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The award-winning Curiosity Daily podcast will help you get smarter about the world around you — every day. In less than 10 minutes, you'll get a unique mix of research-based life hacks, the latest science and technology news, and more. Hosts Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer will help you learn about you…

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The Explorers Club - An Interview with Peter Tattersfield

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 21:55

Today we are speaking to another member of the Explorers Club, Peter Tattersfield. Peter has an awesome story for us today about his work finding the shipwreck of the Steamship Independence, which sank off the coast of Baja, Mexico in 1853.Peter Tattersfield Interview from 4/23/22Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.Find episode transcripts here: https://curiosity-daily-4e53644e.simplecast.com/episodes/the-explorers-club-an-interview-with-peter-tattersfield

Gray Matter Gabfest, Our Pulsating Earth, Smarty Cats

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 14:14

Today, you'll learn about how a man with advanced ALS, who can't move a muscle, was able to communicate with his family using his thoughts, about a sixty-year-old mystery involving the earth and why it pulsates every twenty-six seconds, and how cats can learn the names of their fellow cats under the right conditions.A man with ALS can communicate with his thoughts.“Brain Implant Allows Fully Paralyzed Patient to Communicate” by Jonathan Moenshttps://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/22/science/brain-computer-als-communication.html“Brain Implants Allow Paralyzed Man to Communicate Using His Thoughts” by Margaret Osbornehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/brain-implants-allow-paralyzed-man-to-communicate-180979817/The earth pulsates underneath your feet.“Earth Pulsates Every 26 Seconds. Know One Knows Why” by Caroline Delberthttps://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/a34531984/earth-pulsates-every-26-seconds/“Earth is Pulsating Every 26 Seconds and Seismologists Don't Agree Why” by Anna Funkhttps://www.discovermagazine.com/environment/the-earth-is-pulsating-every-26-seconds-and-seismologists-dont-agree-whyCats know the names of their friends.“Cats learn the names of their friend cats in their daily lives” By Saho Takagi, Et al.https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-10261-5“Cats know the names of other cats that are their friends, study says” by Matthew Rozsahttps://www.salon.com/2022/05/16/cats-know-the-names-of-other-cats-that-are-their-friends-study-says/“Cats can memorize their friends' names, new study suggests” By Brandon Specktorhttps://www.livescience.com/cats-remember-namesFollow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.Find episode transcripts here: https://curiosity-daily-4e53644e.simplecast.com/episodes/gray-matter-gabfest-our-pulsating-earth-smarty-cats

Hungry Plants, Concussion Confusion, An Alzheimer's Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 13:37

Today, you'll learn about how carnivorous plants evolved from their more peaceful ancestors, how there's an apparent difference in the frequency and severity of head injuries between male and female athletes, and about a new theory regarding the cause of Alzheimer's.Plants that eat flesh?“How Carnivorous Plants Evolved” by Stephanie Painhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-carnivorous-plants-evolved-180979697/“Adapted to kill: How the pitcher plant traps its prey” by Alun Salthttps://botany.one/2013/10/adapted-kill-pitcher-plant-traps-prey/Male and female concussions are not the same.“Why Sports Concussions are Worse for Women” by Katharine Sandersonhttps://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-02089-2“Sports-Related Concussions in Female Athletes: A Systematic Review” by Neil McGroarty, Symone Brown, and Mary Mulcaheyhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7366411/Hope for Alzheimer's research.“A New Hypothesis for Alzheimer's Disease: The Lipid Invasion Model” by Jonathan D'Arcy Rudgehttps://content.iospress.com/articles/journal-of-alzheimers-disease-reports/adr210299“Alzheimer's brain barrier damage theory proposed” By University of Readinghttps://www.reading.ac.uk/news/2022/Research-News/Alzheimers-Disease-lipid-invasion-theory“New hypothesis argues leaky blood-brain barrier triggers Alzheimer's” By Rich Haridyhttps://newatlas.com/science/new-hypothesis-alzheimers-disease-blood-brain-barrier-lipid-invasion/Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.Find episode transcripts here: https://curiosity-daily-4e53644e.simplecast.com/episodes/hungry-plants-concussion-confusion-an-alzheimers-theory

The Explorers Club - An Interview with George Nield

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 16:33

Today, we're talking to Explorers Club member, Dr. George C. Nield. Dr. George C. Nield is currently the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation at the Federal Aviation Administration (or FAA). He has over 30 years of aerospace experience and has worked with the Air Force and NASA. Dr Nield came to the FAA from the Orbital Sciences Corporation, where he served as a Senior Scientist for the Advanced Programs Group. He has a wealth of experience from working as an Astronautical Engineer at the Space and Missile Systems Organization to working on the Shuttle/Mir Program and the International Space Station Program.George Nield Interview from 4/23/22Autonomous Flight: What We Mean and Why It's First - Wisk Bloghttps://wisk.aero/news/blog/autonomous-flight-what-we-mean-and-why-its-first/#:~:text=By%20autonomy%2C%20we%20mean%20that,remote%20pilot%20on%20the%20groundInternational Astronautical Federation (IAF) - Biographies - George Nieldhttps://www.iafastro.org/biographie/george-nield.htmlFollow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.Find episode transcripts here: https://curiosity-daily-4e53644e.simplecast.com/episodes/the-explorers-club-an-interview-with-george-nield

Shoo Shoes!, Murmuration Information, Nanoplastic Particles

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 13:53

Today, you'll learn about why it's best to leave your shoes at the door when you come inside, how animals form and maintain their mesmerizing murmurations, and how certain food storage products release sub-microscopic, plastic particles when exposed to hot water.Your mom was right about taking your shoes off inside.“The science is in: wearing shoes inside your home is just plain gross” by Mark Patrick Taylor and Gabriel Filippellihttps://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/mar/17/the-science-is-in-wearing-shoes-inside-your-home-is-just-plain-gross“Scientists Discover Why You Should Take Off Your Shoes Before Entering Your Home” by Robert Lockehttps://www.lifehack.org/317735/scientists-discover-why-you-should-take-off-your-shoes-before-entering-your-home“Should You Take Your Shoes Off While Indoors?” by Ally Spierhttps://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/should-you-take-your-shoes-off-while-indoorsMurmurations not murmuring.“The Secrets and Science Behind Starling Murmurations” by John Donovanhttps://animals.howstuffworks.com/birds/starling-murmurations.htm“Gazing at the “Black Sun”: The Transfixing Beauty of Starling Murmurations” by Søren Solkærhttps://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/04/travel/starling-murmurations.html“Swarm Robotics Promises to Boost Diagnostics, Treat Cancer” by Inga Shugalohttps://www.roboticsbusinessreview.com/health-medical/swarm-robotics-boosts-diagnosis/The tiny side of plastic.“Your Take-Out Coffee Cup May Shed Trillions of Plastic 'Nanoparticles'” By Dennis Thompsonhttps://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2022-05-03/your-take-out-coffee-cup-may-shed-trillions-of-plastic-nanoparticles“NIST Study Shows Everyday Plastic Products Release Trillions of Microscopic Particles Into Water” By NISThttps://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2022/04/nist-study-shows-everyday-plastic-products-release-trillions-microscopic“What are microplastics?” by The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrationhttps://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/microplastics.htmlFollow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.Find episode transcripts here: https://curiosity-daily-4e53644e.simplecast.com/episodes/shoo-shoes-murmuration-information-nanoplastic-particles

Fusion: Homeward Bound, The Last Light Show, Burnout Blues

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 12:56

Today, you'll learn about how the next step in nuclear fusion is actually a real estate question, how the death of our sun would be a beautiful thing to see if we were around to witness it, and how an athlete's desire for perfection can lead to them burning out with their sport altogether.Nuclear plants near the nuclear family.“The World's First Nuclear Fusion Power Plant Is Coming” by Caroline Delberthttps://www.popularmechanics.com/science/energy/a34850835/worlds-first-nuclear-fusion-power-plant/“The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has asked residents in five areas to provide feedback on potential plans to construct a prototype nuclear fusion power plant.” by Jack Loughranhttps://eandt.theiet.org/content/articles/2022/01/locations-for-the-uk-s-first-fusion-energy-power-plant-revealed A new take on sun flares.“Scientists Figured Out How And When Our Sun Will Die, And It's Going to Be Epic” by Michelle Starrhttps://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-figured-out-how-and-when-our-sun-will-die-and-it-s-going-to-be-epic“Sun 'will flare into massive planetary nebula when it dies,” by Ian Samplehttps://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/may/07/sun-will-flare-into-massive-planetary-nebula-when-it-dies“Celestial Objects: Nebulae” by SeaSkyhttp://www.seasky.org/celestial-objects/nebulae.htmlPerfection can be dangerous.“Obsession with failure and hunt for perfection linked to burnout” by University of Essexhttps://www.essex.ac.uk/news/2022/04/22/obsession-with-failure-linked-to-burnout“What Causes Athlete Burnout? A New Study Suggests Perfectionism Plays A Role”  By Victoria Forsterhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/victoriaforster/2022/04/22/what-causes-athlete-burnout-a-new-study-suggests-perfectionism-plays-a-role/?sh=2ba2544f2152Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.Find episode transcripts here: https://curiosity-daily-4e53644e.simplecast.com/episodes/fusion-homeward-bound-the-last-light-show-burnout-blues

The Explorers Club - An Interview with Nina Lanza

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 16:06

Today for our Explorers Club series, we are about to be hit by a meteorite of space knowledge as we have a wildly accomplished scientist and researcher entering our atmosphere, Dr. Nina Lanza. She is the Team Lead for Space and Planetary Exploration in Space and Remote Sensing at Los Alamos National Laboratory. She is also the Principle Investigator of the ChemCam instrument on the Mars Curiosity Rover (sadly not sponsored by us) and a team member for the SuperCam instrument on the Mars Perseverance rover. She's an expert on Mars and does a lot of research on meteorites and minerals that can tell us about the interactions between rocks, soil, atmosphere, and water on the planet.Nina Lanza Interview from 4/23/22Dr. Nina Lanza - About Ninahttps://www.ninalanza.com/about-nina/NASA's Curiosity Rover Measures Intriguing Carbon Signature on Marshttps://mars.nasa.gov/news/9113/nasas-curiosity-rover-measures-intriguing-carbon-signature-on-mars/?site=msl2020 Mission Perseverance Rover - SuperCamhttps://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/spacecraft/instruments/supercam/Mount Sinai - Manganesehttps://www.mountsinai.org/health-library/supplement/manganese#:~:text=Manganese%20is%20a%20trace%20mineral,clotting%20factors%2C%20and%20sex%20hormones.Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.Find episode transcripts here: https://curiosity-daily-4e53644e.simplecast.com/episodes/explorers-club-nina-lanza

Human Venom, Car Battery Blues, Magic and Personalities

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 13:49

Today, you'll learn about how humans could potentially evolve to be venomous, the challenges of repurposing used electric car batteries, and how people who hate magic are more likely to have certain socially aversive traits, like needing to control social situations.The good and the bad side of snake venom.“Could Humans Ever be Venomous?” by Stephanie Pappashttps://www.livescience.com/could-humans-be-venomous.html“How Snake Venom Kills… and Saves Lives” by James Patersonhttps://letstalkscience.ca/educational-resources/stem-in-context/how-snake-venom-kills-and-saves-lives“Protein Folding: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” by Harvard Universityhttps://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2010/issue65/“This Animal Can Kill 10 Grown Men, But Its Body Adapted To Save Itself” by Tara Yarlagaddahttps://www.inverse.com/science/the-strange-reason-why-poisonous-animals-survive-their-own-toxinsA new era for batteries.“Cars are Going Electric. What Happens to the Used Batteries?” by Gregory Barber and Aarian Marshallhttps://www.wired.com/story/cars-going-electric-what-happens-used-batteries/“Transportation of Electric Vehicle Lithium-ion Batteries at End-of-life: A Literature Review” by Margaret Slattery, Jessica Dunn, and Alissa Kendallhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921344921003645“Global Implications of the EU Battery Regulation” by Hans Eric Melin, Mohammad Ali Rajaeifar, Anthony Y. Ku, Alissa Kendall, Gavin Harper, and Oliver Heidrichhttps://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abh1416“The Lithium Mine Versus the Wildflower” by Gregory Barberhttps://www.wired.com/story/lithium-mine-for-batteries-versus-the-wildflower/Who hates magic?!“People who hate magic tend to be higher in socially aversive traits, according to new research” By Mane Kara-Yakouabianhttps://www.psypost.org/2022/04/people-who-hate-magic-are-higher-in-socially-aversive-traits-according-to-new-research-62968“Who hates magic? Exploring the loathing of legerdemain.” By Paul J. Silvia et al.https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2022-45549-001Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.Find episode transcripts here: https://curiosity-daily-4e53644e.simplecast.com/episodes/human-venom-car-battery-blues-magic-and-personalities

An Eternal Hug, Flea Jump Facts, Fitness Feedback Loops

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 12:50

Today, you'll learn about an ancient couple found buried in an embrace, why it's so darn hard to keep fleas off your beloved pets, and how your body's natural chemistry can help you get a leg up on diet and exercise if you begin to build the habits.They took “til death do you part” seriously.“1,500-year-old burial in China holds lovers locked in eternal embrace” by Laura Geggelhttps://www.livescience.com/buried-lovers-embrace-china.html“1,500-Year-Old Skeletons Found Locked in Embrace in Chinese Cemetery” by Livia Gershonhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/1500-year-old-chinese-skeletons-found-locked-embrace-180978509/Fleas won't be making it to the Olympics“How Do Fleas Jump?” by Kate Lathamhttps://insectcop.net/how-do-fleas-jump/“A Flea's Fantastic Jump Takes More Than a Muscle” by Josh Cassidyhttps://www.kqed.org/science/1957872/a-fleas-fantastic-jump-takes-more-than-muscleExercising affects one's cravings.“Intense exercise while dieting may reduce cravings for fatty food” by Sara Zaskehttps://news.wsu.edu/press-release/2022/04/21/intense-exercise-while-dieting-may-reduce-cravings-for-fatty-food/“Acute high-intensity interval exercise attenuates incubation of craving for foods high in fat” by Georgia E. Kirkpatrickhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/oby.23418“Ubiquitous nutrients suppress appetite and promote movement” By Fabrio Bergaminhttps://ethz.ch/en/news-and-events/eth-news/news/2022/04/ubiquitous-nutrients-suppress-appetite-and-promote-movement.htmlFollow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.Find episode transcripts here: 

