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We Have Concerns

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Jeff Cannata and Anthony Carboni talk about the personal philosophical concerns they find lurking inside everyday things. It's fun?

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Jeff Cannata and Anthony Carboni talk about the personal philosophical concerns they find lurking inside everyday things. It's fun?

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They're so good.

By Mikeindiana - Apr 13 2020
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It's a free show that I chose to pay for! It's just that dang good.

A delight and a treasure

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My boys ❤️While all is wrong with the world, here is something that’s right.

iTunes Ratings

1749 Ratings
Average Ratings
1666
32
13
13
25

They're so good.

By Mikeindiana - Apr 13 2020
Read more
It's a free show that I chose to pay for! It's just that dang good.

A delight and a treasure

By Gq455555 - Apr 06 2020
Read more
My boys ❤️While all is wrong with the world, here is something that’s right.
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We Have Concerns

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Jeff Cannata and Anthony Carboni talk about the personal philosophical concerns they find lurking inside everyday things. It's fun?

Rank #1: Sun Blot (Live From PAX East 2018)

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Scientists in developing nations plan to step up research into dimming sunshine to curb climate change, hoping to judge if a man-made chemical sunshade would be less risky than a harmful rise in global temperatures. Twelve scholars, from countries including Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Ethiopia, India, Jamaica and Thailand, wrote in the journal Nature on Wednesday that the poor were most vulnerable to global warming and should be more involved. These countries are starting to research “solar geo-engineering”, which would mimic big volcanic eruptions that can cool the Earth by masking the sun with a veil of ash. Jeff and Anthony fondly remember this golden era Simpsons episode. Recorded live in Boston at PAX East 2018.

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Today’s story was sent in by Alik Evans: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-climatechange-geoengineering/developing-nations-to-study-ways-to-dim-sunshine-slow-warming-idUSKCN1HB007?feedType=RSS&feedName=scienceNews

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Apr 11 2018

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Rank #2: So Long and Thanks for All the Fits

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Thanks so much for sticking with us for 600 episodes! We take a look back at what made us laugh (and learn!). In this episode, we introduce the greatest character in the show's history.

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Jul 03 2018

29mins

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Rank #3: You Can't Handle the Tooth

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Hardened plaque harvested from Neanderthal teeth is loaded with genetic material from plants and animals these prehistoric hominins ate, as well as remnants of microbes that reveal a surprising amount about how they lived and even what made them sick. Researchers extracted the ancient DNA and bacteria from the jaws of three Neanderthal individuals from Belgium and Spain, and described the results in a paper published in the journal Nature. Jeff and Anthony discuss the findings and what it might mean for the history - and future - of man.

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Today’s story was sent in by Alex Salinas: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/neanderthals-teeth-diet-medicine-microbiome-humans-science/

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Mar 27 2017

21mins

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Rank #4: Sleep Depredation

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A study by University of Manchester researchers has shown for the first time that a bad night’s sleep is associated with suicidal thoughts the next day in people with depression. That data revealed that poor sleep quality and short sleep duration were both associated with higher feelings of suicidal thoughts the next day. In hopefully unrelated news, Jeff just had his second child.

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Today’s story: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/suicidal-thoughts-follow-bad-nights-sleep-in-people-with-depression/

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May 07 2018

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Rank #5: Your Heart Will Grow On

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Scientists have found a way to use spinach to build working human heart muscle, potentially solving a long-standing problem in efforts to repair damaged organs. This opens up an entire field of vegetable-based human hybrids, and it has Jeff and Anthony imagining a Jolly Green Future.

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Today’s story was sent in by Nick_Fridge: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/human-heart-spinach-leaf-medicine-science/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=link_fb20170325news-spinachheart&utm_campaign=Content&sf65838089=1

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Mar 31 2017

21mins

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Rank #6: A Snack-na Phobia

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Scientists Martin Nyffeler and Klaus Birkhofer published their estimate of the amount of spiders in the world, and the amount of biomass they would consume, in the journal the Science of Nature earlier this month, and the number they arrived at is frankly shocking: The world's spiders consume somewhere between 400 million and 800 million tons of prey in any given year. In other words, spiders could eat all of humanity and still be hungry. Anthony and Jeff discuss spiders eating humans and how scared we should be.

