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Second Life
Dana Ward: Barefoot Scientist Founder and President

Second Life

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 52:56


Dana Ward, the founder and president of Barefoot Scientist, has brought premium footcare products to the mainstream. After years of extensive research and product development, Ward created a brand nourishing the feet with the same level of luxury we give our face, hair, and body, with best-selling products such as PreHeels+ Blister Prevention Spray and Reboot Exfoliating Foot Peel. But before she was building a brand carried everywhere from Ulta to Rite Aid to podiatry offices around the nation, Ward was experiencing the need for footcare solutions firsthand. In her first life, Ward hosted, produced, and wrote over 7500 segments for outlets including E! Entertainment, NBC, Sony, and Clevver Media—the latter was where she was responsible for content strategy and production at the single most-viewed entertainment news network on YouTube. Who would have thought working those long hours on the red carpet in Hollywood would lead Ward to a footcare empire? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Renegade Talk Radio
Episode 3690: Globalists Attacking Red States With Deadly Tainted COVID Vaccines, Top Scientists Confirm

Renegade Talk Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 101:27


As respected scientists, researchers and statisticians confirm the horrible fact that an international corporate Deep State attacked the human population of Earth with a bioweapon called COVID-19, we can take heart in knowing their great lie is collapsing in real time and humanity will bring these murderers to justice in a Nuremberg trial 2.0. http://www.infowars.comBiden's political opposition targeted with asymmetric biological warfare for depopulation as part of Great Reset -- tune in and share this critical link to save civilization and our children's very future!

Cutting Through the Matrix with Alan Watt Podcast (.xml Format)
Jan. 23, 2022 "Cutting Through the Matrix" with Alan Watt --- Redux (Educational Talk From the Past): "Scientists' Frankensteinian Wet Dream - Humanimals for a Grazed New World" *Dialogue Copyrighted Alan Watt - Oct. 11, 2006 (Exempting Music and Lit

Cutting Through the Matrix with Alan Watt Podcast (.xml Format)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2022 49:26


--{ "Scientists' Frankensteinian Wet Dream - Humanimals for a Grazed New World"© CTTM}-- Original Broadcast 24 Jan 2008 - Going Back in Time - Technocrats - New Society, Communitarianism - Comintern, Beria, Pavlovian Techniques - Nationalism, Centralization of Power, Internationalism. Neoplatonism, "Natural Aristocracy" - American Founding Fathers, Jefferson, Revolution - Colors of Communism, Red, Green - Green Party - Dialectic - John Dee, Free Trade, British Empire - Rosicrucians, Freemasonry - France, Secret Meetings - Ben Franklin, Madame Blavatsky, Theosophy - Sheepdogs Herding Sheep - Churches, Commerce - Catholic Church, Indulgences, Carbon Taxes, Club of Rome, Public as Enemy - Foundations, Think Tanks, NGOs - Previous Warming and Ice Ages - Aerial Spraying - Rip-off Taxation - Sterilization to "Save Mother Earth" - Environmental Groups - Emissions Cuts for "Rich" Countries - Religion Shopping, Rituals, New Age - Individual Experiences and Searching - "Know Thyself" - Emotion and Logic - Values - Ego, Persona - Othello Syndrome - George Orwell, Retention of Humanity - Man Playing God - Ancient Greek Atomic Theory, Mythology of Gods. *Dialogue Copyrighted Alan Watt - Jan. 24, 2008 (Exempting Music and Literary Quotes)

The Science Hour
Tonga eruption – how it happened

The Science Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2022 59:42


The effects of the Tonga eruption could be felt around the world, many heard the boom of a sonic shock, and tsunami waves travelled far and wide. Volcanologist Shane Cronin from the University of Auckland in New Zealand is one of only a handful of people to have landed on the tiny islands above the volcano where the eruption took place. Those islands have now sunk beneath the waves but Shane tells us what he found when he went there and how his findings could inform what happens next. Stephan Grilli from the School of Ocean Engineering at the University of Rhode Island joins us from Toulon in France where he felt the effects of the shockwave and Tsunami. He says the force of the shockwave drove those waves worldwide. The oceans have continued to warm, producing continuous record temperature rises for several years now. That's the finding of Michael Mann of the University of Pennsylvania and author of The New Climate Wars. He says warming occurred last year despite the presence of global weather patterns which would usually have a cooling effect. The long-term effects of covid-19 on health are a cause of growing concern even though in many places the virus itself now appears to be taking on a milder form. Yale University neuroscientist Serena Spudich is particularly concerned with covid's impact on the brain. She says while the SARS- CoV-2 virus might not be found in brain cells themselves there are neurological impacts. Scientists have been searching for dark matter for decades, and think there's six times more of it in the universe than the stuff we can actually see, like stars and planets. But they still don't know what it is. So how can we be sure dark matter really exists? And why does it matter, anyway? Back in 2018, armed with a boiler suit, hard hat and ear defenders, Marnie Chesterton travelled over a kilometre underground into a hot and sweaty mine to see how scientists are valiantly trying to catch some elusive particles – in the hope of settling things once and for all. Several years on we return to the problem, tackling a few more CrowdScience listeners' questions about dark matter, and hearing whether we're any closer to uncovering its mysteries. We're joined in our quest by Dr Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, physicist and author of The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred. With Professor Malcolm Fairbairn, Dr Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, Dr Chamkaur Ghag and Professor Katherine Freese.

The People's Scientist
Can Indoor Plants Improve Our Air Quality and Mood?

The People's Scientist

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2022 25:39


In Episode 118 of The People's Scientist podcast, I share some scientific evidence on indoor plants and whether or not they improve air quality and measures of mental health and work productivity. In the segment foregone facts, I discuss how in 1907 it took scientists 30 years to prove that a plague of Pellagra in the South Eastern United States was due to a deficiency in vitamin B3 niacin, not due to a bacteria. Tune in for details!Want to buy me a coffee to say thanks for the episode? You can do so via Venmo or Patreon below.Venmo ID: Steph-CalPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/join/DrSCaligiuriFollow me on social media to see the papers I cite in this week's episode:IG: Dr.SCaligiuriFB: ThePeoplesScientistTwitter: DrSCaligiuriLinkedin: Stephanie CaligiuriTikTok: Dr.SCaligiuri See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Up First
Bridging The Divide: A Scientist's Search For Faith And Truth

Up First

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2022 25:01


Francis Collins was director of the National Institutes of Health for more than a decade. He's also an evangelical Christian. Host Rachel Martin talked to Collins about some of life's biggest questions and how he's found answers with science and faith.

HistoryPod
23rd January 1556: The deadliest earthquake ever recorded hit the Chinese province of Shaanxi and surrounding areas

HistoryPod

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2022


Scientists have since judged that the earthquake had a magnitude of around 8.0 on the Richter scale, and have had no reason to question the traditional estimates of around 830,000 ...

Sounds of the Caribbean with Selecta Jerry
Sounds of the Caribbean with Selecta Jerry EP739

