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Built for enthusiastic science fans seeking comprehensive conversations on the geeky topics they love. Host Trace Dominguez breaks down big topics and digs beyond the usual scope to deliver details, developments and opinions on advanced topics in physics, biology, space exploration, psychology, and more!

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Built for enthusiastic science fans seeking comprehensive conversations on the geeky topics they love. Host Trace Dominguez breaks down big topics and digs beyond the usual scope to deliver details, developments and opinions on advanced topics in physics, biology, space exploration, psychology, and more!

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Best podcast

By incognito82 - Jul 06 2018
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It is educational and fun.

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By 3.14-guy - May 08 2018
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The science in this is amazing and entertaining

iTunes Ratings

206 Ratings
Average Ratings
197
5
2
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Best podcast

By incognito82 - Jul 06 2018
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It is educational and fun.

#Seeker+

By 3.14-guy - May 08 2018
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The science in this is amazing and entertaining
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Built for enthusiastic science fans seeking comprehensive conversations on the geeky topics they love. Host Trace Dominguez breaks down big topics and digs beyond the usual scope to deliver details, developments and opinions on advanced topics in physics, biology, space exploration, psychology, and more!

Rank #1: Matter Makes Up Everything, So What Makes Up Matter?

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Matter Makes Up Everything, So What Makes Up Matter?

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Discovery of the Electron

http://www.pbs.org/transistor/science/events/electron.html

“Scientists worked with electricity long before they understood that current was made of electrons. The cathode tube was a prime example, no one knew how it worked. Some thought the rays were a wave traveling through a mysterious "ether" which they thought permeated all space.”

Who was Democritus?

https://www.universetoday.com/60058/democritus-atom/

“One such person is Democritus, an ancient Greek philosopher who is viewed by many as being the ‘father of modern science.’ This is due to his theory of universe that is made up of tiny ‘atoms’, which bears a striking resemblance to modern atomic theory.”

Thales of Miletus

http://www.iep.utm.edu/thales/

“The ancient Greek philosopher Thales was born in Miletus in Greek Ionia. Aristotle, the major source for Thales's philosophy and science, identified Thales as the first person to investigate the basic principles, the question of the originating substances of matter and, therefore, as the founder of the school of natural philosophy.” 

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Mar 01 2018

38mins

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Rank #2: WTF Is Gravity? Scientists Don’t Really Know Either

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Gravity is a simple concept, but the “why” and the “how” are magnificently complicated. In today’s episode, we’re digging into all things gravity, from how we discovered it, to what would happen without it, and so, so much more.

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Isaac Newton: The Man Who Discovered Gravity

https://www.bbc.com/timelines/zwwgcdm

Gravity mysteries: Why is gravity so weak?

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20227122-900-gravity-mysteries-why-is-gravity-so-weak

High-Tech Suits Help Pilots Avoid Gravity’s Perils

https://www.nytimes.com/2000/08/22/science/high-tech-suits-help-pilots-avoid-gravity-s-perils.html

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Oct 04 2018

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Rank #3: BAD SCIENCE: Star Wars: Episode V

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We're excited to share the first episode of our new podcast BAD SCIENCE. If you'd like to subscribe, be sure to find the show on Apple Podcasts or find us wherever you discovery and listen to podcasts.

Calling all padawans! For Bad Science: Episode I, Ethan sits down with Reggie Watts for an epic conversation with Emily Manor-Chapman, a NASA Systems Engineer, to break down the science of STAR WARS: EPISODE V - THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK.

We learn about gas giants like Bespin, the body warmth of dead Tauntauns, communicating at the speed of light, and a whole lot more.

Shoot us an email at BadScience@Seeker.com.

Check out Emily's Inisght Mission (to Mars!) which launches May 5th.

https://mars.nasa.gov/insight/

More on Reggie at reggiewatts.com - see him nightly on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN, and check out his new show TASKMASTER, Fridays at 11pm on Comedy Central.

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May 01 2018

46mins

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Rank #4: In the 1930s Nuclear Energy Fueled the Future… Where is it Now?

