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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!
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?
Lucas provides a brief outline of this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics and Jesse explains how to change someone’s mind about vaccines.
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.
Jesse talks about political stereotypes and how twitter supports them and Lucas discusses links between football and brain disease. Featuring special guest Kelsey Hemphill!
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.
Lucas looks into early links between antibiotics and type-2 diabetes, Jesse asks what a magnetic wormhole is and how it works!
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.
Lucas explores why Pluto’s atmosphere is puzzling and Jesse explains how yeast can produce opioids.
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.
Lucas peers inside oysters and Jesse sifts through a 22 year study examining the health effects of marijuana.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lucas looks into secrets hidden in dinosaur bones and Jesse asks how close we are to becoming cyborgs.
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.
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.
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.
Jesse explains the bizarre ordeal that New Zealand pea crabs must go through to find a mate. Lucas looks into a study that hopes to figure out the effects of cosmic radiation on astronauts.
Why do you love your dog and why does your dog love you? Jesse explores some fascinating research that answers just that. Could acetaminophen alter your emotional reactions? Lucas looks into an experiment that claims it can.
Lucas dissects the latest evidence for liquid water on the red planet and Jesse explains how sound-waves can be used to diagnose cancerous tumours.
Lucas examines a study claiming family income changes the physical brain development of children and Jesse investigates how the basic chemical building blocks of life may have first formed.
Jesse tells a story of mice expressing their love and lust in the form of song and Lucas reports on the snowpack (or lack thereof) in California and what it means for the thirsty state.
Lucas discusses how we see ourselves in the geologic history of our planet. Jesse explains how we can read the minds of dead rats (but like actually).
Jesse delves into the mysterious world of quantum entanglement and teleportation. Lucas crunches the numbers relating to male genitalia.
Jesse explores a new method for discovering antibiotics and Lucas finds out how a computer can learn to be a perfect poker player.
Is Canada really colder than Mars? Lucas investigates how it would feel if you were standing on the surface of the red planet. Jesse tells us about tweaking genes to create long-lived fruit flies.