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The award-winning Curiosity Daily podcast 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. Hosts 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.
How Fruit Flies Are Like Humans, (w/ Stephanie Mohr), Your Changing Personality, and Pennies
Apr 26 • 9 min
Learn about how and why we study fruit flies with some help from Stephanie Mohr, author of the new book “First in Fly: Drosophila Research and Biological Discovery.” You’ll also learn why we still make pennies here in the U.S., and why science says your…
Fresh, Canned, and Frozen Vegetable Nutrition, Staying in Bed for Science, and IQs on Iodine
Apr 25 • 8 min
Learn which is healthiest: fresh, canned, or frozen vegetables; how iodized salt accidentally increased the American IQ; and how you can apply to participate in a new NASA-backed study to help scientists learn about the effects of space travel.
Achieve Goals with the 2-List Strategy, Temperature-Telling Crickets, and Lungs Make Blood
Apr 24 • 6 min
Learn about how researchers discovered that your lungs actually make blood; how you can tell the temperature from cricket chirps; and a strategy for maximizing your focus and achieving your goals that comes from billionaire business magnate Warren Buffett.
NASA’s New Planet-Hunting Telescope, the Light Triad, and Where You Spend Your Time
Apr 23 • 10 min
Learn about where NASA’s new planet-hunting telescope is looking for life first; the number of places where people spend most of their time; and, the new “Light Triad” of personality traits.
Never Wash Raw Chicken, Campaign for a 13-Month Calendar, and The Island of the Colorblind
Apr 22 • 8 min
Learn about why you should never wash raw chicken; the story behind a place called The Island of the Colorblind; and the forgotten campaign to create a 13-month calendar.
You’re Almost Entirely Empty Space, What Defines Seconds, and the Lyrid Meteor Shower
Apr 21 • 8 min
Learn about why you’re almost completely made up of empty space; what defines a second of time; and where you can watch the Lyrid meteor shower this Tuesday.
Fruit Fly Research Essentials (w/ Stephanie Mohr) and Why Doctors Work Long Hours
Apr 19 • 10 min
Learn about how and why we study fruit flies with some help from Stephanie Mohr, author of the new book “First in Fly: Drosophila Research and Biological Discovery.” But first, learn why it’s actually a good thing that doctors work such long hours.
Einstein’s Greatest Regret, Why Icing an Injury May Not Help It Heal, and Extinction Memories
Apr 18 • 8 min
Learn about why icing an injury may not help it heal; the neurons that make old fears return; and how one of Einstein’s greatest regrets turned out to be useful after all.
What’s Next for Quantum Computers (w/ Chris Bernhardt) and How to Make Yourself Luckier
Apr 17 • 10 min
Learn about qubits and quantum entanglement with some help from Chris Bernhardt, author of the new book “Quantum Computing for Everyone.” Plus, learn about how you can make yourself luckier.
Benefits of Audiobooks vs. Reading, Bad Earthworms, and Phineas Gage’s Freak Accident
Apr 16 • 7 min
Learn about why earthworms are only good for the planet if they’re in the right place; whether it’s better to read books or listen to them; and the story of Phineas Gage’s freak accident from the 1800s that changed brain science forever.
Conference Rooms Impair Your Mind, Get a “Toned” Look, and Overcome Friendship Jealousy
Apr 15 • 9 min
Learn about why a “toned” appearance has nothing to do with muscle tone; how meetings literally impair your mind, and what you can do about it; and, how to be less jealous when your friend excels at your “thing.”
Control Butterflies in Your Stomach, Numbers in Other Languages, and the Titanic’s Savior
Apr 14 • 9 min
Learn about the ship that came to the Titanic’s rescue the night it sank; how to control that feeling when you get butterflies in your stomach; and how numbers are written in different languages.
Black Hole Firewall Hypothesis, Polio Vaccine History, and Double Rainbow Science
Apr 12 • 9 min
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.
Why Older People Get Up Early, Why Hot Water Freezes Quickly, and Recapitulation Myths
Apr 11 • 8 min
Learn about the evolutionary reason why older people wake up early; new research that could explain why hot water can freeze faster than cold water; and the truth behind the recapitulation theory that embryos repeat evolution.
Quantum Computing 101: Qubits and Entanglement (w/ Professor Chris Bernhardt)
Apr 10 • 9 min
Learn about qubits and quantum entanglement with some help from Chris Bernhardt, author of the new book “Quantum Computing for Everyone.” Plus, learn about 6 magic words for defusing conflict.
How to Make Excuses and Keep Friends, Early Risers vs. Night People, and Escalator Science
Apr 9 • 9 min
Learn how to make an excuse without ruining your friendships; why we’d all move a lot faster if nobody walked on the escalator; and why you might not really know whether you’re a morning or a night person, along with a questionnaire to help you figure it…
Using Black Holes as Fuel, How to Run on Top of Water, and Origins of the World-Famous
Apr 8 • 7 min
Learn how we could look for advanced civilizations that are using tiny black holes as fuel; how fast you’d have to run on the Moon in order to stay on top of water; and which countries gave us the most world-famous magicians, pirates, and astronauts.
Spoilers Don’t Spoil Stories, Why Some Colors Look Brighter, and Pre-Dinosaur Fossil Finds
Apr 7 • 9 min
Learn about how the first dinosaur fossil was named before we had a word for dinosaurs; why the “spoiler paradox” says we actually enjoy a story more when we know the ending; and why some colors look brighter than others.
New Material Blocks Sound and Not Light, Task Switching to Boost Creativity, and Gamer Chimps
Apr 5 • 8 min
Learn about a new material that blocks sound while letting in light and air; how chimpanzees performed when scientists taught them how to play rock, paper, scissors; and how to be more creative by scheduling when you switch between tasks.
The Reminiscence Bump, The Tetris Effect, and Why We Have Tree-Lined City Streets
Apr 4 • 9 min
Learn about the “reminiscince bump” that explains why you pine for your teens and 20s; the “Tetris Effect” that explains why things you focus on appear in your dreams; and the 19th-century doctor you can thank for tree-lined city streets.
Human Networks Change How We Think (with Stanford Economist Matthew O. Jackson)
Apr 3 • 8 min
Learn about how social structures can shape how we think and behave from Matthew O. Jackson, the William D. Eberle Professor of Economics at Stanford University.
It’s Always Safer to Vaccinate (w/ Virologist Paul Duprex) and How to Use Facts to Beat Beliefs
Apr 2 • 9 min
Learn about why it’s always safer to vaccinate than it is to not vaccinate, with virologist Paul Duprex. Then, learn about how to overcome the backfire effect, a cognitive bias that pits your beliefs against facts.
New Curiosity Daily Host Chris Jericho Explains Science of Alkaline Water and Sharing Online
Apr 1 • 8 min
Learn from the new host of Curiosity Daily, Chris Jericho, about a simple trick for being more productive; whether alkaline water is actually good for you; and, how to share information online in a way that will not hurt your romantic relationship.
Internet Addiction, Dust in Space (w/ Astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell), and Vacation Science
Mar 31 • 10 min
Learn about whether there’s actually such a thing as internet addiction; research-based tips for getting the most out of your next vacation; and how satellites and solar panels deal with dust in space, with some help from astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell.
Advancing Innovation with TE Connectivity and rFlight (Special Episode)
Mar 30 • 24 min
Brent Lessard and Thierry Marin-Martinod discuss how TE Connectivity is working with rFlight to advance innovation and participate in Boeing’s GoFly Competition.
“Breaking the Seal” Myths, Dine Under the Sea in the Maldives, and Tardigrade Superpowers
Mar 29 • 10 min
Learn about how researchers could tap into a tardigrade superpower to protect medicines and vaccines; the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant in the Maldives where you can dine with the fishes; and whether “breaking the seal” is a real thing when you’re drinking.
How to Communicate About Science (w/ 3M’s Jayshree Seth) and Get Out of a Creative Rut
Mar 28 • 9 min
Learn how the 2019 State of Science Index suggests we talk about science differently, with a special guest: 3M Corporate Scientist and Chief Science Advocate Jayshree Seth. Plus: learn a simple strategy for getting out of a creative rut.
3M’s 2019 State of Science Index (w/ Jayshree Seth) and How You Can Name Jupiter’s Moons
Mar 27 • 10 min
Learn what the 2019 State of Science Index tells us about the global perception of science with a special guest, 3M Corporate Scientist and Chief Science Advocate Jayshree Seth. Plus: learn how you can name one of Jupiter’s moons.
The Four Predictors of Divorce, Why You Love Being Part of a Crowd, and Types of Loneliness
Mar 26 • 8 min
Learn about how to find out what type of loneliness you’re feeling so you can figure out how to deal with it; the psychological reason why you love being part of a crowd; and the four communication styles that can predict the end of a marriage.
You’d Probably Survive A Plane Crash, Why People Still Fax, and How Spleens Can Multiply
Mar 25 • 9 min
Learn how people survive plane crashes; why and how your spleen can multiply into accessory spleens; and why people still use fax machines.
The Active Learning Initiative Is Transforming Education (Julia Thom-Levy, Cornell University)
Mar 24 • 10 min
In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the innovative Active Learning Initiative with Cornell University’s Vice Provost for Academic Innovation Julia Thom-Levy, who is also a professor in their department of physics.
A Diet That’s Good for You and the World, Milk Temperatures, and the False-Consensus Effect
Mar 22 • 10 min
Learn about why people around the world keep their milk at different temperatures; a diet that’s good for your health and for the health of the planet; and, a cognitive bias that might make you think that everyone agrees with you.
How Babies Handle Vaccines (w/ Paul Duprex), Sniffing Is Contagious, and Albino Ghost Trees
Mar 21 • 9 min
Learn about why sniffing is contagious; and, how one biologist solved the mystery of a rare tree that scientifically shouldn’t exist, but does. Plus, virologist Paul Duprex explains how vaccines work in babies and in people with a weakened immune system.
Equinox and Solstice Science, Foreign Accent Syndrome, and an 80-Year Harvard Study
Mar 20 • 7 min
Learn about what causes an equinox or a solstice; how a rare condition can give you a foreign accent; and, an 80-year Harvard study that found the greatest predictor of happiness in later life.
Metabolic Window Myths, Egg Entropy (w/ Ralph Crewe from SNaQ), and What’s in Tattoo Ink
Mar 19 • 10 min
Learn how important it really is to refuel right after a workout; and, why it’s important to learn about the chemicals in tattoo ink. We’ll also discuss a listener question about egg entropy with a special guest, Ralph Crewe from the podcast Science,…
Human Bones on the Red Market (w/ Brian Switek), Stop Venting Anger, and Asparagus Pee
Mar 18 • 9 min
Learn about the shadowy “red market” of bones, with help from author Brian Switek. You’ll also learn why venting your anger is unhealthy, and what you should do instead; and, why asparagus makes your pee smell weird.
Why Hangovers Get Worse, How Quickly You’d Age at Light Speed, and Upright Neanderthals
Mar 17 • 7 min
Learn how quickly you’d age if you could move at the speed of light; how scientists discovered that Neanderthals actually walked upright; and why hangovers seem to get worse with age.