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This sucker is nuclear, baby! Nuclear energy has been toted by some as the solution to our energy crisis, while others warn of its immense danger. But how did we even discover it? Why aren't we using it more? And what's the real deal with radiation, really? In this episode with Trace Dominguez, and special guest Dianna Cowern (Physics Girl), we explore all things nuclear.

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Introduction: The Nuclear Age

https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn9956-introduction-the-nuclear-age/

Could this be the first nuclear-powered airliner?

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20160713-could-this-be-the-first-nuclear-powered-airliner

Why America abandoned nuclear power (and what we can learn from South Korea)

https://www.vox.com/2016/2/29/11132930/nuclear-power-costs-us-france-korea

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Jun 14 2018

48mins

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Rank #5: What's Up With Sleep

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We spend 36 percent of our entire life asleep, but what exactly is happening to your body and brain while snoozing?

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Do All Creatures Sleep?

https://animals.howstuffworks.com/animal-facts/all-creatures-sleep.htm

Do Microbes Sleep?

https://www.popsci.com/blog-network/our-modern-plagues/do-microbes-sleep

Sleep vs Coma vs Anesthesia

https://www.tuck.com/anesthesia/

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May 31 2018

31mins

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Rank #6: The Plan To Evacuate Earth

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Earth has shaped the way humans look and behave. How will future generations in space evolve under radiation and little gravity?

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How Many People Can Earth Support?:

https://www.livescience.com/16493-people-planet-earth-support.html

"The power of population is so superior to the power of the Earth to produce subsistence for man, that premature death must in some shape or other visit the human race."

AFTER EARTH: WHY, WHERE, HOW, AND WHEN WE MIGHT LEAVE OUR HOME PLANET:

https://www.popsci.com/science/article/2011-02/after-earth-why-where-how-and-when-we-might-leave-our-home-planet

"Earth won't always be fit for occupation. We know that in two billion years or so, an expanding sun will boil away our oceans, leaving our home in the universe uninhabitable-unless, that is, we haven't already been wiped out by the Andromeda galaxy, which is on a multibillion-year collision course with our Milky Way."

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May 10 2018

43mins

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Rank #7: Can Science Help Us Understand Humor?

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Today, we find our funny bone. Not literally. Instead, we're going to breakdown the science of humor.  We'll cover what happens in our brains when we find something funny, how a sense of humor evolved, what makes something not funny at all, and even if we can teach robots and A.I. to be funny!

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The Biology Of Humor: In Search Of The Cerebral Funny Bone

http://discovermagazine.com/2002/may/featbiology

Is there a scientific formula for funny?

https://science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-the-mind/human-brain/formula-for-funny2.htm

Scientists Discovered What Makes Something Funny

http://www.businessinsider.com/bob-mankoff-science-of-funny-humor-new-yorker-cartoon-2014-12

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Apr 05 2018

48mins

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Rank #8: Space: We're Bad At It, Yet We Keep Trying

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Today, we’re going to break down the science of humans going to space. We'll cover how we get to space, how astronauts train for it, the dangers of space shuttles, and, of course, the future of space travel!

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A Brief History of Space Exploration

http://www.aerospace.org/education/stem-outreach/space-primer/a-brief-history-of-space-exploration/

NASA: Astronaut Selection and Training

https://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/pdf/606877main_FS-2011-11-057-JSC-astro_trng.pdf

Nuclear fusion could power NASA spacecraft

https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn3294-nuclear-fusion-could-power-nasa-spacecraft/#.VZsNORNVhHw

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Mar 29 2018

41mins

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Rank #9: What in the World is Happening with Climate Change?

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Climate change is becoming increasingly difficult to deny. As people see changes happening all around us, we're all wondering whether or not humans are to blame.

Originally broadcast August 2016.

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Sources:

NASA - What's the Difference Between Weather and Climate?:

https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/noaa-n/climate/climate_weather.html

Earth is Cooling... No It's Warming:

https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/GISSTemperature/giss_temperature2.php

National Health Statistics Reports:

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr076.pdf

Mass Extinctions:

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/dino-directory/index.html

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Feb 15 2018

50mins

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Rank #10: How The Universe And Everything In It Formed

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It took a long time to get to where we are today and several theories exist as to how we got here in the first place. But which are true?

