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The award-winning Curiosity Daily podcast from CuriosityDaily.com will help you get smarter about the world around you. In less than 10 minutes, you’ll get a unique mix of research-based life hacks, the latest science and technology news, and more. Nate Bonham and Calli Gade will help you learn about your mind and body, outer space and the depths of the sea, and how history shaped the world into what it is today.Head to discovery+ to stream even more science content, from Animal Planet to Sc ...
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How do you save the world from space aliens while learning how to change a diaper? Join childhood frienemies Cody Gough and Jonathan Martin as they try to answer that question — while relentlessly trolling each other. This is a lifestyle podcast hosted by adult gamers trying to juggle hobbies with the increasing demands of the "real world." Follow the show to catch up on what they've been up to every once in a while, whether it's revisiting their SNES favorites to see if they hold up or deba ...
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This is a podcast of conversations with actual podcasters sharing stories of their podcasting life. We make no presumptions that we are doing anything right or that we know the best way forward. We just want to share our experiences with you and each other.
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Today, you’ll learn about a possible genetic link to vegetarianism, the discovery of a very important ancient woman, and the truth about homework. Genetic Vegetarianism “Going vegetarian? The dietary choice may be influenced by your genes.” by Emily Cooke. 2023. “Genetics of vegetarianism: A genome-wide association study.” by Nabeel R. Yaseen, et a…
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Today, you’ll learn about a new technique that can print stem cells, how elephants can solve puzzles, and if delulu is really the solulu. 3D Print Stem Cells “Scientists develop 3D printing method that shows promise for repairing brain injuries.” Science News. 2023. “Oxford researchers develop 3D printing method that shows promise for repairing bra…
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Today, you’ll learn about the psychological toll of steroid use, a very slow moving penguin-iceberg collision, and why we sometimes get dizzy when we stand up. Steroid Psychopath “Male weightlifters who use steroids are more prone to psychopathology than those who do not.” by Vladimir Hedrih. 2023. “Clustering psychopathology in male anabolic-andro…
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Today, you’ll learn about how hypnotherapy could be a tool to fight pain after surgery, a discovery that could lead to less mosquito-borne diseases, and how you might have worms to thank for your fall feast. Hypno Pain Killer “The Role of Hypnotherapy in Postoperative Cardiac Surgical Patients, A Scoping Review of Current Literature.” by Basil Ahma…
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Today, you’ll learn about how happiness fluctuates with age, a study that suggests compassion fatigue might be a self-fulfilling prophecy, and a possible new revolution in arthritis treatment. Happiest Age “At which age are we at our happiest.” Ruhr Universitat. 2023. “The development of subjective well-being across the life span: A meta-analytic r…
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Today, you’ll learn about the possible return of the Tasmanian tiger, the future of hurricanes, and how one animal shelter made a stunning discovery. Tasmanian Tigers “For the first time, researchers decoded the RNA of an extinct animal.” by Katherine Kornei. 2023. “Facts About Tasmanian Tigers.” by Alina Bradford. 2017. “Genome of the Tasmanian ti…
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Today, you’ll learn about the brain mechanisms behind mechanisms behind post traumatic stress disorder, new insights into the effects of dopamine, and where love exists in our bodies. PTSD in the Brain “Posttraumatic brain activity predicts resilience to PTSD.” EurekAlert! 2023. “Greater Early Post-Traumatic Activation in Right Inferior Frontal Gyr…
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Today, you’ll learn about how new moms see faces in inanimate objects, why some people think cilantro tastes like soap, and the problem solving prowess of vocal birds. New Mom Pareidolia “New mothers more likely to experience pareidolia, when your brain thinks it sees faces in inanimate objects.” by Emily Cooke. 2023. “What is pareidolia?” by Tia G…
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Today, you’ll learn about a new tech that will turn buildings into chameleons, a mathematical mystery lurking in our cells, and how to spot gravitational waves. Chameleon Buildings “‘Warm in Winter and Cool in Summer’: Scalable Biochameleon Inspired Temperature-Adaptive Coating with Easy Preparation and Construction.” by Yan Dong, et al. 2023. “Cha…
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Today, you’ll learn about a new way to turn saltwater into drinking water, research that suggests stuffing your bad feelings deep down might actually be a good thing, and an amazing 500,000 year old discovery in Tanzania. Water Breakthrough “New method for purifying drinking water could be used in disaster zones.” EurekAlert! 2023. “Desalination.” …