Explorers Club - Richard Garriott

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 29:39

Today, you'll hear our interview with Richard Garriott, the president of the Explorers Club. Garriott is not only the first American second generation astronaut, but also the first person to visit both poles, outer space and dive to the Mariana Trench. He started out as a video game designer, and as soon as he made enough money, he began investing in human space flight, creating a company called Space Adventures.Richard Garriott Interview from 4/23/22https://app.trint.com/editor/_xFCb8WQRFyO4qID1o4q4AFollow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.Find episode transcripts here: https://curiosity-daily-4e53644e.simplecast.com/episodes/explorers-club-richard-garriott

The Amazon's Future, Sugar Rush Retcon, A Study on Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 13:14

Today, you'll learn about the state of the Amazon rainforest, the truth behind the mythical sugar rush, and how studies involving MRI scans may have been too small to produce significant results, but researchers may have found a solution.The forest needs attention - not the company.“75% of Amazon rainforest shows signs of loss, a 'tipping point' of dieback, study shows” by Doyle Ricettps://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2022/03/07/amazon-rainforest-dieback-deforestation-climate-change-study/9380372002“Fires in the Amazon are out of Control. Again” by Benji Joneshttps://www.vox.com/down-to-earth/2021/8/27/22639885/amazon-rainforest-fires-climate-change-2021“Heaviest Object on Earth Weighs 116B Pounds” by Jenn Gidmanhttps://www.newser.com/story/259238/the-10-heaviest-objects-on-earth.html“A Framework for Quantifying Resilience to Forest Disturbance” by Timothy Bryant, Kristen Waring, Andrew Sánchez Meador, and John B. Bradfordhttps://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/ffgc.2019.00056/full“7 Organizations You Can Support to Protect the Amazon Rainforest” by Erica Sánchez, Pia Gralki, and Joe McCarthyhttps://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/organizations-donate-amazon-rainforest/ Maybe sugar isn't the problem.“Sugar rush or high on life? Dieticians explain why kids become hyperactive at parties” by Kate Dorrellhttps://www.abc.net.au/everyday/sugar-rush-dietician-does-sweet-food-make-kids-hyperactive/100839044“There's No Such Thing as a Sugar Rush, According to Science” by Joshua A. Krischhttps://www.fatherly.com/health-science/theres-no-thing-sugar-rush-according-science/Data sets need to grow to bolster studies.“M.R.I.s Are Finding Connections Between Our Brain Activity and Psychology” By Kim Tingleyhttps://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/19/magazine/mri-brain-activity-psychology.html“Reproducible brain-wide association studies require thousands of individuals” By Scott marek et alhttps://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-04492-9“Brain scans may reveal a lot about mental illness, but not until studies get bigger” by Jon Hamiltonhttps://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2022/04/26/1094319294/mri-brain-scan-mental-illness-brain-researchFollow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.Find episode transcripts here: https://curiosity-daily-4e53644e.simplecast.com/episodes/the-amazons-future-sugar-rush-retcon-a-study-on-studies

A Clutterful Mind, Heir To The Earth, Partnership

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 14:10

Today, you'll learn about why our ability to remember things seems to get worse with age—it's not memory loss, which animals could become the new dominant species in the event of our extinction, and how an unsupportive romantic partner can actually affect the way you think and feel about yourself.Maybe your mom was right about cleaning your room.“How Memory ‘Clutter' Makes it Harder to Remember Things as we Get Older” by Alexander Eastonhttps://theconversation.com/how-memory-clutter-makes-it-harder-to-remember-things-as-we-get-older-176767“Memory Issues for Older People Could be the Result of ‘Clutter'” by Sarah Sloathttps://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/memory-issues-older-people-result-clutter-rcna15133The next era for animals.“When humans are gone, what animals might evolve to have our smarts and skills?” by Joanna Thompsonhttps://www.livescience.com/what-animals-will-fill-human-niches“Can introduced animals replace extinct ones?” by Brigitte Osterathhttps://www.dw.com/en/can-introduced-animals-replace-extinct-ones/a-16937417Couples therapy may in fact help your brain.“Having an unsupportive romantic partner is associated with neurophysiological changes in error processing” by Eric W. Dolanhttps://www.psypost.org/2022/04/having-an-unsupportive-romantic-partner-is-associated-with-neurophysiological-changes-in-error-processing-62977“Unsupportive romantic partner behaviors increase neural reactivity to mistakes” by Erin N Palmwoodhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0167876021008886Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.Find episode transcripts here: https://curiosity-daily-4e53644e.simplecast.com/episodes/a-clutterful-mind-heir-to-the-earth-partnership

The Explorers Club: Josh Gates

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 17:42

Calli and Nate interview members of The Explorer's Club, and today you're going to hear from a man who largely represents what The Explorers Club is all about - Josh Gates. Josh Gates is a fearless explorer and adventurer and host of Discovery's popular, long running series Expedition Unknown. He's also hosting a brand new series that chronicles the incredible history of the club, called Tales from The Explorers Club.Interview conducted with Josh Gates on 5/3/22.Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.Find episode transcripts here: https://curiosity-daily-4e53644e.simplecast.com/episodes/the-explorers-club-josh-gates

Seeing Stars, Seagull Staredown, Itsy Bitsy Microdrones

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 13:17

Today, you'll learn about how cultures across the world often make constellations from the same groups of stars due to the nature of vision and perception, what to do when an animal tries to steal your food during a picnic on the beach, and drones smaller than a red blood cell that can be controlled using only the power of light.Does your star pattern look like my star pattern?“Constellations Across Cultures: How Our Visual Systems Pick Out Patterns in the Night Sky” from the Association for Psychological Sciencehttps://www.psychologicalscience.org/news/releases/2022-march-constellations-across-cultures.html“Perceptual Grouping Explains Similarities in Constellations Across Cultures” by Charles Kemp, Duane W. Hamacher, Daniel R. Little, and Simon J. Cropperhttps://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/09567976211044157“The Big Dipper (the Plough)”https://nineplanets.org/the-big-dipperThe Astronomical Leaguehttps://www.astroleague.org/content/constellations-other-cultures-checklistStaring contests really do work."Stare at Seagulls and They'll Leave Your Food Alone” by Mindy Weisbergerhttps://www.livescience.com/staring-at-seagulls-stops-stealing.html“Stare seagulls out to save your snacks, researcher says” by Ian Samplehttps://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/07/stare-seagulls-out-to-save-your-snacks-researcher-says“Staring down seagulls can stop them stealing your chips” by Sam Wonghttps://www.newscientist.com/article/2212592-staring-down-seagulls-can-stop-them-stealing-your-chips/“Herring gulls respond to human gaze direction” by Madeleine Goumashttps://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsbl.2019.0405Sun doesn't just give plants life, but drones, too.“Microdrones With Light-driven Nanomotors” By Universitat Wurzburghttps://www.uni-wuerzburg.de/en/news-and-events/news/detail/news/licht-motoren-fuer-mikrodrohnen-1/“Light-Driven Motors Power Tiny Drones” By Patricai Daukantashttps://www.optica-opn.org/home/newsroom/2022/april/light-driven_motors_power_tiny_drones/“Polarization” by The Physics Classroomhttps://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/light/Lesson-1/Polarization#:~:text=Polarized%20light%20waves%20are%20light,of%20methods%20of%20polarizing%20lightFollow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.Find episode transcripts here: https://curiosity-daily-4e53644e.simplecast.com/episodes/seeing-stars-seagull-staredown-itsy-bitsy-microdrones

Whiff of Victory, Bones be Chattin', Desalination Innovation

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 13:17

Today, you'll learn about how the human sense of smell may be much better than we ever thought, how the bones inside your body are having interesting conversations with your organs, and a new innovation in desalination technology that uses significantly less energy than its predecessors.What's that smell?“Let's obliterate the myth that humans have a bad sense of smell” by Brian Resnickhttps://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/5/11/15614748/human-smell-good-science“Mechanisms of scent-tracking in humans” by Jess Porter et Brent Craven, Rehan M Khan, Shao-Ju Chang, Irene Kang, Benjamin Judkewitz, Jason Volpe, Gary Settles & Noam Sobelhttps://www.nature.com/articles/nn1819“Humans Can Discriminate More than 1 Trillion Olfactory Stimuli” by C. Bushdidm, O. Magnascol, B. Vosshalland, and A. Kellerhttps://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.1249168“Poor human olfaction is a 19th-century myth” by John P. Mcgannhttps://www.science.org/doi/full/10.1126/science.aam7263Your body talks without talking.“How Bones Communicate With the Rest of the Body” by Amber Dancehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-bones-communicate-with-the-rest-of-the-body-180979643/“Bones make hormones that communicate with the brain and other organs” by Cassie Martinhttps://www.sciencenews.org/article/bones-make-hormones-communicate-brain-and-other-organs“Bone-to-Brain: A Round Trip in the Adaptation to Mechanical Stimuli” by Laura Gerosa and Biovanni Lombardihttps://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphys.2021.623893/full#:~:text=Thus%2C%20bone%20emerges%20as%20a,act%20at%20the%20brain%20level.Water with salt on the side, please.“Modular Solar PV and Tidal Power Desalination Buoys from Canada” by Ryan Kennedyhttps://pv-magazine-usa.com/2022/04/11/modular-solar-pv-and-tidal-power-desalination-buoys-from-canada/“Wave-Powered Desalination Buoys” by Solar Impulse Foundationhttps://solarimpulse.com/solutions-explorer/wave-powered-desalination-buoysFollow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.Find episode transcripts here: https://curiosity-daily-4e53644e.simplecast.com/episodes/whiff-of-victory-bones-be-chattin-desalination-innovation

Solar Salads, Cursed Caffeine, Webb's First Photo

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 14:02

Today, you'll learn about the benefits of shading rooftop gardens with solar panels, caffeine's dark secrets, and how the first image from the James Webb telescope promises a great run for Hubble's successor.The sun really can feed you.“Your Rooftop Garden Could Be a Solar-Powered Working Farm” by Matt Simonhttps://www.wired.com/story/your-rooftop-garden-could-be-a-solar-powered-working-farm/“Exploring The Potential of Rooftop Agrivoltaics” by Jennifer Bousselot and Thomas Hickey, Jr.https://livingarchitecturemonitor.com/articles/potential-rooftop-agrivoltaics-sp22“Volunteer State (Finally) Discovers Solar Power — With A Regenerative Twist” by Tina Caseyhttps://cleantechnica.com/2022/04/04/volunteer-state-finally-discovers-solar-power-with-a-regenerative-twist/ Caffeine: the ultimate chicken or the egg dilemma.“The invisible addiction: is it time to give up caffeine?” by Michael Pollanhttps://www.theguardian.com/food/2021/jul/06/caffeine-coffee-tea-invisible-addiction-is-it-time-to-give-up“Caffeine: How much is too much?” by Mayo Clinic Staffhttps://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/caffeine/art-20045678#:~:text=Caffeine“Caffeine - Uses, Side Effects, And More” from WebMDhttps://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-979/caffeine#:~:text=Caffeine“How and When Did Humans Start Consuming Alcohol?” by Sedeer el-Showkhttps://www.nature.com/scitable/blog/accumulating-glitches/how_and_when_did_humans/#:~:text=According“Coffee and caffeine consumption and depression: A meta-analysis of observational studies” by Longfei Wang, Xiaoli Shen, Yili Wu, and Dongfeng Zhang https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26339067/A picture might be worth more than a thousand words.“1st image snapped by iconic Webb telescope pushes limits of the 'laws of physics'” by Tom Metcalfehttps://www.livescience.com/james-webb-telescope-image-limits-of-physics““Better than our most optimistic prediction” – first images from James Webb exceed all expectations” by Jamie Priesthttps://cosmosmagazine.com/space/james-webb-telescope-first-images/“About Webb Orbit” By NASAhttps://webb.nasa.gov/content/about/orbit.htmlFollow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.Find episode transcripts here: https://curiosity-daily-4e53644e.simplecast.com/episodes/solar-salads-cursed-caffeine-webbs-first-photo

De-agin' Sensation, Indiana Jones Needs A.I., Rapid-est Test

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 14:24

Today, you'll learn about a new process that can make cells younger by up to thirty years, the incredible artificial intelligence that is helping piece together the puzzles of ancient texts, and how researchers have developed a rapid test for viruses like coronavirus that is just as accurate as PCR tests and takes only thirty minutes.The fountain of youth may be closer than we think.“‘Time Jump' by 30 Years: Old Skins Cells Reprogrammed To Regain Youthful Function” by Babraham Institutehttps://scitechdaily.com/time-jump-by-30-years-old-skins-cells-reprogrammed-to-regain-youthful-function/“Multi-Omic Rejuvenation of Human Cells by Maturation Phase Transient Reprogramming” by Diljeet Gill, et al.https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.71624“Aging Changes in Organs - Tissue - Cells” by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinaihttps://www.mountsinai.org/health-library/special-topic/aging-changes-in-organs-tissue-cellsThe overlap between artificial intelligence and the ancient world.“DeepMind's new AI model helps decipher, date, and locate ancient inscriptions” By James Vincenthttps://www.theverge.com/2022/3/9/22968773/ai-machine-learning-ancient-inscriptions-texts-deepmind-ithaca-model“Radiocarbon Dating” by Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unithttps://c14.arch.ox.ac.uk/dating.html#:~:text=For%20radiocarbon%20dating%20to%20be,or%20left%20as%20a%20residue.“A New A.I. Can Help Historians Decipher Damaged Ancient Greek Texts” by Jane Reckerhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/a-new-ai-can-help-historians-decipher-damaged-ancient-greek-texts-180979736/“AI could decipher gaps in ancient Greek texts, say researchers” by Nicola Davishttps://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/mar/09/ai-could-decipher-gaps-in-ancient-greek-texts-say-researchersTurns out some things can actually be good, fast, and cheap.“UT Dallas researchers develop accurate rapid test for viruses” By EurekaAlerthttps://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/950413“UT Dallas Researchers Create High-Accuracy Rapid Virus Test” by Marin Wolfhttps://www.govtech.com/education/higher-ed/ut-dallas-researchers-create-high-accuracy-rapid-virus-testFollow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.Find episode transcripts here: https://curiosity-daily-4e53644e.simplecast.com/episodes/de-agin-sensation-indiana-jones-needs-ai-rapid-est-test

Stoked Tech, We've Got Beef?, Success Against M.S.