Why Pockets Are Rare in Women’s Clothes, Why Earth Twinkles, and Where Life Originated
Mar 15 • 8 min
Learn about why Earth twinkles from space; why pockets are so rare in women’s clothes; and whether the first life emerged on land or water.
“What Is Life?” with Carl Zimmer, Why You Always Have Room for Dessert, and Learning Myths
Mar 14 • 9 min
Learn about common misconceptions around learning that even educators believe; the scientific reason why it feels like you always have more room for dessert; and how science writer Carl Zimmer responded when we asked him “what is life?”
Myths About Your Vision, What Your Dog’s “Guilty” Look Really Means, and the Gaokao Exam
Mar 13 • 7 min
Learn about the truth behind common myths about vision; what that “guilty look” on your dog’s face actually means; and the nearly impossible Chinese college entrance exam, the gaokao.
How Vaccines in Africa Protect Everyone in the World (w/ Paul Duprex), and Semantic Satiation
Mar 12 • 9 min
Learn from virologist Paul Duprex how vaccines in developing countries in places like Africa and southeast Asia actually make you safer, and how modern medicine could some day completely eliminate the measles. Duprex is the director of the Center for…
Space Race Stories (w/ Dr. David Warmflash), Why Produce Sparks, and a 1-3-5 To-Do List
Mar 11 • 9 min
Learn about why metals, fruit, and vegetables spark in the microwave, and the 1-3-5 method for arranging your to-do list. Plus, hear a couple lesser-known stories from the 20th-century space race between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, with some help from…
Bike Balancing, How Big Data Knows What You Like, and Millions of Copper Needles in Space
Mar 10 • 9 min
Learn about why the US once launched millions of copper needles into space; why bikes don’t fall down when you ride them; and 3 ways big data can predict what you really like to watch or listen to.
Why Your Muscles Are Sore After Workouts, Daylight Saving Time Myths, and Taj Mahal History
Mar 8 • 8 min
Learn about what’s really going on when you feel sore after a workout; why we don’t know who designed the Taj Mahal; and the real reason why you have to change your clock for Daylight Saving Time.
Carl Zimmer on What’s “In Your Genes,” Nudge Theory, and Post-Apocalyptic Cockroach Myths
Mar 7 • 9 min
Learn what it means when you have something “in your genes” with help from award-winning author Carl Zimmer; whether cockroaches really can survive a nuclear apocalypse; and how to change behaviors using a subtle suggestion.
How Music Affects Your Work, Damage from Muffled Hearing, and Earth’s Gigantic Atmosphere
Mar 6 • 8 min
Learn about why the Earth’s atmosphere extends beyond the moon; whether you should listen to music while you work; and whether your muffled hearing after a concert means you damaged your ears.
Natural vs. Artificial Ingredients, Why the Return Trip Feels Shorter, and Africa Splitting in Half
Mar 5 • 7 min
Learn about the difference between natural and artificial ingredients; why Africa is physically splitting into two continents; and why the return trip always feels shorter than the original trip.
Craving Healthy Foods, What Grew Astronomy (w/ Dr. David Warmflash), $1 Million Math Problems
Mar 4 • 8 min
Learn about why starting an exercise routine might give you healthier food cravings; math problems that you could get a million dollars for solving; and the story of what drove the growth of astronomy in the Middle Ages, with some help from Dr. David…
Limitations of Science, Top Jobs for Psychopaths, and How Long It Takes to Make a Friend
Mar 3 • 9 min
Learn about how many hours it takes to forge a new friendship, along with the health benefits they provide; the most popular jobs for psychopaths; and the limitations of science.
Breathing Trick to Fall Asleep Faster, Wisdom Teeth Removal Revelations, and Lise Meitner
Mar 1 • 6 min
Learn about why getting your wisdom teeth removed might be pointless; Lise Meitner, the forgotten female physicist who helped us figure out nuclear power; and the 4-7-8 breathing technique to help you fall asleep faster.
Fountain of Youth Bacteria, Temperatures Making You Spend Money, and New Skills in 5 Hours
Feb 28 • 8 min
Learn why some scientists are comparing an ancient bacteria to the Fountain of Youth; how temperature might affect how you spend your money; and, a rule you can use to develop new skills in just a few hours a week.
Communicate Using Simple Noises, Find Your House on Pangaea, and Kepler’s Legacy
Feb 27 • 9 min
Learn about how much you can say with simple noises called vocal bursts; why you might keep hearing about the Kepler Space Telescope even though it’s retired; and how you can find out where your house would’ve been on Pangea.
Preserving Old Book Smells, Reacting Before Noticing, and Humans from Outer Space
Feb 26 • 9 min
Learn about why researchers have broken down the smell of old books; new research that shows why your brain has a kind of Spider-sense; and the Panspermia theory that human life originally came from outer space.
Narcissism Lessons, The War-Stopping Eclipse (w/ Dr. David Warmflash), and Toothed Tumors
Feb 25 • 9 min
Learn about the trait you can borrow from narcissists to boost your professional and academic success; the groundbreaking and potentially life-saving discovery that came from studying tumors that can grow teeth; and the story of how a solar eclipse…
Writer’s Block Solutions, Life on Europa (w/ SNaQ’s Ralph Crewe), and Why We Wear Pants
Feb 24 • 10 min
Learn about how to overcome 4 types of writer’s block; why we wear pants; and the probability of finding extraterrestrial life on Jupiter’s moon Europa, with some help from a special guest from Science News and Qs (also known as SNaQ), a Carnegie Science…
How to Form New Habits, Evolution on Why Love Is Blind, and Pinks in Your Sinks
Feb 22 • 8 min
Learn about the evolutionary reason why love is blind; the weird history of that pink color in your bathtub; and how to form new habits.
How to Perform Under Pressure, Physiology of Staying Warm, and Psychology of Circles
Feb 21 • 7 min
Learn what the way you draw a circle says about you; how to stay warm, according to a physiologist; and a simple trick to keep you from choking under pressure.
A New Robot Can Imagine Itself, Williams Syndrome, and The Great Compression
Feb 20 • 8 min
Learn about why engineers designed a robot that can imagine itself; why the Great Compression was the best time to be alive, financially speaking; and the ups and downs of a rare genetic condition that makes you incredibly loving.
Elastic Thinking (w/ Leonard Mlodinow), How People Judge You, and Your Time Perspective
Feb 19 • 9 min
Learn how you can change your thinking to keep up with today’s fast-paced world, with some help from author Leonard Mlodinow. Plus: learn about the two criteria people use to judge you, and how you can measure your relationship with time.
Saros Cycles (w/ Dr. David Warmflash), the Eiffel Tower’s Secret, and Announcing Alien Life
Feb 18 • 8 min
Learn about a secret apartment in the Eiffel Tower; the official protocol for announcing alien life to the world; and how Saros cycles have changed the way we’ve designed calendars throughout history, with some help from Dr. David Warmflash.
How RNA Reads DNA (w/ SNaQ’s Ralph Crewe), How Envy Can Be Good, and Coriolis Effect
Feb 17 • 8 min
Learn about why envy isn’t always a bad thing; how the Coriolis Effect affects the way things on the Earth rotate; and how RNA knows how to read DNA, with some help from a special guest from Science News and Qs (also known as SNaQ), a Carnegie Science…
New Algorithm Can Turn Thoughts Into Speech, Airplane Seat Belts, and the 40 Percent Rule
Feb 15 • 7 min
Learn about a breakthrough technology that can translate thought into speech; a Navy SEAL’s method for mental toughness; and why airplane seatbelts are the way that they are.
A Romantic Way to Beat Stress, the Priest Behind the Big Bang Theory, and the Ivy Lee Method
Feb 14 • 7 min
Learn about how you can beat stress with some help from your significant other; the forgotten astronomer behind the Big Bang Theory; and a hundred-year-old productivity secret.
How Time Can Flow Backward, Why Poisonous Pufferfish Are Delicious, and Undersea Cables
Feb 13 • 9 min
Learn about a quantum theory that says time can flow backward; why the Internet relies on huge undersea cables; and why people eat pufferfish, even though they’re incredibly poisonous. Please support our sponsors! Small business owners: visit…
Parsecs, the Difference Between Weather and Climate, and Scandinavian Life Philosophies
Feb 12 • 8 min
Learn about the difference between weather and climate; how astronomers actually use parsecs to measure distances; and some Scandinavian life philosophies that could make you happier.
Best Ways to Overcome Challenges, What Your Appendix Does, and How You Use Information
Feb 11 • 8 min
Learn about why you make decisions using less information than you think; why your appendix actually serves a purpose; and the best ways to overcome a challenge, according to science.
Too Much Sleep Can Be Harmful, Why You Can’t Tickle Yourself, and Black Hole Light Echoes
Feb 10 • 8 min
Learn about why too much sleep may be just as harmful as too little; what light echoes detected by NASA might be able to teach us about how black holes evolve over time; and why you can’t tickle yourself.
Hubble Telescope Photobomb, Why Alcohol Burns, and Why Your Cat Puts Its Butt In Your Face
Feb 8 • 8 min
Learn why NASA compared a new scientific discovery to a game of “Where’s Waldo?”; why cats stick their butts in your face; and the surprising reason why your throat burns when you take a shot of hard liquor.
How to Look Good in Photos, Trojan Asteroids, and a Technique to Avoid Stress and Stay Calm
Feb 7 • 8 min
Learn why the camera adds 10 pounds (and what you can do about it); why asteroids called Trojans could change what we know about the origins of our solar system; and a technique to help you avoid stress and stay calm.
What No-Kill Animal Shelters Really Mean, Having vs. Making Money, and Replacing Your Cells
Feb 6 • 8 min
Learn about why your body doesn’t actually replace itself every 7 years; whether you should worry more about having money or making money; and, why the difference between kill and no-kill animal shelters isn’t as simple as you might think.
