By Stanford Scientists
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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!
||Episode 230: Science on the screen||Nicole F, Abhijit and Marina host an easy breezy Beer Goggles where they explore the science found in many of our favorite movie and tv stories.||7/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 229: Cultivating passion for dark matter and retinas||Irena, Derrick and Amanda talk about determining the make-up of our universe, how our retinas process images to send to our brain, and finding our passions.||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 228: Early birth, early death, and early conclusions||This week, Nicole interviews Stanford Bioengineering graduate student Mira Moufarrej, who shares some of her recently published work on predicting preterm births. Plus, Derrick describes the costs of poor healthcare and Nora takes on the misrepresentat.||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 227: Life, Death, and Marshmallows||Emily, Amanda, and Abhijit talk about uncovering the history of potential life on Mars, the success rate of brain surgery in ancient Peru, and finally why your ability to resist marshmallows does not determine your success.||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 226: Taste of longevity||In this episode, Greg explains how diet can extend the lifespan of a fruit fly, Nicole tells us how brain responds to different tastes, and Nora discusses a new brain imaging technique.||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 225: Shine on, brainy humans||This week, Abhijit will brighten your day with a segment on iridescence and Derrick will blow your mind with a piece on how humans got such big, beautiful brains. Plus, Greg shares a fresh perspective on regulating fecal transplants.||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 224: Memories of Orbits Past||Irena talks memory-swapping slugs, Emily covers the role of cosmic forces in the Earth’s climate, and Nicole shares a Creature Corner on (extra)terrestrial octopus.||5/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 223: Lions, Tigers, Bears, and Hypnotized Phones||Nicole discusses the return of the predators; Irena tells us how sound can hack our phones; Nora saves marriages by robotically assembling ikea furniture||5/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 222: Time, Parasites, and the Meaning of Life||This week, Derrick flips our perspective with a segment on time crystals and Amanda uses mistletoe parasites to question the definition of life. Plus, Nicole F describes some challenges in applying machine learning to healthcare data.||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 221: DNA Bonanza||In honor of National DNA Day, Abhijit, Irena, Emily and new host Greg discuss the genetics of roses, the implications of the DNA evidence used in the Golden State Killer case, and finally a recent FDA decision about genetic testing.||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great science podcast
Goggles Optional is both funny and informative. A+
Quite entertaining and educational at the same time! I'm a fan!