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Today’s story was sent in by Brian Towns: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/03/28/spiders-could-theoretically-eat-every-human-on-earth-in-one-year/?utm_term=.070e27d0e8a9

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Apr 05 2017

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Rank #7: Sight off the Bat

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While hunting for dinner, the big brown bat must hone in on flitting insects and keep track of its surroundings to avoid crashing into them. Now, scientists have taken a peek at what’s going on in these bats’ brains while they swoop and dive. They identified a brain region that helps the animals map where objects are in relation to their own bodies, and saw that individual brain cells changed their behavior while the bats focused their attention on a particular object. The findings could help us understand certain aspects of attention issues in people as well as how bats and animals navigate while on the move. Jeff and Anthony check with their doctors to see if Batterall is right for them.

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Today’s story: https://www.popsci.com/bat-echolocation-brain-cells-adhd

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Apr 25 2018

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Rank #8: Endeavor Young

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A small cluster of stem cells in the brain seems to help mice stay young, and injecting extra stem cells helps them live longer. The hypothalamus, which releases hormones that affect other organs, seems to affect how mice age. By interfering with a molecular pathway in the hypothalamus, a team pf scientists has extended the lifespan of mice by 20 per cent. Anthony and Jeff discuss this event, and wonder if they can be forever young.

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Today’s story: https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23531364-100-stem-cells-in-the-brains-hypothalamus-help-mice-stay-young/

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Nov 22 2017

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Rank #9: Tyrannosaurus Sex

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Tyrannosaurus Rex had a snout as sensitive to touch as human fingertips, say scientists. Experts believe that males and females rubbed their sensitive faces together in a prehistoric form of foreplay. Jeff and Anthony discuss dinosaur mating, and the need to always make room for snout time.

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Today’s story was sent in by Brian Towns: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/mar/30/tyrannosaurus-rex-was-a-sensitive-lover-new-dinosaur-discovery-suggests?CMP=oth_b-aplnews_d-1

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Apr 14 2017

17mins

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Rank #10: Creative Comeons

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Creativity is highly prized in Western society—much touted by cultures that claim to value individualism and the entrepreneurial spirit. But scratch beneath the surface, and it turns out that a lot of schools and businesses aren’t actually all that excited about bold new ideas. By and large, we tend to be threatened by creativity—and eager to shut it down. Anthony and Jeff talk about true creativity and how it is really valued.

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Today’s story: https://qz.com/929328/most-people-are-secretly-threatened-by-creativity/

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Apr 03 2017

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Rank #11: The Odds in Your Flavor

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893.35 quadrillion to one. That’s the likelihood of what’s happened to 20-year-old Dylan McWilliams. He was bitten by a shark, attacked by a bear, and bitten by a rattlesnake—all in just over three years. .He’s one of the unluckiest guys on the planet. How unlucky? Since each event is independent the odds of each are multiplied together, he said, making the odds of this happening 893.35 quadrillion to one. Jeff and Anthony are going to politely decline your camping invitation.

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Today’s story was sent in by Amy LeFebre: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/04/odds-of-man-bit-shark-bear-snake-dylan-mcwilliams-animals-spd/

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May 09 2018

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Rank #12: How the Sausage is Maid

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A Canadian man finally got the chance to clear his name after 17 years in exile from a hotel in British Columbia. His ordeal began in 2001, involving a flock of seagulls (the animals, not the band) and a suitcase full of pepperoni. Jeff and Anthony discuss the value of a good apology.

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Today’s story was sent in by Mark Nuhfer via Facebook: http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/man-banned-from-hotel-with-suitcase-pepperoni-seagull-invasion

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Apr 30 2018

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Rank #13: Forget It

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Alongside the studies telling us how to keep our memories intact, an enormous body of research has led to another conclusion: In many cases, it's okay (and in fact, beneficial) to forget. Human memory is not only unreliable, but often partially or wholly false. And certain kinds of forgetting is actually really good for us. Anthony and Jeff talk about memory, and try to convince themselves that forgetting is a good thing.