Quitting Is Underrated, Most-Googled Scientific Misconceptions, and Starquakes in the Universe
Feb 5 • 8 min
Learn about what starquakes can tell us about our universe; why quitting is underrated; and the truth behind some of the most-Googled scientific misconceptions. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com…
What Wind Chill Really Means, Learning Skills Faster with a Workout, and the Hypatia Stone
Feb 4 • 8 min
Learn about how the mysterious Hypatia stone could change what we know about our solar system; what wind chill actually means; and how you can learn skills faster with a 15-minute workout. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following…
Specific Words to Use to Get What You Want (w/ Stella Grizont) and Tweeting Feelings
Feb 3 • 10 min
Learn why tweeting about negative feelings MIGHT make you feel better. Then, learn the specific words you should use to get what you want, with some help from a special guest: happiness expert Stella Grizont. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer…
Win Debates by Beating the Gish Gallop, Improve Your VO2max, and 8 Years of Déjà Vu
Feb 1 • 8 min
Learn about why you need a healthy VO2max, and how you can get it; a man who had déjà vu for eight years; and the Gish Gallop, a shady debate tactic for winning arguments. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from…
How to Advocate For Yourself (w/ Stella Grizont), Black Hole Travel Possible, and Fossil Licking
Jan 31 • 10 min
Learn how your tongue can tell the difference between a rock and a fossil; why you might be able to travel through some black holes without dying; and how you can do a better job of advocating for yourself, with some help from happiness expert Stella…
The Best Time to Break Bad News, Overcome Loss Aversion, and Coin Tosses Aren’t Random
Jan 30 • 8 min
Learn about the best time of day to break bad news; how to get over your brain’s habit of loss aversion; and why a coin toss is not as random or fair as it seems. Please support our sponsors! Visit https://www.capterra.com/curiosity for free, today, to…
Measure Your Mindfulness, Male vs. Female Pain, and Why the Laws of Physics May Be Aliens
Jan 29 • 8 min
Learn about how men and women remember pain differently; how to measure how mindful you are; and a theory about alien life and the laws of physics. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you…
Bacteria May Save You From the Flu, Red Steak Juice Isn’t Blood, and the Future of Encryption
Jan 28 • 8 min
Learn about nose and throat bacteria that might make you less likely to get the flu; the red juice in your steak dinner, which is actually not blood; and how encryption works, as well as why quantum computing could break it. In this podcast, Cody Gough…
How to Change Your Personality, Why You Jerk Awake While Falling Asleep, and Ainu History
Jan 27 • 9 min
Learn about new research into whether you can change your personality; why historians are stumped over the history of the Ainu, Japan’s indigenous people; and why you jerk awake while you’re falling asleep. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer…
Why Uranus Is Sideways, What Blinking Means, and “The Blood Countess”
Jan 25 • 9 min
Learn about why blinking communicates a lot more than you probably thought; why astronomers think Uranus is tipped over; and the story of “The Blood Countess,” a female murderer who may have inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Please support our sponsors!…
How to Improve Your Self-Control, Why You Shouldn’t Touch Your Plants, and Firehawk Raptors
Jan 24 • 8 min
Learn about whether you can improve your self-control; why certain types of birds set fires on purpose; and why you shouldn’t touch your plants. Please support our sponsors! Visitmovaglobes.com/curiosity and use coupon code CURIOSITY for 15% off your…
Become A CRISPR Connoisseur (w/ Synthego), Up-and-Coming Batteries, and Microsleep
Jan 23 • 8 min
Learn about 4 up-and-coming batteries that could overtake lithium-ion; how microsleep happens without you even knowing it; and what you’re getting wrong about CRISPR gene editing technology, and how to get smart about it — with a little help from Minu…
Wash Your Towels and Sheets More Often, Immortality’s Math Problem, and Australia’s Pink Lakes
Jan 22 • 7 min
Learn about the scientific reason why Australia has bubblegum pink lakes; why immortality is mathematically impossible; and how often you should wash your sheets, towels, and basically everything you own. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer…
The Phantom Time Hypothesis, Cybersecurity Tips, and New Schizophrenia Revelations
Jan 21 • 8 min
Learn about a modern study that supports a 100-year-old hypothesis about schizophrenia; the weird “Phantom Time Hypothesis” about the history of calendars, along with some actual facts about the Middle Ages; and some tips from a computer scientist for…
Are Women Colder Than Men? Plus: The Worst Year to Be Alive, and Heart Cancer Rarity
Jan 20 • 9 min
Learn about the worst year to be alive, according to at least one medieval historian; why you never hear about heart cancer; and why women prefer hotter showers than men do. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories to…
You Can’t Taste a Drink’s Strength, Soda Can Explosion Taps, and Our Galaxy’s Weird Planets
Jan 18 • 9 min
Learn about some of the weirdest types of planets in our galaxy; the right way to tap on a can of soda to keep it from exploding; and whether you can actually taste how strong a drink is. Please support our sponsors! Skillshare is offering Curiosity Daily…
Achieve Goals with the Pareto Principle, How to Think Creatively, and a Simple Sleep Fix
Jan 17 • 8 min
Learn about a surprisingly low-tech fix to the problem of sleep-deprived teens; how you can use the Pareto Principle to help you achieve your goals; and three tips for thinking more creatively. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the…
What to Tell Friends During a Crisis, the Deep Carbon Observatory, and Gravitational Lensing
Jan 16 • 7 min
Learn about how the Deep Carbon Observatory is transforming the way we understand life deep inside the Earth; how gravitational lensing can make gravity act like a magnifying glass to help astronomers see further away; and what to say to a friend who’s…
You Can’t (and Shouldn’t) Boost Your Immune System, Pupil Shapes, and CES 2019 Recap
Jan 15 • 9 min
Learn about why you can’t really “boost” your immune system; the benefits of some weird pupils you can find in the animal kingdom; and what Cody and Ashley learned at CES 2019, the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas. In this podcast, Cody Gough and…
Get More Done with Timeboxing, Self-Created Peer Pressure, and the Pitch Drop Experiment
Jan 14 • 7 min
Learn about why you might be causing your own peer pressure, and how to get over it; a 1927 experiment to prove that pitch is a liquid, and why it’s still going on; and how to get more done by trading your to-do list for “timeboxing.” In this podcast,…
Long Lines Are Good, Supernova Archaeology, Key Lime Pie History, and Pain Memory
Jan 13 • 9 min
Learn about why it’s a good thing when you have to wait in a long line; new research that says an ancient supernova may have triggered a mass extinction on Earth; the delicious origin story of Key lime pie; and how and why we forget pain. In this podcast,…
Andros’ Unexplored Blue Holes, Folie à Deux, and How Your Brain Treats Curiosity Like Hunger
Jan 11 • 8 min
Learn about why your brain treats hunger for knowledge like hunger for food; why the unexplored blue holes of Andros in the Bahamas is home to one of the most unique ecosystems on Earth; and folie à deux, a type of mental illness that can be shared and…
Exercising at Night Won’t Mess with Your Sleep, Tonka Beans, and Non-Genome -Omes
Jan 10 • 7 min
Learn about the strange history of the word “genome” and other -omes; where you can taste the legendary tonka bean, and why it’s illegal in some places; and new research that says exercising at night won’t mess with your sleep. In this podcast, Cody Gough…
Your Wounds Heal Faster in the Daytime, Only Tame Foxes on Earth, and the Peter Principle
Jan 9 • 9 min
Learn about why your wounds heal faster in the daytime; the Peter Principle, which explains why so much goes wrong; and why there’s one tame population of foxes on Earth, and what they’ve taught us about evolution. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley…
A Trick for Being Taken More Seriously, Messy Office Traits, and Human Domestication
Jan 8 • 9 min
Learn about a simple trick for making people take you more seriously; what a messy office might say about its owner’s personality, and what you should do about it; and a strange theory about why humans are domesticated. In this podcast, Cody Gough and…
Overcome Learned Helplessness, Teach Your Kids How to Apologize, and Macrophage Attacks
Jan 7 • 8 min
Learn about macrophages and why your immune system tries to kill you sometimes (and why that might make you look at sickness in a new way); how and why you should teach your kids to apologize; and how to overcome learned helplessness to help you reach…
Why You’d Choose Your Biases Over Money, Coldest Inhabited Place on Earth, and Dark Fluid
Jan 6 • 10 min
Learn about why your biases are so strong, you’d choose them over making money; a new theory that “dark fluid” might mean that dark matter and dark energy are the same weird substance; and Oymyakon, one of the coldest places on Earth where people…
Become an Early Riser, How Temperature Affects Sound, and Do We See the Same Colors?
Jan 4 • 7 min
Learn about how you can become an early riser; whether we all see the same colors; and why sound carries farther on cold days. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn…
Working from Home FTW, Changing Narratives to Overcome Challenges, and Triple Point Chemistry
Jan 3 • 7 min
Learn about how working from home actually makes people more productive; how the “triple point” can make a liquid can boil and freeze at the same time; and how you can change your narrative to overcome your next life challenge. In this podcast, Cody Gough…
Choice Blindness, Maintaining Habits and Achieving Goals, and Don’t Give Up If Your Diet Fails
Jan 2 • 7 min
Learn about how your brain can trick you into changing your mind; how to set goals you can achieve to make your life better; and what to do if you’re on a diet and you start to slip up. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following…
Exercise Extravaganza: How to Stretch, Running to Help Your Knees, and Gym Class Myths
Jan 1 • 9 min
Learn why running may actually be good for your knees; how to stretch the right way so you’re less likely to hurt yourself; and some things gym class got wrong when you were a kid. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories…
Beating Procrastination, Sand Science (w/ Vince Beiser), and How to Use Your Vacation Days
Dec 31, 2018 • 7 min
Learn about microvacations, a trick for actually using your vacation days even when you’re super busy; the science behind why darkness is actually faster than the speed of light; and why sand is one of the most valuable resources in human civilization —…
How Humans Can Outsmart AI (w/ Unanimous AI), Pre-Big Bang Existence, and Beating Procrastination
Dec 30, 2018 • 9 min
Learn how humans can beat artificial intelligence by tapping into the wisdom of swarms (with some help from Dr. Louis Rosenberg, CEO of Unanimous AI). Plus: learn about what came before the Big Bang, and get a 5-minute hack for beating procrastination. In…
Incredible Benefits of Leaving Your Phone Out of Your Bedroom, Stopping Time, and “The Goblin” Dwarf Planet
Dec 28, 2018 • 8 min
Learn about what would happen if you could actually stop time, scientifically speaking; the incredible health and wellness benefits of leaving your phone out of your bedroom; and “The Goblin,” a new world beyond Pluto. In this podcast, Cody Gough and…
Hand and Eye Dominance Causes, Real vs. Fake Laughter, and Video Games for Teaching Empathy
Dec 27, 2018 • 8 min
Test how well you can tell real laughter from fake laughter; learn how scientists used a video game to teach children empathy; and learn what causes eye, hand, and foot dominance. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories…
Batch Tasks Instead of Multitasking, Mark Twain’s Procrastination Cure, and Diner Origins
