In the latest episode of Clever Apes, WBEZ health and science reporter Gabriel Spitzer explained how the gut is like another brain. It may play a central role in human health, affecting everything from brain disease to obesity to cancer.
As we human beings have come up against our limits throughout history, we’ve managed to invent tools that can overcome them. Using tools we can fly, restart a human heart, photograph galaxies and amoebae.
Our senses tell us about the world, but they also reveal a lot about ourselves. On the latest installment of Clever Apes, we find that research into cochlear implants helps us understand how all hearing is really both mechanical and subjective, machine and mind.
The bullet ant is not to be messed with -- unless you want "pure, intense, brilliant pain." (Jerry Oldenettel)“Caustic and burning. Distinctly bitter aftertaste. Like spilling a beaker of hydrochloric acid on a paper cut.”
In the latest installment of Clever Apes, one couple struggles to bridge the divide between scientists and non-scientists.“I heard about your show and thought immediately of my husband, Gordon Kindlmann, who is a professor at University of Chicago.
Gordon's pez: Tensor glyphs baffle a spouse, who calls Clever Apes for help. (Image courtesy of Gordon Kindlmann)"I heard about your show and thought immediately of my husband, Gordon Kindlmann, who is a professor at University of Chicago.