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Today’s story: http://theweek.com/articles/643297/why-forgetting-actually-good

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Sep 01 2017

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Rank #14: Balloonacy

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The words "balloonfest" and "disaster" don't necessarily seem to go together – except in the case of the 1986 Cleveland Balloonfest, which really did end in disaster for the city. The Cleveland Balloonfest was a fundraiser that attempted to beat Disneyland's previous record of most balloons released at once. Although the photos are beautiful, the results were disastrous for the environment and the city. On the bright side, Jeff and Anthony think that Cleveland will hold the record for quite a while.

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Today’s story was sent in by Adrian Gonzales via Facebook: https://www.ranker.com/list/aftermath-1986-cleveland-balloonfest/cleo-egnal

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May 18 2018

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Rank #15: Raindrops Keep Sprawlin' All the Dread

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After noticing an uptick in a rare disease called melioidosis during the rainy season in parts of Southeast Asia and northern Australia, researchers used high-speed cameras and fluorescent dye to observe raindrops delicately catapulting the microbes into the air. Jeff and Anthony react to the idea that glorious, refreshing rain itself can spread disease.

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Today’s story was sent in by Alik "The Golfer" Evans: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/03/07/518811502/watch-raindrops-catapult-bacteria-into-the-air-and-its-beautiful

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Mar 15 2017

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Rank #16: 2016

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Some info about this episode:

  1. It was recorded right after the US Election
  2. We didn't intend it to be an entire episode, it just sort of happened. We had concerns, y'know?
  3. You don't have to listen to this one. There's a new episode coming day after tomorrow. Feel free to skip this one.
  4. We love you.

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Today’s story: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161103091233.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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Nov 16 2016

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Rank #17: Doggie Data Care

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What can artificial intelligence learn from dogs? Quite a lot, say researchers from the University of Washington and Allen Institute for AI. They recently trained neural networks to interpret and predict the behavior of canines. Their results, they say, show that animals could provide a new source of training data for AI systems — including those used to control robots. Jeff and Anthony learn that you can teach a new bot an old dog's tricks.

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Today’s story was sent in via Joshua Caleb via Facebook: https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/14/17234570/artificial-intelligence-dogs-research-science-learning

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Apr 27 2018

21mins

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Rank #18: Magnets is Beards

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An Australian astrophysicist and research fellow at a Melbourne university injured himself by attempting to invent a device that stops the coronavirus outbreak. Anthony and Jeff discuss the perils and pluck of attempting to help, even outside your own area of expertise. And people living by the East Yorkshire coast were warned about hungry seagulls left wanting by lack of visitors with the country on lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak. Jeff and Anthony examine the impact of social distancing on animals, and keep their watchful eye on the vicious pranking pranksters of the sky... birds. They end the show with a story from Anthony about finding hope and connection in the least likely of circumstances.

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Today’s stories were sent in by Steve Heap https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/mar/30/astrophysicist-gets-magnets-stuck-up-nose-while-inventing-coronavirus-device and Adam Brooke https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/council-warning-seagulls-aggressive-lockdown-4003307

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Apr 03 2020

1hr 27mins

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Rank #19: The Nutty Processor

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Squirrels can bury up to 10,000 nuts annually, many of which they do go back and find. A recent study on cognition in the journal Royal Society Open Science examines how fox squirrels keep track of their nuts, and whether those techniques can be used by humans. Anthony and Jeff discuss the finding in hopes of learning to chunk like squirrel.

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Dec 18 2017

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Rank #20: Feint Praise

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An international team of researchers reports that when children are praised for being smart not only are they quicker to give up in the face of obstacles they are also more likely to be dishonest and cheat. Kids as young as age 3 appear to behave differently when told “You are so smart” vs “You did very well this time.” Anthony and Jeff discuss this, especially in light of Jeff being a new dad.

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Sep 29 2017

25mins

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The Butterfly Effect and Teen Dogs

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Submitted by Mark Nuffer:

https://www.sciencealert.com/time-travel-through-a-quantum-world-has-nothing-to-fear-from-the-butterfly-effect

And this one: https://sciworthy.com/dogs-have-a-rebellious-teenage-phase-just-like-humans/

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Aug 07 2020

45mins

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Cockroaches Want an Audience and Make it 75% Boys (with Dr Kiki Sanford)

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Check out everything Dr Kiki Sanford is doing!  Here is a link to her twitter: https://twitter.com/drkiki

And her show, This Week in Science! https://www.twis.org/

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Sent in by Geoff Engelstein: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/01/sports/soccer/soccer-without-fans-germany-data.html?referringSource=articleShare

