June 7, 2011

EP. 6 — DNA

What makes you who you are? The simple answer: DNA. This week we invite Dr. Alex Platt to the hatch to discuss deoxyribonucleic acid and what it means for our species. Alex uses his scientific expertise to explain the birds and the bees (and the sluts) and judge David’s impression of Pee Wee Herman. Learn why cloning doesn’t work quite like we’d want it to, and why the fastest sperm might not be the best sperm, this week on Professor Blastoff.

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EP. 217 — Goodbye

Grab your tissues because it’s a sad day in the hatch today. Tig, Kyle, and David are back together one last time to discuss Tig’s engagement party and then weigh in on their decision to end the podcast. The gang reminisces on their favorite bits, answers fan questions, and talks about future plans. Welp, that’s been podcast.

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EP. 216 — Optogenetics

Kyle and David are Tig-less this week in a chat with a friend of the show from North Carolina Jeff McInnis who has a Ph.D in Neuroscience, about controlling the brain with light. Jeff talks to the guys about testing the effects of light on mice, brain chemistry and decision making, and brain mapping.