Sounds of the Caribbean with Selecta Jerry

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2022 276:24


This weeks show starts off with music from Israel Vibration, Pablo Moses, Christos DC, Clinton Fearon, Steel Pulse, Freddie McGregor, Al Campbell, Johnny Clarke, The Paragons, Burning Spear, Willi Williams, Cornell Campbell, Junior Murvin, Errol Dunkley, and Delroy Williams. Hear new music this week from Groundation, Autarchii, Empress Akua, Aleighcia Scott, Upper Cut Band featuring Kabaka Pyramid, Juicy's Empire with Lutan Fyah and Perfect Giddimani, Million Styles, Sizzla, Max Romeo, Medisun, Aza Lineage, Nyle Banks, Teacha Dee and Inna Vision. Also this week we ride the Night In Gale Riddima s well as the Borderline Riddim featuring artists like Freddie McGregor, Kuzik, Busy Signal, Luciano, Chezidek, and Lyricson. In the Dub Zone you will hear dubs from Aswad, Scientist, The Aggrovators, Mad Professor, Jubba White, Dub Fx with Gaudi and Dactah Chando. Extended dub mixes feature Mikey Dread, Hugh Mindell & Augustus Pablo, Horace Andy, Dub Dynasty, and Massaia Dukillah with Soon T. Enjoy! Israel Vibration - Mr. Consular Man - Power Of The Trinity: Wiss Vibes - Ras Records Pablo Moses - More Than You Can Chew - The Rebirth - Grounded Music Christos DC - Opinion - Crisis 2.0 - Honest Music Clinton Fearon - Working For The Man - Mi Deh Yah - Kool Yu Foot Steel Pulse - Cry Blood - Mass Manipulation - Rootfire Cooperative Gaudi feat. Steel Pulse - Cry Dubber - Sub Signals Vol. 2 - Dubmission Records Roger Rivas - 10 Plagues/Plagues Of Dub - Happy People Records Freddie McGregor - Africa Here I Come - Studio One 10” Al Campbell - Tribal War - No More Running - Burning Sounds Johnny Clarke - Live Up Jah Man - Creation Rebel - VP Records The Paragons - A Place Called Zion - Rubadub Revolution - Pressure Sounds Burning Spear - Slavery Days/I & I Survive - Marcus Garvey/Garvey's Ghost 100th Anniversary - Mango Willi Williams & The Lone Ark Riddim Force - Don't Show Off - Glory To The King - A Lone Productions Cornell Campbell - Nothing Don't Come Easy - More Jammy's From The Roots -  Horace Andy - Problems - Santic & Friends Leonard Santic All Stars - Problems #2 - Down Santic Way - Pressure Sounds Augustus Pablo - Peace and Love Dub - Down Santic Way - Pressure Sounds Junior Murvin - Police & Thieves - Police & Thieves - Island Records Delroy Williams - This Love/This Love Dub - Message Music 7” Errol Dunkley - Love Of My Woman - Carousel Ras Teo - Jah Waterfalls/Jah Waterfalls Dub - Celestial Rockers - Zion High Productions Groundation feat. Israel Vibration & The Abyssinians - Original Ridim - One Rock - Baco Music Meta & The Cornerstones - Riser - Dia - Metarize Music Autarchii - Escaping By The Night - Disrupting The Status Quo - Red A Red Music Group Freddie McGregor - Here I Come - Night In Gale Riddim - Train Line Records Kuzik - Real People Know Real - Night In Gale Riddim - Train Line Records Busy Signal - Place Ah Run Hot - Night In Gale Riddim - Train Line Records Empress Akua - Stranger (remix) - Issachar Muzik  Aleighcia Scott - Cry - Aleighcia Scott Music Mighty Diamonds - Shame & Pride - Reggae Anthology:  Pass The Knowledge - VP Records Nana McLean - Till I Kiss You - Rebel Disco - Studio One Bitty Mclean - Walk Away From Love - On Bond Street - Peckings Dub Zone featuring Strictly Dubwize & Extended Dub Mixes Aswad - Warrior Charge - Crucial Tracks: Best Of Aswad - Island Records Scientist - Quasar - Linval Presents: Space Invaders - Greensleeves Barry Brown & The Aggrovators - We Can't Dub Like This - Praises - Pressure Sounds Mad Professor - Kunte Kinte: The African Warrior - Beyond The Realms Of Dub (Dub Me Crazy) - Ariwa  Jubba White - Trap - My Random Thoughts - White Stone Productions Dub Fx - Dub Everyday (Gaudi's Sub Signals Remix) - Sub Signals Vol. 2 - Dubmission Records Dactah Chando Meets RSD - Justica Dub - Guardians Of Dub Vol. II - Achinech Productions Mikey Dread - Warrior Stylee - Beyond World War III - Heartbeat Records  Hugh Mundell - Let's All Unite/Unite Dub/United Melody - Rockers International Horace Andy - Money (Irie Worryah Version) - Broken Beats - Echo Beach Dub Dynasty feat. Cologne - Footsteps/Footsteps Dub - Holy Cow - Steppas Massaia Dubkillah feat. Soom T - Beam Me Up/Up - Freedom & Justice - Culture Dub Records ========================================== Upper Cut Band feat. Kabaka Pyramid - Light It Up - Painting On Silence - Upper Cut Band Juicy's Empire feat. Lutan Fyah - Watch The Signs - From Jamaica To Paris - Juicy's Empire Records  Sizzla - Some Tings - Loud City Music Million Stylez - Holding On - Fu Man Chu Riddim - Revolutionary Brothers Max Romeo - Disgrace - World Of Ghouls - Charmax Music Xana Romeo - Holy - The Roots Of X - Charmax Music Medisun - Mek it Rock - Medi Rock Riddim - One Wise Studio Aza Lineage - The Vibes Is Real - Medi Rock Riddim - One Wise Studio Micah Shemaiah - Roots Rock Sound - Still - Zion High Productions Nyle “Fyakin” Banks - Kush Grandaddy - Nyle Banks Music  Inna Vision feat. Jah Maoli - Far Away - Rebel Sound Records Juicy's Empire feat. Perfect Giddimani - Gimme Some Dub - From Jamaica To Paris - Juicy's Empire Records  Danny T & Tradesman feat. Mark Iration - Up Deh/Down Deh - Scotch Bonnet Records Feldub feat. Danman - Fire Blazing - Weapon - Banzai Lab Teacha Dee - Jah Say - Time Machine - Ten Floor Records Luciano - Hammer - Borderline Riddim - Irie Ites Records  Chezidek - Powers Of The Lion - Borderline Riddim - Irie Ites Records  Lyricson - No Worry - Borderline Riddim - Irie Ites Records  Mafia & Fluxy - Borderline Riddim - Borderline Riddim - Irie Ites Records 

Daily Tech News Show
Grant Coffey – Scientists In Tech 02

Daily Tech News Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2022


Niki interviews Grant Coffey a research database manager at Crow Canyon Archaeological center in Southwestern Colorado. Grant pilots drones to survey ancient pueblo archaeological sites and find structures that are otherwise difficult to see. Hosted by Nicole Ackermans MP3 Download Using a Screen Reader? Click here Follow us on Twitter Instgram YouTube and Twitch PleaseContinue reading "Grant Coffey – Scientists In Tech 02"

Head-ON With Bob Kincaid
Friday-on-the-Front-Porch, Head-ON With Robyn Kincaid, 21 January 2022

Head-ON With Bob Kincaid

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2022 206:40


Czech woman commits suicide-by-COVID. Meat Loaf more or less did, too. At what point does the refusal to take necessary precautions become a mental health pathology? Scientists refute the silly notion that what comes after Omicron will be milder. A new term: Frankenvariants. 

The California Report Magazine
Helping the Magical Monarch Butterfly; How California's Courts Fail to Disarm Abusers

The California Report Magazine

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 29:48


Scientists say that back in the 1980s, millions of monarchs came to California each year. By 2020, that number dropped to fewer than 2,000. Numbers are way up this year, but that doesn't mean they're out of the woods. Reporter Amanda Stupi visited Lake Merritt in Oakland, looking for answers on how to help the butterfly population. Then, California may have some of the toughest gun control laws in the country, but it often struggles to enforce those laws. A new investigation from CalMatters, a nonprofit news outlet covering California policy and politics, finds that the state has failed to take guns away from thousands of domestic abusers. And those failures can have deadly consequences. CalMatters' Robert Lewis brings us the tragic story of one young mother in the Central Valley. WARNING : This story has graphic descriptions of violence and could be upsetting. 

Africa Today
Ghana explosion: at least 13 dead after huge blast near mining town

Africa Today

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 22:44


Rescue teams in Ghana are searching for survivors following a huge explosion that killed at least 13 people. Scientists say the plant enset, an Ethiopian staple, could be a new superfood and a lifesaver in the face of climate change. Plus, our Resident Presidents offer their satirical take on the winter games due to start in China in two weeks.

CrowdScience
Does dark matter still matter?

CrowdScience

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 30:24


Scientists have been searching for dark matter for decades, and think there's six times more of it in the universe than the stuff we can actually see, like stars and planets. But they still don't know what it is. So how can we be sure dark matter really exists? And why does it matter, anyway? Back in 2018, armed with a boiler suit, hard hat and ear defenders, Marnie Chesterton travelled over a kilometre underground into a hot and sweaty mine to see how scientists are valiantly trying to catch some elusive particles – in the hope of settling things once and for all. Several years on we return to the problem, tackling a few more CrowdScience listeners' questions about dark matter, and hearing whether we're any closer to uncovering its mysteries. We're joined in our quest by Dr Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, physicist and author of The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred. With Professor Malcolm Fairbairn, Dr Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, Dr Chamkaur Ghag and Professor Katherine Freese. Presented by Marnie Chesterton Produced by Graihagh Jackson and Cathy Edwards

Science Friday
Airborne eDNA, Beetle Jumps, Wordle Psychology, City Pigeons. Jan 21, 2022, Part 2

Science Friday

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 47:29


Identifying Animals Through Airborne DNA In recent years, the technique of eDNA—environmental DNA, or samples taken from the environment, as opposed to from a specific animal—has changed ecology research. Scientists have learned how to obtain eDNA from water samples, soil, and even the intestinal tract of other animals. Writing recently in the journal Current Biology, two different groups report that air samples collected with filters in a zoo can provide enough DNA to paint a partial picture of the species living in and around the zoo. After taking over 72 samples from 20 sites around a zoo in the UK, Dr. Elizabeth Clare and colleagues brought their trove back to the lab, and were able to identify 25 different species living in and around the zoo. Some were expected zoo inhabitants, and others were surprises—including DNA from a species of endangered European hedgehog. At the same time, a separate group of researchers performed a similar analysis on a Danish zoo, and achieved similar results. Dr. Clare joins Ira Flatow to talk about the research, and what the technique of eDNA might be able to bring to the world of conservation ecology.   These Beetles Go Boing There are plenty of insect species that jump—leafhoppers, crickets, fleas, and more. Some use powerful legs to take to the air. Others, like the click beetle, rely on a latching mechanism built into their bodies to build up energy, then release it suddenly. But writing in the journal PLOS One this week, researchers report that they've spotted a species of lined flat bark beetle (Laemophloeus biguttatus) that uses a different method to jump—the beetle larvae dig into a surface with tiny claws, flex, and build up energy, before releasing it and flinging itself into the air in a tiny ring. “It was really exciting to know that we had seen something possibly for the first time and definitely reported for the first time,” said Matt Bertone, an entomologist at NC State University and one of the authors of the report. The jumps themselves aren't very impressive—only a few body lengths—but the discovery of a new mechanism that doesn't rely on a specialized body part is intriguing. The authors aren't quite sure why the larvae, which live under tree bark, have evolved the jumping behavior, but hypothesize that it may be to rapidly move when their bark habitat is disturbed. Bertone joins Ira to talk about the unique form of locomotion, and where the researchers might look next for the behavior.   This is Your Brain on Wordle Five letters, six tries to guess a word. That's the simple conceit behind Wordle, the new puzzle game that's sweeping the internet. More than 2.5 million people play this word game, its creator told NPR. The word changes each day and is the same for everyone who plays. Each letter guessed right brings the player one step closer to solving the puzzle. It's free and simple, and according to many players, completely addictive. But why is such a simple game so compelling? And how does it compare to viral games of the past, like Pokemon Go or Words with Friends? Ira is joined by Dr. Matthew Baldwin, assistant professor in social psychology at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, to unlock the reasons why Wordle both satisfies the brain and brings us closer to our peers.   Pigeons Are More Than Pests Pigeons lead much-maligned lives in our cities. They eat what's edible from our trash, and live much of their lives at street level. So it's no surprise, perhaps, that the name ‘rats with wings' has reached the level of a cultural meme. But author Rosemary Mosco wants you to think again. Instead of seeing vermin, you might consider the pigeon much like a stray dog or cat. In her recent book, A Pocket Guide to Pigeon-Watching, Mosco details the history of pigeon domestication—as much as it can be known—including millennia of humans raising pigeons to eat, as well as cherishing them for their nutrient-rich poop. More recently, people painstakingly bred fancy varieties like the frillback and the fantail. And yes, your local city pigeon is descended from those beloved birds. Producer Christie Taylor talks to Mosco about the underappreciated history of pigeons. Plus, fun facts about their feral, city-dwelling kin, from the self-congratulatory wing-claps to the secret lives of baby pigeons.  

