30 October, 2019 – Episode 745 – Who Needs a Microbiome Anyway???
11.01.2019 - By This Week in Science – The Kickass Science Podcast
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Interview w/ Dr. Tobin Hammer, AI Mastery, Brainssss!, Bacterial Gut Battle, Rat-Eating Monkeys, Creepy Primate, Funny Guys, Stressed Out Organoids, Two-Legged Robots, Rat Racers, Feely Spiders, And Much More…
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DISCLAIMER, DISCLAIMER, DISCLAIMER!!!
There are creatures living in the darkness!
Despite any evidence to the contrary, you are most likely a human!
What it means to be human is a question with many possible answers.
Our thoughts, desires and feelings
Our intellect, ethics and accomplishments
Our anatomy can considered distinctly human
And our DNA as well…
But there is something else…
Something distinctly not human,
living in the darkness inside every one of us…
The bacteria in our guts…
And these living creatures have much more to do
with all of the things we think of as strictly human
Than we realized until recent years
But far from being body snatchers…
They help us be humans
In fact, Bacteria are so essential to a healthy human life
That without them we couldn’t have
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Interview w/ Dr. Tobin Hammer…
Tobin Hammer is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Texas at Austin, and describes himself as a combination ecologist, evolutionary biologist, entomologist, microbiologist, and naturalist. His work centers on the study of the interactions between insects – currently bees, butterflies,