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Renowned climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe explains how we know that climate change is caused by humans. Then, learn about why there’s no such thing as “common sense.”

Links to donate:
Discovery’s Social Good Initiative RISE: Reducing Inequality and Supporting Empowerment https://www.discovery.com/dnews/help-reduce-inequality—support-empowerment
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund https://org2.salsalabs.com/o/6857/p/salsa/donation/common/public/?donate_page_KEY=15780
Equal Justice Initiative https://support.eji.org/give/153413/#!/donation/checkout 
Emma Bowen Foundation https://www.emmabowenfoundation.com/donate 
The Bail Project https://secure.givelively.org/donate/the-bail-project
National Police Accountability Project https://www.nlg-npap.org/donate/
Vera Institute of Justice https://www.vera.org/donate

Additional resources from Katharine Hayhoe:
Official website http://www.katharinehayhoe.com/wp2016/
Follow @KHayhoe on Twitter https://twitter.com/KHayhoe
Pick up “A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions” on Amazon https://amzn.to/36RUK9O 

“Common sense” isn’t a real thing by Kelsey Donk
There’s No Such Thing as Common Sense. (2020). Psychology Today. https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/too-many-goals/202005/theres-no-such-thing-common-sense 
Ellerton, P. (2016, February 2). We can’t trust common sense but we can trust science. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/we-cant-trust-common-sense-but-we-can-trust-science-53042 
vanDellen, M. R., Isherwood, J. C., & Delose, J. E. (2016). How do people define moderation? Appetite, 101, 156–162. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2016.03.010 

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Learn about the surprising way Japanese honeybees defend themselves against “murder hornets” (actual name: Asian giant hornets); how “atmospheric tidal waves” make Venus’s atmosphere rotate faster than the actual planet; and the wide spectrum of how people mentally visualize images, including aphantasia and hyperphantasia.

Japanese honeybees defend against ‘murder hornets’ by forming bee balls by Cameron Duke
Main, D. (2020, May 4). “Murder hornets” have arrived in the U.S.—here’s what you should know. NationalGeographic.com. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2020/05/asian-giant-hornets-arrive-united-states/ 
Papachristoforou, A., Rortais, A., Zafeiridou, G., Theophilidis, G., Garnery, L., Thrasyvoulou, A., & Arnold, G. (2007). Smothered to death: Hornets asphyxiated by honeybees. Current Biology, 17(18), R795–R796. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2007.07.033
Sugahara, M., Nishimura, Y., & Sakamoto, F. (2012). Differences in Heat Sensitivity between Japanese Honeybees and Hornets Under High Carbon Dioxide and Humidity Conditions Inside Bee Balls. Zoological Science, 29(1), 30–36. https://doi.org/10.2108/zsj.29.30
Sugahara, M., & Sakamoto, F. (2009). Heat and carbon dioxide generated by honeybees jointly act to kill hornets. Naturwissenschaften, 96(9), 1133–1136. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00114-009-0575-0

Venus’s atmosphere rotates 60 times faster than the planet because of “atmospheric tidal waves” by Grant Currin
Takeshi Horinouchi, Yoshi-Yuki Hayashi, Shigeto Watanabe, Manabu Yamada, Atsushi Yamazaki, Toru Kouyama, Makoto Taguchi, Tetsuya Fukuhara, Masahiro Takagi, Kazunori Ogohara, Shin-ya Murakami, Peralta, J., Limaye, S. S., Takeshi Imamura, Masato Nakamura, Sato, T. M., & Takehiko Satoh. (2020). How waves and turbulence maintain the super-rotation of Venus’ atmosphere. Science, 368(6489), 405–409. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aaz4439 
‌Atmospheric tidal waves maintain Venus’ super-rotation. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-04/hu-at042320.php 
Carne, N. (2020, April 26). Super-rotation and Venus’ atmosphere. Cosmosmagazine.Com; Cosmos Magazine. https://cosmosmagazine.com/space/super-rotation-and-venus-atmosphere 
‌Passant Rabie. (2020, April 23). Why does Venus’ atmosphere spin much faster than the planet? Inverse; Inverse. https://www.inverse.com/science/why-does-venus-atmosphere-spin-much-faster-than-the-planet 
https://newatlas.com/author/david-szondy. (2020, April 24). “Tidal waves” power super-fast rotation of Venus’ atmosphere. New Atlas. https://newatlas.com/space/tidal-waves-power-super-fast-rotation-atmosphere-venus/ 
Basilevsky, A. T., & Head, J. W. (2003). The surface of Venus. Reports on Progress in Physics, 66(10), 1699–1734. https://doi.org/10.1088/0034-4885/66/10/r04 

