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Each week we bring you a new, in-depth exploration of the space where science and society collide. We’re committed to the idea that making an effort to understand the world around you though science and critical thinking can benefit everyone—and lead to better decisions. We want to find out what’s true, what’s left to discover, and why it all matters.

Inquiring Minds Indre Viskontas

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Each week we bring you a new, in-depth exploration of the space where science and society collide. We’re committed to the idea that making an effort to understand the world around you though science and critical thinking can benefit everyone—and lead to better decisions. We want to find out what’s true, what’s left to discover, and why it all matters.

    The future artificial intelligence may lead to

    The future artificial intelligence may lead to

    We talk to writer and technologist Gary Bengier about AI and his new science fiction novel Unfettered Journey.

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    What is the future of human work?

    What is the future of human work?

    We talk to president and CEO of Lumina Foundation Jamie Merisotis about his new book Human Work in the Age of Smart Machines.

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    A Thousand Brains: A New Theory of Intelligence

    A Thousand Brains: A New Theory of Intelligence

    We talk to neuroscientist and computer pioneer Jeff Hawkins about his new book A Thousand Brains: A New Theory of Intelligence.

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    Where did artificial intelligence come from?

    Where did artificial intelligence come from?

    We talk to New York Times reporter and author Cade Metz about his new book Genius Makers: The Mavericks Who Brought AI to Google, Facebook, and the World.

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    Up To Date | Aliens didn’t make Oumuamua, aphantasia, and baseball beer research

    Up To Date | Aliens didn’t make Oumuamua, aphantasia, and baseball beer research

    This week: New research on the first known interstellar object in our solar system, A/2017 U1—or Oumuamua—suggesting it’s probably a chunk of a Pluto-like planet, and not from aliens; research that used 2,000 microphones to get super detailed recordings of hummingbirds and learn how they make the sounds they make; the impact of alcohol consumption policies at major league baseball stadiums; and new research on people with aphantasia—the inability to form mental imagery—and how scary stories are less likely to scare them.

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    What does it mean to be alive?

    What does it mean to be alive?

    We talk to acclaimed science writer and return guest Carl Zimmer about his new book Life's Edge: The Search for What It Means to Be Alive.

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Excellent podcast

I love this podcast. It covers a huge range of STEM topics without being tired or repetitive. It’s great for the morning commute and isn’t difficult to understand if you don’t have a science background or specialised knowledge. Love it.

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