Scott, Chelsea and Diego discuss a sneaky peek into the pyramids, a rockin’ rant about the geology of Yosemite, and a Splice-y look at how cutting up genes affects your health.
Join hosts Diego, Nora, and Chelsea as they discuss an under-appreciated isotope on the Moon, the discovery of a new branch in the tree of life, and how mice backup their memories.
This week, hosts Nora, Chelsea, and Diego talk lead-cleaning microbots, how LSD messes with your brain, and thousand-year-old-teeth.
An all-female cast of Chelsea, Dr. Trisha, and Dr. Kat tell us about an epic Bronze Age battle (that’s not the Iliad), the relationship between vegetarianism and climate change, and a potential HIV therapeutic that fights virus with virus.
Can bacteria form a grass root revolution against their human oppressors? Dave, Ted, and Emily cover how even small amounts of antibiotics can lead to large scale antibiotic resistance by bacteria. Plus, Ted share a discovery from the middle of the galaxy and Emily takes us on a quest to find a vaccine for the Dengue virus.
Diego, Scott, and Chelsea discuss how chewing food shaped human evolution, AlphaGo’s victory over humanity in board games, and how to reset an electron. Plus, our weekly hot start and Goggles gabbles.
Goggles Optional is thrilled to present our first podcast in front of a live audience! Trisha, Nora, Scott, and Dave discuss one of the brightest supernovas ever discovered. Then, we explain how brains are connected to other brain cells and potentially machines. Plus, we invite audience members to join us for our weekly game show and two science parody songs by the Shifty Paradigms!
Diego, Lisl, Emily, and Ted discuss one of the biggest story from last week: the discovery of Einstein’s gravitational waves (4:42)! Join our hosts as they discuss what are these waves, what do they sound like, and why they are like bouncing on a trampoline. Then, Lisl shares how the parasite toxoplasma can inflict chimps (20:52) and Emily gets excited about cancer in naked mole rats (24:30).
Join Diego, Dave, Nora and Ted for a discussion about a bus-sized crocodile, the effectiveness of brain training apps, and thoughts about thinking.
Everyone has been or know someone who’s been through a tough breakup, but why do some people get through them better than others? This week, Trisha, Chelsea, Kat, and Diego welcomes Lauren Howe to explain the science of breakups. Plus, Chelsea explains why North Korea did not detonate a hydrogen bomb.