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38 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
Episode 323: Magnets, Dreams, and Holograms
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.
30 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
Episode 322: Candybots, Punting Baboons, and Moon Power
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
37 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
Episode 321: Best of Science Headlines of 2020
Carmen, Rebecca, and Katie discuss some of their favorite science stories of the past year including with quiz features.
27 minutes | Jan 11, 2021
Episode 320: Antibiotics and Coral Reefs
Abhijit, Rebecca and Amanda talk about getting new antibiotics from wood rats, and a new technology that might help save coral reefs.
27 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
Episode 319: Fetal Allergies, Tattoos, and Mario Molina
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.
39 minutes | Oct 29, 2020
Episode 318: Microbiomes, smart watches and Nobel prizes
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.
25 minutes | Jul 25, 2020
Safety Goggles #7: Vaccine trials, tall rice, and windy navigation
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.
23 minutes | Jul 14, 2020
Episode 316: Distracting Animals and Space News
Abhijit, Amanda, Katie, and Nora talk about new research related to stress responses, space, dogs, and spikey animals.
14 minutes | Jun 11, 2020
Episode 315: Black lives matter and the WHO
Katie, Nora and Abhijit discuss the Black lives matter movement and the WHO.
23 minutes | May 13, 2020
Episode 314: Safety Goggles – Science Book Club
Katie and Carmen discuss their favorite science books and podcasts.
24 minutes | May 2, 2020
Safety Goggles #3: Ancient Goggles
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.
22 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
Episode 312: Safety Goggles – Plants, pregnancy, and model organisms
Carmen, Katie and Nicole discuss immunity in both plants and pregnant organisms and the importance of animal models in scientific research.
14 minutes | Apr 17, 2020
Episode 311: Safety Goggles #1 Antarctic Tropics, Seismic Calm, and Neural Mind-Reading
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
33 minutes | Mar 30, 2020
Episode 310: Recap – Dancing parrots, Snowball Earth, and limoncello
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
34 minutes | Mar 17, 2020
Episode 309: Facial Recognition in Babies, Foot Arches, and Alzheimer’s Detection
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.
32 minutes | Mar 10, 2020
Episode 308: Dogs That “See” Heat, New York Rats, and a Coronavirus Update
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.
33 minutes | Mar 3, 2020
Episode 307: Suspended animation fish, whale migration, and a pioneering mathematician
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.
39 minutes | Feb 24, 2020
Episode 306: Cancer-Fighting Vaccines, Retiring Telescopes, and Health Care Costs
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.
27 minutes | Feb 20, 2020
Episode 305: Dating, Mutations, and Weird Viruses
Carmen, Kristen, and David talk about dating human artifacts, mutations in lung cells, and unusual viruses.
33 minutes | Feb 11, 2020
Episode 304: Pheromones, Sign Languages, and Un-BEE-lievable Honeybee Helpers
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.
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