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Episode 91: Too cool for malaria

Hosts Lisl, Emily, Ted, and Diego discuss the roll-out of the world’s first approved Malaria Vaccine, whether being cool in 7th grade is good for your long term prospects, and a crazy single celled sea creature that has a legit eyeball. You think those mosquitoes look docile? You have no idea

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Episode 80: Puppy Dog Eyes and Mammoth Waves of Change

Join Trisha, Diego, Lisl, and Tyler to learn how to establish a deep connection with your dog, what’s waving at us from 20,000 leagues under the sea, and why some animals survive while others go extinct.

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Episode 40: Apocalypse!

This week on Goggles Optional, Apocalypse! Hosts Diego, Dave, Chelsea, and Nora discuss the terrifying Ebola outbreak, and in this context, why you might want to watch out for Batman. Next, where have all the bees gone, and can we dress Diego in a bee suit to address this issue? Finally, we share tidbits on giant penguins, more of the California drought, and how Google is getting up close and personal with health data in the name of science!

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Episode 35: Facebook: more than meets the (lazy) eye

Diego, Lisl, Emily, and Nora turn their eyes to a report that Facebook altered users’ news feeds for a study on emotional contagion. Speaking of eyes, our hosts discuss a way to treat lazy eyes with exercise, and Nora shares a way to monitor wind patterns. Plus, find out what animal has the strongest bite, and go bananas for a monkey-themed game show round!

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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.