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 14:20

Today, you'll learn about some incredible new surfing technology that makes the sport possible even if you don't live near the ocean, why the lab-grown meat industry needs to be beefed up to solve food system problems, and how the link between multiple sclerosis and the Epstein-Barr virus is leading to potential treatments for the illusive and damaging MS.Turns out you don't need an ocean to surf.“The innovative surfing tech making waves” by Richard Bainbridgehttps://www.bbc.com/news/business-60689501“Reports on How Things Work: Hydrofoils” by MIThttps://web.mit.edu/2.972/www/reports/hydrofoil/hydrofoil.htmlFake meat. Yum.“Lab-grown meat is supposed to be inevitable. The science tells a different story” by Joe Fasslerhttps://thecounter.org/lab-grown-cultivated-meat-cost-at-scale/“Want People to Eat Less Meat? Fake Burgers Probably Won't Cut It.” by Charlie Mitchellhttps://www.motherjones.com/food/2021/08/want-people-to-eat-less-meat-fake-burgers-probably-wont-cut-it/“The Myth of Cultured Meat: A Review” by Sghaier Chriki and Jean-Francois Hocquettehttps://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnut.2020.00007/fullSharing is caring. Especially when it comes to medical treatments.“MS Reversed by Transplanted Immune Cells That Fight Epstein-Barr Virus” by Michael Le Pagehttps://www.newscientist.com/article/2315586-ms-reversed-by-transplanted-immune-cells-that-fight-epstein-barr-virus/“MS Symptoms Improved by Treatment That Attacks Glandular Fever Virus” by Alice Kleinhttps://www.newscientist.com/article/2186387-ms-symptoms-improved-by-treatment-that-attacks-glandular-fever-virus/“Molecular Signature of Epstein-Barr Virus Infection in MS Brain Lesions” by Monica A. Moreno, et al.https://doi.org/10.1212/NXI.0000000000000466“Clonally Expanded B Cells in Multiple Sclerosis Bind EBV EBNA1 and GlialCAM” by Tobias V. Lanz, et al.https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-022-04432-7“Types of MS” by National Multiple Sclerosis Societyhttps://www.nationalmssociety.org/What-is-MS/Types-of-MSFollow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.Find episode transcripts here: https://curiosity-daily-4e53644e.simplecast.com/episodes/stoked-tech-weve-got-beef-success-against-ms

The True Cavity Culprit, Modular Meds, Enzymes vs Plastic

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 14:53

Today, you'll learn about how your brushing routine may not be the biggest factor in whether or not you get cavities, how a new method of building pharmaceutical production facilities may bring medical access to previously underserved regions, and how the discovery of a plastic-eating bacteria could revolutionize the recycling industry.Brush but STILL get cavities? You're not alone (and brushing isn't enough). “Why People Who Brush Still Get Cavities” by Maggie Koerthhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-people-who-brush-still-get-cavities/“How Can You Get Cavities If You Brush Your Teeth?” by davis & Beyer Dental Health Professionalshttps://www.venicedentist.com/how-can-you-get-cavities-if-you-brush-your-teeth“History of Sugar” from Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_sugarBioNTech is now making vaccines on the go. “BioNTech plans to make vaccines in shipping containers” by The Economisthttps://www.economist.com/science-and-technology/biontech-plans-to-make-vaccines-in-shipping-containers/21807708“BioNTech Covid vaccine plan to ship container labs to Africa” By Jenny Hillhttps://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-60400114“____-Eating Bacteria” is now nothing to fear! It could be the future of recycling.“The Future of Recycling May Be in Microbes” by Ula Chrobakhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/future-recycling-may-be-microbes-180979645/“Scientists uncover the secrets of a plastic-destroying enzyme” by Abe Musselmanhttps://www.inverse.com/innovation/enzyme-helps-bacteria-eat-plastic“Plastic-eating bacteria: Genetic engineering and environmental impact” by Scott Dutfield https://www.livescience.com/plastic-eating-bacteria"Endlessly recyclable materials could fix our plastic waste crisis" by Katharine Sandersonhttps://www.newscientist.com/article/mg25333763-000-endlessly-recyclable-materials-could-fix-our-plastic-waste-crisis/Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.Find episode transcripts here: https://curiosity-daily-4e53644e.simplecast.com/episodes/the-true-cavity-culprit-modular-meds-enzymes-vs-plastic

Fading into Memories, Music for the Mind, Air Diamonds

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 14:47

Today, you'll learn about how doctors may have accidentally confirmed that our lives do flash before our eyes just before death, the scientists aiming to legitimize art and music therapy as treatment for mental trauma and how scientists are pulling diamonds out of thin air! ... Essentially.Your life flashing before your eyes isn't just a thing in movies. It's real.  “Life may actually flash before your eyes on death - new study” by Holly Honderichhttps://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-60495730"Brain Scans of Dying Man Suggest Life Flashes Before Our Eyes Upon Death" by Corryn Wetzelhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/brain-scans-suggest-life-flashes-before-our-eyes-upon-death-180979647/“When are we really dead? New study sheds light” by Hannah Flynnhttps://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/when-are-we-really-dead-new-study-sheds-light#Accidental-discovery“Louisville neurosurgeon marvels at the first-ever recording of a dying human brain” by WDRB Mediahttps://www.wdrb.com/news/louisville-neurosurgeon-marvels-at-the-first-ever-recording-of-a-dying-human-brain/article_86c632c4-94f2-11ec-85ff-afaa97f1d9cf.html“What is an E-E-G?” by Johns Hopkins Medicinehttps://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/treatment-tests-and-therapies/electroencephalogram-E-E-G“The Debate over Severed Heads: Doctors, the Guillotine and the Anatomy of Consciousness in the Wake of the Terror” by Grégoire Chamayouhttps://www.cairn-int.info/article-E_RHS_612_0333--the-debate-over-severed-heads.htmWe don't understand it yet, but art and music therapy work wonders. NPR's audio and written stories on the matter“Art and music therapy seem to help with brain disorders. Scientists want to know why”https://www.npr.org/transcripts/1081263873 (audio)https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2022/02/19/1081263873/mental-health-art-therapy (written)Stop mining for diamonds! Just pull them out of thin air. "A startup is sucking CO2 from the sky and making diamonds. No more mining?” by Can Emirhttps://interestingengineering.com/co2-diamonds“THIS DIAMOND COMPANY WANTS TO HELP CARBON CAPTURE TAKE OFF” by Maddie Stonehttps://www.theverge.com/2022/3/2/22951332/aether-diamonds-carbon-capture-air-climate-change“Diamonds Created Out Of Thin Air Sounds Like Magic. Aether Is Doing It.” by Pamela N. Danzigerhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/pamdanziger/2022/03/04/diamonds-created-out-of-thin-air-sounds-like-magic-aether-is-doing-it/?sh=35d41ce341b1“Made-from-CO2 concrete, lululemons and diamonds spark investor excitement” by Jane Lanhee Lee and Nia Williamshttps://www.reuters.com/business/sustainable-business/made-from-co2-concrete-lululemons-diamonds-spark-investor-excitement-2021-10-04/NRDC on human breath carbon emissionshttps://www.nrdc.org/onearth/waiting-exhaleFollow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.Find episode transcripts here: https://curiosity-daily-4e53644e.simplecast.com/episodes/fading-into-memories-music-for-the-mind-air-diamonds

Zero G Romance, Our Sixth Sense, Oinking at A.I.

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 14:07

Today, you'll learn about why studying human intimacy in space is necessary for humanity, the mysterious sixth sense human beings have, which is not seeing dead people, and how researchers used artificial intelligence to figure out a way to speak pig.Scientists say: we really do need to talk about sex in space. “Inside the push to study sex in space” by Mark Hayhttps://www.mic.com/life/sex-in-space-research-space-sexology“Let's talk about sex — in space” by Marie Sinahttps://www.dw.com/en/lets-talk-about-sex-in-space/a-59202194"Scientists say we really have to talk about boning in space” by Victor Tangermannhttps://futurism.com/the-byte/scientists-sex-space"Nasa probing people having sex in space" by Anugraha Sundaraveluhttps://metro.co.uk/2022/03/10/nasa-probing-people-having-sex-in-space-16250830/Humans have a sixth sense, and it's not seeing dead people. "The silent “sixth” sense” by Brian Resnickhttps://www.vox.com/the-highlight/2019/11/22/20920762/proprioception-sixth-sense“What Is Proprioception?” on WebMDhttps://www.webmd.com/brain/what-is-proprioception"Proprioception: Making Sense of Body Position" by Leython Williams, PT, DPThttps://www.sports-health.com/sports-injuries/general-injuries/proprioception-making-sense-body-position“Improve Balance, Control, and Coordination with These 10 Proprioception Exercises” by Katey Davidson, MScFN, RD, CPThttps://www.healthline.com/health/fitness/proprioception-exercises#exercisesDo you speak pig? You could, soon. “When Pigs Cry: Tool Decodes the Emotional Lives of Swine” by Corinne Purtillhttps://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/09/science/pigs-oinks-grunts.html"Researchers Figure Out How to Interpret Pig Grunts as Pig Emotions” by Amanda Kooserhttps://www.cnet.com/science/biology/researchers-figure-out-how-to-interpret-pig-grunts-as-pig-emotions/“Pig sounds translated into emotions for first time in new study” by Newsround?https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/60652151“Pigs' grunts reveal how they're feeling, new analysis says” by Tom Metcalfehttps://abcnews.go.com/US/pigs-grunts-reveal-feeling-analysis/story?id=83551570Britain's proposed animal sentience lawhttps://www.parliament.uk/business/news/2021/june/lords-discuss-key-areas-of-animal-welfare-sentience-bill/Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.Find episode transcripts here: https://curiosity-daily-4e53644e.simplecast.com/episodes/zero-g-romance-our-sixth-sense-oinking-at-ai

A Pill Made from Poop, Universal Organs, Soothing Baby Pain

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 15:30

Today, you'll learn about an interesting way pills made from poop could help millions of people with allergies, how researchers edited the contents of a pair of donor lungs to better match the recipient, and how pain can affect a baby's development and what parents can do about it.Peanut allergies are being treated in an…interesting new way. "Fecal transplant pills helped some peanut allergy sufferers in a small trial” byhttps://www.sciencenews.org/article/fecal-transplant-pills-peanut-allergy-clinical-trial-poop-bacteria“Good early results with fecal microbiota therapy for peanut-allergic patients” by Bethany Tripp / Boston Children's Hospitalhttps://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/944014“Fecal matter pills used to treat peanut allergies in Boston study” by Heather Hegedushttps://www.boston25news.com/news/fecal-matter-pills-used-to-treat-peanut-allergies-in-boston-study/875577919/“Fecal Microbiota Transplant: We Know Its History, but Can We Predict Its Future?” by Todd H. Baron, MD (Mayo Clinic Proceedings)https://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(13)00481-3/fulltextPeanut allergy facts - NIHhttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10200001/Lungs can now be edited for a better organ donor match. "Researchers Want to Create 'Universal Donor' Lungs” by Sara Harrisonhttps://www.wired.com/story/researchers-want-to-create-universal-donor-lungs/“Creating 'universal' transplant organs: New study moves us one step closer.” by Nicoletta Lanesehttps://www.livescience.com/universal-blood-type-transplant-lungs-study"Scientists Say They've Found a Way to Create Universal Donor Lungs" by Ed Carahttps://gizmodo.com/universal-donor-lungs-research-1848548951“Researchers Investigate How to Make Donated Organs Compatible With Any Blood Type” by Meagan Drillingerhttps://www.healthline.com/health-news/researchers-investigate-how-to-make-donated-organs-compatible-with-any-blood-type“In medical first, kidneys from gene-edited pig implanted into brain-dead patient” by Elizabeth Chuckhttps://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/kidneys-gene-edited-pig-implanted-brain-dead-patient-rcna12928Pain isn't just physically bad for babies - it can stunt their development. Here's how doctors are treating it. "Doctors learned how to save premature infants' lives. They forgot about pain." by Brian Resnickhttps://www.vox.com/science-and-health/22949159/nicu-babies-pain-treatments-podcast-unexplainable“Skin-to-skin contact with a parent may reduce newborn babies' brain response to pain” by Jason Goodyerhttps://www.sciencefocus.com/news/skin-to-skin-contact-with-a-parent-may-reduce-newborn-babies-brain-response-to-pain/"What parents need to know about pain in newborns" by Claire McCarthy, MDhttps://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/what-parents-need-to-know-about-pain-in-newborns-201601269076“Miracle baby finally leaves NICU after 460 days” by Harper Robinsonhttps://fox8.com/news/miracle-baby-finally-leaves-nicu-after-460-days/Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.

