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Nov 05, 2020

A Brain-Training Task to Reduce Motion Sickness

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Learn about a simple brain-training task that may reduce motion sickness, what parasites found in medieval human remains can tell us about eradicating them today, and the two main reasons why everything takes longer than you think it will.

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A Simple Brain-Training Task May Reduce Motion Sickness by Kelsey Donk
You can train your brain to reduce motion sickness. (2020). Warwick.Ac.Uk. https://warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/you_can_train 
Smyth, J., Jennings, P., Bennett, P., & Birrell, S. (2021). A novel method for reducing motion sickness susceptibility through training visuospatial ability – A two-part study. Applied Ergonomics, 90, 103264. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2020.103264 

Parasitic Worms Found in Medieval Human Remains May Hold the Secret for Eradicating Them Today by Cameron Duke
Flammer, P. G., Ryan, H., Preston, S. G., Warren, S., Přichystalová, R., Weiss, R., Palmowski, V., Boschert, S., Fellgiebel, K., Jasch-Boley, I., Kairies, M.-S., Rümmele, E., Rieger, D., Schmid, B., Reeves, B., Nicholson, R., Loe, L., Guy, C., Waldron, T., … Smith, A. L. (2020). Epidemiological insights from a large-scale investigation of intestinal helminths in Medieval Europe. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 14(8), e0008600. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0008600
Parasitic worms found in medieval human remains hold secret for eradicating them today. (2020, September). Science | AAAS. https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/09/parasitic-worms-found-medieval-human-remains-hold-secret-eradicating-them-today
Intestinal worms. (2016). World Health Organization. https://www.who.int/intestinal_worms/more/en/

The 2 Main Reasons Why Everything Takes Longer Than You Think It Will by Anna Todd
Original episode: https://www.curiositydaily.com/why-everything-takes-longer-than-you-think-storm-p/

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Nov 04, 2020

5G Might Impair Weather Forecasts

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Learn about how 5G may impair weather forecasts, and how the first confirmed exoplanet was discovered a lot more recently than you may realize. Plus, science writer John Tierney is back to explore how negativity bias affects our relationships. 

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Additional resources from science writer John Tierney:
Pick up “The Power of Bad: How the Negativity Effect Rules Us and How We Can Rule It” on Amazon
John Tierney on Twitter
John Tierney on the New York Times

5G May Impair Weather Forecasts by Grant Currin
5G wireless may lead to inaccurate weather forecasts. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-09/ru-5wm092320.php 
Yousefvand, M., Wu, Chung-Tse Michael, Wang, R.-Q., Brodie, J., & Mandayam, N. (2020). Modeling the Impact of 5G Leakage on Weather Prediction. ArXiv.Org. https://arxiv.org/abs/2008.13498 
Curiosity Daily episode that featured a 5G explainer: https://www.curiositydaily.com/difference-between-5g-and-4g-networks-w-trace-dominguez-and-self-repairing-batteries/

We Didn’t Officially Confirm the Existence of Exoplanets Until 1992 by Joanie Faletto
Wall, M. (2017, January 9). Exoplanet Anniversary: 1st Alien Worlds Confirmed 25 Years Ago Today. Space.Com; Space. https://www.space.com/35253-exoplanet-discovery-anniversary-25-years.html
Wolszczan, A., & Frail, D. A. (1992). A planetary system around the millisecond pulsar PSR1257 + 12. Nature, 355(6356), 145–147. https://doi.org/10.1038/355145a0 
NASA Exoplanet Archive. (2020). Caltech.Edu. https://exoplanetarchive.ipac.caltech.edu/ 
James Webb Space Telescope. (2019). NASA. https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/webb/main/index.html 
NASA Telescope Reveals Record-Breaking Exoplanet Discovery. (2011). NASA. https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-telescope-reveals-largest-batch-of-earth-size-habitable-zone-planets-around 
NEW Grid | The Arecibo Observatory. (2020). Naic.Edu. http://www.naic.edu/

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Learn about two new neuroscience studies that show why birds are so dang smart. Then science writer John Tierney will talk negativity bias and how you can use it to your own benefit.