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Aug 02 2018

36mins

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Rank #11: Microgravity Makes the ISS a Perfect Lab, Here’s Everything We’re Learning

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Today, we’re breaking down all things ISS. Join us in talking to Dr. Mike Roberts from CASIS as we learn about the experiments, animals, and artificial intelligence of the Space Station!

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ISS: U.S. National Laboratory

https://www.iss-casis.org/

What Is Microgravity?

https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/5-8/features/nasa-knows/what-is-microgravity-58.html

Space Station Research Experiments

https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments_category/

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Sep 06 2018

34mins

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Rank #12: Let’s Talk About Sex Baby, Let’s Talk About Brain Regions… And Also Robots

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Today we're breaking down all things sex. From how it's working in the brain, to what it does to your body, to robots and VR sex- It's gonna be a wild one. (Parents, you've been warned.)

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The Future of Sex: How Intimacy is Transforminghttps://futurism.com/the-future-of-sex-how-intimacy-is-transforming/

The Brain: Where Does Sex Live in the Brain? From Top to Bottom.

http://discovermagazine.com/2009/oct/10-where-does-sex-live-in-brain-from-top-to-bottom

Brain Sex in Men and Women – From Arousal to Orgasm

http://brainblogger.com/2014/05/20/brain-sex-in-men-and-women-from-arousal-to-orgasm/

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Aug 09 2018

32mins

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Rank #13: Why Do We Drink Alcohol?

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The origin of human alcohol consumption is a widely debated topic among many scientists and it is an interesting topic at that. What we really want to know though is, are there actual health benefits from drinking alcohol today?

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Nov 22 2018

43mins

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Rank #14: Can We Actually Travel Through Time?

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With a deep understanding of time and relativity, traveling through time might actually be possible, according to Albert Einstein.

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Sep 20 2018

49mins

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Rank #15: Genetics 101

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"Gene" is a general word for a piece of DNA that creates proteins, but what exactly are genes? Why do they matter?

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DNA can't explain all inherited biological traits, research shows

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150402161751.htm

"Characteristics passed between generations are not decided solely by DNA, but can be brought about by other material in cells, new research shows. Scientists studied proteins found in cells, known as histones, which are not part of the genetic code, but act as spools around which DNA is wound. Histones are known to control whether or not genes are switched on."

Rosalind Franklin: Biography & Discovery of DNA Structure?

https://www.livescience.com/39804-rosalind-franklin.html

"Many people recall that the structure of the DNA molecule has the shape of a double helix."

What Are Proteins And What Do They Do?

https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/primer#howgeneswork

"Proteins are large, complex molecules that play many critical roles in the body. They do most of the work in cells and are required for the structure, function, and regulation of the body's tissues and organs."

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Jun 21 2018

35mins

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Rank #16: The Importance Of Immigration

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Globalization is a complicated issue with pros and cons both for and against. But what would a world with complete globalization be like?

Originally broadcast December 2015.

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The Pros And Cons Of Globalization:https://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/?toURL=https://www.forbes.com/sites/mikecollins/2015/05/06/the-pros-and-cons-of-globalization/&refURL=https://www.youtube.com/&referrer=https://www.youtube.com/ “A story in the Washington Post said “20 years ago globalization was pitched as a strategy that would raise all boats in poor and rich countries alike. In the U.S. and Europe consumers would have their pick of inexpensive items made by people thousands of miles away whose pay was much lower than theirs."

Nations Without Borders: The Gifts Of Folk Gone Abroad:https://www.foreignaffairs.com/reviews/review-essay/1996-03-01/nations-without-borders-gifts-folk-gone-abroad

“More than ever before, migration is a global phenomenon. In search of employment, higher wages, educational opportunities for themselves and their children, and escape from persecution and violence, millions of people cross international borders each year."