Burn Them Cals, Magic of Mushrooms, Flying at Mach 16

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 13:37

Today, you'll learn about some new, emerging data that is giving us surprising insight into human metabolism, how magic mushrooms are on the forefront of mental health treatment and new jet technology that could get us anywhere in the world in under two hours.True or False: your metabolism slows as you age. The answer isn't what you think! “Burn, baby, burn: the new science of metabolism” by David Coxhttps://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/oct/30/burn-baby-burn-the-new-science-of-metabolism“Surprising findings about metabolism and age” by Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FACP, FTOS and Chika Anekwe, MD, MPHhttps://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/surprising-findings-about-metabolism-and-age-202110082613“Middle-age spread isn't down to metabolism, but we know how to beat it” by Sara Novakhttps://www.newscientist.com/article/mg25333774-900-middle-age-spread-isnt-down-to-metabolism-but-we-know-how-to-beat-it/“3 lifestyle changes that can boost your metabolism and prevent weight gain” by Brianna Steinhilberhttps://www.today.com/health/diet-fitness/boost-metabolism-prevent-weight-gain-rcna19394Mushrooms are more magical than fueling your next trip - they could help treat depression. “Psilocybin treatment for major depression effective for up to a year for most patients, study shows” by Marisol Martinezhttps://hub.jhu.edu/2022/02/16/psilocybin-relieves-depression-for-up-to-a-year/“Efficacy and safety of psilocybin-assisted treatment for major depressive disorder: Prospective 12-month follow-up” by Natalie Gukasyan, Alan K Davis, Frederick S Barrett, Mary P Cosimano, Nathan D Sepeda, Matthew W Johnson, and Roland R Griffithshttps://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/02698811211073759“Psychoactive ingredient in 'magic' mushrooms may treat depression for much longer than traditional antidepressants when combined with therapy, study backed by Tim Ferriss finds” by Dr. Catherine Schuster-Brucehttps://www.businessinsider.com/magic-mushroom-depression-mental-health-treatment-psilocybin-therapy-tim-ferriss-2022-2“Can psychedelics meet their potential for treating mental health disorders?” by Laura Sandershttps://www.sciencenews.org/article/psychedelic-drugs-treatment-mental-health-disorders-depression“Decriminalizing 'magic mushrooms'? Rhode Island lawmakers are considering it. Here's why:” by Patrick Andersonhttps://www.providencejournal.com/story/news/politics/2022/03/08/rhode-island-considering-decriminalizing-magic-psilocybin-mushrooms/9412817002/Getting anywhere in the world in 2 hours may not be the stuff of science fiction for much longer! "The Experimental Engine That Could Get Us Anywhere in the World in 2 Hours" by Caroline Delberthttps://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a34840801/sodramjet-engine-hypersonic-flight-test/“Chinese team test jet engine ‘able to reach anywhere on Earth within 2 hours'” by Stephen Chenhttps://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3111985/chinese-team-test-jet-engine-able-reach-anywhere-earth-within-2“China Tests Hypersonic Jet Engine That Can Go 16 Times the Speed of Sound” by  Fabienne Langhttps://interestingengineering.com/china-tests-hypersonic-jet-engine-that-can-go-16-times-the-speed-of-sound“Scientists Test Hypersonic Jet Engine Prototype That Could Travel Anywhere On Earth In 2 Hours” by Jack Dunhillhttps://www.iflscience.com/technology/scientists-test-hypersonic-jet-engine-prototype-that-could-travel-anywhere-on-earth-in-2-hours/“How Does a Jet Engine Work” by NASAhttps://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/UEET/StudentSite/engines.html“Aircraft Propeller Basics” by Southern Wingshttps://www.southernwings.co.nz/aircraft-propeller-basics/“Keeping the SR-71 Blackbird (the World's First Stealth Plane) Secret Was Near Impossible” by Robert Beckhusenhttps://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/keeping-the-sr-71-blackbird-the-worlds-first-stealth-plane-17936“SR-71 Blackbird: Stories, Tales, and Legends” by Richard H. Grahamhttps://books.google.com/books?id=ZHkAJAq-2HQC&lpg=PA223&ots=9AS2-nsLCs&dq=limits%20on%20General%20staff%20on%20one%20flight&pg=PA223#v=snippet&q=record&f=falseFollow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.

5 Seconds to Sick, Animal Spidey Sense, Upset Pterosaur Tummies

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 13:45

Today, you'll learn about the real science behind the five second rule and why you may wanna reconsider eating that candy off the ground, why researchers are looking to our furry friends to build better early warning systems for natural disasters, and why the first animal to ever fly had a real issue keeping its lunch down.Drop a french fry? Maybe just leave it there. 5-second rule: Science debunks food myth that stretches back to Gengis Khan by Sarah Wellshttps://www.inverse.com/science/five-second-rule-myth-debunkThe Science Behind The Five-Second Rule by Paul Dawson and Brian Sheldonhttps://www.sciencefriday.com/articles/the-science-behind-the-five-second-rule/Still Good? 5-Second Rule a Myth, Study Finds by Rachael Rettnerhttps://www.livescience.com/56158-5-second-rule-myth.htmlDouble Dipping? 5-Second Rule? Scientists Separate Food Fact From Fiction In New Book by Robin Younghttps://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2018/11/16/double-dipping-5-second-rule-food-safetyWhat are your pets trying to tell you? Maybe there's an earthquake incoming. The animals that detect disasters by Norman Millerhttps://www.bbc.com/future/article/20220211-the-animals-that-predict-disastersCan Birds Tip Us Off to Natural Disasters? by Jason Gregghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/can-birds-tip-us-natural-disasters-180978571/Can animals sense when an earthquake is about to happen? by Anne Quainhttps://phys.org/news/2021-09-animals-earthquake.htmlBirds sensed severe storms and fled before tornado outbreak adapted from Cell Press publishing, article authored by Henry M Streby et alhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/12/141218131413.htmCell Press published articlehttps://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(14)01428-6Earthquake Warning Systems by Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthquake_warning_systemNature of Pre-Earthquake Phenomena and their Effects on Living Organisms by Friedemann Freund and Viktor Stolchttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4494396/Predicting the unpredictable; evidence of pre-seismic anticipatory behaviour in the common toad by Rachel Granthttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/227651706_Predicting_the_unpredictable_evidence_of_pre-seismic_anticipatory_behaviour_in_the_common_toadClues to how birds migrate using Earth's magnetic field by Helen Briggshttps://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-57582451What do the first flying dinosaurs have in common with owls? Pellets. Fossils reveal that pterosaurs puked pellets by Carolyn Gramlinghttps://www.sciencenews.org/article/pterosaur-fossils-puke-pellet-regurgitation-foodYou may have missed… by Imma Perfettohttps://cosmosmagazine.com/health/you-may-have-missed-30/Like Owls, Some Prehistoric Flying Reptiles May Have Regurgitated Pellets by Margaret Osbornehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/like-owls-some-pterosaurs-may-have-regurgitated-pellets-180979551/What Is a Pterosaur? by American Museum of Natural Historyhttps://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/pterosaurs-flight-in-the-age-of-dinosaurs/what-is-a-pterosaurFollow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.Midroll Ad Stamp: 9:34Episode 14Title: Burn Them Cals, Magic of Mushrooms, Flying at Mach 16Description: Today, you'll learn about some new, emerging data that is giving us surprising insight into human metabolism, how magic mushrooms are on the forefront of mental health treatment and new jet technology that could get us anywhere in the world in under two hours.True or False: your metabolism slows as you age. The answer isn't what you think! “Burn, baby, burn: the new science of metabolism” by David Coxhttps://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/oct/30/burn-baby-burn-the-new-science-of-metabolism“Surprising findings about metabolism and age” by Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FACP, FTOS and Chika Anekwe, MD, MPHhttps://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/surprising-findings-about-metabolism-and-age-202110082613“Middle-age spread isn't down to metabolism, but we know how to beat it” by Sara Novakhttps://www.newscientist.com/article/mg25333774-900-middle-age-spread-isnt-down-to-metabolism-but-we-know-how-to-beat-it/“3 lifestyle changes that can boost your metabolism and prevent weight gain” by Brianna Steinhilberhttps://www.today.com/health/diet-fitness/boost-metabolism-prevent-weight-gain-rcna19394Mushrooms are more magical than fueling your next trip - they could help treat depression. “Psilocybin treatment for major depression effective for up to a year for most patients, study shows” by Marisol Martinezhttps://hub.jhu.edu/2022/02/16/psilocybin-relieves-depression-for-up-to-a-year/“Efficacy and safety of psilocybin-assisted treatment for major depressive disorder: Prospective 12-month follow-up” by Natalie Gukasyan, Alan K Davis, Frederick S Barrett, Mary P Cosimano, Nathan D Sepeda, Matthew W Johnson, and Roland R Griffithshttps://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/02698811211073759“Psychoactive ingredient in 'magic' mushrooms may treat depression for much longer than traditional antidepressants when combined with therapy, study backed by Tim Ferriss finds” by Dr. Catherine Schuster-Brucehttps://www.businessinsider.com/magic-mushroom-depression-mental-health-treatment-psilocybin-therapy-tim-ferriss-2022-2“Can psychedelics meet their potential for treating mental health disorders?” by Laura Sandershttps://www.sciencenews.org/article/psychedelic-drugs-treatment-mental-health-disorders-depression“Decriminalizing 'magic mushrooms'? Rhode Island lawmakers are considering it. Here's why:” by Patrick Andersonhttps://www.providencejournal.com/story/news/politics/2022/03/08/rhode-island-considering-decriminalizing-magic-psilocybin-mushrooms/9412817002/Getting anywhere in the world in 2 hours may not be the stuff of science fiction for much longer! "The Experimental Engine That Could Get Us Anywhere in the World in 2 Hours" by Caroline Delberthttps://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a34840801/sodramjet-engine-hypersonic-flight-test/“Chinese team test jet engine ‘able to reach anywhere on Earth within 2 hours'” by Stephen Chenhttps://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3111985/chinese-team-test-jet-engine-able-reach-anywhere-earth-within-2“China Tests Hypersonic Jet Engine That Can Go 16 Times the Speed of Sound” by  Fabienne Langhttps://interestingengineering.com/china-tests-hypersonic-jet-engine-that-can-go-16-times-the-speed-of-sound“Scientists Test Hypersonic Jet Engine Prototype That Could Travel Anywhere On Earth In 2 Hours” by Jack Dunhillhttps://www.iflscience.com/technology/scientists-test-hypersonic-jet-engine-prototype-that-could-travel-anywhere-on-earth-in-2-hours/“How Does a Jet Engine Work” by NASAhttps://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/UEET/StudentSite/engines.html“Aircraft Propeller Basics” by Southern Wingshttps://www.southernwings.co.nz/aircraft-propeller-basics/“Keeping the SR-71 Blackbird (the World's First Stealth Plane) Secret Was Near Impossible” by Robert Beckhusenhttps://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/keeping-the-sr-71-blackbird-the-worlds-first-stealth-plane-17936“SR-71 Blackbird: Stories, Tales, and Legends” by Richard H. Grahamhttps://books.google.com/books?id=ZHkAJAq-2HQC&lpg=PA223&ots=9AS2-nsLCs&dq=limits%20on%20General%20staff%20on%20one%20flight&pg=PA223#v=snippet&q=record&f=falseFollow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.

Fabric with Ears, Dreaming of E.T., Fast Evolution

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 14:13

Today, you'll learn about how researchers at MIT created an incredible new type of fabric that can save thousands of lives, how sleep scientists are explaining alien abductions, and how evolution is being sped up by human beings, causing ripple effects all over the place.We have clothing with speakers, clothing you can hear, but now there's clothing that can hear you. This fabric can hear your heartbeat by Carolyn Wilkehttps://www.sciencenews.org/article/fabric-hear-heartbeat-fiber-vibration-voltage-sound-materialA fabric that “hears” your heart's sounds by Jennifer Chuhttps://news.mit.edu/2022/fabric-acoustic-microphone-0316Researchers Create a Fabric That Can ‘Hear' Your Heartbeat by Margaret Osbornehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-create-a-fabric-that-can-hear-your-heartbeat-180979753/Hear and There: Sounds from Everywhere! by Daniel Henning, Edin Sabic, and Michael C. Houthttps://kids.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/frym.2018.00063Heart Disease Facts by The CDChttps://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/facts.htmElectrical and Electromagnetic Fundamentals by Joseph J. Carrhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/engineering/static-electricitySmart Fibers Could Turn Army Uniforms Into Wearable Computers by Kyle Mizokamihttps://www.popularmechanics.com/military/research/a36732071/army-uniform-fibers-create-wearable-computers/Alien abductions may actually have a scientific explanation - just not the UFO sighting kind you might think. 'Alien abduction' stories may come from lucid dreaming, study hints by Mindy Weisbergerhttps://www.livescience.com/lucid-dreaming-ufo-alien-abductions.htmlCOULD SUSPECTED ALIEN ABDUCTIONS JUST BE … LUCID DREAMING? by Elizabeth Raynehttps://www.syfy.com/syfy-wire/could-suspected-alien-abductions-be-lucid-dreamingHow Betty and Barney Hill's Alien Abduction Story Defined the Genre by Linda Lacinahttps://www.history.com/news/first-alien-abduction-account-barney-betty-hillIs it normal to believe you have been abducted by aliens? by Dr. Ema Sullivan-Bissetthttps://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/perspective/abducted-by-aliens.aspxSleep Paralysis SourcesSleep paralysis and folklore by Ann M. Coxhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5167075/Sleep Paralysis in Brazilian Folklore and Other Cultures: A Brief Review by José F. R. de Sá and Sérgio A. Mota-Rolimhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5013036/Can we speed up evolution? Humans didn't think so, but we inadvertently are. A New Database Reveals How Much Humans Are Messing With Evolution by Amit Katwalahttps://www.wired.com/story/database-humans-messing-with-evolution/Uncovering the underlying patterns in contemporary evolution by McGill University Newsroomhttps://www.mcgill.ca/newsroom/channels/news/uncovering-underlying-patterns-contemporary-evolution-336562Pollution Facts & Types of Pollution by Alina Bradford https://www.livescience.com/22728-pollution-facts.htmlFollow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate— for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.

