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: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/cancer-cells-engineered-crispr-slay-their-own-kin http://science.sciencemag.org/content/361/6398/178 About the “Inquiring Minds” Podcast
Each week Inquiring Minds brings you a new, in-depth exploration of the place where science, politics, and society collide. We’re committed to the idea that making an effort to understand the world around you though science and critical thinking can benefit everyone—and lead to better decisions. We endeavor to find out what’s true, what’s left to discover, and why it all matters with weekly coverage of the latest headlines and probing discussions with leading scientists and thinkers.
We talk to author Richard Munson about his new Nikola Tesla biography Tesla: Inventor of the Modern. About the “Inquiring Minds” Podcast
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 About the “Inquiring Minds” Podcast
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. About the “Inquiring Minds” Podcast
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 About the “Inquiring Minds” Podcast