Now I've Heard Everything
Richard Leakey

Now I've Heard Everything

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 16:29


Where did modern humankind come from? Scientists,, scholars, and experts have been trying to find the answer for generations. One of the most prominent among them was Kenyan-born Richard Leakey. His parents, Louis and Mary Leakey, we're also renowned paleoanthropologists whose work centered on finding the origins of modern humans. In 1977, Richard Leakey co-authored at groundbreaking book called Origins. But by 1992, he had Unearthed new material the prompted him to write a sequel, called Origins Reconsidered.

Live Long and Master Aging
David Marcinek: Improving muscle endurance to age better

Live Long and Master Aging

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 42:26


Muscle endurance can be improved, in older adults, without physical exercise, according to the results of a new clinical trial.  Scientists in the US and Switzerland say their research suggests supplementation with a gut metabolite, known as urolithin A, may counteract age-associated muscle decline.  This is significant as a potential intervention that could slow the onset of frailty in older people, and prolong healthspan.   The study, sponsored by the Swiss life science company, Amazentis  (also sponsors of this podcast), was conduced at the University of Washington Medical Center and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.  It was designed to test the hypothesis that long-term supplementation with Mitopure, a highly pure, synthetic form of urolithin A, would improve mitochondrial function and muscle performance in older adults.   In this LLAMA podcast interview, the study's principal investigator, Prof. David Marcinek, explains the findings and why he believes they could be especially beneficial for older people who are unable to exercise.  We also delve into the importance of mitochondrial health and why the so-called powerhouses of our cells play such a pivotal role in our ability to thrive and enjoy a long life. Interview recorded: January 12, 2022 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA website.This episode is brought to you in association with Amazentis. A Swiss lifescience company that's pioneering, cutting edge, clinically validated cellular nutrition under its timeline brand.Affiliation disclosure: DoNotAge.org is offering listeners to LLAMA a 10% discount on its range of products, including NAD boosters. The podcast receives a small commission when you use the use code LLAMA for purchases at DoNotAge.org - it helps to cover production costs and ensures that our interviews remain free for all to listen. Health queries can be answered by emailing: hello@donotage.org

Hanselminutes - Fresh Talk and Tech for Developers
Exploring COVID Vaccine response with Shawn Carbonell, MD, PhD

Hanselminutes - Fresh Talk and Tech for Developers

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 33:50


Dr. Carbonell has been a Scientist for decades. He is an evangelist for STEM careers, science communication, and scientist-CEOs. “Learn On TikTok” Creator. He is Oxford-educated with both an MD and PhD as well as Post-doctoral work. He dropped out of Brain Surgery to focus on curing brain cancer and a drug he invented is being tested now!Check out his lab tests on his own body where he explores his response to the COVID booster weekly on TikTokFind Shawn at:Brazen Bio: https://brazen.bioBrazen Capital: https://brazen.capitalCure Glioblastoma: https://www.cureglioblastoma.orgTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@brainsurgerydropoutHis socials: https://beacons.ai/brainsurgerydropout

Woman's Hour
The future of IVF. Self-love. Reclaim These Streets judicial review. ENB's Tamara Rojo.

Woman's Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 57:25


Scientists from the University of Edinburgh are preparing to begin testing a new IVF treatment which could allow women to freeze their eggs at a much younger age and increase the likelihood of successful pregnancies in older women. Professor Evelyn Telfer, chair of reproductive biology at the University discusses how this research could change fertility treatment in the future. We hear from artist Tracey Emin about why she she wants an artwork she donated to the government's art collection removed from display in Number 10 Downing Street. and following Christian Wakeford's defection to the the Labour Party Anna Soubry, who left the Conservative Party to sit as part of a group of independent MPs which later went on to become Change UK ,shares what it's like to defect and whether it works out politically. The world-renowned ballet dancer and artistic director of English National Ballet, Tamara Rojo, joins us following her decision to step down from her role after ten years to become the artistic director of San Francisco Ballet, Today the High Court hears the judicial review brought by Reclaim These Streets. They are challenging the Metropolitan Police's handling of a vigil - in memory of Sarah Everard, and in opposition to violence against women. Reclaim These Streets co-founder Anna Birley tells us why they're seeking the review. . Plus do you practice self-love? If so how, do you do it? ‘Thirty Things I Love About Myself' is a new comedic novel by Radhika Sanghani. It's inspired her own journey to loving herself – culminating in not one but two nude portraits of herself front and centre in her home. Presenter Emma Barnett Producer Beverley Purcell

Coronavirus 4 1 1  podcast
COVID, Coronavirus, Omicron and Delta variants, and vaccine updates for 01-20-2022

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 5:16


This is Covid 411, the latest on Omicron and other COVID variants, and new hotspots for January 20th, 2022.Now you'll start to hear stories about the quest to return to normalcy. In the U.K., masks will no longer be mandatory in public places and COVID passports won't be required for large events. Why? They're seeing infections level off. Scientists there believe the Omicron surge “has now peaked nationally.” The Prime Minister also said hospital admissions and patients in ICU are stabilizing or falling.Starbucks is no longer requiring its U.S. workers to be vaccinated. That reverses a plan it announced just earlier this month. They said they're doing it because of the Supreme Court ruling rejecting the White House's plan to require vaccines or regular COVID testing at companies with more than 100 workers. General Electric also suspended its vaccine mandate last week.New York City's surge of cases looks like it's falling as fast as it rose. After new cases increased 26-fold in one month, they've now fallen 57% over the last week according to ABC News. Hospitalizations are declining, and the number of wastewater samples that spotted the virus have also plunged.More evidence that booster shots probably don't do much in the way of stopping transmission. A study of breakthrough Omicron cases in South Africa, where the variant emerged early on, demonstrated Omicron's ability to evade immunity generated by even the most powerful vaccine boosters. Researchers still say the vaccines protect against severe illness, but that it might not be a good idea to rely on vaccines alone in the pandemic fight. Amidst all this good news, the CDC remains at virtual war with the travel and hospitality industry anyway. Tuesday, they advised against travel to 22 more nations and territories, including Israel, Australia, Egypt, Argentina, the Bahamas, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos, and Saint Lucia. In fact, there are now over 100 countries and territories total on their “Level 4” don't-go-there list. In the United States, cases were up 38%, deaths are up 43%, and hospitalizations are up 47% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since January 14. The five states that had the most daily deaths per 100,000 are Tennessee, Maryland, Michigan, New York, and Indiana. There are now over 25 million active cases in the United States, at 25,035,097.The five areas with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: Puerto Rico 126%. Alabama 121%. California 110%. The U.S. Virgin Islands 103%. And Louisiana 102%. The top 10 areas with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: West Feliciana, LA. Waukesha, WI. Newberry, SC. Dane, WI. Tom Green, TX. Teton, WY. Uvalde, TX. Milwaukee, WI. Kodiak Island Borough, AK. And Covington, MS.There have been at least 857,674 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related.The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 78.6%, Rhode Island at 77.9%, and Maine at 76.8%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are Wyoming at 48.2%, Alabama at 48.4%, and Mississippi at 49.1%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 63%.Globally, cases were up 66% and deaths up 19% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since January 16. There are now over 60 million active cases around the world, at 60,920,589.The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 710,928. France 436,167. India 315,158. Brazil 205,310. And Italy 192,320. There have been 5,563,818 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Covid 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Climate Connections
Scientists work to better understand how ocean acidification will affect marine life

Climate Connections

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 1:31


The oceans have absorbed about a third of the carbon pollution that people have added to the atmosphere, which has made them more acidic. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

This Week in Google (MP3)
TWiG 647: It's A Disco Floor For Your Wall - Joe Rogan Misinformation, Blizzard

This Week in Google (MP3)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 150:26