Death to Skeeters, Swapping Saliva, Messing with Lightspeed

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 13:34

Today, you'll learn about a brilliant biotechnology that is turning mosquitoes against themselves, how babies use a slimy indicator to figure out who can be trusted and the freaky things that would happen if we messed with the speed of light.Hate mosquitos? These modified mosquitoes do, too. Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes may soon be buzzing in Florida and California. Here's why. by Ryan W. Millerhttps://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2022/03/08/genetically-modified-mosquitoes-florida-california/9424548002/2 Billion Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Cleared for Release in California and Florida by Ed Carahttps://gizmodo.com/2-billion-genetically-modified-mosquitoes-cleared-for-r-1848630797California's first lab-grown mosquitoes may take flight—stirring controversy by Lisa M. Kriegerhttps://phys.org/news/2022-03-california-lab-grown-mosquitoes-flightstirring-controversy.htmlMalaria's Impact Worldwide by The CDChttps://www.cdc.gov/malaria/malaria_worldwide/impact.htmlMosquitoes and Disease by Illinois Department of Public Healthhttp://www.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/pcmosquitoes.htmWant a baby to trust you? Try sharing some spit. Babies may use saliva sharing to figure out relationships by Erin Garcia de Jesúshttps://www.sciencenews.org/article/baby-saliva-spit-sharing-relationships-kiss-foodKids attend to saliva sharing to infer social relationships by Christine Fawcetthttps://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abn5157Babies can tell who has close relationships based on one clue: saliva by Anne Traftonhttps://news.mit.edu/2022/babies-relationships-saliva-0120When babies see people swap spit, they know what's what by Juan Siliezarhttps://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abn5157 Let's keep lightspeed where it's at. Just trust us here. What would happen if the speed of light was much slower? by Ashley P. Taylorhttps://www.livescience.com/what-if-speed-of-light-slowed-downWhat Is Relativity? by Michael Schirberhttps://www.livescience.com/32216-what-is-relativity.htmlWhat time is it? That depends on how fast you're traveling. by American Museum of Natural Historyhttps://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/einstein/time/time-machines'A Slower Speed of Light' turns the strangeness of near-light speed travel into a game by Janus Kopfsteinhttps://www.theverge.com/gaming/2012/11/6/3608218/a-slower-speed-of-lightHow Fast is the Speed of Light by LTP NASAhttps://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/Numbers/Math/Mathematical_Thinking/how_fast_is_the_speed.htm#:~:text=Light%20travels%20at%20a%20constant,7.5%20times%20in%20one%20second.How Fast is the World's Fastest Human? By Kara Rogershttps://www.britannica.com/story/how-fast-is-the-worlds-fastest-human#:~:text=Speed%20is%20the%20rate%20at,was%2010.44%20meters%20per%20second.The Doppler Effect by the Physics Classroomhttps://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/waves/Lesson-3/The-Doppler-EffectThe Most Extreme Human Spaceflight Records by Mike Wallhttps://www.space.com/11337-human-spaceflight-records-50th-anniversary.htmlFollow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.

Otterly Amazing, Let's Go Bananas, Blingy Mayan Grills

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 13:17

Today, you'll learn about the cutest warriors helping humans on the front lines in the fight against climate change, an important new study that reveals how you can add years to your life, yes… years, and an ancient Mayan dental practice that added some flashy bling to their teeth.Otter's holding hands? Adorable, AND these little cuties are on the front lines of climate change. The Cutest Way to Fight Climate Change? Send in the Otters by Matt Simonhttps://www.wired.com/story/the-cutest-way-to-fight-climate-change-send-in-the-otters/Sea otter by Monterey Bay Aquariumhttps://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/animals-a-to-z/sea-otterHow sea otters can fight climate change by Ula Chrobakhttps://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210914-how-sea-otters-help-fight-climate-changeWhy combatting climate change just got a whole lot cuter by Carley Gomezhttps://www.abc10.com/article/tech/science/climate-change/combatting-climate-change/103-80d00b4a-adc0-4781-837a-aae073fa5bf1Companies hoping to grow carbon-sucking kelp may be rushing ahead of the science by James Templehttps://www.technologyreview.com/2021/09/19/1035889/kelp-carbon-removal-seaweed-sinking-climate-change/#:~:text=An%20expert%20panel%20assembled%20by,of%20carbon%20dioxide%20per%20year.Here are the 10 most popular cars in Boston by Jack Pickell​​https://www.boston.com/uncategorized/car-culture/2018/09/12/most-popular-cars-in-boston/#:~:text=The%20Boston%20Globe%20analyzed%20data,according%20to%20the%20newspaper's%20analysis.We all know we should eat healthy - but did you know it could add YEARS to your life? Yes. Years. Changing your diet could add up to 13 years to your life, study says by Sandee LaMottehttps://www.cnn.com/2022/02/08/health/longer-life-diet-wellness/index.htmlEstimating impact of food choices on life expectancy: A modeling study by Lars T. Fadnes, Jan-Magnus Økland, Øystein A. Haaland, and Kjell Arne Johansson https://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1003889Dietary changes may extend life span by up to 10 years by Robby Bermanhttps://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/can-dietary-changes-extend-life-spanEating Less Red Meat and More of These ‘Key 3' Foods Could Add 10 Years to Your Life Expectancy by Kells McPhillipshttps://www.wellandgood.com/derm-check-winter-skyrizi/America's Women and the Wage Gap by The National Partnership for Women and Familieshttps://www.nationalpartnership.org/our-work/resources/economic-justice/fair-pay/americas-women-and-the-wage-gap.pdfWhy Good Nutrition is Important by Center for Science in the Public Interesthttps://www.cspinet.org/eating-healthy/why-good-nutrition-importantAn ancient Mayan dental practice was all about the bling, baby. The ancient Mayan practice of dental modification by Katelyn Greenhttps://sciworthy.com/what-did-the-ancient-maya-do-to-their-teeth/Mayans: Civilization, Culture & Empire by History.com Editorshttps://www.history.com/topics/ancient-americas/mayaBelize cave was Maya child sacrifice site by Bruce Bowerhttps://www.sciencenews.org/article/belize-cave-was-maya-child-sacrifice-siteThis Exhibition Has Real Bite by Roslyn Sulcashttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/07/arts/design/teetDr. Verdugo's Research Papershttps://www.researchgate.net/scientific-contributions/Cristina-Verdugo-2113635702Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.

To the Moon Artemis, Oh Snap!, The Skunky Funk of Cannabis

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 14:19

Today, you'll learn about a super exciting space program, blasting off in a few months, that will take us back to the moon for the first time in 50 years, how the simple snap of your fingers actually involves some cool physics and the chemistry behind the skunky stank of cannabis.We're going back to the moon, for the first time in 50 years! NASAArtemis-I: https://www.nasa.gov/artemisprogramArtemis: https://www.nasa.gov/specials/artemis/Artemis Program: https://www.nasa.gov/artemisprogramAround the Moon with NASA's First Launch of SLS with Orion: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/around-the-moon-with-nasa-s-first-launch-of-sls-with-orionNASA Readies Rocket for Artemis I Wet Dress Rehearsal: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-readies-rocket-for-artemis-i-wet-dress-rehearsalThe Artemis Plan: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/artemis_plan-20200921.pdfRocket Weight and Thrust: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/sls_reference_guide_2022_web.pdfNASA's Artemis 1 moon rocket reaches the launch pad by Brendan Byrnehttps://www.npr.org/2022/03/18/1087417075/nasas-artemis-1-moon-rocket-reaches-the-launch-padNASA's Artemis program will land the first person of color on the moon by Ashley Stricklandhttps://www.cnn.com/2021/04/09/world/nasa-artemis-person-of-color-crew-scn/index.htmlNASA's Artemis 1 moon megarocket rolls out to the launch pad today and you can watch it live by Chelsea Gohdhttps://www.space.com/artemis-1-moon-megarocket-rollout-webcastWhy NASA's new ‘Mega Moon Rocket' is so incredible by Adam Mannhttps://www.livescience.com/megamoon-rocket-is-incredibleSpaceX Starship: Stunning Concept Art Reveals NASA's New Lunar Lander by Mike Brownhttps://www.inverse.com/innovation/spacex-starship-nasa-new-concept-artInventions we use everyday that were actually created for space exploration by Josie Greenhttps://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/07/08/space-race-inventions-we-use-every-day-were-created-for-space-exploration/39580591/How Heavy Is A School Bus? (Empty And Full) by Measuring Stuffhttps://measuringstuff.com/how-heavy-is-a-school-bus-empty-and-full/#:~:text=On%20average%2C%20an%20empty%20school,the%20weight%20of%20the%20passengers.Thanos' snap - is it actually possible? We're not only exploring if it'll work but the physics behind snapping your fingers. New high-speed video reveals the physics of a finger snap by Emily Conoverhttps://www.sciencenews.org/article/finger-snap-physics-new-high-speed-video-thanosThe Surprising Physics of Finger Snapping by Karen Hopkinhttps://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/the-surprising-physics-of-finger-snapping/The ultrafast snap of a finger is mediated by skin friction by Raghav Acharya, Elio J. Challita, Mark Ilton and M. Saad Bhamlahttps://royalsocietypublishing.org/rsif/doi/10.1098/rsif.2021.0672How a Single Finger Snap Became a Scientific Game-Changer by Cayla Mihalovichhttps://www.webmd.com/brain/news/20220224/finger-snap-a-scientific-achievementSnapping your fingers is a move worthy of a professional athlete by Elana Spivackhttps://www.popsci.com/science/finger-snapping-physics/Why does weed smell like… well, weed? Why does cannabis smell skunky? by John Arnsthttps://www.livescience.com/why-cannabis-smells-like-skunkGreat News, Scientists Finally Figured Out Why Cannabis Smells 'Skunky' by Carly Cassellahttps://www.sciencealert.com/we-finally-know-why-cannabis-smells-skunk-y-and-the-answer-could-hold-health-benefitsHere's the chemistry behind marijuana's skunky scent by Ariana Remmelhttps://www.sciencenews.org/article/marijuana-skunk-smell-cannabis-pot-plant-chemistryFollow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.

Dirty Disinfectant, Hot Iron Blobs, Infinite Versions of You

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 15:39

Today, you'll learn about how some cleaning products in your kitchen may be terrible for the environment even though they're labeled “green,” hot blobs of iron playing games with Earth's magnetic field and how some far-out theories in physics predict there are infinite versions of you.Your green cleaning products may not actually be so clean OR green. How do household cleaning products affect the environment? by Alexandra Franklin-Cheunghttps://www.sciencefocus.com/planet-earth/how-do-household-cleaning-products-affect-the-environment/Household Cleaning Products Market by Precedence Researchhttps://www.precedenceresearch.com/household-cleaning-products-marketAre your cleaning products really green? Here's how to tell. by Shaena Montanarihttps://www.popsci.com/story/environment/sustainable-cleaning-products/EPA.govIdentifying Greener Cleaning Productshttps://www.epa.gov/greenerproducts/identifying-greener-cleaning-productsEPA Safer Choice-Certified Product Searchhttps://www.epa.gov/saferchoice/productsEPA DfE-Certified Product Searchhttps://www.epa.gov/pesticide-labels/dfe-certified-disinfectantsThe Effects: Dead Zones and Harmful Algal Bloomshttps://www.epa.gov/nutrientpollution/effects-dead-zones-and-harmful-algal-bloomsHow to find ‘green' cleaning products that get the job done by Laura Dailyhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/choosing-green-cleaning-products/2021/08/23/e7a20ba4-fea2-11eb-ba7e-2cf966e88e93_story.htmlMicroplastics are everywhere — but are they harmful? By XiaoZhi Limhttps://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01143-3Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act of 2021 by Breast Cancer Prevention Partnershttps://www.bcpp.org/resource/cosmetic-fragrance-and-flavor-ingredient-right-to-know-act-of-2021/Hot blobs of iron playing games with Earth's magnetic field. The Magnetic North Pole Is Rapidly Moving Because of Some Blobs by Jennifer Lemanhttps://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/a32496561/why-magnetic-north-pole-moving/The north magnetic pole is leaving Canada for Siberia. These 'blobs' may be the reason why. by Laura Geggelhttps://www.livescience.com/magnetic-north-pole-to-siberia.htmlFact check: A compass is oriented to the Earth's magnetic field lines, doesn't prove flat earth by Kate S. Petersenhttps://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2022/02/22/fact-check-compass-works-globe-because-magnetic-field-lines/6848272001/Strong planetary magnetic fields like Earth's may protect oceans from stellar storms by Royal Astronomical Societyhttps://phys.org/news/2019-03-strong-planetary-magnetic-fields-earth.htmlOrigins of Earth's magnetic field remain a mystery by Jennifer Chuhttps://news.mit.edu/2020/origins-earth-magnetic-field-mystery-0408When north goes south: Is Earth's magnetic field flipping? by Chris Holthttps://astronomy.com/news/2021/09/when-north-goes-south-is-earths-magnetic-field-flippingFlip Flop: Why Variations in Earth's Magnetic Field Aren't Causing Today's Climate Change By Alan Buis, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratoryhttps://climate.nasa.gov/ask-nasa-climate/3104/flip-flop-why-variations-in-earths-magnetic-field-arent-causing-todays-climate-changeHow some far-out theories in physics predict there are infinite versions of you. Parallel Worlds Exist and Interact With Our World, Say Physicists by Bryan Nelsonhttps://www.treehugger.com/parallel-worlds-exist-and-interact-with-our-world-say-4863488Do parallel universes exist? We might live in a multiverse. by Vicky Stein and Daisy Dobrijevichttps://www.space.com/32728-parallel-universes.htmlThe Real Science of the Multiverse by Jess Romeohttps://daily.jstor.org/the-real-science-of-the-multiverse/What is multiverse theory by Paul Sutterhttps://www.livescience.com/multiverseAre Many Worlds and the Multiverse the Same Idea? by Sean Carrollhttps://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/are-many-worlds-and-the-multiverse-the-same-ideaThe weirdest idea in quantum physics is catching on: There may be endless worlds with countless versions of you. By Corey S. Powellhttps://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/weirdest-idea-quantum-physics-catching-there-may-be-endless-worlds-ncna1068706Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.

