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Thu. 06/30 - The Kid Who Invented Popsicles... Allegedly
The murky history of Popsicles, and freeze pops or Otter Pops or whatever you call them. Plus, those skin mites that live on your face might be able to reveal your geographic ancestry. And the Canadian radio station that only plays one song by Rage Against the Machine now.
Wed. 06/29 - Did "The Dress" Foreshadow Fake News?
Remember the photo of that blue and black dress, or I’m sorry, white and gold dress? It turns out at least one neuroscientist conducted an official study of people’s perceptions about it, and his findings could have larger ramifications on our seemingly increasing inability to communicate and understand each other when it comes to fundamental social issues.
Tue. 06/28 - The Return of the Moon Age
NASA’s Artemis mission returning us to the moon has officially begun… sort of. Here’s everything you need to know about today’s first step towards establishing a base in lunar orbit. Plus, why do so many of us love logging the books we read and movies we watch on tracking apps, and at what cost?
Mon. 06/27 - Why Friends Smell Alike
Do groups of friends all smell alike? Plus, an astonishingly well-preserved 30,000 year old woolly mammoth baby was just discovered. And we finally have photographic evidence of that mysterious rocket stage that hit the moon in March.
Fri. 06/24 - The Creatures That Live & Mate On Our Faces
The facts on how risky public bathrooms actually are when it comes to germs and disease transmission. Plus, the secret lives of skin mites––a bevy of new findings on the microscopic creatures that live on our faces. And, as a chaser, animal ASMR.
Thu. 06/23 - The "Anti-Hunger" Molecule Formed By Intense Workouts
A newly-identified molecule may explain why some workouts make you super hungry and others leave you without an appetite at all. Plus, a spectacular planetary conjunction is on display this weekend––how to catch sight of five planets at once. Researchers have a new theory for why all those fish fell from the sky in Texas last year. And a new J.R.R. Tolkien book is coming out in November. Sort of.
Fascinating and uplifting stories and need to brighten your day. I recommend it.
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Fun and informative stories everyday with a wonderful host. Always look forward to listening at the end of my day!
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fortunately, the content is still unique, clever, and makes me paying attention, as always. thank you!