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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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Overfeeding Dogs, Suffrajitsu, and Does Wind Affect Sound?

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 16:15

Learn how to avoid overfeeding your dog; whether wind affects sound; and how Suffrajitsu helped women win the right to vote. Please vote for Curiosity Daily in the 2021 Discover Pods Awards! We're a finalist for Best Technology & Science Podcast. Voting closes today, and it only takes a few seconds. Thank you! https://awards.discoverpods.com/vote/ More from Rodney Habib and Dr. Karen Shaw Becker: Pick up "The Forever Dog: Surprising New Science to Help Your Canine Companion Live Younger, Healthier, and Longer": https://foreverdog.com/about/ Dr. Karen Becker on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/doctor.karen.becker  Rodney Habib on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rodneyhabib  Follow @drkarenbecker on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drkarenbecker/  Follow @RODNEYHABIB on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/RODNEYHABIB/  Follow @drkarenbecker on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drkarenbecker  Follow @rodneyhabib on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rodneyhabib  Rodney Habib on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXVR-WWoQ6J4kZNmPwdZkNQ/videos  Is sound affected by wind? by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from Oliver in Glen Ellyn, Illinois) Effect of Wind on Sound Transmission. (2018). Sciencing. https://sciencing.com/effect-wind-sound-transmission-23531.html  ‌softdb. (2019, May 14). The Effect of Wind and Temperature Gradients on Sound Waves | Soft dB. Soft DB. https://www.softdb.com/effect-of-wind-and-temperature-gradients-on-sound-waves/ More from this author. (2020, April 22). How Does The Speed Of Wind Affect Sound Waves Travelling Through It? Science ABC. https://www.scienceabc.com/pure-sciences/does-the-speed-of-wind-affect-how-fast-sound-waves-travel-through-it.html  ‌Why Is It So Loud Today? Understanding How Weather Affects Traffic Noise Levels in Your Community. (2015). https://wisconsindot.gov/Documents/doing-bus/eng-consultants/cnslt-rsrces/environment/trafficnoiseweather.pdf Wisconsin Department of Transportation. British women like Edith Garrud and Emmeline Pankhurst won the right to vote in part by using martial arts by Steffie Drucker women's suffrage | Definition, History, Causes, Effects, Leaders, & Facts | Britannica. (2021). In Encyclopædia Britannica. https://www.britannica.com/topic/woman-suffrage  ‌Ruz, C. (2015, October 5). “Suffrajitsu”: How the suffragettes fought back using martial arts. BBC News; BBC News. https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34425615  ‌Keegan, H. (2018, February 6). Everything you need to know about the awesome art of Suffrajitsu. Stylist; The Stylist Group. https://www.stylist.co.uk/visible-women/suffragettes-votes-for-women-suffrajitsu-fighting-ju-jitsu/188142  ‌Tao Tao Holmes. (2015, November 3). The Suffragettes Who Learned Martial Arts to Fight for Votes. Atlas Obscura; Atlas Obscura. https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/suffrajitsu ‌ Did You Know? Suffragist vs Suffragette (U.S. National Park Service). (2020). Nps.gov. https://www.nps.gov/articles/suffragistvssuffragette.htm  ‌ How Mary Poppins Softened the Image of the Suffragette - JSTOR Daily. (2015, October 28). JSTOR Daily. https://daily.jstor.org/mary-poppins-softened-image-suffragette/  ‌Stevenson, A. (2018, December 11). Will the new Mary Poppins film acknowledge the suffragettes' success? The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/will-the-new-mary-poppins-film-acknowledge-the-suffragettes-success-106771  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Protecting Pets from Home Chemicals and How Resilience Works

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 14:50

Learn how to protect your pets from the chemicals in your home; and why resilience is a process, not a fixed trait. More from Rodney Habib and Dr. Karen Shaw Becker: Pick up "The Forever Dog: Surprising New Science to Help Your Canine Companion Live Younger, Healthier, and Longer": https://foreverdog.com/about/ Dr. Karen Becker on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/doctor.karen.becker  Rodney Habib on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rodneyhabib  Follow @drkarenbecker on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drkarenbecker/  Follow @RODNEYHABIB on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/RODNEYHABIB/  Follow @drkarenbecker on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drkarenbecker  Follow @rodneyhabib on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rodneyhabib  Rodney Habib on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXVR-WWoQ6J4kZNmPwdZkNQ/videos  Resilience is a process that fluctuates over time, not a fixed trait by Cameron Duke Flynn, P. J., Bliese, P. D., Korsgaard, M. A., & Cannon, C. (2021). Tracking the Process of Resilience: How Emotional Stability and Experience Influence Exhaustion and Commitment Trajectories. Group & Organization Management, 46(4), 692–736. https://doi.org/10.1177/10596011211027676 Reynolds, E. (2021, August 23). Study Of Marching Band Shows That Resilience Is A Process, Not A Fixed Trait. Research Digest. https://digest.bps.org.uk/2021/08/23/study-of-marching-band-shows-that-resilience-is-a-process-not-a-fixed-trait/ Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Bacterial Electric Grid, Females Fight Back, Why Tea Leaves Sink

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 13:43


Learn about a bacterial electric grid; traits females have evolved to avoid harassment; and why tea leaves sink.  There's a bacterial electric grid beneath our feet by Grant Currin  Hidden bacterial hairs power nature's “electric grid.” (2021, September). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/927031  Gu, Y., Srikanth, V., Salazar-Morales, A. I., Jain, R., O'Brien, J. P., Yi, S. M., Soni, R. K., Samatey, F. A., Yalcin, S. E., & Malvankar, N. S. (2021). Structure of Geobacter pili reveals secretory rather than nanowire behaviour. Nature, 597(7876), 430–434. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-03857-w  Specktor, B. (2020, September 18). Scientists find “secret molecule” that allows bacteria to exhale electricity. Livescience.com; Live Science. https://www.livescience.com/electron-breathing-geobacter-microbes.html  ‌Basic Biology of Oral Microbes. (2015). Atlas of Oral Microbiology, 1–14. https://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-802234-4.00001-x  Many females have evolved traits to avoid harassment by Cameron Duke Berlin, S. (2021, August 30). Female Octopuses Throw Debris at Unwanted Mates Who Pester Them, Study Shows. Newsweek; Newsweek. https://www.newsweek.com/female-octopuses-throw-debris-unwanted-mates-who-pester-them-study-shows-1624345 Feldblum, Joseph T., Wroblewski, Emily E., Rudicell, Rebecca S., Hahn, Beatrice H., Paiva, T., Cetinkaya-Rundel, M., Pusey, Anne E., & Gilby, Ian C. (2014). Sexually Coercive Male Chimpanzees Sire More Offspring. Current Biology, 24(23), 2855–2860. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2014.10.039 Female hummingbirds avoid harassment by looking as flashy as males. (2021). Female hummingbirds avoid harassment by looking as flashy as males. Phys.org. https://phys.org/news/2021-08-female-hummingbirds-flashy-males.html  Godfrey-Smith, P., Scheel, D., Chancellor, S., Linquist, S., & Lawrence, M. (2021). In the Line of Fire: Debris Throwing by Wild Octopuses. https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.08.18.456805  Hosken, D. J., Alonzo, S., & Wedell, N. (2016). Why aren't signals of female quality more common? Exeter.ac.uk. https://doi.org/http://hdl.handle.net/10871/19606 Male-like ornamentation in female hummingbirds results from social harassment rather than sexual selection. (2021). Current Biology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2021.07.043 Power Play. (2018). National Wildlife Federation. https://www.nwf.org/Magazines/National-Wildlife/2018/Oct-Nov/Animals/Animal-Aggression Wielgus, R. B., & Bunnell, F. L. (1994). Sexual Segregation and Female Grizzly Bear Avoidance of Males. The Journal of Wildlife Management, 58(3), 405. https://doi.org/10.2307/3809310 Why do tea leaves sink? by Ashley Hamer originally aired June 10, 2018 https://omny.fm/shows/curiosity-daily/the-cutest-kind-of-puppy-rural-happiness-and-the-s  James Norwood Pratt. (2010, August 16). The Ancient and Best Way to Brew Loose-Leaf Tea. The Atlantic. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2010/08/the-ancient-and-best-way-to-brew-loose-leaf-tea/61479/  Inglis-Arkell, E. (2014, May 6). Why Do Your Tea Leaves Move To The Middle Of The Cup? Gizmodo. https://gizmodo.com/why-do-your-tea-leaves-move-to-the-middle-of-the-cup-1572125743  Ouellette, J. (2016). The Strange Physics of Tea Leaves Floating Upstream. Nautilus. https://nautil.us/blog/the-strange-physics-of-tea-leaves-floating-upstream  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Muscles Remember Training and a Black Hole Made a Star Explode

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 10:43

Learn how quickly previously trained muscles bounce back after inactivity; and how a black hole made a star explode. Previously trained muscles bounce back after inactivity by Grant Currin Seaborne, R. A., Strauss, J., Cocks, M., Shepherd, S., O'Brien, T. D., van Someren, K. A., Bell, P. G., Murgatroyd, C., Morton, J. P., Stewart, C. E., & Sharples, A. P. (2018). Human Skeletal Muscle Possesses an Epigenetic Memory of Hypertrophy. Scientific Reports, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-20287-3  Prior training can accelerate muscle growth even after extended idleness. (2021, August 18). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/925769  Wen, Y., Dungan, C. M., Mobley, C. B., Valentino, T., von Walden, F., & Murach, K. A. (2021). Nucleus Type-Specific DNA Methylomics Reveals Epigenetic “Memory” of Prior Adaptation in Skeletal Muscle. Function, 2(5). https://doi.org/10.1093/function/zqab038  Episode about previous research: https://www.curiositydaily.com/individuals-really-can-slow-climate-change-muscle-memory-is-real-and-penguin-waddles/  A black hole collided with a star and made it explode in a merger-triggered supernova by Briana Brownell Dong, D. Z., Hallinan, G., Nakar, E., Ho, A. Y. Q., Hughes, A. K., Hotokezaka, K., Myers, S. T., De, K., Mooley, K. P., Ravi, V., Horesh, A., Kasliwal, M. M., & Kulkarni, S. R. (2021). A transient radio source consistent with a merger-triggered core collapse supernova. Science, 373(6559), 1125–1129. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abg6037  Stellar collision triggers supernova explosion. (2021, September 2). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/927166  ‌A Black Hole Triggers a Premature Supernova – First Observation of a Brand-New Kind of Supernova. (2021, September 5). A Black Hole Triggers a Premature Supernova – First Observation of a Brand-New Kind of Supernova. SciTechDaily. https://scitechdaily.com/a-black-hole-triggers-a-premature-supernova-first-observation-of-a-brand-new-kind-of-supernova/  ‌Plait, P. (2021, September 6). So, a star may have eaten a black hole and exploded. SYFY WIRE; SYFY WIRE. https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/so-a-star-may-have-eaten-a-black-hole-and-exploded  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

School Should Start Later, Daydreaming Perks, Hycean Planets

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 13:51

Learn about why high school starts too early; why daydreaming might be a good sign; and finding life on Hycean planets. High school starts too early in all but 3 US states — but things are changing by Steffie Drucker  Roy, S. (2014, August 26). AAP Recommends Delaying School Start Times to Combat Teen Sleep... Sleep Review. https://www.sleepreviewmag.com/sleep-health/demographics/age/aap-recommends-delaying-school-start-times-combat-teen-sleep-deprivation/   CDC. (2020, May 29). Schools Start Too Early. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/sleep/features/schools-start-too-early.html   National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS). (2017). Ed.gov; National Center for Education Statistics. https://nces.ed.gov/surveys/ntps/tables/ntps1718_table_05_s1s.asp   Jacobs, F. (2021, August 27). Here's how early school begins – and why it is bad for students. Big Think; Big Think. https://bigthink.com/strange-maps/heres-how-early-school-begins-and-why-it-is-bad-for-students   Sleep for Teenagers | Sleep Foundation. (2009, April 17). Sleep Foundation. https://www.sleepfoundation.org/teens-and-sleep  Daydreaming Might Be a Sign of an Efficient Brain by Reuben Westmaas Daydreaming is Good. It Means You're Smart | News Center. (2017). Gatech.edu. https://www.news.gatech.edu/news/2017/10/24/daydreaming-good-it-means-youre-smart  ‌Godwin, C. A., Hunter, M. A., Bezdek, M. A., Lieberman, G., Elkin-Frankston, S., Romero, V. L., Witkiewitz, K., Clark, V. P., & Schumacher, E. H. (2017). Functional connectivity within and between intrinsic brain networks correlates with trait mind wandering. Neuropsychologia, 103, 140–153. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.07.006  A wandering mind reveals mental processes and priorities. (2012). Wisc.edu. https://news.wisc.edu/a-wandering-mind-reveals-mental-processes-and-priorities/  ‌Levinson, D. B., Smallwood, J., & Davidson, R. J. (2012). The Persistence of Thought. Psychological Science, 23(4), 375–380. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797611431465  Forget Earth-like planets — it's time to look for alien life on Hycean planets by Briana Brownell  New class of habitable exoplanets are “a big step forward” in the search for life. (2021, August 26). University of Cambridge. https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/new-class-of-habitable-exoplanets-are-a-big-step-forward-in-the-search-for-life  ‌Madhusudhan, N., Piette, A. A. A., & Constantinou, S. (2021). Habitability and Biosignatures of Hycean Worlds. The Astrophysical Journal, 918(1), 1. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/abfd9c  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Simple Wildlife Solutions, Sunlight's Sexy Hormones, Trivia

