Episode 14: 10% brain, 90% kidney

Graycen and Alison share some stories they read this week, including stories about space, skeletons, unconventional reproduction, and falling in love! Then they interview cosmobiologist Graham Lau about life, the universe, and science communication. Listen here or subscribe on iTunes!

Graycen read about Jeremy Rehm’s piece for Nature on same-sex reproduction in mice. Thanks to Kelsie Anson for suggesting this article, even though Graycen initially somehow misread the first sentence of the article and thought this work had been done in pandas and was disappointed to find out that it was just mice.

Alison learned about skeletal ethics from Christie Wilcox’s article at Undark.

Marina Corin has written some really great space stuff for The Atlantic, including this piece about Hubble et al. going into safe mode and this one about Opportunity going dark.

To learn about how falling in love affects your immune system, Alison went straight to the source. And the source is this paper by Murray et al. in Psychoneuroendocrinology. Thanks to friend of the pod, Daniel Ramirez, for suggesting this!

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