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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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United States

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Seeker

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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!

Language:

English


Episodes

Who Decided We Needed Vitamins?

12/27/2018
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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:38

Stereotypes: The Good, the Bad, and the Truthful

12/20/2018
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:57

The Violent History and Cyber Future of War

12/13/2018
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:41

Where Do Dreams Come From?

12/6/2018
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:20

WTF Are Algorithms Anyway?

11/29/2018
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...

Duration:00:31:51

Why Do We Drink Alcohol?

11/22/2018
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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:47

Your Body On (And Off) Food

11/15/2018
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:43

How The Internet Changed The World Forever

11/8/2018
Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites have helped spark some of the world's most fascinating revolutions and it doesn't stop there! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:00

Why We Don’t Have Real Holograms Yet

11/1/2018
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. Read More: 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 ____________________ Follow Trace on twitter: http://twitter.com/tracedominguez...

Duration:00:26:13

Why Fear Is Our Most Valuable Trait

10/25/2018
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. ____________________ 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:00:42:51

The Life And Death Of Stars

10/18/2018
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
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 science...

Duration:00:44:09

WTF Is Gravity? Scientists Don’t Really Know Either

10/4/2018
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 Avoid...

Duration:00:32:41

Gold! What Is It Good For?

9/27/2018
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
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
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
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 Experiments...

Duration:00:34:27

Hearing Colors: What It's Like To Have Synesthesia

8/30/2018
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 coverage...

Duration:00:18:26

The Periodic Table Of Elements: An Origin Story

8/16/2018
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 the...

Duration:00:21:41

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

8/9/2018
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 Bottom....

Duration:00:32:01