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 14:58


Learn about simple solutions for resolving human-wildlife conflict; and how exposure to sunlight can increase romance. Plus: Trivia! More from “America's funniest science writer” Mary Roach: Pick up "Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law" at your local bookstore to learn more about the weird world of human-wildlife conflict: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781324001935  Mary Roach's official website: https://maryroach.net/  Follow @mary_roach on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mary_roach  Exposure to sunlight releases sexy hormones, leading to more romantic passion by Grant Currin Exposure to sunlight enhances romantic passion in humans. (2021, August 25). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/926348  Parikh, R., Sorek, E., Parikh, S., Michael, K., Bikovski, L., Tshori, S., Shefer, G., Mingelgreen, S., Zornitzki, T., Knobler, H., Chodick, G., Mardamshina, M., Boonman, A., Kronfeld-Schor, N., Bar-Joseph, H., Ben-Yosef, D., Amir, H., Pavlovsky, M., Matz, H., & Ben-Dov, T. (2021). Skin exposure to UVB light induces a skin-brain-gonad axis and sexual behavior. Cell Reports, 36(8), 109579. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.celrep.2021.109579  Episodes referenced in Curiosity Challenge Trivia game: One purchase leads to more: https://www.curiositydaily.com/diderot-effect-animated-cave-art-running-benefits-your-knees/  Cells kill bacteria: https://www.curiositydaily.com/mapping-the-ocean-soap-making-cells-crows-comprehend-zero/  Mountains on neutron stars: https://www.curiositydaily.com/backward-letters-dogs-detect-lies-neutron-star-mountains/  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Human-Wildlife Conflict and Believing Leisure Is a Waste of Time

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 14:12


Learn about the science of human-wildlife conflicts; and what you risk by believing that leisure is a waste of time. More from “America's funniest science writer” Mary Roach: Pick up "Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law" at your local bookstore: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781324001935  Mary Roach's official website: https://maryroach.net/  Follow @mary_roach on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mary_roach  Believing leisure is a waste of time makes you less happy by Steffie Drucker Believing leisure is wasteful reduces happiness. (2021, August 24). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/926261  Selin Malkoc. (2021, August 25). I studied people who think leisure is a waste of time – here's what I found. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/i-studied-people-who-think-leisure-is-a-waste-of-time-heres-what-i-found-165929  Tonietto, G. N., Malkoc, S. A., Reczek, R. W., & Norton, M. I. (2021). Viewing leisure as wasteful undermines enjoyment. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 97, 104198. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2021.104198  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Pills Can Detect Radiation, Metabolism Myth, Waking Up on the Wrong Side of the Bed

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 14:56

Learn about how our metabolism changes; waking up on the wrong side of the bed; and painkillers as radiation dosimeters. The metabolism changes much more gradually as we get older than we thought by Grant Currin Metabolism changes with age, just not when you might think. (2021, August 12). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/925132  Pontzer, H., et. al. (2021). Daily energy expenditure through the human life course. Science, 373(6556), 808–812. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abe5017  Mazhukhina, K. (2021). When does metabolism start to drop? It's much later than you might think, study shows. The Sacramento Bee; The Sacramento Bee. https://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/national/article253549369.html  Waking Up on the Wrong Side of the Bed Is Totally Real by Reuben Westmaas originally aired July 23, 2018 https://omny.fm/shows/curiosity-daily/nasa-s-sun-probe-waking-up-on-the-wrong-side-of-th  If you're exposed to radiation, pop some painkillers into your pocket by Briana Brownell Remember: A personal dosimeter is waiting in your first aid kit! (2021, August 12). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/925145 Mrozik, A., & Bilski, P. (2021). Popular Medicines as Radiation Sensors. IEEE Sensors Journal, 21(15), 16637–16643. https://doi.org/10.1109/jsen.2021.3082285  ‌Radiation sickness - Symptoms and causes. (2020). Mayo Clinic; https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/radiation-sickness/symptoms-causes/syc-20377058  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

“Mini Brains” That Grew Eyes and How the FDA Saved Babies

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 9:46

Learn about stem cell “mini brains” that grew eyes and how the FDA prevented an epidemic of birth defects in the 1960s. Scientists grew stem cell 'mini brains' that developed mini-eyes on their own by Cameron Duke Gabriel, E., Albanna, W., Pasquini, G., Ramani, A., Josipovic, N., Mariappan, A., Schinzel, F., Karch, C. M., Bao, G., Gottardo, M., Suren, A. A., Hescheler, J., Nagel-Wolfrum, K., Persico, V., Rizzoli, S. O., Altmüller, J., Riparbelli, M. G., Callaini, G., Goureau, O., & Papantonis, A. (2021). Human brain organoids assemble functionally integrated bilateral optic vesicles. Cell Stem Cell. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.stem.2021.07.010  Starr, M. (2021). Scientists Grew Stem Cell “Mini Brains”. Then, The Brains Sort-of Developed Eyes. ScienceAlert. https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-used-stem-cells-to-make-mini-brains-they-grew-rudimentary-eyes  The FDA never approved thalidomide, and that saved American babies by Briana Brownell James, A. J. (2021, August 17). How a “stubborn” Canadian saved thousands of American babies from birth defects. Nationalpost; National Post. https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/how-a-stubborn-canadian-saved-thousands-of-american-babies-from-birth-defects  ‌Phillips, S. (2020, March 9). How a courageous physician-scientist saved the U.S. from a birth-defects catastrophe. Uchicagomedicine.org; UChicago Medicine. https://www.uchicagomedicine.org/forefront/biological-sciences-articles/courageous-physician-scientist-saved-the-us-from-a-birth-defects-catastrophe  ‌Office of the Commissioner. (2019). Frances O. Kelsey. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. https://www.fda.gov/about-fda/fda-history-exhibits/frances-oldham-kelsey-medical-reviewer-famous-averting-public-health-tragedy  ‌McNeill, L. (2017, May 8). The Woman Who Stood Between America and a Generation of “Thalidomide Babies.” Smithsonian Magazine; Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/woman-who-stood-between-america-and-epidemic-birth-defects-180963165/  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Psychology of Online Trolls, Rattlesnake Illusions, Blazars

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 14:30

Learn about what online trolls are like in real life; an auditory illusion rattlesnakes use to trick humans; and blazars. Online trolling might be due to personality rather than the anonymity of the internet by Steffie Drucker New research: The internet does not turn people into trolls – it just makes real-life trolls more visible. (2021, August 26). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/926582  ‌BOR, A., & PETERSEN, M. B. (2021). The Psychology of Online Political Hostility: A Comprehensive, Cross-National Test of the Mismatch Hypothesis. American Political Science Review, 1–18. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0003055421000885  Rattlesnake rattles use auditory illusion to trick human brains by Cameron Duke Forsthofer, M., Schutte, M., Luksch, H., Kohl, T., Wiegrebe, L., & Chagnaud, B. P. (2021). Frequency modulation of rattlesnake acoustic display affects acoustic distance perception in humans. Current Biology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2021.07.018  Turner, B. (2021, August 19). Rattlesnake rattles use auditory illusion to trick human brains. Livescience.com; Live Science. https://www.livescience.com/rattlesnakes-trick-brains-auditory-illusion.html  Introducing The Universe's Most Epic Object: The Blazar by Ashley Hamer Atkinson, Nancy. (2009, March 19). Astronomers Observe Bizarre Blazar with Battery of Telescopes. Universe Today. https://www.universetoday.com/27518/astronomers-observe-bizarre-blazar-with-battery-of-telescopes/  ‌Carlson, E. K. (2018, July 12). Blazars explained. Astronomy.com. https://astronomy.com/news/2018/07/what-is-a-blazar  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Blowhole Origins, Weather Manipulation, How to Slow Aging

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 16:14


Learn about how brushing your teeth can slow aging; how blowholes start as noses; and how humans manipulate the weather. Additional resources from Andrew Steele: Pick up "Ageless: The New Science of Getting Older Without Getting Old" at your local bookstore: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780385544924  Website: https://andrewsteele.co.uk/  Follow @statto on Twitter https://twitter.com/statto  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/DrAndrewSteele  Whales and dolphins in the womb start with nostrils on the tip of their noses by Grant Currin Urton, J. (2021). Now how did that get up there? New study sheds light on development and evolution of dolphin, whale blowholes. UW News. https://www.washington.edu/news/2021/08/05/dolphin-whale-blowholes/  ‌Roston, R. A., & Roth, V. L. (2021). Different transformations underlie blowhole and nasal passage development in a toothed whale (Odontoceti: Stenella attenuata ) and a baleen whale (Mysticeti: Balaenoptera physalus ). Journal of Anatomy. https://doi.org/10.1111/joa.13492  How weather manipulation works by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from Joseph in Peoria, Illinois) Is weather control a dream or nightmare? (2017, October 19). Science News for Students. https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/weather-control-dream-or-nightmare  ‌Eoin O'Carroll, & Paulson, A. (2018, October 15). Unintended consequences: Climate-hacking poses big ethical questions. The Christian Science Monitor; The Christian Science Monitor. https://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2018/1015/Unintended-consequences-Climate-hacking-poses-big-ethical-questions  Our Mission Modification ? (2013). Noaa.gov. https://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/hrd_sub/modification.html  ‌Cool Science: How Kurt Vonnegut's Brother Tried To Break Up Hurricanes | GE News. (2020). Ge.com. https://www.ge.com/news/reports/cool-science-vonnegut-ge-research  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Could Science Stop Aging? And the Milky Way's “Broken Arm”

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 16:02

Learn about how research into senescent cells and senolytic drugs could change aging. Plus: the Milky Way's broken arm. Additional resources from Andrew Steele: Pick up "Ageless: The New Science of Getting Older Without Getting Old" at your local bookstore: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780385544924  Website: https://andrewsteele.co.uk/  Follow @statto on Twitter https://twitter.com/statto  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/DrAndrewSteele  The Milky Way has a 3,000-light-year-long "break" in its arm, and we don't know why by Briana Brownell  Specktor, B. (2021, August 19). Milky Way has a 3,000-light-year-long splinter in its arm, and astronomers don't know why. Livescience.com; Live Science. https://www.livescience.com/milky-way-sagittarius-arm-break  Astronomers Find a “Break” in One of the Milky Way's Spiral Arms. (2018). NASA. https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/astronomers-find-a-break-in-one-of-the-milky-way-s-spiral-arms  The Milky Way Galaxy | NASA Solar System Exploration. (2017). NASA Solar System Exploration. https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/resources/285/the-milky-way-galaxy/  ‌Kuhn, M. A., Benjamin, R. A., Zucker, C., Krone-Martins, A., de Souza, R. S., Castro-Ginard, A., Ishida, E. E. O., Povich, M. S., & Hillenbrand, L. A. (2021). A high pitch angle structure in the Sagittarius Arm. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 651, L10. https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/202141198  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Future You Is a Stranger, Babylonian Trig, Reversed Organs

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 14:02

Learn about why it's hard to save money for our future; how Babylonians knew the Pythagorean theorem; and situs inversus. It's hard to save money because we see our future selves as strangers by Steffie Drucker Johnson, S. (2021, August 10). Brain hacks for saving money. Big Think; Big Think. https://bigthink.com/personal-growth/how-to-save-money  Qin, P., & Northoff, G. (2011). How is our self related to midline regions and the default-mode network? NeuroImage, 57(3), 1221–1233. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.05.028  Did the ancient Babylonians discover the Pythagorean theorem before Pythagoras did? by Briana Brownell Calabretto, S. (2021, August 13). A new angle on ancient trigonometry. Cosmos Magazine. https://cosmosmagazine.com/science/mathematics/babylonian-tablet-trigonometry-pythagorean-triplets/  ‌Plimpton 322. (2021). Math.ubc.ca. https://personal.math.ubc.ca/~cass/courses/m446-03/pl322/pl322.html  ‌Mansfield, D. F., & Wildberger, N. J. (2017). Plimpton 322 is Babylonian exact sexagesimal trigonometry. Historia Mathematica, 44(4), 395–419. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hm.2017.08.001  ‌Mansfield, D. F. (2021). Plimpton 322: A Study of Rectangles. Foundations of Science. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10699-021-09806-0  Pythagorean theorem | Definition & History | Britannica. (2021). In Encyclopædia Britannica. https://www.britannica.com/science/Pythagorean-theorem  Some People Are Born With Their Organs Reversed by Reuben Westmaas originally aired June 1, 2018 https://omnystudio.com/p/curiosity-daily/clips/b453641c-9bf5-427e-acbd-ab530157338a  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Your Second Brain, Jupiter's Hot Atmosphere, Placebo Buttons

