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Oceans

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Water water everywhere, but not a drop to drink.  That poem doesn’t really have anything to do with this week’s show, but it is set on the ocean, which is our theme!  Forgive me, I’m running out of brain power for the day.

Anyway, Sarah and I have your stories for this week.  Sarah went to the aquarium, saw some cow nosed rays, and tells us about dolphin populations.  I went the paranoia route and talked to someone who researches all the different marine microbes that can kill you, or at least make you pretty sick for a few days.  In between we talk about mola molas.

Enjoy!

Written by Rose Eveleth

May 14, 2011 at 10:08 pm

Microbes

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This week on The Doppler Effect, we sweated the small stuff: microbes.  Sarah takes us to the murky depths of the vaginal microbiome.  Boris tells us about the viral benefits of kissing (OK we know viruses aren’t microbes, but they are small!).  Rose tells us why we think those last two things are disgusting.

Listen here!

Written by Rose Eveleth

March 23, 2011 at 12:55 pm