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How to Fit in the NBA

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The Brain Scoop
Ask Emily: HOTLINE EDITION!

Yo yo yoooou called into our hotline and asked questions and here are some answers! Topics mentioned in this video include:

  • parasites
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Librarians, and the Biodiversity Heritage Library
  • Clubs for girls in STEM
  • cichlids
  • Research, collections management
  • zombies

The usual. If you want to call and leave us a message, you can reach us at +1 (315) 367-2667 - aka 315-Em-Scoop!!

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The Flapper and the Panda
The Brain Scoop

This video is about Ruth Harkness, an unlikely adventurer. 

I went through a roller-coaster of emotions while researching this script, from dubiousness about the legitimacy of the story, to complete wonder and awe of the feat, and then to serious questions about the colonialist-like approach to another country’s wildlife but appreciation for the work that was set in motion as a result. 

I’m still not sure where I sit on any side of it, but one thing that is true and remarkable was the willpower of this woman, and her ability to finish what she had set out to do despite having no assurance it could be done.