From the hills and gorges of Somerset we give you the old Briton, Cheddar Man! Also, we talk about tree rings and how they are being utilized to see into future wildfire seasons. Do you use Wikipedia in your research? You’re not alone! And in the Climate Lounge we learn that permafrost may be exhaling more than we bargained for.
Enjoy that glass or two of Cabernet. More evidence keeps coming in that wine, in moderation, is beneficial to human health. Besides, is there anything more sublime with that tarragon rainbow trout than a nice flinty Sancerre? No. The correct answer is no!
Slowly getting back in the podcasting groove. Sophie and JD rant and rave about the latest science news, as Tom is calm, cool, and collected while discussing the natural disasters of 2017. How does he do it?
In the very early hours of 9 October, 2017 the Tubbs Fire raced down from the Mayacamas Mountains and destroyed my neighborhood, including our home of 21 years in beautiful Santa Rosa, California. My wife and I escaped with our dog Amy, and not much more. When we were finally able to return a few weeks later there was nothing to salvage. Our home, and everything in it was incinerated.
The Zika virus has been quietly moving across Africa, Asia, and the Pacific for decades. But what if we could turn the worst aspects of this virus and direct them toward killing cancer cells? In a paper published earlier this month in the Journal of Experimental Medicine it seems researchers have done just that. Here to talk with us about this exciting research is one of the senior co-authors of that paper, Dr. Milan Chheda, from the Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis.