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Episode 125: The antibiotics revolution

Can bacteria form a grass root revolution against their human oppressors? Dave, Ted, and Emily cover how even small amounts of antibiotics can lead to large scale antibiotic resistance by bacteria. Plus, Ted share a discovery from the middle of the galaxy and Emily takes us on a quest to find a vaccine for the Dengue virus.

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Episode 94: Beer Goggles and Space Lettuce

In a hilarious episode of Beer Goggles Optional, Dave, Scott, Ted, and Natalie discuss how to travel in space for a long, long time. What foods would we eat? How can we protect ourselves from the dangerous rays? And most importantly, how do we do it in space? It may involve Space Lettuce.

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Episode 90: Is anyone out there?

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.

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Episode 83: The Game of Skittles

Hosts Ted, Tyler, Trisha, and Dave honor John Nash by talking about game theory and a delicious version of the prisoner’s dilemma, then discuss just how hot blooded the dinosaurs were. Finally, they’ll share the secrets to getting your own chocolatey smooth headlines into the popular science news.

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Episode 64: Life finds a way

This week is all about how life finds a way… well unless you’re a dinosaur. Join hosts Dave, Diego, Emily, and Greg as we cover a new protein that breaks the central dogma, a new way to develop antibiotics, and a new discovery that could explain why the dinosaurs went extinct.

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Episode 33: The Fault in our Tweets

Trisha, Emily, Greg, and David welcome Dr. Mahalia Miller to discuss her work on monitoring earthquakes using Twitter. Mahalia combines tweets with seismic data to provide better data for first responders and for traffic networks. The group also discusses a clinical test to rule them all (hint: it’s initials are NGS). And don’t miss an awesome new song by Trisha and Emily!

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Episode 20: Beer Googles Optional, St. Patrick’s Day Edition!

This week, Lisl, Dave, Emily, Alex, and Diego geek out for the exciting new Cosmos series, and again feel like little kids in awe of science. Can you imagine what a giant spaceship of Dave’s head would look like flying through space? We finish up with discussion on “de-extinction” technology, which was recently used in an attempt to bring the pyrenean ibex species back. Is this the start of an era of Jurassic Park? Bring out your inner kid, grab some marshmallow-infused cereal goodness, and join us this week for our St. Patrick’s Day special Edition!