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Dogma Debate


Cara discusses new research that reveals how wild bears are affected by research drones.

Originally aired: August 19, 2015


Why don't animals get sunburns? And what is happening when we do? Cara explains what a sunburn is, and how sunscreen is used to protect our skin.

Originally aired: July 8, 2015


Cara talks about the current anti-GMO climate in America, including efforts to mandate labeling of foods containing transgenic ingredients.

Originally aired: May 20, 2015


Cara counters the anti-gay, pseudoscientific claims of Dr. Lawrence Wilson. She also reviews current research detailing the biological basis of homosexuality.

Originally aired: March 18, 2015


In an update on the recent measles outbreak originating at Disneyland, Cara details the dangers of the measles virus, why herd immunity is important, and how anti-vaxx movements are putting children at risk.

Originally aired: March 11, 2015


In a continuation from the previous "Get Your Science On" segment, Cara offers more answers to common creationist arguments.

Originally aired: February 18, 2015


Cara offers some answers to common creationist arguments, hoping to arm you with the facts you need to fight ignorance! Topics discussed include irreducible complexity, flightless birds, and missing links (transitional fossils).

Originally aired: January 28, 2015


Cara talks about the controversial San Francisco start-up, Cambrian Genomics. It's CEO, Austen Heinz, wants to "democratize creation" by allowing customers to design their own creatures on a computer, then print their synthetic DNA to bring them to life.

Originally aired: January 14, 2015


Cara recaps the havoc the Ebola virus has wreaked since March of 2014, including mortality rate, obstacles to containment, and vaccine progress.

Originally aired: December 17, 2014


Cara and David recap the recent Exploration Flight Test-1 of NASA's Orion Spacecraft. Then, Cara geeks out about her favorite dinosaur/bird, Archaeopteryx lithographica

Originally Aired: December 10, 2014


"Get Your Science On with Cara Santa Maria" is a new segment on Dogma Debate. In her first episode, she discusses the first flight test of the Orion Spacecraft, NASA's new capsule intended for manned, deep-space missions.

Originally aired: December 3, 2014