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Discover the history of how we got here - from the big bang to last week's science breakthroughs. Curiosity fuels creativity. Join us each week as we dive deep into mind-blowing big ideas, and help us make a freaking awesome tomorrow! Discover the Past. Create the Future. Hosted by three science-loving skeptics: Stephen Woodford (Rationality Rules), Rachel Oates, and Thomas Westbrook (Holy Koolaid). Website: http://thehereandhow.com

Discover the history of how we got here - from the big bang to last week's science breakthroughs. Curiosity fuels creativity. Join us each week as we dive deep into mind-blowing big ideas, and help us make a freaking awesome tomorrow! Discover the Past. Create the Future. Hosted by three science-loving skeptics: Stephen Woodford (Rationality Rules), Rachel Oates, and Thomas Westbrook (Holy Koolaid). Website: http://thehereandhow.com
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Discover the history of how we got here - from the big bang to last week's science breakthroughs. Curiosity fuels creativity. Join us each week as we dive deep into mind-blowing big ideas, and help us make a freaking awesome tomorrow! Discover the Past. Create the Future. Hosted by three science-loving skeptics: Stephen Woodford (Rationality Rules), Rachel Oates, and Thomas Westbrook (Holy Koolaid). Website: http://thehereandhow.com

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Episodes

23 Did The Universe Come From Nothing?

8/11/2018
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Did the universe come from nothing? What is the big bang? What does the evidence say? In this episode, we explore the most important astronomical discoveries and what exactly they reveal to us. Show Notes: http://thehereandhow.com/did-the-universe-come-from-nothing

Duration:01:06:49

022 - Can we Memorize Everything?

7/21/2018
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Can we improve our memories and remember everything we encounter? What is the history of memory, and are the limits of human memory? Learn how to memorize more, faster and retain it longer. Show notes: http://thehereandhow.com/can-we-memorize-everything

Duration:01:07:47

021 - Where’s the Missing Link?

7/15/2018
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Where’s the missing link between us humans and our supposedly fellow apes? From australopithecus afarensis to homo neanderthalensis, in this episode we investigate and discuss the many fossils of our ancestors. Show notes: http://thehereandhow.com/wheres-the-missing-link

Duration:01:25:19

020 - Can we Predict the Future?

7/7/2018
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Can we predict the future? Explore the history and science of prophecy, psychic predictions, future simulations, and science-based forecasting. Show notes: http://thehereandhow.com/can-we-predict-the-future

Duration:01:06:07

019 How Do Animals Defend Themselves?

6/30/2018
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This week we're talking about animals! How do animals defend themselves in the wild, how and why did they evolve these traits and what we can learn from them. Show Notes: http://www.thehereandhow.com/animals-defense

Duration:01:06:56

018 What is Happiness?

6/23/2018
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This week we're looking at the science of happiness - what does it mean to be happy? Who has studied happiness? And is there a way you can assure happiness? Show Notes: http://www.thehereandhow.com/happiness-science

Duration:01:19:06

017 Can We Live Forever?

6/14/2018
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Can we cheat death and live forever, gaining eternal life (immortality) and eternal health/youth? Explore the science of extending our life. Show notes: http://thehereandhow.com/can-we-live-forever

Duration:00:52:17

016 What Killed the Dinosaurs?

6/9/2018
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This week look at various scientific theories (and evidence) as to why he dinosaurs went extinct (the story has changed!). And as a bonus, we scratch the surface of mass-extinction as a whole. Show notes: http://thehereandhow.com/what-killed-the-dinosaurs/

Duration:00:52:51

015 Are You Being Manipulated?

6/2/2018
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This week we’re going to be looking at consumer psychology, buyer behaviour and how marketers and advertisers take advantage of this. Some might say you’re being manipulated… but that’s up to you to decide! Show Notes: http://www.thehereandhow.com/marketing-manipulation

Duration:01:37:55

014 - Will Robots Replace Us?

5/26/2018
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Will robots take our jobs, wipe us out, or work alongside us? What will the future of artificial intelligence look like? Show Notes: http://thehereandhow.com/will-robots-replace-us

Duration:01:24:23

013 How Do You Date a Rock

5/19/2018
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How do you date a rock? For that matter, how to you date anything? Within this episode we look at the science of dating the age of the earth, and to some extent the moon, planets and solar system. Show notes: http://thehereandhow.com/how-do-you-date-a-rock

Duration:01:11:40

012 Do We Have A Sixth Sense?

5/12/2018
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Today we're looking at the human body and our senses! What is a sense? How many senses do we have? Are there just 5 basic senses or does it get a bit more complicated than that? Show Notes: http://www.thehereandhow.com/sixth-sense

Duration:01:23:29

Do you have a soul?

5/5/2018
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Is the mind separate from the body? What can science tell us about the soul? Dive deep into the history and science of mind-body dualism and explore the notion of the soul. Show notes: http://thehereandhow.com/do-you-have-a-soul

Duration:01:19:53

010 Do We Have Free Will?

4/28/2018
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Did you choose to read this text? Did you choose to watch / listen to this video? And, more importantly, did you choose to be interested in this video? Within this episode we answer these questions and more, as we ask the age-old question "Do we have free will?" Show notes: http://thehereandhow.com/do-we-have-free-will

Duration:01:37:37

009 Should We Worry About Antibiotic Resistance?

4/21/2018
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More and more bacteria, viruses and fungi are becoming resistant to traditional treatments. Antibiotic Resistance, in particular, isn't just something we can put off for a few years and then pass off onto the experts - it's something we need to understand, worry about and find solutions for now. Show Notes: http://thehereandhow.com/antibiotic-resistance/

Duration:01:21:03

008 Are Psychics Real?

4/14/2018
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Explore the techniques used by psychics. Learn the tricks/methods of psychics, why it's a scam & what the harm is. Be on your guard for psychic trickery, because they can be pretty devious. Show notes: http://www.thehereandhow.com/are-psychics-real

Duration:01:05:24

007 Is Homosexuality Natural?

4/7/2018
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This week we’re asking the potent question “Is homosexuality natural?” Do other animals display homosexual tendencies? Is there any scientific proof that it’s natural? Where does the claim come from? For the answers to these questions and many more, tune in!# Show notes: http://thehereandhow.com/is-homosexuality-natural

Duration:01:21:08

006 What Makes Some Things So Cute?

3/31/2018
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This week we’re looking at the science of cute! What makes some animals and babies so adorable? Why was this so important for our survival? What is the cutest animal in the world? And maybe along the way we get a little off track and end up discussing… well, a little bit of everything! It’s a fun one! Show notes: http://thehereandhow.com/science-of-cute/

Duration:01:35:40

005 Where did life come from?

3/24/2018
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Where did life on earth come from? How does life come from non-life? Explore the science of abiogenesis with us. Show Notes: http://thehereandhow.com/where-did-life-come-from

Duration:01:11:25

004 Is the Earth Flat?

3/17/2018
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What is the shape of the earth & how can we test it using science? Find out how we know that the earth is round (technically an oblate spheroid). Show notes: http://thehereandhow.com/is-the-earth-flat/

Duration:01:30:33