So I Married A Scientist

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When you experience joy, what's happening in your body and brain? Corey and Mel discuss the neurotransmitters that work behind-the-scenes to create the emotions that many of us call happiness or contentment. The discussion covers emerging resea
You may know Marie Curie's name, but do you know her story and what she contributed to the scientific community? In their second episode in the Under Appreciated Scientists in History series, Mel and Corey take a look at Madame Curie's life and
Hang out with Corey & Mel as they discuss all the listener feedback and questions they've gotten over the past 10 episodes from family and friends around the world. You'll learn a cool technique for relaxing stubborn muscles, conjecture on how
Now that the mosquitos are gone for the winter (at least in parts of the Northern Hemisphere), Mel and Corey reflect on the awful problems they cause around the world even though they are important to many ecosystems. Did you know that scientis
Lasers: mysterious, powerful, amazing. Ever curious as to how they actually work? This week Corey and Mel discuss the underlying technology and applications of lasers, including laser pointers, LASIK eye surgery, missile defense systems, and ho
Have you heard of spider goats? Besides being a great band name, spider goats are real goats, designed by geneticists, to make spider silk in their milk. This week, Mel and Corey dive into the great debate over the technology and applications o
We're hearing tons of stuff about climate change these days, from doomsday to total hoax. This week, Corey and Mel look at how climate change is talked about on all sides, and discuss important topics we don't often hear about: CO2 sinks, domin
Have you ever wondered what lives in your gut and what it's doing down there? This week we talk all things microbiome. Learn about bacterial colonization, stool banks, fecal transplants, poop pills, RNA sequencing, possible links between gut ba
Humans use our muscles every single day, but do you actually know how they develop, grow, and function? This week Corey and Mel answer their first ever listener-requested question on the science behind muscle development. Also, Mel confesses he
In the first episode of their "Underrepresented Scientists" series, Corey and Mel feature George Washington Carver. Often misrepresented as the "inventor of peanut butter", Carver was a prominent African-American historical figure who played a
Have you ever wondered how and why fall leaves change color? The wait is over. Indulge in all things Fall in this episode as Mel and Corey discuss their feelings on pumpkin spice, sweater weather, and most importantly, the science behind season
This week Corey and Mel tackle all things dragons... komodo dragons, that is. Corey covers debates surrounding special abilities of these massive lizards - including mouth hygiene and a unique ability to reproduce without a mate. The conversati
Mel has a host of questions about flu season and the flu shot - she hates needles. Corey explains the flu virus, why it makes us sick, and how the flu vaccine offers us protection. You will also hear the story of a tuna intervention. No promise
Wondering who Mel and Corey are and why they are talking about science? Look no further. From blues dancing to whoopie pies to awkwardly long science degree names, this episode features the story of how Mel and Corey met and what inspired the p
The debut episode of So I Married A Scientist features an unlikely set of questions about buoyancy, floatation, submarines, whales, and water bugs. Mel and Corey take a dive into the chemical and physical properties of water that make life poss
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