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 Two new bird-brain studies show why birds are so smart by Grant Currin
Ackerman, J. (2016). The Genius of Birds. United States: Penguin Publishing Group.
Tracing cerebral cortex evolution. (2018). Max-Planck-Gesellschaft; www.MPG.de. https://www.mpg.de/12027342/molecular-atlas-reptile-brain
‌Suzana Herculano-Houzel. (2020). Birds do have a brain cortex—and think. Science, 369(6511), 1567–1568. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abe0536
‌Stacho, M., Herold, C., Rook, N., Hermann Wagner, Axer, M., Katrin Amunts, & Onur Güntürkün. (2020). A cortex-like canonical circuit in the avian forebrain. Science, 369(6511). https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abc5534
Nieder, A., Lysann Wagener, & Rinnert, P. (2020). A neural correlate of sensory consciousness in a corvid bird. Science, 369(6511), 1626–1629. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abb1447

Additional resources from science writer John Tierney:
Pick up “The Power of Bad: How the Negativity Effect Rules Us and How We Can Rule It” on Amazon
John Tierney on Twitter
John Tierney on the New York Times

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Nov 02, 2020

Can a Selfie Screen You for Heart Disease?

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Learn about whether it’s better to be a big fish in a small pond or a small fish in a big pond, a mysterious, ancient city called Cahokia that’s, weirdly, just outside St. Louis, and how AI might be able to catch heart disease with a selfie.

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Is It Better to Be a Big Fish in a Small Pond or a Small Fish in a Big Pond? By Kelsey Donk
Even When You’re A Member Of An Elite Group, It Can Be Demoralising To Rank Lower Than Your Peers. (2020, September 24). Research Digest; Research Digest. https://digest.bps.org.uk/2020/09/24/even-when-youre-a-member-of-an-elite-group-it-can-be-demoralising-to-rank-lower-than-your-peers/#more-40380 
Zell, E., & Lesick, T. L. (2020). Taking Social Comparison to the Extremes: The Huge-Fish-Tiny-Pond Effect in Self-Evaluations. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 194855062095653. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550620956535 

Cahokia Was the Mysterious, Massive Ancient City in … St. Louis? By Reuben Westmaas
Newitz, A. (2016, December 13). Finding North America’s lost medieval city. Ars Technica; Ars Technica. https://arstechnica.com/science/2016/12/theres-a-1000-year-old-lost-city-beneath-the-st-louis-suburbs/ 
Mound 38 – Monks Mound – Cahokia Mounds. (2015, October 23). Cahokiamounds.Org. https://cahokiamounds.org/mound/mound-38-monks-mound/ 
Woodhenge – Cahokia Mounds, Illinois. (2020). Scienceviews.Com. https://scienceviews.com/indian/woodhenge.html 

AI Might Be Able to Catch Heart Disease with a Selfie by Kelsey Donk
“Selfies” could be used to detect heart disease. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-08/esoc-cb082120.php 
Christoffersen, M., Frikke-Schmidt, R., Schnohr, P., Jensen, G. B., Nordestgaard, B. G., & Tybjærg-Hansen, A. (2014). Visible Age-Related Signs and Risk of Ischemic Heart Disease in the General Population. Circulation, 129(9), 990–998. https://doi.org/10.1161/circulationaha.113.001696 
Lin, S., Li, Z., Fu, B., Chen, S., Li, X., Wang, Y., Wang, X., Lv, B., Xu, B., Song, X., Zhang, Y.-J., Cheng, X., Huang, W., Pu, J., Zhang, Q., Xia, Y., Du, B., Ji, X., & Zheng, Z. (2020). Feasibility of using deep learning to detect coronary artery disease based on facial photo. European Heart Journal. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehaa640 
Schnohr, P., Lange, P., Nyboe, J., Appleyard, M., & Jensen, G. (1995). Gray hair, baldness, and wrinkles in relation to myocardial infarction: The Copenhagen City Heart Study. American Heart Journal, 130(5), 1003–1010. https://doi.org/10.1016/0002-8703(95)90201-5 

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Learn about a new theory for the uncanny valley effect and the Door to Hell, a giant fiery pit that’s been burning since 1971. We’ll also answer a listener question about how drug and alcohol tolerance works.