Sex! And COVID, The Biggest Comet Ever, Wave of The Future

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 14:30

Today, you'll learn about the surprising sexual implications of the COVID pandemic, if the biggest comet ever discovered is going to end the world and how the natural power built into the ocean could, one day, power a bunch of stuff on land.Even though we were all home during the pandemic, something else was on the rise. Covid chaos fueled another public health crisis: STDs by Alice Miranda Ollsteinhttps://www.politico.com/news/2022/03/12/covid-std-crisis-00015717Why sexual identities shifted during the pandemic by Jessica Kleinhttps://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20220224-why-sexual-identities-shifted-during-the-pandemicThe pandemic offered a unique chance for many people to come out as queer by Anna Iovinehttps://mashable.com/article/covid-coming-out-queer-lgbtq-pandemicScientists discovered the biggest comet ever - will it end the world? Largest comet ever observed bumps Hale-Bopp from pedestal by Stephanie Pappas https://www.livescience.com/bernardinelli-bernstein-comet-largestThe Most Monstrous Comet Ever Known Is Headed Straight for Us by David Axehttps://www.thedailybeast.com/the-biggest-comet-ever-discovered-bernardinelli-bernstein-is-headed-our-wayThe 'megacomet' Bernardinelli-Bernstein is the find of a decade. Here's the discovery explained. by Meghan Bartelshttps://www.space.com/giant-comet-bernardinelli-bernstein-discovery-size-activityMega Comet Arriving From the Oort Cloud Is 85 Miles Wide by George Dvorskyhttps://gizmodo.com/bernardinelli-bernstein-biggest-comet-ever-1848502226Comets by NASAhttps://solarsystem.nasa.gov/asteroids-comets-and-meteors/comets/overviewOort Cloud by NASAhttps://solarsystem.nasa.gov/solar-system/oort-cloud/overview/People on land are trying to access the power of the ocean - here's how. The US Is Finally Trying to Unlock the Power of Wave Energy by ​​Ysabelle Kempehttps://grist.org/technology/the-u-s-is-finally-looking-to-unlock-the-potential-of-wave-energy/https://www.wired.com/story/the-us-is-finally-trying-to-unlock-the-power-of-wave-energy/Federal spending bill expected to aid Oregon State wave energy, wildfire and mass timber projects by Sean Nealonhttps://today.oregonstate.edu/news/federal-spending-bill-expected-aid-oregon-state-wave-energy-wildfire-and-mass-timber-projectsEuropean Marine Energy Centre - About Ushttps://www.emec.org.uk/about-us/Can shore-based wave power unlock clean, affordable ocean energy? by Julian Spectorhttps://www.canarymedia.com/articles/ocean-energy/is-shore-based-wave-power-the-key-to-unlocking-affordable-clean-energy-from-the-seaNREL continues to explore marine wave energy by Ryan Kennedyhttps://pv-magazine-usa.com/2022/02/16/nrel-continues-to-explore-marine-wave-energy/Wave Energy Market to See Booming Growth | Eco Wave Power, Carnegie Clean Energy, Mocean Energy by Newsmantraahttps://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/wave-energy-market-to-see-booming-growth-eco-wave-power-carnegie-clean-energy-mocean-energyIt's settled: Where The Wave first started by Doug Williamshttps://www.espn.com/blog/playbook/fandom/post/_/id/18888/its-settled-where-the-wave-first-startedScientists Figured Out How And When Our Sun Will Die, And It's Going To Be Epic by Michelle Starrhttps://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-figured-out-how-and-when-our-sun-will-die-and-it-s-going-to-be-epicFollow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.

Monsters Inside Me: Sleeper Cells

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 41:19

A creature feeds on the brain tissue of a young boy after he ingests worm eggs, and a killer works its way through the body of a Vietnam veteran, laying waste to his organs and lymph system.For more shocking, true stories about mysterious illnesses caused by parasites, check out Animal Planet's new podcast, Monsters Inside Me. Follow wherever you get your podcasts.

Tripping to Run, Everest's Warning, Investigating Planet 9

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 16:48

Today, you'll learn about trippy psychedelic drugs that could alter everything we know about mental health, a glacier on Mount Everest that is literally blowing away and an object in the far reaches of our solar system that may or may not be there.Psychedelic drugs are making a comeback, but not on the party scene. They could be the future of mental health.The Future of Psychedelic Science by Ryan O'Harehttps://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/220873/the-future-psychedelic-science/About Us by Imperial Centre for Psychedelic Researchhttps://www.imperial.ac.uk/psychedelic-research-centreBack to the future: Psychedelic drugs in psychiatry by Peter Grinspoon, MDhttps://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/back-to-the-future-psychedelic-drugs-in-psychiatry-202106222508The Future Of Psychedelic Medicine Might Skip The Trip by Will Yakowiczhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/willyakowicz/2021/06/23/the-future-of-psychedelic-medicine-might-skip-the-trip-rick-doblin-bryan-roth-mindmed-darpa-mapsThe worldview-changing drugs poised to go mainstream by Ed Prideauxhttps://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210906-what-if-everyone-took-psychedelicsTop 10 Hardest-Throwing Pitchers in Baseball by Matthew Jussimhttps://www.mensjournal.com/sports/top-10-hardest-throwing-pitchers-baseball/How Dock Ellis dropped acid and threw a no-hitter by Larry Getlenhttps://nypost.com/2014/08/31/pitcher-dock-ellis-dropped-acid-then-threw-a-no-hitter/A glacier on Mount Everest is literally blowing away. Everest's Highest Glacier has Lost 2,000 Years of Ice in 30 Years by Brandon Specktor https://www.livescience.com/mt-everest-highest-glacier-rapid-ice-retreatBehind the Scenes of a Comprehensive Scientific Expedition to Mt. Everest by Sandra Elvin, Pete Athans, Paul Mayewski, Jiban Ghimire, Aurora C. Elmore, and Valerie Craighttps://www.cell.com/one-earth/fulltext/S2590-3322(20)30536-4Glaciers are shrinking fast. Scientists are rushing to figure out how fast by Rebecca Hersherhttps://www.npr.org/2022/02/08/1079227805/glaciers-are-shrinking-fast-scientists-are-rushing-to-figure-out-how-fastEverest expedition with 6 CCI scientists sets 3 world records by UMaine News (Contact: Beth Staples)https://umaine.edu/news/blog/2021/10/06/everest-expedition-with-6-cci-scientists-sets-3-world-records/25 of the strangest Guinness World Records ever by USA Today Travelhttps://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/travel/news/2019/10/11/guinness-world-records-25-strangest-records-ever/40145381/What is a glacier? by National Snow & Ice Data Centerhttps://nsidc.org/cryosphere/glaciers/questions/what.htmlWhy That Giant Ice Cube Is in Your Drink by Anna Archibaldhttps://www.thrillist.com/culture/why-that-giant-ice-cube-in-your-cocktail-is-really-importantAn object in the far reaches of our solar system may or may not actually exist, but scientists are trying to find out for sure.If Planet Nine exists, why has no one seen it? by Zaria Gorvetthttps://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210216-the-massive-planet-scientists-cant-findUncovering the mystery of Planet Nine by Lucy Freemanhttps://www.bbcearth.com/news/uncovering-the-mystery-of-planet-ninePLANET 9: OLD DATA COULD UNCOVER THE SOLAR SYSTEM'S NEWEST WORLD, 38 YEARS LATE by Passant Rabiehttps://www.inverse.com/science/have-scientists-actually-found-planet-9Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.

Pee Pee Concrete, Black Diamond from Space, Electric Plane

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 14:39

Today, you'll learn about an unusual proposal to use human tinkle to make buildings on Mars, a billion-year-old black diamond with an interstellar history and what it's going to take for airplanes to become totally electric. A very unusual proposal to use human waste products could allow us to build on Mars. Researchers propose making concrete with human bodily fluids by Hunter Dulayhttps://sciworthy.com/researchers-propose-making-concrete-with-human-bodily-fluids/Mars explorers might make concrete-like materials from their own blood and urine by Amanda Kooserhttps://www.cnet.com/science/mars-explorers-might-make-concrete-like-materials-from-their-own-blood-and-urine/Concrete on Mars Could Literally Be Made Out of Astronaut Blood, Sweat, And Tears by Michelle Starrhttps://www.sciencealert.com/mars-concrete-could-be-made-out-of-alien-dust-and-astronaut-bloodBlood, sweat, and tears: extraterrestrial regolith biocomposites with in vivo binders by A.D. Roberts, D.R. Whittall, R. Breitling, E.Takano, J.J. Blaker, S.Hay, and N.S. Scruttonhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2590006421000442#!A Brief History of the Flush Toilet by The British Association of Urological Surgeonshttps://www.baus.org.uk/museum/164/a_brief_history_of_the_flush_toiletWhat is Plasma? by University of Rochester Health Encyclopediahttps://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?ContentTypeID=160&ContentID=37#:~:text=The%20main%20role%20of%20plasma,blood%20through%20your%20circulatory%20system.A billion-year-old black diamond has an interstellar - and very rich - history.  The Enigma: Billion-year-old black diamond sold for £3.16m by BBC Newshttps://www.bbc.com/news/business-60328375A Huge Black Diamond, Purportedly From Outer Space, Is Now Up for Sale by Corryn Wetzelhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/a-massive-black-diamond-claimed-to-come-from-space-is-going-on-sale-180979438/55-sided, 555-carat 'Enigma' black diamond (potentially from space) goes on sale by Harry Bakerhttps://www.livescience.com/enigma-black-diamond-auctionEnigma Black Diamond Sells For $4.3 Million At Auction by Tanya Klichhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/tanyaklich/2022/02/09/enigma-black-diamond-sells-for-43-million-at-sothebys-auction/?sh=4d190d59361cHow an Ad Campaign Invented the Diamond Engagement Ring by Uri Friedmanhttps://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/02/how-an-ad-campaign-invented-the-diamond-engagement-ring/385376/We have electric cars, but what's it going to take for airplanes to become totally electric? What It'll Take to Get Electric Planes Off the Ground by Gregory Barberhttps://www.wired.com/story/what-itll-take-to-get-electric-planes-off-the-ground/The challenges and opportunities of battery-powered flight by Venkatasubramanian Viswanathan, Alan H. Epstein, Yet-Ming Chiang, Esther Takeuchi, Marty Bradley, John Langford & Michael Winter https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-04139-1Electric Planes Are Coming Sooner Than You Think by Elissa Garayhttps://www.afar.com/magazine/electric-planes-are-coming-sooner-than-you-thinkWorld's first electric plane start up parts ways with CEO in mysterious rift by Jennifer Kornhttps://www.cnn.com/2022/02/17/tech/eviation-ceo-exit/index.htmlFollow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.

Arctic Alien-ish Life, A Nuclear Donut, Babies Curing HIV

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 15:39

Today, you'll learn about how alien-like life figured out a bizarre way to survive at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean, a donut-shaped machine that just set a bunch of records in the world of nuclear fusion and how babies are becoming superheroes in the fight against cancer and HIV.Learn about how alien-like life figured out how to survive at the bottom of the Arctic ocean. 'Alien-like' life thrives on dead matter in Arctic deep by Helen Briggshttps://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-60308650Fossil-eating sponges discovered in the Arctic by James Ashworthhttps://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/news/2022/february/fossil-eating-sponges-discovered-Arctic.htmlGiant sponge gardens discovered on seamounts in the Arctic deep sea by Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiologyhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/02/220208113915.htm890-Million-Year-Old Fossills Are Sponges, Oldest Animals: Study by Abby Olenahttps://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/890-million-year-old-fossils-are-sponges-oldest-animals-study-69031Deep-sea sponges: Biotechnology and the blue economy by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationshttps://www.fao.org/3/cb2738en/cb2738en.pdfThis donut isn't what you think - it could set records in the world of nuclear fusion. A giant donut-shaped machine just proved a near-limitless clean power source is possible by Danya Gainor and Angela Dewanhttps://www.cnn.com/2022/02/09/uk/nuclear-fusion-climate-energy-scn-intl/index.htmMajor breakthrough on nuclear fusion energy by Jonathan Amoshttps://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-60312633Nuclear-fusion reactor smashes energy record by Elizabeth Gibneyhttps://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-00391-1The new heroes in the fight against HIV are not who you expect: they're babies! A Woman Is Cured of H.I.V. Using a Novel Treatment by Apoorva Mandavillihttps://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/15/health/hiv-cure-cord-blood.htmlTesting cord blood transplants as a cure for leukemia — and HIV by Sabin Russellhttps://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2022/03/hiv-cure-cord-blood.htmlProgress in HIV/AIDS cure: N.Y. woman is free of HIV for 4 years by Leila Fadel interviews Dr. Carlos del Riohttps://www.npr.org/2022/02/21/1082079030/progress-in-hiv-aids-cure-n-y-woman-is-free-of-hiv-for-4-yearsA third person has been cured of HIV, scientists report by Nicoletta Lanese https://www.livescience.com/third-person-cured-hiv-stem-cell-transplant-from-cord-bloodAbout HIV/Aids and Treatment by the CDChttps://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/whatishiv.htmlhttps://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/livingwithhiv/treatment.htmlFollow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.

Covid's Bright Side, Frogs Out on a Limb, Fertilizing Fuel

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 15:56

Today, you'll learn about how COVID-19 may have revamped cities for the better, astounding new technology that could one day regrow human limbs and how an agricultural fertilizer is going from feeding the world to potentially powering the world.The pandemic changed more than just our home lives, it also changed the way we live in our cities. The Pandemic Might Have Redesigned Cities Forever by Adam Rogershttps://www.wired.com/story/the-pandemic-might-have-redesigned-cities-forever/Pandemic-led decline of US cities may be reversing by Howard Schneiderhttps://www.reuters.com/world/the-great-reboot/pandemic-led-decline-us-cities-may-be-reversing-2021-05-04/Car-Free Transportation Gets Boost from U.S. Grant Program by Laura Blisshttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-29/bike-pedestrian-infrastructure-favored-in-raise-grantsPandemic-era Street Spaces: Parklets, Patios, and the Future of the Public Realm by John Belahttps://dirt.asla.org/2021/09/09/pandemic-era-street-spaces-parklets-patios-and-the-future-of-the-public-realm/The Status of Outdoor Dining Across the Country by Amy McCarthyhttps://www.eater.com/22833407/pandemic-outdoor-dining-america-impact-neighborhoodsFrogs found new legs with and exciting new breakthrough in limb regeneration.A new device helps frogs regrow working legs after an amputation by Carolyn Wilkehttps://www.sciencenews.org/article/frog-leg-regeneration-new-device-regrow-amputationFrogs regrow amputated legs in breakthrough experiment by Patrick Pesterhttps://www.livescience.com/frogs-regrow-amputated-legs-in-labCould Humans Ever Regenerate a Limb? by Jesse Emspakhttps://www.livescience.com/59194-could-humans-ever-regenerate-limbs.htmlHow do we use frogs in research? by The Francis Crick Institutehttps://www.crick.ac.uk/news/2019-12-16_how-do-we-use-frogs-in-researchScientists regrow frog's lost leg by Tufts Universityhttps://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/940952Ammonia gets a bad rap, but a new “green” ammonia may be our solution to net zero carbon emissions.Can ‘Green' Ammonia Be a Climate Fix? by Nicola Joneshttps://www.wired.com/story/can-green-ammonia-be-a-climate-fix/Green ammonia could produce climate-friendly ways to store energy and fertilize farms by Stephen Orneshttps://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2119584118Ammonia: zero-carbon fertiliser, fuel and energy store by The Royal Societyhttps://royalsociety.org/topics-policy/projects/low-carbon-energy-programme/green-ammoniaSatellite Data Detects Hundreds of New Sources of Ammonia Pollution by Jason Daleyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/satellite-data-detects-hundreds-new-sources-ammonia-pollution-180970967/Watch this TED talk to get up to speed on green ammonia and shipping by Maria Gallucci https://www.canarymedia.com/articles/sea-transport/watch-this-ted-talk-to-get-up-to-speed-on-green-ammonia-and-shippingFollow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.

