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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!

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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Episodes

The Life And Death Of Stars

10/18/2018
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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? ____________________ Follow Trace on twitter: http://twitter.com/tracedominguez Follow Seeker on twitter: http://twitter.com/seeker And, subscribe on YouTube too: http://youtube.com/seeker Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Visit the Seeker website for more science coverage...

Duration:00:32:07

Mosquitoes Suck!

10/11/2018
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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? ____________________ Follow Trace on twitter: http://twitter.com/tracedominguez Follow Seeker on twitter: http://twitter.com/seeker And, subscribe on YouTube too: http://youtube.com/seeker Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Visit the Seeker website for more...

Duration:00:44:09

WTF Is Gravity? Scientists Don’t Really Know Either

10/4/2018
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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. Read More: 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...

Duration:00:32:41

Gold! What Is It Good For?

9/27/2018
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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! ____________________ Follow Trace on twitter: http://twitter.com/tracedominguez Follow Seeker on twitter: http://twitter.com/seeker And, subscribe on YouTube too: http://youtube.com/seeker Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Visit the Seeker website for more science...

Duration:00:26:07

Can We Actually Travel Through Time?

9/20/2018
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With a deep understanding of time and relativity, traveling through time might actually be possible, according to Albert Einstein. ____________________ Follow Trace on twitter: http://twitter.com/tracedominguezFollow Seeker on twitter: http://twitter.com/seekerAnd, subscribe on YouTube too: http://youtube.com/seeker Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Visit the Seeker website for more science...

Duration:00:47:05

What's This Puberty Thing All About?

9/13/2018
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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. ____________________ Follow Trace on twitter: http://twitter.com/tracedominguezFollow Seeker on twitter: http://twitter.com/seekerAnd, subscribe on YouTube too: http://youtube.com/seeker Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Visit the Seeker website for more science...

Duration:00:26:54

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

9/6/2018
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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! ____________________ 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...

Duration:00:34:27

Hearing Colors: What It's Like To Have Synesthesia

8/30/2018
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Host Trace Dominguez interviews musician Kaitlyn Hova, a synesthete who can see specific colors when she hears musical notes. ____________________ Follow Trace on twitter: http://twitter.com/tracedominguez Follow Seeker on twitter: http://twitter.com/seeker And, subscribe on YouTube too: http://youtube.com/seeker Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Visit the Seeker website for more science...

Duration:00:18:26

The Periodic Table Of Elements: An Origin Story

8/16/2018
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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. ____________________ Follow Trace on twitter: http://twitter.com/tracedominguez Follow Seeker on twitter: http://twitter.com/seeker And, subscribe on YouTube too: http://youtube.com/seeker Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Visit...

Duration:00:21:41

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

8/9/2018
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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 ____________________ 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...

Duration:00:32:01

How The Universe And Everything In It Formed

8/2/2018
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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? ____________________ Follow Trace on twitter: http://twitter.com/tracedominguez Follow Seeker on twitter: http://twitter.com/seeker And, subscribe on YouTube too: http://youtube.com/seeker Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Visit the Seeker website for more...

Duration:00:35:59

Sharks Are Awesome!

7/26/2018
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So humans kill over 100 million sharks per year. But why? These creatures are awesome and should be admired for their incredible longevity! ____________________ Follow Trace on twitter: http://twitter.com/tracedominguez Follow Seeker on twitter: http://twitter.com/seeker And, subscribe on YouTube too: http://youtube.com/seeker Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Visit the Seeker website for more...

Duration:00:48:37

The Emergence And Reemergence Of Dinosaurs

7/19/2018
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Soft tissues, including DNA, of fossils can be preserved but not enough DNA has survived after 65 million years to clone a dinosaur. ____________________ Follow Trace on twitter: http://twitter.com/tracedominguez Follow Seeker on twitter: http://twitter.com/seeker And, subscribe on YouTube too: http://youtube.com/seeker Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Visit the Seeker website for more science...

Duration:00:39:21

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

7/12/2018
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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 ____________________ 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...

Duration:00:43:32

The Compromise Of Renewable Energy

7/5/2018
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In 2014 USA's 99 nuclear reactors produced 798 billion kWh which accounts for over 19% of our total electrical output. So why the bad rap? ____________________ Follow Trace on twitter: http://twitter.com/tracedominguez Follow Seeker on twitter: http://twitter.com/seeker And, subscribe on YouTube too: http://youtube.com/seeker Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Visit the Seeker website for more...

Duration:00:44:46

Using Asteroids To Further Humanity

6/28/2018
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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. ____________________ Sources: 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,...

Duration:00:35:38

Genetics 101

6/21/2018
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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? ____________________ Sources: 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...

Duration:00:34:43

In the 1930s Nuclear Energy Fueled the Future… Where is it Now?

6/14/2018
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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. ____________________ Sources: Introduction: The Nuclear...

Duration:00:48:23

The Birth And Death Of Earth's Oceans

6/7/2018
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Ocean acidification, over-fishing, warming climate and other environmental triggers may spell the next "Great Dying," but are we there yet? ____________________ Sources: Early Accretion Of Water In The Inner Solar System From A Carbonaceous Chondrite-like Source: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/346/6209/623 “Determining the origin of water and the timing of its accretion within the inner solar system is important for understanding the dynamics of planet formation." Dehydration...

Duration:00:33:41

What's Up With Sleep

5/31/2018
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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? ____________________ Sources: 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/ ____________________ Follow Trace on twitter: http://twitter.com/tracedominguez Follow...

Duration:00:31:00