Goggles Optional Shorts
By Stanford Scientists
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This is the Goggles Optional Shorts Feed. 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. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be a scientist to listen. The Goggles are Optional!
||Shorts: A Chick’s Guide to the Number Line||If you previously thought that humans were the only creatures on Earth who can count, think again. Researchers have discovered that similarly to humans’ thought processes when counting and visualizing numbers,||2/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Shorts: Biocontainment||As scientists continue to experiment with strains of bacteria and viruses with hopes of developing vaccinations, there must be a way to ensure that those potentially harmful organisms are contained. We investigate the future of biocontainment and how s.||2/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Shorts: Reduced to Dust||We explore the findings of the BICEP2 telescope and discuss why it’s discovery of microwave polarization validating the presence of gravitational waves on early Earth is inaccurate. Episode 66: Chicks dig counting||2/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Shorts: Aging Telomeres||Physical aging is inevitable but on the molecular level, our cells are aging constantly. Although the source of aging has not yet been discovered, several theories have linked aging to specific processes that our DNA undergo such as damaging and telome.||2/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Shorts: Nanorockets||Would our bodies make viable landing sites for nanorockets? Scientists are currently researching these minuscule flying objects which can be directly targeted towards specific locations in the human body, potentially aiding and enhancing successful dru.||2/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Shorts: Deliciously Unboiled||Scientists from UC Irvine and Australia have teamed up to discover a fascinating method of unveiling egg whites. Join us as we “egg-amine” and discuss this unlikely phenomenon on a molecular level. Episode 65: An eggcellent solution for aging and dr||2/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Shorts: Absent Mitochondria||The mitochondria is the powerhouse of a cell. We discuss the interesting correlation between mitochondria and cancer cells, specifically what it means for a cancer cell to be devoid of it’s mitochondria. Episode 63: We nose how to stop colds||2/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Shorts: Why Viruses Love the Cold||Put down the Kleenex and sit down with a hot cup of tea as you join us for this exciting segment. We welcome Ellen Foxman, a Postdoctoral Fellow in Laboratory Medicine at Yale University, and discuss her intriguing research using a strain of the commo||2/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Shorts: A Bright Idea||We introduce an exciting breakthrough in the field of television display, specifically known as Quantum Dot TVs. Unlike LCD or plasma TVs where the brightness of the display decreases, Quantum Dot TVs are designed to channel energy towards creating||2/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Shorts: Drunken Tunes||Join us as we explore how studying zebra finches and their unique song patterns in a drunken state parallel our speech patterns and can provide insight into the processes we undergo when we are drunk. Episode 62: Drunk finches are the radio stars!||1/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|