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 14:55

Learn about the “second brain” in your gut; what makes Jupiter's atmosphere so hot; and why placebo buttons are useful. The 'second brain' in your gut might have evolved before the brain in your head by Cameron Duke Nield, D. (2021). The “Second Brain” in Your Gut Might Have Evolved Before The Brain in Your Head. ScienceAlert. https://www.sciencealert.com/we-have-a-brain-like-system-in-our-guts-and-it-may-have-evolved-before-brains-did?utm_source=pocket_mylist Rao, M., & Gershon, M. D. (2016). The bowel and beyond: the enteric nervous system in neurological disorders. Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 13(9), 517–528. https://doi.org/10.1038/nrgastro.2016.107 Spencer, N. J., Travis, L., Wiklendt, L., Costa, M., Hibberd, T. J., Brookes, S. J., Dinning, P., Hu, H., Wattchow, D. A., & Sorensen, J. (2021). Long range synchronization within the enteric nervous system underlies propulsion along the large intestine in mice. Communications Biology, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-021-02485-4 Hadhazy, A. (2010, February 12). Think Twice: How the Gut's “Second Brain” Influences Mood and Well-Being. Scientific American. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/gut-second-brain/  Researchers have solved the decades-old mystery of Jupiter's hot atmosphere by Briana Brownell Hendricks, S. (2021, August 10). Solved: A 50-year mystery about Jupiter. Big Think; Big Think. https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/jupiter-heat-aurora  ‌Berman, R. (2021, July 14). Every 27 minutes, there's an X-ray aurora on Jupiter. Here's why. Big Think; Big Think. https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/jupiter-aurora  Space scientists reveal secret behind Jupiter's “energy crisis.” (2021, August 4). Phys.org. https://phys.org/news/2021-08-space-scientists-reveal-secret-jupiter.html  ‌O'Donoghue, J., Moore, L., Bhakyapaibul, T., Melin, H., Stallard, T., Connerney, J. E. P., & Tao, C. (2021). Global upper-atmospheric heating on Jupiter by the polar aurorae. Nature, 596(7870), 54–57. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-03706-w  ‌Yao, Z., Dunn, W. R., Woodfield, E. E., Clark, G., Mauk, B. H., Ebert, R. W., Grodent, D., Bonfond, B., Pan, D., Rae, I. J., Ni, B., Guo, R., Branduardi-Raymont, G., Wibisono, A. D., Rodriguez, P., Kotsiaros, S., Ness, J.-U., Allegrini, F., Kurth, W. S., & Gladstone, G. R. (2021). Revealing the source of Jupiter's x-ray auroral flares. Science Advances, 7(28), eabf0851. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abf0851  Placebo buttons give us the illusion of control that we crave by Cameron Duke Baraniuk, C. (2015). Press me! The buttons that lie to you. Bbc.com. https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20150415-the-buttons-that-do-nothing Jenkins, H. M., & Ward, W. C. (1965). Judgment of contingency between responses and outcomes. Psychological Monographs: General and Applied, 79(1), 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1037/h0093874 Langer, E. J. (1975). The illusion of control. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 32(2), 311–328. https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-3514.32.2.311 Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Moral Outrage Online, Cuttlefish Memory, Sounds Have Shapes

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 12:51

Learn about the dark side of likes and shares; how cuttlefish memory stays sharp in old age; and bouba and kiki shapes.  Likes and shares push people to express "moral outrage" by Steffie Drucker  Brady, W. J., McLoughlin, K., Doan, T. N., & Crockett, M. J. (2021). How social learning amplifies moral outrage expression in online social networks. Science Advances, 7(33), eabe5641. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abe5641 “Likes” and “shares” teach people to express more outrage online. (2021, August 13). YaleNews. https://news.yale.edu/2021/08/13/likes-and-shares-teach-people-express-more-outrage-online  ‌Diaz, J. (2021, May 6). Want To Send A Mean Tweet? Twitter's New Feature Wants You To Think Again. NPR.org. https://www.npr.org/2021/05/06/994138707/want-to-send-a-mean-tweet-twitters-new-feature-wants-you-to-think-again  ‌Mosseri, A. (2019). Instagram's Commitment to Lead Fight Against Online Bullying | Instagram Blog. Instagram.com; Instagram. https://about.instagram.com/blog/announcements/instagrams-commitment-to-lead-fight-against-online-bullying  Cuttlefish memory stays sharp in old age, making them the first animal with this trait by Cameron Duke Cuttlefish retain sharp memory of specific events in old age, unlike humans, study finds. (2021, August 17). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/925467  Schnell, A. K., Clayton, N. S., Hanlon, R. T., & Jozet-Alves, C. (2021). Episodic-like memory is preserved with age in cuttlefish. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 288(1957), 20211052. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2021.1052  You Probably Know Which Shape Is A Bouba And Kiki by Joanie Faletto Etchells, P. (2016, October 17). The bouba/kiki effect: how do we link shapes to sounds? The Guardian; The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/science/head-quarters/2016/oct/17/the-boubakiki-effect-how-do-we-link-shapes-to-sounds  ‌Do Sounds Have Shapes? (2015). Psychology Today. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/talking-apes/201505/do-sounds-have-shapes Huang, H. (2019, June 28). What's the Neuroscience Behind the Bouba/Kiki Effect? NBB in Paris. https://scholarblogs.emory.edu/nbbparis/2019/06/28/whats-the-neuroscience-behind-the-bouba-kiki-effect/  ‌‌Ramachandran, V. S., & Hubbard, E. M. (2018). Synaesthesia -- A window into perception, thought and language. http://cbc.ucsd.edu/pdf/Synaesthesia%20-%20JCS.pdf  ‌Maurer, D., Pathman, T., & Mondloch, C. J. (2006). The shape of boubas: sound-shape correspondences in toddlers and adults. Developmental Science, 9(3), 316–322. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7687.2006.00495.x  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mass Hysteria, Why You Say “Like,” Beauty's Moral Value

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 16:46

Learn about the harmful effects of the “mass hysteria” label; why you say “like”; and the link between beauty and moral worth. Additional resources from neurologist Suzanne O'Sullivan and further reading about the 2011 "mass hysteria" at LeRoy Junior-Senior High School:  Pick up "The Sleeping Beauties And Other Stories of Mystery Illness" here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/606597/the-sleeping-beauties-by-suzanne-osullivan/  NHS page: https://www.uclh.nhs.uk/our-services/find-consultant/dr-suzanne-osullivan  Follow @Suz_OSullivan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Suz_OSullivan  Neale Gulley. (2012, June 23). School's end clears up New York students' mystery twitching. U.S. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-students-twitcnew-york-h/schools-end-clears-up-new-york-students-mystery-twitching-idUSBRE85M0DF20120623  Verbal tics and filler words by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from Kitty in San Francisco) So, Um, How Do You, Like, Stop Using Filler Words? (Published 2017). (2021). The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/24/us/verbal-ticks-like-um.html  ‌Enfield, N. (2018, January 9). A linguist explains why it's okay to say “um” and “uh.” Quartz; Quartz. https://qz.com/work/1175505/a-linguist-explains-why-its-okay-to-say-um-and-uh/  ‌Liberman, M. (2014). Language Log» More on UM and UH. Upenn.edu. https://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=13713 ‌ Dr. Jena Barchas-Lichtenstein. (2017, March). A linguistic anthropologist explains why Christopher Mele's New York Times article on filler words is wrong and banning phrases like “like” and “um” could be sexist. Quartz; Quartz. https://qz.com/921004/lets-stop-demonizing-filler-words/  We see beautiful things as having more moral worth by Cameron Duke Moral standing | ethics | Britannica. (2021). In Encyclopædia Britannica. https://www.britannica.com/topic/moral-standing  Klebl, C., Luo, Y., & Bastian, B. (2021). Beyond Aesthetic Judgment: Beauty Increases Moral Standing Through Perceptions of Purity. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 014616722110236. https://doi.org/10.1177/01461672211023648  Williams, P. H., Burgess, N. D., & Rahbek, C. (2000). Flagship species, ecological complementarity and conserving the diversity of mammals and birds in sub-Saharan Africa. Animal Conservation, 3(3), 249–260. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-1795.2000.tb00110.x  Young, E. (2021, August 11). Here's Why We Believe That Beautiful Animals Are More Deserving Of Our Protection. Research Digest. https://digest.bps.org.uk/2021/08/11/heres-why-we-believe-that-beautiful-animals-are-more-deserving-of-our-protection/  Episode about funny memes to protect ugly species: https://www.curiositydaily.com/rub-some-dirt-on-it-to-heal-wounds-funny-memes-can-save-endangered-species-and-space-changes-the-shape-of-astronauts-hearts/  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Psychosomatic Illnesses and Seeing Behind a Black Hole

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 14:04


Neurologist Suzanne O'Sullivan demystifies psychosomatic illnesses. Then, learn how scientists saw behind a black hole.  Additional resources from neurologist Suzanne O'Sullivan Pick up "The Sleeping Beauties And Other Stories of Mystery Illness" here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/606597/the-sleeping-beauties-by-suzanne-osullivan/  NHS page: https://www.uclh.nhs.uk/our-services/find-consultant/dr-suzanne-osullivan  Follow @Suz_OSullivan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Suz_OSullivan  Scientists saw behind a black hole for the first time by Briana Brownell Wilkins, D. R., Gallo, L. C., Costantini, E., Brandt, W. N., & Blandford, R. D. (2021). Light bending and X-ray echoes from behind a supermassive black hole. Nature, 595(7869), 657–660. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-03667-0  XMM-Newton sees light echo from behind a black hole. (2021). Esa.int. https://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Images/2021/07/XMM-Newton_sees_light_echo_from_behind_a_black_hole  Sophie, S. (2021, August 3). Astronomers spot light from behind a black hole for the first time — proving Einstein right, again. Cbsnews.com. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/supermassive-black-hole-light-behind-einstein/  ‌Patel, N. V. (2021, July 28). Astronomers have spotted x-rays from behind a supermassive black hole. MIT Technology Review; MIT Technology Review. https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/07/28/1030233/x-rays-behind-supermassive-black-hole/  Shah, S. (2021). Scientists spot light behind a black hole for the first time | Engadget. Engadget; Engadget. https://www.engadget.com/black-hole-light-behind-092317917.html  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Time Crystals, Freeze-Dried Sperm, and Batching Tasks

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 14:46

Learn about time crystals; why researchers freeze-dried sperm on a postcard; and batching tasks instead of multitasking.  Two research teams say they've created time crystals by Briana Brownell Eternal Change for No Energy: A Time Crystal Finally Made Real | Quanta Magazine. (2021, July 30). Quanta Magazine. https://www.quantamagazine.org/first-time-crystal-built-using-googles-quantum-computer-20210730/  ‌Mi, X., Ippoliti, M., Quintana, C., Greene, A., Chen, Z., Gross, J., Arute, F., Arya, K., Atalaya, J., Babbush, R., Bardin, J. C., Basso, J., Bengtsson, A., Bilmes, A., Bourassa, A., Brill, L., Broughton, M., Buckley, B. B., Buell, D. A., & Burkett, B. (2021). Observation of Time-Crystalline Eigenstate Order on a Quantum Processor. ArXiv.org. https://arxiv.org/abs/2107.13571  ‌Randall, J., E, B. C., van, Galicia, A., H, A. M., Markham, M., J, T. D., Machado, F., Y, Y. N., & H, T. T. (2021). Observation of a many-body-localized discrete time crystal with a programmable spin-based quantum simulator. ArXiv.org. https://arxiv.org/abs/2107.00736  Freeze-dried mouse sperm survives a trip on the surface of a postcard by Cameron Duke Heidt, A. (2021, August 5). Freeze-Dried Mouse Sperm Sent by Postcard Produces Baby Mice. The Scientist Magazine®; The Scientist Magazine. https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/freeze-dried-mouse-sperm-sent-by-postcard-produces-baby-mice-69062 Ito, D., Wakayama, S., Emura, R., Ooga, M., & Wakayama, T. (2021). Mailing viable mouse freeze-dried spermatozoa on postcards. IScience, 102815. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2021.102815 Multitasking Is Impossible, So Batch Tasks Instead by Ashley Hamer originally aired September 4, 2018 https://omny.fm/shows/curiosity-daily/multitasking-is-impossible-how-a-flat-earth-would  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Monks Meditating After Death and a Marathoning Woolly Mammoth

