Seeker Plus podcast

Seeker Plus

Seeker

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!

49 Episoden

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    Who Decided We Needed Vitamins?

    29:38

    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
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    Stereotypes: The Good, the Bad, and the Truthful

    37:42

    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
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    The Violent History and Cyber Future of War

    43:55

    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
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    Where Do Dreams Come From?

    35:34

    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
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    WTF Are Algorithms Anyway?

    32:35

    In this episode we’re talking about the science of algorithms. Where they came from, what they really are, whether they’re good or EVIL, and much, much more. Links: ‘Breakthrough’ algorithm exponentially faster than any previous one https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180628131104.htm How an ex-YouTube insider investigated its secret algorithm https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/feb/02/youtube-algorithm-election-clinton-trump-guillaume-chaslot Back to Basics: Algorithms https://www.computerworld.com/article/2551886/enterprise-applications/back-to-basics--algorithms.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    Why Do We Drink Alcohol?

    43:47

    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
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    Your Body On (And Off) Food

    29:12

    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
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    How The Internet Changed The World Forever

    42:31

    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
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    Why We Don’t Have Real Holograms Yet

    26:27

    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 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 https://www.seeker.com/  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    Why Fear Is Our Most Valuable Trait

    43:36

    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 coverage https://www.seeker.com/  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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