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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

Donut-Shaped Planets, Hot Aluminum Foil, Why Fish Wiggle, and A Woman Who Can’t Feel Fear

12/16/2018
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Learn why fish never quit wiggling; how a donut-shaped planet is technically possible; what researchers have learned from “S.M.,” the woman who can’t feel fear; and why you can touch aluminum foil in a hot oven. 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/2EnkpvAhttps://curiosity.im/2Eekhymhttps://curiosity.im/2EcPRwx If you love our show and you're...

Duration:00:10:05

Science-Based Tips for Better Meetings, Dinosaur Mythbusting, and Staying Awake for 11 Days

12/14/2018
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Learn about 12 science-based tips for better meetings; common dinosaur myths you should stop believing; and what happened when 17-year-old Randy Gardner stayed awake for 11 days, for science. 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/2EaSXB2https://curiosity.im/2Ebxybbhttps://curiosity.im/2EeOM7f If you love our show and you're interested in...

Duration:00:09:54

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

12/13/2018
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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...

Duration:00:08:54

How to Take A Compliment, Learn Anything in Four Steps, and Design a New Arecibo Message

12/12/2018
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Learn why compliments are so embarrassing, and how you can take them better; how you can help astronomers design a new Arecibo Message to send to extraterrestrials; and how you can learn anything in four steps with the Feynman Technique. 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/2EcrmiVhttps://curiosity.im/2EeoTEChttps://curiosity.im/2EbxfNz If you...

Duration:00:09:13

Jet Lag Is Worse When You Travel East, Earth’s Wandering Poles, and Geminid Meteor Shower

12/11/2018
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Learn when you can catch the Geminid Meteor Shower this month, and why it’s unique; why jet lag is worse when you travel east; and research into how the Earth’s wandering poles may have caused our ice age. Please support our sponsors! Visit zola.com/curiosity to start your free wedding website, and also get $50 off your registry on Zola. 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...

Duration:00:08:39

Kickstart Your Memory with the Jennifer Aniston Neuron, Black Hole Pictures, and Increasing Human Lifespans

12/10/2018
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Learn how fast human lifespans are increasing; why we’ve never seen a black hole; and recent research into the “Jennifer Aniston neuron” that could help you kickstart your memory. 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...

Duration:00:08:58

Why Humans Are Symmetrical, Fish Electrocution Physics, A Misplaced Equator Theme Park, and Silent Places

12/9/2018
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Learn about one of the only silent places in the United States; why fish aren’t electrocuted during lightning storms; why an equator theme park was built in the wrong place; and why humans are symmetrical. 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/2Eg4gIlhttps://curiosity.im/2EekyS3https://curiosity.im/2EdM95F If you love our show and you're...

Duration:00:10:05

Be Brave Using the Science of Vulnerability, Boost Productivity with Fika, and Burn Calories via the Afterburn Effect

12/7/2018
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Learn how to use the science of vulnerability to gather up the courage to do something risky; how your body burns calories even after you’re done exercising; and a Swedish tradition that could make you more productive. 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/2Sh9Ug8https://curiosity.im/2SikxiLhttps://curiosity.im/2Sh9vKE If you love our show and...

Duration:00:07:58

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

12/6/2018
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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! Visit movaglobes.com/curiosity and use coupon code CURIOSITY for 15% off your purchase. In this podcast, Cody...

Duration:00:10:05

You Can Learn and Unlearn Emotions, Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, and Loveland Castle’s Weird History

12/5/2018
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Learn about Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle; the weird history of Loveland Castle, a Medieval structure in Ohio; and why you’re not born with emotions — you learn (and can unlearn) them. Please support our sponsors: buy the super-fun party game ANOMIA on Amazon — https://amzn.to/2Dl5EIg 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:00:08:14

See if You’re a Covert Narcissist, Michelson-Morley Experiment, and The Monty Hall Problem

12/4/2018
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Learn why the Michelson-Morley Experiment is the most famous failed experiment in history; how to tell if you’re a covert narcissist; and the Monty Hall Problem, which is a probability puzzle that might break your brain. 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/2Sm5tAXhttps://curiosity.im/2ShRSdJhttps://curiosity.im/2SkjZJc If you love our show...

Duration:00:08:56

How Asteroids Can Have Rings, Spiders That Nurse Their Young, and “Lord of the Forest” Tāne Mahuta

12/3/2018
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Learn about why asteroids can have rings; spiders that actually nurse their young; and Tāne Mahuta, a massive tree that’s been known to bring visitors to tears. 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/2SeUiK6https://curiosity.im/2SmDgKjhttps://curiosity.im/2SenhxM If you love our show and you're interested in hearing full-length interviews, then...

Duration:00:07:15

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

12/2/2018
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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...

Duration:00:10:05

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

11/30/2018
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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...

Duration:00:08:11

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

11/29/2018
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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...

Duration:00:09:57

Why You’re Bad at Fact-Checking, Reducing Anxiety with Horror Movies, and Why Urine is Yellow

11/28/2018
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Learn about the Moses Illusion, which shows how your brain processes information; why urine is yellow; and how watching horror movies can help reduce anxiety. 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://amzn.to/2Dl5EIghttps://curiosity.im/2DMJwHLhttps://curiosity.im/2DMA1IShttps://curiosity.im/2S7TtTz Please tell us about yourself and help us improve the show by...

Duration:00:08:22

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

11/27/2018
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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: http://skillshare.com/curioushttps://curiosity.im/2DNFVcqhttps://curiosity.im/2DKKfJNhttps://curiosity.im/2DM9wmD Additional resources...

Duration:00:08:54

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

11/26/2018
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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: https://curiosity.im/2DMy5A6https://curiosity.im/2DLaHmlhttps://curiosity.im/2DPkND1...

Duration:00:09:21

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

11/25/2018
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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: https://curiosity.im/2DLabEVhttps://curiosity.im/2DMmsZPhttps://curiosity.im/2DKb00Z Additional resources...

Duration:00:10:06

Gifts Requiring Assembly Are More Treasured, Why You May Not Be Hard To Shop For, and Types of Perfectionists

11/23/2018
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Learn why people value an item more if they put it together themselves; why you might not be as hard to shop for as you think you are; and three types of perfectionism that might be ruining your life. 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/2RWXQk2https://curiosity.im/2S2tz3fhttps://curiosity.im/2S4U48v Please tell us about yourself and help us...

Duration:00:10:03