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Dr. Ainissa Ramirez

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Recent Pieces from Dr. Ainissa Ramirez

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How Leaves Change Color (02:00)
From: Dr. Ainissa Ramirez

The color of a leaf is a dance as one molecule exits and others make their way to center stage.
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How Animals Gossip (02:00)
From: Dr. Ainissa Ramirez

Animals have a vocabulary. Scientists can understand the language of prairie dogs by slowing down their chirps.
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How Atoms Keep Time (02:00)
From: Dr. Ainissa Ramirez

We keep time by measuring repeating patterns, like a swinging pendulum or the earth's rotation. But, the best way to measure time is with atoms inside atomic clocks.
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Space Suit Secrets (02:00)
From: Dr. Ainissa Ramirez

Astronauts wear special suits so that they can work many hours in space. Find out about a special accessory they wear, which is very useful if they drank too much Tang in the ...
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Can We Make a Transporter? (02:00)
From: Dr. Ainissa Ramirez

Will this Star Trek technology be a reality soon?
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ZOM-BEES (02:00)
From: Dr. Ainissa Ramirez

Honeybees are turning into zombies and the way this is happening is right out of a horror B movie.
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Meat Grown in a Beaker (02:00)
From: Dr. Ainissa Ramirez

Scientists can now grow beef outside of the cow. In the not-so-distant future, you might get your burger from a beaker.
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Snowflake Science (02:00)
From: Dr. Ainissa Ramirez

Snowflakes are unique and have six points. This short segment explains why.
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This is Your Brain on CTE (02:00)
From: Dr. Ainissa Ramirez

A short 2 minute interview with an enthusiastic expert on CTE who describes the brain disease in an understandable way.
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Molecules that Heat the Planet (02:00)
From: Dr. Ainissa Ramirez

There are molecules that are heating our planet. Our host asks Michael Mann, a climate change expert, how.