Microsoft to buy Activision Blizzard for $68b US regulators go after illegal mergers Request for Information on Merger Enforcement Unbelievable video of EU commissioner promoting digital legislation Spotify Pressured by 270 Scientists, Medical Professionals Over Joe Rogan Episode Spotify shuts down its podcast studio DirecTV Finally Dumps OAN, Limiting The Conspiracy And Propaganda Channel's Reach Escape from QAnon: How Jan. 6 changed one person's path Nanoleaf retires original HomeKit Light Panels, takes up to 50% off in commemorative clearance sale How the SOPA Blackout Happened 10yrs ago eyeo wins landmark copyright court decision; protects digital rights and sets an important legal precedent for who 'owns' HTML Crypto.com Suffers Hack For At Least $15M in Ethereum (ETH) Cryptoderps think buying a copy of a Dune version gives them copyright to produce it Cryptoderps follow up German company's use of Google Analytics 'breached GDPR' SearchEngineLand turned off AMP; nothing happened Google kills YouTube Originals Jeff Jarvis Tweets Tesla driver is first to face felony charges in a crash involving autopilot Andre Leon Talley passes Android 12 Update How Campbell Soup Turned New Jersey Into a Tomato-Growing State Canon EOS R5 C - Ant's Pick Follow Ant on Instagram $200k Donatas - Jeff's Pick GE Cafe Smart Oven - Stacey's Pick Cheezam ! By Prevision.IO - Computer Vision with AI for cheese - Leo's Pick Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: itpro.tv/twit promo code TWIT30 nureva.com CDW.com/HPE

This Week in Google (Video HI)
TWiG 647: It's A Disco Floor For Your Wall - Joe Rogan Misinformation, Blizzard

This Week in Google (Video HI)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 151:09


Microsoft to buy Activision Blizzard for $68b US regulators go after illegal mergers Request for Information on Merger Enforcement Unbelievable video of EU commissioner promoting digital legislation Spotify Pressured by 270 Scientists, Medical Professionals Over Joe Rogan Episode Spotify shuts down its podcast studio DirecTV Finally Dumps OAN, Limiting The Conspiracy And Propaganda Channel's Reach Escape from QAnon: How Jan. 6 changed one person's path Nanoleaf retires original HomeKit Light Panels, takes up to 50% off in commemorative clearance sale How the SOPA Blackout Happened 10yrs ago eyeo wins landmark copyright court decision; protects digital rights and sets an important legal precedent for who 'owns' HTML Crypto.com Suffers Hack For At Least $15M in Ethereum (ETH) Cryptoderps think buying a copy of a Dune version gives them copyright to produce it Cryptoderps follow up German company's use of Google Analytics 'breached GDPR' SearchEngineLand turned off AMP; nothing happened Google kills YouTube Originals Jeff Jarvis Tweets Tesla driver is first to face felony charges in a crash involving autopilot Andre Leon Talley passes Android 12 Update How Campbell Soup Turned New Jersey Into a Tomato-Growing State Canon EOS R5 C - Ant's Pick Follow Ant on Instagram $200k Donatas - Jeff's Pick GE Cafe Smart Oven - Stacey's Pick Cheezam ! By Prevision.IO - Computer Vision with AI for cheese - Leo's Pick Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: itpro.tv/twit promo code TWIT30 nureva.com CDW.com/HPE

All TWiT.tv Shows (MP3)
This Week in Google 647: It's A Disco Floor, For Your Wall

All TWiT.tv Shows (MP3)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 150:26


Microsoft to buy Activision Blizzard for $68b US regulators go after illegal mergers Request for Information on Merger Enforcement Unbelievable video of EU commissioner promoting digital legislation Spotify Pressured by 270 Scientists, Medical Professionals Over Joe Rogan Episode Spotify shuts down its podcast studio DirecTV Finally Dumps OAN, Limiting The Conspiracy And Propaganda Channel's Reach Escape from QAnon: How Jan. 6 changed one person's path Nanoleaf retires original HomeKit Light Panels, takes up to 50% off in commemorative clearance sale How the SOPA Blackout Happened 10yrs ago eyeo wins landmark copyright court decision; protects digital rights and sets an important legal precedent for who 'owns' HTML Crypto.com Suffers Hack For At Least $15M in Ethereum (ETH) Cryptoderps think buying a copy of a Dune version gives them copyright to produce it Cryptoderps follow up German company's use of Google Analytics 'breached GDPR' SearchEngineLand turned off AMP; nothing happened Google kills YouTube Originals Jeff Jarvis Tweets Tesla driver is first to face felony charges in a crash involving autopilot Andre Leon Talley passes Android 12 Update How Campbell Soup Turned New Jersey Into a Tomato-Growing State Canon EOS R5 C - Ant's Pick Follow Ant on Instagram $200k Donatas - Jeff's Pick GE Cafe Smart Oven - Stacey's Pick Cheezam ! By Prevision.IO - Computer Vision with AI for cheese - Leo's Pick Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: itpro.tv/twit promo code TWIT30 nureva.com CDW.com/HPE

Radio Leo (Audio)
This Week in Google 647: It's A Disco Floor, For Your Wall

Radio Leo (Audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 150:26


Microsoft to buy Activision Blizzard for $68b US regulators go after illegal mergers Request for Information on Merger Enforcement Unbelievable video of EU commissioner promoting digital legislation Spotify Pressured by 270 Scientists, Medical Professionals Over Joe Rogan Episode Spotify shuts down its podcast studio DirecTV Finally Dumps OAN, Limiting The Conspiracy And Propaganda Channel's Reach Escape from QAnon: How Jan. 6 changed one person's path Nanoleaf retires original HomeKit Light Panels, takes up to 50% off in commemorative clearance sale How the SOPA Blackout Happened 10yrs ago eyeo wins landmark copyright court decision; protects digital rights and sets an important legal precedent for who 'owns' HTML Crypto.com Suffers Hack For At Least $15M in Ethereum (ETH) Cryptoderps think buying a copy of a Dune version gives them copyright to produce it Cryptoderps follow up German company's use of Google Analytics 'breached GDPR' SearchEngineLand turned off AMP; nothing happened Google kills YouTube Originals Jeff Jarvis Tweets Tesla driver is first to face felony charges in a crash involving autopilot Andre Leon Talley passes Android 12 Update How Campbell Soup Turned New Jersey Into a Tomato-Growing State Canon EOS R5 C - Ant's Pick Follow Ant on Instagram $200k Donatas - Jeff's Pick GE Cafe Smart Oven - Stacey's Pick Cheezam ! By Prevision.IO - Computer Vision with AI for cheese - Leo's Pick Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: itpro.tv/twit promo code TWIT30 nureva.com CDW.com/HPE

Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People
BJ Fogg: Stanford Behavior Scientist and NYT Best Selling Author of Tiny Habits

Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 68:11


Have you ever wondered if making small changes could make a difference? Struggling to make changes to improve your life? This week's guest, Dr. BJ Fogg, is the author of the bestseller, Tiny Habits: The Small Changes that Change Everything. He has researched human behavior for over 20 years at Stanford University. Join BJ Fogg and Guy Kawasaki, this week on the Remarkable People podcast!

Satellite Sisters
Travel Destinations, Surprising Fashion Trends, Are You Lucky?

Satellite Sisters

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 64:44


Lian, Julie and Liz ask: Are You Lucky? Plus have travel destinations, news about cheese, surprising fashion trends and tv, book and film recommendations. Ready for The Gilded Age? Subscribe to Pep Talk here. Go the the Satellite Sisters website here. Go to the Satellite Sisters YouTube channel here. Join the Satellite Sisters Facebook Group, to interact with other Satellite Sisters listeners. Like the Satellite Sisters Facebook Page for announcements and links to new content Follow @SatSisters on Instagram and Twitter. Support Satellite Sisters by supporting our sponsors, using these special urls and promo codes. Jenni Kayne https://jennikayne.com Use promo code satsisters at checkout. Butcher Box https://butcherbox.com/sisters Stamps.com https://stamps.com. Click on microphone at top and enter code sisters MeUndies https://meundies.com/sisters Links from today's Satellite Sisters podcast episode: Edna Dolan was right. Scientists agree. You DO make your own good luck. Tonga Volcano!!! WOW! Liz stays away from Pacific coast Tsunami. Others ignore warnings and require saving. GO HOME, Novak. Djokovic denied entry to Australia/Australian Open Switzerland denied rights to Gruyere. Turkmenistan Gates of Hell Crater. It's never too late! Two amazing 30-something women Kiera D'Amato and Sara Hall set two new American records in the Marathon and Half Marathon. Watch Keira D'Amato on The Today Show . Travel Planing? Check out 52 Places For A Changed World Register for this year's Sundance Festival Jan 20 - 30 and watch it remotely including panels and Q+A's. New 3-episode season of Cooking With Liz will start on the new Satellite Sisters YouTube Channel live at 5 pm Pacific time February 3rd. Come test it with us. Satellite Sister Five Dollar Shout-Out to Fiona Nicholson who posted on our Facebook Group that she LIVES in Shetland and her husband posts cool photos of his life as a Shetland sheep farmer on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/obreckon/ and she's on instagram @shetlandfi Entertaining Sisters: A Host of Historical Fiction! Lian has books for TV Follow-Up Watch The Gilded Age on HBO Rewatch The Crown or Downton Abbey  Read Our Kind of People by Carol Wallace The Magnolia Palace by Fiona Davis The Last Dance of the Debutante by Julia Kelley The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont about the disappearance of Agatha Christie Julie half-reviews The Tender Bar with Ben Affleck Liz is registering to do the Sundance Festival remotely Jan. 20 - 30. Lian Dolan's books: For info on Lost and Found in Paris, The Sweeney Sisters and Lian Dolan's other books and appearances, go to www.liandolan.com Lian Dolan's Lost and Found in Paris makes Zibby Owens Must Read Books list for 2022. Preorder Lost and Found in Paris from indie or online stores here. For all of our booklists at Bookshop.org, go to www.bookshop.org/shop/liandolan Buy The Sweeney Sisters here on bookshop.org or here on amazon. Join our community: Facebook Page, Facebook Group and on Instagram and Twitter @satsisters. Email Satellite Sisters at hello@satellitesisters.com. Follow Lian Dolan on @instagram @liandolan Follow Liz Dolan on @instagram @satellitesisterliz Follow Julie Dolan on @instagram @julieoldestsister

