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Episode 133: Beer Goggles Optional: Measuring the Movies, Microbes, Black Holes, and Human Evolution

Trisha, Nora, Scott, and Natalie have a beer and talk about science, as scientists are wont to do while drinking. Learn about Natalie’s research on human evolution, what’s up with the White House Initiative on the microbiome, and the connection between black holes and quantum mechanics.

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Episode 129: Memories and the Moon

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.

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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 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!

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Episode 119: Don’t Fre-Zika Out!

With the Zika virus spreading across South America, Diego, Trisha, Nora, and Ted comes to your rescue with a Zika virus survival guide! Trisha shares why reproducing science is important, Diego talks about the link between Vikings and lung cancer, and Goggle Gabbles!

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Episode 118: Taking a Byte out of Cancer

Dr. Carlos Araya joins the Goggles Team to discuss his strategy to make a cancer-finding algorithm that identifies the important mutation locations. Also, Emily discusses where HIV has been hiding.