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et 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.

et 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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et 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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Episodes

Greyson Near-Death Experience Scale, A Diet to Prevent Jet Lag, and Several States of Matter

10/23/2018
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Learn about several states of matter beyond the three or four you probably already know about; the military-tested Argonne diet designed to prevent jet lag; and the Near-Death Experience Scale. 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: http://skillshare.com/curioushttps://curiosity.im/2CJs0nfhttps://curiosity.im/2CIwBWPhttps://curiosity.im/2CJkAAx Please tell us about...

Duration:00:08:58

What If Mosquitoes Disappeared, Facebook Relationships, and Hidden Messages in Backwards Music

10/22/2018
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Learn what might happen if mosquitoes disappeared; why music played backward makes you hear hidden messages; and what people can tell about your relationships from your Facebook profile. 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: https://curiosity.im/2CLHkA7https://curiosity.im/2CJk8Clhttps://curiosity.im/2CJjIvL Please tell us about yourself and help us improve the...

Duration:00:07:58

Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini’s Friendship, How to Read Food Labels, Jack-O’-Lantern Maintenance, and Declaring Sovereignty

10/21/2018
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Learn how Spiritualism made Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini fast friends — and how it caused their falling out; how to read food labels in the U.S.; how to keep your jack-o’-lantern from spoiling; and why it’s hard to declare yourself a sovereign nation, even if you buy your own island. 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...

Duration:00:10:06

The Habitable Epoch, Mars 2020’s Search for Life, and 4 Research-Based Personality Types

10/19/2018
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Learn about why the universe may have been teeming with life billions of years ago; why NASA’s Mars 2020 Martian rover mission is going to be a huge milestone; and four personality types people fit into, according to new research. 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: Billions of Years Ago, the Universe May Have Been Teeming with LifeWe're Officially Sending a New...

Duration:00:08:57

The Sinister Darkness Factor Trait, Why Pluto’s Definition Matters, and World Record Pumpkins

10/18/2018
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Learn about a personality trait called the D Factor that might be behind all the evil in the world; why the Pluto planet debate just won’t go away; and how much time it takes to grow giant, prize-worthy pumpkins. 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: The D Factor Might Be the Personality Trait Behind All the Evil in the WorldHere's Why the Pluto Planet Debate Just...

Duration:00:09:59

Adult Bedtime Benefits, Cerberin Toxin, and A Word to Convince Others You’re Not A Robot

10/17/2018
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Learn about why regular bedtimes aren’t just for kids; a toxin in the pong pong seeds of the Cerbera odollam tree that’s been called the perfect murder weapon; and the best word you can say to convince people you’re not a robot. 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: Regular Bedtimes Aren't Just For KidsThe Toxin in "The Suicide Tree" Has Been Called the Perfect...

Duration:00:07:58

Moonmoons, Why You Get Sick When Seasons Change, and a Quiz Measuring Forgiveness

10/16/2018
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Learn how moons can have their own moons called moonmoons; how to tell whether you’re a forgiving person; and why you get sick when the seasons change. 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: Moons Can Have Moons and You Can Call Them MoonmoonsThis Quiz Tells You How Forgiving You AreWhy Do People Get Sick When the Seasons Change? Please tell us about yourself and...

Duration:00:07:37

Your Exposome Germ Cloud, The Tree That Owns Itself, and Bosses Don’t Encourage Curiosity

10/15/2018
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Learn about your exposome, the friendly cloud of germs that surrounds you; why bosses don’t encourage curiosity as much as they think they do (and what that’s a bad thing); and the aptly named Tree That Owns Itself in Athens, Georgia. 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: Your Exposome Is the Friendly Cloud of Germs That Surrounds YouBosses Don't Encourage...

Duration:00:08:40

Where Online Lingo Comes From, How to Reinforce Good Habits, Gym Class Fallout, and Why Glue Doesn’t Stick to the Bottle

10/14/2018
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Learn about a massive Twitter analysis that shows where your favorite online lingo came from; how to reinforce good habits with temptation bundling; how gym class when you were a kid might affect your exercise habits today; and why glue doesn’t stick to the bottle. 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: This Massive Twitter Analysis Shows Where Your Favorite Online...

Duration:00:10:05

2018 Ig Nobel Prizes, Flu Shots Don’t Make You Sick, and Setting Broad Goals for Longer Happiness

10/12/2018
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Learn about why the flu shot will not give you the flu; how you can set the right goals to make happiness can last longer; and the hilarious winners of the 2018 Ig Nobel Prizes. 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: No, The Flu Shot Can't Give You The Flu. Here's Why You Think It CanHappiness Can Last Longer If You Set Broad GoalsThese Are the 10 Hilarious Winners...

