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Forrest Galante, host of “Extinct or Alive” on Animal Planet, explains how to become an adventurer, survive extreme conditions, and find extinct animals. Then, you’ll learn about how “cryptomnesia” can make you plagiarize without realizing it. Please vote for Curiosity Daily in the 2019 Discover Pods Awards! We're a finalist for Best Technology & Science Podcast. Every vote counts!https://awards.discoverpods.com/finalists/ In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following story from Curiosity.com about how cryptomnesia can make you plagiarize without realizing it: https://curiosity.im/32Nmsll  More from Extinct or Alive: Extinct or Alive official website — https://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/extinct-or-alive/  Animal Planet Go — https://www.animalplanet.com/watch/animal-planet  Forrest Galante official website — https://www.forrestgalante.com/about Follow @animalplanet on Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/animalplanet/ Follow @forrest.galante on Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/forrest.galante/ Follow @AnimalPlanet on Twitter — https://twitter.com/AnimalPlanet Follow @ForrestGalante on Twitter — https://twitter.com/ForrestGalante See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Captains Keith Colburn and Sig Hansen from the award-winning documentary series “Deadliest Catch” share some surprising science lessons from the fishing world. Plus: learn about the psychology behind “sour grapes.” When people can't get something they want, they decide it's not worthy of desire by Kelsey Donk Sjåstad, H., Baumeister, R. F., & Ent, M. (2020). Greener grass or sour grapes? How people value future goals after initial failure. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 88, 103965. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2020.103965 Learn more about Deadliest Catch, Tuesdays at 8 PM ET/PT on Discovery Official website https://www.discovery.com/shows/deadliest-catch Watch Deadliest Catch https://go.discovery.com/tv-shows/deadliest-catch Follow @DeadliestCatch on Twitter https://twitter.com/DeadliestCatch Follow Keith Colburn on Twitter https://twitter.com/crabwizard Subscribe to Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day with Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer. You can also listen to our podcast as part of your Alexa Flash Briefing; Amazon smart speakers users, click/tap “enable” here: https://www.amazon.com/Curiosity-com-Curiosity-Daily-from/dp/B07CP17DJY See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Learn why the phrase “money can’t buy happiness” isn’t always true. Then, learn how different generations write differently online, with some help from internet linguist and author Gretchen McCulloch. Please support this episode’s sponsor! Get your first month of KiwiCo FREE by visiting https://www.kiwico.com/curiosity In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following story from Curiosity.com about why the saying “money can’t buy happiness” isn’t always true: https://curiosity.im/2KoFAiP  Additional resources from Gretchen McCullough: “Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language” — https://amazon.com Follow @GretchenAMcC on Twitter — https://twitter.com/GretchenAMcC Official website — https://gretchenmcculloch.com/ Lingthusiasm, Gretchen’s podcast — https://lingthusiasm.com/ Download the FREE 5-star Curiosity app for Android and iOS at https://curiosity.im/podcast-app. And Amazon smart speaker users: you can listen to our podcast as part of your Amazon Alexa Flash Briefing — just click “enable” here: https://curiosity.im/podcast-flash-briefing.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Learn about what you can do to remember more of your dreams. You’ll also learn about the difference between internet language and regular language, in the first edition of our “Hashtag Tuesdays” mini-series with internet linguist Gretchen McCulloch. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following story from Curiosity.com about how you can remember more of your dreams: https://curiosity.im/31y2Y37  Additional resources from Gretchen McCullough: “Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language” — https://amazon.com Follow @GretchenAMcC on Twitter — https://twitter.com/GretchenAMcC Official website — https://gretchenmcculloch.com/ Lingthusiasm, Gretchen’s podcast — https://lingthusiasm.com/ Download the FREE 5-star Curiosity app for Android and iOS at https://curiosity.im/podcast-app. And Amazon smart speaker users: you can listen to our podcast as part of your Amazon Alexa Flash Briefing — just click “enable” here: https://curiosity.im/podcast-flash-briefing.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Learn about why there’s no patent for the polio vaccine; a hypothesis that says a black hole would incinerate you; and what causes “Alexander’s band,” the dark strip of sky inside a double rainbow. Please support our sponsors! Get two months of unlimited access to over 25,000 classes on Skillshare — for free. To sign up, go to skillshare.com/curiosity. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: Jonas Salk Didn't Patent His Polio Vaccine — https://curiosity.im/2HWBfm1 The Black Hole Firewall Hypothesis Says a Black Hole Would Incinerate You on the Spot — https://curiosity.im/2HZG65J Alexander's Band Is the Dark Strip of Sky Inside a Double Rainbow — https://curiosity.im/2HWALMM If you love our show and you're interested in hearing full-length interviews, then please consider supporting us on Patreon. You'll get exclusive episodes and access to our archives as soon as you become a Patron! https://www.patreon.com/curiositydotcom Download the FREE 5-star Curiosity app for Android and iOS at https://curiosity.im/podcast-app. And Amazon smart speaker users: you can listen to our podcast as part of your Amazon Alexa Flash Briefing — just click “enable” here: https://curiosity.im/podcast-flash-briefing. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mind reading tricks can be unnerving, but they don't have to be as scary as some people think they are. Mentalist Jonathan Pritchard explains how he convinces people he can read minds by using the same psychological techniques employed by sales, marketing, and other business leaders. Jonathan has appeared on America's Got Talent, entertained United States troops stationed overseas, and performed on main stages in Las Vegas. He discusses his 25 years of experience as a mentalist, what it's taught him about interacting with other people, and how you too can communicate like a mind reader.  More reading from Curiosity: Cherenkov Radiation Is The Beautiful Blue Result Of Superluminal Speeds The Magician Who Tricked Nazis With Illusions 18 World Languages Have One Remaining Speaker The Two-Card Monte is An Easy Magic Trick For Anyone 3 Astonishing Coin Magic Tricks—And How To Pull Them Off Mentalism and psychology links: Illusion Chasers blog on Scientific American James Randi Educational Foundation James Randi on The One Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge "Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals about Our Everyday Deceptions" "The War Magician" More from Jonathan Pritchard: "Learn Like A Mind Reader: Strategies for learning anything at the speed of thought" "Perfect Recall: Increase your confidence, learn faster, be more productive, and be memorable" [ ______ ] Like A Mind Reader (Website) Like A Mind Reader on Facebook More books from Jonathan To learn more about this topic and many others check out Curiosity.com, download our 5-star iOS or Android app and join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, and everywhere else podcasts are found so you don't miss an episode! 
