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Taking Heat in Space – Naia Butler-Craig

How can satellites the size of a loaf of bread take the heat of operating in the extreme conditions existing in space without overheating? In Episode 56, we’re joined by Naia Butler-Craig from the Georgia Institute of Technology to discuss her open access article “An investigation of the system architecture of high power density 3U CubeSats capable of supporting high impulse missions,” which was published in November 2018 in the McNair Scholars Research Journal from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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Cognitive function following a major depressive episode

Large meta-analysis indicates that even a single major depressive episode can have long-lasting cognitive effects even after it ends, including deficits in selective attention, working memory, and long-term memory.

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Genetic therapy for neurological disorders

Commentary on the use of molecules which can prevent RNA from being translated into a protein that is linked to neurodegenerative disorders.

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Trust and cooperative behavior

No link found between trust and cooperation in study of data sharing.

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Semantic similarities of listening and reading

UC Berkeley releases its latest interactive MRI map of the brain; this time, of the regions that activate when hearing or reading stories.

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Why many drugs help mice but not people

Scientists find subtle but important differences in cell types between mouse and human brain tissue that could affect the response to many drugs.

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The benefit of having kids

People with kids may be happier, but only when they move out and become sources of social enjoyment rather than stress.

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Origins of language

As with the use of spoken language in humans, sign language in primates also exists in the left hemisphere of the brain.

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