Duration:00:08:58

Time May Be Slowing Down, You Leave Good First Impressions, and Ouija Board Origins

10/11/2018
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Learn about why some physicists think time may be slowing down, and how it might eventually stop; new research that says you make a better first impression than you might think; and the true origin story of the Ouija board. 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: Some Physicists Think Time May Be Slowing Down — and Will Eventually StopDon't Worry, You Made a Better...

Duration:00:08:59

Why Aliens May Be Under Ice, Transnistria, and How Exclamation Points Stress People Out

10/10/2018
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Learn about how punctuation and exclamation points are stressing people out; why ice might be stopping us from discovering an alien civilization; and Transnistria: a country that doesn’t exist! 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: Exclamation Points Are Out of Control, and It's Stressing People OutWhere Are All the Aliens? Maybe They're Under the Ice.Welcome to...

Duration:00:08:35

Measuring Your FOMO, Tashirojima “Cat Island,” and the Man Who Put His Head Inside A Particle Accelerator (and Survived!)

10/9/2018
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Learn about the real effects of FOMO, and how you can measure your fear of missing out; the story of Anatoli Bugorski, a Russian scientist who put his head inside a particle accelerator and survived; and the Japanese “Cat Island” of Tashirojima, where there are more cats than people. 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: Two months of unlimited access...

Duration:00:08:51

Schrödinger's Second Cat, Asymmetric Insight, and Why You Should Study How You Study

10/8/2018
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Learn about a version of Schrödinger's cat that might break quantum physics; a study hack that makes you think about how you study; and why you’re not as mysterious as you think you are, thanks to a cognitive bias called asymmetric insight. 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: Adding a Second Cat to Schrödinger's Cat Experiment Might Break Quantum PhysicsThis...

Duration:00:08:37

Nuclear Pasta, Belly Button Science, How Lighting Affects Learning and Memory, and the Worst Diet Fads Ever

10/7/2018
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Learn how the wrong lighting can make you less productive, and why “nuclear pasta” might be the strongest material in the universe. We’ll also dispel some myths about the worst diet fads in history, and answer a listener question about why there are “innie” and “outie” belly buttons. 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: You Should Never Work in a Dimly Lit...

Duration:00:10:06

3-Step Fear Control Method, Quantum Physics Changing the Past, and Red Meat Allergies from Tick Bites

10/5/2018
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Learn about a quantum physics quirk that might mean you can change the past; how a bite from a lone star tick could make you allergic to red meat; and a fear researcher’s three-step RIA method you can use to control your fears. 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: A Quirk of Quantum Physics Might Mean You Can Change the PastThe Bite of a Lone Star Tick Can Make...

Duration:00:08:58

First Moon Beyond Our Solar System Discovery, Jacuzzi of Despair, and The Winner Effect

10/4/2018
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Learn about how astronomers may have just discovered the first moon beyond our solar system; why the “jacuzzi of despair” kills everything that enters it; and why the winner effect says one win leads to even more wins. 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: Astronomers May Have Just Discovered the First Moon Beyond Our Solar SystemThe Jacuzzi of Despair Is a Deadly...

Duration:00:08:38

A New World Beyond Pluto, Neuroscience’s Take on Free Will, and Blue Zones Where People Live Longer

10/3/2018
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Learn about a world beyond Pluto nicknamed “The Goblin” that astronomers just discovered; what neuroscience says about whether humans have free will; and “Blue Zones” where people live longer. 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: There's a World Beyond Pluto That Astronomers Just DiscoveredDo We Have Free Will? Neuroscience Might Have an AnswerBlue Zones are...

Duration:00:07:58

Plants That Light Up When Attacked, A 5-Minute Trick for Falling Asleep, and The Creepy Carleton Villa

10/2/2018
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Learn about why scientists made a plant that lights up when it’s attacked; the history of what might be the creepiest house in the United States; and a 5-minute trick to help you fall asleep faster. Plus: hear Cody and Ashley react to Curiosity Daily being recognized as the 2018 Best Science & Medicine Podcast in the 13th Annual People’s Choice Podcast Awards! In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn...

Duration:00:09:46

Flu Shot Timing, Space Experiment Requirements, and Relationship Deal Breakers, According to Research

10/1/2018
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Learn CASIS’ criteria for getting approval for a science experiment in space; when is the right time to get your flu shot; and the top 10 relationship deal breakers, according to research. 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: Before They're Allowed in Space, Science Experiments Need to Meet These 3 CriteriaWhen's the Right Time to Get Your Flu Shot?Scientists Have...

Duration:00:08:26