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Episode 90: Is anyone out there?

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 88: Inside out

On this week’s show, join hosts Diego, Ted, Nora, and Dr. Trisha to discuss the science of emotions featured in Pixar’s new animated film, Inside Out, recent research linking climate change to severe weather, and ultrasound-based fingerprinting.

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Episode 87: The Mysteries of the Banned Science, the Devious Defecators, and the Neutrino Pie

Greg, Trisha, Ted, and new host Scott discuss mysteries of genomes and the law, the case of the devious defecators, and how neutrinos are like apple pie, banana cream pie, and blueberry pie all at the same time.

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Episode 83: The Game of Skittles

Hosts Ted, Tyler, Trisha, and Dave honor John Nash by talking about game theory and a delicious version of the prisoner’s dilemma, then discuss just how hot blooded the dinosaurs were. Finally, they’ll share the secrets to getting your own chocolatey smooth headlines into the popular science news.

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Episode 81: Timing is everything

This week we explore what’s interesting about those elements at the bottom of the periodic table, how to pack your DNA so it fits in your cells, and a study that tries to answer when women should consider freezing their eggs.

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Episode 80: Puppy Dog Eyes and Mammoth Waves of Change

Join Trisha, Diego, Lisl, and Tyler to learn how to establish a deep connection with your dog, what’s waving at us from 20,000 leagues under the sea, and why some animals survive while others go extinct.

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Episode 79: Follow the light!

Dr. Rosanna Chau joins the Goggles Optional team to discusses why bacteria form a slip n’ slide in their quest for sunlight. We also uncover how your brain uses light to control your circadian rhythm.

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Episode 78: Mutant and Proud!

On this week’s show, Greg, Diego, Chelsea, and Nora talk about the physics of the Iranian nuclear deal, the first genetically modified human embryos, and how living systems use quantum mechanics to improve their efficiency!