Frequently Requested Statistics On Immigrants And Immigration In The United States:https://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/frequently-requested-statistics-immigrants-and-immigration-united-states

“Immigration has a significant impact on many aspects of life in the United States, from the workforce and the classroom to communities across the country."

Ten Ways Immigrants Help Build And Strengthen Our Economy:https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/blog/2012/07/12/ten-ways-immigrants-help-build-and-strengthen-our-economy

“America is a nation of immigrants. Our American journey and our success would simply not be possible without the generations of immigrants who have come to our shores from every corner of the globe."____________________

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Feb 22 2018

38mins

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Rank #17: Cockroaches are the worst (or are they?)

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Cockroaches can survive decapitation, nuclear explosions and they save our forests. Yes, they're gross, but they're actually kinda cool!

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"Cockroaches have been around for a very long time - since before the dinosaurs - and they have not changed very much. One can only conclude that they are doing something right!"

Evolution Saves Cockroaches From Taking The Bait:

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2013/05/23/186359665/evolution-saves-cockroaches-from-taking-the-bait

"Most of us are used to thinking that the evolution of living organisms takes millions of years. But in the case of cockroaches, scientists say the resilient pests have developed a fast-forward mechanism to save their own exoskeleton."

How Pesticides Pushed Cockroaches Into Rapid Evolution:

https://io9.gizmodo.com/how-pesticides-pushed-cockroaches-into-rapid-evolution-509398746

"In the 1980s, manufactures began making cockroach baits that combined sweet glucose with deadly insecticides. By 1993, many cockroach populations somehow developed an aversion to the bait. Now, 20 years later, scientists finally understand how the roaches beat these traps."

Scientists think cockroach milk could be the superfood of the future:

https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-show-why-we-should-all-start-drinking-cockroach-milk

"An international team of scientists has just sequenced a protein crystal located in the midgut of cockroaches. The reason? It’s more than four times as nutritious as cow’s milk and, the researchers think it could be the key to feeding our growing population in the future."

Cockroach Milk: Yes. You Read That Right:

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/08/06/488861223/cockroach-milk-yes-you-read-that-right

"The female Pacific beetle cockroach is one of a kind. Unlike other insect species, this Hawaiian native gives birth to live young. And she feeds them a pale, yellow liquid "milk" from her brood sack."

Sexy perfume ‘lures’ cockroaches to their doom:

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/6947269/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/sexy-perfume-lures-cockroaches-their-doom/#.V644NtArKgR

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Mar 15 2018

27mins

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Rank #18: What's Up With The Calendar?

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We've all learned it takes 24 hours for the Earth to rotate once on its axis but that isn't the whole story at all. There's much more to it.

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Why Are There 24 Hours In A Day?:

http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2011/11/15/3364432.htm

“While each country has (in broad terms) historically had distinct measurements for distance, weights etc the method of splitting the day into 24 hours, one hour into 60 mins and one minute into 60 seconds seems to be the only one in use, and indeed to me the only one I know of. "

Keeping Time: Why 60 Minutes?:

https://www.livescience.com/44964-why-60-minutes-in-an-hour.html

“How did we come to divide the hour into 60 minutes and the minute into 60 seconds? These smaller divisions of time have been in practical use for only about 400 years, but they were vital to the advent of modern science."

Why Is A Minute Divided Into 60 Seconds, An Hour Into 60 Minutes, Yet There Are Only 24 Hours In A Day?:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/experts-time-division-days-hours-minutes/

“In today's world, the most widely used numeral system is decimal (base 10), a system that probably originated because it made it easy for humans to count using their fingers."

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May 24 2018

34mins

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Rank #19: The Periodic Table Of Elements: An Origin Story

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From a troubled home life to a lifetime of notoriety and fame in the science world, Dimitri Mendeleev came a long way in his crazy life and gave the world an amazing tool.

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Aug 16 2018

21mins

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Rank #20: Using Asteroids To Further Humanity

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In 2013 NASA introduced an asteroid-capture mission called ARM (Asteroid Redirect Mission) which would bring an asteroid to moon's orbit.

