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Photosynthesis

9/14/2018
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Aaron and Rich delve into photosynthesis, how plants convert light into energy, and the emerging science that could make a significant impact for humanity.

Duration:00:27:04

Orgasms

9/7/2018
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Aaron and Rich delve into orgasms, the stats behind the disparity between men and women who have them, and what happens to your brain when you orgasm.

Duration:01:08:56

Allergies

8/31/2018
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Aaron and Rich delve into allergies. Does everyone have them, how long have they been around, and where do they come from?

Duration:00:34:39

Organ Donors

8/24/2018
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Aaron and Rich delve into the history of organ donation, the problems surrounding it in various different countries, and the thought process behind those that choose not to donate.

Duration:00:51:52

The Know Nothings

8/17/2018
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What is the "Know Nothing" movement? The Know Nothing movement was an American nativist political party that operated nationally in the mid-1850s. It was primarily anti-Catholic, xenophobic, and hostile to immigration.

Duration:00:42:24

Alien Abductions

8/10/2018
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Aaron and Rich delve into alien abductions, the reports behind them and why they've subsided, and of course strive to separate fact from fiction.

Duration:01:06:26

The Plastic Problem

8/3/2018
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How much plastic do we recycle in North America, how do we compare to the rest of the world, and what nascent technologies are helping us solve this environmental problem?

Duration:01:12:10

Animal Intelligence

7/20/2018
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This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into animal intelligence, the differences between different species, and how they've developed.

Duration:00:53:07

Superstition

7/13/2018
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This week Aaron and Rich delve into superstition. Why do so many people believe in things that seem irrational, illogical, and rooted in fear of the unknown?

Duration:01:10:34

Consciousness

7/6/2018
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Aaron and Rich delve into consciousness. What is it, does every living thing have it, and are we part of some greater collective consciousness?

Duration:01:00:26

Cyberbullying

6/29/2018
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Aaron and Rich delve into the rather complex and pervasive issue of cyberbullying. What's it like to be a kid growing up with Facebook and Snapchat?

Duration:01:16:03

Brain Hacking

6/22/2018
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Aaron and Rich delve into the subject of brain hacking, the current science behind it, and what it means for the future of human society.

Duration:00:49:21

Willpower

6/15/2018
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This week Aaron and Rich delve into the subject of willpower and the science behind it. Wait, there's actual science behind the concept of willpower? Do you think you have willpower?

Duration:01:05:01

eSports

6/8/2018
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Aaron and Rich delve into what eSports are, its long history, and why it's so lucrative. Can you really make a full-time living as a career gamer?

Duration:00:50:44

The Ketogenic Diet

6/1/2018
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The ketogenic diet is a high protein/fat and low carb diet. It's been successful for many people as a means weight loss and keeping it off. What other benefits does it have and should you try it?

Duration:00:55:57

Sugar

5/25/2018
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Sugar, an ever present ingredient in drinks and food. Are there different types of sugar and are all of them bad? How much are you supposed to consume on a daily basis?

Duration:00:44:20

The Tragedy of Alfie Evans

5/18/2018
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This week Aaron and Rich discuss Alfie Evans, an infant boy from Liverpool with an undiagnosed neurodegenerative disorder. This was a troubling legal case that drew significant public attention in the United Kingdom and overseas

Duration:00:59:07

Your Irritable Guts

5/11/2018
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects between 6–18% of people worldwide. What is it, what are the signs that you have it, and is there good gut bacteria?

Duration:01:12:58

All Things Awesome

5/4/2018
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Despite this being our 50th episode extravaganza and a slightly different format from what you're used to, we think this is a good time to reflect on some positive things in the world.

Duration:01:20:27

The NRA

4/28/2018
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This week we attempt to learn the NRA's history and why guns are coveted in America, why reasonable gun control laws haven't happened, and pose the question: is the NRA is the real problem?

Duration:01:01:31