Floating circumvolution

Floating circumvolution by Nenad Cerovic

No problem not being nice to Dickson in this episode, because he’s absent for a discussion of a new giant virus that replicates in the cytoplasm yet transiently accesses the nucleus to bootstrap infection.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

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Weekly Science Picks 1:45:30

Kathy – U-M Rubik’s Cube story   #1 video   #2 video    #3 video
Alan
You’re not going to believe this
Rich – High School student builds robot to solve Rubrik’s cube
Vincent – NIH limits grant money and The abomination of a bill

Listener Pick

Ken – The Fab Lab with Crazy Aunt Lindsey
Laurel – Sally Hoskin’s CREATE program
Maureen – Simple Science Experiments You Can Do With Eggs Before Breakfast

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Paul BieniaszPaul Bieniasz joins the TWiV team to talk about the co-option, millions of years ago, of an endogenous retrovirus envelope protein by hominid ancestors for host defense against viral infection.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Paul Bieniasz

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Weekly Science Picks 1:18:45, 1:36:00

Kathy – UM Science Communication TeachOut
Alan
LLNL nuclear test videos
Rich – The Great A.I. Awakening  (Artificial neural network; DeepDream; DeepDream images)
Dickson
 – Cassini images
PaulHoward Hughes Medical Institute
Vincent – Google rewrites search rankings; Senator Whitehouse on politics of climate change

Listener Pick

Anthony – Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Weather Monitor Kit

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plaque assaysHosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVsters reveal new giant viruses that argue against a fourth domain of life, and discovery of viruses in the oceanic basement.

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Weekly Science Picks 1:29:05

Kathy – Cloud appreciation society
Rich – High Rise Urban Farming
Dickson
 – Planets orbiting a distant star
Vincent – TWiEVO 18: Raiders of the lost orco

Listener Pick

KevinCherry blossoms at Brooklyn Botanical Garden

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TWiV436Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Susan Daniel, Colin Parrish, and Gary Whittaker

At Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Vincent speaks with Susan, Colin, and Gary about the work of their laboratories on parvoviruses, influenza viruses, and coronaviruses that infect dogs, cats, horses and other mammals.

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Poliovirus watercolor by Doris CullyHosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVome discuss the blood virome of 8,420 humans, and thoroughly geek out on a paper about the number of parental viruses in a plaque.

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Weekly Science Picks 1:39:50

Alan – Couple donates insect collection
Kathy
 – Why is science important to you?
Rich – Hook
Dickson
 – Ten Incredible Astronomy Pictures
Vincent – Why Trump’s NIH Cuts Should Worry Us and
The Real Threat to National Security: Deadly Disease

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Pteromalus puparumHosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

The esteemed TWiVumvirate reveal the discovery of a new negative stranded RNA virus of wasps that regulates longevity and sex ratio of its parasitoid host.

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Weekly Science Picks 1:23:40

Alan – The Wrath of Khan from Bug Chicks
Kathy
 – Boaty McBoatface submarine launching
Dickson – Fierce animal portraits
Vincent – Westworld

Listener Picks

Hannah – Plague, Inc
Stig – John Oliver: Trump vs the truth

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C. elegansHosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

The lovely TWiV team explore evolution of our fecal virome, and the antiviral RNA interference response in the nematode C. elegans.

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Weekly Science Picks 1:26:45

Alan – Contact information for Senators and Representatives
Kathy
 – How Tumor Virology Transformed Oncology
Dickson – Seven new species of Peacock Spider
Vincent – Proposed NIH budget cut and Expensive Oxford Comma

Listener Picks

Kim – Pigeon Fashion Week (TWiEVO 7)
Richard – aeroMorph and Understanding Molecular Evolution
JohnyeIce Instruments and Fahrenheit and Celsius

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DNA glovesHosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVites discuss Zika virus seroprevalence in wild monkeys, Zika virus mRNA vaccines, and a gamete fusion protein inherited from viruses.

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Weekly Science Picks 1:25:50

Alan – Raspberry pi
Kathy
 – The Worst F&#%ing Words Ever
Dickson – NASA images of climate change
BrianneHow herd immunity works
Vincent – Radioactive boars in Fukushima

Listener Pick

Margaret – DNA socks and gloves

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Kusama pumpkin NaoshimaHosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson Despommier, Alan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVirions reveal bacteriophage genes that control eukaryotic reproduction, and the biochemical basis for increased Ebolavirus glycoprotein activity during the recent outbreak.

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Weekly Science Picks 1:40:55

Rich – Germ Theory by Robert P. Gaynes
Alan – Student Scientist Partnerships
Kathy
 – Symbiartic
Dickson – PaleoBioDB Navigator
Vincent – Kusama Infinity Room

Listener Pick

ChaimHow to fight back against the backfire effect

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