Goggles Optional

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Sinopsis

On Goggles Optional, scientists from Stanford University provide their professional yet humorous takes from the world of science. Join us as our hosts explore the significant news and discoveries of the week using a combination of wit, analogies, and words with less than four syllables. Dont worry, you dont need to be a scientist to listen. The Goggles are Optional!

Episodios

  • Episode 323: Magnets, Dreams, and Holograms

    Episode 323: Magnets, Dreams, and Holograms

    07/04/2021 Duración: 37min

    Nicole, Abhijit, and David discuss cells sensing magnetic fields and talking to people while dreaming before being joined by Berkeley graduate student Nathan Tessema Ersumo to chat about a device to better generate 3D light patterns, with applications in optogenetics and virtual reality.

  • Episode 322: Candybots, Punting Baboons, and Moon Power

    Episode 322: Candybots, Punting Baboons, and Moon Power

    11/03/2021 Duración: 30min

    Rebecca, Abhijit, and Amanda discuss what we can learn from candybots, from isotopically dating baboon mummies, and from the moon’s power over methane emissions

  • Episode 321: Best of Science Headlines of 2020

    Episode 321: Best of Science Headlines of 2020

    03/03/2021 Duración: 37min

    Carmen, Rebecca, and Katie discuss some of their favorite science stories of the past year including with quiz features.

  • Episode 319: Fetal Allergies, Tattoos, and Mario Molina

    Episode 319: Fetal Allergies, Tattoos, and Mario Molina

    14/12/2020 Duración: 26min

    Katie, Carmen, and Abhijit discuss allergies passed on during pregnancy, using tattoo inks for finding cancer, and the life and work of chemist Mario Molina.

  • Episode 318: Microbiomes, smart watches and Nobel prizes

    Episode 318: Microbiomes, smart watches and Nobel prizes

    29/10/2020 Duración: 38min

    Abhijit, Rebecca, Katie and special guest Tejaswini Mishra discuss what we can learn about COVID-19 from smartwatches, how maternal microbiomes impact pregnancy, and the recent Nobel prize announcements.

  • Safety Goggles #7: Vaccine trials, tall rice, and windy navigation

    Safety Goggles #7: Vaccine trials, tall rice, and windy navigation

    25/07/2020 Duración: 24min

    Description: Carmen, Katie, Rebecca and Nora discuss the search for COVID-19 vaccines, what makes plants grow as tall as they do, and how flies use external clues, including the wind direction, to navigate.

  • Episode 316: Distracting Animals and Space News

    Episode 316: Distracting Animals and Space News

    14/07/2020 Duración: 22min

    Abhijit, Amanda, Katie, and Nora talk about new research related to stress responses, space, dogs, and spikey animals.

  • Episode 315: Black lives matter and the WHO

    Episode 315: Black lives matter and the WHO

    11/06/2020 Duración: 14min

    Katie, Nora and Abhijit discuss the Black lives matter movement and the WHO.

  • Episode 314: Safety Goggles – Science Book Club

    Episode 314: Safety Goggles – Science Book Club

    13/05/2020 Duración: 22min

    Katie and Carmen discuss their favorite science books and podcasts.

  • Safety Goggles #3: Ancient Goggles

    Safety Goggles #3: Ancient Goggles

    02/05/2020 Duración: 23min

    This week, Katie, Adam and Rebecca take us back in time to discuss the history of sword fighting, fossilized feces, and an ancient blue dye.

  • Episode 312: Safety Goggles – Plants, pregnancy, and model organisms

    Episode 312: Safety Goggles – Plants, pregnancy, and model organisms

    25/04/2020 Duración: 22min

    Carmen, Katie and Nicole discuss immunity in both plants and pregnant organisms and the importance of animal models in scientific research.

  • Episode 311: Safety Goggles #1 Antarctic Tropics, Seismic Calm, and Neural Mind-Reading

    Episode 311: Safety Goggles #1 Antarctic Tropics, Seismic Calm, and Neural Mind-Reading

    17/04/2020 Duración: 13min

    Amanda, Kristen, and Nora tell us about Antarctica's tropical past, a COVID-19-related reduction in seismic activity, and translating brain activity into language

  • Episode 310: Recap – Dancing parrots, Snowball Earth, and limoncello

    Episode 310: Recap – Dancing parrots, Snowball Earth, and limoncello

    30/03/2020 Duración: 33min

    Katie gathers some of our favorite stories about a dancing parrot named Snowball, the time known as Snowball Earth, and a unique chemical property of limoncello

  • Episode 309: Facial Recognition in Babies, Foot Arches, and Alzheimer’s Detection

    Episode 309: Facial Recognition in Babies, Foot Arches, and Alzheimer’s Detection

    17/03/2020 Duración: 34min

    Nora, Kristen, and Carmen discuss facial recognition in babies, the importance of the transverse arch in foot stability, and the various detection methods currently in development for Alzheimer's disease.

  • Episode 308: Dogs That “See” Heat, New York Rats, and a Coronavirus Update

    Episode 308: Dogs That “See” Heat, New York Rats, and a Coronavirus Update

    10/03/2020 Duración: 31min

    Rebecca, Adam, and David discuss dogs that can sense thermal radiation, the evolution of rats in New York City, and an update on what we know about the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

  • Episode 307: Suspended animation fish, whale migration, and a pioneering mathematician

    Episode 307: Suspended animation fish, whale migration, and a pioneering mathematician

    03/03/2020 Duración: 33min

    Kristen, Courtney, and Nicole discuss the short-lived killifish, how whale migrations can be disturbed, and how the late NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson broke barriers.

  • Episode 306: Cancer-Fighting Vaccines, Retiring Telescopes, and Health Care Costs

    Episode 306: Cancer-Fighting Vaccines, Retiring Telescopes, and Health Care Costs

    24/02/2020 Duración: 38min

    Katie, Abhijit, and Nora discuss the positive impact of flu vaccines on cancer patients, the retirement of NASA's Spitzer space telescope, and the costs and benefits of Medicare-for-All in the US.

  • Episode 305: Dating, Mutations, and Weird Viruses

    Episode 305: Dating, Mutations, and Weird Viruses

    21/02/2020 Duración: 26min

    Carmen, Kristen, and David talk about dating human artifacts, mutations in lung cells, and unusual viruses.

  • Episode 304: Pheromones, Sign Languages, and Un-BEE-lievable Honeybee Helpers

    Episode 304: Pheromones, Sign Languages, and Un-BEE-lievable Honeybee Helpers

    12/02/2020 Duración: 32min

    Adam, Rebecca, and Amanda talk about mice's reaction to pheromones, how sign languages evolved all around the world, and new methods of preserving the honey bee population.

  • Episode 303: Cancer, migration and coronavirus

    Episode 303: Cancer, migration and coronavirus

    04/02/2020 Duración: 27min

    Adam, Amanda and Katie discuss the latest update in cancer immunotherapy, how people migrate given sea level rise and the recent news on coronavirus.

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