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 10:51

Learn about the mystery of how Tibetan monks seem to keep meditating after death; and a woolly mammoth that walked VERY far. Thukdam Project scientists still stumped over how deceased Tibetan monks continue to meditate after death by Grant Currin Berman, R. (2021, August 5). The strange case of the dead-but-not-dead Tibetan monks. Big Think; Big Think. https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/thukdam-study  ‌Burke, D. (2021, July 28). Inside the First-Ever Scientific Study of Post-Mortem Meditation. Tricycle: The Buddhist Review. https://tricycle.org/trikedaily/thukdam-project/  ‌Lott, D. T., Yeshi, T., Norchung, N., Dolma, S., Tsering, N., Jinpa, N., Woser, T., Dorjee, K., Desel, T., Fitch, D., Finley, A. J., Goldman, R., Bernal, A. M. O., Ragazzi, R., Aroor, K., Koger, J., Francis, A., Perlman, D. M., Wielgosz, J., & Bachhuber, D. R. W. (2021). No Detectable Electroencephalographic Activity After Clinical Declaration of Death Among Tibetan Buddhist Meditators in Apparent Tukdam, a Putative Postmortem Meditation State. Frontiers in Psychology, 11. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.599190  Researchers found a Pleistocene era woolly mammoth that walked far enough to circle the Earth…twice by Cameron Duke  Koumoundouros, T. (2021). An Ancient Woolly Mammoth Trekked So Far, It Could Have Circled The Globe Twice. ScienceAlert. https://www.sciencealert.com/researchers-decipher-the-travel-diary-written-within-a-17-000-year-old-mammoth-s-tusk Wooller, M. J., Bataille, C., Druckenmiller, P., Erickson, G. M., Groves, P., Haubenstock, N., Howe, T., Irrgeher, J., Mann, D., Moon, K., Potter, B. A., Prohaska, T., Rasic, J., Reuther, J., Shapiro, B., Spaleta, K. J., & Willis, A. D. (2021). Lifetime mobility of an Arctic woolly mammoth. Science, 373(6556), 806–808. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abg1134 Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sleep Munchies, Ancient Greek Ship Found, Relationship Trick

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 13:35

Learn about why you eat more when you're tired; a legendary submerged Egyptian city; and a trick for keeping the peace. Lack Of Sleep Really Does Make You Eat More by Ashley Hamer Sleep Munchies: Why It's Harder To Resist Snacks When We're Tired. (2016, March 2). NPR.org. https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/03/02/468933610/sleep-munchies-why-its-harder-to-resist-snacks-when-were-tired ‌ Circadian Surprise: How Our Body Clocks Help Shape Our Waistlines. (2015, March 10). NPR.org. https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/03/10/389596946/circadian-surprise-how-our-body-clocks-help-shape-our-waistlines  Brief Communication: Sleep Curtailment in Healthy Young Men Is Associated with Decreased Leptin Levels, Elevated Ghrelin Levels, and Increased Hunger and Appetite | Annals of Internal Medicine. (2021). Annals of Internal Medicine. https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/abs/10.7326/0003-4819-141-11-200412070-00008  Hanlon, E. C., Tasali, E., Leproult, R., Stuhr, K. L., Doncheck, E., de Wit, H., Hillard, C. J., & Van Cauter, E. (2016). Sleep Restriction Enhances the Daily Rhythm of Circulating Levels of Endocannabinoid 2-Arachidonoylglycerol. Sleep, 39(3), 653–664. https://doi.org/10.5665/sleep.5546 ‌ Insufficient Sleep Undermines Dietary Efforts to Reduce Adiposity | Annals of Internal Medicine. (2021). Annals of Internal Medicine. https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/0003-4819-153-7-201010050-00006?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3Dpubmed&  We just found an ancient Greek military ship in the legendary SUBMERGED Egyptian city Thônis-Heracleion by Steffie Drucker  Berman, R. (2021, July 28). Ancient Greek military ship found in legendary, submerged Egyptian city. Big Think; Big Think. https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/thonis-heracleion  ‌Sharpe, E. (2016, May 16). British Museum dips its toes into world of underwater archaeology. Theartnewspaper.com; The Art Newspaper. https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/british-museum-dips-its-toes-into-world-of-underwater-archaeology  ‌Reuters. (2021, August 10). Egypt finds ancient military vessel, Greek graves in sunken city. Reuters; Reuters. https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/egypt-finds-ancient-military-vessel-greek-graves-sunken-city-2021-07-19/  ‌In Photos: The sunken city of Thônis-Heracleion in Alexandria reveals new archaeological treasures - Heritage. (2020). Ahram Online; Ahram Online. https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContentP/9/417416/Heritage/In-Photos-The-sunken-city-of-Th%C3%83%C2%B4nisHeracleion-in-A.aspx  Writing about relationship conflicts from a third-person perspective can keep the peace by Steffie Drucker Expressive writing reduces relationship conflict and aggression during pandemic. (2021, August 10). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/924973  Rodriguez, L. M., Stewart, S. H., & Neighbors, C. (2021). Effects of a brief web-based interpersonal conflict cognitive reappraisal expressive-writing intervention on changes in romantic conflict during COVID-19 quarantine. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/cfp0000173  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nudge Theory's Dark Side (w/ Richard Thaler), Hybrid Fruit Science, Words for “Pirate”

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 17:55

Learn about how to avoid getting dragged down by “Sludge”; how hybrid fruit like plumcots are made; and pirate parlance. Additional resources from Richard Thaler: Pick up "Nudge: The Final Edition" at your local bookstore: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780143137009  Faculty page: https://www.chicagobooth.edu/faculty/directory/t/richard-h-thaler  Twitter: https://twitter.com/r_thaler  Nobel Prize page: https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/economic-sciences/2017/thaler/facts/  How plumcots are made by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from Carmelita in Newton, Massachusetts) Pollination and fertilisation. (2012). Science Learning Hub; Science Learning Hub. https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/77-pollination-and-fertilisation  Siegel, E. (2015, July 12). Are Pluots GMOs? And Other Questions About Hybrid Stone Fruit. Bostonorganics.com; Boston Organics. http://blog.bostonorganics.com/are-pluots-gmos-and-other-questions-about-hybrid-stone-fruit ‌ Slate, S. (2010, January 22). The Secrets of Hybrid Fruit. The Daily Beast; The Daily Beast. https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-secrets-of-hybrid-fruit  ‌Harbarger, M. (2016, October 3). Here's how your vegetables are made. Oregonlive. https://www.oregonlive.com/food/2016/10/heres_how_your_vegetables_are.html  Pluots And Apriums: The Best Of Both Parents. (2009, July). NPR.org. https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=106098949  ‌Demystifying Pluots, Apriums and Other Stone Fruit Hybrids. (2019). ANR Blogs. https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=30722  Apricot pronunciation tweet: https://twitter.com/smashleyhamer/status/1432806938534989835  Difference between pirates, privateers, corsairs, buccaneers by Steffie Drucker Pirates, Privateers, Corsairs, Buccaneers: What's the Difference? | Britannica. (2021). In Encyclopædia Britannica. https://www.britannica.com/story/pirates-privateers-corsairs-buccaneers-whats-the-difference  ‌Whitenton, B. (2012, September 20). The Difference Between Pirates, Privateers and Buccaneers Pt. 1. Mariners' Blog. https://blog.marinersmuseum.org/2012/09/the-difference-between-pirates-privateers-and-buccaneers-pt-1/  ‌Whitenton, B. (2012, October 4). The Difference Between Pirates, Privateers and Buccaneers Pt. 2. Mariners' Blog. https://blog.marinersmuseum.org/2012/10/the-difference-between-pirates-privateers-and-buccaneers-pt-2/  ‌The Golden Age of Piracy. (2021). Rmg.co.uk. https://www.rmg.co.uk/stories/topics/golden-age-piracy  International Talk Like a Pirate Day: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Talk_Like_a_Pirate_Day  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nobel Prize Winner Richard Thaler on How Nudge Changed the World — Plus, Squirrel-Inspired Robots

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 13:45

Nobel Prize-winning economist Richard Thaler explains how “Nudge” has changed the world. Plus: squirrel-inspired robots! Additional resources from Richard Thaler: Pick up "Nudge: The Final Edition" at your local bookstore: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780143137009  Faculty page: https://www.chicagobooth.edu/faculty/directory/t/richard-h-thaler   Follow @R_Thaler on Twitter: https://twitter.com/r_thaler  Nobel Prize page: https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/economic-sciences/2017/thaler/facts/  Scientists are studying parkour-ing squirrels to make better robots by Cameron Duke Hunt, N. H., Jinn, J., Jacobs, L. F., & Full, R. J. (2021). Acrobatic squirrels learn to leap and land on tree branches without falling. Science, 373(6555), 697–700. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abe5753  Leaping squirrels! Parkour is one of their many feats of agility. (2021, August 5). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/923924  Nicoletta Lanese. (2021, August 5). (VIDEO) Watch squirrels perform parkour-like stunts for peanuts. Livescience.com; Live Science. https://www.livescience.com/squirrels-doing-parkour-study.html  Mark Rober video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFZFjoX2cGg  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apes Say Hello, Life on Snowball Earth, Learn Twice as Fast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 13:58

Learn about non-human animals that say hello and goodbye; life on Snowball Earth; and how to learn skills twice as fast. Apes use their own form of hello and goodbye, the first time we've seen that in non-human animals by Steffie Drucker  Heesen, R., Bangerter, A., Zuberbühler, K., Iglesias, K., Neumann, C., Pajot, A., Perrenoud, L., Guéry, J.-P., Rossano, F., & Genty, E. (2021). Assessing joint commitment as a process in great apes. IScience, 102872. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2021.102872  Like humans, apes communicate to start and end social interactions. (2021, August 11). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/924594  ‌Schultz, I. (2021, August 11). Bonobos Appear to Say “Hello” and “Goodbye” to Each Other. Gizmodo; Gizmodo. https://gizmodo.com/bonobos-appear-to-say-hello-and-goodbye-to-each-other-1847464864  Conor Feehly. (2021). Apes Have Been Observed Starting And Ending Interactions Just Like Humans Do. ScienceAlert. https://www.sciencealert.com/apes-observed-using-purposeful-signals-to-start-and-end-interactions  Life survived on "Snowball Earth" despite the ice; a new study says Earth's orbit explains why by Briana Brownell Changes in Earth's orbit enabled the emergence of complex life. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-07/uos-cie070721.php  ‌Mitchell, R. N., Gernon, T. M., Cox, G. M., Nordsvan, A. R., Kirscher, U., Xuan, C., Liu, Y., Liu, X., & He, X. (2021). Orbital forcing of ice sheets during snowball Earth. Nature Communications, 12(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-24439-4  Buis, NASA's, A. (2021, February 24). Milankovitch (Orbital) Cycles and Their Role in Earth's Climate. Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet. https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2948/milankovitch-orbital-cycles-and-their-role-in-earths-climate/  Scientists Found a Technique That Can Help You Learn Skills Twice as Fast by Joanie Faletto first aired April 26, 2018 https://omny.fm/shows/curiosity-daily/freezer-burn-science-a-giant-flying-reptile-and-ho  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Earth's Core Growing Lopsided and the Science of Gut Feelings

