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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 81: Timing is everything

This week we explore what’s interesting about those elements at the bottom of the periodic table, how to pack your DNA so it fits in your cells, and a study that tries to answer when women should consider freezing their eggs.

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Episode 66: Chicks dig counting

One, two, three… ahahah! Dave, Lisl, Nora, and Diego count all the new security features for the latest method of biocontainment. Speaking of counting, did you know how chicks count? We cover the latest research involving number lines and baby chickens. Plus, Nora shares with us a physics correction that’s making waves.

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Episode 55: Black Holes and Banana Phones

Dave, Diego, and Emily query physicist Greg on our top 10 science-ish questions surrounding Christopher Nolan’s new movie “Interstellar.” Learn the difference between wormholes and black holes, how time can actually slow down, and why the robots in the movie looked so cheesy? Plus, how cell phones may be used to predict population movements and Emily compares bacteria memory formation to killing hydras.

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Episode 41: Duckageddon

What were you doing in 2004? Well this week’s interviewee was busy working on the Rosetta project, an initiative that just succeeded in sending a spacecraft to rendezvous with a comet! Professor Erik Adli joins the podcast to explain the purpose and challenges of the mission, as well as his latest work at the SLAC accelerator. You don’t want to miss an epic parody duet by hosts Trisha and Greg, how big data is challenging the mouse model, and finally, a special game show question to our writer Dr. JT Neal.

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Episode 11: Delicious… algae?

Lisl, Diego, and Alex are joined by writer and first time host Graham Anderson as they ponder elephant shark genomes, the connection between food production and the green slime in your fish tank, and how to hitch a ride into space! Also, why we wouldn’t want to get in a boxing fight with the Milky Way Galaxy and why you should avoid Diego’s bed!