Sinopsis

This is Double Blind, a weekly podcast bringing you two breaking science news stories each week. Lucas and Jesse explain exactly what happened, put it in context, and discuss why it matters. They also have a lot of fun along the way.

Episodios

  • Hyperloops And Starshots

    Hyperloops And Starshots

    08/06/2016 Duración: 27min

    The future of transportation and space exploration: the first public test of "hyperloop" technology and how we might be able to send tiny spaceships to another star within our lifetimes!

  • Drilling To Discovery And Living In A Simulation

    Drilling To Discovery And Living In A Simulation

    19/12/2015 Duración: 42min

    Double Blind is in the midst of a brief hiatus as Lucas and Jesse are both working on other projects and in this episode they describe the science behind them. Why do we want to drill to the mantle and might we be living in a computer simulation?

  • Nobel Winning Neutrinos and Convincing the Anti-Vaxxers

    Nobel Winning Neutrinos and Convincing the Anti-Vaxxers

    16/10/2015 Duración: 25min

    Lucas provides a brief outline of this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics and Jesse explains how to change someone’s mind about vaccines.

  • Disappearing Diatoms And Black Holes On A Collision Course

    Disappearing Diatoms And Black Holes On A Collision Course

    02/10/2015 Duración: 37min

    This week on Double Blind, Lucas puts on his detective hat to solve the case of the disappearing diatoms, while Jesse takes a look at two black holes on collision course, and the incredible cool method by which some clever scientists spotted them.

  • Tweets and Trauma

    Tweets and Trauma

    25/09/2015 Duración: 37min

    Jesse talks about political stereotypes and how twitter supports them and Lucas discusses links between football and brain disease. Featuring special guest Kelsey Hemphill!

  • Smart Prescriptions And A Year On Mars

    Smart Prescriptions And A Year On Mars

    18/09/2015 Duración: 23min

    Jesse breaks down if a drug can make you more intelligent and Lucas answers what happens when you put six people in a dome for a year.

  • Antibiotics, Diabetes, And Extra Special Dimensions

    Antibiotics, Diabetes, And Extra Special Dimensions

    11/09/2015 Duración: 27min

    Lucas looks into early links between antibiotics and type-2 diabetes, Jesse asks what a magnetic wormhole is and how it works!

  • Mood Makers And The Spice Of Life

    Mood Makers And The Spice Of Life

    28/08/2015 Duración: 29min

    Jesse explores the mysteries of Serotonin, one of the most important neurotransmitters that we're just beginning to understand. Lucas delves into a study that seems to show that eating spicy food will prevent you from dying prematurely. Could we grow serotonin neurons in the lab? Do chili peppers really stave off early death? Find out on this week's Double Blind.

  • Mysteries Of Pluto And Synthesizing Opioids

    Mysteries Of Pluto And Synthesizing Opioids

    21/08/2015 Duración: 26min

    Lucas explores why Pluto’s atmosphere is puzzling and Jesse explains how yeast can produce opioids.

  • Thin Tin and Whether Sex Sells

    Thin Tin and Whether Sex Sells

    14/08/2015 Duración: 28min

    Jesse tries to unravel some of the quantum properties of the (probably) newly synthesized material Stanene, while Lucas takes a peek at the efficacy of using sex and violence to sell products.

  • Magnetic Pearls And Chronic Effects

    Magnetic Pearls And Chronic Effects

    07/08/2015 Duración: 24min

    Lucas peers inside oysters and Jesse sifts through a 22 year study examining the health effects of marijuana.

  • Wired Minds And The Bees’ Needs

    Wired Minds And The Bees’ Needs

    24/07/2015 Duración: 30min

    Jesse sorts through two crazy studies that literally attach brains to other brains and Lucas looks at an impressive study that assess the impact of climate change on bumblebees.

  • Plant-Inspired Solar Panels and Reducing Crime Through Emotional Intelligence

    Plant-Inspired Solar Panels and Reducing Crime Through Emotional Intelligence

    16/07/2015 Duración: 24min

    Lucas explores a new study suggested by a listener which could hold the key to cheap, efficient solar power. Jesse takes on a social science study that's found an interesting link between violent crime and emotional intelligence.

  • Translating Thoughts To Text And Uranium Loving Bacteria

    Translating Thoughts To Text And Uranium Loving Bacteria

    10/07/2015 Duración: 24min

    Jesse discusses how electrical signals in your brain can be translated to the words you’re saying; Lucas reports on how uranium isn’t so bad for all bacteria and how this can affect environmental cleanups.

  • Test-Tube Blood And The Oil And Gas Industrys Earthquakes

    Test-Tube Blood And The Oil And Gas Industry's Earthquakes

    03/07/2015 Duración: 29min

    Jesse updates us on the progress of growing human blood in a lab, and Lucas explains how new research blames the oil and gas industry for an increase in earthquakes.

  • Going Viral And Photographing Memory

    Going Viral And Photographing Memory

    26/06/2015 Duración: 23min

    Lucas investigates if a new test can actually detect every virus you’ve had and Jesse discovers how each fact you learn has a unique signature in your mind.

  • Cretaceous World And Injectable Electronics

    Cretaceous World And Injectable Electronics

    19/06/2015 Duración: 17min

    Lucas looks into secrets hidden in dinosaur bones and Jesse asks how close we are to becoming cyborgs.

  • Stopping Light And Iron On The Mind

    Stopping Light And Iron On The Mind

    12/06/2015 Duración: 20min

    Jesse sheds some light on an amazing new physics discovery and Lucas explores new evidence that Iron in the brain is linked to Alzheimer's disease.

  • Questionable Data And Cold Storage

    Questionable Data And Cold Storage

    05/06/2015 Duración: 25min

    Lucas covers the developing story of the most high profile paper retraction in recent times and Jesse explains how to freeze and revive worms with their memories intact, and how the same technique may one day be used on humans.

  • A Web Of Carbon And The Universal Donor

    A Web Of Carbon And The Universal Donor

    22/05/2015 Duración: 24min

    Lucas learns how engineers are working with spiders to create new materials and Jesse looks into why blood type might matter a whole lot less in the not too distant future.

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