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Learn about Mauna Kea and how the pursuit of knowledge can be harmful. Plus: the smallest measurement of gravity ever. Additional resources from Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein: Pick up "The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, & Dreams Deferred" on Amazon: https://amzn.to/32JjzDu   Website: http://www.cprescodweinstein.com/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/IBJIYONGI  Learn more about Mauna Kea: Pu’uhuluhulu, P. o. (2020). Pu’uhonua o Pu’uhuluhulu. https://www.puuhuluhulu.com/  TMT International Observatory. (2020). TIO. https://www.tmt.org/  United States Public Law 103-150, informally known as the Apology Resolution: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/STATUTE-107/pdf/STATUTE-107-Pg1510.pdf Maunakea and TMT misinformation fact check | University of Hawaii System. (2021). Hawaii.edu. https://www.hawaii.edu/maunakea-stewardship/maunakea-tmt-fact-check/  Scientists captured the smallest measurement of gravity on record by Briana Brownell Rothleitner, C. (2021). Ultra-weak gravitational field detected. Nature, 591(7849), 209–210. https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-021-00591-1  Westphal, T., Hepach, H., Pfaff, J., & Aspelmeyer, M. (2021). Measurement of gravitational coupling between millimetre-sized masses. Nature, 591(7849), 225–228. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-03250-7  Lewis, G. (2016, February 12). Timeline: the history of gravity. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/timeline-the-history-of-gravity-54528  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 Googling symptoms; truly random number generation; and why science is about storytelling. Googling symptoms makes patients better at self-diagnosis by Steffie Drucker A visit to “Dr. Google” makes patients better at diagnosis. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-03/bawh-avt032621.php  Levine, D. M., & Mehrotra, A. (2021). Assessment of Diagnosis and Triage in Validated Case Vignettes Among Nonphysicians Before and After Internet Search. JAMA Network Open, 4(3), e213287. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.3287  Why this doctor wants you to consult with “Dr. Google” to help diagnose your symptoms. (2021, April). CBC. https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-tuesday-edition-1.5969736/why-this-doctor-wants-you-to-consult-with-dr-google-to-help-diagnose-your-symptoms-1.5971609  Why Computers Can Never Generate Truly Random Numbers by Ashley Hamer Mads Haahr. (n.d.). Introduction to Randomness and Random Numbers. Random.org. https://www.random.org/randomness/  DeMichele, T. (2015, November 21). Computers Can Generate True Random Numbers - Fact or Myth? Fact / Myth. http://factmyth.com/factoids/computers-can-generate-true-random-numbers/  Additional resources from Chanda Prescod-Weinstein: Pick up "The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, & Dreams Deferred" on Amazon: https://amzn.to/32JjzDu   Website: http://www.cprescodweinstein.com/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/IBJIYONGI  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 lightning strikes led to life on Earth; the self-control of cuttlefish; and your roommate’s feelings. Lightning strikes were vital to the origin of life on Earth by Grant Currin Lightning strikes played a vital role in life’s origins on Earth. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-03/uol-lsp031621.php  ‌Hess, B. L., Piazolo, S., & Harvey, J. (2021). Lightning strikes as a major facilitator of prebiotic phosphorus reduction on early Earth. Nature Communications, 12(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-21849-2  Mamoun-Yale, F. (2021, March 18). Lightning may have paved way for life on Earth - Futurity. Futurity. https://www.futurity.org/lightning-life-on-earth-phosphorus-2534052  A cuttlefish has the power of self-control by Cameron Duke Cuttlefish exert self-control in a delay of gratification task | Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. (2021). Proceedings of the Royal Society B. https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rspb.2020.3161  Yasemin Saplakoglu. (2021, March 3). Cuttlefish show self-control, pass “marshmallow test.” Livescience.com; Live Science. https://www.livescience.com/cuttlefish-pass-marshmallow-test.html  Your Roommate Doesn't Know How You're Feeling originally aired April 27, 2018 https://omny.fm/shows/curiosity-daily/learn-when-we-ll-meet-aliens-hear-singing-sand-dun  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 to stop Zoom fatigue; a world that may be on its second atmosphere; and koalas’ human-like fingerprints. 