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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.

    Why Brussels Sprouts Taste Better Now, Luxury Buying Makes People Feel Fake, and Whether People Think in Words or Pictures

    Why Brussels Sprouts Taste Better Now, Luxury Buying Makes People Feel Fake, and Whether People Think in Words or Pictures

    Learn about whether people think in words or in pictures; why brussels sprouts really are tastier than they used to be; and why buying luxury items might make you feel like an impostor.

    • 14 min
    GPS’s Past and Future (w/ Hugo Fruehauf) and Why It's OK to Nap Without Falling Asleep

    GPS’s Past and Future (w/ Hugo Fruehauf) and Why It's OK to Nap Without Falling Asleep

    Hugo Fruehaf, one of the inventors of GPS, discusses the dark origins of GPS and how far we’ve come since. Plus: learn why quiet wakefulness makes it okay to take a nap without actually falling asleep.

    • 12 min
    How Beauty Sleep Boosts Beauty, Plants Talk to Worms for Self-Defense, and Fighting Deepfakes with Heart Rate

    How Beauty Sleep Boosts Beauty, Plants Talk to Worms for Self-Defense, and Fighting Deepfakes with Heart Rate

    Learn about why “beauty sleep” has real benefits for your skin; how plants learn the chemical language of pests to use for self-defense; and a new algorithm that’s fighting deepfakes by looking at heart rates.

    • 9 min
    Tips for Happy, Healthy Aging (w/ Daniel Levitin) and a Massive Collision Helped Us Judge the Milky Way’s Age

    Tips for Happy, Healthy Aging (w/ Daniel Levitin) and a Massive Collision Helped Us Judge the Milky Way’s Age

    Learn about research-based advice for staying happy in your later years, from neuroscientist and author Daniel Levitin. Then, you’ll learn about how a faraway star helped researchers figure out when the Milky Way was formed.

    • 10 min
    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

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