Curiosity Daily

By Westwood One / Curiosity.com

SHOW DESCRIPTION

Get smarter in just a few minutes every day. With a timely blend of cultural trends, life hacks, and developments in science and technology, you'll learn about your mind and body, outer space and the depths of the sea, how history shaped the world into what it is today, and more. From the largest galaxies to your smallest brain cells, hosts Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer from Curiosity.com will help you understand the world better.


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01.20.2019
01.18.2019
01.17.2019
01.16.2019
01.15.2019
01.14.2019
01.13.2019
01.11.2019
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01.02.2019
01.01.2019

Beating Procrastination, Sand Science (w/ Vince Beiser), and How to Use Your Vacation Days

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 — and why we’re running out of it — with some help from Vince Beiser, author of “The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization.” In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com — and learn about sand from author Vince Beiser — to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: To Stay Sane at Work, Try Taking Microvacations — https://curiosity.im/2MqE5mN Darkness Is Faster Than the Speed of Light — https://curiosity.im/2MxkfGF Pick up Vince Beiser’s book, “The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization,” on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2BvCDas 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! https://www.patreon.com/curiositydotcom Learn about these topics and more on Curiosity.com, and download our 5-star app for Android and iOS. Then, join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Plus: Amazon smart speaker users, enable our Alexa Flash Briefing to learn something new in just a few minutes every day! Support the show.

12.31.2018

How Humans Can Outsmart AI (w/ Unanimous AI), Pre-Big Bang Existence, and Beating Procrastination

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 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 Came Before the Big Bang? — https://curiosity.im/2wnOt4H The 5-Minute Hack for Beating Procrastination Used by Instagram's Co-Founder — https://curiosity.im/2MNbSla Additional resources from Unanimous AI: Unanimous AI Website — https://unanimous.ai/ Swarm AI Outperforms in Stanford Medical Study — https://unanimous.ai/stanford-radiology/ Unanimous AI achieves 22% more accurate pneumonia diagnoses | VentureBeat — https://venturebeat.com/2018/09/10/unanimous-ai-achieves-22-more-accurate-pneumonia-diagnoses/ This Startup Correctly Predicted the Oscars, World Series, and Super Bowl. Here's What It's Doing Next | Inc. — https://www.inc.com/kevin-j-ryan/unanimous-ai-swarm-intelligence-makes-startlingly-accurate-predictions.html Can Swarm Intelligence Solve Humanity's Biggest Problems? | Full-Length Curiosity Podcast Interview (February 2018) — https://curiosity.im/2MvDueB 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! https://www.patreon.com/curiositydotcom Learn about these topics and more on Curiosity.com, and download our 5-star app for Android and iOS. Then, join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Plus: Amazon smart speaker users, enable our Alexa Flash Briefing to learn something new in just a few minutes every day! Support the show.

12.30.2018
12.28.2018

Hand and Eye Dominance Causes, Real vs. Fake Laughter, and Video Games for Teaching Empathy

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 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? — https://curiosity.im/2B4Lek2 Scientists Used Video Games to Teach Children Empathy — https://curiosity.im/2wOq8oU Plus, we discuss hand/eye dominance using the following research: More than 500,000 years of right-handedness in Europe | Taylor & Francis — https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1357650X.2010.529451 Left-handedness: Genes and matter of chance | Genetic Literacy Project — https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2016/08/29/left-handedness-genes-and-a-matter-of-chance/ Footedness of left- and right-handers | American Journal of Psychology — https://www.jstor.org/stable/1421487?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents Sighting dominance, handedness, and visual acuity preference: three mutually exclusive modalities? | Opthalmic & Physiological Optics — https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1046/j.1475-1313.2001.00549.x What being right or left-handed says about your brain | Quartz — https://qz.com/659767/what-being-right-or-left-handed-says-about-your-brain/ 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! https://www.patreon.com/curiositydotcom Learn about these topics and more on Curiosity.com, and download our 5-star app for Android and iOS. Then, join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Plus: Amazon smart speaker users, enable our Alexa Flash Briefing to learn something new in just a few minutes every day! Support the show.

