When you experience joy, what's happening in your body and brain? Corey and Mel discuss the neurotransmitters that work behind-the-scenes to create the emotions that many of us call happiness or contentment. The discussion covers emerging research on joy and the ways it's linked to health - as well as other highly important topics like Charlie Chaplain, baby yoda, and cookies. Whether you are listening during the holidays or not, this episode is a helpful look into the nature/nurture composition of mental health and includes ideas for boosting joy in our daily lives.
You may know Marie Curie's name, but do you know her story and what she contributed to the scientific community? In their second episode in the Under Appreciated Scientists in History series, Mel and Corey take a look at Madame Curie's life and what makes her so remarkable.
Hang out with Corey & Mel as they discuss all the listener feedback and questions they've gotten over the past 10 episodes from family and friends around the world. You'll learn a cool technique for relaxing stubborn muscles, conjecture on how Harry Potter World might use lasers, that Mel cannot impersonate an ice cream truck to save her life, the meaning of "biomimicry," and one good thing about mosquitos. They also throw in more questions and fun facts for each episode that they thought of after the original recording of each show. Enjoy!
Have you ever wondered how and why fall leaves change color? The wait is over. Indulge in all things Fall in this episode as Mel and Corey discuss their feelings on pumpkin spice, sweater weather, and most importantly, the science behind seasonal color changes in broad leaf trees. Get ready to feel cozy.
Wondering who Mel and Corey are and why they are talking about science? Look no further. From blues dancing to whoopie pies to awkwardly long science degree names, this episode features the story of how Mel and Corey met and what inspired the podcast.
The debut episode of So I Married A Scientist features an unlikely set of questions about buoyancy, floatation, submarines, whales, and water bugs. Mel and Corey take a dive into the chemical and physical properties of water that make life possible. It all began when Mel and her friends wanted to build a floating duck house.