The two extremes of the “mind’s eye”: aphantasia and hyperphantasia by Kelsey Donk
Zeman, A., Dewar, M., & Della Sala, S. (2015). Lives without imagery – Congenital aphantasia. Cortex, 73, 378–380. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2015.05.019 
Aphantasia clears the way for a scientific career path. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-05/uoe-act043020.php 
Zeman, A., Milton, F., Della Sala, S., Dewar, M., Frayling, T., Gaddum, J., Hattersley, A., Heuerman-Williamson, B., Jones, K., MacKisack, M., & Winlove, C. (2020). Phantasia–The psychological significance of lifelong visual imagery vivdness extremes. Cortex. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2020.04.003 

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Researchers Elizabeth Sawchuk and Mary Prendergast discuss the surprising discoveries archaeologists are making thanks to new technology. Plus: learn how eye-tracking software can tell you more about you than you think.

Eye-tracking software can tell more about you than you think by Grant Currin
Kröger, J. L., Lutz, O. H.-M., & Müller, F. (2020). What Does Your Gaze Reveal About You? On the Privacy Implications of Eye Tracking. Privacy and Identity Management. Data for Better Living: AI and Privacy, 226–241. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-42504-3_15 
The Privacy-Invading Potential of Eye Tracking Technology. (2013). American Civil Liberties Union. https://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/privacy-and-surveillance/privacy-invading-potential-eye-tracking-technology 
Avi Bar-Zeev. (2019, May 28). The Eyes Are the Prize: Eye-Tracking Technology Is Advertising’s Holy Grail. Vice; vice. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/bj9ygv/the-eyes-are-the-prize-eye-tracking-technology-is-advertisings-holy-grail 

Additional resources from Elizabeth Sawchuk and Mary Prendergast:
Sawchuk, E., & Prendergast, M. (2019, December 23). Archaeological discoveries are happening faster than ever before, helping refine the human story. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/archaeological-discoveries-are-happening-faster-than-ever-before-helping-refine-the-human-story-128743 
Lipson, M., Ribot, I., Mallick, S., Rohland, N., Olalde, I., Adamski, N., Broomandkhoshbacht, N., Lawson, A. M., López, S., Oppenheimer, J., Stewardson, K., Asombang, R. N., Bocherens, H., Bradman, N., Culleton, B. J., Cornelissen, E., Crevecoeur, I., de Maret, P., Fomine, F. L. M., … Reich, D. (2020). Ancient West African foragers in the context of African population history. Nature, 577(7792), 665–670. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-1929-1 
Follow @prendydigs on Twitter https://twitter.com/prendydigs
Mary Prendergast. (2019). Slu.edu. https://www.slu.edu/madrid/academics/faculty/mary-prendergast.php 
Springer Verlag. (2020, February 15). Elizabeth SAWCHUK | Doctor of Philosophy | University of Alberta, Edmonton | UAlberta | Department of Anthropology. ResearchGate; ResearchGate. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Elizabeth_Sawchuk 

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Learn about how your ancestors’ work habits might be influencing your own; the first evidence of an underwater dinosaur; and how an aquarium successfully reproduced coral in captivity for the first time.

