Nov 4, 2019
Do you like to eat, drink, wear clothes, have medicines, and breathe oxygen? If so, thank plants!
Listen as Keith Duncan from the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center describes how to use X-rays to study plants so we can grow more of them on less land, with less water and fewer pesticides or fertilizers.
Oct 17, 2019
Neuroscientist Adie Wilson-Poe, PhD, talks about exciting
research into how cannabis can be used alongside or in place of
opioids to manage long-term pain and addiction.
This is a recording of the talk The Role of Cannabis in the Opioid Crisis and was recorded at the Kiggins Theatre in March 2019.
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Oct 7, 2019
It's October, so it's time for some spooky tales of
how Science is Stranger Than Fiction: Death and
the Afterlife with Dr. Leslie New from WSU
Content warning: lots of discussion of dead bodies, murder, trepanning (pre-historic brain surgery), anatomical models, mummies, grave robbing, books made of human...
Sep 24, 2019
Bees are dying at alarming rates, but what can we do? Dr. Thomas Seeley has some ideas. In this episode he talks about his latest book The Lives of Bees: The Untold Story of the Honey Bee in the Wild and how studying wild bees could give beekeepers some insight on how to fight back against colony collapse. He spoke in...
Sep 8, 2019
Humans naturally seek out novelty and new experiences, and for some people that can lead to drug addiction. Repeated exposure to drugs can create powerful, persistent memories, and these drug-related memories can lead to addictive behavior and relapse, even after years of sobriety.
In this episode, neuroscientist Dr....