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 12:44

Learn how to tap into your “gut feeling,” which knows more than you think it does; and why Earth's core is growing lopsided. You do have a "gut feeling" — and it knows more than you think by Cameron Duke Annie Murphy Paul. (2021, July 29). Interoception: how to improve your “gut feeling.” Big Think; Big Think. https://bigthink.com/personal-growth/interoception-how-to-improve-your-gut-feeling  Armstrong, K. (2019). Interoception: How We Understand Our Body's Inner Sensations. APS Observer, 32(8). https://www.psychologicalscience.org/observer/interoception-how-we-understand-our-bodys-inner-sensations  Lewicki, P., Czyzewska, M., & Hoffman, H. (1987). Unconscious acquisition of complex procedural knowledge. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 13(4), 523–530. https://doi.org/10.1037/0278-7393.13.4.523  Ceunen, E., Vlaeyen, J. W. S., & Van Diest, I. (2016). On the Origin of Interoception. Frontiers in Psychology, 7. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00743  Plans, D. (2019, February 5). We've Lost Touch with Our Bodies. Scientific American Blog Network. https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/weve-lost-touch-with-our-bodies/  Price, C. J., & Hooven, C. (2018). Interoceptive Awareness Skills for Emotion Regulation: Theory and Approach of Mindful Awareness in Body-Oriented Therapy (MABT). Frontiers in Psychology, 9. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00798  Craig, A. D. (2009). How do you feel — now? The anterior insula and human awareness. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 10(1), 59–70. https://doi.org/10.1038/nrn2555  Earth's core is growing lopsided by Grant Currin  Cottier, C. (2021). Earth's Inner Core Is Growing Lopsided. Discover Magazine; Discover Magazine. https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/earths-inner-core-is-growing-lopsided  Frost, D. A., Lasbleis, M., Chandler, B., & Romanowicz, B. (2021). Dynamic history of the inner core constrained by seismic anisotropy. Nature Geoscience, 14(7), 531–535. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-021-00761-w ‌ Is Earth's core lopsided? Strange goings-on in our planet's interior. (2021, June 3). Phys.org. https://phys.org/news/2021-06-earth-core-lopsided-strange-goings-on.html  ‌Ling, T. (2021, June 4). Scientists have measured how Earth's core grows (and found something really strange). BBC Science Focus Magazine; BBC Science Focus Magazine. https://www.sciencefocus.com/planet-earth/earth-core-asymmetric-growth/  BONUS: Cohen, R. (2020, January 23). The Silurian Hypothesis. The Paris Review. https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2020/01/23/the-silurian-hypothesis/  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Backward Letters, Dogs Detect Lies, Neutron Star Mountains

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 13:23

Learn about why children write letters backward; how dogs know when you're lying to them; and mountains on neutron stars. Children write letters backward because they haven't unlearned the rules of reality by Steffie Drucker Sigman, M. (2017, August 8). The fascinating reason that children write letters backwards. Ideas.ted.com. https://ideas.ted.com/the-fascinating-reason-that-children-write-letters-backwards/  Vox. (2020). Why kids write letters backward [YouTube Video]. In YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1iYSsFqVG4  Why Do Young Children Write Letters Backward? (2016). Wonderopolis.org. https://wonderopolis.org/wonder/Why-Do-Young-Children-Write-Letters-Backward  Dogs know when you are lying to them by Cameron Duke  Riddle, T. (2012, July 24). Liars: It Takes One to Know One. Scientific American. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/liars-it-takes-one-to-know-one/  Lonardo, L., Völter, C. J., Lamm, C., & Huber, L. (2021). Dogs follow human misleading suggestions more often when the informant has a false belief. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 288(1955), 20210906. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2021.0906  Yirka, B. (2021, July 27). Dogs can tell when people are lying to them, study finds. Phys.org; Phys.org. https://phys.org/news/2021-07-dogs-people-lying.html  The tallest mountains on neutron stars may be less than a millimeter high by Briana Brownell A bug's life: millimetre-tall mountains on neutron stars. (2021). The Royal Astronomical Society. https://ras.ac.uk/news-and-press/research-highlights/bugs-life-millimetre-tall-mountains-neutron-stars  https://www.facebook.com/spacecom. (2009, May 18). Neutron Star Crust Is Stronger than Steel. Space.com; Space. https://www.space.com/6682-neutron-star-crust-stronger-steel.html  ‌Baker, H. (2021, July 21). Neutron star “mountains” may be blocking our view of mysterious gravitational waves. Livescience.com; Live Science. https://www.livescience.com/millimeter-tall-neutron-star-mountains.html  ‌Gittins, F., Andersson, N., & Jones, D. I. (2020). Modelling neutron star mountains. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 500(4), 5570–5582. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/staa3635  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Learning to Read Right, Risks of Trusting Science, Trivia

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 13:46


Learn why phonics is the best way to teach kids to read; and how false science benefits from people who “trust science.” Plus: this month's Curiosity Challenge trivia game! Additional resources from Emily Oster: Pick up "The Family Firm: A Data-Driven Guide to Better Decision Making in the Early Years" at your local bookstore: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781984881755?aff=penguinrandom  Website: https://emilyoster.net/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProfEmilyOster  "Trusting science" may make you more likely to share false science — but there's a fix by Grant Currin Misplaced trust: When trust in science fosters pseudoscience. (2021, July 26). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/923454  O'Brien, T. C., Palmer, R., & Albarracin, D. (2021). Misplaced trust: When trust in science fosters belief in pseudoscience and the benefits of critical evaluation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 96, 104184. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2021.104184  Episodes referenced in Curiosity Challenge Trivia game: Kids don't get humor: https://www.curiositydaily.com/kids-v-sarcasm-24000-year-old-worm-why-betelgeuse-dimmed/  Glowing clouds: https://www.curiositydaily.com/cognitive-flexibility-arctic-dinosaurs-noctilucent-clouds/  Guilty emotion: https://www.curiositydaily.com/anger-looks-guilty-quantum-microscope-good-news-about-cancer/  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Emily Oster on Parenting Decisions, A New Type of Supernova

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 15:40


Learn how parents can get smarter about making big decisions, with author Emily Oster; and electron-capture supernovas.  Additional resources from Emily Oster: Pick up "The Family Firm: A Data-Driven Guide to Better Decision Making in the Early Years" at your local bookstore: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781984881755?aff=penguinrandom  Website: https://emilyoster.net/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProfEmilyOster  Observation of a new type of supernova sheds light on a famous supernova from 1054 AD by Briana Brownell Scientists spotted an electron-capture supernova for the first time. (2021, July). Science News. https://www.sciencenews.org/article/supernova-electron-capture-space-astronomy-physics  ‌A star in a distant galaxy blew up in a powerful explosion, solving an astronomical mystery. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-07/tu-asi071421.php  ‌Hiramatsu, D., Howell, D. A., Van Dyk, S. D., Goldberg, J. A., Maeda, K., Moriya, T. J., Tominaga, N., Nomoto, K., Hosseinzadeh, G., Arcavi, I., McCully, C., Burke, J., Bostroem, K. A., Valenti, S., Dong, Y., Brown, P. J., Andrews, J. E., Bilinski, C., Williams, G. G., & Smith, P. S. (2021). The electron-capture origin of supernova 2018zd. Nature Astronomy. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41550-021-01384-2  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Why Facts Don't Win Arguments, SETI 101, Self-Control Pitfalls

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 12:48


Learn why self-control isn't always good for you; why you can't win an argument using facts; and what SETI is looking for. More from Dr. Steven Novella: The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe http://www.theskepticsguide.org/  New England Skeptical Society http://www.theness.com/  NeuroLogica blog http://theness.com/neurologicablog/  Steven Novella faculty bio https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/steven_novella/  More from Seth Shostak: Seth Shostak's Website http://sethshostak.com/  Follow @SethShostak on Twitter https://twitter.com/SethShostak  Big Picture Science: The radio show and podcast of the SETI Institute, with Seth Shostak http://bigpicturescience.org/  To learn more about motivated reasoning and how we think, read "The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion" by Jonathan Haidt: https://www.amazon.com/Righteous-Mind-Divided-Politics-Religion/dp/0307455777   The stories in this episode originally aired July 8, 2018 “SETI on How We Search for Aliens (w/ Seth Shostak), Facts Don't Win Arguments, Self-Control, and The Red Baron” https://omny.fm/shows/curiosity-daily/seti-on-how-we-search-for-aliens-w-seth-shostak-fa   Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Mapping the Ocean, Soap-Making Cells, Crows Comprehend Zero

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 13:55

Learn how Seabed 2030 will map the ocean floor; how our cells make soap; and how crows understand the concept of zero.  More than half of Earth's surface is unmapped, but Seabed 2030 aims to map it by 2030 by Grant Currin Jacobs, F. (2021, July 19). More than half the world is still unmapped — but not for long. Big Think; Big Think. https://bigthink.com/strange-maps/seabed-2030  ‌Amos, J. (2020, June 20). One-fifth of Earth's ocean floor is now mapped. BBC News; BBC News. https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-53119686  ‌Berman, R. (2020, December 2). Stanford engineers develop new light and sound tech to finally map the ocean floor. Big Think; Big Think. https://bigthink.com/technology-innovation/underwater-stanford-engineering  Frequently asked questions. (2017). The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project. https://seabed2030.org/faq  ‌GEBCO project history. (2016). GEBCO. https://www.gebco.net/about_us/project_history/  ‌Mayer, L., Jakobsson, M., Allen, G., Dorschel, B., Falconer, R., Ferrini, V., Lamarche, G., Snaith, H., & Weatherall, P. (2018). The Nippon Foundation—GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project: The Quest to See the World's Oceans Completely Mapped by 2030. Geosciences, 8(2), 63. https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences8020063  Our cells make their own soap to kill bacteria by Grant Currin Human cells harness power of detergents to wipe out bacteria. (2021, July 15). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/654392  Gaudet, R. G., Zhu, S., Halder, A., Kim, B.-H., Bradfield, C. J., Huang, S., Xu, D., Mamiñska, A., Nguyen, T. N., Lazarou, M., Karatekin, E., Gupta, K., & MacMicking, J. D. (2021). A human apolipoprotein L with detergent-like activity kills intracellular pathogens. Science, 373(6552), eabf8113. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abf8113  Shi En Kim. (2021, July 20). Human Cells Ward Off Bacterial Invaders With a Protein That Behaves Like Soap. Smithsonian Magazine; Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/human-cells-ward-bacterial-invaders-protein-behaves-soap-180978237/  Crows understand the concept of zero by Cameron Duke Kirschhock, M. E., Ditz, H. M., & Nieder, A. (2021). Behavioral and Neuronal Representation of Numerosity Zero in the Crow. The Journal of Neuroscience, 41(22), 4889–4896. https://doi.org/10.1523/jneurosci.0090-21.2021  Nicoletta Lanese. (2021, June 14). Crows understand the “concept of zero” (despite their bird brains). Livescience.com; Live Science. https://www.livescience.com/crows-understand-concept-of-zero.html  Szalay, J. (2017, September 18). Who Invented Zero? Livescience.com; Live Science. https://www.livescience.com/27853-who-invented-zero.html  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Road to the 8-Hour Workday, the Liking Gap, Shocking Tomatoes

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 14:08

Learn about how guaranteed 8-hour work days came to the US; the liking gap; and the shocking defense systems of tomato plants. It took more than 70 years to guarantee 8-hour work days in the US by Steffie Drucker Lee, S. (2019, February 26). 40-hour work week: The history and evolution | Culture Amp. Culture Amp. https://www.cultureamp.com/blog/40-hour-work-week-the-history-and-evolution  ‌Ward, M., & Lebowitz, S. (2020, June 12). A history of how the 40-hour workweek became the norm in America. Business Insider; Business Insider. https://www.businessinsider.com/history-of-the-40-hour-workweek-2015-10  ‌Hendricks, S. (2021, July 20). Thanks to Iceland, the four-day workweek is coming. Big Think; Big Think. https://bigthink.com/politics-current-affairs/four-day-week- ‌ Going Public: Iceland's Journey to a Shorter Working Week. (2021). Autonomy. https://autonomy.work/portfolio/icelandsww/  ‌80 Days That Changed the World - TIME. (2003, March 31). TIME.com. https://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1977881_1977883_1977922,00.html  ‌Ward, M. (2017, May 3). A brief history of the 8-hour workday, which changed how Americans work. CNBC; CNBC. https://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/03/how-the-8-hour-workday-changed-how-americans-work.html  ‌History of Labor Day | U.S. Department of Labor. (2021). Dol.gov. https://www.dol.gov/general/laborday/history  ‌The Haymarket Affair — Illinois Labor History Society. (2014). Illinois Labor History Society. Illinois Labor History Society. http://www.illinoislaborhistory.org/the-haymarket-affair  People like us more than we think, and this bias starts as young as 5 by Cameron Duke  Kids As Young As Five Underestimate How Much Their Peers Like Them. (2021, July 7). Research Digest. https://digest.bps.org.uk/2021/07/07/kids-as-young-as-five-underestimate-how-much-their-peers-like-them/  Wolf, W., Nafe, A., & Tomasello, M. (2021). The Development of the Liking Gap: Children Older Than 5 Years Think That Partners Evaluate Them Less Positively Than They Evaluate Their Partners. Psychological Science, 32(5), 789–798. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797620980754  When under attack, tomatoes sound the alarm with a jolt by Cameron Duke Devis, D. (2021, July 29). Seeing red – do tomatoes feel pain? Cosmos Magazine. https://cosmosmagazine.com/nature/plants/tomatoes-send-electric-warning-when-attacked-by-caterpillars/  Reissig, G. N., Oliveira, T. F. de C., Oliveira, R. P. de, Posso, D. A., Parise, A. G., Nava, D. E., & Souza, G. M. (2021). Fruit Herbivory Alters Plant Electrome: Evidence for Fruit-Shoot Long-Distance Electrical Signaling in Tomato Plants. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 5. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2021.657401  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Fossil Prep Mistakes, 1840s Electric Cars, Tip of Your Tongue

