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Episode 170: Consciousness on Earth, Life in Space

This week, Nora tells us what a gigantic neuron might have to do with consciousness, Scott talks 7 new exoplanets and the search for extraterrestrial life, and Chelsea shares some quick thoughts on an exceptional scientist, Dr. Mildred Dresselhaus.

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Episode 166: Sherlock and Shared Memories

Psychology grad student Yuan Chang Leong joins Natalie, Nora, and Nicole to talk about using the show Sherlock to explore how different people store memories – and we’re more similar than you might think! Plus, a three-round game show helps us crown a scientist of the week.

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Episode 102: Mars

In a world occupied by Matt Damon… And only Matt Damon. How does he science the sh** out of it to survive? How did Matt grow potatoes? How did Matt survive the radiation? How did Matt turn into Iron Man? Goggles Optional takes you on a voyage behind the science of “The Martian!”

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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.