And  

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Jul 31 2020

52mins

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Giving and Gorging

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Submitted by Steven Badgery:

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/jul/15/competitive-hotdog-eaters-nearing-limit-of-human-performance

And this one: https://sci-hub.tw/https://doi.org/10.1086/709887

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Jul 24 2020

1hr 4mins

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Plan for the Worst and Let a Bear in Your House

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Today’s stories were, submitted by Amy LeFebvre:

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200707-how-we-can-prepare-for-disaster 

And  this one:

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Jul 18 2020

1hr 8mins

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Math and BBQ

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Today’s stories were  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0749597820303617?via%3Dihub

And  this one, sent in by Antorok: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2019/03/20/precision-dining-why-this-couple-has-been-eating-same-meal-texas-roadhouse-six-days-week-years/

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Jul 10 2020

57mins

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Lake News (with Tom Merritt)

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Today’s stories were  sent in by Steve Heap: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/moose-boulder-debunked?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=atlas-page

And  https://phys.org/news/2020-06-conspiracy-theories-emergeand-storylines-fall.html

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Jul 03 2020

51mins

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Civilization 36 and Bubblebees

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Today’s stories were  sent in by Steve Badgery: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/jun/15/scientists-say-most-likely-number-of-contactable-alien-civilisations-is-36

And  Megan Hesselink: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-53081194

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Jun 26 2020

51mins

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Werewolves are Real, and We Can't Leave the Planet

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Today’s stories were  https://www.livescience.com/44875-werewolves-in-psychiatry.html and  https://centerforinquiry.org/blog/new-case-of-lycanthropy-from-an-accused-man-beast/

And  https://www.wired.com/story/how-space-tries-kill-you-make-you-ugly/?fbclid=IwAR0x1Q8KhogL8OHO-3ZxIiy_-seT-mtZyRNEmrDVp8ySZt1uUhjIIDxxyME

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Jun 20 2020

1hr

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Invisible Squid and Crab Blood

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Using a protein found in a squid called the opalescent inshore squid, scientists recently found a way to change the refractive index of human kidney cells to resemble that of their environment. They’re not quite invisible, but they do become nearly completely transparent when those cells are mixed with a salt solution. Jeff and Anthony discuss what transparent skin might be like and whether they would want it. Then, the blood of horseshoe crabs is used to test for bacterial contamination, thus saving countless lives each year during medical procedures. The only trouble is, we have to catch a quarter of a million horseshoe crabs each year to do this, and then we have to drain their blood. Anthony and Jeff discuss the plight of the valuable horseshoe crab, and where they stand on the use of its blood.

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Today’s stories were sent in by Mark Nuhfer https://www.inverse.com/science/transparent-human-cells

And https://inhabitat.com/every-year-250000-horseshoe-crabs-donate-their-blue-blood-to-save-humans/

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Jun 13 2020

45mins

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Screw Worms. And Birds. And Junk Journals, Too.

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What's the deal with birds... is a question Anthony and Jeff often ponder, but it's also the title of a new study released in the Scientific Journal of Research and Reviews - which sounds like a legitimate journal, but is actually a repository of mostly useless garbage. Turns out, there are a lot of predatory journals muddying the waters of scientific reporting. Anthony and Jeff take a look at this disturbing trend and try to figure out a way through it. Then, it's time to get concerned about flesh eating worms! Yep, the US government is actually creating tens of millions of them each week, and you'll be amazing at why. Jeff and Anthony discuss the screwworm, and how it is being battled at the Panama-Columbia border.

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Today’s stories were sent in by Jachym Lukes https://irispublishers.com/sjrr/pdf/SJRR.MS.ID.000540.pdf

And John Jackson: https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2020/05/flesh-eating-worms-disease-containment-america-panama/611026

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Jun 05 2020

1hr 9mins

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Life, The Universe, and Dom Deluise

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The Cannonball Run is a simple, and highly illegal, record that despite having no governing body, is infamous within car culture.  To set a Cannonball Run record, you must traditionally start at the Red Ball Garage in Manhattan, then traverse the entire United States of America as fast as possible to finish at the Portofini Inn in Redondo Beach, California.  And now, thanks to open freeways during the COVID19 quarantine, that record has been broken 7 times in 5 weeks.  Anthony and Jeff talk about what it takes to undertake such a feat, and, of course, Burt Reynolds. Then, physicist Stephen Wolfram has published a new paper about a path forward for discovering a fundamental a theory of the universe - and it sounds a lot like a computer program.  Jeff and Anthony work their way through this dense concept and get excited about the possibilities it entails.

