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Episode 9: Dangerous experiments

10/22/2018
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When the H5N1 flu virus threatened the public with a pandemic, Professor Michael Imperiale helped the U.S. government decide how best to keep the contagion contained in research labs. Imperiale discusses how to stay safe while doing dangerous science.

Duration:00:18:02

Episode 8: Selling out for science?

10/22/2018
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Researcher Kevin Boehnke struggled to reconcile his goal of helping people through science with his need to accept research funds that potentially have strings attached. Boehnke talks about how to deal with conflicts of interest in science research.

Duration:00:22:58

Episode 7: Risk and reward in research

10/22/2018
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Astronomer Jon Miller's research satellite in orbit broke because of a glitch in its software code. Miller talks about how he balances risk and reward in a science career.

Duration:00:23:01

Season 2 trailer

8/22/2018
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Catch up on all six episodes of Season 1 while you wait for How to Science: Season 2 to drop—coming soon! Fall 2018.

Duration:00:02:20

Episode 6: Tim McKay

11/27/2017
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This week's guest Tim McKay tells the story of his early science days–when he defended his research equipment against mice, scorpions, and rattlesnakes in the desert–to his tamer, more recent efforts to welcome people into the fold of higher education.

Duration:00:32:53

Episode 6 promo

11/24/2017
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A scientist who can speak to decades of experience in astrophysics research, upcoming guest Tim McKay has found new inspiration in making higher education broadly accessible.

Duration:00:00:55

Episode 5: Sara Aton

11/20/2017
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Sara Aton is a University of Michigan scientist, researcher, alumna, and professor in the College of LSA with a background in visual art. She wound up in science after her job working with autistic clients made her want to know more about the brain. Now she studies the science of sleep.

Duration:02:13:41

Episode 5 promo

11/17/2017
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Upcoming guest Sara Aton is a University of Michigan scientist, researcher, alumna, and professor in the College of LSA with a background in visual art. She wound up in science after her job working with autistic clients made her want to know more about the brain. Now she studies the science of sleep.

Duration:00:02:13

Episode 4: Orie Shafer

11/13/2017
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Orie Shafer is a University of Michigan professor in the College of LSA who obsesses about biological clocks, which determine rhythms of activity in organisms. He studies networks of clock neurons in the brain to figure out how they orchestrate rhythmic behaviors.

Duration:00:39:02

Episode 4 promo

11/9/2017
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Upcoming guest Orie Shafer is a University of Michigan professor in the College of LSA who obsesses about biological clocks, which determine rhythms of activity in organisms. He studies networks of clock neurons in the brain to figure out how they orchestrate rhythmic behaviors.

Duration:00:00:55

Episode 3: Meghan Duffy

11/6/2017
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This week's guest, Meghan Duffy, sunk to a low point in her life and career when some of her early experiments failed. But she recovered enough to eventually score a faculty position at Michigan, and she recently snagged an invitation to speak at the March for Science in Washington, D.C. She posts articles with ideas, opinions, commentary, advice, and humor at the Dynamic Ecology blog. She's an ecology professor who takes her responsibilities seriously as a mentor in science, especially to...

Duration:02:07:14

Episode 3 promo

11/5/2017
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This week's guest, Meg Duffy, sunk to a low point in her life and career when some of her early experiments failed. But she recovered enough to eventually score a faculty position at Michigan, and she recently snagged an invitation to speak at the March for Science in Washington, D.C. She posts articles with ideas, opinions, commentary, advice, and humor at the Dynamic Ecology blog. She's an ecology professor who takes her responsibilities seriously as a mentor in science, especially to...

Duration:00:00:51

Episode 2: Abby Lamb

10/30/2017
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This week's guest, Abby Lamb, is a Ph.D. student at the University of Michigan. She converted from being a fundamentalist, proselytizing about Christianity and creationism, to an evolutionary biologist who advocates for science.

Duration:01:36:24

Episode 2 promo

10/26/2017
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This week's guest, Abby Lamb, is a Ph.D. student at the University of Michigan. She converted from being a fundamentalist, proselytizing about Christianity and creationism, to an evolutionary biologist who advocates for science.

Duration:00:00:44

Episode 1: Trisha Wittkopp

10/23/2017
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This week’s guest, Trisha Wittkopp, is a professor in MCDB and in LSA’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB). She’s a geneticist to the core who wonders deeply about how changes in genes produce differences in living things.

Duration:01:55:22

Episode 1 promo

10/19/2017
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This week’s guest, Trisha Wittkopp, is a professor in MCDB and in LSA’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB). She’s a geneticist to the core who wonders deeply about how changes in genes produce differences in living things.

Duration:00:00:49

Season 1 Preview (in the beginning...)

10/18/2017
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A show about science, research, and the humans involved in making it happen. Coming later this month from the curious minds at the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

Duration:00:00:44

Season 1 Preview (infomercial)

10/12/2017
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A show about science, research, and the humans involved in making it happen. Coming later this month from the curious minds at the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

Duration:00:02:10