Explorers Justin Fornal and Emiliano Ruprah from the Science Channel’s “Unexplained and Unexplored” discuss the surprising roles that maps have played throughout history. You’ll also learn about why people fidget. We're nominated for an award! Please vote for Curiosity Daily for Best Technology & Science Podcast in the 2019 Discover Pods Awards: https://awards.discoverpods.com/finalists/  Learn more about Unexplained and Unexplored: UNEXPLAINED AND UNEXPLORED First Look | Discovery — https://www.discovery.com/exploration/unexplained-and-unexplored-first-look-pictures UNEXPLAINED AND UNEXPLORED: Investigating the Legend of California's Gold Laden Ghost Ship | Discovery — https://www.discovery.com/exploration/investigating-the-legend-of-california-s-gold-laden-ghost-ship Like Science Channel on Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/ScienceChannel/ Follow @ScienceChannel on Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/sciencechannel/ Follow @ScienceChannel on Facebook — https://twitter.com/ScienceChannel Follow @Justin_Fornal on Twitter — https://twitter.com/Justin_Fornal Follow @EmilianoRuprah on Twitter — https://twitter.com/EmilianoRuprah Additional sources: The surprising science of fidgeting | The Conversation — https://theconversation.com/the-surprising-science-of-fidgeting-7752 Single-trial neural dynamics are dominated by richly varied movements | Nature Neuroscience — https://www.nature.com/articles/s41593-019-0502-4 Nonexercise muscle tension and behavioral fidgeting are positively correlated with food availability/palatability and body weight in rats | Physiology & Behavior Volume 79, Issue 2, July 2003 — https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031938403000866 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Learn about how atheists and believers have different moral compasses; how scientists will know if life ever existed on Mars; and how to persuade people to do what you want using the foot-in-the-door technique.  Atheists and believers both have moral compasses -- they're just different by Kelsey Donk Ståhl, T. (2021). The amoral atheist? A cross-national examination of cultural, motivational, and cognitive antecedents of disbelief, and their implications for morality. PLOS ONE, 16(2), e0246593. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0246593  The Local. (2015, April 13). Sweden “least religious” nation in Western world. The Local Sweden; The Local. https://www.thelocal.se/20150413/swedes-least-religious-in-western-world/  How will scientists know if life ever existed on Mars? by Cameron Duke Fossil Record of the Cyanobacteria. (2021). Berkeley.edu. https://ucmp.berkeley.edu/bacteria/cyanofr.html  NASA’s Mars 2020 Will Hunt for Microscopic Fossils. (2019, November 12). NASA. https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/nasas-mars-2020-will-hunt-for-microscopic-fossils  Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry (PIXL). (2020). Nasa.gov. https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/spacecraft/instruments/pixl/  Stromatolites and other early life. (2020). Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety. http://www.dmp.wa.gov.au/Stromatolites-and-other-evidence-1666.aspx  The Foot-in-the-Door Technique Can Persuade People to Do What You Want by Annie Hartman Freedman, J. L., & Fraser, S. C. (1966). Compliance without pressure: The foot-in-the-door technique. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 4(2), 195–202. https://doi.org/10.1037/h0023552  Patel, N. (2014, October 13). Foot-In-The-Door Technique: How To Get People To Seamlessly Take Action. Forbes. https://www.forbes.com/sites/neilpatel/2014/10/13/foot-in-the-door-technique-how-to-get-people-to-take-seamlessly-take-action/?sh=704615917d9e  Zuckerman, M., Iazzaro, M. M., & Waldgeir, D. (1979). Undermining Effects of the Foot-in-the-Door Technique with Extrinsic Rewards. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 9(3), 292–296. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1559-1816.1979.tb02712.x  Subscribe to Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day with Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer. You can also listen to our podcast as part of your Alexa Flash Briefing; Amazon smart speakers users, click/tap “enable” here: https://www.amazon.com/Curiosity-com-Curiosity-Daily-from/dp/B07CP17DJY See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Learn about why small talk is important for coworkers during the workday; why gossip is actually pretty good for you; and how some frogs survive the winter by literally becoming “frogcicles.”  Small talk during the workday is crucial, and remote workers may not be getting enough of it by Kelsey Donk Psychology research shows “water cooler talk” can have big benefits. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-12/uoc--prs120120.php  Guydish, A. J., D’Arcey, J. T., & Fox Tree, J. E. (2020). Reciprocity in Conversation. Language and Speech https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0023830920972742  Gossip Gets A Bad Rap, But It's Actually Pretty Good For You by Ashley Hamer Brondino, N., Fusar-Poli, L., & Politi, P. (2017). Something to talk about: Gossip increases oxytocin levels in a near real-life situation. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 77, 218–224. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2016.12.014  Gossiping Is Good for You, Study Confirms. (2017). Vice.com. https://www.vice.com/en/article/paebgg/gossiping-is-good-for-you-study-confirms  Beck, J. (2014, November 6). Have You Heard? Gossip Is Actually Good and Useful. The Atlantic; theatlantic. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/11/have-you-heard-gossip-is-actually-good-and-useful/382430/  Dunbar, R. I. M. (2004). Gossip in Evolutionary Perspective. Review of General Psychology, 8(2), 100–110. https://doi.org/10.1037/1089-2680.8.2.100  Martinescu, E., Janssen, O., & Nijstad, B. A. (2014). Tell Me the Gossip. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40(12), 1668–1680. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167214554916  For some frogs, surviving the winter means becoming a “frogcicle” by Cameron Duke In Alaska, wood frogs freeze for seven months, thaw and hop away. (2014, July 24). Los Angeles Times. https://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-alaskan-frozen-frogs-20140723-story.html  Layne, J., & Lee, R. (1995). Adaptations of frogs to survive freezing. Climate Research, 5, 53–59. https://doi.org/10.3354/cr005053  Live Science Staff. (2012, September 26). Can Frogs Survive Being Frozen? Live Science. https://www.livescience.com/32175-can-frogs-survive-being-frozen.html  Subscribe to Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day with Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer. You can also listen to our podcast as part of your Alexa Flash Briefing; Amazon smart speakers users, click/tap “enable” here: https://www.amazon.com/Curiosity-com-Curiosity-Daily-from/dp/B07CP17DJY See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Learn about how disgusting sights literally turn your stomach; and why tattoos are permanent. Then, play along at home as we test your podcast knowledge in this month’s edition of the Curiosity Challenge trivia game. Disgusting sights literally turn your stomach by Cameron Duke Nord, C. L., Dalmaijer, E. S., Armstrong, T., Baker, K., & Dalgleish, T. (2020). A Causal Role for Gastric Rhythm in Human Disgust Avoidance. Current Biology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2020.10.087  Rhythm and bleughs: changes in our stomach’s rhythms steer us away from disgusting sights. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-11/uoc-rab112320.php  Why are tattoos permanent? by Cameron Duke Baranska, A., Shawket, A., Jouve, M., Baratin, M., Malosse, C., Voluzan, O., Vu Manh, T.-P., Fiore, F., Bajénoff, M., Benaroch, P., Dalod, M., Malissen, M., Henri, S., & Malissen, B. (2018). Unveiling skin macrophage dynamics explains both tattoo persistence and strenuous removal. Journal of Experimental Medicine, 215(4), 1115–1133. https://doi.org/10.1084/jem.20171608  How wounds heal: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia. (2017). Medlineplus.gov. https://medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000741.htm  Specktor, B. (2018, March 6). Tattoos Last Forever Because Your Immune Cells Are Hungry for Dead Skin. Livescience.com; Live Science. https://www.livescience.com/61932-why-tattoos-last.html  Episodes referenced in the Curiosity Challenge trivia game: Battery-powered airplanes: https://www.curiositydaily.com/why-dont-we-have-battery-powered-airplanes/  Smacking electronics: https://www.curiositydaily.com/why-its-relaxing-to-breathe-in-through-your-nose/  Cream in coffee: https://www.curiositydaily.com/why-you-need-self-compassion-for-self-improvement/  Subscribe to Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day with Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer. You can also listen to our podcast as part of your Alexa Flash Briefing; Amazon smart speakers users, click/tap “enable” here: https://www.amazon.com/Curiosity-com-Curiosity-Daily-from/dp/B07CP17DJY See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Learn about a new discovery about STEVE, the weird streak of color in the Canadian skies; how a “wind phone” in Otsuchi, Japan, helped thousands cope with grief after losing their loved ones; and why we judge others more harshly than we judge ourselves.  There's a new discovery about STEVE, the weird aurora discovered by citizen scientists by Grant Currin STEVE may be even less like typical auroras than scientists thought. (2020, November 12). Science News. https://www.sciencenews.org/article/steve-light-sky-glow-atmosphere-different-typical-aurora  Semeter, J., Hunnekuhl, M., MacDonald, E., Hirsch, M., Zeller, N., Chernenkoff, A., & Wang, J. (2020). The Mysterious Green Streaks Below STEVE. AGU Advances, 1(4). https://doi.org/10.1029/2020av000183  A "Wind Phone" Consoles Disaster-Stricken Japan by Anna Todd Japan’s Wind Phone for Calling the Dead. (2017, April 11). Atlas Obscura. https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/wind-telephone  Bennett, K. M., Hughes, G. M., & Smith, P. T. (2005). Psychological Response to Later Life Widowhood: Coping and the Effects of Gender. OMEGA - Journal of Death and Dying, 51(1), 33–52. https://doi.org/10.2190/9JPJ-1FM1-37NX-2DEC  Blair, G. J. (2020, February 21). Berlin Hidden Gem: “Voices in the Wind” Depicts a Sense of Connection in Japan. Hollywoodreporter.com. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/berlin-hidden-gem-voices-wind-depicts-a-sense-connection-japan-1280211  One Last Thing Before I Go (2016) - This American Life. (2016, September 23). This American Life. https://www.thisamericanlife.org/597/one-last-thing-before-i-go-2016  We judge others more harshly than we judge ourselves originally aired May 2, 2018: https://omny.fm/shows/curiosity-daily/how-laundry-machines-work-bill-gates-recommended-r  Fundamental Attribution Error: Definition & Overview Video. (2020). Fundamental Attribution Error: Definition & Overview - Video & Lesson Transcript | Study.com. Study.com. https://study.com/academy/lesson/fundamental-attribution-error-definition-lesson-quiz.html Six Habits of Highly Empathic People. (2012). Greater Good. https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/six_habits_of_highly_empathic_people1  Heath, D. (2010, June 9). The Fundamental Attribution Error: It’s the Situation, Not the Person. Fast Company; Fast Company. https://www.fastcompany.com/1657515/fundamental-attribution-error-its-situation-not-person  Oatley, K. (2016). Fiction: Simulation of Social Worlds. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 20(8), 618–628. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2016.06.002  Subscribe to Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day with Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer. You can also listen to our podcast as part of your Alexa Flash Briefing; Amazon smart speakers users, click/tap “enable” here: https://www.amazon.com/Curiosity-com-Curiosity-Daily-from/dp/B07CP17DJY  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Learn about the benefits of laughter yoga with the founder of the laughter club movement, Dr. Madan Kataria. You’ll also learn about a major breakthrough in the way scientists are searching for dark matter. This new dark-matter detection method is 10x more precise by Grant Currin Seeing dark matter in a new light. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-11/ras-sdm110520.php  Gurri, P., Taylor, E. N., & Fluke, C. J. (2020). The first shear measurements from precision weak lensing. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 499(4), 4591-4604. https://academic.oup.com/mnras/article/499/4/4591/5909978  Additional resources from Madan Kataria, M.D. Laughter Yoga International https://laughteryoga.org/  Pick up “Laughter Yoga: Daily Practices for Health and Happiness” https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/616786/laughter-yoga-by-madan-kataria-md-foreword-by-andrew-weil-md/  Follow Laughter Guru on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/laughterguruofficial/  Subscribe to Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day with Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer. You can also listen to our podcast as part of your Alexa Flash Briefing; Amazon smart speakers users, click/tap “enable” here: https://www.amazon.com/Curiosity-com-Curiosity-Daily-from/dp/B07CP17DJY  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Learn about why you can have an emotional reaction to music even when it’s not being played; how people have been performing brain surgery for thousands of years; and why some bathroom light switches are outside the room.  People can have emotional reactions to music even when it's not being played by Kelsey Donk Emotional responses to music - without a sound – News. (2020, November 18). News. https://news.flinders.edu.au/blog/2020/11/19/emotional-responses-to-music-without-a-sound/  Parletta, N. (2020, November 18). Music without a sound. Cosmos Magazine. https://cosmosmagazine.com/people/behaviour/music-without-a-sound/  Susino, M., & Schubert, E. (2020). Musical emotions in the absence of music: A cross-cultural investigation of emotion communication in music by extra-musical cues. PLOS ONE, 15(11), e0241196. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0241196  People Have Been Performing Brain Surgery for Thousands of Years by Reuben Westmaas Nuwer, R. (2013, December 20). 