This time, we brought some random topics that we found interesting and worth chatting about. Chris’ first topic went out of hand quite quickly. It was a humble list of the 5 biggest discoveries of the 2010s. In no way was this objective at all of course, so we took a bit of a stand and discussed whether we agree with their significance or not. Also, we go through the discoveries and try to place them in the grand scheme of science. Trying to complete the story a bit, we added scientific discoveries of the last decade that we were missing in such a list and tried to highlight their importance.
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Full list of times stamps and topics:
0:00 – Intro
3:16 – RuBisCO: the best and worst enzyme on the planet
51:25 – Quantum computing – yes or no?
57:40 – Genome-wide association replacing candidate gene studies
1:01:23 – Street drugs as antidepressants
1:14:46 – Science for time travellers
1:24:28 – Car-driving rats / Outro
1:26:56 – Additional: Bathroom break chat