Dec 26, 2018 • 7 min
Learn why classic diners are shaped like train cars; why multitasking is impossible, and what you should do to be productive instead; and how you can use a simple tip from Mark Twain called the Frog Rule to stop procrastinating on important tasks. In this…
You Like Talking to Strangers, NASA’s Golden Record, and Your Actual Friend Limit
Dec 25, 2018 • 7 min
Learn about how many friends you can have at one time, according to research; why you might like talking to strangers more than you realize; and the golden record NASA once launched into space. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the…
What “Pavlovian” Really Means, Wisconsin’s Ultimate Tourist Trap, and Why Cats Love Boxes
Dec 24, 2018 • 8 min
Learn about why the one thing you probably know about Pavlov and his dogs is wrong; why the House on the Rock is the tourist trap to end all tourist traps; and why researchers think cats love boxes. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the…
Christmas Music Psychology, Rain Smell Science, Crocodile Paradox, and Pitching the NSF
Dec 23, 2018 • 9 min
Learn about why Christmas music sounds like Christmas; the Crocodile Paradox, an unsolvable dilemma that dates back to ancient Greece; what causes the smell of fresh rain; and why the National Science Foundation wants your idea for their next project. In…
The Most Influential Film Ever, Your Memory on Riding A Bike, and Mistletoe’s Poisonous Roots
Dec 21, 2018 • 10 min
Learn what scientists say was the most influential film of all time; the special way riding a bike is stored in your memory; and the truth behind mistletoe, a Christmas tradition that’s actually a poisonous parasite. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley…
Narwhal Adoption Mystery, Île Sainte-Marie’s Pirate Cemetery, and Solving the Candle Problem
Dec 20, 2018 • 7 min
Learn about how to solve a famous logic puzzle called the Candle Problem; Île Sainte-Marie, the only known pirate cemetery in the world; and why scientists are baffled by a narwhal that was adopted by a pod of belugas. In this podcast, Cody Gough and…
You Believe Your Own Lies Very Quickly, How Dogs Understand Human Speech, and Where to See the Ursids
Dec 19, 2018 • 7 min
Learn how to see the Ursids, the last meteor shower of the year; how researchers figured out whether dogs can understand what you tell them; and how long it takes before you believe your own lies. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the…
Voice Changes When You’re Charmed, Work Motivation Types, and Gin and Tonic Curing Malaria
Dec 18, 2018 • 7 min
Learn how your voice changes when you talk to someone attractive; how the cinchona cure for malaria turned into a popular cocktail; and how to figure out whether your work is a job, a career, or a calling. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer…
Gene Editing with CRISPR and GMOs (w/ Synthego), Fast Radio Bursts, and Angel’s Trumpet
Dec 17, 2018 • 9 min
Learn about CRISPR technology and applications in GMOs; a hallucinogenic plant that’s both beautiful and deadly; and how scientists are working together to understand Fast Radio Bursts, which are one of the universe’s greatest mysteries. In this podcast,…
Donut-Shaped Planets, Hot Aluminum Foil, Why Fish Wiggle, and A Woman Who Can’t Feel Fear
Dec 16, 2018 • 10 min
Learn why fish never quit wiggling; how a donut-shaped planet is technically possible; what researchers have learned from “S.M.,” the woman who can’t feel fear; and why you can touch aluminum foil in a hot oven. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley…
Science-Based Tips for Better Meetings, Dinosaur Mythbusting, and Staying Awake for 11 Days
Dec 14, 2018 • 9 min
Learn about 12 science-based tips for better meetings; common dinosaur myths you should stop believing; and what happened when 17-year-old Randy Gardner stayed awake for 11 days, for science. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the…
The Problem With Making Sand (w/ Vince Beiser), Happiest Spouses, and How Pyramids Were Built
Dec 13, 2018 • 8 min
Learn about a new discovery into how the pyramids were built; why spouses who are also best friends see the most health and happiness benefits; and why we don’t just make more sand, with some help from a special guest, author Vince Beiser. In this…
How to Take A Compliment, Learn Anything in Four Steps, and Design a New Arecibo Message
Dec 12, 2018 • 8 min
Learn why compliments are so embarrassing, and how you can take them better; how you can help astronomers design a new Arecibo Message to send to extraterrestrials; and how you can learn anything in four steps with the Feynman Technique. In this podcast,…
Jet Lag Is Worse When You Travel East, Earth’s Wandering Poles, and Geminid Meteor Shower
Dec 11, 2018 • 8 min
Learn when you can catch the Geminid Meteor Shower this month, and why it’s unique; why jet lag is worse when you travel east; and research into how the Earth’s wandering poles may have caused our ice age. Please support our sponsors! Visit…
Kickstart Your Memory with the Jennifer Aniston Neuron, Black Hole Pictures, and Increasing Human Lifespans
Dec 10, 2018 • 8 min
Learn how fast human lifespans are increasing; why we’ve never seen a black hole; and recent research into the “Jennifer Aniston neuron” that could help you kickstart your memory. Please support our sponsors! Visitmovaglobes.com/curiosity and use coupon…
Why Humans Are Symmetrical, Fish Electrocution Physics, A Misplaced Equator Theme Park, and Silent Places
Dec 9, 2018 • 10 min
Learn about one of the only silent places in the United States; why fish aren’t electrocuted during lightning storms; why an equator theme park was built in the wrong place; and why humans are symmetrical. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer…
Be Brave Using the Science of Vulnerability, Boost Productivity with Fika, and Burn Calories via the Afterburn Effect
Dec 7, 2018 • 7 min
Learn how to use the science of vulnerability to gather up the courage to do something risky; how your body burns calories even after you’re done exercising; and a Swedish tradition that could make you more productive. In this podcast, Cody Gough and…
Meteorite Hunting with The Aquarius Project, Roommate Drama In Space, and Language Based On Senses
Dec 6, 2018 • 10 min
Learn why scientists are worried about roommate drama in space and why your most important sense depends on the language you speak. Plus, Adler Planetarium’s Aubrey Henretty and Chris Bresky discuss The Aquarius Project, a teen-driven underwater ROV…
You Can Learn and Unlearn Emotions, Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, and Loveland Castle’s Weird History
Dec 5, 2018 • 8 min
Learn about Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle; the weird history of Loveland Castle, a Medieval structure in Ohio; and why you’re not born with emotions — you learn (and can unlearn) them. Please support our sponsors: buy the super-fun party game ANOMIA…
See if You’re a Covert Narcissist, Michelson-Morley Experiment, and The Monty Hall Problem
Dec 4, 2018 • 8 min
Learn why the Michelson-Morley Experiment is the most famous failed experiment in history; how to tell if you’re a covert narcissist; and the Monty Hall Problem, which is a probability puzzle that might break your brain. In this podcast, Cody Gough and…
How Asteroids Can Have Rings, Spiders That Nurse Their Young, and “Lord of the Forest” Tāne Mahuta
Dec 3, 2018 • 7 min
Learn about why asteroids can have rings; spiders that actually nurse their young; and Tāne Mahuta, a massive tree that’s been known to bring visitors to tears. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com…
Why Everything Takes Longer Than You Think, Storm-Predicting Joints, Barber Pole Origins, and Mary Toft
Dec 2, 2018 • 10 min
Learn about whether you can actually feel a storm coming in your bones; an 18th-century woman who convinced doctors she was giving birth to rabbits; the 2 main reasons why everything takes longer than you think it will; and why barber shop poles are red,…
Keeping Secrets Makes Life Harder, Emotions Change Your Perception of Time, and How We Proved the Earth Rotates
Nov 30, 2018 • 8 min
Learn how keeping secrets can literally weigh you down; how we knew the Earth rotates before we had space travel thanks to the Foucault pendulum; and how your emotions can alter your perception of time. Please support our sponsors! Visit…
Exercising on an Empty Stomach, How to Measure Curiosity (w/ SurveyMonkey and INSEAD), and Effects of Relapsing with Your Ex
Nov 29, 2018 • 9 min
Learn about the pros and cons of exercising on an empty stomach. Plus: why sleeping with your ex doesn’t mean you’re getting back together. You’ll also learn how researchers measure and quantify curiosity, with help from special guests Jon Cohen, Chief…
Why You’re Bad at Fact-Checking, Reducing Anxiety with Horror Movies, and Why Urine is Yellow
Nov 28, 2018 • 8 min
Learn about the Moses Illusion, which shows how your brain processes information; why urine is yellow; and how watching horror movies can help reduce anxiety. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to…
Your Brain’s Binary Bias, How to Choose Charities, and Why Dogs Look Like Their Owners
Nov 27, 2018 • 8 min
Learn about why your brain jumps to extremes; how to choose the best charitable cause for your next donation; and why dogs really do look like their owners. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to…
Moral Dilemmas of Driverless Cars, How Many Friends You Can Have, and NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft
Nov 26, 2018 • 9 min
Learn about OSIRIS-REx, NASA’s first asteroid-sampling spacecraft, and why it’s about to make history; the moral dilemmas facing driverless car AI systems; and how many friends you can have at one time, despite what social media tells you. In this…
Why Hand Dryers Blow Bacteria, Color Meanings Around the World, Losing Your Foreign Accent, and Lesser-Known Body Parts
Nov 25, 2018 • 10 min
Learn about why hand dryers are blowing bacteria all over your hands; body parts you probably don’t know you have; what different colors mean around the world; and whether it’s possible to lose your foreign accent. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley…
Gifts Requiring Assembly Are More Treasured, Why You May Not Be Hard To Shop For, and Types of Perfectionists
Nov 23, 2018 • 10 min
Learn why people value an item more if they put it together themselves; why you might not be as hard to shop for as you think you are; and three types of perfectionism that might be ruining your life. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss…
Rival Sports Fans Experience Games Completely Differently, Mount Rushmore’s Secret Room, and World’s Shortest IQ Test
Nov 22, 2018 • 10 min
Learn about why rival sports fans experience the same game completely differently, and why there’s a secret room behind Mount Rusmore (and what’s inside it). Plus: take the world’s shortest IQ test. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the…
Be the Best Host or Guest (w/ Jihan Murray-Smith), Avoid Conflict at Family Meals, and High Heels for Men
Nov 21, 2018 • 10 min
Learn about how to avoid conflict at family meals, and why high heels were originally meant for men. Plus, get some tips on how to host and be a polite guest from etiquette expert Jihan Murray-Smith — just in time for the holidays! In this podcast, Cody…
How to Like Bitter Flavors, Airplane Ticket Price Factors, and the Physics-Challenging Hubble Constant
Nov 20, 2018 • 8 min
Learn about how the universe’s rate of expansion could change our understand of physics; how the saliva in your body changes to enjoy bitter flavors; and the biggest factors that determine how much you pay for a flight, along with some tips on finding the…
We May Have Already Found Aliens (w/ Mike Wall), Arrow Method for Productivity, and ADHD Creativity
Nov 19, 2018 • 8 min
Learn how ADHD could make you more creative, and how to boost your productivity by scheduling your week with the Arrow Method. Plus, Mike Wall, author of “Out There: A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel (For the Cosmically…
Expiration Dates Explained, How to Make A Great First Impression, Your Quantum Life, and Endangered Words
Nov 18, 2018 • 10 min
Learn how you experience the quantum world every day whenever you see or touch something; the one thing you should keep in mind if you want to make a great first impression; the next common English word that researchers say is going to go extinct; and how…
