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Episode 109: A scientist in Paris

Diego, Trisha, Chelsea, and Nora discuss the scientific angle of the Paris Climate Conference (4:30) and how animals can detect cancer (17:06). Plus, Diego shares an interesting nugget on keeping time (14:44) and Chelsea reveals how big experiments can lead to unexpected rewards (27:46).

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Episode 104: Don’t be scared of Asthma!

This week we welcome Abby Cohen of Sparo labs to discuss her company’s efforts that will allow asthma sufferers to monitor their disease using their smart phones! Then, Diego, Nora, Tyler, and Emily share the some new discoveries that suggests Einstein may have been wrong.

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Episode 102: Mars

In a world occupied by Matt Damon… And only Matt Damon. How does he science the sh** out of it to survive? How did Matt grow potatoes? How did Matt survive the radiation? How did Matt turn into Iron Man? Goggles Optional takes you on a voyage behind the science of “The Martian!”

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Episode 101: Goggles Optional Highlights

We have a special highlights episode this week! We peruse some of the latest hits, including highlights from the movie Furious 7, some Beer Goggles fun on space vegetables, and an interview with Dr. Kevin Beier about mapping the human brain.

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Episode 99: Do mean whales drink coffee?

Should you drink coffee before bed? Our hosts Ted, Dave, Nora, and Scott discuss how caffeine can disrupt your circadian rhythm. Plus, how Mean Whales are like Mean Girls, and is there a chance for life on a moon of Saturn?

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Episode 95: Rabidly mapping the brain

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.