Volcanic Violence, a Salt & Battery, Crustacean Conspiracy

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 15:34

Today, you'll learn about a massively mysterious volcanic explosion that literally sent shockwaves around the world, how salty batteries are set to sweeten the competition in the energy storage industry and how scientists have no idea why animals keep evolving into crabs.A volcanic eruption off the coast of Tonga affected the entire world. Scientists are Racing to Understand the Fury of Tonga's Volcano by Robin Andrewshttps://www.wired.com/story/tonga-volcano-eruption-science/Tonga Shrouded by Ash and Mystery After Powerful Volcano Erupts By Natasha Frost, Mitra Taj and Eric Nagourneyhttps://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/16/world/asia/tonga-tsunami-peru.htmlExperts explain why Tonga eruption was so big by Nick Perryhttps://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/experts-explain-why-tonga-eruption-was-so-bigWhy the Tongan eruption will go in the history of volcanology by Alexandra Witzehttps://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-00394-yNASA scientists estimate Tonga blast at 10 megatons by Geoff Brumfielhttps://www.npr.org/2022/01/18/1073800454/nasa-scientists-estimate-tonga-blast-at-10-megatonsWill sodium-based batteries be the future of electronics? Facts about Sodium by Stephanie Pappashttps://www.livescience.com/28820-sodium.htmlSodium - Chemical Element by The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannicahttps://www.britannica.com/science/sodium#ref278871A Brief History of Salt by Time Staffhttps://time.com/3957460/a-brief-history-of-salt/Sodium Batteries May Power Your New Electric Car by Gregory Barberhttps://www.wired.com/story/sodium-batteries-power-new-electric-car/Sodium batteries are one step closer to saving you from a mobile phone fire by Robert F. Servicehttps://www.science.org/content/article/sodium-batteries-are-one-step-closer-saving-you-mobile-phone-fireWhy do animals keep evolving into crabs? Animals Keep Evolving Into Crabs, and Scientists Don't Know Why by Ed Brownehttps://www.newsweek.com/crabs-evolved-five-times-carcinization-scientists-dont-know-why-1638921#:~:text=It%27s%20true%3A%20Crabs%20keep%20turning,use%20for%20over%20140%20yearsWhy everything eventually becomes a crab by Sara Kiley Watsonhttps://www.popsci.com/story/animals/why-everything-becomes-crab-meme-carcinization/Animals Keep Evolving Into Crabs, Which Is Somewhat Disturbing by Caroline Delberthttps://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a34389129/crab-evolution-carcinization/Creature Feature - Haunted Beaches: The Fleet-Footed Ghost Crabs by Andrew Hosiehttps://museum.wa.gov.au/creature-feature-haunted-beaches-fleet-footed-ghost-crabsCoconut Crab Claw Strength Rivals Lion's Bite, Study Shows by Landess Kearnshttps://www.huffpost.com/entry/coconut-crab-claw-strength_n_583e0a54e4b0ae0e7cdaa99fFollow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.

16 Psyche, Xenotransplantation, Ocean Waves Become a Rave

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 19:14

Today, you'll learn about a metallic object in space that might be worth seven hundred quintillion dollars, how genetically engineered pig hearts could save tons of human lives and how bioluminescent waves are putting on trippy light shows in the world's oceans.16 Psyche may be worth $700 quintillion dollars, but it'll take a probe visiting the planetesimal to find out. 16 Psyche: An Asteroid once thought to be worth $700 quintillion by Chris Younghttps://interestingengineering.com/asteroid-psyche-700-quintillionAsteroid 16 Psyche Thought to Be Worth $10,000 Quadrillion Could Be a “Rubble Pile” by Aristos Georgiouhttps://www.newsweek.com/asteroid-16-psyche-worth-10000-quadrillion-rubble-pile-159978716 Psyche: The asteroid that could make every person on Earth a billionaire by Paul Ratnerhttps://bigthink.com/hard-science/space-miners-race-to-an-asteroid-worth-quintillions/#rebelltitem2NASA TO STUDY A $700 QUINTILLION ‘GOLDMINE' ASTEROID by Matthew Harthttps://nerdist.com/article/nasa-studying-goldmine-asteroid-700-quintillion-dollars/Hubble Telescope reveals asteroid Psyche's rusty surface by Amy Oliverhttps://earthsky.org/space/hubble-asteroid-psyche-iron-nickel-rust-protoplanet/Science of Psyche: Unique Asteroid Holds Clues to Early Solar System by Naomi Hartonohttps://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/science-of-psyche-unique-asteroid-holds-clues-to-early-solar-systemAsteroid Psyche by NASAhttps://solarsystem.nasa.gov/asteroids-comets-and-meteors/asteroids/16-psyche/in-depth/One man was the lucky recipient of a heart transplant from an unlikely source - can organs from animals help humans? Will animal-to-human organ transplants overcome their complicated history? by Laura Beilhttps://www.sciencenews.org/article/animal-human-organ-transplants-pig-kidney-heart-historyMan gets genetically modified pig heart in world-first transplant by BBC News with analysis by Michelle Robertshttps://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-59944889First-ever pig-to-human heart transplant offers hope for thousands in need of organs by Karen Weintraubhttps://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2022/01/10/human-pig-heart-transplant/9152951002/The ethics of a second chance: Pig heart transplant recipient stabbed a man seven times years ago by Lizzie Johnson and William Wanhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2022/01/13/pig-heart-transplant-stabbing-david-bennett/Bioluminescent waves are lighting up the oceans for swimmers and sealife alike. Dolphins, Surfers and Waves Sparkle in Bright Blue Bioluminescent Glow Off California Coast by Katherine J. Wuhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dolphins-waves-sparkle-bioluminescent-glow-california-coast-180974766/The science behind bioluminescent waves by Harry Bakerhttps://marinemadness.blog/2020/05/12/the-science-behind-bioluminescent-waves/Bioluminescent Waves Light Up the Shoreline by Amanda Maxwellhttps://now.northropgrumman.com/bioluminescent-waves-light-up-the-shoreline/Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to get smarter with Calli and Nate — for free! Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.

Introducing: Curiosity Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2022 2:49

The award-winning Curiosity Daily podcast from Curiosity.com will help you get smarter about the world around you — every day. In less than 10 minutes, you'll get a unique mix of research-based life hacks, the latest science and technology news, and more. Nate Bonham and Calli Gade will help you learn about your mind and body, outer space and the depths of the sea, and how history shaped the world into what it is today.Head to discovery+ to stream even more science content, from Animal Planet to Science Channel. Go to discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms Apply. 

From the Archives: Where Does Mold Come From?

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 11:08

This episode originally aired on 4/3/2020. New episodes coming soon. Learn about the shocking prevalence of torture scenes in movies; why durian, the world's smelliest fruit, smells so bad; and where mold comes from.Torture is prevalent and effective in movies (but not in real life) by Kelsey DonkTorture Prevalent, Effective in Popular Movies, Study Finds – University of Alabama News | The University of Alabama. (2020). Ua.Edu. https://www.ua.edu/news/2020/01/torture-prevalent-effective-in-popular-movies-study-finds/Delehanty, C., & Kearns, E. (2019). Wait, There's Torture in Zootopia?: Examining the Prevalence of Torture in Popular Movies. SSRN Electronic Journal. https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3342908Scientists discovered why durian is the world's smelliest fruit by Kelsey DonkA Love Letter to a Smelly Fruit. (2013, December 3). The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/08/travel/a-love-letter-to-a-smelly-fruit.htmlDiscovering what makes durian stink. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-02/lfla-dwm022820.phpIdentification of an Important Odorant Precursor in Durian: First Evidence of Ethionine in Plants. (2019). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.jafc.9b07065Maninang, J. S., Lizada, M. C. C., & Gemma, H. (2009). Inhibition of aldehyde dehydrogenase enzyme by Durian (Durio zibethinus Murray) fruit extract. Food Chemistry, 117(2), 352–355. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2009.03.106Ethanethiol - American Chemical Society. (2020). American Chemical Society. https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/molecule-of-the-week/archive/e/ethanethiol.htmlWhere does mold come from? by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from Tim)USDA FSIS. (2013). Molds on Food: Are They Dangerous? https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/connect/a87cdc2c-6ddd-49f0-bd1f-393086742e68/Molds_on_Food.pdf?MOD=AJPERESStradley, L. (2016, April 5). Food Molds – Are Molds Dangerous. What's Cooking America. https://whatscookingamerica.net/Q-A/Mold.htmCenter for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. (2019). BAM Chapter 18. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. https://www.fda.gov/food/laboratory-methods-food/bam-yeasts-molds-and-mycotoxinsWant to learn even more? Head to discovery+ to stream from some of your favorite shows. Go to discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.

From the Archives: The Academic Benefits of Emotional Intelligence

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 11:12

From the Archives: Where Dogs Get Their Personalities

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 9:59

This episode originally aired on 10/4/2019. New episodes coming soon. Learn about how dogs' personalities are rooted in their DNA; one skill that doesn't get worse as you get older; and how your sense of smell works.In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes:Dogs' Personalities Are Rooted in Their DNA — https://curiosity.im/2OfDwvJScientists Have Identified One Skill that Doesn't Deteriorate with Age — https://curiosity.im/2LwW5tmAdditional resources discussed:How does the sense of smell work? | HowStuffWorks — https://health.howstuffworks.com/mental-health/human-nature/perception/question139.htmHuman Nose Can Detect a Trillion Smells | Science — https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2014/03/human-nose-can-detect-trillion-smellsWant to learn even more? Head to discovery+ to stream from some of your favorite shows. Go to discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.

From the Archives: Why You Yawn During Exercise

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 10:29

This episode originally aired on 2/28/2020. New episodes coming soon. Learn about how quitting smoking may reawaken healthy cells; how researchers figured out how to tell the age of crime scene fingerprints to help investigators; and why you sometimes yawn while exercising or singing.Quitting smoking doesn't just slow lung damage, but can also reawaken undamaged cells by Grant CurrinGallagher, J. (2020, January 29). Lungs “magically” heal damage from smoking. BBC News. https://www.bbc.com/news/health-51279355Pfeifer, G. P. (2020, January 29). Smoke signals in the DNA of normal lung cells. Nature, 578(7794), 224–226. https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-020-00165-7Yoshida, K., Gowers, K. H. C., Lee-Six, H., Chandrasekharan, D. P., Coorens, T., Maughan, E. F., Beal, K., Menzies, A., Millar, F. R., Anderson, E., Clarke, S. E., Pennycuick, A., Thakrar, R. M., Butler, C. R., Kakiuchi, N., Hirano, T., Hynds, R. E., Stratton, M. R., Martincorena, I., … Campbell, P. J. (2020, January 29). Tobacco smoking and somatic mutations in human bronchial epithelium. Nature, 578(7794), 266–272. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-1961-1It's been impossible to tell the age of crime scene fingerprints — until now by Grant CurrinDetermining Fingerprint Age with Mass Spectrometry Imaging via Ozonolysis of Triacylglycerols. (2020, January 3). Analytical Chemistry. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.analchem.9b04765Residues in fingerprints hold clues to their age. (2020, January 22). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-01/acs-rif012220.phpWhy we yawn during exercise by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from Kate in Pennsylvania)Provine, R. R., Tate, B. C., & Geldmacher, L. L. (1987). Yawning: No effect of 3–5% CO2, 100% O2, and exercise. Behavioral and Neural Biology, 48(3), 382–393. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0163-1047(87)90944-7Massen, J. J. M., Dusch, K., Eldakar, O. T., & Gallup, A. C. (2014). A thermal window for yawning in humans: Yawning as a brain cooling mechanism. Physiology & Behavior, 130, 145–148. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2014.03.032The science of the exercise yawn. (2017). Furthermore from Equinox. https://furthermore.equinox.com/articles/2017/09/yawningMcKinney, James C. The Diagnosis and Correction of Vocal Faults. (2005). Google Books. https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=znaCDwAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PA1&dq=singing+yawn&ots=DKpXxdwhGJ&sig=IjgkdxkqyENjWLoXJTDaYB94G30#v=onepage&q=yawn&f=falseWant to learn even more? Head to discovery+ to stream from some of your favorite shows. Go to discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.

From the Archives: A Brain-Training Task to Reduce Motion Sickness

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 11:26

This episode originally aired on 11/5/2020. New episodes coming soon. Learn about a simple brain-training task that may reduce motion sickness, what parasites found in medieval human remains can tell us about eradicating them today, and the two main reasons why everything takes longer than you think it will.A Simple Brain-Training Task May Reduce Motion Sickness by Kelsey DonkYou can train your brain to reduce motion sickness. (2020). Warwick.Ac.Uk. https://warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/you_can_trainSmyth, J., Jennings, P., Bennett, P., & Birrell, S. (2021). A novel method for reducing motion sickness susceptibility through training visuospatial ability – A two-part study. Applied Ergonomics, 90, 103264. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2020.103264Parasitic Worms Found in Medieval Human Remains May Hold the Secret for Eradicating Them Today by Cameron DukeFlammer, P. G., Ryan, H., Preston, S. G., Warren, S., Přichystalová, R., Weiss, R., Palmowski, V., Boschert, S., Fellgiebel, K., Jasch-Boley, I., Kairies, M.-S., Rümmele, E., Rieger, D., Schmid, B., Reeves, B., Nicholson, R., Loe, L., Guy, C., Waldron, T., … Smith, A. L. (2020). Epidemiological insights from a large-scale investigation of intestinal helminths in Medieval Europe. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 14(8), e0008600. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0008600Parasitic worms found in medieval human remains hold secret for eradicating them today. (2020, September). Science | AAAS. https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/09/parasitic-worms-found-medieval-human-remains-hold-secret-eradicating-them-todayIntestinal worms. (2016). World Health Organization. https://www.who.int/intestinal_worms/more/en/The 2 Main Reasons Why Everything Takes Longer Than You Think It Will by Anna ToddOriginal episode: https://www.curiositydaily.com/why-everything-takes-longer-than-you-think-storm-p/Want to learn even more? Head to discovery+ to stream from some of your favorite shows. Go to discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.

