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Big Lick of Science

Dec 2, 2020

"If all of your friends were to jump off of a bridge, would you do it?" Peer pressure can be a powerful social influence, but can this phenomenon be used to help people to better decision-making?

Rachana discusses all of this and more with Mark Orloff, PhD candidate at Virginia Tech!

Sep 25, 2020

Today on Big Lick of Science, we do something a little different and discuss the history of one of the most famous Black scientists, George Washington Carver, who created 105 recipes for the use of peanuts and was an advocate for environmentalism.

Additionally, Paras gets to enjoy one of his passions, linguistics, by...

Aug 7, 2020

Rachana virtually sits down with Dr. X.J. Meng, vaccine expert, and professor at Virginia Tech to discuss the ins and outs of vaccine creation. They get into the specifics of the making of the COVID-19 vaccines and answer our listeners' questions. 

Jul 26, 2020

Our host, Paras, virtually sits down with Dr. Jamie Symth, virologist and cellular communication expert at Virginia Tech to talk about his work, how viruses can ruin everything and how different viruses have been so successful at integrating into our lives and are tightly woven into the human experience. 

Jul 22, 2020

Today's introduction delves more into viruses, how they cause pandemics, and humanity's tepid history with these microscopic aliens. Rachana and Paras muse and discuss more details about the current COVID-19 pandemic. Wear your mask, folks!