Relationship-Deepening TV, Elon Musk and Bill Gates’ Productivity Hacks, and Why You Don’t Hear Your Own Footsteps
Nov 16, 2018 • 8 min
Learn why watching TV together is good for your relationship; why you don’t hear your own footsteps; and how to schedule your day to be as productive as overachievers like Elon Musk and Bill Gates. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the…
Why You Listen to Songs on Repeat, Aluminum Foil Wi-Fi Boosting, and High-Income Morning Routines
Nov 15, 2018 • 8 min
Learn about the evolutionary reason why you listen to some songs on repeat; the morning routines of high-income earners; and how you can boost your Wi-Fi signal with aluminum foil. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories…
Achieve Goals with the WOOP Method, What To Do During Layovers, and Megapixels In Your Eyes
Nov 14, 2018 • 8 min
Learn about how many megapixels your eye can see; some of the coolest airport activities you can find during your next layover; and the research-backed WOOP method for working toward and achieving your goals. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer…
Measure Your Sleepiness, What Happens When Galaxies Collide, and Space Junk Damage
Nov 13, 2018 • 8 min
Learn about what it looks like when galaxies collide with one another; how to measure how sleepy you are using the Epworth Sleepiness Scale; and how much damage space junk the size of a pencil eraser can do. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer…
Sniff Out Fake News with Machine Learning and Increase Productivity with Don’t-Do Lists and Morning Pages
Nov 12, 2018 • 7 min
Learn how to sniff out fake news with help from machine learning from MIT; how you can improve your to-do list with a “don’t-do” list; and how to maximize your creativity with a simple change in your morning routine. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley…
Nobody Is “Normal,” Quantum Bacteria, Déjà Rêvé, and Why You Might Smell Like Maple Syrup
Nov 11, 2018 • 10 min
Learn why there’s no such thing as “normal” according to Yale researchers; how scientists may have put bacteria in a state of quantum entanglement; why a thing called déjà rêvé might be weirder than déjà vu, and why your sweat might smell like maple…
Contacting Aliens with Lasers, African-American Polymath Benjamin Banneker, and The Seinfeld Strategy
Nov 9, 2018 • 8 min
Learn about Benjamin Banneker, an African-American polymath you need to know about; the Seinfeld Strategy for improving your productivity; and how an MIT student wants to contact aliens with a massive laser beam. Plus: professional wrestler Chris Jericho…
Curiosity in the Workplace (w/ Spencer Harrison), New Flying with Dandelions, and Physical Relationship Benefits
Nov 8, 2018 • 10 min
Learn how dandelions taught researchers a new way of flying that was previously unknown to science. Then, learn how a happy marriage can make you physically healthier. You’ll also learn about curiosity in the workplace — and some of the unseen benefits of…
Taurids and Leonids Meteor Showers, Willpower-Boosting Workouts, and Marie Curie’s Secret University
Nov 7, 2018 • 7 min
Learn where you can catch the Taurids and Leonids meteor showers this month; how working out could boost your willpower; and where the world’s billionaires got their fortunes. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from…
Prince Rupert’s Drop, Why Earth’s Core Is Younger Than Its Surface, and Newborn Babies May Be Super Smart
Nov 6, 2018 • 9 min
Learn why a Prince Rupert’s drop is both super-fragile and virtually unbreakable; why researchers think newborn babies are a lot smarter than they look; and why Earth’s core is younger than its surface. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss…
Scientific Method Inventor, America’s First Beach, and How Many Faces You Can Recognize
Nov 5, 2018 • 7 min
Learn about the man who invented the scientific method; the story of America’s first beach; and how many faces the average person can recognize. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get…
Acoustic Levitation, Stephen Hawking’s Science Bets, Helmholtz Resonance, and Where Your Body Feels Emotions
Nov 4, 2018 • 10 min
Learn about how scientists mapped where people feel emotions in their bodies; how scientists can make things levitate using sound; 3 times Stephen Hawking placed a bet on science; and why your car makes different noises when the windows are open. In this…
“Drunkard’s Walk” Sunlight, The Undiagnosed Diseases Network, and the Only Universal Word
Nov 2, 2018 • 8 min
Learn about why the sunlight you feel might be 50 million years old; learn about the Undiagnosed Diseases Network that has diagnosed hundreds of people with previously undiagnosable diseases; and the closest thing scientists have found to a “universal…
Real-Life Zombification (w/ author Matt Simon), Most Annoying Sounds, and Leaders Who Are Too Smart
Nov 1, 2018 • 9 min
Matt Simon, author of “Plight of the Living Dead,” discusses real-life zombification in nature. Plus, learn about the most annoying sounds ever, according to research, and why leaders who are too smart are actually less effective. In this podcast, Cody…
The First Telepathic Brainstorm, Ghost-Creating Toxic Mold, and Cropsey: the Real Boogeyman
Oct 31, 2018 • 8 min
In this Halloween episode, learn how scientists were able to get three people to communicate with each other using only the power of their brains, and why toxic mold might make you see ghosts. Plus, hear the story of “Cropsey,” a terrifying boogeyman who…
Measure Your Passionate Relationships, How to Spot Psychopaths and Narcissists, and the Car-Crushing Meteorite
Oct 30, 2018 • 8 min
Learn about the story of a meteorite that crushed a 1980 Chevy Malibu; a few red flags for spotting psychopaths and narcissists; and how you can measure your level of passionate love. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following…
Pink Noise Sleep Hack, Saturn’s Moon Dione Habitability, and Giving Versus Receiving Advice
Oct 29, 2018 • 7 min
Learn why scientists think Saturn’s moon Dione might be habitable; why new research shows that giving advice is better than receiving it; and how to get a deeper sleep and boost your memory by listening to “pink noise.” In this podcast, Cody Gough and…
Exercising for Different Body Types, New England Vampire Panic, Non-Vertical List Benefits, and Constellations on Mars
Oct 28, 2018 • 10 min
Learn about how your body type affects the way you should exercise; the New England Vampire Panic; what our constellations would look like if we saw them from Mars; and the benefits of writing a better, non-vertical list to organize your thoughts. In this…
The Science of Hauntings, Sleep Deprivation Effects, and Maximizing Benefits From Nature
Oct 26, 2018 • 8 min
Learn how much your work suffers when you’re sleep deprived; the scientific reason why some places feel like they’re haunted by ghosts; and how to get the most benefits from being surrounded by nature. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss…
Mystery Code of The 4,000-Year-Old Phaistos Disk, The Necrobiome, and 7 Beliefs of Emotionally Healthy People
Oct 25, 2018 • 8 min
Learn about the mysterious 4,000-year-old Phaistos disk; how the necrobiome is helping forensic scientists; and the 7 beliefs of emotionally healthy people. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to…
Cooked vs. Uncooked Fruits and Veggies (w/ The Nutrition Wonk), Food Poisoning Facts, and Milky Way’s Second Life
Oct 24, 2018 • 9 min
Learn where food poisoning comes from (and how to avoid it); why we’re in the Milky Way’s second life.; and whether fruits and vegetables are healthier when they’re fresh or frozen. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following…
Greyson Near-Death Experience Scale, A Diet to Prevent Jet Lag, and Several States of Matter
Oct 23, 2018 • 8 min
Learn about several states of matter beyond the three or four you probably already know about; the military-tested Argonne diet designed to prevent jet lag; and the Near-Death Experience Scale. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the…
What If Mosquitoes Disappeared, Facebook Relationships, and Hidden Messages in Backwards Music
Oct 22, 2018 • 7 min
Learn what might happen if mosquitoes disappeared; why music played backward makes you hear hidden messages; and what people can tell about your relationships from your Facebook profile. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following…
Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini’s Friendship, How to Read Food Labels, Jack-O’-Lantern Maintenance, and Declaring Sovereignty
Oct 21, 2018 • 10 min
Learn how Spiritualism made Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini fast friends — and how it caused their falling out; how to read food labels in the U.S.; how to keep your jack-o’-lantern from spoiling; and why it’s hard to declare yourself a sovereign…
The Habitable Epoch, Mars 2020’s Search for Life, and 4 Research-Based Personality Types
Oct 19, 2018 • 8 min
Learn about why the universe may have been teeming with life billions of years ago; why NASA’s Mars 2020 Martian rover mission is going to be a huge milestone; and four personality types people fit into, according to new research. In this podcast, Cody…
The Sinister Darkness Factor Trait, Why Pluto’s Definition Matters, and World Record Pumpkins
Oct 18, 2018 • 10 min
Learn about a personality trait called the D Factor that might be behind all the evil in the world; why the Pluto planet debate just won’t go away; and how much time it takes to grow giant, prize-worthy pumpkins. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley…
Adult Bedtime Benefits, Cerberin Toxin, and A Word to Convince Others You’re Not A Robot
Oct 17, 2018 • 7 min
Learn about why regular bedtimes aren’t just for kids; a toxin in the pong pong seeds of the Cerbera odollam tree that’s been called the perfect murder weapon; and the best word you can say to convince people you’re not a robot. In this podcast, Cody…
Moonmoons, Why You Get Sick When Seasons Change, and a Quiz Measuring Forgiveness
Oct 16, 2018 • 7 min
Learn how moons can have their own moons called moonmoons; how to tell whether you’re a forgiving person; and why you get sick when the seasons change. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help…
Your Exposome Germ Cloud, The Tree That Owns Itself, and Bosses Don’t Encourage Curiosity
Oct 15, 2018 • 8 min
Learn about your exposome, the friendly cloud of germs that surrounds you; why bosses don’t encourage curiosity as much as they think they do (and what that’s a bad thing); and the aptly named Tree That Owns Itself in Athens, Georgia. In this podcast,…
Where Online Lingo Comes From, How to Reinforce Good Habits, Gym Class Fallout, and Why Glue Doesn’t Stick to the Bottle
Oct 14, 2018 • 10 min
Learn about a massive Twitter analysis that shows where your favorite online lingo came from; how to reinforce good habits with temptation bundling; how gym class when you were a kid might affect your exercise habits today; and why glue doesn’t stick to…
2018 Ig Nobel Prizes, Flu Shots Don’t Make You Sick, and Setting Broad Goals for Longer Happiness
Oct 12, 2018 • 8 min
Learn about why the flu shot will not give you the flu; how you can set the right goals to make happiness can last longer; and the hilarious winners of the 2018 Ig Nobel Prizes. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories…
Time May Be Slowing Down, You Leave Good First Impressions, and Ouija Board Origins
Oct 11, 2018 • 9 min
Learn about why some physicists think time may be slowing down, and how it might eventually stop; new research that says you make a better first impression than you might think; and the true origin story of the Ouija board. In this podcast, Cody Gough and…
Why Aliens May Be Under Ice, Transnistria, and How Exclamation Points Stress People Out
Oct 10, 2018 • 8 min
Learn about how punctuation and exclamation points are stressing people out; why ice might be stopping us from discovering an alien civilization; and Transnistria: a country that doesn’t exist! In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the…
Measuring Your FOMO, Tashirojima “Cat Island,” and the Man Who Put His Head Inside A Particle Accelerator (and Survived!)