From the Archives: Do People Think in Words or Pictures?

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 13:11

This episode originally aired on 2/21/2020. New episodes coming soon. Learn about whether people think in words or in pictures; why brussels sprouts really are tastier than they used to be; and why buying luxury items might make you feel like an impostor.Whether People Think in Words or Pictures by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from Alicia)(2020). Twitter. https://twitter.com/KylePlantEmoji/status/1221713792913965061Heavey, C. L., & Hurlburt, R. T. (2008). The phenomena of inner experience. Consciousness and Cognition, 17(3), 798–810. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2007.12.006Pristine Inner Experience. (2020). Psychology Today. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/pristine-inner-experienceAmit, E., Hoeflin, C., Hamzah, N., & Fedorenko, E. (2017). An asymmetrical relationship between verbal and visual thinking: Converging evidence from behavior and fMRI. NeuroImage, 152, 619–627. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.03.029Why Brussels Sprouts Taste Better Now by Steffie DruckerFrom Culinary Dud To Stud: How Dutch Plant Breeders Built Our Brussels Sprouts Boom. (2019, October 30). NPR.Org. https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/10/30/773457637/from-culinary-dud-to-stud-how-dutch-plant-breeders-built-our-brussels-sprouts-boBeck, A. (2019, November 7). It's Not Your Imagination, Brussels Sprouts Really Do Taste Better Now. Better Homes & Gardens; Better Homes & Gardens. https://www.bhg.com/news/brussels-sprouts-less-bitter/Pearson, H. (2006, September 18). Distaste for sprouts in the genes. Nature. https://doi.org/10.1038/news060918-1Perman, A. (2011, November 1). The “brussels sprouts” gene: TAS2R38 | Anna Perman's Genetic Spaghetti. The Guardian; The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2011/nov/01/brussel-sprout-geneNeuroscience for Kids - Bitter Taste Gene. (2003, July 15). Washington.edu. http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/bitter.htmlMasur, L. (2019, December 26). The Top 10 Food Trends of the Entire Decade. Kitchn; Apartment Therapy, LLC. https://www.thekitchn.com/decade-food-trends-2010-2019-22973978Luxury Buying Makes People Feel Fake by Kelsey DonkLuxury consumption can fuel “impostor syndrome” among some buyers. (2019). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-12/bc-lcc122019.phpWong, K. (2020, January 30). Why Your Designer Bag Is Making You Feel Worse. The Financial Diet. https://thefinancialdiet.com/luxury-consumer-imposter-syndrome/Goor, D., Ordabayeva, N., Keinan, A., & Crener, S. (2019). The Impostor Syndrome from Luxury Consumption. Journal of Consumer Research. https://doi.org/10.1093/jcr/ucz044Want to learn even more? Head to discovery+ to stream from some of your favorite shows. Go to discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.

From the Archives: The 13 Emotions Music Evokes

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 10:36

This episode originally aired on 2/4/2020. New episodes coming soon. Learn about the 13 categories of emotions that music makes you feel; how scientists solved the mystery of two strangely small tyrannosaurus rex fossils; and surprising things that happen to a pregnant person's body.Research Suggests That Music Evokes 13 Key Emotions by Kelsey DonkAnwar, Y. (2020, January 6). Ooh là là! Music evokes at least 13 emotions. Scientists have mapped them. Berkeley News. https://news.berkeley.edu/2020/01/06/music-evokes-13-emotions/Noonan, D. (2020, January 6). Is a Sad Song Sad for Everyone? Scientific American. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-a-sad-song-sad-for-everyone/Cowen, A. S., Fang, X., Sauter, D., & Keltner, D. (2020). What music makes us feel: At least 13 dimensions organize subjective experiences associated with music across different cultures. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(4), 1924–1934. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1910704117Two Tiny T-Rexes Turned Out to Be Teenagers by Mae RiceSecrets behind T. rex's bone crushing bites: T. rex could crush with 8,000 pound bite forces. (2017). ScienceDaily. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170517090520.htmResearchers learn more about teen-age T.Rex. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-01/osuc-rlm122019.phpWoodward, H. N., Tremaine, K., Williams, S. A., Zanno, L. E., Horner, J. R., & Myhrvold, N. (2020). Growing up Tyrannosaurus rex: Osteohistology refutes the pygmy “Nanotyrannus” and supports ontogenetic niche partitioning in juvenile Tyrannosaurus. Science Advances, 6(1), eaax6250. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aax6250Surprising Things Pregnancy Does to the Body by Kelsey DonkNierenberg, C. (2015, May 19). Body Changes During Pregnancy. Livescience.Com; Live Science. https://www.livescience.com/50877-regnancy-body-changes.htmlCatriona Harvey-Jenner. (2017, April 12). 10 weird things you didn't realise happen to your body during pregnancy. Cosmopolitan; Cosmopolitan. https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/body/health/a9266776/weird-things-happen-to-body-during-pregnancy/Cari Wira Dineen. (2016, May 4). Crazy Ways Your Body Changes During Pregnancy. Parents; Parents. https://www.parents.com/pregnancy/my-body/changing/crazy-ways-your-body-changes-during-pregnancy/Want to learn even more? Head to discovery+ to stream from some of your favorite shows. Go to discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.

From the Archives: Earth Is Greener Than Before

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 9:05

This episode originally aired on 1/24/2020. New episodes coming soon. Learn about how AI and Twitter could help you find the perfect job, and how the world is actually a greener place than it was 20 years ago. We'll also answer a listener question about why we use the color “blue” to say we're sad.Job-Matching with Your Tweets by Kelsey DonkSources:Robot career advisor: AI may soon be able to analyse your tweets to match you to a job | The Conversation — https://theconversation.com/robot-career-advisor-ai-may-soon-be-able-to-analyse-your-tweets-to-match-you-to-a-job-128777The Vocation Map (interactive) | Marian-Andrei Rizoiu — http://www.rizoiu.eu/documents/research/resources/Vocation_Map_Interactive.htmlSocial media-predicted personality traits and values can help match people to their ideal jobs | PNAS December 26, 2019 116 (52) 26459-26464; first published December 16, 2019 — https://www.pnas.org/content/116/52/26459Earth Is Greener Than Before by Kelsey DonkSources:Human Activity in China and India Dominates the Greening of Earth, NASA Study Shows | NASA — https://www.nasa.gov/feature/ames/human-activity-in-china-and-india-dominates-the-greening-of-earth-nasa-study-showsChina and India lead in greening of the world through land-use management | Chen, C., Park, T., Wang, X. et al. China and India lead in greening of the world through land-use management. Nat Sustain 2, 122–129 (2019) doi:10.1038/s41893-019-0220-7 — https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-019-0220-7Story 3 by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from Becky and Britni)Sources:Chaucer and the Country of the Stars: Poetic Uses of Astrological Imagery — https://curiosity.im/2NOyLIBblue (adj.1) | Online Etymology Dictionary — https://www.etymonline.com/word/blue?ref=etymonline_crossreference#etymonline_v_13636Drunk and dirty | BBC — http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/yoursay/lost_for_words/german/drunk_and_dirty.shtmlPhilip, Gill. (2006). Connotative Meaning in English and Italian Colour-Word Metaphors. Metaphorik. 10. — https://www.researchgate.net/publication/44707159_Connotative_Meaning_in_English_and_Italian_Colour-Word_MetaphorsWant to learn even more? Head to discovery+ to stream from some of your favorite shows. Go to discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.

From the Archives: Is Cell Phone Radiation Dangerous?

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 9:14

This episode originally aired on 11/22/2019. New episodes coming soon. Learn about how human goals fall into 4 categories; why NASA's Planetary Protection Independent Review Board (PPRIB) says we don't need to be so careful about infecting other worlds; and whether cell phone radiation is actually dangerous.In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following story from Curiosity.com about why a NASA panel says we don't need to be so careful about infecting other worlds: https://curiosity.im/2K3gzJgAdditional sources discussed:Psychologists analyze language to categorize human goals | EurekaAlert! — https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-10/uow-pal102919.phpLexical Derivation of the PINT Taxonomy of Goals: Prominence, Inclusiveness, Negativity Prevention, and Tradition | The Cupola: Scholarship at Gettysburg College — https://cupola.gettysburg.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1092&context=psyfacSpecific Absorption Rate (SAR) for Cellular Telephones | Federal Communications Commission — https://www.fcc.gov/general/specific-absorption-rate-sar-cellular-telephonesThe Truth About Cell Phone Radiation | Forbes — https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2018/02/02/the-truth-about-cell-phone-radiation/#4a98baa192a3Want to learn even more? Head to discovery+ to stream from some of your favorite shows. Go to discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.

From the Archives: Pi Almost Legally Changed to 3.2

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 14:08

This episode originally aired on 3/13/2020. New episodes coming soon. Learn about how speed listening to podcasts (or "podfasting") affects our emotions; the health differences between white and brown rice; and the time pi was once almost legally changed to 3.2.Speed listening's effects on emotion by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from S.P.)Rousseau, S. (2020, January 24). I Tried Listening to Podcasts at 3x and Broke My Brain. Medium; OneZero. https://onezero.medium.com/i-tried-listening-to-podcasts-at-3x-and-broke-my-brain-d8823edecb7cLiebenthal, E., Silbersweig, D. A., & Stern, E. (2016). The Language, Tone and Prosody of Emotions: Neural Substrates and Dynamics of Spoken-Word Emotion Perception. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 10. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2016.00506Murray, I. R., & Arnott, J. L. (1993). Toward the simulation of emotion in synthetic speech: A review of the literature on human vocal emotion. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 93(2), 1097–1108. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.405558Philippou-Hubner, D., Vlasenko, B., Bock, R., & Wendemuth, A. (2012). The Performance of the Speaking Rate Parameter in Emotion Recognition from Speech. 2012 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo. https://doi.org/10.1109/icme.2012.183Kraxenberger, M., Menninghaus, W., Roth, A., & Scharinger, M. (2018). Prosody-Based Sound-Emotion Associations in Poetry. Frontiers in Psychology, 9. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01284The health differences between white and brown rice are dead even by Steffie DruckerWhelan, C. (2017, May 25). Brown Rice vs. White Rice: Which Is Better for You? Healthline; Healthline Media. https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/brown-rice-vs-white-riceAllan, P. (2020, February 19). Is Brown Rice Really That Much Healthier Than White Rice? Lifehacker. https://lifehacker.com/is-brown-rice-really-that-much-healthier-than-white-ric-1820044994Parletta, N. (2018, December 5). Rice is a major source of arsenic exposure. Cosmos Magazine. https://cosmosmagazine.com/biology/rice-is-a-major-source-of-arsenic-exposurePi Was Once Almost Legally Changed to 3.2 by Ashley Hamer: https://curiosity.com/topics/happy-pi-day-how-pi-was-almost-legally-changed-to-32-curiosityWant to learn even more? Head to discovery+ to stream from some of your favorite shows. Go to discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.

From the Archives: Busting the "Only Child" Stereotype

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 9:22

This episode originally aired on 11/26/2019. New episodes coming soon. Learn about a new study that busts the myth of the self-centered only child; why feeding birds in the park may be more destructive than you think; and why the canonical perspective makes everyone draw a coffee cup the same way.In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes:A New Study Busts the Myth of the Self-Centered Only Child — https://curiosity.im/2NQMVt1Why Everyone Draws a Coffee Cup the Same Way — https://curiosity.im/2Xj0RyZAdditional sources:Thoughts About Bread And Angel Wing Deformities | Corvid Isle — https://corvid-isle.co.uk/thoughts-bread-angel-wing-wild-birdsWhy Feeding White Bread to Wild Birds is Killing Them | One Green Planet — https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/feeding-white-bread-to-wild-birds-is-killing-them/Want to learn even more? Head to discovery+ to stream from some of your favorite shows. Go to discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.

From the Archives: Fart Humor History

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 9:07

This episode originally aired on 9/13/2019. New episodes coming soon. Learn about why scientists measured how hard babies kick in the womb; the difference in brain scans between people when they were reading a book versus listening to a podcast; and how long humans have thought farts were funny.In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes:Scientists Have Measured How Hard Babies Kick in the Womb — https://curiosity.im/34wHJRABrain Scans of People Reading and Listening to Podcasts Look the Same — https://curiosity.im/2ZKeFCtWant to learn even more? Head to discovery+ to stream from some of your favorite shows. Go to discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.

Praising Competitors, Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe, Rock Paper Scissors History

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 21:35

Learn about praising competitors; star stuff and gravity assists with the hosts of Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe; and the strange history rock paper scissors.Praising a competitor can lead to greater sales for brands by Steffie DruckerPraise that slays: How complimenting a competitor can drive a firm's revenues. (2021, November 18). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/935291‌Zhou, L., Du, K. M., & Cutright, K. M. (2021). EXPRESS: Befriending the Enemy: The Effects of Observing Brand-to-Brand Praise on Consumer Evaluations and Choices. Journal of Marketing, 002224292110530. https://doi.org/10.1177/00222429211053002Allebach, N. (2019, June 24). Brand Twitter Grows Up. Vulture; Vulture. https://www.vulture.com/2019/06/brand-twitter-jokes-history.htmlMore from Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson, hosts of Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe (listener questions from Peter and Lohith):Pick up their new book “Frequently Asked Questions about the Universe” https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/625525/frequently-asked-questions-about-the-universe-by-jorge-cham-and-daniel-whiteson/Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe podcast: https://sites.uci.edu/danielandjorge/Follow physicist @DanielWhiteson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanielWhitesonFollow cartoonist @PHDComics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PHDComicsThe Strange History of Rock Paper Scissors by Cody GoughNunn, E. (2003, December 3). Victory at hand. Chicago Tribune. https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-2003-12-03-0312030085-story.htmlWorld RPS society. (2022). Worldrps.com. http://worldrps.com/Cody, rock paper scissors, and more on Giveo: https://giveo.comFollow @ProducerCody on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProducerCodyFollow @smashleyhamer on Twitter: https://twitter.com/smashleyhamerTaboo Science: https://tabooscience.showThanks for listening to Curiosity Daily with Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer. Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.

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