4 reasons you feel "Zoom fatigue" and how to get over them, according to Stanford research by Kelsey Donk: Stanford Zoom Exhaustion and Fatigue Scale survey: https://comm.stanford.edu/ZEF  Ramachandran, V. (2021, February 23). Four causes for “Zoom fatigue” and their solutions | Stanford News. Stanford News; Stanford University. https://news.stanford.edu/2021/02/23/four-causes-zoom-fatigue-solutions/  Bailenson, J. N. (2021). Nonverbal overload: A theoretical argument for the causes of Zoom fatigue. Technology, Mind, and Behavior, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.1037/tmb0000030  Astronomers discover a planet that may be on its second atmosphere by Grant Currin: Distant Planet May Be On Its Second Atmosphere, NASA’s Hubble Finds. (2021). NASA. https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2021/distant-planet-may-be-on-its-second-atmosphere-nasas-hubble-finds  Swain, M. R., et. al. (2021). Detection of an Atmosphere on a Rocky Exoplanet. ArXiv.org. https://arxiv.org/abs/2103.05657  Koalas And Humans Have The Same Fingerprints by Anna Todd: Wolchover, N. (2011, May 3). Koalas Have Human-like Fingerprints. Livescience.com; Live Science. https://www.livescience.com/14007-koalas-human-fingerprints.html  ‌Alasdair Wilkins. (2011, May 4). Koalas have exactly the same fingerprints as humans. Io9; io9. https://io9.gizmodo.com/koalas-have-exactly-the-same-fingerprints-as-humans-5798400  ‌Bryce, E. (2019, December 21). Why Do We Have Fingerprints? Livescience.com; Live Science. https://www.livescience.com/why-do-humans-have-fingerprints.html#:~:text=Fingers%20and%20friction&text=%22People%20have%20had%20two%20ideas,Hull%20in%20the%20United%20Kingdom.  ‌Warman, P. H., & Ennos, A. R. (2009). Fingerprints are unlikely to increase the friction of primate fingerpads. Journal of Experimental Biology, 212(13), 2016–2022. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.028977  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 narcissism may come from insecurity, how lobster became a delicacy, and how astronauts clean their underwear.  Narcissism may be driven by insecurity, not an oversized sense of self by Kelsey Donk Narcissism driven by insecurity, not grandiose sense of self. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-03/nyu-ndb032521.php  Kowalchyk, M., Palmieri, H., Conte, E., & Wallisch, P. (2021). Narcissism through the lens of performative self-elevation. Personality and Individual Differences, 177, 110780. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2021.110780  Pietrangelo, A. (2020, December 11). How to Treat Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Healthline; Healthline Media. https://www.healthline.com/health/therapy-for-narcissism  How lobster became a delicacy by Steffie Drucker History.com Staff. (2011, June 15). A Taste of Lobster History. HISTORY; HISTORY. https://www.history.com/news/a-taste-of-lobster-history  Luzer, D. (2013, June 7). How Lobster Got Fancy. Pacific Standard; Pacific Standard. https://psmag.com/economics/how-lobster-got-fancy-59440  The American Lobster: History of Lobster Fishing & Processing. (2021). Parl.ns.ca. http://www.parl.ns.ca/lobster/history.htm  ‌Vibrio - NYC Health. (2021). Nyc.gov. https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/vibrio-parahaemolyticus.page  NOAA Fisheries. (2021). Fun Facts about Luscious Lobsters. NOAA. https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/national/outreach-and-education/fun-facts-about-luscious-lobsters  LISTENER Q: How do astronauts clean their underwear? by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from Michelle in San Fernando, California) NASA - Astronauts’ Dirty Laundry. (2021). Nasa.gov. https://www.nasa.gov/vision/space/livinginspace/Astronaut_Laundry.html  ‌European Space Agency, ESA. (2009). How do you wash your clothes in space? [YouTube Video]. In YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JfqdBJDNZc  ‌Tyler Wells Lynch. (2014, July 17). How Do Astronauts Clean Their Dirty Clothes? Reviewed; Reviewed.com. https://www.reviewed.com/laundry/features/how-do-astronauts-clean-their-dirty-clothes  ‌Amy Shira Teitel. (2019, March 18). A brief history of menstruating in space. Popular Science. https://www.popsci.com/brief-history-menstruating-in-space/  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer — for free! You can also listen to our show 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 treadmill’s torture device origins. Then, author Melanie Peffer explains why biology is everywhere. Treadmills were originally torture devices by Steffie Drucker Protin, C., & Stuart, M. (2017, April 13). Treadmills were originally used as torture devices for prisoners. Business Insider; Business Insider. https://www.businessinsider.com/treadmills-torture-device-prisoners-treadwheel-victorian-britian-crime-prison-2017-4  Treadmills Were Meant to Be Atonement Machines | JSTOR Daily. (2018, May 2). JSTOR Daily. https://daily.jstor.org/treadmills-were-meant-to-be-atonement-machines/  ‌The National Archives. (2021). A Victorian prison - The National Archives. The National Archives. https://doi.org/https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/default.htm  BBC. (2017, January 9). Free Thinking - The dark history of the treadmill. BBC; BBC. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4w8bVrKRqQDP4fKl0b8XzdW/the-dark-history-of-the-treadmill  The Torturous History of the Treadmill. (2021). The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/blog/history-of-the-treadmill/  Additional resources from Melanie Peffer: Pick up "Biology Everywhere: How the Science of Life Matters to Everyday Life" from Amazon: https://amzn.to/3wQQVOA  Melanie's TED-Ed lesson on the neuroscience discoveries of artist Santiago Ramón y Cajal: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-artist-who-won-a-nobel-prize-in-medicine-melanie-e-peffer  Melanie Peffer's website: https://www.melaniepeffer.com/  Melanie Peffer on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Melanie_Peffer   Melanie Peffer on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MelaniePefferPhD  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer — for free! You can also listen to our show 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 gender gap in 8-year-olds; how speaking another language can change you; and a monumental dino discovery. Learn about how kids as young as 8 show a gender gap when it comes to negotiating; how speaking another language can change your personality; and what paleontologists can learn from a momentous new discovery of fossilized dinosaur embryos.  