Biophilic Solutions
E.O. Wilson's Life and Legacy with Biographer Richard Rhodes

Biophilic Solutions

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 49:51


“Biophilia is the connection that human beings innately seek with the natural world.” - E.O. WilsonThis week on Biophilic Solutions, Monica and Jennifer speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes about his latest work, Scientist: E.O. Wilson: A Life in Nature. Recorded in early December, a few weeks before Wilson passed away at the age of 92, this interview delves into Wilson's extraordinary life and contributions to the field of biology, Richard's interest in him as a subject, and the important role that science plays in society. We also explore Wilson's conception of biophilia and Richard's own relationship with the natural world. Show NotesScientist: E.O. Wilson: A Life in Nature by Richard Rhodes (2021)E.O. Wilson, A Pioneer of Evolutionary Biology, Dies at 92 (New York Times)A Biography of E.O. Wilson, the Scientist Who Foresaw Our Troubles (New York Times)The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction(1987)Why They Kill: Discoveries of a Maverick Criminologist by Richard Rhodes (2000)

StarDate Podcast
Machine Learning

StarDate Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 2:14


There are plenty of hot topics in modern-day astronomy: exoplanets, black holes, galactic archaeology, and many more. And some of the topics involve not just what we learn about the universe, but how we learn about it. One example is machine learning. Astronomers are awash in data. Many projects and telescopes generate terabytes of data every week, or even every day. Sorting through all those observations is painstaking work. Some projects rely on volunteers to help them out. Computers can do the work faster than people, but not always more accurately. They don't understand what is or isn't what astronomers are looking for. Machine learning is changing that. Scientists feed examples of what they want to see to computers, and the machines learn from the repetition. After a while, they learn enough to outperform humans. In recent years, for example, astronomers have used machine learning to sort through X-ray images to classify types of galaxy clusters and individual galaxies. And they've had the computers sift through huge piles of images from TESS, a planet-hunting satellite that also reveals exploding stars, variable stars, and other objects that can change rapidly. These projects and many others can help astronomers keep up with the torrent of data while learning much more about our changing universe — all with the help of machines. Tomorrow: counting off the planets of the solar system.  Script by Damond Benningfield Support McDonald Observatory

The Howie Carr Radio Network
"Scientists" Call for an End to Joe Rogan - 1.17.22 -Hour 3

The Howie Carr Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 38:23


The censorship continues with a letter penned to Spotify by a bunch of 'scientists' that are calling for Joe Rogan to be removed for disinformation.

BE with Champions
Dr. Dan Plews - Sports Scientist, Athlete, Coach, Founder of Endure IQ

BE with Champions

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 72:07


Support the show at https://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856 "The Greg Bennett Show" -   Endure IQ - https://www.endureiq.com/   Show notes    In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg chats to Dr. Dan Plews. Dan is one of the most requested guests. He appeared on episode 50 and 77 of TGBS, so be sure to go add those to your playlist.   Dan Plews is an Applied Sports Scientist, Researcher and coach. As a Sports Scientist (specialising in the area of Physiology) Dan has worked closely with athletes who have won more than 25 world and Olympic titles in the sports of rowing, kayak and triathlon. Athletes include Mahe Drysdale, Lisa Carrington, Eric Murray and Hamish Bond. As a researcher, Dan completed his PhD in the area of applied heart rate variability (HRV). This work focused on implementing and validating methods regarding the application of HRV to track training adaptation in elite athletes. Since then, Dan has gone onto having more than 21 peer-reviewed publications in the area of applied sports science. Dan is seriously passionate about endurance sport, particularly Ironman triathlon, where he has coached 3 athletes under the 8-hour barrier. He lives and breathes it, and is a competitive Ironman athlete himself. In 2018 he broke the amateur course record at Ironman New Zealand by more than 10 minutes in a time of 8 hr 35 min. Dan thrives on continuous learning and being on the cutting edge of applied sports science. He often throws himself into the depths of new science, measurements and self-quantification to find out first hand the effects that they have on training adaptation.   He's one of the world's greatest minds in endurance sports. He has the practical and personal experience, and he has the science.   See the timestamps below for more detail.   Timestamps   0:00 - Introduction to show. 2:07 - Introduction to Dr. Dan Plews. 5:21 - As Head of Performance Physiology Canoe Racing New Zealand, Dan worked with the Women's Olympic Kayak team during the Tokyo Olympics. Dan discusses his involvement and outlines Lisa Carrington's outstanding performance. 7:56 - Dan talks about how he met and started to work with Javier Gomez 11:57 - Understanding Javier's data and working in the lab was an important approach in establishing the performance gap for Dan while working towards a winning 'gold standard'. Monitoring his HRV via an Oura, and establishing his aerobic threshold, fat oxidation, fat max, anaerobic threshold. 18:08 - Having talked previously and extensively about heart rate variability (HRV), Greg opens the discussion with Dan about health tips for us all in 2022. Dan explains what his best purchases for his own health have been. Ice baths and Saunas. 19:08 - Dan describes how the research has proven the benefits that ice baths provide for us all, not only pro athletes. From a wellbeing and mental health perspective, ice baths improve mood states. 21:52 - Greg and Dan discuss noradrenalin, an organic chemical in the catecholamine family that functions in the brain and body as both a hormone and neurotransmitter. ... The general function of norepinephrine is to mobilize the brain and body for action. Ice baths have been popularized by Wim Hoff - https://www.wimhofmethod.com/ 23:34 - Some of protocols Dr. Dan Plews recommends around ice bathing, time, temperature, frequency. Dan uses a chest freezer converted into an ice bath. 33:02 - Saunas ... what are they good for? What works best, infrared, or steam? 39:58 - Greg asks Dan, what was his best purchase under $100 - HRV app ... https://www.hrv4training.com/ - Shakti mat - https://www.shaktimats.com/ - Whoop - https://www.whoop.com/ 42:22 - For triathlon, what are the different tests Dr. Dan Plews recommends to go and do ... and explains his view on monitoring the salt levels in sweat. 51:35 - Dr Dan Plews has plenty of answers to many questions via the AnyQuestion app. 54:51 - Dan explains how he balances his personal training, with his coaching. 56:49 - How would Dan coach an athlete that had one leg stronger than the other. 01:01:13 - Sign up for Dr. Dan Plews bi-weekly newsletter - The Endure IQ Brew Up over @ https://www.endureiq.com/ 01:01:57 - Dan answers some rapid fire questions from athletes, including the most gifted book Dan has given people - Groundedness - by Brad Stulberg 01:06:59 - When Dan thinks of 'success', who does he think of?   Conclude What's 2022 look like for Dr. Dan Plews. Endure IQ courses - https://www.endureiq.com/courses   Links Be sure and check out bennettendurance.com Find Greg on social media: Twitter Greg Bennett Show Instagram The Greg Bennett Show   Find Dr. Dan Plews on social media: Web: https://www.endureiq.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theplews/ Twitter: Dr Dan Plews LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-plews/

StarDate Podcast
Moon and the Twins

StarDate Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 2:14


The Moon lines up with the twins of Gemini tonight. Pollux, the brighter of the two, is above the Moon at nightfall. Castor is about the same distance to the upper left of Pollux. Castor is a family of six stars. Some of them are big and bright, while others are tiny and faint. As far as we know, Pollux is a single star. But it's an impressive one. It's classified as a giant — it's much bigger and brighter than the Sun. In fact, it's the closest giant star to the solar system — just 34 light-years away. Pollux has puffed up because it's at the end of its normal lifetime. The nuclear reactions in its core have switched over to a new mode. That's pushed the surrounding layers outward, making Pollux big and bright. Just because Pollux is a solo star doesn't mean it's alone, though — it has at least one planet. Astronomers at McDonald Observatory found evidence of the planet three decades ago. It was confirmed in 2006. The planet is about three times the mass of Jupiter, the giant of the solar system. It orbits Pollux once every 19 and a half months. Scientists called the planet Pollux b. A few years ago, it was assigned a proper name: Thestias. That comes from a Greek name referring to the mother of Pollux. The name hasn't really caught on yet — it doesn't show up in scientific papers about the system. But at least it gives science-fiction writers a more lyrical name for the companion of Gemini's brighter twin.  Script by Damond Benningfield Support McDonald Observatory

Science for the People
#595 Handmade: A Scientist's Search for Meaning Through Making

Science for the People

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 60:00


In Handmade: A Scientist’s Search for Meaning Through Making, author Anna Ploszajski takes her experience of materials science out of the lab and into the world of craftspeople. Ploszajski's quest to fashion a broader perspective on stuff surpasses the dry and academic. In her book, Anna brings readers along through an exploration of materials ancient and modern, bringing out the ways that matter intersects with society and identity. On the show, we’ll talk about matter from glass to human hair, and we'll hear about the entwined history of some materials and how they have shaped history.

