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The Myth of Brain Sex

In the past decade, we’ve heard a lot about the innate differences between males and females. So we’ve come to accept that boys can’t focus in a classroom and girls are obsessed with relationships: “That’s just the way they’re built.”
Lise Eliot, Ph.D., argues that infant brains are so malleable that small differences at birth become amplified over time, as parents, teachers, peers—and the culture at large—unwittingly reinforce gender stereotypes. Of course, genes and hormones play a role in creating boy-girl differences, but they are only the beginning.
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The Science of Addiction

One in ten adults suffer from addiction.
Everyone who has watched a loved one suffer from addiction wonders, “Why are they acting like this? Why can’t they stop?” And people with addictions wonder the same things about themselves. Many people think of addiction as a moral failing, or as a conscious choice—yet neither belief is supported by scientific evidence.
This program will give an overview of the most up-to-date understanding of addiction as a disease of the brain.
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Climate Disruption: What We Can Do Now

The Earth has warmed by almost two degrees Fahrenheit since 1880.
Why does this matter?
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How We Treat Cancer

Cancer is scary. We all know someone who has battled cancer—roughly half of us will receive a cancer diagnosis in our lifetime. Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the United States, killing a half million people of all ages nationwide each year.
So how has cancer treatment changed or improved over the years? Is your prognosis better than someone with a similar diagnosis just a few years ago? Where do we stand in our battle against this disease?

ChicaGO Science with Mary Bauer, C2ST and HDMZ

Let's go explore ChicGO Science! In this third installment of our series, we join Lagunitas head brewer Mary Bauer.