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The Evolution Of NASA’s Ambitious Asteroid-Capture Mission:

https://www.space.com/28963-nasa-asteroid-capture-mission-history.html

“NASA's ambitious asteroid-capture mission has changed a lot since the agency officially announced its existence less than two years ago. The original plan, which was revealed in April 2013, called for dragging an intact small space rock into orbit around the moon, where it would be visited by astronauts, perhaps as early as 2021."

Animation Of Proposed Asteroid Retrieval Mission Video:

https://www.youtube.com/user/VideoFromSpace

“NASA's 2014 budget poposes a mission to robotically capture a small near-Earth asteroid and bring it into a stable lunar orbit where astronauts can visit and explore it, a 'stepping stone' to future missions to farther asteroids."

Asteroid Retrieval Feasibility Study:

https://www.rt.com/usa/158784-nasa-asteroid-landing-mining/

“This report describes the results of a study sponsored by the Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS) to investigate the feasibility of identifying, robotically capturing, and returning an entire Near-Earth Asteroid (NEA) to the vicinity of the Earth by the middle of the next decade."

NASA Aims To Land On, Capture Asteroids Within Next 15 Years:

https://www.rt.com/usa/158784-nasa-as...

“NASA researchers are at work developing a plan that not only hopes to physically place astronauts on an asteroid for the first time, but also to wrangle a space object and place it in the orbit of the Earth’s moon."

Meet The Team At Planetary Resources:

https://www.planetaryresources.com/company/#company-intro

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Jun 28 2018

35mins

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Who Decided We Needed Vitamins?

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Take your vitamins! A phrase from our parents mouths to our ears since time immemorial. Turns out it’s been a pretty effective message because nearly half of American adults take a vitamin or mineral supplement. But why? Who decided vitamins were important? What kind of vitamins do you actually need to survive? And are they all they’re cracked up to be?

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Dec 27 2018

29mins

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Stereotypes: The Good, the Bad, and the Truthful

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Don’t judge today’s episode by its cover. Why? Because we’re talking the science of stereotypes! Where do stereotypes come from? Why do they exist? And why are they so hard for humans to let go of? We’ve got all that and more.

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Dec 20 2018

37mins

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The Violent History and Cyber Future of War

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This week we’re charging into the science of WAR! Are humans really prone to violence? When did war first begin on our planet? How have strategies and tactics changed since then? We’ll answer all that and more, in this episode about war.

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Dec 13 2018

43mins

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Where Do Dreams Come From?

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This week we’re getting dreamy! That’s right, we’re talkin’ the science of dreams, from what dreams really are, to why we have them, to if there’s a way to control them, we’ve got all the sleepy science you’ve been dreaming of.

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Dec 06 2018

35mins

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WTF Are Algorithms Anyway?

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In this episode we’re talking about the science of algorithms. Where they came from, what they really are, whether they’re good or EVIL, and much, much more.

Links:

‘Breakthrough’ algorithm exponentially faster than any previous one

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180628131104.htm

How an ex-YouTube insider investigated its secret algorithm

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/feb/02/youtube-algorithm-election-clinton-trump-guillaume-chaslot

Back to Basics: Algorithms

https://www.computerworld.com/article/2551886/enterprise-applications/back-to-basics--algorithms.html

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Nov 29 2018

32mins

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Why Do We Drink Alcohol?

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The origin of human alcohol consumption is a widely debated topic among many scientists and it is an interesting topic at that. What we really want to know though is, are there actual health benefits from drinking alcohol today?

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Nov 22 2018

43mins

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Your Body On (And Off) Food

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You eat food every single day. But what exactly is happening inside your body to give you those essential nutrients? In this episode of Seeker plus, we’ll break down how your body processes food, what happens when you don’t eat, and whether it’s possible to ditch food all together and rely on something else for nutrients.

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Nov 15 2018

29mins

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How The Internet Changed The World Forever

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Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites have helped spark some of the world's most fascinating revolutions and it doesn't stop there!

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Nov 08 2018

42mins

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Why We Don’t Have Real Holograms Yet

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This week on Seeker Plus, we’re talking holograms! From who invented them and how, to why we don’t have holodecks, we’re answering all your holographic questions.