Societies with a history of hard farming labor tend to work more hours today by Kelsey Donk
Arduous farm labor in the past means longer working hours today. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-04/oupu-afl041420.php 
Fouka, V., & Schläpfer, A. (2020). Agricultural Returns to Labour and the Origins of Work ethics*. The Economic Journal. https://doi.org/10.1093/ej/ueaa029 
Luzer, D. (2013, September 4). Study: The Protestant Work Ethic Is Real. Pacific Standard. https://psmag.com/economics/protestant-worth-ethic-real-65544 
Spenkuch, J. L. (2017). Religion and work: Micro evidence from contemporary Germany. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 135, 193–214. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2017.01.011 
Glaeser, E. L., Alesina, A., & Sacerdote, B. (2012). Work and Leisure in the U.S. and Europe: Why So Different. Harvard.Edu. https://scholar.harvard.edu/glaeser/publications/work-and-lesiure-us-and-europe-why-so-different 

Scientists have discovered the first unambiguous evidence of a water-dwelling dinosaur by Grant Currin
New fossils rewrite the story of dinosaur evolution and ecology – and change the appearance of Spinosaurus. (2020, April 29). National Geographic Society Newsroom. https://blog.nationalgeographic.org/2020/04/29/new-fossils-rewrite-the-story-of-dinosaur-evolution-and-ecology-and-change-the-appearance-of-spinosaurus/ 
Ibrahim, N., Maganuco, S., Dal Sasso, C., Fabbri, M., Auditore, M., Bindellini, G., Martill, D. M., Zouhri, S., Mattarelli, D. A., Unwin, D. M., Wiemann, J., Bonadonna, D., Amane, A., Jakubczak, J., Joger, U., Lauder, G. V., & Pierce, S. E. (2020). Tail-propelled aquatic locomotion in a theropod dinosaur. Nature, 581(7806), 67–70. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-2190-3 

An aquarium successfully reproduced coral in captivity for the first time by Grant Currin
Alaa Elassar, CNN. (2020, April 22). How scientists could save coral from brink of extinction. CNN. https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/22/us/florida-aquarium-first-reproduce-ridhed-cactus-coral-trnd/index.html 
‌The Florida Aquarium Becomes First Organization in History to Induce Spawning of Atlantic Coral; A New Hope to Save Florida’s Reefs. (2019). Flaquarium.org. https://www.flaquarium.org/pressroom/posts/the-florida-aquarium-becomes-first-organization-in-history-to-induce-spawning-of-atlantic-coral-a-ne
US Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (2020). What Are Corals? Corals Tutorial. NOAA.gov. https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/tutorial_corals/coral01_intro.html 
Getting Coral To Reproduce. (2019, August 25). NPR.org. https://www.npr.org/2019/08/25/754122930/getting-coral-to-reproduce

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Learn about why selfish people have false memories of being generous; why we can’t do brain transplants; and why you used to be able to buy life insurance from airport vending machines.

Selfish people actually have false memories of being generous by Kelsey Donk
Memory misfires help selfish maintain their self-image. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-04/yu-mmh042820.php 
‌Carlson, R. W., Maréchal, M. A., Oud, B., Fehr, E., & Crockett, M. J. (2020). Motivated misremembering of selfish decisions. Nature Communications, 11(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-15602-4 

Listener Question: Why can’t we do brain transplants? by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from Zoe)
Behind Hand and Arm Transplants. (2020). https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/treatment-tests-and-therapies/behind-hand-and-arm-transplants 
‌Lewis, T. (2015, March 6). Why Head Transplants Won’t Happen Anytime Soon. Livescience.Com; Live Science. https://www.livescience.com/50074-head-transplants-wont-happen.html 
The Infographics Show. (2020). Why Can’t We Transplant Brains? [YouTube Video]. In YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ohCQRJGbV8 
Burnett, D. (2017, November 17). No, there hasn’t been a human “head transplant”, and there may never be. The Guardian; The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/science/brain-flapping/2017/nov/17/no-there-hasnt-been-a-human-head-transplant-and-may-never-be-sergio-canavero 
Brain transplants – are they possible? (2017, July 17). Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute. https://neuroscience.stanford.edu/news/brain-transplants-are-they-possible 

