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Evolution is about more than survival of the fittest. It's also about the survival of the most cooperative. Join us as we explore the collaborative side of life sciences research and work to consciously evolve science itself. This podcast is a production of Penn State University's Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences.

Latest Episodes

Season 02, Episode 06: Can Lasers Speed Up Coronavirus Detection?

October 6, 2020 / Season 02 / Episode 06 / 00:39:41

On August 20, 2020, we spoke to an interdisciplinary team of scientists collaborating at the intersection of physics, engineering, materials science, epidemiology and information technology. Their work holds the promise of new rapid identification diagnostics for SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses through enhanced Raman spectroscopy.

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Mauricio Terrones, Shengxi Huang, Elodie Ghedin, Yin-Ting (Tim) Yeh, and Sharon Huang

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Season 02, Episode 05: Evolving Through Our Meta-Crisis (Pt. 2)

September 9, 2020 / Season 02 / Episode 05 / 00:54:06

On June 8, 2020, we spoke to Riane Eisler and David Loye, two veteran systems scientists who have collaborated for more than 40 years as both researchers and marriage partners. In this wrap-up of a 2-part conversation, we explore the promise of partnership and perils of domination on the road to conscious social evolution.

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Riane Eisler and David Loye

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Season 02, Episode 04: Evolving Through Our Meta-Crisis (Pt. 1)

August 12, 2020 / Season 02 / Episode 04 / 00:57:20

On June 8, 2020, we spoke to Riane Eisler and David Loye, two veteran systems scientists who have collaborated for more than 40 years as both researchers and marriage partners. In this first of a 2-part conversation, we unpack lost insights of Darwin and explore the basics of cultural transformation theory as a tool to evolve society.

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Riane Eisler and David Loye

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Season 01, Episode 07: Cryo-Electron Microscopy and the Resolution Revolution

July 23, 2020 / Season 01 / Episode 07 / 01:00:37

On February 4, 2020, we talked to 3 Penn State researchers about stunning advancements in the field of electron microscopy. They covered a short history of electron microscopy, examples of how breakthroughs in one scientific field can enable advances in others, and details about Penn State’s best-in-class Cryo-EM facility.

Featured Guests:

Deb Kelly, Jennifer Gray, and Cameron Varano

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