Oct 9, 2018 • 8 min
Learn about the real effects of FOMO, and how you can measure your fear of missing out; the story of Anatoli Bugorski, a Russian scientist who put his head inside a particle accelerator and survived; and the Japanese “Cat Island” of Tashirojima, where…
Schrödinger’s Second Cat, Asymmetric Insight, and Why You Should Study How You Study
Oct 8, 2018 • 8 min
Learn about a version of Schrödinger’s cat that might break quantum physics; a study hack that makes you think about how you study; and why you’re not as mysterious as you think you are, thanks to a cognitive bias called asymmetric insight. In this…
Nuclear Pasta, Belly Button Science, How Lighting Affects Learning and Memory, and the Worst Diet Fads Ever
Oct 7, 2018 • 10 min
Learn how the wrong lighting can make you less productive, and why “nuclear pasta” might be the strongest material in the universe. We’ll also dispel some myths about the worst diet fads in history, and answer a listener question about why there are…
3-Step Fear Control Method, Quantum Physics Changing the Past, and Red Meat Allergies from Tick Bites
Oct 5, 2018 • 8 min
Learn about a quantum physics quirk that might mean you can change the past; how a bite from a lone star tick could make you allergic to red meat; and a fear researcher’s three-step RIA method you can use to control your fears. In this podcast, Cody Gough…
First Moon Beyond Our Solar System Discovery, Jacuzzi of Despair, and The Winner Effect
Oct 4, 2018 • 8 min
Learn about how astronomers may have just discovered the first moon beyond our solar system; why the “jacuzzi of despair” kills everything that enters it; and why the winner effect says one win leads to even more wins. In this podcast, Cody Gough and…
A New World Beyond Pluto, Neuroscience’s Take on Free Will, and Blue Zones Where People Live Longer
Oct 3, 2018 • 7 min
Learn about a world beyond Pluto nicknamed “The Goblin” that astronomers just discovered; what neuroscience says about whether humans have free will; and “Blue Zones” where people live longer. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the…
Plants That Light Up When Attacked, A 5-Minute Trick for Falling Asleep, and The Creepy Carleton Villa
Oct 2, 2018 • 9 min
Learn about why scientists made a plant that lights up when it’s attacked; the history of what might be the creepiest house in the United States; and a 5-minute trick to help you fall asleep faster. Plus: hear Cody and Ashley react to Curiosity Daily…
Flu Shot Timing, Space Experiment Requirements, and Relationship Deal Breakers, According to Research
Oct 1, 2018 • 8 min
Learn CASIS’ criteria for getting approval for a science experiment in space; when is the right time to get your flu shot; and the top 10 relationship deal breakers, according to research. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following…
Microwaveable Metals, Athlete Nature vs. Nurture, The House On The Rock, and Supernova-Skipping Stars
Sep 30, 2018 • 10 min
Learn about what we discovered when astronomers watched a star turn directly into a black hole; new science into how much your genes determine your athleticism; why some materials shouldn’t go in the microwave; and one of the strangest places in the…
Hank Green Talks About His Writing Process and His Debut Novel, “An Absolutely Remarkable Thing”
Sep 29, 2018 • 9 min
Renowned science communicator, entrepreneur, and author Hank Green discusses his debut novel, “An Absolutely Remarkable Thing.” In this special episode of Curiosity Daily, he talks about his writing process, how he approached writing a novel from the…
How Adderall Hurts Studying, 3 Gym Class Mistakes, and How Much Coffee You Should Drink
Sep 28, 2018 • 9 min
Learn why you should think twice before using Adderall as a study tool; 3 things gym class got wrong; and the healthiest number of cups of coffee to drink per day, according to a huge umbrella review. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss…
5-Minute Hack to Beat Procrastination, Spider Benefits and Dangers, and Philosophical Disciplines
Sep 27, 2018 • 8 min
Learn a 5-minute hack for beating procrastination from Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom; why spiders are good for your home, and the most humane way to get rid of them; and a primer on a few philosophical disciplines to get you started in the world of…
Gardening with Martian Soil, How to Stop Overspending, and a Technique for Remembering Things
Sep 26, 2018 • 8 min
Learn how you can grow a garden in “regolith” Martian soil; how to stop spending too much money on frivolous purchases; and a memory technique you can use to remember pretty much everything. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the…
First All-Female North Pole Expedition, Humans on the Food Chain, and How to Measure Your Meaning in Life
Sep 25, 2018 • 9 min
Learn about the world’s first all-female expedition to the North Pole; where humans rank on the food chain; and why you should take a science-backed quiz to help you measure your meaning in life. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the…
How to Stop Procrastinating, Astronauts Seeing Cosmic Rays, and What Causes That Fresh Rain Smell
Sep 24, 2018 • 8 min
Learn what causes that fresh rain smell; how astronauts can actually see cosmic rays; and a trick you can use to stop procrastinating called the “frog rule.” In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to…
Sleep vs. Exercise, Milky Way Pictures, Military Method for Sleeping Anywhere, and Voice Recording Science (w/ Matthan Ring Black)
Sep 23, 2018 • 10 min
Learn which is more important, sleep or exercise; why you’ve never seen a picture of the whole Milky Way; a trick for falling asleep any time, anywhere, with a military-tested trick; and why your voice sounds different when you hear a recording of…
Hangover Impairment, Moon Landings in the 1600s, and Harmful Effects of 24/7 Workplaces
Sep 21, 2018 • 8 min
Learn about the impact of keeping employees available 24/7; a theologian who made plans to go to the moon in the 1600s; and new research into how being hungover can be just as dangerous as being drunk. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss…
Why There Are Monkeys If We Evolved From Them (w/ Natalia Reagan), Adult Chickenpox, and Disaster Survival Traits
Sep 20, 2018 • 7 min
Learn what personality traits it takes to survive a disaster, and why chickenpox is so much worse for adults. Plus, special guest Natalia Reagan answers the question: if we evolved from monkeys, then why are there still monkeys? In this podcast, Cody…
SpaceX’s First Private Passenger in Space, Running Myths Busted, and Bright-Line Rule Goal Setting
Sep 19, 2018 • 8 min
Learn about the first private passenger going to space, thanks to SpaceX; a trick for setting goals that you can actually stick to; and myths about running that we’ll bust so you can run with some peace of mind. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley…
Why You Should Talk to Strangers, How to Find Your Strengths, and Words with Most Definitions
Sep 18, 2018 • 8 min
Learn about why you probably like talking to strangers more than you think (and why you should do it more often); how to discover your personal strengths; and the words with the most definitions in the English language, according to The Guinness Book of…
Doctors Beat AI with Swarm Intelligence (w/ Dr. Louis Rosenberg, Unanimous AI CEO); Plus, Hurricane Prediction Technology
Sep 17, 2018 • 8 min
Learn how technology is helping us get smarter when it comes to hurricane predictions. Then, Dr. Louis Rosenberg, CEO of Unanimous AI, explains how doctors were able to outsmart cutting-edge artificial intelligence by using swarm intelligence to combine…
Pretzel History, How Earth Got Its Water, Runner’s High Origins, and Words Named After People
Sep 16, 2018 • 9 min
Learn about where the water on Earth might have come from; the surprising history of the pretzel, including the monk who invented it; words you probably didn’t know are named after people; and where “runner’s high” comes from, and whether it’s genetic.…
Pavlov’s Dog Myths, Three Types of Perfectionism, and What The Universe Is Expanding Into
Sep 14, 2018 • 8 min
Learn about Ivan Pavlov’s dogs, and why you might not know them as well as you thought. Then, learn about the three types of perfectionism that are ruining your life. Plus: if the universe is expanding, then what is it expanding into? In this podcast,…
String Theory Primer, Night Owl and Morning Person Science, and All-Nighter Study Habits
Sep 13, 2018 • 8 min
Learn what makes someone a night owl or a morning person; get a quick primer on on string theory; and discover whether you should pull an all-nighter studying for a test. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from…
Saturn’s Hexagon Hurricane, Planned Obsolescence, and Kaizen for Continuous Improvement
Sep 12, 2018 • 8 min
Learn about a hexagon-shaped hurricane on Saturn; a Japanese philosophy of continuous improvement; and why products are only built to last for a few years. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to…
Odd Historical Overlaps, Closed Doors Save Lives, and Vacation Time Helps A Company’s Bottom Line
Sep 11, 2018 • 9 min
Learn about some surprising overlaps in time that’ll make you question your history skills; why keeping your bedroom door closed could save your life; and why vacation time is good for a company’s bottom line. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer…
Empathy-Teaching Video Games, Chile Pepper Origins, and A Simple Word Swap to Take Control
Sep 10, 2018 • 8 min
Learn about how scientists used video games to teach children empathy; a simple word swap that can help you keep your commitments in check; and an institute in New Mexico where all your favorite chiles came from. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley…
Contagious Yawning, Conformal Cyclic Cosmology, Exercising for Mental Health, and Why Glitches Are “Bugs”
Sep 9, 2018 • 10 min
Learn about a controversial theory that says our universe is one of many previous universes; why we call computer glitches “bugs”; and the largest study ever showing how much exercise you need to boost your mental health. We’ll also answer the question:…
What Would Happen if You Stopped Time, Secret Room of Mount Rushmore, and Dialect Benefits
Sep 7, 2018 • 8 min
Learn what would happen if you could stop time; why speaking multiple dialects of the same language is good for your brain; and why there’s a secret room behind Mount Rushmore. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories…
Lost National Museum of Brazil Artifacts, Swimming After You Eat, and Weird U.S. State Laws
Sep 6, 2018 • 7 min
Learn about what we lost in the blaze that destroyed the National Museum of Brazil; the myth that it’s dangerous to go swimming right after you eat; and some of the weirdest laws in U.S. states. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the…
NASA’s Voyager Golden Records, Why Cats Love Boxes, and Bacteria Hot Spots in Your Office
Sep 5, 2018 • 8 min
Learn about the golden records NASA launched into space with their Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 probes; the 5 most bacteria-ridden spots in your office; and why cats love boxes, according to science. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the…
Multitasking Is Impossible, How A Flat Earth Would Even Work, and Nearly Every Country’s Name Origin
Sep 4, 2018 • 8 min
Learn how a flat Earth would even work; why multitasking is impossible, and what you should do instead; and the four things that nearly every country on Earth is named after. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from…
What Came Before the Big Bang, Diner Designs, and The Ancient Greek Crocodile Paradox
Sep 3, 2018 • 7 min
Learn about why classic diners are shaped like train cars; what came before the Big Bang; and the crocodile paradox, an unsolvable dilemma dating back to ancient Greece. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from…
Infidelity Predictors, Buzz Aldrin’s Moon Mementos, Running May Be Good for Your Knees, and Hand/Eye Dominance
Sep 2, 2018 • 10 min
Learn about left and right hand and eye dominance, and how they’re related; why running might actually be good for your knees; why Buzz Aldrin claimed 33 dollars in travel expenses for his trip to the moon; and two traits that determine how whether you’re…
How Long to Date Before Marriage, The NSF 2026 Idea Machine, and Why Buses Cluster
Aug 31, 2018 • 7 min
Learn why late buses cluster in threes, and which one you should choose; how you could get funding from the National Science Foundation for your big idea; and how long you should date someone before getting married, according to research. In this podcast,…
Microvacations, Why Sand Matters and Why We’re Running Out of It (w/ Vince Beiser), and Savings Plan Tricks
Aug 30, 2018 • 7 min
Learn how to stay sane at work by taking a microvacation; an easy trick for building the best savings plan; and why sand is one of the most important materials in human civilization — and why we’re running out of it. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley…
Neural Networks, Why You Get Brain Freeze, and A Science-Based Trick for Learning a New Language
Aug 29, 2018 • 8 min
Learn about why you get brain freeze, just how advanced neural networks are these days, and a science-backed trick for learning a new language. In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get…
How to Get Over Burnout, Darkness is Faster than Light, and How Much Communication is Nonverbal
Aug 28, 2018 • 8 min
How much of communication really is nonverbal? Why is darkness faster than the speed of light? How can you tell if you’re burned out — and how do you recover? In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to…
Marilyn Monroe Murder Conspiracy, Using Monday to Achieve Your Goals, and Good and Bad Bacteria Don’t Exist
Aug 27, 2018 • 7 min
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: It’s Easier to Achieve Your Goals When You Start on a Monday There’s No Such Thing as Good…
Fantasy Stock League, Redhead Pain Tolerance (w/ Natalia Reagan), and the Darkest Town in America
Aug 26, 2018 • 9 min
Hosts Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss a story about the darkest town in America (when it’s not hosting Burning Man), then learn about how redheads experience pain differently (with some help from Natalia Reagan), to help you get smarter and learn…
Burning Calories without Exercise, Amelia Earhart’s Last Words, and Bob Dylan and David Bowie’s Writing Technique
Aug 24, 2018 • 7 min
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: NEAT Is How Your Body Burns Calories Without Exercise A 15-Year-Old Girl Heard Amelia…
Science of Stretching (w/ Get-Fit Guy), Tourette Syndrome Myths, and 3 Ways to Boost Emotional Intelligence
Aug 23, 2018 • 10 min
In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com — and learn about the science of stretching from Get-Fit Guy of Quick and Dirty Tips — to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: The…
Alaskan Triangle, Viking Interactions with Muslims, and Music Lessons Improve Language Skills
Aug 22, 2018 • 8 min
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: Music Lessons Will Improve Your Language Skills Thousands of People Have Mysteriously…
Book Towns, Chlorine Trifluoride, and Why You Shouldn’t Take Your Phone Out in Class
Aug 21, 2018 • 8 min
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: SKILLSHARE: Two months of unlimited access to more than 20 thousand classes for just 99…
Mosquitoes’ Favorite Blood Types, How Junk Food Resembles Drugs, and Jeff Bezos’ Keys to Business Success
Aug 20, 2018 • 8 min
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: A New Study Shows the Scary Similarities Between Junk Food and Drugs These Are the 5 Keys…
Your Brain Doesn’t Want You to Lose Weight, The Moon Museum, Life Lessons from Runner Karl Meltzer, and Wolves Don’t Howl at the Moon
Aug 19, 2018 • 9 min
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: Your Weight Has a “Set Point” That Your Brain Thinks Is Best The Most Exclusive Museum in…
Massive Ocean Beneath Earth’s Surface, Road Trip Game History, and Memory-Boosting Reading Technique
Aug 17, 2018 • 7 min
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: There May Be a Massive Ocean Beneath the Earth’s Surface Road Trip Games Have a History…
The Temin Effect Power of Hobbies, Immortality with Quantum Suicide, and Does Meditation Kill Motivation?
