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The award-winning Curiosity Daily podcast from Curiosity.com will help you get smarter about the world around you — every day. In less than 10 minutes, you’ll get a unique mix of research-based life hacks, the latest science and technology news, and more. Discovery's Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer will help you learn about your mind and body, outer space and the depths of the sea, and how history shaped the world into what it is today.
 
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Learn how resolving arguments can erase nearly all bad feelings, and why almost all calico cats are female. Plus: trivia! Resolving an argument can almost erase the emotional stress it caused by Kelsey Donk Resolving Arguments Can Prevent Bad Feelings From Lingering — And We Get Better At It As We Age. (2021, April 22). Research Digest. https://dig…
 
Learn why older classmates are more popular; how some invasive species help their ecosystems; and keyboard cleaning tips. Don't be surprised if the oldest kids in your class were also more popular by Kelsey Donk PsychNewsDaily Staff. (2021, May 5). High school popularity: study shows oldest kids in the class also the most popular. PsychNewsDaily. h…
 
Learn how human hair can improve solar panels and why people tend to add, not subtract, when trying to improve something. Scientists are using human hair to make carbon nanodots for displays & solar panels by Grant Currin Carbon dots from human hair boost solar cells. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-04/quot-cdf04072…
 
Learn about how stress during pregnancy can affect a newborn’s sex; skipping stone physics in space; and overspending. Stress can make a pregnant person twice as likely to have a girl by Grant Currin Beres, D. (2021, April 13). Stressed-out mothers are twice as likely to give birth to a girl. Big Think; Big Think. https://bigthink.com/surprising-sc…
 
Learn about interacting with robots that talk to themselves; “mad honey,” a rare, dangerous hallucinogen; and “alief.” Robots that talk to themselves might be easier to interact with by Grant Currin Pepper the humanoid and programmable robot | SoftBank Robotics. (2021). Softbankrobotics.com. https://www.softbankrobotics.com/emea/en/pepper Pipitone,…
 
Learn why helping others feels like helping ourselves, how wild animals eat healthy, and how the Sahara feeds the Amazon. We're less likely to remember the things we've given to friends than strangers by Kelsey Donk We’re Worse At Remembering Exactly What We’ve Given To Friends Than What We’ve Given To Strangers. (2021, April 12). Research Digest. …
 
Learn about rain on other planets; why Americans used to not use forks; and whether sleep or exercise is more important. What is rain like on other planets? by Cameron Duke Dhingra, R. D., Barnes, J. W., Brown, R. H., Burrati, B. J., Sotin, C., Nicholson, P. D., Baines, K. H., Clark, R. N., Soderblom, J. M., Jauman, R., Rodriguez, S., Mouélic, S. L…
 
Learn what the elevator can teach us about our past and our future. Plus: surprising discoveries from bomb-pulse dating. Additional resources from Jason Feifer: Build for Tomorrow podcast: https://www.jasonfeifer.com/build-for-tomorrow/ Website: https://www.jasonfeifer.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyfeifer "Bomb pulse dating" is how scientist…
 
Learn about counterfactual curiosity; the first entanglement-based quantum network; and Rome’s remarkable Cloaca Maxima. We're morbidly curious to discover what "might have been," even though it can cause regret by Kelsey Donk We Have A Strong Urge To Find Out What Might Have Been — Even When This Leads To Feelings Of Regret. (2021, April 8). Resea…
 
Learn about why cavities are so cold-sensitive; an ant that shrinks its brain; and why swimming makes you extra hungry. Here's why dental cavities are so sensitive to cold by Cameron Duke Bernal, L., Sotelo-Hitschfeld, P., König, C., Sinica, V., Wyatt, A., Winter, Z., Hein, A., Touska, F., Reinhardt, S., Tragl, A., Kusuda, R., Wartenberg, P., Sclar…
 
Learn about dog jealousy; physical activity at work vs. at play; and why only certain parts of us get pruney when wet. Dogs act jealous of their owner's attention to other dogs even when they can't see the dog by Steffie Drucker Dogs act jealously even when they don’t see their rival. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021…
 
Learn about “brain fog” in menopause; NASA’s patent prevalence; and a plant gene found in an insect for the first time. Additional resources from Dr. Jen Gunter: Pick up "The Menopause Manifesto" from Amazon: https://amzn.to/33dlIYy Website: https://drjengunter.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrJenGunter Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrJGunt…
 
Learn about what antimatter is and how we discovered it. Then, Dr. Gen Gunter will demystify menopause. How we discovered antimatter by Briana Brownell Marco Gersabeck,The Conversation. (2019, March 21). Why Is There More Matter Than Antimatter? Scientific American. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-is-there-more-matter-than-antimatter…
 
Learn about the “Monkeydactyl” fossil; whether it’s safe to eat food with freezer burn; and post-death “zombie genes.” Newly discovered "Monkeydactyl" fossil has the oldest known opposable thumb by Grant Currin New Jurassic flying reptile reveals the oldest opposed thumb. (2021). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-04/uob-njf04…
 
Learn about 5G’s wireless power grid potential; the emotions of human screams; and the 3 categories of friendships. We could use 5G as its own wireless power grid by Grant Currin Leveraging the 5G network to wirelessly power IoT devices. (2021). ScienceDaily. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/03/210325150019.htm Eid, A., Hester, J. G. D., …
 
Learn how mushrooms are more like humans than plants; why your tongue isn’t a muscle; and ferret-training robot badgers. Mushrooms are more like humans than plants by Grant Currin More from this author. (2016, January 12). How Are Mushrooms More Similar to Humans than Plants?» Science ABC. Science ABC. https://www.scienceabc.com/nature/how-are-mush…
 
Learn about emotions in online reviews; how flowers smell in space; and how water efficiency affected human evolution. Emotions matter more than ratings when it comes to online reviews by Kelsey Donk “Emotional” reviews predict business success, new study shows. (2021). Northwestern.edu. https://news.northwestern.edu/stories/2021/04/emotional-revie…
 
Learn about the “birthday paradox.” Then, George Craford — one of the pioneers of LED lighting — talks LED innovation. The Birthday Paradox by Cameron Duke Science Buddies. (2012, March 29). Probability and the Birthday Paradox. Scientific American. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bring-science-home-probability-birthday-paradox/ TED-Ed. …
 
Learn about imaginary beams of motion coming from people’s eyes; where lost luggage ends up; and octopus sleep cycles. Following someone's gaze may involve imagining a beam of motion from their eyes by Grant Currin Our Brains “See” Beams Of Motion Emanating From People’s Faces Towards The Object Of Their Attention. (2021, February 25). Research Dig…
 
Learn about introverts’ and extroverts’ pandemic response; astronaut farts; and why violet and purple are different. Introverts fared better than extroverts during the pandemic by Kelsey Donk Benz, M. (2021). COVID-19 and College Students: Introverts Coped Better than Extroverts During Shutdown. Medicalresearch.com. https://medicalresearch.com/ment…
 
Learn why learning too much can make you less passionate and how AI is resurrecting ancient board games. Plus: trivia! Learning too much about your passion may make you less passionate about it by Kelsey Donk Lange, A. (2021, March 28). Your passionate hobby might make you less passionate, study finds. The Academic Times. https://academictimes.com/…
 
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…
 
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, …
 
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 ‌Hes…
 
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). Fou…
 
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