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Episode 127 Rebroadcast: When Stars Collide

Join Dave, Ted, and Scott to learn about how stars explode, the REAL reason why birds don’t get shocked on power lines, and researchers’ latest breakthrough in the fight against the Zika virus.

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Episode 132 Rebroadcast: DNA Data Download

Do you need a better and more science-inspired way to store your cat photos? Feeling lonely as an Earthling in a galaxy devoid of other life forms? Need a reason to stop hating insects? Chelsea, Nora, and Scott have you covered.

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Episode 136 Rebroadcast: The buzz and the bark: a tale of two creatures

Diego, Lisl, and Scott bring you the buzz about bees and electric fields, another kind of buzz from 5000 year old beer, and what ancient DNA tells us about the domestication of dogs.

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Episode 136: The buzz and the bark: a tale of two creatures

Diego, Lisl, and Scott bring you the buzz about bees and electric fields, another kind of buzz from 5000 year old beer, and what ancient DNA tells us about the domestication of dogs.

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Episode 129: Memories and the Moon

Join hosts Diego, Nora, and Chelsea as they discuss an under-appreciated isotope on the Moon, the discovery of a new branch in the tree of life, and how mice backup their memories.

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Episode 122: Goggles Optional Live!

Goggles Optional is thrilled to present our first podcast in front of a live audience! Trisha, Nora, Scott, and Dave discuss one of the brightest supernovas ever discovered. Then, we explain how brains are connected to other brain cells and potentially machines. Plus, we invite audience members to join us for our weekly game show and two science parody songs by the Shifty Paradigms!

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Episode 118: Taking a Byte out of Cancer

Dr. Carlos Araya joins the Goggles Team to discuss his strategy to make a cancer-finding algorithm that identifies the important mutation locations. Also, Emily discusses where HIV has been hiding.