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 16:12

Learn how accurate fossil preparators must be; why electric cars are an old concept; and words on the tip of your tongue. Additional information about fossil preparators and other resources from Caitlyn Wylie: Pick up the open-access book "Preparing Dinosaurs: The Work Behind the Scenes": https://direct.mit.edu/books/monograph/5180/Preparing-DinosaursThe-Work-behind-the-Scenes  Faculty page https://engineering.virginia.edu/faculty/caitlin-donahue-wylie  Follow @CaitlinDWylie on Twitter https://twitter.com/CaitlinDWylie   Electric cars are the future, but they are also the distant past by Cameron Duke Hanlon, M. (2012, June 27). Le Jamais Contente - the first purpose-built land speed record car. New Atlas. https://newatlas.com/le-jamais-contente-first-land-speed-record/23094/ Kirsch, D. A. (2021). The electric car and the burden of history: Studies in automotive systems rivalry in America, 1890--1996 - ProQuest. Proquest.com. https://www.proquest.com/openview/2615595fdc7e4891b8fac5ddfb762066/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=18750&diss=y The History of the Electric Car. (2014). Energy.gov. https://www.energy.gov/articles/history-electric-car Wilson, K. A. (2018, March 15). Worth the Watt: A Brief History of the Electric Car, 1830 to Present. Car and Driver; Car and Driver. https://www.caranddriver.com/features/g15378765/worth-the-watt-a-brief-history-of-the-electric-car-1830-to-present/ Word on the tip of your tongue by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from Mariana in Lisbon, Portugal) Emmorey, K. D., & Fromkin, V. A. (1988). The mental lexicon. Linguistics: The Cambridge Survey, 124–149. https://doi.org/10.1017/cbo9780511621062.006  ‌The Virtual Linguistics Campus. (2012). PSY112 - The Mental Lexicon [YouTube Video]. In YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8HIAVTeGNk  D'Angelo, M. C., & Humphreys, K. R. (2015). Tip-of-the-tongue states reoccur because of implicit learning, but resolving them helps. Cognition, 142, 166–190. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2015.05.019  Oliver, L. K., Li, T., Harley, J. J., & Humphreys, K. R. (2019). Neither Cue Familiarity nor Semantic Cues Increase the Likelihood of Repeating a Tip-of-the-Tongue State. Collabra: Psychology, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.1525/collabra.200  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dino Fossil Preparation and Newborns “Dream” About the World

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 14:19

Learn how newborn mammals “dream” about the world before entering it; and what goes into prepping dinosaurs for research.  Newborn mammals "dream" about the world they're about to experience before they open their eyes by Grant Currin Eyes wide shut: How newborn mammals dream the world they're entering. (2021, July 22). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/561171  Ge, X., Zhang, K., Gribizis, A., Hamodi, A. S., Sabino, A. M., & Crair, M. C. (2021). Retinal waves prime visual motion detection by simulating future optic flow. Science, 373(6553), eabd0830. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abd0830  Hathaway-Yale, B. (2021, July 28). Mice “dream” about the world just before they're born - Futurity. Futurity. https://www.futurity.org/newborn-mice-dream-2603692/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=newborn-mice-dream-2603692  Cassella, C. (2021). Mice Could Be “Dreaming” About Moving in The World Even Before They Open Their Eyes. ScienceAlert. https://www.sciencealert.com/mammals-could-be-dreaming-about-the-world-even-before-they-open-their-eyes  Additional information about fossil preparators and other resources from Caitlyn Wylie: Pick up the open-access book "Preparing Dinosaurs: The Work Behind the Scenes": https://direct.mit.edu/books/monograph/5180/Preparing-DinosaursThe-Work-behind-the-Scenes  Faculty page https://engineering.virginia.edu/faculty/caitlin-donahue-wylie  Follow @CaitlinDWylie on Twitter https://twitter.com/CaitlinDWylie   Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Diderot Effect, Animated Cave Art, Running Benefits Your Knees

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 14:34


Learn about the Diderot Effect; how cave art becomes animated in firelight; and why running may be good for your knees.  The Diderot Effect is why buying one new thing makes you want to buy more new things by Steffie Drucker Clear, J. (2015, October 6). The Diderot Effect: Why We Want Things We Don't Need. James Clear. https://jamesclear.com/diderot-effect  ‌Hendricks, S. (2018, July 16). How the Diderot Effect explains why you buy things you don't need. Big Think; Big Think. https://bigthink.com/scotty-hendricks/how-the-diderot-effect-explains-why-you-buy-things-you-dont-need Wiest, B. (2018, July 10). The “Diderot Effect” Explains Why It's So Easy To Feel Like You Never Have, Or Do, Enough. Forbes. https://www.forbes.com/sites/briannawiest/2018/07/10/the-diderot-effect-explains-why-its-so-easy-to-feel-like-you-never-have-or-do-enough/?sh=14b863f555fd  ‌Diderot, D. (1769). Regrets for my Old Dressing Gown. Marxists.org. https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/diderot/1769/regrets.htm  Cave art becomes animated when you view it in firelight by Grant Currin Ouellette, J. (2021, June 19). Archaeologists recreated three common kinds of Paleolithic cave lighting. Ars Technica; Ars Technica. https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/06/archaeologists-recreated-three-common-kinds-of-paleolithic-cave-lighting/ Wachtel, E. (2017). The First Picture Show: Cinematic Aspects of Cave Art. Leonardo, 26(2), 135–140. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/606950/pdf  Light in darkness: an experimental look at Paleolithic cave lighting. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/p-li060921.php  Medina-Alcaide, M. Á., Garate, D., Intxaurbe, I., Sanchidrián, J. L., Rivero, O., Ferrier, C., Mesa, M. D., Pereña, J., & Líbano, I. (2021). The conquest of the dark spaces: An experimental approach to lighting systems in Paleolithic caves. PLOS ONE, 16(6), e0250497. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0250497  Running May Actually Be Good for Your Knees by Ashley Hamer first aired September 2, 2018 https://omny.fm/shows/curiosity-daily/infidelity-predictors-buzz-aldrin-s-moon-mementos  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Infinity in a Used Prayer Book and Vampire-Like Sea Slugs

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 12:32

Learn about the earliest use of infinity we've found; and vampire-like sea slugs that absorb other organisms' attributes. The earliest mathematical use of infinity was found in a reused prayer book by Briana Brownell Reviel Netz. (2021). The Diagrams as Floating Bodies by Reviel Netz of Stanford University. Archimedespalimpsest.org. http://archimedespalimpsest.org/about/scholarship/method-infinity.php ‌ NOVA | Infinite Secrets | Working with Infinity | PBS. (2021). Pbs.org. https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/archimedes/infinity.html  ‌Lloyd, R. (2009, February 17). Idea of Infinity Stretched Back to Third Century B.C. Livescience.com; Live Science. https://www.livescience.com/3336-idea-infinity-stretched-century.html  The Archimedes Palimpsest Project. (2021). About the Archimedes Palimpsest. Archimedespalimpsest.org. http://archimedespalimpsest.org/about/  Some species of nudibranchs can absorb other organisms' attributes like vampires by Grant Currin Jonny Thomson. (2021, July 9). Nudibranchs: psychedelic body snatchers of the deep. Big Think; Big Think. https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/nudibranchs-strange-body-snatchers-ocean  Goodheart, J. (2018, May 9). How Sea Slugs Steal the Defenses of Their Prey. Si.edu. https://ocean.si.edu/ocean-life/invertebrates/how-sea-slugs-steal-defenses-their-prey  Nudibranchs: psychedelic thieves of the sea. (2017). Nhm.ac.uk. https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/nudibranchs-psychedelic-thieves-of-the-sea.html  Nudibranchs (2016). National Geographic. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/invertebrates/facts/nudibranchs-1?loggedin=true  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Talkers Are Leaders, DNA Evidence Myth, Thinking Sans Brain

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 13:48

Learn about a key trait in group leaders; why DNA evidence is overrated; and a brainless slime mold that can “think.” The "babble hypothesis" of leadership says people who talk more are seen as leaders by Steffie Drucker Dolan, E. W. (2021, July 17). New study finds people who speak more are more likely to be viewed as leaders. PsyPost; PsyPost. https://www.psypost.org/2021/07/new-study-finds-people-who-speak-more-are-more-likely-to-be-viewed-as-leaders-61540  MacLaren, N. G., Yammarino, F. J., Dionne, S. D., Sayama, H., Mumford, M. D., Connelly, S., Martin, R. W., Mulhearn, T. J., Todd, E. M., Kulkarni, A., Cao, Y., & Ruark, G. A. (2020). Testing the babble hypothesis: Speaking time predicts leader emergence in small groups. The Leadership Quarterly, 31(5), 101409. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.leaqua.2020.101409  Contrary To Popular Belief, DNA Evidence Is Far From Perfect by Ashley Hamer  Shermer, M. (2015). Forensic Pseudoscience. Scientific American, 313(3), 95–95. https://doi.org/10.1038/scientificamerican0915-95  Shaer, M. (2016, May 17). The Atlantic. The Atlantic; theatlantic. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/06/a-reasonable-doubt/480747/  ‌Dolan, M. (2019, January 29). The danger of DNA: It isn't perfect. Chicagotribune.com; Chicago Tribune. https://www.chicagotribune.com/la-me-dna26-2008dec26-story.html  There's a brainless slime mold that can do things often associated with thinking by Cameron Duke Greenberg, A. (2020, September 21). Eight smart things slime molds can do without a brain. Pbs.org; Nova. https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/slime-mold-smart-brainless-cognition/  Murugan, N. J., Kaltman, D. H., Jin, P. H., Chien, M., Martinez, R., Nguyen, C. Q., Kane, A., Novak, R., Ingber, D. E., & Levin, M. (2021). Mechanosensation Mediates Long‐Range Spatial Decision‐Making in an Aneural Organism. Advanced Materials, 2008161. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.202008161  Thinking without a brain. (2021, July 15). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/762793  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How COVID Tests Work, Making Decisions with Math, Dog Talent

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 15:37

Learn how COVID tests work; how math can help you with major life decisions; and how some dogs have natural talent. How COVID PCR tests work by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from Lydia) Tiner, S. (2020, March 27). The Science Behind the Test for the COVID-19 VirusDiscovery's Edge. Https://Discoverysedge.mayo.edu/. https://discoverysedge.mayo.edu/2020/03/27/the-science-behind-the-test-for-the-covid-19-virus/ ‌ Amoeba Sisters. (2020). PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) [YouTube Video]. In YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5jmdh9AnS4  ‌PCR: Thirty-five years and counting. (2018, May 10). PCR: Thirty-five years and counting. Science | AAAS. https://www.sciencemag.org/features/2018/05/pcr-thirty-five-years-and-counting ‌ Ask A Scientist Staff. (2020, October 23). Why qPCR is the gold standard for COVID-19 testing. Ask a Scientist; Thermo Fisher Scientific. https://www.thermofisher.com/blog/ask-a-scientist/why-qpcr-is-the-gold-standard-for-covid-19-testing/  Additional resources from David Sumpter: Pick up "The Ten Equations that Rule the World and How You Can Use Them Too": https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/314/314406/the-ten-equations-that-rule-the-world/9780241404546.html  Faculty page: https://katalog.uu.se/profile/?id=N7-525  Twitter: https://twitter.com/soccermatics?lang=en  Dogs have talent, yes they do by Steffie Drucker Not only humans got talent, dogs got it too! (2021, July 7). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/553737  Fugazza, C., Dror, S., Sommese, A., Temesi, A., & Miklósi, Á. (2021). Word learning dogs (Canis familiaris) provide an animal model for studying exceptional performance. Scientific Reports, 11(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-93581-2  ‌Genius Dog Challenge. (2021). Exceptional DOGS & what they can TEACH us [YouTube Video]. In YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WF6ZpjdH2Sc  Follow Christina Hunger, Speech Pathologist, on Instagram @Hunger4Words https://www.instagram.com/hunger4words/?hl=en  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Turning the Table on Addictive Apps, Black Hole Reflections

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 13:06

Learn how to turn the table on addictive apps; and how black holes can make us see multiple versions of the same thing.  Additional resources from David Sumpter: Pick up "The Ten Equations that Rule the World and How You Can Use Them Too": https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/314/314406/the-ten-equations-that-rule-the-world/9780241404546.html  Faculty page: https://katalog.uu.se/profile/?id=N7-525  Twitter: https://twitter.com/soccermatics?lang=en  New mathematical model shows why black holes can make us see multiple versions of the same thing by Briana Brownell Danish Student solves how the Universe is reflected near black holes. (2021, July 26). Nbi.ku.dk; University of Copenhagen. https://nbi.ku.dk/english/news/news21/danish-student-solves-how-the-universe-is-reflected-near-black-holes/ ‌Snepppen, A. (2021). Divergent reflections around the photon sphere of a black hole. Scientific Reports, 11(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-93595-w Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Alibi Memory, Denisova Cave History, Cleaning Fruit & Veggies

