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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.

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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 84: How we’re fracking up the ocean

It’s the return of Beer Goggles Optional with Dave, Diego, Lisl, Emily, Ted, and Steven. On World Oceans Day, we discuss the top ten things that are killing our oceans. Diego shares a story about falsified science and the political impacts. Finally, Ted and Steven goes deep into fracking… well not that deep.

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Episode 82: Cooking with Goggles

Lisl, Tyler, Diego, and Dr. Dave to learn about cooking with chemistry, the paradoxical relationship between BMI and diabetes, and why toxic algal blooms are toxic.

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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!

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Episode 74: Highlights: Trust Me, I’m a Scientist

In this week’s highlights episode, real-life scientists on the Goggles Optional team address today’s burning questions from yesterweek’s episodes: How can I avoid getting a cold? How do microwaves work? How many laws of physics were broken in the movie Interstellar?

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Episode 67: NSYNC with science

Dave, Greg, Lisl, and Chelsea discuss a revival of ‘N Sync! No, it’s not the boy band from the 1990’s; it’s the National Synchrotron that will cost $900 million dollars. We also cover a story about a patient’s whose disease was cured when her chromosomes shattered, and our physicist duo introduces us to Superfluids.

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Episode 64: Life finds a way

This week is all about how life finds a way… well unless you’re a dinosaur. Join hosts Dave, Diego, Emily, and Greg as we cover a new protein that breaks the central dogma, a new way to develop antibiotics, and a new discovery that could explain why the dinosaurs went extinct.

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Episode 61: Goggles Optional Highlights 2014

Happy New Year listeners! To celebrate the new year, we decided to run some of our favorite segments from 2014 including an interview with Dr. Mahalia Miller on monitoring earthquakes using Twitter, a recap of the Nobel Prizes for 2014, and an interview with Dr. Joe Rodgers on alert stem cells.

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Episode 59: Charlie, the Smoking Chimp

Can smoking actually cause you to be come less of a man? Our hosts Diego, Lisl, Nora, and Ted explore how smoking can cause men to lose the Y chromosome. Plus, Lisl shares stories from animals self-medicating, and our physicists Ted and Nora tells us how to build a fuel cell using graphene.