eNew
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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).

E74_min
, , , , , , , , , , , ,

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?

e73
, , , , , , , , , , , ,

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.

e71_gogglesnova
, , , , , , , , ,

Episode 71: So Many Supernova!

What could be better than one supernova? More than one supernova! This week, the hosts discuss supernova lensing, and how RNA can kill pests. Is your epidermis feeling salty these days? Learn why mice’s salty skin helps protect them against infections.

e69_moths_cookbook
, , , , , , , , , , , ,

Episode 69: Catchin’ some tail

Dave, Nora, Chelsea and Diego cover how luna moths can outmaneuver their enemies in air-to-air combat, we cover the spread of languages, and why having sex can actually protect against diseases.

e67_NSYNC_Science
, , , , , , , , , , ,

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.

ep65_eggs
, , , , , , , , , , ,

Episode 65: An eggcellent solution for aging and drugs

Trisha, Ted, Nora, and Greg discuss the way to slow aging by increasing telomeres. How do you make better drugs? What if we added mini-rockets? Finally, the gang bust out their egg puns to celebrate a new way to unboil your eggs.

ep63_polarbear
, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Episode 63: We nose how to stop colds

What’s the best way to prevent yourself from getting the cold? How about keeping your nose warm? Dr. Ellen Foxman joins Dave, Diego, Lisl, and Nora to explain how the temperature outside can impact your chances of catching a cold. Diego and Lisl discusses how cancer cells are stealing mitochondria, and Trisha and Greg perform a duet for our guest.

ep_60
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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.