Kids as young as 8 show a gender gap when it comes to negotiating by Kelsey Donk Children As Young As Eight Show A Gender Gap In Negotiation. (2021, March 11). Research Digest; Research Digest. https://digest.bps.org.uk/2021/03/11/children-as-young-as-8-show-a-gender-gap-in-negotiation/  Arnold, S. H., & McAuliffe, K. (2021). Children Show a Gender Gap in Negotiation. Psychological Science, 32(2), 153–158. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797620965544  How Speaking Another Language Can Change Your Personality by Ashley Hamer Prentis, N. (2017, March 8). Speaking a foreign language can change your personality. Quartz; Quartz. https://qz.com/925630/feel-more-fun-in-french-your-personality-can-change-depending-on-the-language-you-speak/  Ramírez-Esparza, Nairán, and Adrián García-Sierra. "The bilingual brain: language, culture and identity." The Oxford handbook of multicultural identity (2014): 35-56. https://labclab.psychology.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/1167/2015/04/Language3.pdf  Ramírez-Esparza, N., Gosling, S. D., Benet-Martínez, V., Potter, J. P., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2006). Do bilinguals have two personalities? A special case of cultural frame switching. Journal of Research in Personality, 40(2), 99–120. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2004.09.001  Multilinguals Have Multiple Personalities. (2014, April 23). The New Republic. https://newrepublic.com/article/117485/multilinguals-have-multiple-personalities  Scientists just found a fossilized dino incubating its eggs by Grant Currin Cassella, C. (2021). Jaw-Dropping Fossil Find Contains a Dinosaur Sitting on an Entire Clutch of Eggs. ScienceAlert. https://www.sciencealert.com/fossilized-dinosaur-found-brooding-on-a-nest-of-preserved-eggs-with-actual-embryos-inside  Bi, S., Amiot, R., Peyre de Fabrègues, C., Pittman, M., Lamanna, M. C., Yu, Y., Yu, C., Yang, T., Zhang, S., Zhao, Q., & Xu, X. (2020). An oviraptorid preserved atop an embryo-bearing egg clutch sheds light on the reproductive biology of non-avialan theropod dinosaurs. Science Bulletin. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scib.2020.12.018  Gamillo, E. (2021, March 18). For the First Time, Paleontologists Unearth Fossil of Non-Avian Dinosaur Incubating a Nest of Eggs. Smithsonian Magazine; Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews-science/unearthed-dinosaur-fossil-found-incubating-nest-eggs-180977264/  ‌Geggel, L. (2021, March 16). “Rarest of the rare” dinosaur fossil found brooding on its eggs. Livescience.com; Live Science. https://www.livescience.com/dinosaur-sitting-on-eggs-with-embryos.html  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer — for free! You can also listen to our show 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.
Captain Sig Hansen from “Deadliest Catch” discusses the surprising ways the coronavirus pandemic made the world’s most dangerous job even harder. Then, you’ll learn about our moon’s comet-like tail that collides with Earth every month. Learn more about Deadliest Catch, Tuesdays at 8 PM ET/PT on Discovery Official website https://www.discovery.com/shows/deadliest-catch  Stream Deadliest Catch on discovery+ https://www.discoveryplus.com/show/deadliest-catch Sign up for your 7-day free trial of discovery+ https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity  Follow @DeadliestCatch on Twitter https://twitter.com/DeadliestCatch  The moon has a comet-like tail and it collides with the Earth each month by Grant Currin The Moon Has a Comet-Like Tail. Every Month It Shoots a Beam Around Earth. (2021). The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/04/science/moon-tail-beam.html  ‌Baumgardner, J., Luettgen, S., Schmidt, C., Mayyasi, M., Smith, S., Martinis, C., Wroten, J., Moore, L., & Mendillo, M. (2021). Long‐Term Observations and Physical Processes in the Moon’s Extended Sodium Tail. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 126(3). https://doi.org/10.1029/2020je006671  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer — for free! You can also listen to our show 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 5-step process for finding work-life balance; photosynthetic bacteria that have never seen the sun; and why researchers build a digital model of the ancient Greek Antikythera mechanism: the first known analog computer.  A 5-step process for hitting the moving target of work-life balance by Kelsey Donk Lufkin, B. (2021). Why it’s wrong to look at work-life balance as an achievement. BBC.com. https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20210302-why-work-life-balance-is-not-an-achievement  Work-Life Balance Is a Cycle, Not an Achievement. (2021, January 29). Harvard Business Review. https://hbr.org/2021/01/work-life-balance-is-a-cycle-not-an-achievement  Lupu, I., Ruiz-Castro, M., & Leca, B. (2020). Role Distancing and the Persistence of Long Work Hours in Professional Service Firms. Organization Studies, 017084062093406. https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840620934064  There are photosynthetic bacteria that have never seen the sun by Cameron Duke Beatty, J. T., Overmann, J., Lince, M. T., Manske, A. K., Lang, A. S., Blankenship, R. E., Van Dover, C. L., Martinson, T. A., & Plumley, F. G. (2005). An obligately photosynthetic bacterial anaerobe from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 102(26), 9306–9310. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0503674102  Researchers find photosynthesis deep within ocean. (2005). ASU.edu. https://www.asu.edu/feature/includes/summer05/readmore/photosyn.html  They Find Light in the Darkness (Published 2005). (2021). The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/21/science/they-find-light-in-the-darkness.html  Researchers just built the most accurate and complete model of the first known analog computer by Cameron Duke Freeth, T., Higgon, D., Dacanalis, A., MacDonald, L., Georgakopoulou, M., & Wojcik, A. (2021). A Model of the Cosmos in the ancient Greek Antikythera Mechanism. Scientific Reports, 11(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-84310-w  Freeth, T., & Jones, A. (2012, February). Tony Freeth and Alexander Jones. “The Cosmos in the Antikythera Mechanism.” ISAW Papers 4 (February, 2012). Nyu.edu. http://dlib.nyu.edu/awdl/isaw/isaw-papers/4/  Sample, I. (2006, November 30). Mysteries of computer from 65BC are solved. The Guardian; The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2006/nov/30/uknews  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer — for free! You can also listen to our show 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 quitting smoking is good for your mental health, too; and why it’s possible to practice too much. We’ll also answer a listener question about how to get people to believe science, with some help from a special guest, Bill Nye. Quitting smoking is good for your mental health, too by Steffie Drucker Cochrane Review finds stopping smoking is linked to improved mental health. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-03/w-crf030921.php  ‌Taylor, G. M., Lindson, N., Farley, A., Leinberger-Jabari, A., Sawyer, K., te Water Naudé, R., Theodoulou, A., King, N., Burke, C., & Aveyard, P. (2021). Smoking cessation for improving mental health. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.cd013522.pub2  University of Birmingham. (2021, March 10). Quitting smoking is linked to improved mental health, research finds. University of Birmingham; University of Birmingham. https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/news/latest/2021/03/quit-smoking-mental-health-vaping.aspx  Alltucker, K. (2021, March 12). Cigarette sales increased during pandemic as fewer smokers sought help quitting. USA TODAY; USA TODAY. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/03/12/cigarette-sales-increase-and-fewer-sought-help-to-quit-smoking-amid-covid-19-anxiety-and-isolation/4664323001/  Smoking and mental health. (2015, August 7). Mental Health Foundation. https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z/s/smoking-and-mental-health   It's Possible to Practice Too Much by Mae Rice Training beyond exhaustion can prevent learning. (2019). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-03/e-tbe030519.php  ‌Meret Branscheidt, Panagiotis Kassavetis, Anaya, M., Rogers, D., Han Debra Huang, Lindquist, M. A., & Celnik, P. (2019, March 5). Fatigue induces long-lasting detrimental changes in motor-skill learning. ELife; eLife Sciences Publications, Ltd. https://elifesciences.org/articles/40578  How to get people to believe science, with special guest Bill Nye (listener question from Michelle via HiHo): Official website https://billnye.com/ Bill Nye’s podcast, Science Rules! https://www.askbillnye.com/  Pick up “Bill Nye's Great Big World of Science” on Amazon https://amzn.to/3u8iKQi  “Everything All at Once: How to Think Like a Science Guy, Solve Any Problem, and Make a Better World” on Amazon https://amzn.to/3whsk5j Follow @BillNye on Twitter https://twitter.com/BillNye  Follow Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer — for free! 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.
Bestselling author and CBS news correspondent David Pogue explains why climate change is leading to more kidney stones and bar fights. Then, learn about the “doorway effect” when you forget why you walked into a room; and whether you should exercise on an empty stomach.  Additional resources from David Pogue: Pick up "How to Prepare for Climate Change:  A Practical Guide to Surviving the Chaos" on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3fq65UY  David Pogue's website: https://davidpogue.com  David Pogue on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Pogue  David Pogue on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThePogueman  A new study dives into the 'doorway effect,' or the tendency to forget things when you walk in a room by Cameron Duke McFadyen, J., Nolan, C., Pinocy, E., Buteri, D., & Baumann, O. (2021). Doorways do not always cause forgetting: a multimodal investigation. BMC Psychology, 9(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40359-021-00536-3  Nield, D. (2021). What Did I Come in Here For? New Study Explains The Weird “Doorway Effect.” ScienceAlert. https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-find-the-doorway-effect-could-be-real-but-only-in-overloaded-brains  Should You Exercise on an Empty Stomach? originally aired November 29, 2018 https://omny.fm/shows/curiosity-daily/exercising-on-an-empty-stomach-how-to-measure-curi  Follow Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer — for free! 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.
