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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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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

204 Ratings
Average Ratings
195
5
2
1
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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!

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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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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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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A Battery Is a Dynamic and Crazy Place, And We Ain’t Li-Ion

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Today we're diving into everything you’re ever going to need to know about the tiny bricks that power all the devices on (and in) your person.  We'll talk about some of the best batteries in the world, the oldest batteries ever found, what batteries actually are (they’re not what you think), and we even have a special guest to talk about the atomic movement of batteries!

We're digging deep into the physics and chemistry, design and possible future of these ubiquitous pieces of modern technology. It’s going to be shocking. Get it?

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Sources:

Unlocking the Potential of Cation-Disordered Oxides for Rechargeable Lithium Batteries

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/343/6170/519

The Configurational Space of Rocksalt‐Type Oxides for High‐Capacity Lithium Battery Electrodes

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/aenm.201400478

Solid electrolytes open doors to solid-state batteries

https://phys.org/news/2016-03-solid-electrolytes-doors-solid-state-batteries.html

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Apr 19 2018

47mins

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Star Trek Science: Fusion is Happening NOW! Here’s How it Works IRL

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The Science of Star Trek is complicated - so we teamed up with our sister pod BAD SCIENCE and brought in a experimental physicist to break it all down!

Check out Bad Science at cms.megaphone.fm/channel/bad-science

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Is Warp Drive Real?

https://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/technology/warp/warp.html

How Lasers Work

https://lasers.llnl.gov/education/how_lasers_work

Why Star Trek Phasers Don’t Exist Yet

https://gizmodo.com/5978482/why-star-trek-phasers-dont-exist-yet

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Jul 12 2018

43mins

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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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Sources:

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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This is Your Brain on Noise... Any Questions?

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Noise and sound are not the same thing… Noise is more than just an annoyance, it's messing with our heads, literally. Too much noise can actually affect how we evolve, but just the write amount of noise makes us more productive! In this episode with Trace Dominguez, and special guest Mike Rugnetta (Reasonably Sound, CrashCourse) explores how exactly noise impacts our lives.

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Sources:

How Sound Shaped The Evolution Of Your Brain

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/09/10/436342537/how-sound-shaped-the-evolution-of-your-brain

The World Now Sounds Different to How it Did a Century Ago

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20161110-the-world-now-sounds-different-to-how-it-did-a-century-ago

Owls use 'stealth technology' to help capture prey

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/aug/17/owls-use-stealth-technology-to-help-capture-prey

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May 17 2018

46mins

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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 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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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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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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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.)

Check out Bad Science at cms.megaphone.fm/channel/bad-science

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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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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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Why Is Blood So Important?

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Blood is the red liquid that flows through your body and each of us have about 9-12 pints in us. Today we're taking a deep dive into the science of blood: what it's made of, what it does, and why it's so bloody important.

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Sources:

Blood Facts And Statistics

https://www.redcrossblood.org/content/redcrossblood/en/donate-blood/how-to-donate/how-blood-donations-help/blood-needs-blood-supply.html

Researchers closer to being able to change blood types https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150429132926.htm

Innate immunity: the first line of defence

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/lab-rat/innate-immunity-the-first-line-of-defence/

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Apr 26 2018

40mins

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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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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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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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The History And Ethics Of Propaganda

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It's a common goal of propaganda to promote a biased opinion, and while many may resist, propaganda actually has the ability to save lives!

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A Very Brief History of Propaganda in Times Past:

https://www.physics.smu.edu/pseudo/Propaganda/history.html

"Propaganda has been around for a long time, going back to ancient Greece. Chapter 2 of Jowett & O'Donnell provides an excellent historical background. In there you will find numerous examples of historical propaganda campaigns. "

The Story of Propaganda:

https://www.historians.org/about-aha-and-membership/aha-history-and-archives/gi-roundtable-series/pamphlets/what-is-propaganda/the-story-of-propaganda

"The American Historical Association produced the G.I. Roundtable Series to help win World War II. Or so they were led to believe. In fact the U.S. Army sought the pamphlets as part of a larger effort to prepare for the transition to the postwar world, and represent a novel effort at social control."

From stamps to social media, the history of propaganda:

https://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/from-stamps-to-social-media-the-history-of-propaganda-1.303748

"Since the twentieth century, propaganda has largely had pejorative associations. The term continues to imply something sinister; synonyms for propaganda frequently include lies, falsehood, deceit, and brainwashing."

Here's some incredible pro-independence propaganda from the American Revolution:

http://www.businessinsider.com/pro-independence-propaganda-from-the-american-revolution-2015-7

"During the Revolutionary War, Benjamin Franklin and Paul Revere were among the people who created stunning pieces of art that inspired the fight for America's independence."

House of Bourbon:

https://www.britannica.com/topic/house-of-Bourbon

"House of Bourbon, Spanish Borbón, Italian Borbone, one of the most important ruling houses of Europe. Its members were descended from Louis I, duc de Bourbon from 1327 to 1342, the grandson of the French king Louis IX (ruled 1226-70)."

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Mar 08 2018

34mins

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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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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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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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