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Today, you’ll learn about a teensy tiny cure for zits, superpower spider webs, and how scientists have begun having conversations with plants. Nano Zit Zapper “Tiny nanocarriers could prove the magic bullet for acne sufferers.” by UNISA. 2023. “Why is acne *so* hard to get rid of? Dermatologists explain.” by Maddy Sims. 2023. “Nanotechnology and na…
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Today, you’ll learn about how swabbing leaves could save biodiversity, the science of saltwater taffy, and how some of our memories are surprisingly accurate. Leaf Swab Tell All “A new DNA leaf swab technique could revolutionize how we monitor biodiversity.” by Darren Incorvaia. 2023. “Kibale: The primate capital of the world.” n.a. N.d. “Detecting…
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Today, you’ll learn about the sounds that make some people want to run for the hills, how our sense of self determines what we find beautiful, and an ancient naval cannon with some secrets of its own. Misophonia “A symptom network model of misophonia: From heightened sensory sensitivity to clinical comorbidity.” by Nora Andermane, et al. 2023. “Mis…
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Today, you’ll learn about how a tool we use to keep clean might need a little cleaning of its own, the wild intelligence of wild crows, and the case of the missing black holes. Dirty Toothbrush “An updated systematic review on toothbrush contamination: An overlooked oral health concern among general population.” by Shahrukh Ali Khan, et al. 2023. “…
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Today, you’ll learn about a study of near death experiences, how breast milk biopsies could lead the way to early cancer detection, and why employers hire the wrong people. Death Experiences “Patients Recall Death Experiences After Cardiac Arrest.” NYU Langone Health. 2023. “Some Patients Who ‘Died’ but Survived Report Lucid ‘Near-Death Experiences…
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Today, you’ll learn about why our memories are so bad, the amazing logical reasoning of toddlers, and why mathematicians want to have their cake and slice it, too. False Memory False Memories For Ending of Events.” by Petar P. Raykov. 2023. “Factors Affecting the Accuracy of Eyewitness Identification.” by Sheena M. Lorenza. 2023. Logic in Toddlers …
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Today, you’ll learn about a tiny device that could have a huge impact on brain cancer, some news about keto and fertility, and the truth about the old saying opposites attract. Microbot Tumor Killer “Microdevices implanted into tumors offer new way to treat brain cancer.” EurekAlert! 2023. “Gliomas.” by Fassil B. Mesfin & Mohammed A. Al-Dhahir. 202…
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Today, you’ll learn about a breakthrough in embryo modeling, a breathing ball that could take the edge off anxiety, and the fall of a dynasty. Embryo Model “Scientists grow whole model of human embryo, without sperm or egg.” by James Gallagher. 2023. “Dynamic stem cell states: naive to primed pluripotency in rodents and humans.” by Leehee Weinberge…
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Today, you’ll find yet another reason to avoid sugary sodas, why we might pee more in the winter, and the plight of the penguins. Sugary Drinks Depression “Large study links sugary carbonated drinks to increased risk of depression.” by Eric W. Dolan. 2023. “Sugary Drinks.” Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. 2023. Peeing In Cold Weather “Why…
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Today, you’ll hear the truth about the chromosome that determines the male sex, new secrets from an old iceman, and an exoplanet denser than steel. Y Chromosome Puzzle “The Y Chromosome’s genetic puzzle is finally complete.” by Tina Hesman Saey. 2023. “Chromosomal Sex Determination in Mammals.” National Library of Medicine. N.d. “Chromosomes Fact S…
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Today, you’ll learn about the colors of climate change, the benefits of exercising with your pals, and the science behind the highs and lows of online dating. Climate Change Color “Nature’s changing colors makes climate change visible.” by Sujata Gupta. 2023. “The Science of Fall Foliage and Climate Change: UVM Expert.” by Ellie Scott and BAsil Wau…
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Today, you’ll learn about a successful moon landing that could launch another space race, an answer to the age-old debate about whether you should marry for love or money, and a 250 million year old human-sized armored sea lizard. Indian Moon Landing “India’s successful moon landing follows recent failures by other countries.” by Katherine Kornei. …
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Today, you’ll learn the truth about farts and pink eye, about studies showing the seven year itch might just be a thing, and about an ancient dance floor you could play like a drum. Pink Eye Cause “Can You Get Pink Eye If Someone Farts on Your Pillow?” by Scott Frothingham. 2019. “The ultimate guide to pink eye.” by Amir Monzavi, OD. 2020. Seven Ye…