1,000 Years Ago, Patients Survived Brain Surgery, But They Had To Live With Huge Holes in Their Heads. Smithsonian Magazine; Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/1000-years-ago-patients-survived-brain-surgery-but-they-had-live-with-huge-holes-in-their-heads-180948185/  Way, L. (2020, May 18). Craniotomy Through the Ages: We’ve Come a Long Way - Neurosurgical Associates of Central Jersey. Neurosurgical Associates of Central Jersey. https://neurosurgerycnj.com/craniotomy-through-the-ages-weve-come-a-long-way/  Ancient cranial surgery. (2013, December 19). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-12/uoc--acs121913.php  Dengler, R. (2018, April 19). Prehistoric humans may have practiced brain surgery on cows. Science | AAAS. https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/04/prehistoric-humans-may-have-practiced-brain-surgery-cows  Kushner, D. S., Verano, J. W., & Titelbaum, A. R. (2018). Trepanation Procedures/Outcomes: Comparison of Prehistoric Peru with Other Ancient, Medieval, and American Civil War Cranial Surgery. World Neurosurgery, 114, 245–251. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.03.143  Why Are Some Bathroom Light Switches Outside of the Room? by Ashley Hamer Power and Water Do Not Mix | Prairie Electric. (2013, April 17). Prairie Electric. https://www.prairielectric.com/blog/power-and-water-do-not-mix/  Section 701 - Locations containing a bath or shower. (Winter 2014) Wiring Matters. The Institution of Engineering and Technology. https://electrical.theiet.org/media/1084/2014_53_winter_wiring_matters.pdf  Thiele, T. (2017). What Are the National Electrical Codes for Bathrooms? The Spruce. https://www.thespruce.com/national-electrical-codes-for-bathrooms-1152275  Subscribe to Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day with Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer. You can also listen to our podcast as part of your Alexa Flash Briefing; Amazon smart speakers users, click/tap “enable” here: https://www.amazon.com/Curiosity-com-Curiosity-Daily-from/dp/B07CP17DJY See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Learn about how you can de-clutter your life with the Swedish concept of döstädning, or “death cleaning.” Then, learn about how Alfred Russel Wallace, the “other” scientist who discovered natural selection. Use Swedish Death Cleaning to Declutter Your Life by Ashley Hamer Gyan Yankovich. (2018, April). A Beginner’s Guide To Swedish Death Cleaning. BuzzFeed. https://www.buzzfeed.com/gyanyankovich/what-is-swedish-death-cleaning  ‌DiGiulio, S. (2017, November 2). What is “Swedish death cleaning” and should you be doing it? NBC News; NBC News. https://www.nbcnews.com/better/health/what-swedish-death-cleaning-should-you-be-doing-it-ncna816511  Meet Alfred Russel Wallace, the other guy who discovered natural selection by Cameron Duke Kuhn, A. (2019). He Helped Discover Evolution, And Then Became Extinct. NPR.org. https://www.npr.org/2013/04/30/177781424/he-helped-discover-evolution-and-then-became-extinct  McNish, J. (2018). Who was Alfred Russel Wallace? NHM.ac.uk. https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/who-was-alfred-russel-wallace.html  Natural Selection: Charles Darwin & Alfred Russel Wallace. (2020). Berkeley.edu. https://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/article/0_0_0/history_14  Subscribe to Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day with Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer. You can also listen to our podcast as part of your Alexa Flash Briefing; Amazon smart speakers users, click/tap “enable” here: https://www.amazon.com/Curiosity-com-Curiosity-Daily-from/dp/B07CP17DJY  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Learn about how quitting smoking may reawaken healthy cells; how researchers figured out how to tell the age of crime scene fingerprints to help investigators; and why you sometimes yawn while exercising or singing.  Quitting smoking doesn’t just slow lung damage, but can also reawaken undamaged cells by Grant Currin Gallagher, J. (2020, January 29). Lungs “magically” heal damage from smoking. BBC News. https://www.bbc.com/news/health-51279355  Pfeifer, G. P. (2020, January 29). Smoke signals in the DNA of normal lung cells. Nature, 578(7794), 224–226. https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-020-00165-7  Yoshida, K., Gowers, K. H. C., Lee-Six, H., Chandrasekharan, D. P., Coorens, T., Maughan, E. F., Beal, K., Menzies, A., Millar, F. R., Anderson, E., Clarke, S. E., Pennycuick, A., Thakrar, R. M., Butler, C. R., Kakiuchi, N., Hirano, T., Hynds, R. E., Stratton, M. R., Martincorena, I., … Campbell, P. J. (2020, January 29). Tobacco smoking and somatic mutations in human bronchial epithelium. Nature, 578(7794), 266–272. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-1961-1  It's been impossible to tell the age of crime scene fingerprints — until now by Grant Currin Determining Fingerprint Age with Mass Spectrometry Imaging via Ozonolysis of Triacylglycerols. (2020, January 3). Analytical Chemistry. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.analchem.9b04765  Residues in fingerprints hold clues to their age. (2020, January 22). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-01/acs-rif012220.php  Why we yawn during exercise by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from Kate in Pennsylvania) Provine, R. R., Tate, B. C., & Geldmacher, L. L. (1987). Yawning: No effect of 3–5% CO2, 100% O2, and exercise. Behavioral and Neural Biology, 48(3), 382–393. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0163-1047(87)90944-7  Massen, J. J. M., Dusch, K., Eldakar, O. T., & Gallup, A. C. (2014). A thermal window for yawning in humans: Yawning as a brain cooling mechanism. Physiology & Behavior, 130, 145–148. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2014.03.032  The science of the exercise yawn. (2017). Furthermore from Equinox. https://furthermore.equinox.com/articles/2017/09/yawning  McKinney, James C. The Diagnosis and Correction of Vocal Faults. (2005). Google Books. https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=znaCDwAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PA1&dq=singing+yawn&ots=DKpXxdwhGJ&sig=IjgkdxkqyENjWLoXJTDaYB94G30#v=onepage&q=yawn&f=false  Subscribe to Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day with Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer. You can also listen to our podcast as part of your Alexa Flash Briefing; Amazon smart speakers users, click/tap “enable” here: https://curiosity.im/podcast-flash-briefing See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Learn about whether people think in words or in pictures; why brussels sprouts really are tastier than they used to be; and why buying luxury items might make you feel like an impostor. Whether People Think in Words or Pictures by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from Alicia) (2020). Twitter. https://twitter.com/KylePlantEmoji/status/1221713792913965061  Heavey, C. L., & Hurlburt, R. T. (2008). The phenomena of inner experience. Consciousness and Cognition, 17(3), 798–810. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2007.12.006 Pristine Inner Experience. (2020). Psychology Today. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/pristine-inner-experience  Amit, E., Hoeflin, C., Hamzah, N., & Fedorenko, E. (2017). An asymmetrical relationship between verbal and visual thinking: Converging evidence from behavior and fMRI. NeuroImage, 152, 619–627. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.03.029 Why Brussels Sprouts Taste Better Now by Steffie Drucker From Culinary Dud To Stud: How Dutch Plant Breeders Built Our Brussels Sprouts Boom. (2019, October 30). NPR.Org. https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/10/30/773457637/from-culinary-dud-to-stud-how-dutch-plant-breeders-built-our-brussels-sprouts-bo  Beck, A. (2019, November 7). It’s Not Your Imagination, Brussels Sprouts Really Do Taste Better Now. Better Homes & Gardens; Better Homes & Gardens. https://www.bhg.com/news/brussels-sprouts-less-bitter/  Pearson, H. (2006, September 18). Distaste for sprouts in the genes. Nature. https://doi.org/10.1038/news060918-1  Perman, A. (2011, November 1). The “brussels sprouts” gene: TAS2R38 | Anna Perman’s Genetic Spaghetti. The Guardian; The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2011/nov/01/brussel-sprout-gene  Neuroscience for Kids - Bitter Taste Gene. (2003, July 15). Washington.edu. http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/bitter.html  Masur, L. (2019, December 26). The Top 10 Food Trends of the Entire Decade. Kitchn; Apartment Therapy, LLC. https://www.thekitchn.com/decade-food-trends-2010-2019-22973978   Luxury Buying Makes People Feel Fake by Kelsey Donk Luxury consumption can fuel “impostor syndrome” among some buyers. (2019). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-12/bc-lcc122019.php  Wong, K. (2020, January 30). Why Your Designer Bag Is Making You Feel Worse. The Financial Diet. https://thefinancialdiet.com/luxury-consumer-imposter-syndrome/  Goor, D., Ordabayeva, N., Keinan, A., & Crener, S. (2019). The Impostor Syndrome from Luxury Consumption. Journal of Consumer Research. https://doi.org/10.1093/jcr/ucz044  Subscribe to Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day with Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer. You can also listen to our podcast as part of your Alexa Flash Briefing; Amazon smart speakers users, click/tap “enable” here: https://curiosity.im/podcast-flash-briefing See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Learn about the shocking prevalence of torture scenes in movies; why durian, the world’s smelliest fruit, smells so bad; and where mold comes from. Torture is prevalent and effective in movies (but not in real life) by Kelsey Donk Torture Prevalent, Effective in Popular Movies, Study Finds – University of Alabama News | The University of Alabama. (2020). Ua.Edu. https://www.ua.edu/news/2020/01/torture-prevalent-effective-in-popular-movies-study-finds/  Delehanty, C., & Kearns, E. (2019). Wait, There’s Torture in Zootopia?: Examining the Prevalence of Torture in Popular Movies. SSRN Electronic Journal. https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3342908  Scientists discovered why durian is the world's smelliest fruit by Kelsey Donk A Love Letter to a Smelly Fruit. (2013, December 3). The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/08/travel/a-love-letter-to-a-smelly-fruit.html   Discovering what makes durian stink. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-02/lfla-dwm022820.php   Identification of an Important Odorant Precursor in Durian: First Evidence of Ethionine in Plants. (2019). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.jafc.9b07065   Maninang, J. S., Lizada, M. C. C., & Gemma, H. (2009). Inhibition of aldehyde dehydrogenase enzyme by Durian (Durio zibethinus Murray) fruit extract. Food Chemistry, 117(2), 352–355. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2009.03.106   Ethanethiol - American Chemical Society. (2020). American Chemical Society. https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/molecule-of-the-week/archive/e/ethanethiol.html  Where does mold come from? by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from Tim) USDA FSIS. (2013). Molds on Food: Are They Dangerous? https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/connect/a87cdc2c-6ddd-49f0-bd1f-393086742e68/Molds_on_Food.pdf?MOD=AJPERES  Stradley, L. (2016, April 5). Food Molds – Are Molds Dangerous. What’s Cooking America. https://whatscookingamerica.net/Q-A/Mold.htm  Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. (2019). BAM Chapter 18. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. https://www.fda.gov/food/laboratory-methods-food/bam-yeasts-molds-and-mycotoxins  Subscribe to Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day with Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer. You can also listen to our podcast as part of your Alexa Flash Briefing; Amazon smart speakers users, click/tap “enable” here: https://curiosity.im/podcast-flash-briefing See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Learn about how speed listening to podcasts (or "podfasting") affects our emotions; the health differences between white and brown rice; and the time pi was once almost legally changed to 3.2. Speed listening’s effects on emotion by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from S.P.) Rousseau, S. (2020, January 24). I Tried Listening to Podcasts at 3x and Broke My Brain. Medium; OneZero. https://onezero.medium.com/i-tried-listening-to-podcasts-at-3x-and-broke-my-brain-d8823edecb7c  Liebenthal, E., Silbersweig, D. A., & Stern, E. (2016). The Language, Tone and Prosody of Emotions: Neural Substrates and Dynamics of Spoken-Word Emotion Perception. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 10. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2016.00506  Murray, I. R., & Arnott, J. L. (1993). Toward the simulation of emotion in synthetic speech: A review of the literature on human vocal emotion. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 93(2), 1097–1108. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.405558  Philippou-Hubner, D., Vlasenko, B., Bock, R., & Wendemuth, A. (2012). The Performance of the Speaking Rate Parameter in Emotion Recognition from Speech. 2012 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo. https://doi.org/10.1109/icme.2012.183  Kraxenberger, M., Menninghaus, W., Roth, A., & Scharinger, M. (2018). Prosody-Based Sound-Emotion Associations in Poetry. Frontiers in Psychology, 9. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01284  The health differences between white and brown rice are dead even by Steffie Drucker Whelan, C. (2017, May 25). Brown Rice vs. White Rice: Which Is Better for You? Healthline; Healthline Media. https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/brown-rice-vs-white-rice  Allan, P. (2020, February 19). Is Brown Rice Really That Much Healthier Than White Rice? Lifehacker. https://lifehacker.com/is-brown-rice-really-that-much-healthier-than-white-ric-1820044994  ‌Parletta, N. (2018, December 5). Rice is a major source of arsenic exposure. Cosmos Magazine. https://cosmosmagazine.com/biology/rice-is-a-major-source-of-arsenic-exposure   Pi Was Once Almost Legally Changed to 3.2 by Ashley Hamer:https://curiosity.com/topics/happy-pi-day-how-pi-was-almost-legally-changed-to-32-curiosity Subscribe to Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day with Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer. You can also listen to our podcast as part of your Alexa Flash Briefing; Amazon smart speakers users, click/tap “enable” here: https://curiosity.im/podcast-flash-briefing See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Learn about why bats are the source of so many deadly virus outbreaks; and the surprisingly strong influence older siblings can have on their brothers and sisters — just in time for Siblings Day. Then, test your knowledge from this podcast with a Curiosity Challenge trivia game. Why bats are the source of so many deadly virus outbreaks by Andrea Michelson Coronavirus outbreak raises question: Why are bat viruses so deadly? (2020, February 11). University of California. https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/coronavirus-outbreak-raises-question-why-are-bat-viruses-so-deadly  Brook, C. E., Boots, M., Chandran, K., Dobson, A. P., Drosten, C., Graham, A. L., Grenfell, B. T., Müller, M. A., Ng, M., Wang, L.