A mind is a terrible thing to waste, especially when it’s still growing. We will discuss how a mouse can help us understand the effects alcohol can have on an adolescent mind.
Like it or not, it’s getting warmer. How will this change when and where extreme weather events like tornadoes happen? How will disease-carrying insects like mosquitoes move with changing climate? Join us while we talk about what we are learning about the risk of extreme weather and disease in our changing climate.
No one wants to go blind from preventable diseases, right? See the latest on eye research (get it?) and get to the heart of a researcher’s personal journey toward applying his work to a close subject.
The universe is YUGE, but much of what makes it tick happens at an infinitesimally small scale. We will talk about how we can change what happens at the ultra-small scale simply by observing it, and about the impressive tools we use to observe the universe in action over massive distances. We promise that no real cats will be harmed, though some imaginary cats will have a very good AND bad time.
PEW PEW! BAM! BOOM! These are sounds we often think of when we think of video games, but they can be so used for so much more than that. Discover how people are people are coping with PTSD and learning new skills through technology.
Do you know how much the general population effects things as heady as scientific research and as seemingly “every day” like the purchase of booze on Sundays? Well, if you didn’t, listen up! And if you did, that’s amazing… here’s your chance to learn more!
Maybe she's born with it, maybe it's Maybelline. You hear it all the time, "she's so lucky, she has great genes!" but what does it mean to have good genes? What about "bad" genes?
Earth is ours to steward and protect but we don’t control it, it controls us. From pleasant days to natural disasters we study our planet in hopes that we can anticipate what will happen next.
The human brain is an interesting place. We will talk about how it helps us make good (or not so good) decisions, and how science is helping us learn how to keep it healthy. We will hear about imaging the brain to understand decision making, and efforts to get medicine through the brain’s protective barrier when brain cancer strikes.