This week Cara and Chris chat with Dr. Eileen Hebets, a Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Hebets discusses her research on spider communication and how these same techniques can be applied to better understand communication in humans and other animals.
Dr. Rebecca Gibson, a visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame, shares her fascinating research on the history of corsets in this week’s episode. Dr. Gibson’s primary research examines changes in the skeletal structure of women who wore corsets between 1700-1900 CE. She also discusses her work exploring the romantic and sexual entanglements … Read More
This week on the Sausage of Science, Chris and Cara chat with Dr. Alice Yao, an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. They discuss Dr. Yao’s archaeological work exploring how genetic markers have been (mis)applied to assess the evolution of lactase persistence. This work has important implications for how … Read More