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 12:32

Learn how often people misremember alibis; new lessons from Denisova Cave; and how to remove pesticides from produce.  People often misremember where they were on a given date, which puts criminal alibis into question by Cameron Duke Faulty memories of our past whereabouts: The fallacy of an airtight alibi. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-07/afps-fmo070721.php Laliberte, E., Yim, H., Stone, B., & Dennis, S. J. (2021). The Fallacy of an Airtight Alibi: Understanding Human Memory for “Where” Using Experience Sampling. Psychological Science, 32(6), 944–951. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797620980752 Young, E. (2021, June 7). It's Surprisingly Common To Misremember Where You Were On A Specific Time And Date. Research Digest. https://digest.bps.org.uk/2021/06/07/its-surprisingly-common-to-misremember-where-you-were-on-a-specific-time-and-date/ Huge analysis of sediment DNA tells a deeper story of Denisova Cave by Cameron Duke Pleistocene sediment DNA from Denisova Cave: Sediment DNA tracks 300,000 years of hominin and animal presence at Denisova Cave. (2021). ScienceDaily. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/06/210623113857.htm Zavala, E. I., Jacobs, Z., Vernot, B., Shunkov, M. V., Kozlikin, M. B., Derevianko, A. P., Essel, E., de Fillipo, C., Nagel, S., Richter, J., Romagné, F., Schmidt, A., Li, B., O'Gorman, K., Slon, V., Kelso, J., Pääbo, S., Roberts, R. G., & Meyer, M. (2021). Pleistocene sediment DNA reveals hominin and faunal turnovers at Denisova Cave. Nature. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-03675-0 The Best Ways to Remove Pesticides From Produce was originally published June 29, 2018: https://omny.fm/shows/curiosity-daily/how-to-remove-pesticides-from-produce-the-misattri  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Pirates Plundered the Metric System, What Marsquakes Teach Us

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 11:47


Learn about the time pirates stopped the US from switching to the metric system; and new learnings about Mars' interior. The US once tried switching to the metric system, but got stopped by pirates by Steffie Drucker How Pirates Of The Caribbean Hijacked America's Metric System. (2017, December 28). NPR.org. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/12/28/574044232/how-pirates-of-the-caribbean-hijacked-americas-metric-system  Kaplan, S. (2017). Pirates Are to Blame For Why The US Doesn't Use The Metric System. ScienceAlert. https://www.sciencealert.com/pirates-are-to-blame-for-why-the-us-doesn-t-use-the-metric-system  Esser, M. (2017, September 19). Pirates of the Caribbean (Metric Edition). NIST. https://www.nist.gov/blogs/taking-measure/pirates-caribbean-metric-edition  Materese, R. (2016, December 23). Busting Myths about the Metric System. NIST. https://www.nist.gov/blogs/taking-measure/busting-myths-about-metric-system  We just learned a ton about the interior of Mars by Briana Brownell The anatomy of a planet. (2021, July 22). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/612165  Hays, B. (2021, July 23). Insight data offers clues to Mars' deep interior, formation in solar system. UPI; UPI. https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2021/07/23/marsquakes-insight-lander/9331627055442/  NASA's InSight Reveals the Deep Interior of Mars. (2021, July 22). Nasa.gov. https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/nasas-insight-reveals-the-deep-interior-of-mars  ‌“Felt” Earthquakes = Ones That People Feel. (2018). Usgs.gov. https://www.usgs.gov/observatories/hawaiian-volcano-observatory/felt-earthquakes  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Romanesco Fractals, Dolphin Names & Evolution vs. Mating

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 15:07


Learn about evolutionary compromises; the fractals of Romanesco cauliflower; and dolphins that learn each other's names.  Conflict traits: when evolution and mating conflict with each other by Cameron Duke Experiments show natural selection opposes sexual selection. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/uoe-esn060721.php Mulder, M. B., & Rauch, K. L. (2009). Sexual conflict in humans: Variations and solutions. Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues, News, and Reviews, 18(5), 201–214. https://doi.org/10.1002/evan.20226 Okada, K., Katsuki, M., Sharma, M. D., Kiyose, K., Seko, T., Okada, Y., Wilson, A. J., & Hosken, D. J. (2021). Natural selection increases female fitness by reversing the exaggeration of a male sexually selected trait. Nature Communications, 12(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-23804-7 Here's why Romanesco cauliflower grows in a fractal pattern by Briana Brownell Ouellette, J. (2021, July 8). What fractals, Fibonacci, and the golden ratio have to do with cauliflower. Ars Technica; Ars Technica. https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/07/what-fractals-fibonacci-and-the-golden-ratio-have-to-do-with-cauliflower/  ‌Azpeitia, E., Tichtinsky, G., Le Masson, M., Serrano-Mislata, A., Lucas, J., Gregis, V., Gimenez, C., Prunet, N., Farcot, E., Kater, M. M., Bradley, D., Madueño, F., Godin, C., & Parcy, F. (2021). Cauliflower fractal forms arise from perturbations of floral gene networks. Science, 373(6551), 192–197. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abg5999  Dolphins can learn each other's names by Grant Currin Morell, V. (2021, April 22). Dolphins learn the “names” of their friends to form teams—a first in animal kingdom. Science | AAAS. https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/04/dolphins-learn-names-their-friends-form-teams-first-animal-kingdom  ‌King, S. L., Connor, R. C., Krützen, M., & Allen, S. J. (2021). Cooperation-based concept formation in male bottlenose dolphins. Nature Communications, 12(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-22668-1  ‌Shyr, L. (2021, May 5). Dolphins Help Those Who've Helped Them Before, Even When They're Not Friends. Atlas Obscura; Atlas Obscura. https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/dolphins-work-in-teams  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Hamster Microwave, Are Humans Still Evolving?, Art Is Better in a Museum

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 14:17

Learn about a microwave to revive hamsters; whether humans are still evolving; and why art is more moving in a museum. One of the earliest microwaves wasn't for food… it was for reanimating frozen hamsters. by Cameron Duke Andjus, R. K., & Lovelock, J. E. (1955). Reanimation of rats from body temperatures between 0 and 1° C by microwave diathermy. The Journal of Physiology, 128(3), 541–546. https://doi.org/10.1113/jphysiol.1955.sp005323  Felton, J. (2021, May 18). YouTuber Discovers The Bizarre Early Use Of Microwave Ovens. IFLScience; IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/early-microwaves-hamsters/  Scott, T. (2021). I promise this story about microwaves is interesting. [YouTube Video]. In YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tdiKTSdE9Y  Are humans still evolving? by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from Jonathan) Milk episode: https://www.curiositydaily.com/our-ability-to-drink-milk-evolved-way-faster-than-scientists-thought/  An Evolutionary Whodunit: How Did Humans Develop Lactose Tolerance? (2012, December 28). NPR.org. https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2012/12/27/168144785/an-evolutionary-whodunit-how-did-humans-develop-lactose-tolerance  Hoole, J. (2018). These “Sea Nomads” Are The First Known Humans to Have a Genetic Adaptation to Diving. ScienceAlert. https://www.sciencealert.com/indonesian-bajau-genetic-changes-adapt-them-to-aquatic-lifestyle-2 ‌ Winter. (2013, January 29). How to Survive a Siberian Winter. Science | AAAS. https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2013/01/how-survive-siberian-winter  ‌Hsu, J. (2010, July). Tibetans Underwent Fastest Evolution Seen in Humans. Livescience.com; Live Science. https://www.livescience.com/6663-tibetans-underwent-fastest-evolution-humans.html  TED-Ed. (2020). Is human evolution speeding up or slowing down? - Laurence Hurst [YouTube Video]. In YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTeOhj6dxsU  ‌SciShow. (2020). 4 Ways Humans Are Still Evolving [YouTube Video]. In YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCjAAVk7Uis  Art is more moving when you see it in a museum by Cameron Duke Art affects you more powerfully when you view it in a museum. (2015, February 5). Research Digest. https://digest.bps.org.uk/2015/02/05/art-affects-you-more-powerfully-when-you-view-it-in-a-museum/  Brieber, D., Nadal, M., & Leder, H. (2015). In the white cube: Museum context enhances the valuation and memory of art. Acta Psychologica, 154, 36–42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2014.11.004  Situated Cognition: Theory & Definition | Study.com. (2021). Study.com. https://study.com/academy/lesson/situated-cognition-theory-definition.html  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Easter Island Mythbusting and the Universe's Expansion Rate

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 11:00

Learn why Easter Island never had a population collapse; and how scientists are measuring the expansion of our universe. Easter Island never had a population collapse, as commonly believed by Grant Currin Resilience, not collapse: What the Easter Island myth gets wrong. (2021, July 13). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/793195 ‌Johnson, S. (2021, July 16). Busting the Easter Island myth: there was no civilization collapse. Big Think; Big Think. https://bigthink.com/culture-religion/easter-island  ‌DiNapoli, R. J., Crema, E. R., Lipo, C. P., Rieth, T. M., & Hunt, T. L. (2021). Approximate Bayesian Computation of radiocarbon and paleoenvironmental record shows population resilience on Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Nature Communications, 12(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-24252-z  Scientists can't decide how fast the universe is expanding, but this scientist says there's no conflict at all by Briana Brownell “There may not be a conflict after all” in expanding universe debate. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/uoc-mn062921.php ‌ Freedman, W. L. (2021). Measurements of the Hubble Constant: Tensions in Perspective. arXiv preprint https://arxiv.org/abs/2106.15656  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Volcano Perks, Club Soda vs. Seltzer, How to Procrastinate Correctly

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 12:57

Learn about the benefits of living near a volcano; different types of carbonated water; and how to procrastinate right. The stories in this episode originally aired May 30, 2018 “Perks of Procrastination, Volcano Dwellers, Club Soda vs Sparkling Waters” https://omny.fm/shows/curiosity-daily/perks-of-procrastination-volcano-dwellers-and-the Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Hygiene Hypothesis, Ancient Coronavirus, Black Hole Eats Neutron Star

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 14:14

Learn about whether being too clean makes kids sick; an ancient coronavirus epidemic; and a black hole-neutron star merger. Is being too hygienic making kids sick? These researchers say the public has it all wrong by Grant Currin Being clean and hygienic need not impair childhood immunity. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-07/ucl-bca070221.php  Rook, G. A. W., & Bloomfield, S. F. (2021). Microbial exposures that establish immunoregulation are compatible with targeted hygiene. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 148(1), 33–39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaci.2021.05.008  ‌Cara, E. (2021, July 6). Being Clean Doesn't Have to Be Bad for Our Immune System, Scientists Say. Gizmodo; Gizmodo. https://gizmodo.com/being-clean-doesnt-have-to-be-bad-for-our-immune-system-1847238686  Genome study reveals East Asian coronavirus epidemic 20,000 years ago by Cameron Duke Souilmi, Y., Lauterbur, M. E., Tobler, R., Huber, C. D., Johar, A. S., Moradi, S. V., Johnston, W. A., Krogan, N. J., Alexandrov, K., & Enard, D. (2021). An ancient viral epidemic involving host coronavirus interacting genes more than 20,000 years ago in East Asia. Current Biology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2021.05.067  Queensland University of Technology (2021, June 24). Genome study reveals East Asian coronavirus epidemic 20,000 years ago. Phys.org. https://phys.org/news/2021-06-genome-reveals-east-asian-coronavirus.html  We got the first ever detection of a black hole gobbling up a neutron star by Briana Brownell Black holes swallow neutron stars like “Pac Man.” (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/anu-bh062521.php  ‌Astrophysicists detect first black hole-neutron star mergers. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/nu-adf062821.php  ‌Abbott, R., Abbott, T. D., Abraham, S., Acernese, F., Ackley, K., Adams, A., ... & Boudart, V. (2021). Observation of gravitational waves from two neutron star–black hole coalescences. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 915(1), L5. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/ac082e/pdf Betz, E. (2020). How Big Are Neutron Stars? Discover Magazine; Discover Magazine. https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/how-big-is-a-neutron-star  ‌By Pallab Ghosh. (2021, June 29). Rare black hole and neutron star collisions sighted twice in 10 days. BBC News; BBC News. https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-57639520  ‌What Is a Black Hole? (2015). NASA. https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/stories/nasa-knows/what-is-a-black-hole-k4.html  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Cognitive Flexibility, Arctic Dinosaurs, Noctilucent Clouds

