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Episode 114: Star Wars: The Four Elements Awaken!

It is a time of discovery! Excitement grips the galaxy as physicist Scott shares the discovery of four new elements to the periodic table. Meanwhile, Diego shares his bad luck with casinos and cancer, and Trisha sings a new song dedicated to sperm (SFW).

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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 111: Robot Chicken

Dr. Kat, Dr. Dave, Diego, and Ted talk about putting the “farm” in pharmaceuticals, the latest development in nuclear fusion, the recent climate change summit, and why sleeping too much may be bad for you.

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Episode 107: The Dark (Matter) Side of Collaborations at Los Alamos

Chelsea, Scott, Diego, and Dave welcomes physicist Devon Powell to discuss how his research in Dark Matter led him to Los Alamos National Laboratory (6:16). Scott shares a Phun Physics Phact about Icecube (4:09) – not the rapper, Dave Diatribes against maternal mortality (38:27), and Chelsea competes against Devon on a new game show category (31:22)

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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 99: Do mean whales drink coffee?

Should you drink coffee before bed? Our hosts Ted, Dave, Nora, and Scott discuss how caffeine can disrupt your circadian rhythm. Plus, how Mean Whales are like Mean Girls, and is there a chance for life on a moon of Saturn?

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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.