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Episode 85 Rebroadcast: Does Batman take selfies?

On this week’s show, join hosts Greg, Tyler, Nora, and Chelsea to learn how moths take selfies in dimly-lit clubs, how to turn your windowsill plant into a Frankenstein heat-sensitive conductor, and how thinking like Batman can help us build better microscopes.

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Episode 150: Robot Chicken (GO Rebroadcast Episode 111)

Dr. Kat, Dr. Dave, Diego, and Ted talk about putting the “farm” in pharmaceuticals, the latest development in nuclear fusion, the recent climate change summit, and why sleeping too much may be bad for you.

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Episode 146: Rabidly Mapping the Brain (GO Rebroadcast Episode 95)

How can we better understand the brain? By mapping it using rabies! Dr. Kevin Beier joins hosts Nora, Emily, Tyler, and Ted to explain how mapping the human brain can improve our understanding of dopamine neurons. Plus, Ted shares a breakthrough in superconductor technology and competes with Kevin in our weekly game show.

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Episode 139: Is anyone out there? (GO Highlights Episode 90)

Is there life on other planets? Are they comprised of carbon shaped buckyballs? And if they visit earth, what geological remnant will they find of humanity? Join hosts Dave, Diego, Emily, and Tyler as we discuss the search for extraterrestrial life, buckyballs in space, and Anthropocene.

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Episode 125: The antibiotics revolution

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.

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Episode 124: *Go* Chew on it

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.

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Episode 123: Genomes and Metals and Viruses, Oh My!

This week, join Emily, Ted, Scott, and Diego as they peek behind the curtain about the genes you REALLY need to survive as a human, metals that melt, and how your immune system might use fossilized viruses to remember potential foes.

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Episode 122: Goggles Optional Live!

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!