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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. Watch the video versions, complete with cool animations at www.thesymbioticpodcast.com

The Symbiotic Podcas‪t‬ The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

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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. Watch the video versions, complete with cool animations at www.thesymbioticpodcast.com

    How much do we know about the origins of SARS-CoV-2?

    How much do we know about the origins of SARS-CoV-2?

    On November 11, 2020, we hosted three members of Penn State’s Center for Disease Dynamics, all of whom all of them are deeply involved in ongoing international efforts to piece together a bigger picture of how and why new viruses like SARVS-CoV-2 emerge and spill over from other species to our own.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Inside Penn State’s COVID-19 Response

    Inside Penn State’s COVID-19 Response

    On October 26, 2020, we teamed up with the hosts of the Podward State podcast to interview two members of Penn State’s coronavirus task force. Both have spent countless hours since that start of the pandemic doing all they can to help protect students, faculty, staff, and local community members in an ever-changing, endlessly challenging, and highly contentious environment.

    • 50 min
    Collecting COVID-19 Data for Action

    Collecting COVID-19 Data for Action

    On October 19, 2020, we teamed up with the hosts of Podward State – a Penn State student-produced podcast, to interview researchers working on a profoundly collaborative project designed to measure multiple impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on residents and students in Centre County, PA.

    • 39 min
    Can Lasers Speed Up Coronavirus Detection?

    Can Lasers Speed Up Coronavirus Detection?

    On Aug. 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.

    • 41 min
    Evolving Through Our Meta-Crisis (PART 2)

    Evolving Through Our Meta-Crisis (PART 2)

    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.

    • 55 min
    Evolving Through Our Meta-Crisis (PART 1)

    Evolving Through Our Meta-Crisis (PART 1)

    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.

    • 58 min

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CoLab`969 ,

Inspiring!!!

So cool to hear researdh scientsts sharing their passion for collaboration across disciplines. It really does look like a vital next step, if we're going to take on our complex global challenges.

Highly recommended!

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