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John Hawks on Human Evolution, Ancient DNA, and Big Labs Devouring Fossils – Episode #6

3/21/2019
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Hawks is the Vilas-Borghesi Distinguished Achievement Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He is an anthropologist and studies the bones and genes of ancient humans. He's worked on almost every part of our evolutionary story, from the very origin of our lineage among the apes, to the last 10,000 years of our history.

Duration:00:54:01

Kaiser Kuo of Sinica on Modern China and US-China relations – Episode #5

3/7/2019
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Kaiser Kuo is a host and co-founder of Sinica, a current affairs podcast originally based in Beijing. Sinica guests include prominent journalists, academics, and policy makers who participate in uncensored discussions about Chinese political, economic, and cultural affairs.

Duration:01:16:54

Ted Schultz on Ants, Emergent Behavior, and the Molecular Revolution in Systematics – Episode #4

2/21/2019
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Corey and Steve speak with Ted Shultz, research Entomologist at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Ted is an expert in Leaf Cutter Ant evolution and systematics. Topics discussed include evolution, systematics, the genetic basis of behavior, E. O. Wilson and small revolutions in science.

Duration:00:45:10

Noor Siddiqui, Thiel Fellow, on Stanford and Silicon Valley – Episode #3

2/7/2019
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Corey and Steve interview Noor Siddiqui, a student at Stanford studying AI, Machine Learning, and Genomics. She was previously a Thiel Fellow, and founded a medical collaboration technology startup after high school. The conversation covers topics like college admissions, Tiger parenting, Millennials, Stanford, Silicon Valley startup culture, innovation in the US healthcare industry, and Simplicity and Genius.

Duration:01:08:40

Bobby Kasthuri & Brain Mapping – Episode #2

1/31/2019
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Corey and Steve are joined by Bobby Kasthuri, a Neuroscientist at Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago. Bobby specializes in nanoscale mapping of brains using automated fine slicing followed by electron microscopy. Among the topics covered: Brain mapping, the nature of scientific progress (philosophy of science), Biology vs Physics, Is the brain too complex to be understood by our brains? AlphaGo, the Turing Test, and wiring diagrams, Are scientists underpaid? The future...

Duration:01:15:08

CRISPR Babies – Episode #1

1/24/2019
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Corey and Steve discuss news of gene edited babies in China, and the future of human genetic engineering.

Duration:00:22:32

Introductions – Episode #0

1/24/2019
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Corey and Steve, friends for almost 30 years, introduce each other to the audience.

Duration:00:48:13