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The Holographic Principle

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/sidebar-the-holographic-p/

How Can You Store a Beam of Light?

https://www.explainthatstuff.com/holograms.html

The History of Holography

https://www.ihma.org/history.aspx

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Nov 01 2018

26mins

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Why Fear Is Our Most Valuable Trait

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When a fear begins to affect your every day livelihood is when one should seek medical help. Luckily Dr. Ali Mattu is here to show us how.

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Oct 25 2018

43mins

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The Life And Death Of Stars

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Stars come from a very precise situation in the universe. What exactly happens to create them? And what happens when they die?

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Oct 18 2018

33mins

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Mosquitoes Suck!

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There are vast numbers of viruses and diseases that mosquitoes spread, but what do they spread and what do those viruses do to us exactly?

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Oct 11 2018

45mins

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WTF Is Gravity? Scientists Don’t Really Know Either

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Gravity is a simple concept, but the “why” and the “how” are magnificently complicated. In today’s episode, we’re digging into all things gravity, from how we discovered it, to what would happen without it, and so, so much more.

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Isaac Newton: The Man Who Discovered Gravity

https://www.bbc.com/timelines/zwwgcdm

Gravity mysteries: Why is gravity so weak?

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20227122-900-gravity-mysteries-why-is-gravity-so-weak

High-Tech Suits Help Pilots Avoid Gravity’s Perils

https://www.nytimes.com/2000/08/22/science/high-tech-suits-help-pilots-avoid-gravity-s-perils.html

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Oct 04 2018

33mins

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Gold! What Is It Good For?

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Gold has more uses than just strictly currency. It's characteristics make it ideal for the medical field, space travel and so much more!

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Sep 27 2018

27mins

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Can We Actually Travel Through Time?

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With a deep understanding of time and relativity, traveling through time might actually be possible, according to Albert Einstein.

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Sep 20 2018

49mins

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What's This Puberty Thing All About?

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We all think that puberty begins in our pre-teens and ends in our early adulthood but, the truth is, puberty lasts throughout our lifetime.

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Sep 13 2018

27mins

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Microgravity Makes the ISS a Perfect Lab, Here’s Everything We’re Learning

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Today, we’re breaking down all things ISS. Join us in talking to Dr. Mike Roberts from CASIS as we learn about the experiments, animals, and artificial intelligence of the Space Station!

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Sources:

ISS: U.S. National Laboratory

https://www.iss-casis.org/

What Is Microgravity?

https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/5-8/features/nasa-knows/what-is-microgravity-58.html

Space Station Research Experiments

https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments_category/

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Sep 06 2018

34mins

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Hearing Colors: What It's Like To Have Synesthesia

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Host Trace Dominguez interviews musician Kaitlyn Hova, a synesthete who can see specific colors when she hears musical notes.

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Aug 30 2018

19mins

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The Periodic Table Of Elements: An Origin Story

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From a troubled home life to a lifetime of notoriety and fame in the science world, Dimitri Mendeleev came a long way in his crazy life and gave the world an amazing tool.

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Aug 16 2018

21mins

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Let’s Talk About Sex Baby, Let’s Talk About Brain Regions… And Also Robots

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Today we're breaking down all things sex. From how it's working in the brain, to what it does to your body, to robots and VR sex- It's gonna be a wild one. (Parents, you've been warned.)

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The Future of Sex: How Intimacy is Transforminghttps://futurism.com/the-future-of-sex-how-intimacy-is-transforming/

The Brain: Where Does Sex Live in the Brain? From Top to Bottom.

http://discovermagazine.com/2009/oct/10-where-does-sex-live-in-brain-from-top-to-bottom

Brain Sex in Men and Women – From Arousal to Orgasm

http://brainblogger.com/2014/05/20/brain-sex-in-men-and-women-from-arousal-to-orgasm/

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Aug 09 2018

32mins

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By incognito82 - Jul 06 2018
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It is educational and fun.

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By 3.14-guy - May 08 2018
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The science in this is amazing and entertaining