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Scientists continue to discover new things in their quest to understand the fundamental principles of life, and at the same time help improve the lives of millions. But with scientists being busy with their research and the public living in an extremely fast paced world, there are a lot of new technologies or discoveries that are either being overlooked or even misunderstood. Lefteris (that's me) meets with the scientists and tries to understand what their job entails and how can their work affect the lives of potentially millions of people.

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Scientists continue to discover new things in their quest to understand the fundamental principles of life, and at the same time help improve the lives of millions. But with scientists being busy with their research and the public living in an extremely fast paced world, there are a lot of new technologies or discoveries that are either being overlooked or even misunderstood. Lefteris (that's me) meets with the scientists and tries to understand what their job entails and how can their work affect the lives of potentially millions of people.

Music by: Dimitris Statharas
Logo by: Fanny Galland

    32 - What stories can a dead body tell? (with Vasiliki Louka)

    32 - What stories can a dead body tell? (with Vasiliki Louka)

    In this edition of the podcast, we're talking with forensic anthropologist Vasiliki Louka, a PhD candidate from the University of Leicester. She studies human remains and aims to identify people from them. How does she do it? Why is it important? How do you end up doing this research? All this and more in this episode.
    A big thank you to all my supporters on Patreon:
    Daniel Rouquette
    Kim
    Citizenmac
    Umarani
    If you would like to get a shoutout in the show notes or the episode or if you just would like to support me visit my Patreon page: https://patreon.com/lefterisasks (https://patreon.com/lefterisasks)
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    Find out more about Dr. Mishor and her work: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4006-3789 (https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4006-3789)
    The research that started our discussion: https://wis-wander.weizmann.ac.il/life-sciences/sniff-aggression (https://wis-wander.weizmann.ac.il/life-sciences/sniff-aggression)
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    I hope you enjoy the episode.

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    31 -What are pheromones? (With Dr. Eva Mishor)

    31 -What are pheromones? (With Dr. Eva Mishor)

    When you buy the human pheromone oils online... what are you actually buying? What are pheromones? How do we measure aggression? all these questions and more are going to be answered in today's episode with Dr. Eva Mishor from the Weizmann Institute of Science.
    A big thank you to all my supporters on Patreon:
    Daniel Rouquette
    Kim
    Citizenmac
    If you would like to get a shoutout in the show notes or the episode or if you just would like to support me visit my Patreon page: https://patreon.com/lefterisasks (https://patreon.com/lefterisasks)
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    Find out more about Dr. Mishor and her work: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4006-3789 (https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4006-3789)
    The research that started our discussion: https://wis-wander.weizmann.ac.il/life-sciences/sniff-aggression (https://wis-wander.weizmann.ac.il/life-sciences/sniff-aggression)
    Subscribe to the podcast: https://www.lefterisasks.com/listen (https://www.lefterisasks.com/listen)
    Subscribe to the weekly newsletter: https://my.captivate.fm/lefterisasks.com/newsletter (lefterisasks.com/newsletter)
    I hope you enjoy the episode.

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    30 - How do we study corporations? (with Roslina Chai)

    30 - How do we study corporations? (with Roslina Chai)

    Episode 30 is here and we talk about corporations, the digital world, Super Apps and how people in academia study these concepts. To do this we discuss with Ms. Roslina Chai an executive doctoral researcher from Ecole des Ponts in Paris.
    A big thank you to all my supporters on Patreon:
    Daniel Rouquette
    Kim
    Citizenmac
    If you would like to get a shoutout in the show notes or the episode or if you just would like to support me visit my Patreon page: https://patreon.com/lefterisasks (https://patreon.com/lefterisasks)
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    Find out more about Ms. Chai and her work: https://www.roslinachai.com/ (https://www.roslinachai.com/ )
    Help Ms. Chai in her research IF YOU ARE IN SINGAPORE: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd1ZlbE2blOwuIO9CmYfd87Ft2AlPkkZ5vpcPYL-ZCRBBHu8A/viewform?usp=send_form
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    29 - How do we build houses on Mars? (with Dr. Aled Roberts aka Dr. Acula)

    29 - How do we build houses on Mars? (with Dr. Aled Roberts aka Dr. Acula)

    Aaaaaaaaaand we're back! For this 29th edition of the show, an old familiar face is returning. Dr. Aled Roberts made the rounds of the internet a couple of months ago with his research about creating construction material using astronaut blood! His work even made an appearance at the Stephen Colbert show that gave him the nickname Dr. Acula!
    A big thank you to all my supporters on Patreon:
    Daniel Rouquette
    Kim
    Citizenmac
    If you would like to get a shoutout in the show notes or the episode or if you just would like to support me vitit my patreon page: https://patreon.com/lefterisasks (https://patreon.com/lefterisasks)
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    Find out more about Dr. Robert's work: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=PXnhKpgAAAAJandhl=en (https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=PXnhKpgAAAAJandhl=en)
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    28 - Making sense of science (with Dr. Hamid Khan)

    28 - Making sense of science (with Dr. Hamid Khan)

    Before I take a break and work towards making the podcast better and more accessible, I leave you with a different kind of episode.
    I met Dr. Hamid Khan from the charity Sense About Science and we discussed the best way to actually discuss matters of science. Why are some people falling into the conspiracy theory traps? What can scientists do better in order to make their work more accessible?
    I hope you enjoy this episode and I'll be back sooner than you think ;-)




    Find out more about Hamid Khan: https://senseaboutscience.org/team/hamid-khan/ (https://senseaboutscience.org/team/hamid-khan/)
    Find out more about Sense about Science: https://senseaboutscience.org/ (https://senseaboutscience.org/)
    Ask for Evidence: https://askforevidence.org/index (https://askforevidence.org/index)
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    27 - What is consciousness? (with Andrea Luppi)

    27 - What is consciousness? (with Andrea Luppi)

    What makes us conscious? What parts of our brains are active when we sleep vs when we're awake? I met with Andrea Luppi a cognitive scientist with a background in philosophy that is interested to find out how the brain works and what makes us humans conscious.
    Find out more about Andrea Luppi: https://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?al857 (https://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?al857)
    Link to the work discussed in the podcast: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.08.10.244459v1 (https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.08.10.244459v1)
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