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 281: Frogs, Spiders, and Mice, OH MY!

    Episode 281: Frogs, Spiders, and Mice, OH MY!

    12/08/2019 Duración: 34min

    Emily, Abhijit, and Rebecca discuss how Strawberry poison frogs might react to global warming, the eyes of baby jumping spiders, and the use of lab mice as model organisms in immunology.

  • Episode 280: Robotics, RNA, and Re-identification

    Episode 280: Robotics, RNA, and Re-identification

    06/08/2019 Duración: 31min

    Nora, Kristen, and Carmen discuss touch in prosthetic limbs, single-cell sequencing to investigate cancer, and how individuals can be re-identifed from supposedly anonymous data.

  • Episode 279: Iron Islands and Cosmic Fruit

    Episode 279: Iron Islands and Cosmic Fruit

    30/07/2019 Duración: 32min

    Greg, Emily and Amanda are joined by guest Mathieu Ardyna, a Stanford scientists studying how deep sea hydrothermal vents affect plankton populations. Plus, hear about the long term effects of nuclear testing on the Marshall Islands and a brand new type of apple.

  • Episode 278: Dancing in our sleep

    Episode 278: Dancing in our sleep

    21/07/2019 Duración: 32min

    Adam, Nora, and Nicole discuss the long history of sleep, dancing birds, and how a small change in medication policy could save millions of dollars.

  • Episode 277: Cancer and Carbon

    Episode 277: Cancer and Carbon

    17/07/2019 Duración: 26min

    Kristen, Rebecca and Carmen discuss programming bacteria to fight cancer, taking pictures of carbon capture in action, and the potential of reforestation to help fight the climate crisis.

  • Episode 276: Strikingly Clean Sea Slugs

    Episode 276: Strikingly Clean Sea Slugs

    08/07/2019 Duración: 31min

    Greg, Abhijit, and Emily talk about a hidden component of lightning, a special relationship between bacteria, algae, and super cute sea slugs, and how some might be taking the hygiene hypothesis a little too far.

  • Episode 275: CRISPR through the years

    Episode 275: CRISPR through the years

    01/07/2019 Duración: 35min

    Kristen takes us through three past segments all about CRISPR genome editing. Several past hosts discuss editing genes in sperm cells, how CRISPR could be used to treat HIV, and why we aren't quite ready to try this out yet in humans.

  • Episode 274: Itching, Seeing, and Confessing

    Episode 274: Itching, Seeing, and Confessing

    24/06/2019 Duración: 33min

    Alice, Nora, and Nicole discuss the itching response, how deep sea fish have developed a strange type of vision to match their strange environments, and why false confessions occur with surprising frequency.

  • Episode 273: Lettuce AI, Moonquakes, and Blood Type Conversions

    Episode 273: Lettuce AI, Moonquakes, and Blood Type Conversions

    17/06/2019 Duración: 29min

    On this week's episode Adam, Amanda, and Emily talk about how machine learning is being used to grow lettuce, tectonic activity on the moon, and a new method to alter blood types.

  • Episode 272: Rare diseases, killing mosquitoes, and sex in research

    Episode 272: Rare diseases, killing mosquitoes, and sex in research

    10/06/2019 Duración: 43min

    Rebecca, Nicole, and Nora talk about rare disease diagnosis with Dr. Laure Fresard and graduate student Nikki Teran, discuss a new method to kill mosquitos and the impact of leaving out female subjects in research studies.

  • Ancient Gum, Homelessness and Aging, and our MASSive Earth

    Ancient Gum, Homelessness and Aging, and our MASSive Earth

    03/06/2019 Duración: 29min

    Emily, Adam, and Greg discuss what we can learn from ancient pieces of gum, how homelessness may be connected to faster rates of aging, and the changing mass of the Earth.

  • Episode 270: Bonobos, Spiders, and Vaccines

    Episode 270: Bonobos, Spiders, and Vaccines

    30/05/2019 Duración: 29min

    Carmen, Alice, and Jonathan talk about bonobos and their mothers, the structures giving color to peacock spiders, and the challenges of creating vaccines.

  • (Rebroadcast) Episode 199: Stiff jaws, flexible robots

    (Rebroadcast) Episode 199: Stiff jaws, flexible robots

    20/05/2019 Duración: 30min

    This week we rebroadcast episode 199, where Natalie explains why we should fear an ancient otter, Derrick shares first steps towards liquid metal robots, and Chelsea answers some listener mail about quantum computing in the workplace.

  • Episode 269: Denisovans, limoncello, and the color blue

    Episode 269: Denisovans, limoncello, and the color blue

    13/05/2019 Duración: 25min

    Kristen, Abhijit, and Carmen tell us about a new method to learn about our ancient Denisovan ancestors, a unique chemical property of limoncello, and rare blue pigments.

  • Episode 268: Carbon, plastic, and women in physics

    Episode 268: Carbon, plastic, and women in physics

    06/05/2019 Duración: 33min

    Emily, Rebecca, and Alice talk about carbon going into the Earth, plastics that are easier to recycle, and challenges facing women in physics.

  • Episode 267: Plastics and Zombie Pigs, IN MICE!

    Episode 267: Plastics and Zombie Pigs, IN MICE!

    29/04/2019 Duración: 29min

    This week, Kristen, Amanda, and Adam discuss plastic in the oceans, partially revived pig brains, and the importance of communicating when research has been done IN MICE!

  • Episode 266: Black holes, working memory, and sad apples

    Episode 266: Black holes, working memory, and sad apples

    22/04/2019 Duración: 33min

    Nicole D, Nicole F, and Abhijit talk about the creation of the first ever photo of a black hole, how brain stimulation can improve memory, and an apple-related mystery.

  • Episode 265: Critters and Contamination

    Episode 265: Critters and Contamination

    15/04/2019 Duración: 32min

    Nora, Carmen, and Greg talk about contamination in the lab, creatures living in bird feathers, and the wonders of C. elegans!

  • Episode 264: Phages and Painful Ideas

    Episode 264: Phages and Painful Ideas

    09/04/2019 Duración: 27min

    Amanda, Rebecca, and Dave talk about how phages contribute to viral infections, how people react to opposing viewpoints, and the genes of a woman who feels no pain.

  • Episode 263: Recombination, evolution, and dark matter

    Episode 263: Recombination, evolution, and dark matter

    02/04/2019 Duración: 38min

    Abhijit, Kristen, and Rebecca talk about how recombination creates genetic variation, virus resistance in rabbits, and do a deep dive into dark matter.

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