Imagine going into the office one day and finding out that your work has become famous overnight. It turns out it's not always as fun as it sounds. In this week's episode, we talk with some scientists about what it's like to have your research in the spotlight.
Want to know more? Here are some articles from David and Patricia about how they've chosen to defend their research. Roger has written a number of papers about the value and definition of basic science, here's just one. And check out some shrimp-treadmill related videos here, here, or here.
Music in this episode was composed by Malcolm Rosenthal. Artwork was drawn by Jackie Sojico.