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Episode 146: Rabidly Mapping the Brain (GO Rebroadcast Episode 95)

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 117: Planet 9 for President!

This week on goggles, we are nominating a new candidate to be president: the newly discovered Planet 9! It’s big! It’s got gravity! And it’s the only candidate who can implement a single-payer healthcare model. Plus, the heated CRISPR patent battle, controversies over data sharing, and why El Savador wants parents to stop having kids until 2018.

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Episode 113: Goggles Optional 2015 Highlights

Happy New Years! To ring in 2016, we decided to look back at our best features from the last year. First, Tyler answers questions about the science of cooking sent in by celebrity listeners (0:55). Diego turns into a cancer detecting pigeon (10:07). Finally, we welcomes physicist Devon Powell to discuss how his research in Dark Matter led him to Los Alamos National Laboratory (20:50).

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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 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.

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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 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 77: Salmonella, salmonella!

This week, join hosts Ted, Diego, Trisha, and Trisha for an interview with Lilian Lam about how salmonella is the most evil and effective pathogen ever. Then, learn why Moore’s law may be celebrating it’s last relevant birthday this week.

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Episode 73: Fight Back with Science

On this week’s show, Diego, Lisl, Kat, and Trisha discuss how to combat anti-vaxxers with logic, boring genomes with promiscuity, and Alzheimer’s with antibodies.