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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 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,...

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

What's Up With The Calendar?

5/24/2018
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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. ____________________ Sources: 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...

Duration:00:33:33

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

5/17/2018
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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. ____________________ Sources: How Sound Shaped The Evolution Of Your...

Duration:00:46:04

The Plan To Evacuate Earth

5/10/2018
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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? Sources: 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...

Duration:00:42:39

BAD SCIENCE: Star Wars: Episode V

5/1/2018
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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...

Duration:00:46:21

New Show: Bad Science

4/27/2018
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Coming May 1st, a new weekly show by Seeker that puts popular films under the microscope, breaking down the science with the help of a comedian and a scientist. Be sure to subscribe and join us next week as we launch our first episode with Reggie Watts, dissecting Star Wars with a Nasa Systems Engineer. Find it on iTunes or listen here.

Duration:00:01:56

Why Is Blood So Important?

4/26/2018
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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. ____________________ 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...

Duration:00:39:32

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

4/19/2018
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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...

Duration:00:47:03

Is Mars Our Only Hope?

4/12/2018
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The red planet has captured our imaginations since it was first spotted in the sky, but is it really the only hope for human survival? Make sure you gear up, because today, we're diving into everything Mars! ____________________ Sources: Mars Could Have Supported Life, NASA Says https://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/13/science/space/mars-could-have-supported-life-nasa-says.html?_r=0 Why Thousands Of People Are Willing To Die On...

Duration:00:25:15