Bestselling author and CBS news correspondent David Pogue discusses why preparing for climate change is just as important as fighting it, with. Then, you’ll learn why you can make someone less defensive by making them feel validated.  Additional resources from David Pogue: Pick up "How to Prepare for Climate Change:  A Practical Guide to Surviving the Chaos" on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3fq65UY  David Pogue's website: https://davidpogue.com  David Pogue on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Pogue  David Pogue on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThePogueman  People are less defensive when they feel validated by Kelsey Donk If We Don’t Feel Socially Accepted, We Get More Defensive When We’ve Done Something Wrong. (2021, March 9). Research Digest; Research Digest. https://digest.bps.org.uk/2021/03/09/if-we-dont-feel-socially-accepted-we-get-more-defensive-when-weve-done-something-wrong/  Wenzel, M., Woodyatt, L., & McLean, B. (2020). The effects of moral/social identity threats and affirmations on psychological defensiveness following wrongdoing. British Journal of Social Psychology, 59(4), 1062–1081. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjso.12378  Follow Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer — for free! 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 social egalitarians are more likely to discriminate against older adults; why throbbing pain has nothing to do with your pulse; and why naturally gluten-free food is labeled gluten-free.  The biggest advocates for equality are most likely to discriminate against older adults at work by Kelsey Donk Advocates Of Equality For All Are More Likely To Show Prejudice Against Older Adults At Work. (2021, March 4). Research Digest; Research Digest. https://digest.bps.org.uk/2021/03/04/advocates-of-equality-for-all-are-more-likely-to-show-prejudice-against-older-adults-at-work/  Martin, A. E., & North, M. S. (2021). Equality for (almost) all: Egalitarian advocacy predicts lower endorsement of sexism and racism, but not ageism. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/pspi0000262  Throbbing pain has nothing to do with your pulse by Cameron Duke Ahn, A. H. (2010). On the temporal relationship between throbbing migraine pain and arterial pulse. Headache, 50(9), 1507–1510. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2965597/  Mirza, A. F., Mo, J., Holt, J. L., Kairalla, J. A., Heft, M. W., Ding, M., & Ahn, A. H. (2012). Is There a Relationship between Throbbing Pain and Arterial Pulsations? Journal of Neuroscience, 32(22), 7572–7576. https://doi.org/10.1523/jneurosci.0193-12.2012  Mo, J., Maizels, M., Ding, M., & Ahn, A. H. (2013). Does throbbing pain have a brain signature? Pain, 154(7), 1150–1155. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pain.2013.02.013  Why Does Food That Already Doesn't Contain Gluten Say Gluten-Free? originally aired June 5, 2018 https://omny.fm/shows/curiosity-daily/gluten-free-labels-the-fbi-s-most-viewed-file-and  Follow Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer — for free! 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 researchers built a “soft robot” that reached the depths of the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the ocean; why musicians with brain tumors serenade their surgeons; and the best way to phrase words of comfort. A "soft robot" reached the deepest part of the ocean by Grant Currin Li, G., Chen, et al. (2021). Self-powered soft robot in the Mariana Trench. Nature, 591(7848), 66–71. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-03153-z  ‌Laschi, C., & Calisti, M. (2021). Soft robot reaches the deepest part of the ocean. Nature, 591(7848), 35–36. https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-021-00489-y  Musicians with Brain Tumors Serenade Their Surgeons by Ashley Hamer Haun, S. (2011, June 9). Roger Frisch Follow-Up Talk. String Visions | from Ovation Press. http://stringvisions.ovationpress.com/2011/06/roger-frisch-follow-up-talk/  ‌Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). (2019). Cleveland Clinic. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments/21088-deep-brain-stimulation  Patient plays saxophone while surgeons remove brain tumor. (2017, August 30). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-08/uorm-pps083017.php  ‌Garcea, F. E., Chernoff, B. L., Diamond, B., Lewis, W., Sims, M. H., Tomlinson, S. B., Teghipco, A., Belkhir, R., Gannon, S. B., Erickson, S., Smith, S. O., Stone, J., Liu, L., Tollefson, T., Langfitt, J., Marvin, E., Pilcher, W. H., & Mahon, B. Z. (2017). Direct Electrical Stimulation in the Human Brain Disrupts Melody Processing. Current Biology, 27(17), 2684-2691.e7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2017.07.051  Here's the best way to phrase words of comfort by Kelsey Donk Validation may be best way to support stressed out friends and family | Penn State University. (2020). Psu.edu. https://news.psu.edu/story/612979/2020/03/25/research/validation-may-be-best-way-support-stressed-out-friends-and-family  Tian, X., Solomon, D. H., & Brisini, K. St. Cyr. (2020). How the Comforting Process Fails: Psychological Reactance to Support Messages. Journal of Communication, 70(1), 13–34. https://doi.org/10.1093/joc/jqz040  Follow Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer — for free! 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.
Bill Nye discusses the 2 things that make “science” what it is. Then, you’ll learn about how female tree frogs have noise-canceling lungs; and why your stomach growls when you’re hungry. Additional resources from Bill Nye: Official website https://billnye.com/  Bill Nye’s podcast, Science Rules! https://www.askbillnye.com/  Pick up “Bill Nye's Great Big World of Science” on Amazon https://amzn.to/3u8iKQi  “Everything All at Once: How to Think Like a Science Guy, Solve Any Problem, and Make a Better World” on Amazon https://amzn.to/3whsk5j  Follow @BillNye on Twitter https://twitter.com/BillNye  This frog has noise-canceling lungs by Cameron Duke Lee, N., Christensen-Dalsgaard, J., White, L. A., Schrode, K. M., & Bee, M. A. (2021). Lung Mediated Auditory Contrast Enhancement Improves the Signal-to-Noise Ratio for Communication in Frogs. Current Biology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2021.01.048  This frog has lungs that act like noise-canceling headphones. (2021). ScienceDaily. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/03/210304145430.htm  Why your stomach growls when you're hungry by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from Safin in Lisbon, Portugal) Why does your stomach growl when you are hungry? (2002, January 21). Scientific American. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-does-your-stomach-gro/  ‌What Makes Your Stomach Growl? (2020, February 12). Wonderopolis.org. https://wonderopolis.org/wonder/what-makes-your-stomach-growl  Follow Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer — for free! 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.
