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Is there a role for basic research in our society? Do scientists studying animals waste tax-payer money? How does learning about evolutionary biology benefit humans? Tune in to this episode to hear science journalist and writer Carl Zimmer talk about the importance of basic research and the future of biology. 

 

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Is there a limit to animal size? Could Godzilla actually exist? Tune into this podcast to hear Art and Marty talk to Jon Harrison and Jim Brown about what it means to study animal size and how it affects our society. 

 

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What is the role of random, stochastic events in biology? How does our body react to such events? Does the presence of random events in our brains give us the illusion of freewill? Tune into this podcast to hear Marty and Art talk to Denis Noble about the necessity and importance of stochastic events that occur within our cells.

 

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Why do we drink alcohol? Are we just primates looking for a fix? Tune in to this podcast to hear Art and Marty talk to Robert Dudley about what biologists say is the reason we drink alcohol. 

 

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