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A podcast about the left turns, missteps, and lucky breaks that make science happen.

Episode Date
Mouse’s Vineyard
<p>Martha’s Vineyard has a Lyme disease problem. Now a scientist is coming to town with a possible fix: genetically engineered mice.</p>
Jun 27, 2017
Kurt Vonnegut and the Rainmakers
<p>In the mid 1940s, no one would publish Kurt Vonnegut’s stories. But when he gets hired as a press writer at General Electric, the company’s fantastical science inspires some of his most iconic--and best-selling--novels.</p>
Jun 20, 2017
The Wastebook
<p>After a senator calls her research a waste of taxpayer dollars, biologist Sheila Patek heads to Capitol Hill to prove what her science is worth.</p>
Jun 13, 2017
Six Degrees
<p>Are you just six handshakes away from every other person on Earth? Two mathematicians set out to prove we’re all connected.</p>
Jun 06, 2017
Sick and Tired
<p>When researchers publish a new study on chronic fatigue syndrome, a group of patients cry foul—and decide to investigate for themselves.</p>
May 30, 2017
Born This Gay
<p>At the turn of the 20th century, a German doctor sets out to prove that homosexuality is rooted in biology—but his research has consequences he never intended.</p>
May 23, 2017
The Meteorite Hunter
<p>Deep in Antarctica, a rookie meteorite hunter helps collect a mystery rock. Could it be a little piece of Mars?</p>
May 15, 2017
Boss Hua and the Black Box
<p>A team of social scientists stumbles onto a cache of censored Chinese social media posts—and decides to find out what the Chinese government wants wiped from the internet.</p>
May 09, 2017
Hi! We are Undiscovered.
<p>We're a podcast about the left turns, false starts, and lucky breaks that move science forward.</p>
May 02, 2017