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Today’s stories were sent in by Edward Alcantara https://www.whichcar.com.au/news/the-cannonball-run-record-has-been-obliterated

And Geoff Englestein: https://writings.stephenwolfram.com/2020/04/finally-we-may-have-a-path-to-the-fundamental-theory-of-physics-and-its-beautiful/

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May 29 2020

1hr 11mins

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Beard Science

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A team of researchers injected human stem cells into mouse embryos. Just over two weeks later, the team had more mature mouse embryos that contained up to 4% human cells.  These cross-species hybrids, called chimeras, are the first time anyone has been able to create an animal that was made up of as many human cells as these mice. Anthony and Jeff talk about how much human is too human for animals, and whether they'd take a heart from a chimera.  

Then, a new study, published  in the journal Integrative Organismal Biology argues that beard hair could collectively diffuse the force of a blow and so may have evolved in response to the need to win male-male battles.  Jeff and Anthony, erstwhile beard growers themselves, discuss the usefulness of a beard in a fight, and whether the science bears out.

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Today’s stories were Sent in by Kris Sikes https://bgr.com/2020/05/14/human-mouse-hybrid-chimera/

And Mark Nuhfer https://www.livescience.com/beards-protect-face-punches.html

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May 22 2020

1hr 7mins

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Blame the Bats, Man

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A University of Saskatchewan (USask) research team has uncovered how bats can carry the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus without getting sick—research that could shed light on how coronaviruses make the jump to humans and other animals.  Anthony and Jeff discuss why is could have been bats all along, and how we can get that menace out of all of our gotham cities.  Then, a 32-year-old marketer took sheltering in place to the next level when he became trapped in a California ghost town he recently purchased. The problem is: there’s no running water and a snowstorm has him trapped.  Jeff and Anthony decide whether they could be in a haunted place for weeks, and what the best price is for a 22 building sized town.


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Today’s stories were https://phys.org/news/2020-05-super-immunity-coronaviruses.html

And https://nypost.com/2020/04/13/man-forced-to-quarantine-in-ghost-town-with-gruesome-past/

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May 15 2020

1hr 1min

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Taking To Be Out of the Question

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If we are all inaccurate perception machines, fallible even in our own ability to process and recall events we experienced, then surely our language should represent how unknowable all things are, right?  Enter E-Prime, a version of the English language that eliminates any form of the verb 'to be'.  Jeff and Anthony discuss how valuable or annoying this could be.  Then, most people see splashes of colors and flashes of light on a not-quite-jet-black background when their eyes are closed. It’s a phenomenon called phosphene, and it and it is because our eyes and brains don’t shut off when denied light.  Anthony and Jeff talk about what they see when their eyes are closed, and why it is important.

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Today’s stories were sent in by Stephanie Eberley Tarves https://theswaddle.com/seeing-colors-when-eyes-closed-phosphenes/

And Natasha Henriksson https://www.nobeliefs.com/eprime.htm  

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May 08 2020

55mins

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Dovetailing Through Space

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There are more than 2,000 active satellites orbiting Earth. At the end of their useful lives, some will continue circling as "zombie" satellites — neither alive nor quite dead. Steve Tilley, an amateur radio operator living in Canada, has a passion for hunting them down.  Jeff and Anthony discuss his discoveries and whether he deserves the title of Badass.  Then, tales of people being killed by meteorite impacts date back to biblical times. But few deaths, if any, have been documented. Now, Turkish researchers have uncovered the earliest evidence that a meteorite killed one man and paralyzed another when it slammed into a hilltop in what is now Iraq in August 1888.  Anthony and Jeff talk about the odds of that happening, and their own irrational fears.

