This week, Graycen and Alison talk about some science stories they enjoyed this week, including stories about refrigeration, natural painkillers, and the frog-pocalypse. Next they interview Kaitlin McCreery, a Science Buff and mechanical engineer. Listen here or subscribe on iTunes!
Graycen read about making more efficient refrigerators using liquid crystals! Spoiler alert: they don’t work yet, but scientists are excited about them.
Alison read about a woman who produces her own painkillers and chill-out meds: her body basically produces its own cannabinoids! Um, anybody else INCREDIBLY jealous? Second spoiler alert: it has some downsides, too.
Next Graycen talks about a fungus that is wreaking absolute havoc on most frog populations. Ed Yong has an incredible piece about it in the Atlantic, check it out! Final spoiler alert: the mermaids are fine.
After the break we talk to Kaitlin McCreery, who’s doing some awesome materials science in tendon cells.