Jonathan WeinerJonathan Weiner, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Beak of the Finch, joins Nels and Vincent to talk about his career and his writing.

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Jonathan Weiner

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Nels – The Gap by Ira Glass
Vincent – EPA removes climate science site

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TWiEVO018Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Ni-Chen ‘Sylvia’ Chang, Waring ‘Buck’ Trible, and Sean K. McKenzie

Buck and Sean join Vincent in New York, while Sylvia is with Nels in Salt Lake City to discuss the first mutant ant ever made: disruption of orco, a gene required for function of odorant receptors, causes defects in social behavior and fitness.

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Science Picks

Nels – Urban Nature and What Makes a City Ant?
Vincent – Animations from WEHI

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Steamed clamsHosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Stephen Goff

Nels joins Vincent in New York City to speak with Stephen Goff about transmissible clam cancers and the silencing of integrated retroviral genomes.

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Science Picks

Nels – Mindsuckers
Vincent – What is a species?

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Elde Lab Mobile StudioHosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Nels and Vincent reveal how introns – the parts of pre-mRNAs that are removed by splicing – were generated by DNA transposons in two different picoeukaryotes.

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Science Picks

Nels – Did eukaryotes invent anything? (TWiM 144)
Vincent – Virology course online

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Rhabdomys pumilioHosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Hopi Hoekstra

Nels and Vincent speak with Hopi Hoekstra about her career and the work of her laboratory on developmental mechanisms of stripe patterns in rodents.

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Science Picks

Hopi – Diversify EEB, Anne’s List
Nels – 
Celebration for Harry Noller
Vincent – Biological Warfare, Virus Style (journal article)

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Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Jessica BrownMichael Kay, Wayne PottsJune Round, and Janis Weis

From the Microbial Pathogenesis Retreat of the University of Utah School of Medicine, held at the Utah Museum of Natural History, Nels and Vincent speak with faculty members about their work on bacteria, fungi, viruses, and mirror-image biochemistry.

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Nels – An Open Letter to My Class
Vincent – The Beak of the Finch by Jonathan Weiner

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mutualistHosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Corrie Moreau

Corrie Moreau joins Nels and Vincent to talk about her comparative analysis of the genomes of mutualist ants that nest in plants, and non-symbiotic species.

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Science Picks

Nels – Mind-melting animated gifs
Vincent – Parasites Without Borders
Corrie – Brain Scoop with Emily Graslie

Listener Pick

ChrisShark weapons

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Sea cucumberHosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Josh Drew

Josh joins Nels and Vincent to talk about his research on the evolution and conservation of aquatic tropical  biodiversity, and the historical ecology of 19th century American Whalers.

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Science Picks

Nels – Dr. Mary-Claire King at World Science Festival
Vincent – Contagious Thinking
JoshDiversify EEB

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sphaeroeca colony

Colony of choanoflagellates

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Nicole King

Nicole joins Nels and Vincent to discuss the finding of her laboratory that multicellular development of choanoflagellates, the closest living relatives of animals, is regulated by bacterial lipids.

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Science Picks

Nels – I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong (Fresh Air interview)
Vincent – Viral Infections of Leisure by David Schlossberg

Listener Pick

Justin – Endless Forms Most Beautiful by Sean B. Carroll

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Black and peppered mothsHosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Nels and Vincent review experiments showing that the replacement of a pale moth with a black one during the industrial revolution was caused by a transposable element.

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Nels – Is Pokémon Go good for science? (one, two, three)
Vincent – Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli

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