Plant Proof - Plant Based Nutrition & Inspirational Stories
Diet and mental health with nutrition scientist Megan Lee

Plant Proof - Plant Based Nutrition & Inspirational Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 61:00


In Episode #187 I sit down with Megan Lee, BPsychSc, to talk about food and mental health. Megan is a career researcher, scientist, and academic at Bond University on the Gold Coast here in Australia. She has a Bachelor in Psychological Science (with Honours) and her PhD in nutritional psychiatry is currently under examination. She has published research on food and mood, body image, disordered eating, dietary patterns, and mental health, and occupational stress in academia.There's an interesting backstory as to how this exchange came about. Megan and I recently had some back and forth on Twitter after I did a thread expressing concern with regards to the way the media had misinterpreted a study that she, along with her colleagues, had published in British Medical Journal on plant-based dietary patterns and depressive symptoms.Following some productive dialogue on twitter I thought it would be a good idea to have Megan on the show.I hope you enjoy it.Some of the topics covered in this conversation include:- Megan's background and discovering an interest in the link between nutrition and mental health- Classifying depression- The incidence of depression- The science we currently have on the effect of diet on mental health- Anti-depressant medications and the lack of lifestyle approaches to dealing with mental health- Potential causes of depression- The results from her study of vegans and depression- The media misrepresenting the results of Megan's study- The pros and cons of cross-sectional studies- What other types of studies could be useful in examining the relationship between diet and mental health going forward- Fatty fish/omega 3's and depression- The negative effects of alcohol on mental health- Intuitive eatingResources:Megan's study published in the BMJMy tweet on the Channel 7 articleVideo of Megan talking about the study2021 Omega 3 and depression Meta-AnalysisMegan's new study surveyBooks mentioned: Pyschobotioic Revolution, This naked Life and Brain ChangerWant to support the show?If you are enjoying the Plant Proof podcast a great way to support the show is by leaving a review on the Apple podcast app. It only takes a few minutes and helps more people find the episodes.It's also helpful to subscribe on Apple Podcast app and/or follow on the Spotify Podcast app.Simon Hill, Nutritionist, MSc, Sports Physiotherapist, Bsc (Hons)Creator of Plantproof.com and host of the Plant Proof PodcastAuthor of The Proof is in the PlantsConnect with me on Instagram and TwitterDownload my FREE two week meal planDownload my FREE blood test and supplement guides here

Guru Viking Podcast
Ep130 - Awakened Scientist - Dr Jay Sanguinetti 2

Guru Viking Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 93:09


In this interview I am once again joined by Dr Jay Sanguinetti, Research Professor at the University of Arizona, Assistant Director at the Center for Consciousness Studies, and co-director of the SEMA Lab with Shinzen Young. In this episode, Dr Sanguinetti reveals his personal secrets for optimal brain function and cognitive high performance that enable him to perform at his intellectual best. Jay also gives us deep dive phenomenological reports of accessing boundary-less states of meditation, experiencing the unraveling of his self identification, and how self-administered brain stimulation in tandem with Dr Jeffrey Martin's Finder's Course and close 1-1 coaching with Shinzen Young radically expedited these processes. Jay also shares how his spiritual epiphanies have transformed his communication strategies with his staff and mentees, and explains the power of vulnerability in optimising decision making. … Video version at: www.guruviking.com 
Also available on Youtube, iTunes, & Spotify – search ‘Guru Viking Podcast'. … Topics Include: 00:00 - Intro 01:44 - How Jay optimises his mental function 05:25 - Jay's current meditation approach 08:59 - Working 1-1 with Shinzen 09:53 - A state without boundaries and Jay's jhana practice 12:15 - Dr Jeffrey A Martin and the ‘Finder's Course' 19:18 - Jay's transformative experience on the Finder's Course 20:33 - Falling into the void 23:11 - Using brain stimulation on himself 27:52 - Fear of dissolution 29:44 - Jay's changing practice motivations from is 20s to 30s 31:40 - Identifying with enlightenment 38:06 - Unravelling the self-identification process 43:47 - The exponential happiness curve and further ultrasound 48:55 - Transformed relationships 49:54 - Shinzen's ongoing coaching and correspondences to traditional maps 53:37 - Jay's key spiritual insight 01:00:13 - Defining ‘equanimity' and is ‘vulnerability' a weakness? 01:06:50 - - Equanimity and optimised decision making 01:10:12 - Suffering is essential for growth 01:13:00 - Jay's mentoring approach of vulnerability 01:18:03 - ‘Defining vulnerability' 01:30:37 - Vulnerability in conflict situations 01:31:46 - The emerging science of compassion … Previous episodes with Dr Sanguinetti: - https://www.guruviking.com/search?q=sanguinetti … To find our more about Dr Sanguinetti, visit: - https://www.jaysanguinetti.com/ … For more interviews, videos, and more visit: - www.guruviking.com Music ‘Deva Dasi' by Steve James

How Do We Fix It?
I Changed My Mind About Nuclear Power: Zion Lights

How Do We Fix It?

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 26:04


Earth's global average temperature in 2021 was the sixth warmest on record, according to two new reports issued this week by U.S. Government agencies. Scientists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies report that collectively the past eight years were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880. The research adds to overwhelming evidence of climate change.This episode looks at the role played by carbon-free nuclear power in providing one solution to the growing climate crisis. Our guest, British environmental activist and science communicator, Zion Lights, tells us whyt she changed her mind about nuclear safety and reliability. After playing a leading role with Extinction Rebellion UK, Zion left the group and founded Emergency Reactor, which calls on fellow activists to "stop spreading misinformation and fear. Follow the science about nuclear energy." "People are already worried and scared about climate change. Let's look at solutions," she tells us.This show is the latest in a series of "How Do We Fix It?" episodes about the need to come up with pragmatic, workable solutions that limit the damage to our warming planet. Recommendation: Richard has spent part of the past year reading literary classics, including the three books of Dante's "Divine Comedy", Virgil's "The Aeneid", and The Iliad and Odyssey by Homer. "My recommendation is to challenge yourself. This may lead you to change your mind about something that's important to how you see the world," says Richard.Note: Zion Lights is an amateur astronomer. Her Tedx talk, "Don't Forget to Look Up" is full of curiosity and wonder about stargazing and the universe. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Real Story
Climate change: A risk to food security?

The Real Story

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 48:59


While agriculture remains one of the biggest contributors to climate change, it is also most exposed to its adverse effects. Scientists say that extreme weather events will become more frequent and more intense as global temperatures continue to rise. In 2021, harsh winters, unseasonably warm summers, and sudden changes in rainfall affected food production around the globe - from the farmlands of Europe to the grasslands of Africa. There has been a jump in the prices of essential commodities like wheat and maize and traders are braced for more fluctuations. Climate risk is not only affecting farmers and their livelihoods, it is also exposing more people to food shortages. So what are the most pressing dangers and how can we protect our food supply from extreme weather events? Paul Henley is joined by a panel of experts. Producers: Junaid Ahmed and Ellen Otzen

Recording Studio Rockstars
RSR332 -Jamie Lidell - Soul Scientist Playing With Beck, Prince, and Prodigy

Recording Studio Rockstars

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 121:41


My guest today is Jamie Lidell a Grammy nominated self described Soul Scientist who has been making all manner of noise since he was a teen. His early outpourings were purest of techno until, rather unexpectedly, his voice emerged and he discovered a live looping style that took him around the world as a solo act opening as a one-man show for Beck, Bjork and James Brown.  He has had several bands to play later albums and opened for Prince, Elton John and more.  There was a whole lot of touring, much opening, much headlining. Much of a muchness really. Somewhat of a rambling man, he's jumped all over the place, from Brighton to Berlin to New York to his current castle dwelling in Nashville.  For the hunters, there's plenty of music to be discovered, whether it's from his first 9 EPs with Subhead to 2 LPs as Super_collider (with badass weirdo Cristian Vogel) to the rare work he pushed out as George Lister to a slew of solo Lidellian activity and there's now his rather entertaining podcast of course.  The pod goes by the name Hanging out with Audiophiles (although it has nothing to do with hi-fi really). The fun began in 2017 and has already featured some of the very best artists and producers in the business such as Mark Ronson, Four tet, Susan Rogers, Imogen Heap and many more. His YouTubing is showing signs of growth also. Let's see. Yes, in case you were wondering, the sonic adventures continue. One never knows what's next with this one. Thanks so much to Anders at Adam Audio for making our introduction. Get access to FREE mixing mini-course: http://MixMasterBundle.com THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS! https://RecordingStudioRockstars.com/Academy Use code ROCKSTAR to get 10% https://samplyaudio.com Use code RSR20 to get 20% off for the first 3 months https://carltatzdesign.com/Mixroom-Mentor https://www.Spectra1964.com http://MacSales.com/Rockstars http://iZotope.com/Rockstars use code ROCK10 for 10% off http://www.thetoyboxstudio.com http://UltimateMixingMasterclass.com Hear guests discography on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6XoNjG6iwv89tqaMjBzhXp?si=02fd09a278c249f2 If you love the podcast, then please leave a review: https://RSRockstars.com/Review CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/332

Quirks and Quarks Complete Show from CBC Radio
Seed dispersal and climate change, the Local Bubble, pint-sized war-horses, seeing memories form in an animal and a vaccine mixing study that didn't quite happen.