To help you celebrate Earth Day, Bill Nye discusses some unexpected ways we can save our environment, including raising the standard of living for women and girls. Then, you’ll learn about why spicy solar panels capture more sunlight — with a little help from capsaicin.  Additional resources from Bill Nye: Official website https://billnye.com/ Bill Nye’s podcast, Science Rules! https://www.askbillnye.com/  Pick up “Bill Nye's Great Big World of Science” on Amazon https://amzn.to/3u8iKQi  “Everything All at Once: How to Think Like a Science Guy, Solve Any Problem, and Make a Better World” on Amazon https://amzn.to/3whsk5j Follow @BillNye on Twitter https://twitter.com/BillNye  Spicy solar panels capture more sunlight by Grant Currin Major, J. (2021, January 13). Solar panels capture more sunlight with capsaicin - the chemical that makes chili peppers spicy. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/solar-panels-capture-more-sunlight-with-capsaicin-the-chemical-that-makes-chili-peppers-spicy-152901  Xiong, S., et al. (2021). Direct Observation on p- to n-Type Transformation of Perovskite Surface Region during Defect Passivation Driving High Photovoltaic Efficiency. Joule, 5(2), 467–480. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joule.2020.12.009 ‌ Fox, A. (2021, February 2). Chili Pepper Compound Increases Solar Cell Efficiency. Smithsonian Magazine; Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/chili-pepper-compound-increases-solar-cell-efficiency-180976893/  Follow Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer — for free! 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.
Bill Nye explains why you should be excited about the Perseverance Rover and the Mars 2020 mission. Plus: learn about why old tech is better than new tech when it comes to connecting during COVID and a 5-minute trick for falling asleep faster. When it comes to connecting during COVID, old tech outranks new tech by Kelsey Donk Call me, maybe? UNLV study probes how people connected during the pandemic. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-03/uonl-cmm030521.php  Hall, J., Pennington, N., & Holmstrom, A. (2021). Connecting Through Technology During COVID-19. Human Communication & Technology, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.17161/hct.v3i1.15026  Additional resources from Bill Nye: Official website https://billnye.com/  Bill Nye’s podcast, Science Rules! https://www.askbillnye.com/  Pick up “Bill Nye's Great Big World of Science” on Amazon https://amzn.to/3u8iKQi  “Everything All at Once: How to Think Like a Science Guy, Solve Any Problem, and Make a Better World” on Amazon https://amzn.to/3whsk5j  Follow @BillNye on Twitter https://twitter.com/BillNye  This 5-Minute Trick Can Help You Fall Asleep Faster originally aired October 2, 2018 https://omny.fm/shows/curiosity-daily/plants-that-light-up-when-attacked-a-5-minute-tric  Follow Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer — for free! 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 cannabis gives people the munchies; the Bicameral Mind theory that says the ancient Greeks lacked consciousness; and the evolutionary reason why you listen to songs on repeat.  Why does cannabis give you the munchies? by Grant Currin Hull, M. (2019, April 17). The science behind munchies: cannabis and your appetite. Examine.com; Examine.com. https://examine.com/nutrition/cannabis-munchies/  How cannabis affects appetite: Brain changes. (2018). ScienceDaily. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180717094747.htm  ‌Stromberg, J. (2014, February 9). A Scientific Explanation of How Marijuana Causes the Munchies. Smithsonian Magazine; Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/scientific-explanation-how-marijuana-causes-munchies-180949660/  Deng, B. (2015). Marijuana flips appetite switch in brain. Nature. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature.2015.16957  The "Bicameral Mind" Theory Says the Ancient Greeks Lacked Consciousness by Reuben Westmaas Overview of Julian Jaynes’s Theory of Consciousness and the Bicameral Mind | Julian Jaynes Society. (2020, October 7). Julian Jaynes Society. https://www.julianjaynes.org/about/about-jaynes-theory/overview/  ‌Patches, M. (2016, October 17). Why the Bicameral Mind Theory Is Crucial to Unlocking “Westworld.” Thrillist; Thrillist. https://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/nation/westworld-bicameral-mind-theory-real  There's an Evolutionary Reason Why You Listen to Some Songs on Repeat originally aired November 15, 2018 https://omny.fm/shows/curiosity-daily/why-you-listen-to-songs-on-repeat-aluminum-foil-wi  12 THINGS I FORGOT by Steven Wilson on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/3U5qkg3OoX0KQxEaGqLYQT?si=9jL7NH_1SHGiw01W3BuHHA  Follow Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer — for free! 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 BS a BS-er; how you can get your hands on some of the world’s oldest books at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library; and a sea slug in the genus Elysia that cuts off its own head when it wants a new body.  You *can* BS a BSer — but it depends on the kind of BS by Steffie Drucker It Turns Out You Can Bullshit A Bullshitter After All. (2021, March 5). Research Digest; Research Digest. https://digest.bps.org.uk/2021/03/05/it-turns-out-you-can-bullshit-a-bullshitter-after-all/  Littrell, S., Risko, E. F., & Fugelsang, J. A. (2021). “You can’t bullshit a bullshitter” (or can you?): Bullshitting frequency predicts receptivity to various types of misleading information. British Journal of Social Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjso.12447  Research shows that BSers are more likely to fall for BS. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-03/uow-rst030821.php  You Can Encounter Some of the World's Oldest Books at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library by Reuben Westmaas Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. (2020). Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. https://fisher.library.utoronto.ca/  Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. (2015, June 8). Atlas Obscura. https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/thomas-fisher-rare-books-library  Monstorum historia (1642). Pinterest. https://www.pinterest.com/poppadoug/monstrorum-historia-1642-ulyssis-aldrovandi/  There's a slug that cuts off its own head when it wants a new body by Cameron Duke Meet the Sea Slugs That Chop Off Their Heads and Grow New Bodies. (2021). The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/08/science/decapitated-sea-slugs.html  Mitoh, S., & Yusa, Y. (2021). Extreme autotomy and whole-body regeneration in photosynthetic sea slugs. Current Biology, 31(5), R233–R234. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2021.01.014  Follow Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer — for free! 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 computer model that may have gotten us closer to figuring out how we choose our mates; why Meno’s paradox says you can’t ever learn anything new; and whether the Earth weighs the same as it did billions of years ago.  How do we choose our mates? A new computer model may have gotten us closer to the answer by Cameron Duke Computer love. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-02/uoc--cl021221.php  Conroy-Beam, D. (2021). Couple Simulation: A Novel Approach for Evaluating Models of Human Mate Choice. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 108886832097125. https://doi.org/10.1177/1088868320971258  Meno's Paradox Says You Can't Ever Learn Anything New by Reuben Westmaas S. Marc Cohen (2006). Meno’s Paradox. Washington.edu. https://faculty.washington.edu/smcohen/320/menopar.htm‌  False equivalence and false balance – logical fallacies. (2017, December 17). Skeptical Raptor. https://www.skepticalraptor.com/skepticalraptorblog.php/logical-fallacies/false-equivalence-logical-fallacies/   LISTENER Q: Does the Earth weigh the same as it did billions of years ago? by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from Rob in Cedar Falls) Is Earth Getting Bigger Over Time? (Published 2019). (2021). The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/10/science/earth-size-mass.html  ‌McDonald, C. (2012, January 31). Who, What, Why: Is the Earth getting lighter? BBC News; BBC News. https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-16787636  Is Earth getting heavier or lighter? (2018, August 31). CBC. https://www.cbc.ca/radio/quirks/sept-1-2018-gene-editing-in-dogs-wildfire-prediction-zika-fizzles-and-more-1.4804892/is-earth-getting-heavier-or-lighter-1.4804900  Follow Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer — for free! 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 blind and low-vision gamers have an edge when it comes to certain games, with Cornell University Professor Andrew Campana. Then, learn how some viruses actually protect their hosts; and the shocking solution to the Monty Hall Problem, an infamous brain teaser that may leave you questioning your math skills. Additional resources from Andrew Campana: Andrew Campana's faculty page: https://asianstudies.cornell.edu/andrew-campana  Andrew Campana, Cornell University – Taking the Video out of Video Games, Cornell Academic Minute: https://academicminute.org/2020/12/andrew-campana-cornell-university-taking-the-video-out-of-video-games/  A Blind Legend: http://www.ablindlegend.com/  Believe it or not, some viruses protect their hosts and even have therapeutic uses by Cameron Duke Cassella, C. (2021). Scientists Find a Virus That’s Evolved to Protect Its Host - Depending on The Weather. ScienceAlert. https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-discover-a-virus-that-harms-or-protects-plants-depending-on-the-weather  González, R., Butković, A., Escaray, F. J., Martínez-Latorre, J., Melero, Í., Pérez-Parets, E., Gómez-Cadenas, A., Carrasco, P., & Elena, S. F. (2021). Plant virus evolution under strong drought conditions results in a transition from parasitism to mutualism. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(6), e2020990118. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2020990118  Mathew, C. (2019, August 7). Viruses aren’t all nasty – some can actually protect our health. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/viruses-arent-all-nasty-some-can-actually-protect-our-health-117678  The Monty Hall Problem Is the Probability Puzzle That Enraged 10,000 Readers originally aired December 4, 2018 https://omny.fm/shows/curiosity-daily/see-if-you-re-a-covert-narcissist-michelson-morley  Monty Hall Problem - Numberphile [Video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Lb-6rxZxx0  Follow Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer — for free! 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 blind and low-vision gamers are taking the “video” out of video games, with Cornell University Professor Andrew Campana. Then, learn about a newly discovered mammoth fossil that shatters the record for the oldest DNA we’ve ever found.  