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Today, you’ll learn about how barnacles could lead researchers to the site of a lost plane crash, a record breaking polar bear party up north, and a new dinosaur discovery that could shed light on the era of their demise. MH370 Barnacles “Barnacles may help reveal location of lost Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.” ScienceDaily. 2023. “Flight 370 ‘wi…
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Today, you’ll learn about urban greening, a new sci-fi like crystal that’ll make things move without electricity, and Darwin’s Paradox. Urban Greening “Large positive ecological changes of small urban greening actions.” by Luis Mata, et al. 2023. “Small urban greening projects can dramatically increase the number of insect species in cities.” Scien…
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Today, you’ll learn about a new twist with carbon and plants, some good news for all you walkers out there, and a new study on kids and self-esteem. Carbon & Plants “For Decades, Our Carbon Emissions Sped the Growth of Plants - Not Anymore.” YaleEnvironment360. 2023. “CO2 is making Earth greener - for now.” by Samson Reiny. 2016. “Climate Change: A…
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Today, you’ll learn about a breakthrough in decoding brain activity using Pink Floyd, an anatomy class that would be a hit at Gotham University, and an everyday germ-blowing machine. Pink Floyd Brain Activity “Neuroscientists Re-create Pink Floyd Song from Listeners’ Brain Activity.” by Lucy Tu. 2023. “Music can be reconstructed from human auditory…
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Today, you’ll learn about hidden consciousness in comatose patients, the eerie secret glowing language of frogs, and the mysterious blinking of race car drivers. Comatose Consciousness “Source of Hidden Consciousness in ‘Comatose’ Brain Injury Patients Found.” Columbia University. 2023. “Injury patterns associated with cognitive motor dissociation.…
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Today, you’ll learn about turning dirty fog into clean drinking water, how hookworms might help stave off diabetes, and a surprising link between memory and paranoia. Dirty Fog to Clean Water “Collecting clean water from fog.” by Fabio Bergamin. 2023. “Scientists are harvesting water by building fog harps and zapping the air.” by Angela Chen. 2018.…
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Today, you’ll learn about a surprising link between youth activism and critical thinking, a new discovery related to sleep apnea, and how aggressive driving adds more CO2 to the atmosphere. Teenage Activism “Teens Engaged in Activism Become Better Critical Thinkers, Study Finds.” University of Michigan. 2023. “Charting the longitudinal trajectories…
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Today, you’ll learn about a possible new treatment for chronic pain, a major obstacle to the world’s tree-planting plans, and some bad news for nose pickers. Chronic Pain Treatment “Identification and targeting of a unique Nav1.7 domain driving chronic pain.” by Kimberly Gomez, et al. 2023. https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2217800120 “Nav1.7 w…
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Today, you’ll learn about how when we eat might influence our risks for type 2 diabetes, a new use for nanotech in treating age-related blindness, and how crocodiles respond to the cries of human babies. Early Breakfast “An early breakfast may reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.” Barcelona Institute for Global Health. 2023. “Early breakf…
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Today, you’ll learn about a new weapon in the war against toxic shock syndrome, how scientists used AI to understand how humans evolved to walk upright, and a new discovery that changes what we know about saber-toothed cats. TSS Bacto-Battles “Inhibition of Toxic Shock Syndrome Associated Staphylococcus aureus by Probiotic Lactobacilli.” by Patrick…
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Today, you’ll learn about a toxic fish that could help save lives, new secrets about the people who once lived in Machu Picchu, and a study that looked at the benefits of breastfeeding. Korean Rockfish Power “This fish delivers a nasty sting. Could it also save lives?” by Phie Jacobs. 2023. https://www.science.org/content/article/fish-delivers-nast…
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Today, you’ll learn about how researchers are using stem cells to cure infertility in mice, the health benefits of honey made by ants, and the potential emotional toll of using AI at work. Ovarian Failure Cure “Stem Cell Therapy Restores Fertility in Mouse Model.” by Katie Brighton. 2023. https://www.technologynetworks.com/tn/news/stem-cell-therapy…
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Today, you’ll learn about gene therapy eye drops, a diamond’s journey to the surface, and the growing creativity of AI. Genetic Eye Drops “Gene-therapy drops restore teen’s vision after genetic disease left his eyes clouded with scars.” by Nicoletta Lanese. 2023. https://www.livescience.com/health/genetics/gene-therapy-drops-restore-teens-vision-af…
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Today, you’ll learn about self-healing robots, Afib detection in the produce aisle, and hurricanes on worlds orbiting distant stars. Find episode transcripts here: https://curiosity-daily-4e53644e.simplecast.com/episodes/healing-electronics-grocery-cart-sensors-large-telescopes Healing Electronics “Shape-Shifting, Self-Healing Machines Are Among Us…
