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May 18, 2018

In this episode we are talking about sleep, and an unusual experiment designed to study it. Imagine going to a camp where the director is a sleep scientist, and you go to bed hooked up to a machine that monitors your brainwaves. We’ll meet Mary Carskadon, the scientist who r...

May 5, 2017

How do vaccines work to keep you healthy? It's like showing a "Wanted" sign with a picture of a bad guy to your body. When the disease shows up looking to make you sick, your body will be prepared to fight it off. 

 Imagine this poster, but with this ugly/fuzzy Zika molecule...

July 18, 2016

Charles Darwin is known as the father of evolution, but he got his start as a naturalist as a young man. He took an ambitious five year journey around the year, studying thousands of species of plants and animals. Many years after his return to England, he wrote The Origin o...

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