You used to be able to buy life insurance policies in airport vending machines by Steffie Drucker
Gregorie, J. (2015, May 27). A look back: Whatever happened to airport insurance vending machines? Insurancebusinessmag.Com; Insurance Business America. https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/us/news/breaking-news/a-look-back-whatever-happened-to-airport-insurance-vending-machines-22593.aspx 
Bacani, L. (2016, July 20). Is this the return of airport life insurance vending machines? Insurancebusinessmag.Com; Insurance Business America. https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/us/news/breaking-news/is-this-the-return-of-airport-life-insurance-vending-machines-35066.aspx 
Leckey, A. (1995, January 26). HIGH-FLYING CONTROVERSY. Chicagotribune.Com. https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1995-01-26-9501260221-story.html 
BOVSUN, M. (2013, May 5). Justice Story: Son plants bomb in mom’s suitcase, killing her and 43 others during flight. Nydailynews.Com; New York Daily News. https://www.nydailynews.com/news/justice-story/justice-story-son-bomb-mom-luggage-kills-44-flight-article-1.1335372 
Belleville, & SchlueterNews-Democrat, R. (2018, March 26). Answer Man: Bomb started death spiral for flight insurance. Bnd; Belleville News-Democrat. https://www.bnd.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/answer-man/article20042934.html 

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Learn about whether it’s a good idea to rub dirt on your wounds; how funny memes can help save endangered species like the proboscis monkey; and how space travel changes the shape of astronauts’ hearts.

When it comes to wounds, science says “rub some dirt on it” might be good advice by Cameron Duke
Dillow, C. (2013, May 23). Got A Wound? Science Says Rub Some Dirt In It. Popular Science; Popular Science. https://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-05/antibacterial-clays-can-kill-antibiotic-resistant-e-coli-and-mrsa/ 
Juang, L. J., Mazinani, N., Novakowski, S. K., Prowse, E. N. P., Haulena, M., Gailani, D., Lavkulich, L. M., & Kastrup, C. J. (2020). Coagulation factor XII contributes to hemostasis when activated by soil in wounds. Blood Advances, 4(8), 1737–1745. https://doi.org/10.1182/bloodadvances.2019000425
Otto, C. C., & Haydel, S. E. (2013). Exchangeable Ions Are Responsible for the In Vitro Antibacterial Properties of Natural Clay Mixtures. PLoS ONE, 8(5), e64068. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0064068
Soil in wounds can help stem deadly bleeding. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-04/uobc-siw042420.php 

Funny memes can help people care about unpopular and unappealing species by Kelsey Donk
The new Noah’s Ark: beautiful and useful species only. Part 1. Biodiversity conservation issues and priorities. (2011). Biodiversity. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14888386.2011.642663 
Lenda, M., Skórka, P., Mazur, B., Sutherland, W., Tryjanowski, P., Moroń, D., Meijaard, E., Possingham, H. P., & Wilson, K. A. (2020). Effects of amusing memes on concern for unappealing species. Conservation Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.13523 
Proboscis Monkey | National Geographic. (2010, November 9). Nationalgeographic.com. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/p/proboscis-monkey/ 
Proboscis monkey meme mentioned: Typowy Polak: Janusz Nosacz – Posts. (2018). Facebook.com. https://www.facebook.com/TypowyPolakJanuszNosacz/posts/1658533764253793/ 

Space Travel Changes The Shape of Astronauts’ Hearts by Haley Otman
Study Finds Astronauts’ Hearts Become More Spherical in Space – American College of Cardiology. (2014). American College of Cardiology. https://www.acc.org/about-acc/press-releases/2014/03/29/09/09/may-hearts-in-space 
May, C., Borowski, A., Martin, D., Popovic, Z., Negishi, K., Hussan, J. R., Gladding, P., Hunter, P., Iskovitz, I., Kassemi, M., Bungo, M., Levine, B., & Thomas, J. (2014). Affect of Microgravity on Cardiac Shape: Comparison of Pre- and In-Flight Data to Mathematical Modeling. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 63(12), A1096. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0735-1097(14)61096-2 

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Learn about how archaeologists are solving a prehistoric poop problem; what leads people to be “cultural omnivores”; and an easy trick for telling stars and planets apart when you’re stargazing.