-F., & van Leeuwen, A. (2020). Accelerated viral dynamics in bat cell lines, with implications for zoonotic emergence. ELife, 9. https://doi.org/10.7554/elife.48401 Xie, J., Li, Y., Shen, X., Goh, G., Zhu, Y., Cui, J., Wang, L.-F., Shi, Z.-L., & Zhou, P. (2018). Dampened STING-Dependent Interferon Activation in Bats. Cell Host & Microbe, 23(3), 297-301.e4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chom.2018.01.006  ‌How Do Bats Live With So Many Viruses? (2020, January 28). The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/28/science/bats-coronavirus-Wuhan.html  Older Siblings Might Be More Influential to a Child Than Parents by Anna Todd https://curiosity.com/topics/siblings-shape-our-close-relationships-curiosity Hear the answers to today’s trivia questions in these episodes of Curiosity Daily: Memory’s Role in Social Anxiety, The First Synthetic Self-Replicating Genome, and Penguins Can Call Underwater https://curiositydaily.com/memorys-role-in-social-anxiety-the-first-synthetic-self-replicating-genome-and-penguins-can-call-underwater/  Speed Listening’s Effects on Emotion, Surprising Differences Between White and Brown Rice, and Pi Almost Legally Changed to 3.2 https://curiositydaily.com/speed-listenings-effects-on-emotion-surprising-differences-between-white-and-brown-rice-and-pi-almost-legally-changed-to-3-2/  Dr. Amesh Adalja Explains Social Distancing for COVID-19, Birds Won’t Spread Fake News, and Using Auroras to Find Exoplanets https://curiositydaily.com/dr-amesh-adalja-explains-social-distancing-for-covid-19-birds-wont-spread-fake-news-and-using-auroras-to-find-exoplanets/  Pick up “Wanderers: A Novel” by Chuck Wendig on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Xvx20x  Subscribe to Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day with Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer. You can also listen to our podcast as part of your Alexa Flash Briefing; Amazon smart speakers users, click/tap “enable” here: https://curiosity.im/podcast-flash-briefing See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Learn about how we know that an asteroid killed the dinosaurs. We’ll also talk to social psychologist and author Devon Price about how laziness might actually benefit us. The Epic Tale of the 5th Mass Extinction (Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary) by Natalia Reagan Alvarez, L. W., Alvarez, W., Asaro, F., & Michel, H. V. (1980). Extraterrestrial Cause for the Cretaceous-Tertiary Extinction. Science, 208(4448), 1095–1108. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.208.4448.1095  Alvarez, W. (2009). The historical record in the Scaglia limestone at Gubbio: magnetic reversals and the Cretaceous‐Tertiary mass extinction. Sedimentology, 56(1), 137-148.  https://usm.maine.edu/sites/default/files/The%20Collaborative%20of%20Global%20and%20Big%20History/Alvarez,%20145%20Gubbio%20review%20Sedgy%202009.pdf Jaggard, V. (2019) What Killed Dinosaurs: New Ideas About the Wipeout. National Geographic. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/prehistoric-world/dinosaur-extinction/ A Science Odyssey: People and Discoveries: Alvarez finds evidence of dinosaur-killing asteroid. (1998). Pbs.org. https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/databank/entries/do80di.html  What’s the hottest Earth’s ever been? | NOAA Climate.gov. (2020). Climate.Gov. https://www.climate.gov/news-features/climate-qa/whats-hottest-earths-ever-been  Byrnes, J., & Karlstrom, L. (2018, February 7). More bad news for dinosaurs: Chicxulub meteorite impact triggered global volcanic eruptions on the ocean floor. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/more-bad-news-for-dinosaurs-chicxulub-meteorite-impact-triggered-global-volcanic-eruptions-on-the-ocean-floor-91053  Black, R. (2019, September 9). What Happened the Day a Giant, Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Hit the Earth. Smithsonian Magazine; Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/dinosaur-killing-asteroid-impact-chicxulub-crater-timeline-destruction-180973075/  ‌Alvarez Theory on Dinosaur Die-Out Upheld: Experts Find Asteroid Guilty of Killing the Dinosaurs. (2010, March 9). News Center. https://newscenter.lbl.gov/2010/03/09/alvarez-theory-on-dinosaur/  The Demise of the Dinosaurs. Vanderbilt.Edu. https://www.vanderbilt.edu/AnS/physics/astrocourses/ast201/kt_exti Additional resources from Dr. Devon Price: Preorder "Laziness Does Not Exist" on Amazon: https://amzn.to/393WHTM Dr. Devon Price on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drdevonprice Dr. Devon Price on Medium: https://devonprice.medium.com/ Subscribe to Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day with Ashley Hamer and Natalia Reagan (filling in for Cody Gough). You can also listen to our podcast as part of your Alexa Flash Briefing; Amazon smart speakers users, click/tap “enable” here: https://www.amazon.com/Curiosity-com-Curiosity-Daily-from/dp/B07CP17DJY See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Learn about why it’s relaxing to breathe in through your nose and the first woman who’s ever been struck by a meteor. We’ll also answer a listener question about why smacking electronics helps to make them work again. Why do relaxation exercises have you breathe in through your nose? Two words: nitric oxide by Grant Currin Hirschlag, A. (2020, July 14). Breathing Through Your Nose Is Healthier for You | Elemental. Medium; Elemental. https://elemental.medium.com/how-nasal-breathing-keeps-you-healthier-3695bb5c6cd1  Ignarro, L. J. (2020, June 19). The right way to breathe during the coronavirus pandemic. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/the-right-way-to-breathe-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic-140695  ‌Lundberg, J. O. N., & Weitzberg, E. (1999). Nasal nitric oxide in man. Thorax, 54(10), 947–952. https://doi.org/10.1136/thx.54.10.947  ‌Ritz, T., Trueba, A. F., Vogel, Pia. D., Auchus, R. J., & Rosenfield, D. (2018). Exhaled nitric oxide and vascular endothelial growth factor as predictors of cold symptoms after stress. Biological Psychology, 132, 116–124. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2017.11.006  Only One Woman Has Ever Been Struck by a Meteor by Mae Rice Clipping from Enterprise-Journal - Newspapers.com. (2019). Newspapers.com. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28689668/enterprise-journal/ ‌George, A. (2019, November 26). In 1954, an Extraterrestrial Bruiser Shocked This Alabama Woman. Smithsonian Magazine; Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/1954-extraterrestrial-bruiser-shocked-alabama-woman-180973646/ This Meteorite Hit an Alabama Woman While She Was Napping on Her Couch. (2015). Slate Magazine. http://www.slate.com/blogs/atlas_obscura/2015/06/02/the_hodges_meteorite_is_one_of_the_few_space_to_ever_strike_a_human.html?wpisrc=obnetwork The True Story of History’s Only Known Meteorite Victim. (2013, February 20). Nationalgeographic.com. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/2/130220-russia-meteorite-ann-hodges-science-space-hit/ LISTENER Q: Why does smacking electronics make them work again? by Ashley Hamer  Engber, D. (2014). Can You Fix A Machine By Smacking It? Popular Science. https://www.popsci.com/article/technology/can-you-fix-machine-smacking-it/  ‌TV Troubles. (2017). Nasa.Gov. https://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/alsj/a12/a12.tvtrbls.html  ‌It’s not stupid, if it works - why percussive maintenance is a legit repair method. (2019, March 29). It’s not stupid, if it works - why percussive maintenance is a legit repair method? Technology Org. https://www.technology.org/2019/03/29/its-not-stupid-if-it-works-why-percussive-maintenance-is-a-legit-repair-method/  Why Does Smacking A Remote Control Sometimes Make It Work Again? (2017, November 14). Science ABC. https://www.scienceabc.com/eyeopeners/why-does-smacking-a-remote-control-sometimes-make-it-work-again.html  https://www.facebook.com/modernsurvivalblog. (2019, September 13). Battery Corrosion | Why They Leak And How To Prevent It. Modern Survival Blog. https://modernsurvivalblog.com/preps/battery-corrosion-why-they-leak-and-how-to-prevent-it/ Subscribe to Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day with Ashley Hamer and Natalia Reagan (filling in for Cody Gough). You can also listen to our podcast as part of your Alexa Flash Briefing; Amazon smart speakers users, click/tap “enable” here: https://www.amazon.com/Curiosity-com-Curiosity-Daily-from/dp/B07CP17DJY  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Learn about how to avoid the too-familiar trap of mental accounting, the story of when a glitchy instrument led to evidence for the Big Bang, and the real science behind how to make cut flowers last longer.   Is That Real Money Or Fun Money? The Familiar Trap Of Mental Accounting  by Ashley Hamer Thaler, R. H. (1999). Mental accounting matters. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 12(3), 183–206. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/(SICI)1099-0771(199909)12:3%3C183::AID-BDM318%3E3.0.CO;2-F  Choices, Values, and Frames | Handbook of the Fundamentals of Financial Decision Making. (2020). Worldscientific.Com. https://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/9789814417358_0016  Lehrer, J. (2011, February 14). The Curse of Mental Accounting. Wired; WIRED. https://www.wired.com/2011/02/the-curse-of-mental-accounting/  Mental Accounting Definition. (2020). Investopedia. https://www.investopedia.com/terms/m/mentalaccounting.asp  That time a glitchy instrument led to evidence for the Big Bang by Cameron Duke A Science Odyssey: People and Discoveries: Penzias and Wilson discover cosmic microwave radiation. (2020). Pbs.Org. https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/databank/entries/dp65co.html Holmdel Horn Antenna. (2020). @apsphysics.  https://www.aps.org/programs/outreach/history/historicsites/penziaswilson.cfm Wall, M. (2014, May 20). Cosmic Anniversary: “Big Bang Echo” Discovered 50 Years Ago Today. Space.Com; Space. https://www.space.com/25945-cosmic-microwave-background-discovery-50th-anniversary.html How to make cut flowers last longer by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from Lisa) What’s In Your Flowers’ Food? | Bouqs Blog. (2018, July 17). The Bouqs Co. Blog. https://bouqs.com/blog/whats-in-your-flowers-food/  ‌S.E. Gould. (2013, January 20). Making sugar from carbon dioxide: The Calvin Cycle. Scientific American Blog Network. https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/lab-rat/making-sugar-from-carbon-dioxide-the-calvin-cycle/  The Science of Keeping Flowers Fresh | Experiments | Steve Spangler Science. (2019). The Lab. https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/science-keeping-flowers-fresh/  ‌Curtin, C. (2007, February 14). Fact or Fiction?: Vodka and Citrus Sodas Keep Cut Flowers Fresh. Scientific American. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fact-or-fiction-vodka-citrus-sodas-keep-flowers-fresh/  ‌Nell, T.A., Reid, M.S. (2004, January) Special Research Report #410: Postproduction - The Three C’s of Success with Fresh Cut Flowers (2) – “Cleanliness”. The American Floral Endowment. https://endowment.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/410postprod.pdf Nell, T.A. (2004, June) De-myth-tifying Cut Flower Care. Florists Review. P. 51-54. https://web.archive.org/web/20040618065419if_/http://www.floristsreview.com/main/june/featurestory.html   Subscribe to Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day with Ashley Hamer and Natalia Reagan (filling in for Cody Gough). You can also listen to our podcast as part of your Alexa Flash Briefing; Amazon smart speakers users, click/tap “enable” here: https://www.amazon.com/Curiosity-com-Curiosity-Daily-from/dp/B07CP17DJY  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Learn about a nearly mile-long trackway of fossilized human footprints is the longest ever found, a trick to keep experiences feeling fresh and new, and the more you wish for self-control, the less of It you have. This nearly mile-long trackway of fossilized human footprints is the longest ever found by Steffie Drucker Wei-Haas, M.(2020, October 15).  Incredible details of 10,000-year-old trek revealed in fossil footprints. National Geographic. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/10/incredible-details-of-10-000-year-old-trek-revealed-in-fossil-footprints/ Fossil footprints tell story of prehistoric parent’s journey. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-10/cu-fft101420.php Bennett, M. R., Bustos, D., Odess, D., Urban, T. M., Lallensack, J. N., Budka, M., Santucci, V. L., Martinez, P., Wiseman, A. L. A., & Reynolds, S. C. (2020). Walking in mud: Remarkable Pleistocene human trackways from White Sands National Park (New Mexico). Quaternary Science Reviews, 249, 106610. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2020.106610 This Simple Trick Keeps All Your Favorite Experiences Feeling Fresh and New by Reuben Westmaas Original episode: https://www.curiositydaily.com/is-water-wet-neutron-star-weight-how-to-keep-exper/ The More You Wish for Self-Control, the Less of It You Have by Anna Todd Uziel, L., & Baumeister, R. F. (2017). The Self-Control Irony: Desire for Self-Control Limits Exertion of Self-Control in Demanding Settings. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43(5), 693–705. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167217695555  Romm, C. (2017, May). Wishing for More Self-Control Can Backfire. The Cut; The Cut. https://www.thecut.com/2017/05/wishing-for-more-self-control-can-backfire.html  Subscribe to Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day with Ashley Hamer and Natalia Reagan (filling in for Cody Gough). You can also listen to our podcast as part of your Alexa Flash Briefing; Amazon smart speakers users, click/tap “enable” here: https://www.amazon.com/Curiosity-com-Curiosity-Daily-from/dp/B07CP17DJY  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Learn about how saying no to kids makes them more resourceful and why humans aren’t the only animals capable of deception. We’ll also answer a listener question about whether rocket stages ever hit ships in the ocean, with a little help from Cody Chambers at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Saying no to kids makes them more resourceful by Anna Todd To Raise Better Kids, Say No (Published 2017). (2017, May 17). The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/17/well/family/to-raise-better-kids-say-no.html German, T. P., & Defeyter, M. A. (2000). Immunity to functional fixedness in young children. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 7(4), 707–712. https://doi.org/10.3758/bf03213010 ‌Mehta, R., & Zhu, M. (2015). Creating When You Have Less: The Impact of Resource Scarcity on Product Use Creativity. Journal of Consumer Research, 42(5), 767–782. https://doi.org/10.1093/jcr/ucv051 Humans aren't the only animals capable of deception by Cameron Duke Culum Brown, Garwood, M., & Williamson, J. E. (2012, July 4). It pays to cheat: Tactical deception in a cephalopod social signalling system. ResearchGate; Royal Society, The. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/228324988_It_pays_to_cheat_Tactical_deception_in_a_cephalopod_social_signalling_system Flower, T. (2010). Fork-tailed drongos use deceptive mimicked alarm calls to steal food. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 278(1711), 1548–1555. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2010.1932 Hanlon, R. T., Naud, M.-J., Shaw, P. W., & Havenhand, J. N. (2005). Transient sexual mimicry leads to fertilization. Nature, 433(7023), 212–212. https://doi.org/10.1038/433212a King, B. J. (2019). Deception in the Animal Kingdom. Scientific American. https://doi.org/10.1038/scientificamerican0919-50  Langley, L. (2017, May 20). Here are the Best Liars in the Animal Kingdom. National Geographic News. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2017/05/animals-lying-liars-birds-squid/ Monkeys crying wolf? Tufted capuchin monkeys use anti-predator calls to usurp resources from conspecifics | Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. (2012). Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rspb.2009.0544 ‌“NOVA | Kings of Camouflage | Mating Trickery | PBS.” Pbs.Org, 2020, www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/camo/mati-nf.html Squirrels “fake it” to fool would-be thieves. (2020). New Scientist. https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg19726395-400-squirrels-fake-it-to-fool-would-be-thieves/ Steele, M. A., Halkin, S. L., Smallwood, P. D., McKenna, T. J., Mitsopoulos, K., & Beam, M. (2008). Cache protection strategies of a scatter-hoarding rodent: do tree squirrels engage in behavioural deception? Animal Behaviour, 75(2), 705–714. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2007.07.026 Stevens, M. (2016, March 14). Nature’s cheats: how animals and plants trick and deceive. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/natures-cheats-how-animals-and-plants-trick-and-deceive-55323 Do rocket stages ever hit ships? Listener question from Steve in Tennessee, answer by Cody Chambers, Flight Safety Lead at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Watch the recorded broadcast of the Commercial Crew SpaceX Falcon 9 Crew-1 launch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_FIaPBOJgc  NASA Range Flight Safety Program: https://kscsma.ksc.nasa.gov/RangeSafety News article about 2019 rocket launch mishap in China: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/26/chinese-rocket-crushes-houses-after-government-warning-to-residents.html Subscribe to Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day with Ashley Hamer and Natalia Reagan (filling in for Cody Gough). You can also listen to our podcast as part of your Alexa Flash Briefing; Amazon smart speakers users, click/tap “enable” here: https://www.amazon.com/Curiosity-com-Curiosity-Daily-from/dp/B07CP17DJY  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
First, Annie Duke will explain what to do when you make the wrong decision. Then you’ll learn why we may want to think about recycling our poop, and about misophonia, a true hatred for certain sounds. Additional resources from decision strategist Annie Duke: Pick up "How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices" from Amazon: https://amzn.to/3kO1qvK Pick up "Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts" from Amazon: https://amzn.to/3mDbmZE Annie Duke's website: https://www.annieduke.com/ Annie Duke on Twitter: https://twitter.com/annieduke We recycle cardboard and aluminum, but not our poop by Cameron Duke Aria Bendix. (2019, October 14). Toilet evaporates water from poop without plumping or power - Business Insider. Business Insider; Business Insider. https://www.businessinsider.com/evaporative-toilet-removes-water-from-poop-2019-10 Grossman, D. (2019, November 4). Are We Reaching Peak Phosphorus? Maybe. Popular Mechanics; Popular Mechanics. https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/a29391215/phosphorus-shortage/ Kluger, J. (2015, November 3). How Poop Can Be Worth $9.5 Billion. Time; Time. https://time.com/4098127/human-waste-energy-recycling/ Mihelcic, J. R., Fry, L., & Shaw, R. (2011, March). Global Potential of Phosphorus Recovery from Human Urine and Feces. ResearchGate; Elsevier. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/50830942_Global_Potential_of_Phosphorus_Recovery_from_Human_Urine_and_Feces The Heaviest Objects in the World. (2018, May 11). Msn.Com; The Heaviest Objects in the World. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/money/the-heaviest-objects-in-the-world/ar-AAx8KwU Tweed, K. (2009). Sewage Industry Fights Phosphorus Pollution. Scientific American. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/sewages-cash-crop/ Misophonia: a true hatred for certain sounds by Anna Todd Kumar, S., Tansley-Hancock, O., Sedley, W., Winston, J. S., Callaghan, M. F., Allen, M., Cope, T. E., Gander, P. E., Bamiou, D.-E., & Griffiths, T. D. (2017). The Brain Basis for Misophonia. Current Biology, 27(4), 527–533. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.12.048 Potgieter, I., MacDonald, C., Partridge, L., Cima, R., Sheldrake, J., & Hoare, D. J. (2019). Misophonia: A scoping review of research. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 75(7), 1203–1218. https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.22771 Daniels, E. C., Rodriguez, A., & Zabelina, D. L. (2020). Severity of misophonia symptoms is associated with worse cognitive control when exposed to misophonia trigger sounds. PLOS ONE, 15(1), e0227118. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0227118 Subscribe to Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day with Ashley Hamer and Natalia Reagan (filling in for Cody Gough). You can also listen to our podcast as part of your Alexa Flash Briefing; Amazon smart speakers users, click/tap “enable” here: https://www.amazon.com/Curiosity-com-Curiosity-Daily-from/dp/B07CP17DJY See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Created by
Cody Gough
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Jul 18th, 2017
Latest Episode
May 13th, 2021
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