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There’s a New Theory for the Uncanny Valley Effect by Steffie Drucker
Experiments reveal why human-like robots elicit uncanny feelings. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-09/ehs-erw091020.php
Wang, S., Cheong, Y. F., Dilks, D. D., & Rochat, P. (2020). The Uncanny Valley Phenomenon and the Temporal Dynamics of Face Animacy Perception. Perception, 030100662095261. https://doi.org/10.1177/0301006620952611
 Caballar, R. D. (2019, Nov. 6). What Is the Uncanny Valley? IEEE Spectrum: Technology, Engineering, and Science News. https://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/humanoids/what-is-the-uncanny-valley
Guizzo, E. (2013, Nov. 13). Experts Plunge Into the Uncanny Valley, Celebrate Masahiro Mori. IEEE Spectrum: Technology, Engineering, and Science News. https://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/humanoids/the-uncanny-valley-revisited-a-tribute-to-masahiro-mori

The Door to Hell Is a Giant Fiery Pit That’s Been Burning Since 1971 by Joanie Faletto
Geiling, N. (2014, May 20). This Hellish Desert Pit Has Been On Fire for More Than 40 Years. Smithsonian Magazine; Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/giant-hole-ground-has-been-fire-more-40-years-180951247/ 
Upton, J. (2013, July 31). $100 million worth of natural gas goes up in flames every month in North Dakota. Grist; Grist. https://grist.org/news/100-million-worth-of-natural-gas-goes-up-in-flames-every-month-in-north-dakota/
Things to Do in Darvaza. (2020). Tripadvisor.Com. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g2049541-Activities-Darvaza_Ahal_Province.html 

How does drug/alcohol tolerance work? by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from Danielle)
Mechanisms of tolerance and tachyphylaxis | Deranged Physiology. (2018). Derangedphysiology.Com. https://derangedphysiology.com/main/cicm-primary-exam/required-reading/variability-drug-response/Chapter%20221/mechanisms-tolerance-and-tachyphylaxis 
Nichols, D. E. (2016). Psychedelics. Pharmacological Reviews, 68(2), 264–355. https://doi.org/10.1124/pr.115.011478 
Dumas, E. O., & Pollack, G. M. (2008). Opioid Tolerance Development: A Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Perspective. The AAPS Journal, 10(4). https://doi.org/10.1208/s12248-008-9056-1 
‌Lapham, S. (2010). The Limits of Tolerance: Convicted Alcohol-Impaired Drivers Share Experiences Driving Under the Influence. The Permanente Journal, 14(2). https://doi.org/10.7812/tpp/09-145 
‌Bauman, J. (2014, October 16). Drug Tolerance – Bradford Health Services – Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center. Bradford Health Services – Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center. https://bradfordhealth.com/drug-tolerance/ 

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Learn how deliberate practice makes perfect, what the New England Vampire Panic is, and how baby tortoises are attracted to faces from birth.

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Practice Won’t Make Perfect, But Deliberate Practice Might by Ashley Hamer
Scott Barry Kaufman. (2014, July 15). Practice Alone Does Not Make Perfect, Studies Find. Scientific American Blog Network. https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/beautiful-minds/practice-alone-does-not-make-perfect-studies-find/
‌The Making of an Expert. (2007, July). Harvard Business Review. https://hbr.org/2007/07/the-making-of-an-expert
‌Anders Ericsson, K. (2016, April 10). Malcolm Gladwell got us wrong: Our research was key to the 10,000-hour rule, but here’s what got oversimplified. Salon; Salon.com. https://www.salon.com/2016/04/10/malcolm_gladwell_got_us_wrong_our_research_was_key_to_the_10000_hour_rule_but_heres_what_got_oversimplified/
‌Anderson, J. (2017, March 2). How to make your kid good at anything, according to Anders Ericsson, an expert on peak performance and originator of the 10,000-hour rule. Quartz; Quartz. https://qz.com/915646/how-to-make-your-kid-good-at-anything-according-to-anders-ericsson-an-expert-on-peak-performance-and-originator-of-the-10000-hour-rule/