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Today’s stories were sent in by McCall Melanie https://www.npr.org/2020/04/24/843493304/long-lost-u-s-military-satellite-found-by-amateur-radio-operator?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_term=nprnews&utm_campaign=npr&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR2tcj5Ln4dTycmXRh2OPicdfDPB2eMm4_ENN7ZNARCNcTWs6OwU50M3aVw

And Mark Nuhfer https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/04/archivists-uncover-earliest-evidence-person-being-killed-meteorite?fbclid=IwAR0M3F8dAPbEdAx1ZzydowWxOXDMCkffMm2IrHun9odawnYselNRDMXb768

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May 01 2020

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Let's Found a Science

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Screens, social media, and the internet... it's destroying the minds of young people, right? Well, a new study aims to answer that very question by comparing kid behavior from 2010 to kid behavior in 1998. Anthony and Jeff discuss the results, and whether the worry is more about the parents than the children. And it isn't often an entire new field of science is invented, but Leda Kobziar of the University of Idaho did just that. Jeff and Anthony learn about pyroaerobiology, and how it might revolutionize our understanding of the world.

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Today’s stories were https://news.osu.edu/tech-not-hurting-social-skills-of-kids-these-days/ and, sent in by Cecilia Rehn, https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/a30246543/pyroaerobiology-smoke-signals-interview/?fbclid=IwAR2FqILiJEP39WKoFQuEEtvaDChDy9bYeEs_MNLUzXkuPag5scz4zz2pc9E

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Apr 24 2020

1hr 3mins

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Release the Icelandic Cut

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Birds. No one likes them. But how can they balance like they do, perched on wires and branches? It turns out scientists have only recently discovered an avian lumbrosacral organ - literally a second balancing mechanism, in the lower spine of birds. Anthony and Jeff try to make sense of this new discovery and sort through their distrust of birds. And it turns out an entire country of readers has been reading a wildly different version of Bram Stoker's Dracula. The Icelandic translation has only recently been discovered to be divergent from the original in major ways. Jeff and Anthony look into how that could have happened and try to decide if it is cool or diabolical.

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Today’s stories were https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.01.020982v1 and, sent in by, Tristan Hornsey-Pennell, https://medium.com/@toothpickings/youve-been-reading-the-wrong-dracula-a4446551d1d2

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Apr 17 2020

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Birth of the Xenobots

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Biologists at Tufts University, Douglas Blackiston and Michael Levin have created all programmable organisms called xenobots — golems dreamed in silicon and then written into flesh. The implications of their existence could spill from artificial-intelligence research to fundamental questions in biology and ethics. Jeff and Anthony discuss how these new entities came to be and what they could mean for the future. And new footage has revealed a trailing ribbon of conjoined tentacled clones sweeping the ocean off the coast of Australia. Known in some regions as the "long stringy stingy thingy", siphonophores blur the line between organ and organism. They somehow manage to be both at once. Anthony and Jeff decide if these is one creature and a series of connected ones, and how they contribute to our understanding of the bizarre ecosystem of the deep.

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Today’s stories were sent in by Geoff Englestein: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/science/xenobots-robots-frogs-xenopus.html?referringSource=articleShare and Mark Nuhfer: https://www.sciencealert.com/researchers-filmed-the-longest-known-stringy-stingy-thingy-floating-in-the-ocean?fbclid=IwAR0If_SxjEgCr7v-DpqxV9QnUNxCLj0vjy7b6HpfVvAL8LN0RR1qexNicsk

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Apr 11 2020

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Magnets is Beards

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An Australian astrophysicist and research fellow at a Melbourne university injured himself by attempting to invent a device that stops the coronavirus outbreak. Anthony and Jeff discuss the perils and pluck of attempting to help, even outside your own area of expertise. And people living by the East Yorkshire coast were warned about hungry seagulls left wanting by lack of visitors with the country on lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak. Jeff and Anthony examine the impact of social distancing on animals, and keep their watchful eye on the vicious pranking pranksters of the sky... birds. They end the show with a story from Anthony about finding hope and connection in the least likely of circumstances.

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Today’s stories were sent in by Steve Heap https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/mar/30/astrophysicist-gets-magnets-stuck-up-nose-while-inventing-coronavirus-device and Adam Brooke https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/council-warning-seagulls-aggressive-lockdown-4003307

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They're so good.

By Mikeindiana - Apr 13 2020
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It's a free show that I chose to pay for! It's just that dang good.

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My boys ❤️While all is wrong with the world, here is something that’s right.