Quirks and Quarks Complete Show from CBC Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 54:10


Plants can't adapt to climate change when seed-dispersing animals are lost; The Earth is at the centre of a cosmic bubble created by supernovae; Medieval knights rode pony-sized war-horses into battle; Scientists have seen new memories forming in an animal for the first time; How an important study of vaccine mixing in Canada got sabotaged by COVID chaos.

The Sonya Looney Show
How To Create Lasting Change with Behavioral Scientist Katy Milkman

The Sonya Looney Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 58:52


In this week's podcast, Sonya sat down with Katy Milkman, a professor at The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as Penn's Perelman School of Medicine, to discuss behavior sciences, behavior change, setting goals, and much more. Katy conducts research that looks at insights from economics and psychology and how they can be harnessed to change consequential behaviors for good. She co-founded, and co-directs, the Behavior Change for Good Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania.  Last year, Katy published How to Change: The Science of Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, which the New York Times named one of the eight best books for healthy living in 2021. She was also named one of the world's top 50 management thinkers and the world's top strategy thinker by Thinkers50. Katy's extensive resume includes work with many organizations on behavior change, including The White House, Google, the U.S. Department of Defense, the American Red Cross, and more. She also hosts a podcast called Choiceology,  an original podcast from Charles Schwab, that explores the lessons of behavioral economics, exposing the psychological traps that lead to expensive mistakes. Key Takeaways How Katy got into behavioral sciences Leading reason to make change What the hell effect How to set an appropriate goal Commitment devices Temptation Bundle Advice

Dead Rabbit Radio
EP 805 - Is Covid 19 From Outer Space?

Dead Rabbit Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 35:02


Today we meet a group of aliens who send a young boy a warning to not interfere, and then we investigate the claim that Covid-19 is from Outer Space! Fan Patreon  https://www.patreon.com/user?u=18482113 MERCH STORE!!! https://tinyurl.com/y8zam4o2 Amazon Wish List https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/28CIOGSFRUXAD?ref_=wl_share   Help Promote Dead Rabbit! Dual Flyer https://i.imgur.com/OhuoI2v.jpg "As Above" Flyer https://i.imgur.com/yobMtUp.jpg “Alien Flyer” By TVP VT U https://imgur.com/gallery/aPN1Fnw   Links: EP 649 - My Dad Was A Doppleganger! (Giant Sea Microbe episode) https://deadrabbitradio.libsyn.com/ep-649-my-dad-was-a-doppleganger Dead Rabbit Recommends: Poker Night https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhaqpgsN-lY&ab_channel=MovieclipsIndie Albert Rosales Humanoid Report Article 36 (Aliens Carry Mom, Dog Dies story) http://genderi.org/albert-rosales-humanoid-sighting-reports-1000-2007.html?page=18 Scientists believed Covid leaked from Wuhan lab - but feared debate could hurt ‘international harmony' https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/01/11/scientists-believed-covid-leaked-wuhan-lab-feared-debate-could/ The Strange Theory of Coronavirus from Space https://www.discovermagazine.com/health/the-strange-theory-of-coronavirus-from-space Origin of new emergent Coronavirus and Candida fungal diseases—Terrestrial or cosmic? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7358766/ Comets and Contagion: Evolution, Plague, and Diseases From Space https://www.researchgate.net/publication/326160954_Comets_and_Contagion_Evolution_Plague_and_Diseases_From_Space Diseases from Space https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diseases_from_Space Never-before-seen GIANT virus found that's so unusual it may have come from Mars https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2370100/Scientists-GIANT-Pandoravirus-come-alien-planet.html The World's Largest Virus Was Just Resurrected From 34,000-Year-Old Permafrost https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/worlds-largest-virus-was-just-resurrected-34000-year-old-permafrost-180949932/ Brilliant Midnight Fireball Lights Up Sky Over Northeast China https://www.space.com/china-midnight-meteor-brilliant-fireball-october-2019.html   Listen to the daily podcast anywhere you listen to podcasts! ------------------------------------------------ Logo Art By Ash Black Opening Song: "Atlantis Attacks" Closing Song: "Castle Greyskull" Music By Simple Rabbitron 3000 created by Eerbud Thanks to Chris K, Founder Of The Golden Rabbit Brigade Dead Rabbit Archivist Some Weirdo On Twitter AKA Jack Youtube Champ Stewart Meatball The Haunted Mic Arm provided by Chyme Chili Thanks to Fabio N! Pintrest https://www.pinterest.com/basque5150/jason-carpenter-hood-river/ http://www.DeadRabbit.com Email: DeadRabbitRadio@gmail.com Twitter: @DeadRabbitRadio Facebook: www.Facebook.com/DeadRabbitRadio Dead Rabbit Radio Subreddit https://www.reddit.com/r/DeadRabbitRadio/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@deadrabbitradio   Jason Carpenter PO Box 1363 Hood River, OR 97031   Paranormal, Conspiracy, and True Crime news as it happens! Jason Carpenter breaks the stories they'll be talking about tomorrow, assuming the world doesn't end today. All Contents Of This Podcast Copyright Jason Carpenter 2018 - 2022

The JEWEL Network
The Best of TJN

The JEWEL Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 60:00


The BEST of TJN  Science News and Technology Interview.  You're invited to join us  to listen to select Researchers and Scientist share their rarely discussed re-discoveries in Science and Technologies.  Dr. Jewel Show Topic: 5 Year Plan for Change Call 347-215-9531 Visit: http://thejewelnetwork.com

Paul's Security Weekly
Toddler Scientists - PSW #723

Paul's Security Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 170:15


This week, we kick off the show with a tech segment walking through the Log4j Vuln, step by step! Then, Dragos Ruiu, creator of Pwn2Own, joins for an interview! In the Security News: Attacking RDP (from the inside), NetUSB exposed, the old mailing USB drives trick, a persisten DoS in your doorLock, Signal gets a new CEO, attacking the patching software, where does that QR code go, we heard you liked cryptominers, Pluton will fix that, and retiring from a jarring career!   Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/psw723 Visit https://www.securityweekly.com/psw for all the latest episodes!   Visit https://securityweekly.com/acm to sign up for a demo or buy our AI Hunter! Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/securityweekly Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/secweekly

On Point
A scientist's rapid COVID tests never made it public. Here's how that shaped the pandemic

On Point

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 47:32


In March 2020, an MIT scientist developed a cheap, rapid COVID test -- giving results in just 15 minutes. It could have been a game changer early in the pandemic, but it never made it to consumers. Why? Dr. Irene Bosch joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

The Positive Head Podcast
1630: Soul-Share with Real Magic Scientist, Dean Radin

The Positive Head Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 78:05


Dean is the Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences which is dedicated to unlocking the scientific understanding of intuition, inspiration, and transformation. Dean was originally on Ep. 417 back in 2017 and he is back again to discuss his latest book Real Magic, which has remained on the top 50 bestseller list since its release in 2018. In this episode, he discusses the three types of psychic phenomena he has spent decades rigorously studying: divination, intention, and theurgy. He also shares the results of several of those studies as well as several fascinating stories of real magic. Join The Golden Game Key Masters Group: www.facebook.com/groups/goldengamekeymasters/ Download The Golden Key audio or e-book at GoldenKey.Gift with the Code: POSITIVEHEAD Text Brandon to receive regular golden nuggets of wisdom at 310.564.0750

The Holy Post
Episode 491: American Democracy & American Inerrancy with Michael F. Bird

The Holy Post

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 87:52


Last week, the country commemorated the one-year anniversary of the January 6th attack on the Capitol. Phil, Skye, and Kaitlyn examine what's changed, and what hasn't, since the attack and what impact it's had on both Christians and our culture. They also respond to Samuel Perry's article about the way Christian Nationalism threatens democracy. Then, Skye talks to Australian theologian Michael Bird about the doctrine of biblical inerrancy. While Christians throughout the world affirm the Bible's inerrancy, Bird says American Evangelicals uniquely see the doctrine as “the one ring to rule them all.” He documents many cases where inerrancy isn't used to defend the Bible, but a particular interpretation of the Bible. Also this week—goldfish chauffeurs and the Japanese invent a finger-nibbling robot to “free all humanity.” News Segment 0:00 - Intro 3:05 - Scientists teach goldfish how to drive https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2022/01/07/goldfish-drive/9131026002/ 9:13 - Finger-nibbling robots https://www.ubergizmo.com/2022/01/yakai-engineering-amagami-ham-ham/ 12:48 - Anniversary of January 6th Capitol attacks https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/06/opinion/jan-6-christian-nationalism.html https://religionnews.com/2022/01/05/violence-isnt-the-only-way-christian-nationalism-endangers-democracy/ Interview with Michael F. Bird “Saving Inerrancy from the Americans?” article - https://michaelfbird.substack.com/p/saving-inerrancy-from-the-americans “Seven Things I Wish People Knew About the Bible” book - https://amzn.to/33pYLV6 47:40 - Intro/Interview Start 50:44 - Inerrancy vs. infallibility 57:21 - American evangelicalism and inerrancy 1:07:46 - Global church and inerrancy 1:11:26 - Authorities of scripture, interpretation, and historic church doctrine 1:20:42 - Perspectives from the global church on other issues 1:27:21 - Interview End The Holy Post is supported by our listeners. We may earn affiliate commissions through links listed here. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