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Today, you’ll learn about the pain people will endure to avoid uncertainty, a possible link between nearsightedness and education, and a social media app that is helping improve the accuracy of doctors’ diagnosis decisions. Find episode transcripts here: https://curiosity-daily-4e53644e.simplecast.com/episodes/pain-of-uncertainty-nearsightedness-do…
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Today, you’ll learn about Locked-in Syndrome, the connection between social anxiety and nostalgia, and how continental shift is knocking GPS out of whack. Find episode transcripts here: https://curiosity-daily-4e53644e.simplecast.com/episodes/locked-in-syndrome-anxiety-nostalgia-continental-shift Locked-in Syndrome “Demographic, Medical, and Clinic…
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Today, you’ll learn about how metal was discovered to be able to heal itself, a potential cure for sensitive teeth, and the truth about sports supplements. Find episode transcripts here: https://curiosity-daily-4e53644e.simplecast.com/episodes/healing-metals-sensitive-teeth-sports-supplements Healing Metals “Metals Have the Intrinsic Ability to Hea…
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Today, you’ll learn about a new study on our perception of time, a breakthrough in the tech behind heart transplants, and about the crazy way ticks fly. Find episode transcripts here: https://curiosity-daily-4e53644e.simplecast.com/episodes/time-perception-heart-in-a-box-flying-ticks Time Perception “The Timekeeper Within: New Discovery on How the …
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Today, you’ll learn about a new study that gives us a hint at who we might be attracted to, scientists growing new trees from the genes up, and how aggressive people might actually have more self-control than you’d think. Find episode transcripts here:https://curiosity-daily-4e53644e.simplecast.com/episodes/partner-look-alikes-crispr-wood-aggressiv…
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Today, you’ll learn about some tantalizing molecules found on Mars, a new study that shows how cognitive flexibility can help teachers keep their cool, and how a new scientific method revealed an unexpected truth about women in the Copper Age. Find episode transcripts here: https://curiosity-daily-4e53644e.simplecast.com/episodes/mars-organics-cogn…
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Today, you’ll learn about painkillers made from pine trees, a creature that spits out its old cells, and how the power of positive thinking might not be all that powerful. Find episode transcripts here: https://curiosity-daily-4e53644e.simplecast.com/episodes/pine-tree-painkiller-cell-spitting-creature-manifestation Pine Tree Painkiller “Scientists…
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Today, you’ll learn about a new study that shows drugs like Ritalin aren’t so smart after all, how frozen rat kidneys could lead to a medical revolution, and a new study that shows how people with curly hair are extra cool. Find episode transcripts here: https://curiosity-daily-4e53644e.simplecast.com/episodes/smart-drugs-frozen-organ-transplant-cu…
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Today, you’ll learn about a newly discovered genetic link between high voices and high blood pressure, a mysterious new discovery behind some ancient Egyptian art, and about freshwater lying underneath the ocean floor. Find episode transcripts here: https://curiosity-daily-4e53644e.simplecast.com/episodes/high-voice-gene-egyptian-art-x-ray-finding-…
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Today, you’ll learn about a new discovery that explains what causes octopuses to go into a death frenzy when they have kids, how air pollution sensors could help track invasive species, and how fungi could save entire ecosystems. Find episode transcripts here: https://curiosity-daily-4e53644e.simplecast.com/episodes/octopus-death-frenzy-wildlife-tr…
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Today, you’ll learn about a potential obstacle to human flight to Mars, a discovery in a Laotian cave that is sending archaeologists back to the drawing board, and how new technology could keep us cool in a warming world without adding to the problem of climate change. Find episode transcripts here: https://curiosity-daily-4e53644e.simplecast.com/e…
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Today, you’ll learn about a study linking the Covid vaccine to slightly longer menstrual cycles. How being social could actually hurt people who are lonely, and why you won’t find any kangaroos outside of Australia. Find episode transcripts here: https://curiosity-daily-4e53644e.simplecast.com/episodes/vaccine-menstrual-length-lonely-in-a-crowd-aus…
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Today, you’ll learn about a discovery that a common amino acid could slow the aging process, a new study that suggests we could get better at planning if we practiced, and research suggesting a ketogenic diet may help those with advanced cancer live longer. Find episode transcripts here:https://curiosity-daily-4e53644e.simplecast.com/episodes/amino…
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