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Cockroaches Want an Audience and Make it 75% Boys (with Dr Kiki Sanford)

Episode Summary

Jeff and Anthony are joined by neurophysiologist and science communicator, Dr Kiki Sanford! Sports are returning to empty stadiums during quarantine, and a new study shows that having no one cheering in the stands really does eliminate the home field advantage. This correlates with a decades-old study that found cockroaches also like an audience. Jeff, Anthony, and Dr Kiki talk about performance under observation. The, CRISPR is at it again. Scientists have genetically engineered a calf to produce 75% male offspring. Anthony and Jeff express their concerns, but Dr Kiki has a positive outlook on the future of genetic modification.

Episode Notes

Check out everything Dr Kiki Sanford is doing!  Here is a link to her twitter: https://twitter.com/drkiki

And her show, This Week in Science! https://www.twis.org/

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Sent in by Geoff Engelstein: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/01/sports/soccer/soccer-without-fans-germany-data.html?referringSource=articleShare

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