Is there life on other planets? Are they comprised of carbon shaped buckyballs? And if they visit earth, what geological remnant will they find of humanity? Join hosts Dave, Diego, Emily, and Tyler as we discuss the search for extraterrestrial life, buckyballs in space, and Anthropocene.
This week on goggles, we are revisiting topics that have been hot in the recent news. Learn how super viruses may be useful for learning about emergent threats like the Zika, regulations surrounding the Paris climate change deal, and sleep drunkenness. Finally, following the American primaries in Nevada, Diego rants about how cancer is like a run of bad luck in Vegas.
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).
We have a special highlights episode this week! We peruse some of the latest hits, including highlights from the movie Furious 7, some Beer Goggles fun on space vegetables, and an interview with Dr. Kevin Beier about mapping the human brain.
In this week’s highlights episode, real-life scientists on the Goggles Optional team address today’s burning questions from yesterweek’s episodes: How can I avoid getting a cold? How do microwaves work? How many laws of physics were broken in the movie Interstellar?