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Do we need to worry about extinction level events?

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This week we are discussing disaster on the highest level. Do we have to prepare for extinction events that would kill all of humanity? And if yes, which ones are the ones we should focus on?

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    Can viruses get sick?

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    Today we ask the question can viruses get sick? And can you get sick if your aren't even alive? We take a look at giant viruses and their arch nemesis, the virophage.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/further-research-needed/message
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    Does evolution inform morality?

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    On this weeks episode we tackle the really big question of the morality of reproduction. Should we be obligated to have children because of evolution? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/further-research-needed/message
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    Solar foods: protein from thin air

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    This week we are discussing the future of protein production. Is there a hard limit to how many people we can feed on this planet and if yes, are we going to reach it soon? Can we create food from scratch without a dependence on soil? Stay tuned for answers to these and many more questions! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/further-research-needed/message
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    Why did alchemy die?

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    Why can't I turn lead into gold and surely I can drink something to live for ever? Today we talk about alchemy; what it promised, who was practising it and ultimately why did chemistry supersede it.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/further-research-needed/message
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    Do we need to worry about extinction level events?

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    This week we are discussing disaster on the highest level. Do we have to prepare for extinction events that would kill all of humanity? And if yes, which ones are the ones we should focus on? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/further-research-needed/message
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    Beyond the double helix

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    The double helix structure of DNA is probably the most famous biomolecular structure out there. In this episode, we are exploring other structures that our genetic code is forming, and what role they might be playing in the processes of life beyond mere sequencing information. Be prepared to dive into the many shapes of DNA. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/further-research-needed/message
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    Is scientism anti science?

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    Is scientism on the rise? Today we are discussing what exactly we understand under the term scientism, and how it affects the public perception of both scientific findings and the academic community.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/further-research-needed/message
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    The FRN origin story, and how we go from here

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    After we had a longer summer break, we're introducing the new season, our slightly modified approach to the podcast and tell the story how we got here.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/further-research-needed/message
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    Transhumanism - Is it okay to change our own genes?

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    In the second part of our transhumanism feature, we look permanent germline modifications. Is anyone allowed to change their share in the human genepool, and do we have a wider responsibility than only our own offspring?  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/further-research-needed/message
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    Transhumanism - Is it inevitable?

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    This week on Further Research Needed we tackle Transhumanism! We discuss how we understand the term and get into the weeds on how feasible it is. Join us to see if Transhumanism might already be here or whether it is just around the corner. As always, further research is definitely needed. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/further-research-needed/message

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