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Episode 155: Pluto Placebos, and Pyros

This week Charlie, Rupa, and Chelsea talk about the (literally) cool geological features of Pluto, the hot hot topic of climate change and forest fires, and why the placebo effect is real and totally okay to ascribe to.

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Episode 126: Battles: Bronze Age War and New Weapons Against HIV

An all-female cast of Chelsea, Dr. Trisha, and Dr. Kat tell us about an epic Bronze Age battle (that’s not the Iliad), the relationship between vegetarianism and climate change, and a potential HIV therapeutic that fights virus with virus.

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Episode 88: Inside out

On this week’s show, join hosts Diego, Ted, Nora, and Dr. Trisha to discuss the science of emotions featured in Pixar’s new animated film, Inside Out, recent research linking climate change to severe weather, and ultrasound-based fingerprinting.

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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 75: Robots Building a More Colorful (Fish-less) Future

A scientific adventure through the land of molecular legos, the dystopian oceans of the post-climate change future, and the colorful frontiers that may open to the colorblind after a new gene therapy treatment.

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Episode 19: Memory

Memory: it’s the first thing to go in Alzheimer’s disease and usually the first sign… Or is it? Diego, Dave, Alex, and Emily discuss an exciting new way to predict the onset of Alzheimer’s years in advance. We speculate on why Radioactive Man isn’t so excited for the 100th year anniversary of x-ray crystallography. Finally, we reveal the world’s oldest cheese, how to make pepper’s even spicier, and why rising global temperatures can increase malaria.

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Episode 16: Then I forgot her face! Prosopagnosia!

Alex, Trisha, Diego, and Nick interview Jesse Gomez on his cutting edge work with prosopagnosia and facial recognition. Plus, the hosts explore a groundbreaking initiative using personalized medicine, Dave launches his singing career, and we reveal the person at Goggles Optional who is the best at recognizing faces!