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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 106: Blood cell college

Immunologist Trisha Stan discusses how a college degree for your blood cells, isn’t what scientists thought it was. Physicist Ted Sanders talks about atmosphere (or lack of) on Mars. Finally, evolutionary biologist Emily Glassberg shares why she’s so obsessed with tall Dutch men.

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Episode 103: A Conversation with Dr. Ian Crozier, Ebola Physician and Patient

This week, hosts Dr. Trisha, Tyler, Scott, and Diego talk immunology, ophthalmology, virology, and so much more with Ebola doctor and survivor Dr. Ian Crozier. Plus, they touch on a sensitive new advance in the technology of artificial skin.

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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 97: Three Trillion Trees, 10,000 Teds, and One Scaling Law to Rule Them All

Join Trisha, Ted, Tyler, and Emily to learn how to count all the trees in all the forests, what we would do with an island of 10,000 Teds, and who would win an animal Olympics.

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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.

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Episode 93: Feel the Burn

This week, Diego, Nora, Emily, and Trisha pump you up about science! Learn how to burn fat to make fat burn calories, how mussels get their strength, and how activating and inhibiting neurons is like going to a club with a laser show.