Today’s episode features paleontologist Dr. Mike D'Emic and it’s a special two part mini-series / experiment where Chris leaves the theater and goes into the field to see science as it's happening.

Here are some photos (as promised!):

 Mike pointing out where the rock shows the bottom of an ancient ocean

Mike pointing out where the rock shows the bottom of an ancient ocean

 Hiking through the badlands

Hiking through the badlands

 Dr. Mike D’Emic demonstrates "the lick test” to determine if we’ve found a fossilized bone or a rock.

Dr. Mike D’Emic demonstrates "the lick test” to determine if we’ve found a fossilized bone or a rock.

 Chris demonstrates the latest and greatest in field recording fashion.

Chris demonstrates the latest and greatest in field recording fashion.

 A jacketed Ulna bone

A jacketed Ulna bone

 Popping the jacketed Ulna out of the rock

Popping the jacketed Ulna out of the rock

 A successfully jacketed and popped ulna.

A successfully jacketed and popped ulna.

 The house the research team and Chris stayed at while in the field.

The house the research team and Chris stayed at while in the field.

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AuthorChris Duffy

Today's episode features the MIT Media Lab's Dr. Rosalind "Roz" Picard, the woman who helped launch the field of wearable technology and who now studies emotional computing. 

If you want to get even deeper into Dr. Picard's research and findings, we've got you covered.

 This is Dr. Picard wearing "The Galvactivator" which senses skin conductivity and stress on the palms and connects it to an LED light that glows when the wearer is excited or thinking significant thoughts.

This is Dr. Picard wearing "The Galvactivator" which senses skin conductivity and stress on the palms and connects it to an LED light that glows when the wearer is excited or thinking significant thoughts.

For more from Dr. Picard herself, follow her on Twitter: @RosalindPicard

You can read more about her work (and find some of her papers) here: http://web.media.mit.edu/~picard/

And here's a link to the homepage for the Affective Computing Lab: https://www.media.mit.edu/groups/affective-computing/overview/

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AuthorChris Duffy

You've heard all about Dr. Nolfo-Clements' near death adventures and fascinating discoveries, now you want to know more. Well, first of all, here's what a nutria looks like:

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You can read the basic facts about nutria from NatGeo here.

Here's a video profile of Dr. Nolfo Clements:

Follow her on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/nolfo

Here's a link to one of Lauren's scientific papers.

And here's the news story about Lean Cuisine naming their meal plans "Nutria": https://wgno.com/2018/04/18/yes-its-real-lean-cuisine-debuts-dna-based-meal-plan-named-nutria/

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AuthorChris Duffy