12.27.2018
12.26.2018
12.25.2018
12.24.2018
12.23.2018
12.21.2018
12.20.2018
12.19.2018
12.18.2018

Gene Editing with CRISPR and GMOs (w/ Synthego), Fast Radio Bursts, and Angel’s Trumpet

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, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com — with some help from Synthego’s Meenakshi Prabhune and Kevin Bryant — to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: The Hallucinogenic Angel's Trumpet Plant Is Beautiful and Deadly — https://curiosity.im/2EbynRj How scientists are working together to solve one of the universe's mysteries — https://curiosity.im/2EfVhG2 More from Synthego: CRISPR Cuts, Synthego’s official podcast — https://www.synthego.com/podcast About Synthego — https://www.synthego.com/company Follow Synthego on Twitter — https://twitter.com/synthego Meenakshi (Minu) Prabhune on Twitter — https://twitter.com/minu_pr 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! https://www.patreon.com/curiositydotcom Learn about these topics and more on Curiosity.com, and download our 5-star app for Android and iOS. Then, join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Plus: Amazon smart speaker users, enable our Alexa Flash Briefing to learn something new in just a few minutes every day! Support the show.

12.17.2018
12.16.2018
12.14.2018

The Problem With Making Sand (w/ Vince Beiser), Happiest Spouses, and How Pyramids Were Built

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 podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com — and learn about sand from author Vince Beiser — to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: We May Finally Know How the Pyramids Were Built — https://curiosity.im/2EdWVsI Spouses Who View Each Other as Best Friends Are Much Happier in Life — https://curiosity.im/2EaSi2w Visit https://amzn.to/2BYF6O0 to pick up Vince Beiser’s book, “The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization,” on Amazon. It’s free with your Audible trial, and if you choose to make a purchase using this link, then Curiosity gets a share of the sale! 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! https://www.patreon.com/curiositydotcom Learn about these topics and more on Curiosity.com, and download our 5-star app for Android and iOS. Then, join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Plus: Amazon smart speaker users, enable our Alexa Flash Briefing to learn something new in just a few minutes every day! Support the show.

12.13.2018
12.12.2018
12.11.2018
12.10.2018
12.09.2018
12.07.2018

Meteorite Hunting with The Aquarius Project, Roommate Drama In Space, and Language Based On Senses

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 meteorite hunt led by experts from the Adler Planetarium, the Shedd Aquarium, The Field Museum, and NASA. Please support our sponsors! Visitmovaglobes.com/curiosity and use coupon code CURIOSITY for 15% off your purchase. 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: To Make Space Travel Successful, Scientists Will Have to Solve for Roommate Drama — https://curiosity.im/2Sh8LVS Your Most Important Sense Depends on the Language You Speak — https://curiosity.im/2Sl6Yzf More from The Aquarius Project and Adler Planetarium: The Aquarius Project Official Website — https://www.adlerplanetarium.org/education/far-horizons/the-aquarius-project/ The Aquarius Project Podcast — https://www.adlerplanetarium.org/education/far-horizons/aquarius-project-podcast/ Listen on SoundCloud — https://soundcloud.com/aquariusproject/ Listen on Apple Podcasts — https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/aquarius-project-podcast/id1398479980 Listen on Stitcher — https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/adler-planetarium/aquarius-project-podcast?refid=stpr Subscribe to The Aquarius Project Podcast Email Updates — https://www.adlerplanetarium.org/aquarius-project-podcast-email-subscription/ Adler Teen Programs Email Sign-Up — http://bit.ly/adleremailform   Adler Planetarium on Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/adlerplanetarium @AdlerPlanet on Twitter — https://twitter.com/adlerplanet @AdlerPlanet on Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/adlerplanet/ 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! https://www.patreon.com/curiositydotcom Learn about these topics and more on Curiosity.com, and download our 5-star app for Android and iOS. Then, join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Plus: Amazon smart speaker users, enable our Alexa Flash Briefing to learn something new in just a few minutes every day! Support the show.

12.06.2018
12.05.2018
12.04.2018
12.03.2018

Why Everything Takes Longer Than You Think, Storm-Predicting Joints, Barber Pole Origins, and Mary Toft

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, white and blue. 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 Really Feel a Storm Coming In Your Bones? — https://curiosity.im/2SeTJjs This 18th-Century Woman Convinced Doctors She Was Giving Birth to Rabbits — https://curiosity.im/2SiLu5Q The 2 Main Reasons Why Everything Takes Longer Than You Think It Will — https://curiosity.im/2SpD39h Additional resources discussed: Early Practitioners | PBS — http://www.pbs.org/kqed/demonbarber/bloodletting/ Why are barber poles red, white and blue? | History — https://www.history.com/news/why-are-barber-poles-red-white-and-blue 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! https://www.patreon.com/curiositydotcom Learn about these topics and more on Curiosity.com, and download our 5-star app for Android and iOS. Then, join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Plus: Amazon smart speaker users, enable our Alexa Flash Briefing to learn something new in just a few minutes every day! Support the show.