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 13:51

Learn about how cognitive flexibility helps you learn; why dinosaurs may have been warm-blooded; and noctilucent clouds. A high IQ might mean you're smart, but high "cognitive flexibility" means you can learn by Grant Currin Barbara Jacquelyn Sahakian, Christelle Langley, & Leong, V. (2021, June 23). IQ tests can't measure it, but “cognitive flexibility” is key to learning and creativity. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/iq-tests-cant-measure-it-but-cognitive-flexibility-is-key-to-learning-and-creativity-163284  ‌3 Ways to Improve Your Cognitive Flexibility. (2019). Psychology Today. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/wild-connections/201912/3-ways-improve-your-cognitive-flexibility  ‌Dajani, D. R., & Uddin, L. Q. (2015). Demystifying cognitive flexibility: Implications for clinical and developmental neuroscience. Trends in Neurosciences, 38(9), 571–578. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tins.2015.07.003  At least 7 species of dinosaur lived and nested in the Arctic, which suggests the existence of warm-blooded dinosaurs by Cameron Duke Druckenmiller, P. S., Erickson, G. M., Brinkman, D., Brown, C. M., & Eberle, J. J. (2021). Nesting at extreme polar latitudes by non-avian dinosaurs. Current Biology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2021.05.041 Multiple dinosaur species not only lived in the Arctic, they also nested there. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/cp-mds061721.php Rare, glowing noctilucent clouds are appearing more frequently by Briana Brownell Q13 FOX. (2021, June 17). Night shining “noctilucent” clouds make mesmerizing appearance over Seattle. Q13 FOX; Q13 FOX. https://www.q13fox.com/weather/night-shining-noctilucent-clouds-make-mesmerizing-appearance-over-seattle  Mortillaro, N. (2021, June 19). Keep an eye out for rare electric-blue noctilucent clouds in the northern sky. CBC. https://www.cbc.ca/news/science/noctilucent-clouds-northern-sky-1.6069959  Rare glowing cloud phenomenon captured in timelapse ok UK's night sky. (2021, June 17). Msn.com. https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/other/rare-glowing-cloud-phenomenon-captured-in-timelapse-ok-uks-night-sky/vi-AAL8F2Q  Spaceweather.com Time Machine. (2021). Spaceweather.com. https://www.spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=17&month=06&year=2021  Umair Irfan. (2021, May 19). Why eerie, glowing noctilucent clouds are showing up more often. Vox; Vox. https://www.vox.com/22420935/glowing-cloud-noctilucent-mystery-unexplainable-podcast-climate  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How to Talk to Strangers, Red Dead Redemption 2 Naturalists, July Curiosity Challenge

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 14:20

Learn how to get better at talking to strangers; and how Red Dead Redemption 2 turns gamers into naturalists. Trivia too!  Additional resources from Joe Keohane: Pick up "The Power Of Strangers" at your local bookstore: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781984855770?aff=penguinrandom  Website: https://joekeohane.net/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeKeohane  Red Dead Redemption 2 accidentally turns gamers into amateur naturalists without them even knowing by Cameron Duke Parker, R. (2018, October 30). “Red Dead Redemption 2” Breaks Records With $725 Million Opening Weekend. The Hollywood Reporter; The Hollywood Reporter. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/general-news/red-dead-redemption-2-breaks-records-725-million-opening-weekend-1156235/  Crowley, E. J., Silk, M. J., & Crowley, S. L. (2021). The educational value of virtual ecologies in Red Dead Redemption 2. People and Nature. https://doi.org/10.1002/pan3.10242 Red Dead Redemption 2 teaches players about wildlife. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-07/uoe-rdr070721.php Episodes referenced in the Curiosity Challenge trivia game: Brain-computer interface: https://www.curiositydaily.com/why-song-lyrics-are-getting-simpler/  Dinosaur age: https://www.curiositydaily.com/weird-dreams-might-be-a-brain-feature-not-a-bug/  Megalodon: https://www.curiositydaily.com/why-megalodon-was-so-huge-misophonia-in-the-brain-trivia/  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

History of Talking to Strangers, Dark Matter Between Galaxies

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 13:25

Learn why talking to strangers shouldn't be scary; and a new map revealing hidden dark matter “bridges” between galaxies. Additional resources from Joe Keohane: Pick up "The Power Of Strangers" at your local bookstore: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781984855770?aff=penguinrandom  Website: https://joekeohane.net/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeKeohane  A new AI-generated map revealed hidden dark matter "bridges" that connect galaxies by Briana Brownell Pappas, S. (2021, May 28). Dark matter map reveals new filaments connecting galaxies. Livescience.com; Live Science. https://www.livescience.com/map-local-universe-dark-matter.html  ‌Ratner, P. (2021, May 27). Scientists find dark matter “bridges” that may reveal future of our galaxy. Big Think; Big Think. https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/dark-matter-bridges-future-galaxy  Mapping the local cosmic web: Dark matter map reveals hidden bridges between galaxies. (2021, May 25). Phys.org. https://phys.org/news/2021-05-local-cosmic-web-dark-reveals.html  ‌Hong, S. E., Jeong, D., Seong Hwang, H., & Kim, J. (2021). Revealing the Local Cosmic Web from Galaxies by Deep Learning. The Astrophysical Journal, 913(1), 76. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/abf040  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Meat Disgust, Cosmic Rays for Medicine, Immortal Battery

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 13:04

Learn about how meat-eaters really feel; using cosmic rays in medical diagnoses; and the Oxford Electric Bell mystery.  People who eat meat think it's gross, which suggests new ideas for cutting consumption by Kelsey Donk Even Some Meat-Eaters Are Disgusted By Meat — And Encouraging Those Feelings Could Help Reduce Consumption. (2021, June 3). Research Digest. https://digest.bps.org.uk/2021/06/03/even-some-meat-eaters-are-disgusted-by-meat-and-encouraging-those-feelings-could-help-reduce-consumption/  Becker, E., & Lawrence, N. S. (2021). Meat disgust is negatively associated with meat intake – Evidence from a cross-sectional and longitudinal study. Appetite, 164, 105299. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2021.105299  Doctors can use cosmic rays in medical diagnosis by Grant Currin Gough, E. (2021, June 8). The Universe is Constantly Bathing you in Radiation. Incredibly, This Could be Used for Medical Diagnosis - Universe Today. Universe Today. https://www.universetoday.com/151419/the-universe-is-constantly-bathing-you-in-radiation-incredibly-this-could-be-used-for-medical-diagnosis/#more-151419  Morris, C., Perry, J., & Merrill, F. E. (2021). Cosmic ray radiography of a human phantom. https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/2106/2106.01542.pdf  The Mysterious Battery That Has Lasted More Than 175 Years by Mae Rice originally aired May 28, 2018 https://omny.fm/shows/curiosity-daily/personality-predicting-eye-movements-a-mysterious  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

New Human Species, Digital Library of Babel, Running to Music

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 13:57

Learn about two newly discovered ancient human species; the Digital Library of Babel; and benefits of running to music. Two new species of ancient human were just discovered by Grant Currin A new type of Homo unknown to science. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/tu-ant062321.php  Hershkovitz, I., et. al. (2021). A Middle Pleistocene Homo from Nesher Ramla, Israel. Science, 372(6549), 1424–1428. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abh3169 TAUVOD. (2021). Dramatic discovery in Israeli excavation: A new type of Homo unknown to science [YouTube Video]. In YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGPKRuyd-5M  ‌“Dragon man” fossil may replace Neanderthals as our closest relative. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/cp-mf061721.php  ‌Discovery of “Dragon Man” Skull in China May Add Species to Human Family Tree. (2021). The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/25/science/dragon-man-skull-china.html  ‌Xijun Ni, Ji, Q., et. al. (2021). Massive cranium from Harbin in northeastern China establishes a new Middle Pleistocene human lineage. The Innovation, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xinn.2021.100130  The Digital Library Of Babel Could Contain Every Book Ever Written by Ashley Hamer Introduction paragraph: https://libraryofbabel.info/bookmark.cgi?uu.pkr_ujhmd75  Basile, J. (2021). About the Library. Libraryofbabel.info. http://libraryofbabel.info/About.html  Adler, J. (2015, September 22). This Digital Library Contains Every Phrase That Could Ever Be Uttered. Smithsonian Magazine; Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/digital-library-contains-every-phrase-that-could-ever-be-uttered-180956623/  ‌Sturgeon, J. (2015, April 23). Brooklyn Author Recreates Borges' Library of Babel as Infinite Website. Flavorwire; Flavorwire. https://www.flavorwire.com/515783/brooklyn-author-recreates-borges-library-of-babel-as-infinite-website  Running to music can counteract mental fatigue by Steffie Drucker Running to music combats mental fatigue a study suggests. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/uoe-rtm062221.php ‌ Lam, H.K.N., Middleton, H., & Phillips, S.H. (2021). The effect of self-selected music on endurance running capacity and performance in a mentally fatigued state. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, in press. https://doi.org/10.14198/jhse.2022.174.16  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Earworms Aid Memory, How Auroras Happen, Don't Give Cats Milk

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 13:54

Learn how earworms could be helping your memory; how auroras are created; and what your cat should drink instead of milk. Maybe that song stuck in your head is helping your long-term memory by Cameron Duke Karen Michele Nikos-Rose. (2021, June 15). That Song Is Stuck in Your Head, but It's Helping You to Remember. UC Davis. https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/song-stuck-in-head-helps-remember  Kubit, B. M., & Janata, P. (2021). Spontaneous mental replay of music improves memory for incidentally associated event knowledge. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. https://doi.org/10.1037/xge0001050  We have the first experimental evidence for how auroras are created by Briana Brownell Physicists report definitive evidence how auroras are created. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/uoi-prd060321.php  ‌Auroral Electron Acceleration. (2021). Uiowa.edu. https://homepage.physics.uiowa.edu/~ghowes/research/aurora.html  Schroeder, J. W. R., Howes, G. G., Kletzing, C. A., Skiff, F., Carter, T. A., Vincena, S., & Dorfman, S. (2021). Laboratory measurements of the physics of auroral electron acceleration by Alfvén waves. Nature communications, 12(1), 1-9. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-23377-5.epdf A Feline Myth Debunked: Don't Give Your Cat Milk by Anna Todd Fries, W. C. (2009, July 17). Cats and Dairy: Get the Facts. WebMD; WebMD. https://pets.webmd.com/cats/guide/cats-and-dairy-get-the-facts#1  Bradshaw, J. (2019, May 20). Why can't cats drink milk? Plus 6 other feline myths. BBC Science Focus Magazine; BBC Science Focus Magazine. https://www.sciencefocus.com/nature/why-cant-cats-drink-milk-plus-6-other-feline-myths/  Causes and diagnosis of lactose intolerance. (2018, November 29). Nih.gov; Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK310263/  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Tool to Cure Hiccups, Corvid Childhoods, How Spacecraft Move

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 12:05

Learn about a scientific tool to cure hiccups; why corvids owe big brains to longer childhoods; and how spacecraft move. Finally, the first-ever scientific tool to cure hiccups by Grant Currin Team describes science-based hiccups intervention. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/uoth-tds061821.php  ‌Alvarez, J., Anderson, J. M., Snyder, P. L., Mirahmadizadeh, A., Godoy, D. A., Fox, M., & Seifi, A. (2021). Evaluation of the Forced Inspiratory Suction and Swallow Tool to Stop Hiccups. JAMA Network Open, 4(6), e2113933. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.13933  https://newatlas.com/author/ben-coxworth. (2021, June 21). Drinking device claimed to help halt hiccups. New Atlas. https://newatlas.com/health-wellbeing/fisst-hiccaway-hiccups/  ‌Herndon, J. (2018, May 29). Why Do We Hiccup? Healthline; Healthline Media. https://www.healthline.com/health/why-do-we-hiccup#Why-we-get-hiccups  Corvids owe big brains to parenting/long childhoods by Steffie Drucker Extended parenting helps young birds grow smarter. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-05/mpif-eph052920.php   Heidt, A. (2020, June 8). Like humans, these big-brained birds may owe their smarts to long childhoods. Science | AAAS. https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/06/humans-these-big-brained-birds-may-owe-their-smarts-long-childhoods  Extended parenting and the evolution of cognition | Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. (2020). Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/abs/10.1098/rstb.2019.0495  If space is full of nothing, how can spacecraft move? by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from Nathan in Clive, Iowa) How does a rocket work in space where there is no air to push against? | Science Guys | Union University, a Christian College in Tennessee. (2014). Uu.edu. https://www.uu.edu/dept/physics/scienceguys/2002Sept.cfm  ‌Howell, E. (2013, April 9). How Do Space Rockets Work Without Air? Livescience.com; Live Science. https://www.livescience.com/34475-how-do-space-rockets-work-without-air.html  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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