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Science is useful, but its usefulness isn't always obvious. In this podcast we dive deep into scientific research to figure out how the science was done, what was discovered, and how you can use it to improve your life.

Science is useful, but its usefulness isn't always obvious. In this podcast we dive deep into scientific research to figure out how the science was done, what was discovered, and how you can use it to improve your life.
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United States

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Science is useful, but its usefulness isn't always obvious. In this podcast we dive deep into scientific research to figure out how the science was done, what was discovered, and how you can use it to improve your life.

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@usefulsci

Language:

English


Episodes

18: Green spaces

11/20/2017
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This week we learn about the benefits and risks of urban green spaces.

Duration: 00:47:02


17: Bad science reporting

10/13/2017
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This week we learn about sleep habits, Fitbit lawsuits, and bad science reporting.

Duration: 00:50:35


Interview: Social impact, documentaries, VR, and empathy with Harmony Institute

9/30/2016
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Interview: Social impact, documentaries, VR, and empathy with Harmony Institute.

Duration: 00:55:36


16: Art museums, napping, and male and female brains

9/7/2016
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This week we learn about art museums, napping, and male and female brains.

Duration: 01:05:57


Interview: Defending science in the classroom with Josh Rosenau

6/30/2016
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Guest Josh Rosenau, Programs and Policy Director of the National Center for Science Education, talks about the mission of the NCSE and the history of attacks against evolution and climate science in public schools.

Duration: 00:42:53


14: BMI, classroom humor, and poop

6/23/2016
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This week we learn about body shape index, humor in the classroom, and squatting while pooping.

Duration: 00:51:57


13: Online dating, marathon runners, and pizza

6/8/2016
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This week we learn about online dating, marathon runners, and pizza.

Duration: 01:09:26


12: Getting drunk, getting full, and attracting mosquitos

5/3/2016
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This week we learn about getting drunk on diet soda, getting full on imaginary food, and attracting mosquitos with your genes.

Duration: 00:55:11


11: Ambient noise, email checking frequency, and academic tracking

3/11/2016
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This week we learn about ambient noise for creative thinking, email checking frequency, and academic tracking, which is separating students into different classes or schools according to their academic ability.

Duration: 01:05:47


10: Male faces, sex frequency, and organic beef

2/9/2016
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This week we learn about attractive male faces, sex frequency, and organic, grass fed, hormone free, non-gmo beef.

Duration: 01:28:00


9: Adolescent brains, legal drinking ages, and antibacterial soap

1/25/2016
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This week we learn about adolescent brains, legal drinking ages, and antibacterial soap.

Duration: 01:05:53


8: Misconceptions, math anxiety, and healthy personalities

1/4/2016
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This week we learn about the effect of old misconceptions on learning new concepts, painful math anxiety, and healthy personalities.

Duration: 00:57:10


7: Malleable intelligence, merit badges, and depressed roommates

12/17/2015
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This week we cover articles from the education section of our site. We learn about teaching children that intelligence is malleable, merit badges, and depressed roommates. We also have an interview with Derek Muller of Veritasium and Snatoms.

Duration: 01:31:01


6: Fast food, 6-year-old justice, and HIV prevention

12/7/2015
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This week we learn about eating fast food after a workout, xenophobic 6 year olds, and HIV prevention.

Duration: 01:27:41


5: Placebos

11/25/2015
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This week we're talking about placebos. We cover placebo clothing, placebo surgeries, and how placebos are getting stronger over time.

Duration: 01:43:46


4: Music, napping, and video games

11/5/2015
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This week we learn about the benefits of napping, how music makes you smarter, and why you should be playing more video games.

Duration: 01:04:58


3: Wealth equality, antidepressants, and happiness

10/24/2015
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This week, all of our topics come from the happiness section of our site. We learn about how the wealth of others affects your happiness, the effectiveness of anti-depressant drugs, and why being happy all the time may not make you happy all the time.

Duration: 01:12:39


2: Power posing, arguing with teenagers, and creative walking

10/7/2015
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This week we learn about how walking enhances creativity, power posing, and why arguing with your teenager may be a good idea.

Duration: 01:12:21


1: Gift giving, vocal fry, and love

9/23/2015
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This week, all of our topics come from the persuasion section of our site. We learn about why people suck at giving gifts, all about vocal fry, and how to create love in an hour… in a lab at least.

Duration: 01:22:19

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