After the Salem Witch Trials, There Was the New England Vampire Panic by Reuben Westmaas
Original episode: https://www.curiositydaily.com/exercising-for-different-body-types-new-england-va/ 

Baby tortoises are attracted to faces from birth, which means faces have been important for a long time by Grant Currin
Tortoise hatchlings are attracted to faces from birth. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-09/qmuo-tha091120.php
‌Versace, E., Damini, S., & Stancher, G. (2020). Early preference for face-like stimuli in solitary species as revealed by tortoise hatchlings. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 202011453. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2011453117

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Learn why Einstein worried that science can’t explain “the now,” how high-impact exercise is actually good for your bones, and why in Haiti, zombies are more than fiction.

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Einstein Worried That Science Can’t Explain “The Now” by Ashley Hamer
Carnap, R., & Schilpp, P. A. (1963). The Philosophy of Rudolf Carnap. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. http://fitelson.org/confirmation/carnap_schilpp_volume.pdf
Mermin, N. D. (2014). Physics: QBism puts the scientist back into science. Nature, 507(7493), 421–423. https://doi.org/10.1038/507421a
Now — And The Physics Of Time. (2016, September 27). NPR.Org. https://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2016/09/27/495608371/now-and-the-physics-of-time

High-Impact Exercise Is Actually Good for Your Bones by Ashley Hamer
Russo, C. R. (2009). The effects of exercise on bone. Basic concepts and implications for the prevention of fractures. Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism : The Official Journal of the Italian Society of Osteoporosis, Mineral Metabolism, and Skeletal Diseases, 6(3), 223–228. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2811354/ 
‌Fuchs, R. K., Bauer, J. J., & Snow, C. M. (2001). Jumping Improves Hip and Lumbar Spine Bone Mass in Prepubescent Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 16(1), 148–156. https://doi.org/10.1359/jbmr.2001.16.1.148 
‌Deere, K., Sayers, A., Rittweger, J., & Tobias, J. H. (2012). Habitual levels of high, but not moderate or low, impact activity are positively related to hip BMD and geometry: Results from a population‐based study of adolescents. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 27(9), 1887–1895. https://doi.org/10.1002/jbmr.1631 
‌Ireland, A., Maden-Wilkinson, T., Mcphee, J., Cooke, K., Narici, M., Degens, H., & Rittweger, J. (2013). Upper Limb Muscle–Bone Asymmetries and Bone Adaptation in Elite Youth Tennis Players. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 45(9), 1749–1758. https://doi.org/10.1249/mss.0b013e31828f882f
Nikander, R., Sievänen, H., Heinonen, A., & Kannus, P. (2004). Femoral Neck Structure in Adult Female Athletes Subjected to Different Loading Modalities. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 20(3), 520–528. https://doi.org/10.1359/jbmr.041119 
How to keep your bones healthy. (2019). Mayo Clinic. https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/bone-health/art-20045060 
‌Fractures due to osteoporosis threaten seniors’ independence |  International Osteoporosis Foundation. (2017). Iofbonehealth.Org. https://www.iofbonehealth.org/news/fractures-due-osteoporosis-threaten-seniors%E2%80%99-independence 
‌Tucker, L. A., Strong, J. E., LeCheminant, J. D., & Bailey, B. W. (2015). Effect of Two Jumping Programs on Hip Bone Mineral Density in Premenopausal Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial. American Journal of Health Promotion, 29(3), 158–164. https://doi.org/10.4278/ajhp.130430-quan-200 
Koli, J., Multanen, J., Kujala, U. M., Häkkinen, A., Nieminen, M. T., Kautiainen, H., Lammentausta, E., Jämsä, T., Ahola, R., Selänne, H., Kiviranta, I., & Heinonen, A. (2015). Effects of Exercise on Patellar Cartilage in Women with Mild Knee Osteoarthritis. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 47(9), 1767–1774. https://doi.org/10.1249/mss.0000000000000629 
Reynolds, G. (2016, March 15). Why High-Impact Exercise Is Good for Your Bones. Well. https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/07/why-high-impact-exercise-is-good-for-your-bones/?partner=rss&emc=rss 