Aug 16, 2018 • 7 min
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: In the Quantum Suicide Thought Experiment, You Never Die To Boost Your Performance at…
Sunless Tanners, The Most Poisonous Plant on Earth, and How Steve Jobs Faked the First iPhone
Aug 15, 2018 • 8 min
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: What’s Safer: Artificial Tanner or Sunbathing? The Deadly “Palm of Christ” Is Considered…
Your Brain on Binge Watching, Talking Monkeys, and What Happens When You’re an Only Child
Aug 14, 2018 • 8 min
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: Weird Things Happen to Your Brain When You Binge-Watch a Show Biologists Discovered What a…
Relationship Attachment Styles, Why Flamingo Beaks Look Weird, and Finding Life’s Purpose with Ikigai
Aug 13, 2018 • 8 min
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: LINKEDIN: Get $50 off your first job post. Terms and conditions apply. Take the Close…
How to Change Your Habits, Almond and Soy Milk vs. Juices, and the Rio Scale for Alien News
Aug 12, 2018 • 9 min
In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com (along with some outside research into a listener question) to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: Please Visit Our Sponsor:…
Managing Energy Instead of Time, Psychopath Music Playlists, and “Traditional” 1950s Marriage Myths (w/ Dr. Eli Finkel)
Aug 10, 2018 • 9 min
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! In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley…
Antimatter 101 (w/ Everyday Einstein), How to Avoid Bed Bugs, and Uberman Sleep Cycle
Aug 9, 2018 • 8 min
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! In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley…
The Butterfly Effect Is Why We Can’t Predict Weather, How to Cry at Work, and Eggcorns
Aug 8, 2018 • 7 min
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: The Butterfly Effect Is Why It’s Impossible to Predict the Weather Here’s How Scientists…
Tongue Muscles, Marcus Aurelius’ Motivational Advice, and the World’s Shortest IQ Test
Aug 7, 2018 • 9 min
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: SKILLSHARE: Two months of unlimited access to more than 20 thousand classes for just 99…
Your Earliest Memories May Be Fake, What Makes a Good Boss, and a 1990s Space Billboard
Aug 6, 2018 • 8 min
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: There’s a Good Chance Your Earliest Memories Are Fake A Marketing Company in the 1990s…
The Healthiest Diet (w/ Michael Greger), Space Volcanoes, Freemasons, and Device-Free Quiet Time
Aug 5, 2018 • 10 min
In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com — and talk to Dr. Michael Greger, internationally-renowned nutrition expert, physician, and founder of NutritionFacts.org — to help you get smarter and learn…
Thank-You Card Science, Sensory Speed Dating, and New UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Aug 3, 2018 • 7 min
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: You Can Get to Know Someone Through All Your Senses at Sensory Speed Dating People…
Why You’re Tired After Work, Air Travel Question Answers, and a Quadrillion Tons of Diamonds
Aug 2, 2018 • 6 min
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: More Than a Quadrillion Tons of Diamonds Might Be Hiding Deep Underground There’s a…
Ways Black Holes Can Kill You (w/ Katie Mack), Rituals to Improve Self-Control, and Ice Cream Types
Aug 1, 2018 • 8 min
In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com — and talk to astrophysicist Katie Mack about black holes — to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: Performing Meaningless Rituals…
Epileptic Seizure Triggers, Fact vs. Hypothesis vs. Theory vs. Law, and Proust Questionnaire
Jul 31, 2018 • 8 min
Today is the LAST DAY to vote in the 2018 Podcast Awards!Please help our show by nominating Curiosity Daily in the categories of People’s Choice, Education, and Science & Medicine. Just register at the link and select Curiosity Daily from each category’s…
A Real Hangover Cure, UFOs from Ancient History, and a Hermit’s Cold River City: Population 1
Jul 30, 2018 • 8 min
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: This Medical Breakthrough Might Be a Real-Life Hangover Cure People Have Been Seeing…
Odds of Dying (w/ Ken Kolosh), Reactance, Credit Card Psychology, And Best Biking Cities
Jul 29, 2018 • 10 min
In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com — and discuss injury odds with the National Safety Council’s Ken Kolosh, manager of statistics — to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few…
Real vs. Fake Laughter Test, Little-Know Perfectionist Signs, and Scientific Field Expeditions
Jul 27, 2018 • 8 min
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: Can You Tell Fake Laughter from Real Laughter? 6 Little-Known Signs You Might Be a…
Water Detected on Mars, A Lost Arizona Goldmine, and Zeigarnik Effect Memory Sharpening
Jul 26, 2018 • 7 min
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: We May Have Detected Liquid Water on Mars. How Wet Is the Red Planet? There May Be a…
Mental Trick to Enjoy Running, Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century, and Perceptual Creep
Jul 25, 2018 • 8 min
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: The Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century is Happening in Two Days Perceptual Creep Makes…
ASMR Video Health Benefits, Moonquakes, and Holding Hands to Relieve Pain
Jul 24, 2018 • 8 min
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: SKILLSHARE: Two months of unlimited access to more than 20 thousand classes for just 99…
NASA’s Sun Probe, Waking Up on the Wrong Side of the Bed, and Tongue Rolling Isn’t Genetic
Jul 23, 2018 • 8 min
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: NASA Is Sending a Probe to the Sun. Here’s How They Keep It From Melting Waking Up on the…
Dark Matter, Spite Houses, Digits of Pi Needed, and Measuring Your Passion and Perseverance
Jul 22, 2018 • 9 min
In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com — and talk to theoretical astrophysicist Katie Mack about dark matter — to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: How Many Digits of…
What Defines Fruits and Veggies, Why Open Offices Are Bad, and Moon Landing Anniversary
Jul 20, 2018 • 8 min
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: There’s a Scientific Reason Open Offices Are So Quiet, and It’s Not Good The First Men on…
Is Water Wet? Plus: Neutron Star Weight and A Trick to Keep Experiences Feeling Fresh and New
Jul 19, 2018 • 8 min
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: This Simple Trick Keeps All Your Favorite Experiences Feeling Fresh and New If You Drop a…
12 Jupiter Moons Discovery, Don’t Drink Post-Workout, and Elon Musk’s Job Interview Question
Jul 18, 2018 • 7 min
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: 12 New Moons of Jupiter Have Just Been Discovered Here’s Why You Should Rethink That…
Brettanomyces, Removing Memories with Hypnosis, and the Emotion Regulation Questionnaire
Jul 17, 2018 • 7 min
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: This Beer Is Made With a Wine-Spoiling Yeast — And It’s Delicious Teaching Yourself The…
Why You Should Stop Playing Hard to Get, Why You Need Goggles, and Alzheimer’s Diagnosis
Jul 16, 2018 • 8 min
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: LINKEDIN: Get $50 off your first job post. Terms and conditions apply. Why Do You Need…
The Universe in Consciousness (w/ Bernardo Kastrup), Intrusive Thoughts, Phones Ruin Drivers, and Baader-Meinhof
Jul 15, 2018 • 10 min
In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com — with some help from scientist, computer engineer, and philosophy writer Bernardo Kastrup — to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few…
Why You Should Face Your Fears, Rekindling Romance with Cute Animals, and Naming Black Holes
Jul 13, 2018 • 7 min
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: BACKBLAZE: Fully featured 15-day free trial of unlimited cloud backup for your Mac or PC,…
Helicopter Parenting Damage, What Doing Chores Says About You, and Ketchup History
Jul 12, 2018 • 7 min
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: What Doing a Lot of Chores Says About Your Personality The Weird History of Ketchup You’ve…
Supermoon Science, How to Find Your Passion, and Universes Inside Black Holes
Jul 11, 2018 • 7 min
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: BACKBLAZE: Fully featured 15-day free trial of unlimited cloud backup for your Mac or PC,…
Living In A Computer Simulation, Billionaire Success Trick, and Phones Saving the Rainforest
Jul 10, 2018 • 7 min
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: SKILLSHARE: Two months of unlimited access to more than 20 thousand classes for just 99…
High Heels Were Originally Meant for Men, Persuasive Magic Words, and Ancient Graffiti
Jul 9, 2018 • 8 min
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: High Heels Were Originally Meant for Men Taikhar Chuluu Is a Mongolian Landmark Featuring…
SETI on How We Search for Aliens (w/ Seth Shostak), Facts Don’t Win Arguments, Self-Control, and The Red Baron
Jul 8, 2018 • 10 min
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: Self-Control Isn’t Always Good for You The Red Baron Was a Real Person Who Absolutely Tore…
You’re A Different Person in the Morning, Eye Contact Altering Consciousness, and Racing Against Cheese
Jul 6, 2018 • 8 min
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: Every Year, People in this English Town Risk Life and Limb to Chase a Wheel of Cheese…
Why Fake News Spreads, Positive Lightning, and the Habitable Trinity
Jul 5, 2018 • 8 min
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: For a Planet to Sustain Life, It Needs the Habitable Trinity Negative Lightning Is More…
Saving Dogs from Fireworks, Benjamin Franklin’s Productivity Schedule, and Supportive Texting
Jul 4, 2018 • 7 min
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: Want to Send a Supportive Text? Science Says You Should Play It Cool Benjamin Franklin’s…
Belief Superiority, Why Days Are Getting Longer, and Mr. Rogers’ Checklist
Jul 2, 2018 • 7 min
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: BACKBLAZE: Fully featured 15-day free trial of unlimited cloud backup for your Mac or PC,…
Impostor Syndrome, Moon Landing Photos Explained, and Things You’re Cleaning Too Often
Jul 2, 2018 • 7 min
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: Why Aren’t There Stars in the Moon Landing Photos? 6 Things You’re Probably Cleaning Too…
Sunday Edition: How to Get Over a Breakup, Why Cockroaches Exist, Vestigial Traits, and the Lombard Effect
Jul 1, 2018 • 10 min
