Biomusings - English

Biomusings - English

Latest Episodes

The hidden social networks of microbes
July 27, 2020

Microbes are never alone, and in fact their place in a community has profound implications for their ecology and evolutionary dynamics.

What animal societies say about ours
April 10, 2020

When we think of the hallmarks of complex societies and civilization, we often attribute these features only to humans. However, nature is more interesting.

Cheating done right
March 27, 2020

Most of us grow up learning that cheating is bad. We should not steal. We should not lie. And above all: we should not exploit the groups we are part of. Is cheating irrevocably bad?

Interview with Eric Smith
January 27, 2020

During this conversation, Prof. Eric Smith explains his views on the nature of the living state.

Lamarck is back
January 27, 2020

Is Lamarckism back? Current discussions, specifically in the field of epigenetics, seem to suggest that this is the case.

Holobionts as evolving units
January 27, 2020

A group of biologists and philosophers has recently coined the concepts of “holobiont” and “hologenome”. Holobiont refers to the ecological entity of a macrobial host plus the set of associated microorganisms that compose its microbiome.

My astrobiologist view of life
January 27, 2020

Ive been fascinated with life in the universe since I was a kid. Who hasnt spent hours thinking of what else is out there, or if were alone, or where we come from?