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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 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.

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Episode 39: Phage Noir

This week, we present a film-noir inspired story of a hunt for an elusive phage virus. We also have our steamiest section ever, as our hosts unveil a new steam producing method that can revolutionize clean energy. Finally, is curing HIV Mission Impossible? Maybe not if we harness the genome editing powers of CRISPR.

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Episode 30: Measles, Cancer… Fight!

Trisha, Emily, Diego, and David take to the ring to cover the exciting fight between an engineered measles virus and a deadly cancer. If you think that Darwin was a poor, struggling scientist, think again! The hosts discuss the role of philanthropists in science funding, and make some interesting observations about some of our earliest scientists. Next, if we give mice wheels, will they run? An interesting study covers mice running on wheels in the wild. Finally, we share viewer responses on food labeling, and end with a close battle in the game show.

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Episode 21: The inflation of space and waistlines

Let’s start this week with a Bang! The Big Bang, that is. Join Dave, Lisl, Diego, and Trisha to celebrate the first study that proves inflation theory. Is something else inflating, like your waistline? A new study provides evidence for eating the right ratio of nutrients to maximize longevity. However if you’re like Diego, this episode will probably make you hungry. And guys, listen up! We now have scientific evidence for the right dance movies to maximize your sexiness on the dance floor. Lastly, there is now published work toward a drug that can protect against HIV in monkeys for 8 weeks. One point man, still infinite points for Nature.