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The Brain

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Braaaiiiiinsss.  We have them, and they’re really complicated.  This week, Chuck and I take a peek into a few of its crevices.  First, we go on a field trip to SUNY Stony Brook, to visit Alfredo Fontanini’s lab and listen to some rat sounds.  Then Chuck tries to figure out what’s going on in the brain during an orgasm.  To wrap up, I cool things off with some sensory hallucinations.  In between you get to listen to Pinky and Brain teach you about brains, and meet our newest reporter, Colm Kelleher.

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Written by Rose Eveleth

May 27, 2011 at 5:41 pm

A Mixer

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This week the team at The Doppler Effect affectionately assembled a mix tape for you.  You know, the kind where none of the songs are really related to any of the other songs, but since they come from someone you like you pretend not to notice.  You like us, right?

So this week’s medley includes the answers to some truly monumental questions we know you’ve been dying to know the answers to.  Will Sarah find someone to fix her Zune?  What makes a chant chantable?  Does where you vote change how you vote?  Sarah, Rose and Chuck have your answers.

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Written by Rose Eveleth

May 18, 2011 at 12:40 am

Sleep

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By the time our show airs, at 7:30pm on Tuesdays, I’ve already had at least two cups of coffee in an effort to beat back the eternal nemesis of productivity: sleep.  On this show, Katie and Boris dig a little deeper into a graduate student’s biggest rival.

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Written by Rose Eveleth

May 14, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Google

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Chances are, you use some kind of Google product.  Whether it’s a phone, a browser, or just plain old boolean searching, Google is all over the place.  The Doppler Effect team took a closer look at the company, and what they’ve been up to recently.

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Written by Rose Eveleth

May 14, 2011 at 10:01 pm

The Science of Music

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What sound would a Higgs Boson make?  And what would your brain do if you heard that sound?  Would you like it?  Sarah Fecht, Katie Palmer and Chuck Furlong try to answer those questions.

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Written by Rose Eveleth

May 14, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Jane Goodall

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Jane Goodall is one of the coolest people on the planet.  That is a fact.  Chuck and Boris went to a science fair to talk to some young scientists.  They also attended a talk by Goodall, and I recite her biography from memory.  Listen up!

Written by Rose Eveleth

February 23, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Valentines Day

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On last week’s Doppler Effect, Chuck Furlong brings up one of the most sensitive subjects for men: are you too short?  He also talks about oxytocin and sexy times.  Then, Rose Eveleth takes on a common problem for the ladies: cat-calling.  The short answer: no it’s not romantic.  Not even on Valentine’s Day.

Written by Rose Eveleth

February 13, 2011 at 5:24 pm