Episode 1 - Swirling Plasma, Unzipped Polymers, and Harmful Helpers

This week, we get caught up in plasma vortexes that form in the wake of atomic collisions, we break open molecular ladders to transform materials, and we identify immune system cells that mean well, but usually end up doing more harm than good. We also discuss the ending of Battlestar Galactica so once you hear word of cylons, skip ahead a bit to avoid getting spoiled. Apologies!