What can we learn from prehistoric poop? by Cameron Duke
Borry, M., Cordova, B., Perri, A., Wibowo, M., Prasad Honap, T., Ko, J., Yu, J., Britton, K., Girdland-Flink, L., Power, R. C., Stuijts, I., Salazar-García, D. C., Hofman, C., Hagan, R., Samdapawindé Kagoné, T., Meda, N., Carabin, H., Jacobson, D., Reinhard, K., … Warinner, C. (2020). CoproID predicts the source of coprolites and paleofeces using microbiome composition and host DNA content. PeerJ, 8, e9001. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.9001 
Fossilized Feces Tell Tale of Earliest Americans. (2008, April 3). NPR.org. https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89355318 
Shillito, L.-M., Blong, J. C., Green, E. J., & Van Asperen, E. (2020). The what, how and why of archaeological coprolite analysis. Earth-Science Reviews, 103196. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2020.103196 
The origin of feces: CoproID reliably predicts sources of ancient poop. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-04/mpif-too041420.php 

Research uncovers what leads people to be “cultural omnivores” — and it’s not nice by Kelsey Donk
Pop Concert, Opera — Or Both? What Drives People To Become “Cultural Omnivores.” (2020, April 23). Research Digest; Research Digest. https://digest.bps.org.uk/2020/04/23/pop-concert-opera-or-both-what-drives-people-to-become-cultural-omnivores/ 
Shin, H., & Youn, N. (2020). How insecure narcissists become cultural omnivores: Consuming highbrow culture for status seeking and lowbrow culture for integrity signaling. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. https://doi.org/10.1037/aca0000303 

There’s an Easy Trick to Telling Stars and Planets Apart in the Sky by Cody Gough
Byrd, D. (2015). Why do stars twinkle, but planets don’t? | EarthSky.org. Earthsky.Org. https://earthsky.org/space/why-dont-planets-twinkle-as-stars-do 
Ashwin. (2015, July 17). Why Do Stars Twinkle, But The Sun Doesn’t? Science ABC. https://www.scienceabc.com/nature/universe/why-do-stars-twinkle-but-the-sun-planets-doesnt.html 
Astronaut James Reilly Describes Seeing Stars in Space (2014). SpaceFlight Insider – Official Page YouTube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaUCMzgidvs 

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Learn about breakthrough research into what our brains do while we sleep; how plants fight back when they hear they’re being eaten; and why the Y2K bug is actually what a well-handled crisis looks like afterward.

This is the first direct evidence that our brains replay waking experiences while we sleep by Cameron Duke
Eichenlaub, J.-B., Jarosiewicz, B., Saab, J., Franco, B., Kelemen, J., Halgren, E., Hochberg, L. R., & Cash, S. S. (2020). Replay of Learned Neural Firing Sequences during Rest in Human Motor Cortex. Cell Reports, 31(5), 107581. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.celrep.2020.107581
Evidence that human brains replay our waking experiences while we sleep. (2020). ScienceDaily. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/05/200505121711.htm 
Memory Consolidation – an overview | ScienceDirect Topics. (2012). Sciencedirect.com. https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/neuroscience/memory-consolidation

Plants Can Hear When They’re Being Eaten — and They Fight Back by Ashley Hamer
The Arabidopsis Information Resource – About Arabidopsis. (2010). Arabidopsis.org. https://www.arabidopsis.org/portals/education/aboutarabidopsis.jsp 
Pollan, M. (2013, December 15). The Intelligent Plant. The New Yorker; The New Yorker. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2013/12/23/the-intelligent-plant 
‌Appel, H. M., & Cocroft, R. B. (2014). Plants respond to leaf vibrations caused by insect herbivore chewing. Oecologia, 175(4), 1257–1266. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-014-2995-6 

The Y2K bug is what a well-handled crisis looks like afterward by Kelsey Donk
Uenuma, F. (2019, December 30). 20 Years Later, the Y2K Bug Seems Like a Joke—Because Those Behind the Scenes Took It Seriously. Time; Time. https://time.com/5752129/y2k-bug-history/ 
‌Farhad Manjoo. (2009, November 11). Was Y2K a Waste? Slate Magazine; Slate. https://slate.com/technology/2009/11/was-y2k-a-waste.html 

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Michael Goland
Dec 11, 2019

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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.