceptance, Elle Macpherson, and Friendly Fish
    Inquiring Minds
    12:46
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    This week: New research suggests labeling can increase GMO acceptance; Elle Macpherson’s terrible new boyfriend (it’s relevant, I swear); and research looking into the personality of caught fish. Links mentioned: Mandatory labels can improve attitudes toward genetically engineered food http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/6/eaaq1413.full Friendlier fish may be quicker to take the bait https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180716114546.htm

  • How Neuroscience Is Redefining Athletic Genius
    Inquiring Minds
    54:24
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    We talk to sports and business journalist Zach Schonbrun about his new book The Performance Cortex: How Neuroscience Is Redefining Athletic Genius.

  • Up To Date - Killing Cancer Cells and Exploring the Sunk Cost Fallacy (In Rats)
    Inquiring Minds
    13:43
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    This week: New research into using CRISPR to destroy cancer cells with other cancer cells and a study suggesting rodents aren’t immune to the sunk cost fallacy. Links: Cancer cells engineered with CRISPR slay their own kin https://www.sciencenews.org/article/cancer-cells-engineered-crispr-slay-their-own-kin Sensitivity to “sunk costs” in mice, rats, and humans http://science.sciencemag.org/content/361/6398/178

  • Nikola Tesla: Inventor of the Modern
    Inquiring Minds
    40:20
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    We talk to author Richard Munson about his new Nikola Tesla biography Tesla: Inventor of the Modern.

  • Up To Date | Air Pollution & Diabetes, Microbiome Studies, & Why Driving Makes You Sleepy
    Inquiring Minds
    15:27
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    This week: New research exploring the link between air pollution and diabetes; the huge potential of doing large scale microbiome studies; and a look into why driving makes babies (and the rest of us) sleepy. Links mentioned: https://www.npr.org/2018/07/05/594078923/scott-pruitt-out-at-epa https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-pollution-diabetes/air-pollution-may-account-for-1-in-7-new-diabetes-cases-idUSKBN1JV25W https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05522-1 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00140139.2018.1482373

  • Aroused: The History of Hormones
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    39:24
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    We talk to Randi Hutter Epstein, M.D, lecturer at Yale university, writer in residence at Yale Medical School, and author of the new book Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything.

  • Up To Date | Longevity Pioneers, Leaky Methane, and Predicting Earthquakes
    Inquiring Minds
    13:40
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    This week: New research shows mortality rates level off if you can reach a certain age; the problem of methane gas leaking from power plants; and a new likely candidate for where California’s next big earthquake will take place. Links mentioned: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/360/6396/1459 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180619164153.htm http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2018/06/20/science.aar7204

  • Motherhood in the Animal Kingdom
    Inquiring Minds
    48:51
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    We talk to biologist and science writer Carin Bondar about her latest book Wild Moms: Motherhood in the Animal Kingdom.

  • Up To Date | Mind Controlling Robots, Viral Alzheimer's Link, and Remembering Koko
    Inquiring Minds
    13:41
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    This week: New research into controlling robot arms with your brain, a surprising link between a common virus and Alzheimer's Disease, and remembering Koko the gorilla.

  • Intelligent Machines Are Changing Everything
    Inquiring Minds
    45:02
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    How do we create artificial intelligence that isn't bigoted? Can we teach machines to work exactly like our brains work? “You don’t program a machine to be smart,” says our guest this week, “you program the machine to get smarter using data.” We talk to James Scott, statistician, data scientist, and co-author (with Nick Polson) of the new book AIQ: How People and Machines Are Smarter Together.

  • Virtual Reality Is Changing Human Connection
    Inquiring Minds
    55:34
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    We talk to Peter Rubin, editor at Wired and author of Future Presence: How Virtual Reality Is Changing Human Connection, Intimacy, and the Limits of Ordinary Life.

  • The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity
    Inquiring Minds
    41:01
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    We talk to Carl Zimmer, New York Times columnist and author of 13 books about science about his latest book She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity.

  • Up To Date | Don’t Eat Clay, Do Eat Dark Chocolate
    Inquiring Minds
    19:07
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    This week: New research shows a 6-month treatment for breast cancer is nearly as successful as the previously-standard 12-month course; the surprising effects that clay can have on your body; and a look into new studies that give new reasons why dark chocolate is good for you. Huge thanks to guest co-host Adam Bristol! Links mentioned: https://www.jwatch.org/fw114187/2018/05/18/herceptin-study-suggests-shorter-6-month-course-breast https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-26958-5

  • Up To Date | Where Happiness Comes From, and Why
    Inquiring Minds
    16:06
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    In this mini-episode, Kishore talks to neuroscientist and author Dean Burnett about his new book Happy Brain: Where Happiness Comes From, and Why.

  • Why We're Addicted to Screens
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    37:01
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    We talk to Adam Alter, author and marketing and psychology professor at NYU's Stern School of Business about his book Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked.