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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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The Periodic Table Of Elements: An Origin Story
1300
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.<br><br>____________________<br><br>Follow Trace on twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/tracedominguez">http://twitter.com/tracedominguez</a><br>Follow Seeker on twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/seeker">http://twitter.com/seeker</a><br>And, subscribe on YouTube too: <a href="http://youtube.com/seeker">http://youtube.com/seeker</a><br><br>Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure.<br><br>Visit the Seeker website for more science coverage<br><a href="https://www.seeker.com/">https://www.seeker.com/</a>&nbsp;<br><br><br>
Aug 16, 2018
Let’s Talk About Sex Baby, Let’s Talk About Brain Regions… And Also Robots
1920
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.)<br><br><br>Check out Bad Science at <a href="https://cms.megaphone.fm/channel/bad-science">cms.megaphone.fm/channel/bad-science</a><br>____________________<br><br>The Future of Sex: How Intimacy is Transforming<a href="https://futurism.com/the-future-of-sex-how-intimacy-is-transforming/">https://futurism.com/the-future-of-sex-how-intimacy-is-transforming/</a>&nbsp;<br>The Brain: Where Does Sex Live in the Brain? From Top to Bottom.<br><a href="http://discovermagazine.com/2009/oct/10-where-does-sex-live-in-brain-from-top-to-bottom">http://discovermagazine.com/2009/oct/10-where-does-sex-live-in-brain-from-top-to-bottom</a> <br><br>Brain Sex in Men and Women – From Arousal to Orgasm<br><a href="http://brainblogger.com/2014/05/20/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/</a> <br>____________________<br><br>Follow Trace on twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/tracedominguez">http://twitter.com/tracedominguez</a><br>Follow Seeker on twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/seeker">http://twitter.com/seeker</a><br>And, subscribe on YouTube too: <a href="http://youtube.com/seeker">http://youtube.com/seeker</a><br><br>Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure.<br><br>Visit the Seeker website for more science coverage<br><a href="https://www.seeker.com/">https://www.seeker.com/</a>&nbsp;<br><br><br>
Aug 09, 2018
How The Universe And Everything In It Formed
2203
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?<br>____________________<br><br>Follow Trace on twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/tracedominguez">http://twitter.com/tracedominguez</a><br>Follow Seeker on twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/seeker">http://twitter.com/seeker</a><br>And, subscribe on YouTube too: <a href="http://youtube.com/seeker">http://youtube.com/seeker</a><br><br>Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure.<br><br>Visit the Seeker website for more science coverage<br><a href="https://www.seeker.com/">https://www.seeker.com/</a>&nbsp;
Aug 02, 2018
Sharks Are Awesome!
2962
So humans kill over 100 million sharks per year. But why? These creatures are awesome and should be admired for their incredible longevity!<br><br>____________________<br><br>Follow Trace on twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/tracedominguez">http://twitter.com/tracedominguez</a><br>Follow Seeker on twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/seeker">http://twitter.com/seeker</a><br>And, subscribe on YouTube too: <a href="http://youtube.com/seeker">http://youtube.com/seeker</a><br><br>Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure.<br><br>Visit the Seeker website for more science coverage<br><a href="https://www.seeker.com/">https://www.seeker.com/</a>&nbsp;
Jul 26, 2018
The Emergence And Reemergence Of Dinosaurs
2405
Soft tissues, including DNA, of fossils can be preserved but not enough DNA has survived after 65 million years to clone a dinosaur.<br><br>____________________<br><br>Follow Trace on twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/tracedominguez">http://twitter.com/tracedominguez</a><br>Follow Seeker on twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/seeker">http://twitter.com/seeker</a><br>And, subscribe on YouTube too: <a href="http://youtube.com/seeker">http://youtube.com/seeker</a><br><br>Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure.<br><br>Visit the Seeker website for more science coverage<br><a href="https://www.seeker.com/">https://www.seeker.com/</a>&nbsp;
Jul 19, 2018
Star Trek Science: Fusion is Happening NOW! Here’s How it Works IRL
2611
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!<br><br>Check out Bad Science at <a href="https://cms.megaphone.fm/channel/bad-science">cms.megaphone.fm/channel/bad-science</a><br>____________________<br><br>Is Warp Drive Real?<br>https://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/technology/warp/warp.html<br><br>How Lasers Work<br>https://lasers.llnl.gov/education/how_lasers_work<br><br>Why Star Trek Phasers Don’t Exist Yet<br>https://gizmodo.com/5978482/why-star-trek-phasers-dont-exist-yet<br><br>____________________<br><br>Follow Trace on twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/tracedominguez">http://twitter.com/tracedominguez</a><br>Follow Seeker on twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/seeker">http://twitter.com/seeker</a><br>And, subscribe on YouTube too: <a href="http://youtube.com/seeker">http://youtube.com/seeker</a><br><br>Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure.<br><br>Visit the Seeker website for more science coverage<br><a href="https://www.seeker.com/">https://www.seeker.com/</a>&nbsp;<br><br>
Jul 12, 2018
The Compromise Of Renewable Energy
2685
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?<br><br>____________________<br><br>Follow Trace on twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/tracedominguez">http://twitter.com/tracedominguez</a><br>Follow Seeker on twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/seeker">http://twitter.com/seeker</a><br>And, subscribe on YouTube too: <a href="http://youtube.com/seeker">http://youtube.com/seeker</a><br><br>Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure.<br><br>Visit the Seeker website for more science coverage<br><a href="https://www.seeker.com/">https://www.seeker.com/</a>&nbsp;<br><br>
Jul 05, 2018
Using Asteroids To Further Humanity
2137
In 2013 NASA introduced an asteroid-capture mission called ARM (Asteroid Redirect Mission) which would bring an asteroid to moon's orbit.<br><br>____________________<br><br>Sources:<br><br>The Evolution Of NASA’s Ambitious Asteroid-Capture Mission:<br><a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?redir_token=kLs22WTNgeQ13ruvCSjlC2FBZ7R8MTUzMDIzMTMwNEAxNTMwMTQ0OTA0&amp;v=DFUu3brOpSw&amp;q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.space.com%2F28963-nasa-asteroid-capture-mission-history.html&amp;event=video_description">https://www.space.com/28963-nasa-asteroid-capture-mission-history.html</a><br><br>“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."<br><br>Animation Of Proposed Asteroid Retrieval Mission Video:<br><a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?redir_token=kLs22WTNgeQ13ruvCSjlC2FBZ7R8MTUzMDIzMTMwNEAxNTMwMTQ0OTA0&amp;v=DFUu3brOpSw&amp;q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.space.com%2F20601-animation-of-proposed-asteroid-retrieval-mission-video.html&amp;event=video_description">https://www.youtube.com/user/VideoFromSpace</a><br><br>“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."<br><br>Asteroid Retrieval Feasibility Study:<br><a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?redir_token=kLs22WTNgeQ13ruvCSjlC2FBZ7R8MTUzMDIzMTMwNEAxNTMwMTQ0OTA0&amp;v=DFUu3brOpSw&amp;q=http%3A%2F%2Fspaceref.com%2Fcommercial-space%2Fasteroid-retrieval-feasibility-study.html&amp;event=video_description">https://www.rt.com/usa/158784-nasa-asteroid-landing-mining/</a><br> <br>“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."<br><br>NASA Aims To Land On, Capture Asteroids Within Next 15 Years:<br><a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?redir_token=kLs22WTNgeQ13ruvCSjlC2FBZ7R8MTUzMDIzMTMwNEAxNTMwMTQ0OTA0&amp;v=DFUu3brOpSw&amp;q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.rt.com%2Fusa%2F158784-nasa-asteroid-landing-mining%2F&amp;event=video_description">https://www.rt.com/usa/158784-nasa-as...</a><br><br>“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."<br><br>Meet The Team At Planetary Resources:<br><a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?redir_token=kLs22WTNgeQ13ruvCSjlC2FBZ7R8MTUzMDIzMTMwNEAxNTMwMTQ0OTA0&amp;v=DFUu3brOpSw&amp;q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.planetaryresources.com%2Fcompany%2F%23company-intro&amp;event=video_description">https://www.planetaryresources.com/company/#company-intro</a><br><br>____________________<br><br>Follow Trace on twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/tracedominguez">http://twitter.com/tracedominguez</a><br>Follow Seeker on twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/seeker">http://twitter.com/seeker</a><br>And, subscribe on YouTube too: <a href="http://youtube.com/seeker">http://youtube.com/seeker</a><br><br>Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure.<br><br>Visit the Seeker website for more science coverage<br><a href="https://www.seeker.com/">https://www.seeker.com/</a>&nbsp;<br><br><br>
Jun 28, 2018
Genetics 101
2127
"Gene" is a general word for a piece of DNA that creates proteins, but what exactly are genes? Why do they matter?<br><br>____________________<br><br>Sources:<br>DNA can't explain all inherited biological traits, research shows<br>https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150402161751.htm<br>"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."<br><br>Rosalind Franklin: Biography &amp; Discovery of DNA Structure?<br>https://www.livescience.com/39804-rosalind-franklin.html<br>"Many people recall that the structure of the DNA molecule has the shape of a double helix."<br><br>What Are Proteins And What Do They Do?<br>https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/primer#howgeneswork<br>"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."<br><br>____________________<br><br>Follow Trace on twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/tracedominguez">http://twitter.com/tracedominguez</a><br>Follow Seeker on twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/seeker">http://twitter.com/seeker</a><br>And, subscribe on YouTube too: <a href="http://youtube.com/seeker">http://youtube.com/seeker</a><br><br>Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure.<br><br>Visit the Seeker website for more science coverage<br><a href="https://www.seeker.com/">https://www.seeker.com/</a>&nbsp;
Jun 21, 2018
In the 1930s Nuclear Energy Fueled the Future… Where is it Now?
2903
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. <br><br>____________________<br><br>Sources:<br>Introduction: The Nuclear Age<br><a href="https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn9956-introduction-the-nuclear-age/">https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn9956-introduction-the-nuclear-age/</a> <br><br>Could this be the first nuclear-powered airliner? <br><a href="http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20160713-could-this-be-the-first-nuclear-powered-airliner">http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20160713-could-this-be-the-first-nuclear-powered-airliner</a>&nbsp; &nbsp;<br><br>Why America abandoned nuclear power (and what we can learn from South Korea)<br><a href="https://www.vox.com/2016/2/29/11132930/nuclear-power-costs-us-france-korea">https://www.vox.com/2016/2/29/11132930/nuclear-power-costs-us-france-korea</a> <br><br>____________________<br><br>Follow Trace on twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/tracedominguez">http://twitter.com/tracedominguez</a><br>Follow Seeker on twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/seeker">http://twitter.com/seeker</a><br>And, subscribe on YouTube too: <a href="http://youtube.com/seeker">http://youtube.com/seeker</a><br><br>Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure.<br><br>Visit the Seeker website for more science coverage<br><a href="https://www.seeker.com/">https://www.seeker.com/</a>&nbsp;
Jun 14, 2018
The Birth And Death Of Earth's Oceans
2065
Ocean acidification, over-fishing, warming climate and other environmental triggers may spell the next "Great Dying," but are we there yet?<br><br>____________________<br><br>Sources:<br><br>Early Accretion Of Water In The Inner Solar System From A Carbonaceous Chondrite-like Source:<br><a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&amp;v=UZId82qTZiQ&amp;redir_token=m0PtsxVSDsrfYq7fWiwesJTBPyx8MTUyODQ4MDIxNEAxNTI4MzkzODE0&amp;q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sciencemag.org%2Fcontent%2F346%2F6209%2F623">http://science.sciencemag.org/content/346/6209/623</a><br><br>“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."<br><br>Dehydration Melting At The Top Of The Lower Mantle:<br><a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&amp;v=UZId82qTZiQ&amp;redir_token=m0PtsxVSDsrfYq7fWiwesJTBPyx8MTUyODQ4MDIxNEAxNTI4MzkzODE0&amp;q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sciencemag.org%2Fcontent%2F344%2F6189%2F1265">http://science.sciencemag.org/content/344/6189/1265</a><br><br>“The high water storage capacity of minerals in Earth’s mantle transition zone (410- to 660-kilometer depth) implies the possibility of a deep H2O reservoir, which could cause dehydration melting of vertically flowing mantle."<br><br>Why Do We Look For Water When Searching For Extraterrestrial Life?:<br><a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&amp;v=UZId82qTZiQ&amp;redir_token=m0PtsxVSDsrfYq7fWiwesJTBPyx8MTUyODQ4MDIxNEAxNTI4MzkzODE0&amp;q=http%3A%2F%2Fio9.com%2F5728932%2Fwhy-do-we-look-for-water-when-searching-for-extraterrestrial-life">https://io9.gizmodo.com/5728932/why-do-we-look-for-water-when-searching-for-extraterrestrial-life</a><br><br>“The assumption that alien biochemistries probably require liquid water may seem a little Earth-centric. But given the chemical possibilities available from the most abundant elements in the universe, even an alien scientist with a different biochemistry would probably agree that a water-solvent-based biochemistry is quite likely to occur elsewhere in the universe – and might well be the most likely foundation for a complex ecosystem in which intelligent life could develop."<br><br>Scientists Discover The Oldest, Largest Body Of Water In Existence — In Space:<br><a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&amp;v=UZId82qTZiQ&amp;redir_token=m0PtsxVSDsrfYq7fWiwesJTBPyx8MTUyODQ4MDIxNEAxNTI4MzkzODE0&amp;q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fastcompany.com%2F1769468%2Fscientists-discover-oldest-largest-body-water-existence-space">https://www.fastcompany.com/1769468/scientists-discover-oldest-largest-body-water-existence-space</a><br><br>“Scientists have found the biggest and oldest reservoir of water ever—so large and so old, it’s almost impossible to describe. The water is out in space, a place we used to think of as desolate and desert dry, but it's turning out to be pretty lush."<br><br><br>____________________<br><br>Follow Trace on twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/tracedominguez">http://twitter.com/tracedominguez</a><br>Follow Seeker on twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/seeker">http://twitter.com/seeker</a><br>And, subscribe on YouTube too: <a href="http://youtube.com/seeker">http://youtube.com/seeker</a><br><br>Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure.<br><br>Visit the Seeker website for more science coverage<br><a href="https://www.seeker.com/">https://www.seeker.com/</a>&nbsp;
Jun 07, 2018
What's Up With Sleep
1905
We spend 36 percent of our entire life asleep, but what exactly is happening to your body and brain while snoozing?<br><br>____________________<br><br>Sources:<br><br>Do All Creatures Sleep?<br><a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&amp;v=PCL5dFe8hVI&amp;redir_token=RCH44rOP83my-w6oURilrfzp3wN8MTUyNzc4NDU4OUAxNTI3Njk4MTg5&amp;q=http%3A%2F%2Fanimals.howstuffworks.com%2Fanimal-facts%2Fall-creatures-sleep.htm">https://animals.howstuffworks.com/animal-facts/all-creatures-sleep.htm</a><br><br>Do Microbes Sleep?<br><a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&amp;v=PCL5dFe8hVI&amp;redir_token=RCH44rOP83my-w6oURilrfzp3wN8MTUyNzc4NDU4OUAxNTI3Njk4MTg5&amp;q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.popsci.com%2Fblog-network%2Four-modern-plagues%2Fdo-microbes-sleep">https://www.popsci.com/blog-network/our-modern-plagues/do-microbes-sleep</a><br><br>Sleep vs Coma vs Anesthesia <br><a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&amp;v=PCL5dFe8hVI&amp;redir_token=RCH44rOP83my-w6oURilrfzp3wN8MTUyNzc4NDU4OUAxNTI3Njk4MTg5&amp;q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sleepdex.org%2Fanesthesia.htm">https://www.tuck.com/anesthesia/</a><br><br>____________________<br><br>Follow Trace on twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/tracedominguez">http://twitter.com/tracedominguez</a><br>Follow Seeker on twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/seeker">http://twitter.com/seeker</a><br>And, subscribe on YouTube too: <a href="http://youtube.com/seeker">http://youtube.com/seeker</a><br><br>Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure.<br><br>Visit the Seeker website for more science coverage<br><a href="https://www.seeker.com/">https://www.seeker.com/</a>&nbsp;
May 31, 2018
What's Up With The Calendar?
2057
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.<br><br>____________________<br><br>Sources:<br><br>Why Are There 24 Hours In A Day?:<br>http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2011/11/15/3364432.htm<br><br>“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. "<br><br>Keeping Time: Why 60 Minutes?:<br>https://www.livescience.com/44964-why-60-minutes-in-an-hour.html<br><br>“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."<br><br>Why Is A Minute Divided Into 60 Seconds, An Hour Into 60 Minutes, Yet There Are Only 24 Hours In A Day?:<br>https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/experts-time-division-days-hours-minutes/<br><br>“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."<br>____________________<br><br>Follow Trace on twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/tracedominguez">http://twitter.com/tracedominguez</a><br>Follow Seeker on twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/seeker">http://twitter.com/seeker</a><br>And, subscribe on YouTube too: <a href="http://youtube.com/seeker">http://youtube.com/seeker</a><br><br>Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure.<br><br>Visit the Seeker website for more science coverage<br><a href="https://www.seeker.com/">https://www.seeker.com/</a>&nbsp;
May 24, 2018
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. <br><br>____________________<br><br>Sources:<br>How Sound Shaped The Evolution Of Your Brain<br><a href="https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/09/10/436342537/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</a> <br><br>The World Now Sounds Different to How it Did a Century Ago<br><a href="http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20161110-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</a> <br><br>Owls use 'stealth technology' to help capture prey<br><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/aug/17/owls-use-stealth-technology-to-help-capture-prey">https://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/aug/17/owls-use-stealth-technology-to-help-capture-prey</a>&nbsp; &nbsp;<br>____________________<br><br>Follow Trace on twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/tracedominguez">http://twitter.com/tracedominguez</a><br>Follow Seeker on twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/seeker">http://twitter.com/seeker</a><br>And, subscribe on YouTube too: <a href="http://youtube.com/seeker">http://youtube.com/seeker</a><br><br>Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure.<br><br>Visit the Seeker website for more science coverage<br><a href="https://www.seeker.com/">https://www.seeker.com/</a>&nbsp;
May 17, 2018
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?<br><br>Sources:<br><br>How Many People Can Earth Support?:<br><a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&amp;v=7X1AdSsMEjM&amp;redir_token=-kq5MMMtXWAh8DHI2yrJWOLVMqV8MTUyNTk5ODMzNkAxNTI1OTExOTM2&amp;q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.livescience.com%2F16493-people-planet-earth-support.html">https://www.livescience.com/16493-people-planet-earth-support.html</a><br><br>"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."<br><br>AFTER EARTH: WHY, WHERE, HOW, AND WHEN WE MIGHT LEAVE OUR HOME PLANET:<br><a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&amp;v=7X1AdSsMEjM&amp;redir_token=-kq5MMMtXWAh8DHI2yrJWOLVMqV8MTUyNTk5ODMzNkAxNTI1OTExOTM2&amp;q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.popsci.com%2Fscience%2Farticle%2F2011-02%2Fafter-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</a><br><br>"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."<br>____________________<br>Follow Trace on twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/tracedominguez">http://twitter.com/tracedominguez</a><br>Follow Seeker on twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/seeker">http://twitter.com/seeker</a><br>And, subscribe on YouTube too: <a href="http://youtube.com/seeker">http://youtube.com/seeker</a><br>Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure.<br>Visit the Seeker website for more science coverage<a href="https://www.seeker.com/">https://www.seeker.com/</a>&nbsp;
May 10, 2018
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 <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bad-science/id1376384137">Apple Podcasts</a> or find us wherever you discovery and listen to podcasts. <br><br><br>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.<br><br>We learn about gas giants like Bespin, the body warmth of dead Tauntauns, communicating at the speed of light, and a whole lot more.<br><br>Shoot us an email at BadScience@Seeker.com.<br><br>Check out Emily's Inisght Mission (to Mars!) which launches May 5th. <br><a href="https://mars.nasa.gov/insight/">https://mars.nasa.gov/insight/</a><br><br>More on Reggie at <a href="http://reggiewatts.com/">reggiewatts.com</a> - see him nightly on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN, and check out his new show TASKMASTER, Fridays at 11pm on Comedy Central.
May 01, 2018
New Show: Bad Science
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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.<br><br>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. <br><br>Find it on <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/idhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bad-science/id1376384137">iTunes</a> or <a href="https://cms.megaphone.fm/channel/bad-science">listen here</a>.
Apr 28, 2018
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.<br><br>____________________<br>Sources:<br><br>Blood Facts And Statistics<br>https://www.redcrossblood.org/content/redcrossblood/en/donate-blood/how-to-donate/how-blood-donations-help/blood-needs-blood-supply.html <br><br>Researchers closer to being able to change blood types https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150429132926.htm<br><br>Innate immunity: the first line of defence <br>https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/lab-rat/innate-immunity-the-first-line-of-defence/ <br>____________________<br>Follow Trace on twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/tracedominguez">http://twitter.com/tracedominguez</a><br>Follow Seeker on twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/seeker">http://twitter.com/seeker</a><br>And, subscribe on YouTube too: <a href="http://youtube.com/seeker">http://youtube.com/seeker</a><br>Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure.<br>Visit the Seeker website for more science coverage<a href="https://www.seeker.com/">https://www.seeker.com/</a>&nbsp;<br><br><br>
Apr 26, 2018
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.&nbsp; 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), <em>and</em> we even have a special guest to talk about the atomic movement of batteries!<br>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?<br>____________________<br><br>Sources:<br><br>Unlocking the Potential of Cation-Disordered Oxides for Rechargeable Lithium Batteries<br>http://science.sciencemag.org/content/343/6170/519&nbsp;<br><br>The Configurational Space of Rocksalt‐Type Oxides for High‐Capacity Lithium Battery Electrodes<br>https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/aenm.201400478&nbsp;<br><br>Solid electrolytes open doors to solid-state batteries<br>https://phys.org/news/2016-03-solid-electrolytes-doors-solid-state-batteries.html&nbsp;<br><br>____________________<br><br>Follow Trace on twitter: http://twitter.com/tracedominguez<br>Follow Seeker on twitter: http://twitter.com/seeker<br>And, subscribe on YouTube too: http://youtube.com/seeker<br><br>Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure.<br><br>Visit the Seeker website for more science coverage<br>https://www.seeker.com/
Apr 19, 2018
Is Mars Our Only Hope?
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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! <br><br>____________________<br>Sources:<br><br>Mars Could Have Supported Life, NASA Says<br>https://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/13/science/space/mars-could-have-supported-life-nasa-says.html?_r=0 <br><br>Why Thousands Of People Are Willing To Die On Mars<br>https://www.popsci.com/article/science/why-thousands-people-are-willing-die-mars <br><br>India's Mission To Mars Could Cost Less Than the Movie 'Gravity' <br>https://www.vox.com/2014/9/24/6838079/india-mars-mangalyaan<br><br>____________________<br>Follow Trace on twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/tracedominguez">http://twitter.com/tracedominguez</a><br>Follow Seeker on twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/seeker">http://twitter.com/seeker</a><br>And, subscribe on YouTube too: <a href="http://youtube.com/seeker">http://youtube.com/seeker</a><br>Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure.<br>Visit the Seeker website for more science coverage<a href="https://www.seeker.com/">https://www.seeker.com/</a>&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Apr 12, 2018
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.&nbsp; We'll cover what happens in our brains when we find something funny, how a sense of humor evolved, what makes something not funny <em>at all,</em> and even if we can teach robots and A.I. to be funny!<em><br><br></em>____________________<br>Sources:<br><br>The Biology Of Humor: In Search Of The Cerebral Funny Bone<br><a href="http://discovermagazine.com/2002/may/featbiology">http://discovermagazine.com/2002/may/featbiology</a><br><br>Is there a scientific formula for funny?<br><a href="https://science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-the-mind/human-brain/formula-for-funny2.htm ">https://science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-the-mind/human-brain/formula-for-funny2.htm </a><br><br>Scientists Discovered What Makes Something Funny<br><a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/bob-mankoff-science-of-funny-humor-new-yorker-cartoon-2014-12 ">http://www.businessinsider.com/bob-mankoff-science-of-funny-humor-new-yorker-cartoon-2014-12 </a><br><br>____________________<br>Follow Trace on twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/tracedominguez">http://twitter.com/tracedominguez</a><br>Follow Matt Lieberman on twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/mattlieberman">http://twitter.com/mattlieberman</a><br>Follow Seeker on twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/seeker">http://twitter.com/seeker</a><br>And, subscribe on YouTube too: <a href="http://youtube.com/seeker">http://youtube.com/seeker</a><br>Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure.<br>Visit the Seeker website for more science coverage<a href="https://www.seeker.com/">https://www.seeker.com/</a>&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Apr 05, 2018
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!<br>____________________<br><br>Sources:<br><br>A Brief History of Space Exploration<br>http://www.aerospace.org/education/stem-outreach/space-primer/a-brief-history-of-space-exploration/&nbsp;<br><br>NASA: Astronaut Selection and Training<br>https://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/pdf/606877main_FS-2011-11-057-JSC-astro_trng.pdf&nbsp;<br><br>Nuclear fusion could power NASA spacecraft<br>https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn3294-nuclear-fusion-could-power-nasa-spacecraft/#.VZsNORNVhHw&nbsp;<br><br>____________________<br><br>Follow Trace on twitter: http://twitter.com/tracedominguez<br>Follow Seeker on twitter: http://twitter.com/seeker<br>And, subscribe on YouTube too: http://youtube.com/seeker<br><br>Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure.<br><br>Visit the Seeker website for more science coverage<br>https://www.seeker.com/ &nbsp;<br><br>
Mar 29, 2018
How The Internet Uses Your Reward System to Keep You Hooked
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Today, we’re going to break down the science of Internet Addiction or as we like to call it: Information Obsession. <br><br>New technologies are always met with skepticism, and yet much of the skepticism we're hearing today dates back hundreds of years. Join SeekerPlus as we explore: where this obsession came from, why it has such a grip on us, how people use our phones to take advantage of our biology, and what we can do about it.<br><br>We are warned about the effects of long hours in front of screens, but what if the internet is actually a better way to experience reality? <br><br>____________________<br><br>Sources:<br><br>Some See 'Physiological Changes' After Using Internet<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-40117312">http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-40117312</a>“Both heart rate and blood pressure increased in those who admitted extended time online - along with reported anxiety levels. There was no such changes for those with no internet-usage problems.”<br>Meet the tech company that wants to make you even more addicted to your phone<a href="https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/08/meet-the-tech-company-that-wants-to-make-you-even-more-addicted-to-your-phone/">https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/08/meet-the-tech-company-that-wants-to-make-you-even-more-addicted-to-your-phone/</a> “Now, armed with $1 million in seed funding and some initial data that their experiments in mind control actually work, Dopamine Labs is spending money to boost its staff and sales and marketing efforts to bring more apps in on its brain science.”<br>Louis Anslow Article - What technology are we addicted to this time?<br><a href="https://timeline.com/what-technology-are-we-addicted-to-this-time-f0f7860f2fab">https://timeline.com/what-technology-are-we-addicted-to-this-time-f0f7860f2fab</a><br>“From novels to telephones to smartphones, we’re always supposedly hooked on the latest medium. When a new thing comes along people say it’ll never catch on. When it catches on they say it’s a fad. When the fad gains enough traction, they say it’s an addiction.”&nbsp;<br><br>____________________<br><br>Follow Trace on twitter: http://twitter.com/tracedominguez<br>Follow Seeker on twitter: http://twitter.com/seeker<br>And, subscribe on YouTube too: http://youtube.com/seeker<br><br>Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure.<br><br>Visit the Seeker website for more science coverage<br>https://www.seeker.com/<br><br><br>
Mar 22, 2018
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!<br><br>____________________<br><br>Sources:<br><br>"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!"<br><br>Evolution Saves Cockroaches From Taking The Bait:<br>https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2013/05/23/186359665/evolution-saves-cockroaches-from-taking-the-bait<br><br>"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."<br><br>How Pesticides Pushed Cockroaches Into Rapid Evolution:<br><a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fio9.gizmodo.com%2Fhow-pesticides-pushed-cockroaches-into-rapid-evolution-509398746&amp;event=video_description&amp;redir_token=4YtXX8jFfJpnmVfIsVvR7vRMDBR8MTUyMTA2OTY2MUAxNTIwOTgzMjYx&amp;v=Z5LdSmQ4P2M">https://io9.gizmodo.com/how-pesticides-pushed-cockroaches-into-rapid-evolution-509398746</a><br><br>"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."<br><br>Scientists think cockroach milk could be the superfood of the future:<br><a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sciencealert.com%2Fscientists-show-why-we-should-all-start-drinking-cockroach-milk&amp;event=video_description&amp;redir_token=4YtXX8jFfJpnmVfIsVvR7vRMDBR8MTUyMTA2OTY2MUAxNTIwOTgzMjYx&amp;v=Z5LdSmQ4P2M">https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-show-why-we-should-all-start-drinking-cockroach-milk</a><br><br>"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."<br><br>Cockroach Milk: Yes. You Read That Right:<br><a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.npr.org%2Fsections%2Fthesalt%2F2016%2F08%2F06%2F488861223%2Fcockroach-milk-yes-you-read-that-right&amp;event=video_description&amp;redir_token=4YtXX8jFfJpnmVfIsVvR7vRMDBR8MTUyMTA2OTY2MUAxNTIwOTgzMjYx&amp;v=Z5LdSmQ4P2M">https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/08/06/488861223/cockroach-milk-yes-you-read-that-right</a><br><br>"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."<br><br>Sexy perfume ‘lures’ cockroaches to their doom:<br><a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nbcnews.com%2Fid%2F6947269%2Fns%2Ftechnology_and_science-science%2Ft%2Fsexy-perfume-lures-cockroaches-their-doom%2F%23.V644NtArKgR&amp;event=video_description&amp;redir_token=4YtXX8jFfJpnmVfIsVvR7vRMDBR8MTUyMTA2OTY2MUAxNTIwOTgzMjYx&amp;v=Z5LdSmQ4P2M">http://www.nbcnews.com/id/6947269/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/sexy-perfume-lures-cockroaches-their-doom/#.V644NtArKgR</a><br><br>____________________<br><br>Follow Trace on twitter: http://twitter.com/tracedominguez<br>Follow Seeker on twitter: http://twitter.com/seeker<br>And, subscribe on YouTube too: http://youtube.com/seeker<br><br>Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure.<br><br>Visit the Seeker website for more science coverage<br>https://www.seeker.com/<br><br><br><br><br>
Mar 15, 2018
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!<br><br>____________________<br><br>Sources:<br><br>A Very Brief History of Propaganda in Times Past:<br>https://www.physics.smu.edu/pseudo/Propaganda/history.html<br><br>"Propaganda has been around for a long time, going back to ancient Greece. Chapter 2 of Jowett &amp; O'Donnell provides an excellent historical background. In there you will find numerous examples of historical propaganda campaigns. "<br><br>The Story of Propaganda:<br>https://www.historians.org/about-aha-and-membership/aha-history-and-archives/gi-roundtable-series/pamphlets/what-is-propaganda/the-story-of-propaganda<br><br>"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."<br><br>From stamps to social media, the history of propaganda:<br>https://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/from-stamps-to-social-media-the-history-of-propaganda-1.303748<br><br>"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."<br><br>Here's some incredible pro-independence propaganda from the American Revolution:<br>http://www.businessinsider.com/pro-independence-propaganda-from-the-american-revolution-2015-7<br><br>"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."<br><br>House of Bourbon:<br>https://www.britannica.com/topic/house-of-Bourbon<br><br>"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)."<br><br>____________________<br><br>Follow Trace on twitter: http://twitter.com/tracedominguez<br>Follow Seeker on twitter: http://twitter.com/seeker<br>And, subscribe on YouTube too: http://youtube.com/seeker<br><br>Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure.<br><br>Visit the Seeker website for more science coverage<br>https://www.seeker.com/
Mar 08, 2018
Matter Makes Up Everything, So What Makes Up Matter?
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Matter Makes Up Everything, So What Makes Up Matter? <br><br>____________________<br><br>Sources:<br><br>Discovery of the Electron <br><a href="http://www.pbs.org/transistor/science/events/electron.html">http://www.pbs.org/transistor/science/events/electron.html<br></a>“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.”<br><br>Who was Democritus? <br><a href="https://www.universetoday.com/60058/democritus-atom/">https://www.universetoday.com/60058/democritus-atom/<br></a>“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.”<br><br>Thales of Miletus<br><a href="http://www.iep.utm.edu/thales/">http://www.iep.utm.edu/thales/<br></a>“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.”&nbsp;<br>____________________<br><br>Follow Trace on twitter: http://twitter.com/tracedominguez<br>Follow Seeker on twitter: http://twitter.com/seeker<br>And, subscribe on YouTube too: http://youtube.com/seeker<br><br>Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure.<br><br>Visit the Seeker website for more science coverage<br>https://www.seeker.com/
Mar 01, 2018
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?<br>Originally broadcast December 2015.<br>____________________<br>Sources:<br>The Pros And Cons Of Globalization:<a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?v=WURoueJInPE&amp;redir_token=30wALSlYgtjPGcEuYkVUy5w06et8MTUxOTI3Njk0OUAxNTE5MTkwNTQ5&amp;event=video_description&amp;q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.forbes.com%2Fsites%2Fmikecollins%2F2015%2F05%2F06%2Fthe-pros-and-cons-of-globalization%2F">https://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/?toURL=https://www.forbes.com/sites/mikecollins/2015/05/06/the-pros-and-cons-of-globalization/&amp;refURL=https://www.youtube.com/&amp;referrer=https://www.youtube.com/</a>&nbsp;“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."<br>Nations Without Borders: The Gifts Of Folk Gone Abroad:<a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?v=WURoueJInPE&amp;redir_token=30wALSlYgtjPGcEuYkVUy5w06et8MTUxOTI3Njk0OUAxNTE5MTkwNTQ5&amp;event=video_description&amp;q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.foreignaffairs.com%2Freviews%2Freview-essay%2F1996-03-01%2Fnations-without-borders-gifts-folk-gone-abroad">https://www.foreignaffairs.com/reviews/review-essay/1996-03-01/nations-without-borders-gifts-folk-gone-abroad</a><br>“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."<br>Frequently Requested Statistics On Immigrants And Immigration In The United States:<a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?v=WURoueJInPE&amp;redir_token=30wALSlYgtjPGcEuYkVUy5w06et8MTUxOTI3Njk0OUAxNTE5MTkwNTQ5&amp;event=video_description&amp;q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.migrationpolicy.org%2Farticle%2Ffrequently-requested-statistics-immigrants-and-immigration-united-states">https://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/frequently-requested-statistics-immigrants-and-immigration-united-states</a><br>“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."<br>Ten Ways Immigrants Help Build And Strengthen Our Economy:<a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?v=WURoueJInPE&amp;redir_token=30wALSlYgtjPGcEuYkVUy5w06et8MTUxOTI3Njk0OUAxNTE5MTkwNTQ5&amp;event=video_description&amp;q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.whitehouse.gov%2Fblog%2F2012%2F07%2F12%2Ften-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</a><br>“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."____________________<br>Follow Trace on twitter: http://twitter.com/tracedominguezFollow Seeker on twitter: http://twitter.com/seekerAnd, subscribe on YouTube too: http://youtube.com/seeker<br>Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure.<br>Visit the Seeker website for more science coveragehttps://www.seeker.com/
Feb 22, 2018
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.<br><br>Originally broadcast August 2016.<br><br>____________________<br><br>Sources:<br><br>NASA - What's the Difference Between Weather and Climate?:<br><a href="https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/noaa-n/climate/climate_weather.html">https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/noaa-n/climate/climate_weather.html</a><br><br>Earth is Cooling... No It's Warming:<br><a href="https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/GISSTemperature/giss_temperature2.php">https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/GISSTemperature/giss_temperature2.php</a><br><br>National Health Statistics Reports:<br><a href="https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr076.pdf">https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr076.pdf</a><br><br>Mass Extinctions:<br><a href="http://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/dino-directory/index.html">http://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/dino-directory/index.html</a><br>____________________<br><br>Follow Trace on twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/tracedominguez">http://twitter.com/tracedominguez</a><br>Follow Seeker on twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/seeker">http://twitter.com/seeker</a><br>And, subscribe on YouTube too: <a href="http://youtube.com/seeker">http://youtube.com/seeker</a><br><br>Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure.<br><br>Visit the Seeker website for more science coverage<br><a href="https://www.seeker.com/">https://www.seeker.com/</a>
Feb 15, 2018
Are We Alone In the Universe?
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Originally broadcast June 2015.<br><br>We've been asking the question, "Are we alone?" for decades. Has math finally solved the question burning in all of our minds?<br><br>____________________<br><br>Sources:<br><br>NASA: We'll Find Alien Life In 10 To 20 Years: http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-nasa-search-alien-life-20150407-story.html<br><br>The Drake Equation: https://www.seti.org/drakeequation<br><br>The Fermi Paradox: https://waitbutwhy.com/2014/05/fermi-paradox.html<br><br>____________________<br><br><br>Follow Trace on twitter: http://twitter.com/tracedominguez<br>Follow Seeker on twitter: http://twitter.com/seeker<br>And, subscribe on YouTube too: http://youtube.com/seeker<br><br>Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure.<br><br>Visit the Seeker website<br>https://www.seeker.com/videos&nbsp;
Feb 08, 2018
You Think You Know What Meat Is... But You Have No Idea
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Eating meat has been part of the human identity for 2.5 million years, but according to science, what exactly is meat? <br><br>Read More: <br><br>What Gives Meat Its Color? <br><a href="https://www.exploratorium.edu/cooking/meat/INT-what-meat-color.html">https://www.exploratorium.edu/cooking/meat/INT-what-meat-color.html</a><br>“Red, or dark meat is made up of muscles with fibers that are called slow-twitch. These muscles are used for extended periods of activity, such as standing or walking, and need a consistent energy source.” <br><br>Will Meatless Meat Be The Future Of Food?<br><a href="https://www.seeker.com/will-meatless-meat-be-the-future-of-food-1968210074.html">https://www.seeker.com/will-meatless-meat-be-the-future-of-food-1968210074.html</a><br>“Books, TV and film have given us many concepts of futuristic food over the years. Perhaps a pill that makes you full without having to eat anything else, or various liquid concoctions full of essential vitamins and minerals. In reality, the near future of food, particularly meat, actually looks... a lot like the meat we eat today, but for one major difference: it’s grown inside a lab.”<br><br>Organic Farming Could Feed the World, but Only If People Consume Less Meat <br><a href="https://www.seeker.com/earth/organic-farming-could-feed-the-world-but-only-if-people-consume-less-meat">https://www.seeker.com/earth/organic-farming-could-feed-the-world-but-only-if-people-consume-less-meat</a><br>“Arguments have rung hollow among those who question whether farmers can grow enough organic food to feed the world’s growing population without the help of science. Writing in the journal Nature Communications, however,&nbsp; scientists conclude that organic agriculture could feed everybody on the planet if people wasted less food and ate less meat.”<br><br>Will Fake Meat Ever Be As Good As Real Meat? <br><a href="https://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/veggie-burgers-fake-meat-substiutes-vs-real-investigation">https://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/veggie-burgers-fake-meat-substiutes-vs-real-investigation</a><br>“Today in America we kill over 9 billion food animals per year. Raising animals for food consumes half of all water used in this country, and three-quarters of all our grain. By some estimates, food animals produce more greenhouse gasses than every last airplane, train, car, bus, boat, and truck on Earth.”<br>____________________<br><br>Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure.<br><br>Visit the Seeker website<br><a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?v=pcdB89SHlAg&amp;redir_token=lPn1ZAysml_DguDVD89OahyTkn98MTUxNzUxMzY4M0AxNTE3NDI3Mjgz&amp;event=video_description&amp;q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.seeker.com%2Fvideos">https://www.seeker.com/videos</a>&nbsp;
Feb 01, 2018
Seeker+ is Back!
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Seeker+ is back! We'll be launching new episodes weekly starting Feb 1. Each week we'll continue breaking down big topics to make the world a bit more understandable. <br><br>Look out for topics including:<br>Ethics of meat consumption<br>Addiction to devices and the internet world<br>How we could live forever<br>The essence of matter itself<br><br>Got an idea for something we should cover? Tweet to us @Seeker.<br><br>And don't worry, topics we've covered in the past aren't lost forever! We'll be bringing back episodes over the course of the new season.<br><br>---------------<br>Visit the Seeker website<br><a href="https://www.seeker.com/videos">https://www.seeker.com/videos</a>
Feb 01, 2018