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Curious Minds – A podcast about Science, Technology and History

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The Awful and Wonderful History of the Mir Space Station | Curious Minds Podcast

9/2/2017
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The Mir Space Station was a true Soviet engineering wonder, an achievement comparable with the US landing on the Moon. Yet in its later years, Mir survived some horrific & hair-raising accidents... The post The Awful and Wonderful History of the Mir Space Station | Curious Minds Podcast appeared first on Curious Minds Podcast.

Duration: 00:45:34


The Lost Manuscript of Archimedes | Curious Minds Podcast

7/27/2017
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Archimedes is famous for being Ancient Greece's greatest engineer. Yet a random discovery - a prayers book found in an old church in Turkish Istanbul, casts this mysterious genius in an even more surprising light. The post The Lost Manuscript of Archimedes | Curious Minds Podcast appeared first on Curious Minds Podcast.

Duration: 00:33:20


The Dark Avenger [From: Malicious.Life] | Curious Minds Podcast

6/29/2017
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In 1989, a message was found in a virus: "Eddie Lives…Somewhere in Time!". 'Eddie' was a particularly nasty virus, and its discovery led a young Bulgarian security researcher down a rabbit hole, on a hunt for the prolific creator of the Eddie virus: The Dark Avenger. The post The Dark Avenger [From: Malicious.Life] | Curious Minds Podcast appeared first on Curious Minds Podcast.

Duration: 00:33:09


The History of Open Source & Free Software, Pt. 1, w/ Special Guest: Richard Stallman

6/3/2016
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In the early 1980's Richard Stallman founded the Free Software Foundation (FSF): a socio-technological movement that revolutionized the software world. In this episode we'll hear Stallman himself talking about the roots of the movement, and learn of its early struggles. The post The History of Open Source & Free Software, Pt. 1, w/ Special Guest: Richard Stallman appeared first on Curious Minds Podcast.

Duration: 00:35:07


The Ancient Indo-European Language, Pt. 1

4/15/2016
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A surprising discovery made by a British judge in India uncovered the existence of an ancient language, the ancestor of an amazing variety of modern languages - from English and French, to the Persian Farsi and Indian Sanskrit. The speakers of this language didn't leave any written evidence behind, but researchers were able to reconstruct it never the less. How? it's a kind of a fairy tale, really... ;-) The post The Ancient Indo-European Language, Pt. 1 appeared first on Curious Minds...

Duration: 00:34:04


The Molecular Clock, Pt. 1: The Real Adam and Eve

11/17/2015
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In the 1970s and 80s, an interesting academic dispute rose between two rival camps of scientists in the field of Paleoanthropology, the study of human evolution. The main question dealt with the theories of when and where the modern human, the Homo-Sapiens, appeared. The post The Molecular Clock, Pt. 1: The Real Adam and Eve appeared first on CMPod - A Podcast about Science, Technology & History.

Duration: 00:31:55


The Poison King: On the History of Poisons

11/4/2015
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Curious Minds: A Podcast about Science, Technology and History (About the show...) When Life Insurance was invented, poisoning became a plague in Victorian Britain. For many women, the poison of choice was Arsenic. What made the 'inheritance powder' the perfect murder weapon?(Note: This episode is not recommendedfor young children) ___ _______________ The post The Poison King: On the History of Poisons appeared first on CMPod - A Podcast about Science, Technology & History.

Duration: 00:29:36


With a little help from the Beatles: The Story of X-Rays & CT

9/3/2015
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Written by: Ran Levi In 1895, Wilhelm Röntgen was an honored and admired physics professor. But reputation aside, Röntgen was 50 years old - and at that age, it is rare for a scientist to make a significant contribution to his or her field. But Röntgen spent a lot of time in his lab, working alone. The focus of his curiosity was a peculiar device named the “Crookes Tube”. It gave off an inexplicable, ghastly yellowish glow that was a mystery that puzzled many of the great minds of the late...

Duration: 00:33:20