StarDate Podcast
Life in the Red

StarDate Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 2:14


Life on Earth is sustained by photosynthesis. Plants and some bacteria combine water, carbon dioxide, and sunlight to make sugars and oxygen, which they release into the air and water. Without that process, modern life wouldn't exist. Scientists have been wondering whether the most common stars in the galaxy might sustain photosynthesis on their planets. M dwarfs are the smallest and coolest of all stars. But they probably account for more than half the stars in the galaxy, which makes them of special interest in the search for life. In addition, M dwarfs live a long time, so there's plenty of time for life to develop. And because the stars are small and cool, any possible life-bearing planets would be close in, making them easier to find. The light produced by M dwarfs is different from sunlight. It's much redder, and there's a lot more infra-red. Scientists have considered whether those wavelengths could support photosynthesis. One study said that M dwarfs don't produce enough ultraviolet light. But another said the spectrum of an M dwarf should be just fine for life. And yet another one, released last year, agreed. That study subjected bacteria that live by photosynthesis to lighting conditions like those around M dwarfs. And the organisms did well. The issue is complicated by the fact that most M dwarfs produce big outbursts of X-rays. But it seems at least possible that microscopic life could get by on these little but common stars.  Script by Damond Benningfield Support McDonald Observatory

Fore Play
NASA Scientist Eric Smith, Golf Legend Annika Sörenstam, & Frankie's Poem

Fore Play

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 119:42


Two big guests. One big show. First, we're joined by NASA's program scientist for the James Webb Telescope, Eric Smith (51:54), to discuss the monumental project, exoplanets, life elsewhere, the origins of the universe, the challenges of pushing the boundaries of exploration and the physics of golf. Then, golf icon Annika Sörenstam (01:37:53) joins to discuss her signature swing move, the enormous achievements of the Annika Foundation, elevating women's golf and much more. Plus. each crew-member reveals his 2022 golf goals.

Kottke Ride Home
Mon. 01/10 - Deep Space Tardigrades

Kottke Ride Home

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 14:40


Scientists are working on a plan to shoot tardigrades into interstellar space on lasers. Plus, the James Webb Space Telescope is so-far going better than anyone had dared to imagine. And alpaca's favorite new year snack: Christmas trees.Sponsors:Indeed, Get a free $75 sponsored job credit at Indeed.com/goodnewsLendtable, Use code KOTTKE at Lendtable.com to get an extra $50 added to your Lendtable balanceLinks:Scientists Want to Send Tardigrades to Distant Stars With Massive Lasers (Vice)Sending Life to the Stars (The UCSB Current)All hail the Ariane 5 rocket, which doubled the Webb telescope's lifetime (Ars Technica)Even NASA Seems Surprised by Its New Space Telescope (The Atlantic)Bad Astronomy | James Webb Space Telescope ready to begin testing components (Bad Astronomy, Syfy Wire)In a Truly Historic Milestone, JWST Has Been Successfully Deployed! Now What? (Science Alert)Louth alpaca farmer delighted at Christmas tree donations (RTÉ)The weird reason why alpacas and goats love Christmas trees (Suffolk Live)Arby's new sandwich is so spicy it comes with a free shake (CNN)Best Deals During National Pizza Week 2022 (Thrillist)05/20/2020 episode about Chuck E. Cheese's ghost kitchen & character lore (Kottke Ride Home)Kottke.OrgJackson Bird on TwitterSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Feeling Good Podcast | TEAM-CBT - The New Mood Therapy
276: Ask David: Why are People the Way They Are? with Special Guest, Dr. Matthew May

Feeling Good Podcast | TEAM-CBT - The New Mood Therapy

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 53:26


Here are the questions for today's Ask David, featuring special guest, back by popular demand, the extraordinary Dr. Matt May, and of course, our super-special hostess, Dr. Rhonda Barovsky! Why is my dad the way he is? Why are people the way they are? What can you do about positive distortions? More Should Statements! How can you talk to someone who refuses to talk to you?   Why is my dad the way he is? Why are people the way they are? Hi Dr. Burns and Dr. Barovsky! I love your show. Keep up the good work! I'd deeply appreciate your time and insight. My dad is 70, my mom is 67, and I'm 38. Throughout my life my dad has done things like he did earlier tonight. I was at my parent's house and my mom was telling me how Thanksgiving was going to be at my parent's cabin with the whole family like we have in years past at which my point my dad firmly said "No." My mom asked "Why?" and he just shook his head and shortly after walked out of the room to go to the bathroom, shut the door, and said "no" angrily three times in the other room to himself but loud enough for she could hear. He'll seemingly randomly act extremely possessive by angrily forbidding family get togethers, or my mom from doing things, or family to borrow things. He'll just say "No" without further explanation. Always, always, upon asking "Why?" to his "no." He'll either say angrily, "Because I said so!", say nothing, or just repeat "No" further. My mom says sometimes "Can you just gave me a reason?" and it's the same "No", silence, or "because I said so." I don't jump into the aforementioned back and fourth communication because I know such a person can't be changed and don't want to make an argumentative mess. He's never displayed any comfort with expressing the slightest vulnerability. He's very, very silent. All of my life he has displayed bullying type tendencies. Whenever I visit my parents he always shows tremendous eagerness to want to scowl and berate people for the tiniest mistakes (even people he doesn't know in public, like cashiers.) I think even the most skilled of five secrets practitioners might be outmatched. My mom tonight, and all my life, has asked me why is he like this? I've been haunted to try understand this question all my whole life too. So, I'm putting the question to you Dr. Burns and Dr. Barovsky: Why is someone like this? You must've heard of similar situations and have insight? I want to feel compassion and understanding for him. I don't want to live with baggage. And mainly, mainly I just want to relieve myself from anger thinking should, labeling, and overgeneralizing thoughts like "He shouldn't act like this", "He shouldn't be such a bully", "He's being a jerk." Thank you, Mark David's Reply Thanks, Mark, I can certainly understand your sadness, frustration, and anger, as well as your love and concern for your mom. Scientists don't yet know why people are the way they are. My focus is on helping people at specific moments of interaction when they want help. You have not asked for help in this email. I do make this type of statement in practically every Ask David episode, but have not had much luck in getting people to listen, because the general questions that have no answers keep rolling in. You say that your dad cannot change. To my ear, this statement is both blaming and untrue. People change at every moment of every day. The real question I always have is this, and it might not interest you. Do YOU want to change the way you interact with him? You and your mom probably both do things that trigger him, like silence, or asking WHY when it is abundantly clear that this response has a 100% guarantee of triggering him. I apologize if this is not the answer you were looking for! David   What can you do about positive distortions? How much information is there in the book (or a particular podcast) on how we address positive distortions most effectively? It is mentioned briefly that these can be more difficult to overcome, because of the more positively perceived "benefits", which may also be re-enforced externally (such as "yes, he is such a nice person, nobody wants him to express any frustration or anger occasionally - not even he himself want to do this!"). It affects motivation to any change, or, at least, creates ambivalence. Some more on this would be great, please. Thanks, Tillerich David's Reply Hi Tillerich, Good question, and I will schedule it for an Ask David. As you point out, there usually isn't much motivation for change when it comes to positive distortions. Positive distortions trigger habits and addictions, violence, mania, marital conflicts, and narcissism, to name just a few areas. Each is handled differently, but dealing with motivation / resistance is key in every area. David   More Should Statements Johnny asks: Can you help me disprove my negative thoughts? I manage to disprove them, but they return after a few hours. “A loser is someone who lives at home with his parents after he turns 18.” “I should be bold, confident, and secure.” “I should be better than I am.” David's Reply Hi Johnny, Sorry you've been struggling. The first thing to do is A = Assessment of Resistance, since resistance is the key to nearly all therapeutic failure. Tools would include the Paradoxical Invitation followed by the “Miracle Cure” question: What are you hoping for? What kinds of changes are you asking for? This is important. For example, you mentioned a problem with procrastination. If you have a procrastination problem, the strategies would be completely different. Other tools at the “A” portion of the session would probably include The Magic Button Positive Reframing The Magic Dial The Acid Test. If you decide that you actually DO want to change the way you think and feel, given the fact that you're still living at home, a few of the many methods that could be used include: Identify the Distortions Explain the Distortions Individual Downward Arrow Technique Semantic Technique Cost-Benefit Analysis Let's Define Terms Be Specific Examine the Evidence. Double Standard Technique (DST): For example, would you say these things to someone else? Our son has been living with us for a while, but I don't think of him as “a loser!” My wife and I are actually happy to provide some support while he is sorting out what he wants to do next. Paradoxical DST Externalization of Voices with three strategies: Self-Defense Acceptance Paradox CAT (Counter-Attack Technique) There are many additional techniques that could be used. But first, the action would focus on resistance and motivation. Tackling the distorted thoughts before completing the “A” step is usually not a very good idea! David D. Burns, MD   How can you talk to someone who refuses to talk to you? Hi Dr. Burns, I came across your book and podcasts during a time in which I was having a hard time communicating with my adult son. They have helped me tremendously in acknowledging my part in the problem. While I've done a lot of work on my own self-esteem, anxiety and depression, sadly it has come a little too late as my son does not want to talk to me and we are estranged. Any thoughts or advice on how to reach out to a loved one in this situation? Now that I have been practicing for the 5 secrets I want to better connect with my son and work through our issues? Thanks, Shelly David's Reply Thanks, Shelly, I'm so sorry that you are estranged from your son. Have you done the written exercises in my book, Feeling Good Together? That's a good place to start, as this very topic is addressed in the chapter on how to talk to someone who refuses to talk to you. The method that can be helpful is called “Multiple Choice Empathy” or “Multiple Choice Disarming.” We will likely illustrate it on the show. Rhonda, Matt, and David