Are you interested in TED talks, Radiolab, Hidden Brain and other science related podcasts? The Fort Worth Women's Biology Club is welcoming dynamic women who enjoy an engaging group of friends! We strive to learn from others, listen to various viewpoints and bond over the complexities of life and science. No question, idea, or quandary is too abstract. We strive to suck the marrow out of life! If you want to expand your mind, challenge perspectives, and have ideas of your own worth spreading, then this is the group for you. Our members posses degrees in science or a passion for critical thinking. We have monthly meetings at Fort Worth favorites such as Bird Cafe, Brewed and Avoca. Each month a host member will pick a podcast of their choice and write 5 discussion questions relating to the topic. The questions are shared with members prior to the meetings. We ask that each member listen to the assigned podcast read the questions and be prepared to thrash out viewpoints.
Alexis Chernosky is one of our most brilliant biologists and brings a meetup you don't want to miss! She will lead us in a discussion related to bacteria and the microbiome. Who knew these microorganisms could do so much? In these podcasts our worlds are rediscovered and possibly reinvented. 3 episodes to engage, enlighten and inform!!
Once upon a time, the word "outdoors" wasn't a thing. But then humans invented "indoors," and with it an artificial environment containing an artificial environment of microorganisms. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Julie discuss the ways in which we might manage or even engineer the microbiology of these indoor worlds.
Back when Robert was kid, he had a chance encounter with then President John F. Kennedy. The interaction began with a hello and ended with a handshake. And like many of us who have touched greatness, 14 year old Robert was left wondering if maybe some of Kennedy would stay with him. Now, 50 years later, Robert still finds himself pondering that encounter and question. And so with the help of brand new science and Neil Degrasse Tyson, he sets out to satisfy this curiosity once and for all.
100% the same DNA. Only 40% the same microbiome. This was the shocking discovery that led today’s identical twin guests down a path that’s just getting started.