12.02.2018

Keeping Secrets Makes Life Harder, Emotions Change Your Perception of Time, and How We Proved the Earth Rotates

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 movaglobes.com/curiosity and use coupon code CURIOSITY for 15% off your purchase. 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: How Did People Know the Earth Rotates Before Space Travel? — https://curiosity.im/2SbmTQu The Average Person Is Hiding 13 Secrets, According to a Study — https://curiosity.im/2DNtIou Emotions Can Change How You Perceive Time — https://curiosity.im/2DNpFbK Please tell us about yourself and help us improve the show by taking our listener survey! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/curiosity-listener-survey 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! Learn about these topics and more on Curiosity.com, and download our 5-star app for Android and iOS. Then, join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Plus: Amazon smart speaker users, enable our Alexa Flash Briefing to learn something new in just a few minutes every day! Support the show.

11.30.2018

Exercising on an Empty Stomach, How to Measure Curiosity (w/ SurveyMonkey and INSEAD), and Effects of Relapsing with Your Ex

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 Research Officer at SurveyMonkey, and Spencer Harrison, an Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD. 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 Exercise on an Empty Stomach? — https://curiosity.im/2DNuGki Sleeping with Your Ex Doesn't Mean You're Getting Back Together — https://curiosity.im/2DOatLo Bosses Don't Encourage Curiosity as Much as They Think They Do — https://curiosity.im/2E41lCu     Please tell us about yourself and help us improve the show by taking our listener survey! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/curiosity-listener-survey 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! https://www.patreon.com/curiositydotcom Learn about these topics and more on Curiosity.com, and download our 5-star app for Android and iOS. Then, join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Plus: Amazon smart speaker users, enable our Alexa Flash Briefing to learn something new in just a few minutes every day! Support the show.

11.29.2018
11.28.2018

Your Brain’s Binary Bias, How to Choose Charities, and Why Dogs Look Like Their Owners

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 help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: SKILLSHARE: Get two months of unlimited access to more than 20 thousand classes for just 99 cents at http://skillshare.com/curious Your Binary Bias Makes It Hard to See in Shades of Gray — https://curiosity.im/2DNFVcq Here's How to Choose the Best Charitable Cause for Your Donation — https://curiosity.im/2DKKfJN Dogs Really Do Look Like Their Owners — But It Doesn't Stop There — https://curiosity.im/2DM9wmD Additional resources discussed: GuideStar — https://www.guidestar.org/Home.aspx Charity Navigator — https://www.charitynavigator.org/ CharityWatch — https://www.charitywatch.org/home Please tell us about yourself and help us improve the show by taking our listener survey! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/curiosity-listener-survey 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! Learn about these topics and more on Curiosity.com, and download our 5-star app for Android and iOS. Then, join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Plus: Amazon smart speaker users, enable our Alexa Flash Briefing to learn something new in just a few minutes every day! Support the show.

11.27.2018

Moral Dilemmas of Driverless Cars, How Many Friends You Can Have, and NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft

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 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's First Asteroid-Sampling Spacecraft Is About to Reach Its Destination. Here's What's Next — https://curiosity.im/2DMy5A6 Self-Driving Cars Have to Decide Whether Passengers or Pedestrians Are More Important — https://curiosity.im/2DLaHml Despite Social Media, You Can Only Have 150 Friends at a Time — https://curiosity.im/2DPkND1 Please tell us about yourself and help us improve the show by taking our listener survey! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/curiosity-listener-survey 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! Learn about these topics and more on Curiosity.com, and download our 5-star app for Android and iOS. Then, join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Plus: Amazon smart speaker users, enable our Alexa Flash Briefing to learn something new in just a few minutes every day! Support the show.

11.26.2018

Why Hand Dryers Blow Bacteria, Color Meanings Around the World, Losing Your Foreign Accent, and Lesser-Known Body Parts

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 Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes: Hand Dryers Are Blowing Bacteria All Over Your Hands — https://curiosity.im/2DLabEV 5 Body Parts You May Not Know You Have — https://curiosity.im/2DMmsZP Colors Mean Wildly Different Things Around the World — https://curiosity.im/2DKb00Z Additional resources discussed: Accents Are Forever | Smithsonian.com Retaining an Accent | Psychology Today Please tell us about yourself and help us improve the show by taking our listener survey! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/curiosity-listener-survey 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! Learn about these topics and more on Curiosity.com, and download our 5-star app for Android and iOS. Then, join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Plus: Amazon smart speaker users, enable our Alexa Flash Briefing to learn something new in just a few minutes every day! Support the show.

11.25.2018
11.23.2018
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