Additional resources from Andrew Campana: Andrew Campana's faculty page: https://asianstudies.cornell.edu/andrew-campana  Andrew Campana, Cornell University – Taking the Video out of Video Games, Cornell Academic Minute: https://academicminute.org/2020/12/andrew-campana-cornell-university-taking-the-video-out-of-video-games/  A Blind Legend: http://www.ablindlegend.com/  New kind of mammoth fossil shatters the record for oldest DNA by Grant Currin van der Valk, T., Pečnerová, P., Díez-del-Molino, D., Bergström, A., Oppenheimer, J., Hartmann, S., Xenikoudakis, G., Thomas, J. A., Dehasque, M., Sağlıcan, E., Fidan, F. R., Barnes, I., Liu, S., Somel, M., Heintzman, P. D., Nikolskiy, P., Shapiro, B., Skoglund, P., Hofreiter, M., & Lister, A. M. (2021). Million-year-old DNA sheds light on the genomic history of mammoths. Nature. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-03224-9  Callaway, E. (2021). Million-year-old mammoth genomes shatter record for oldest ancient DNA. Nature, 590(7847), 537–538. https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-021-00436-x  Follow Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day with Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer — for free! 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 engineers tested a temporary “smart tattoo” that emits light via OLEDs; a female vampire bat that adopted her best friend’s baby after the friend’s death; and how you can sharpen your mind with device-free quiet time.  Engineers tested a temporary "smart tattoo" that emits light by Steffie Drucker Light-emitting tattoo engineered for the first time. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-02/ucl-lte022621.php  Barsotti, J., Rapidis, A. G., Hirata, I., Greco, F., Cacialli, F., & Mattoli, V. (2021). Ultrathin, Ultra‐Conformable, and Free‐Standing Tattooable Organic Light‐Emitting Diodes. Advanced Electronic Materials, 2001145. https://doi.org/10.1002/aelm.202001145  Getting Photodynamic Therapy. (2018). Cancer.org. https://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatments-and-side-effects/treatment-types/radiation/photodynamic-therapy.html  A female vampire bat adopted her best friend's baby after the friend's death by Kelsey Donk Baby vampire bat adopted by mom’s best friend. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-02/stri-bvb020921.php  Non-kin adoption in the common vampire bat | Royal Society Open Science. (2021). Royal Society Open Science. https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsos.201927  To Sharpen Your Mind, Try Taking Some Device-Free Quiet Time originally aired August 5, 2018 https://omny.fm/shows/curiosity-daily/the-healthiest-diet-w-michael-greger-space-volcano  Follow Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day with Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer — for free! 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 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 how we could use DNA to store all of human knowledge for thousands of years. Then, test your podcast knowledge with the Curiosity Challenge trivia game. You’ll also learn about why becoming a parent may help you live longer.  DNA data storage could store all human knowledge in a small space for thousands of years by Grant Currin TED-Ed. (2017). Is DNA the future of data storage? - Leo Bear-McGuinness [YouTube Video]. In YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8qWc9X4f6k  Yong, E. (2014). DNA storage: The code that could save civilisation. Bbc.com. https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20130724-saving-civilisation-in-one-room  Shankland, S. (2019, June 29). Startup packs all 16GB of Wikipedia onto DNA strands to demonstrate new storage tech. CNET; CNET. https://www.cnet.com/news/startup-packs-all-16gb-wikipedia-onto-dna-strands-demonstrate-new-storage-tech/  Netflix. (2020). Biohackers | First Original Series stored in DNA | Netflix [YouTube Video]. In YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMYgjOHgHxc  Armstrong, S. (2019, March 15). With AI and DNA, Massive Attack are hacking a new kind of music. WIRED UK. https://www.wired.co.uk/article/massive-attack-mezzanine-dna  Adi Robertson. (2016, July 7). Microsoft stored an OK Go music video in strings of DNA. The Verge; The Verge. https://www.theverge.com/2016/7/7/12114480/dna-storage-ok-go-microsoft-university-washington-twist-bioscience  Episodes referenced in Curiosity Challenge Trivia game: Neanderthals: https://www.curiositydaily.com/how-to-know-youre-running-low-on-vitamins/   Catnip: https://www.curiositydaily.com/time-management-can-make-you-happier/   Holding your breath: https://www.curiositydaily.com/why-cant-you-hold-your-breath-to-death/  If You Want to Live Longer, Become a Parent by Ashley Hamer Davis, N. (2017, March 14). Parenthood can help you live longer in older age, research suggests. The Guardian; The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/mar/14/parenthood-can-help-you-live-longer-in-older-age-research-suggests  ‌Modig, K., Talbäck, M., Torssander, J., & Ahlbom, A. (2017). Payback time? Influence of having children on mortality in old age. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 71(5), 424–430. https://doi.org/10.1136/jech-2016-207857  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.
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Podcast Details

Created by
Cody Gough
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Jul 18th, 2017
Latest Episode
May 13th, 2021
Release Period
Daily
Episodes
922
Avg. Episode Length
12 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English
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