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Episode 82: Cooking with Goggles

Lisl, Tyler, Diego, and Dr. Dave to learn about cooking with chemistry, the paradoxical relationship between BMI and diabetes, and why toxic algal blooms are toxic.

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Episode 64: Life finds a way

This week is all about how life finds a way… well unless you’re a dinosaur. Join hosts Dave, Diego, Emily, and Greg as we cover a new protein that breaks the central dogma, a new way to develop antibiotics, and a new discovery that could explain why the dinosaurs went extinct.

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Episode 46: Biologist-fall

It’s a physicist take-over on Goggles Optional! Physicist Ted Sanders joins hosts Greg, Chelsea, and remaining biologist Lisl to talk about solar flares and physics demons. Also, if James Cameron is listening, please check out this cool deep-water ecosystem called a Whalefall. You can listen to Trisha’s song for inspiration!

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Episode 45: The Naked Geneticist

This week, we are joined by Dr. Kat Arney, science communicator extraordinaire, who shares her experiences with outreach, knitting DNA scarves, shedding the evil scientist stereotype, and the joys of sharing science whilst naked. Our hosts also cover the latest development involving the coffee plant, and Trisha shares her love of coffee with an all new song!

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Episode 43: Evolutionary Taste

This week is all about the animals! First we make a Life Aquatic-style dive into the ocean to find the unseen consequences from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Next, are you hungry listeners, and have you ever wondered what would you serve a hummingbird that you wouldn’t serve a dinosaur? Finally, we talk about… talk! We cover recent work that has better modeled both human and animal communication.

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Episode 29: The INCEPTION of Quantum Computing

Lisl, Diego, and David are joined by physicist Nora Brackbill, who explains how to build a quantum computer using diamonds. The group also covers the recent news out of Vermont that requires GMO foods to be labeled. Finally, is Inception possible? We explore reality within a lucid dream within a podcast.

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Episode 4: 23andme in trouble? Why, oh Y?

Lisl, Nick, Alex, and David celebrate turkey week with discussions on the controversy surrounding the personalized genome company 23andme, replacing the Y chromosome, and super-powered regenerating organs. The group also commemorates the career of Dr. Fred Sanger, and a definitive winner emerges from the weekly game show.