In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com — plus, talk to Dr. Gwen Pearson, the education and outreach coordinator for Purdue University’s department of entomology — to help you get smarter and learn…
How to Remove Pesticides from Produce, the Misattribution of Arousal, and Laihana Noon
Jun 29, 2018 • 8 min
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: Laihana Noon Is the Bizarre Time of Year When Shadows Disappear The Best Ways to Remove…
Space Elevator Science, “HALT” Impulse Control Method, and the 6 Types of Disgust
Jun 28, 2018 • 8 min
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: The Coldest Volcano in the World Erupts Black Lava (Follow-up from this episode) There Are…
Mars Opportunity Rover Update, Sunscreen SPF Meanings, Turning Carbon Dioxide into Fuel
Jun 27, 2018 • 7 min
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: Why Hasn’t the Mars Opportunity Rover Called Home? Mars Rovers Spirit and Oppy on Twitter…
Black Hole Alternatives, Literally Immortal Jellyfish Secrets, and The Best Way to Argue
Jun 26, 2018 • 8 min
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: A Literally Immortal Jellyfish Could Teach Scientists How to Live Forever This Is the Best…
NASA’s Cryosleep Chambers, Your Brain on Puns, and Why Red Delicious Apples Exist
Jun 25, 2018 • 7 min
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: NASA Is Working on Cryosleep Chambers for Astronauts “Getting” Puns Means Both Sides of…
Sunday Edition: How Marriage Changes You, New Dinosaur Discoveries, and Empathy Quirks
Jun 24, 2018 • 10 min
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: We Discover a New Dinosaur Species Every Week Having Been In Someone’s Shoes Makes You…
A Trick for Avoiding Regrets, 3D-Printing Your Brain, and a Medieval Security Alarm
Jun 22, 2018 • 7 min
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: A 3D-Printed Model of Your Own Brain Could Be Coming Soon Hear the Medieval Alarm That…
Psychopathic AI, Glowing Civil War Soldiers, and Black Lava
Jun 21, 2018 • 7 min
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: The Coldest Volcano in the World Erupts Black Lava How a Few Lucky Civil War Soldiers…
The US Government’s Science Knowledge Quiz, Facebook’s Brain Effects, and Manufactured British Accents
Jun 20, 2018 • 8 min
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: Here’s What a 5-Day Break From Facebook Will Do for Your Brain Can You Answer the 10…
Tips to Win an Argument, How to Wash Your Hands, and Summer Blockbuster Origins
Jun 19, 2018 • 8 min
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: SKILLSHARE: Two months of unlimited access to more than 20 thousand classes for just 99…
How to Stop Overspending, World Population Growth, and Big 5 Personality Traits
Jun 18, 2018 • 8 min
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: LINKEDIN: Get $50 off your first job post. Terms and conditions apply. This Simple Money…
Sunday Edition: Famous LGBT Scientists; How to Catch Up on Sleep; Faces Aren’t Emotions
Jun 17, 2018 • 9 min
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: Facial Expressions Don’t Express Emotions 5 LGBT Scientists That Changed the World Can You…
Best Guard Dog Breeds, Why Water in Your Nose Hurts, and How to Use Online Reviews
Jun 15, 2018 • 7 min
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: You Probably Use Online Reviews Wrong These Are the Best Guard Dog Breeds, According to…
How to Form New Habits, Leg Day Helps Brain Health, and a Government Study on Warp Drive
Jun 14, 2018 • 8 min
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: THRIVE MARKET: Get an extra 25% off your first order along with a free 30-day trial 40% Of…
Seeing Opinions as Facts, Bird-Killing Pisonia Trees, and How Much the Tooth Fairy Pays
Jun 13, 2018 • 7 min
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: Your Brain Involuntarily Sees Opinions You Agree With as Facts The Stroop Effect Is A…
Why Time Feels Faster, Sleeping Twice a Day, and Laos’ Massive Stone Jars
Jun 12, 2018 • 8 min
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: Massive Stone Jars in the Highlands of Laos Are Shrouded in Mystery Curiosity Travel on…
When to Kill Spiders, How to Exercise when Depressed, and Strange Food Origins
Jun 11, 2018 • 8 min
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: Should You or Shouldn’t You Kill Spiders in Your Home? Everyday Foods and Drinks with…
Sunday Edition: The Cutest Kind of Puppy, Rural Happiness, and the Science of “Thank You”
Jun 10, 2018 • 10 min
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: People Around the World Hardly Ever Say “Thank You” and That’s Good News Science Has…
Male and Female Brain Differences, a Self-Esteem Quiz, and Words that Make You Say “Um”
Jun 8, 2018 • 8 min
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: What’s the difference between male and female brains? These Are the Words That Make You…
Your Memory on Social Media, Best Workouts, and Why Grocery Stores Sell Bread in Paper
Jun 7, 2018 • 8 min
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: 5 of the Best Workouts to Help You Get Into Exercise, According to Harvard Doctors Many Of…
Plastic vs. Wood Cutting Boards, What Water Tastes Like, and Predicting Others’ Behavior
Jun 6, 2018 • 8 min
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: BACKBLAZE: Fully featured 15-day free trial of unlimited cloud backup for your Mac or PC,…
Gluten-Free Labels, the FBI’s Most Viewed File, and the Strange Reasons for Pilot Voice, Newscaster Voice, and Poet Voice
Jun 5, 2018 • 8 min
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: SKILLSHARE SPECIAL OFFER: Two months of unlimited access to more than 20 thousand classes…
Is It Bad to Sleep with Your Dog, Insights from Living Abroad, and New Migraine Science
Jun 4, 2018 • 7 min
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: Living Abroad Is the Best Way to Get to Know Yourself Migraines May Be a Side Effect of a…
Sunday Edition: How to Wash Your Dishes, British vs. American English, the CSI Effect, and Swedish Lemon Angels
Jun 3, 2018 • 9 min
In this Sunday Edition of the Curiosity Daily, 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: The Hidden Differences Between American and British English…
Curiosity Daily: American Spending Habits, Reversed Organs, and the Sci-Fi Predictions of “Star Maker”
Jun 1, 2018 • 8 min
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: THRIVE MARKET: Get an extra 25% off your first order along with a free 30-day trial Here’s…
Curiosity Daily: Ongoing Science Debates, Emergency Fund Planning, and Placebo DNA
May 31, 2018 • 8 min
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: Your DNA Could Determine How Easily You’re Fooled By Placebos What’s the Emergency Fund…
Curiosity Daily: Perks of Procrastination, Volcano Dwellers, and the Difference Between Club Soda and Sparkling Waters
May 30, 2018 • 8 min
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: Why Do People Live Near Active Volcanoes? The Difference Between Club Soda, Seltzer,…
Curiosity Daily: The Deep Web, Biggest Regrets, and a Mount Everest Misconception
May 29, 2018 • 8 min
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: BACKBLAZE: Fully featured 15-day free trial of unlimited cloud backup for your Mac or PC,…
Curiosity Daily: Personality-Predicting Eye Movements, a Mysterious Battery, and “English As She Is Spoke”
May 28, 2018 • 8 min
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: The Way Your Eyes Move Can Predict Your Personality This Hilarious English Phrasebook Has…
Curiosity Daily: Noise-Canceling Windows, Knuckle Cracking, and Closer Parent-Child Bonding
May 25, 2018 • 7 min
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: For a Closer Parent-Child Bond, Listen to Music Together Noise-Canceling Windows Could…
Curiosity Daily: Tree Heartbeats, Morse Code, and the Silurian Hypothesis of Ancient Earth
May 24, 2018 • 8 min
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: Trees May Have a “Heartbeat” If It Weren’t For Samuel Morse’s Grief, Long-Distance…
Curiosity Daily: Local Honey Myths, NASA to the Moon, and a Bisexual 17th-Century Operatic Swordfighter
May 23, 2018 • 6 min
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: Why is NASA Going Back to the Moon Before Heading to Mars? Julie d’Aubigny Was A Bisexual…
Curiosity Daily: Daily Reading Benefits, Chicken Church, and Machine Learning to Predict Chaos
May 22, 2018 • 7 min
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: Reading Daily Can Actually Add a Year to Your Life Here’s How Scientists Are Using Machine…
The Curiosity Podcast Wraps Up with Yoga, Volcanoes, and Meditation
May 22, 2018 • 41 min
Learn from some of our favorite expert guests about yoga, volcanoes, meditation, and more on this special episode of the Curiosity Podcast. You’ll hear from accomplished authors and academics from past episodes, in addition to a special guest you’ve never…
Curiosity Daily: Money-Earning Personality Traits, Why You Should Sleep in a Cold Bedroom, and Giant Sloths
May 21, 2018 • 6 min
In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you learn something new in just a few minutes: This Unpleasant Personality Trait May Earn You More Money This Is Why You Should Sleep in a Cold Bedroom…
Curiosity Daily: Why Cities Have Squirrels, How Psychopath Brains Are Different, and a Holographic Brain Device
May 18, 2018 • 8 min
In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you learn something new in just a few minutes: This Is One Way Psychopath Brains Are Different, According to a Harvard Study Scientists Created a…
Curiosity Daily: A Conscious Universe, Bats Working at Libraries, and Coffee with Co-Workers
May 17, 2018 • 7 min
In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you learn something new in just a few minutes: Is the Universe Conscious of Itself? These Baroque Portuguese Libraries Employ Bats for a Very Important…
Curiosity Daily: Project Blue Book, Cooking Hacks Using Chemistry, and “Sea Nomads”
May 16, 2018 • 7 min
In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you learn something new in just a few minutes: These “Sea Nomads” Have Supersized Spleens for Diving Project Blue Book Was the US Government’s Official…
Curiosity Daily: Daddy Longlegs Myths, Dyson Spheres, and Benefits of Exercising with a Partner
May 15, 2018 • 7 min
In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you learn something new in just a few minutes: True or False? The Daddy Longlegs is Poisonous, But Its Fangs Are Too Small to Bite You Advanced Alien…
The Science of Swearing and What it Says About Our Values
May 15, 2018 • 44 min
Kids get grounded for swearing, and bad words are banned from television… but why is that the case if most adults swear anyway? Linguist and cognitive scientist Benjamin K. Bergen says that swearing can be funny, cathartic, and even useful! In this…