In Haiti, Zombies Are More Than Fiction by Cameron Duke
Del Guercio, G. (2017, October 31). From the Archives: The Secrets of Haiti’s Living Dead. Harvard Magazine. https://www.harvardmagazine.com/2017/10/are-zombies-real
Pufferfish | National Geographic. (2010, March 12). Nationalgeographic.Com. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/fish/group/pufferfish/
Lago, J., Rodríguez, L., Blanco, L., Vieites, J., & Cabado, A. (2015). Tetrodotoxin, an Extremely Potent Marine Neurotoxin: Distribution, Toxicity, Origin and Therapeutical Uses. Marine Drugs, 13(10), 6384–6406. https://doi.org/10.3390/md13106384
Littlewood, R., & Douyon, C. (1997). Clinical findings in three cases of zombification. The Lancet, 350(9084), 1094–1096. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0140-6736(97)04449-8

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Oct 27, 2020

How Hollywood Gets Seances Wrong

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Learn about how bacteria in your gut can produce electricity. Then, performer and lecturer Thom Britton will tell us about the origins of seances and how Hollywood gets them wrong.

Some Bacteria in Your Gut Produce Electricity by Cameron Duke
Specktor, B. (2020, September 18). Scientists find “secret molecule” that allows bacteria to exhale electricity. Livescience.Com; Live Science. https://www.livescience.com/electron-breathing-geobacter-microbes.html
Chabert, N., Amin Ali, O., & Achouak, W. (2015). All ecosystems potentially host electrogenic bacteria. Bioelectrochemistry, 106, 88–96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bioelechem.2015.07.004
Light, S. H., Su, L., Rivera-Lugo, R., Cornejo, J. A., Louie, A., Iavarone, A. T., Ajo-Franklin, C. M., & Portnoy, D. A. (2018). A flavin-based extracellular electron transfer mechanism in diverse Gram-positive bacteria. Nature, 562(7725), 140–144. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-018-0498-z
Sanders, R. (2018, September 12). Gut bacteria’s shocking secret: They produce electricity. Berkeley News. https://news.berkeley.edu/2018/09/12/gut-bacterias-shocking-secret-they-produce-electricity/ 
Yasemin Saplakoglu. (2018, September 13). The Bacteria in Your Gut Produce Electricity. Livescience.Com; Live Science. https://www.livescience.com/63569-gut-bacteria-produces-electricity.html 

More resources from performer Thom Britton:
The Seance: https://www.weplaywiththedead.com/
Thom Britton’s website: https://freakshowtell.com/thombritton
Thom’s one-man show, FreakShow & Tell: https://freakshowtell.com/

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Michael Goland
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Kevin Williams
Dec 09, 2019

I love this podcast. Perfect for short bursts of idle time I want to make interesting and productive, and the variety is a perfect balance of hard science and more "life hack" type stuff. Cody and Ashley have great chemistry and bring the laughs while NOT wasting time with a ton of incessant banter like so many other shows. If I had kids, I'd make them listen with me (and they'd love it)!

The award-winning Curiosity Daily podcast from Curiosity.com will help you get smarter about the world around you — every day. In less than 10 minutes, you’ll get a unique mix of research-based life hacks, the latest science and technology news, and more. Discovery’s Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer will help you learn about your mind and body, outer space and the depths of the sea, and how history shaped the world into what it is today.