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The award-winning Curiosity Daily podcast from Curiosity.com will help you get smarter about the world around you — every day. In less than 10 minutes, you’ll get a unique mix of research-based life hacks, the latest science and technology news, and more. Discovery's Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer will help you learn about your mind and body, outer space and the depths of the sea, and how history shaped the world into what it is today.

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The award-winning Curiosity Daily podcast from Curiosity.com will help you get smarter about the world around you — every day. In less than 10 minutes, you’ll get a unique mix of research-based life hacks, the latest science and technology news, and more. Discovery's Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer will help you learn about your mind and body, outer space and the depths of the sea, and how history shaped the world into what it is today.

    Employees Should Surf the Web at Work, Hear a 3,000-Year-Old Mummy’s Voice, and Being Cold Makes Us Crave Social Contact

    Employees Should Surf the Web at Work, Hear a 3,000-Year-Old Mummy’s Voice, and Being Cold Makes Us Crave Social Contact

    Learn about why bosses should let employees surf the web at work; how researchers made it possible for you to hear a mummy’s voice after 3,000 years; and why cold weather makes us crave social contact.

    • 9 min
    Opposites Don’t Attract, We Like What’s Physically Close to Us, and the History of Last Names

    Opposites Don’t Attract, We Like What’s Physically Close to Us, and the History of Last Names

    Learn about why opposites don’t really attract; the “propinquity effect” and how physical distance affects the way we feel about other people; and the history of when and why we started using last names.

    • 11 min
    How GPS Clocks Work (w/ Hugo Fruehauf) and Why Stress Turns Hair Gray

    How GPS Clocks Work (w/ Hugo Fruehauf) and Why Stress Turns Hair Gray

    Learn how atomic clocks and GPS clocks work, with help from the engineer who made GPS clocks possible: Hugo Fruehauf. But first, you’ll learn about how Harvard researchers finally figured out why stress can turn your hair gray.

    • 12 min
    The Academic Benefits of Emotional Intelligence, Atoms Split in Uneven Shapes, and Wolf Puppies Can Play Fetch

    The Academic Benefits of Emotional Intelligence, Atoms Split in Uneven Shapes, and Wolf Puppies Can Play Fetch

    Learn about why students with higher emotional intelligence do better in school; how scientists solved an 80-year mystery of how atoms split; and an adorable discovery that changes what we know about the canine brain. Spoiler: it involves wolf puppies.

    • 10 min
    A Reason to Reveal Your Failures, the Time Tulips Cost More Than Houses, and the Death of Planet WASP-12b

    A Reason to Reveal Your Failures, the Time Tulips Cost More Than Houses, and the Death of Planet WASP-12b

    Learn about why successful people should reveal their failures; the extreme story of the death of planet WASP-12b; and why tulips used to cost more than houses during a period known as “tulip mania.”

    • 11 min
    Stanford Technique for Picking Creative Ideas, Why Whales Are So Big (But Not Bigger), and the First Medical Diagnosis and Treatment in Space from Earth

    Stanford Technique for Picking Creative Ideas, Why Whales Are So Big (But Not Bigger), and the First Medical Diagnosis and Treatment in Space from Earth

    Learn about how doctors on Earth diagnosed and treated an astronaut’s medical problem in space for the first time; a new study that explains why whales are so big, but not bigger; and a Stanford technique for getting better at picking creative ideas.

    • 9 min

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