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Call me technologically challenged, but I have absolutely no idea how this episode of “This American Life” from 2011 popped up in my downloaded podcasts. But I’m lucky it did, as it made for an hour or so of entertaining, thought-provoking, insightful listening – on poultry. “Poultry Slam” is a sort-of annual tradition of TAL, … More Podcast Love

Eine Landkarte im Gehirn

Edvard Moser fand ihn unter seinen entgangenen Anrufen: den Anruf des Stockholmer Nobelpreiskommitees. Erst als er in München aus dem Flugzeug stieg, erfuhr der norwegische Forscher, dass er einer der Nobelpreisträger 2014 für Physiologie sei. Gemeinsam mit seiner Ehefrau und Ko-Gruppenleiterin May-Britt Moser und dem britisch-amerikanischen Forscher John O’Keefe, bei dem die Mosers eine kurze … More Eine Landkarte im Gehirn

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So, John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser got a call from Stockholm yesterday morning. The Nobel Prize in Physiology 2014 is theirs, for the discovery of “the brain’s GPS”, as many like to call it. If you’d like to hear the Mosers themselves talk about their discovery of grid cells, and how they came … More Podcast Love

And the winners are… Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014

Nervous chatting in the press room, press photographers taking up position in front of the speaker’s podium: It’s time for the announcement of the first Nobel prizes in this year’s series, in Physiology or Medicine. The giant clock on the Nobelprize website has ticked down to 15 seconds before the announcements. Journalists in the room … More And the winners are… Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014