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The official podcast of Kottke.org. In just 15 minutes, the coolest stuff that happened in the world today. Science, progress, life-hacks, memes, exciting art and hope. The antidote to depressing headlines. Smart stuff in podcast form. Cool news, as a service.

    Fri. 10/23 - The Bat Who Went To Space

    Fri. 10/23 - The Bat Who Went To Space

    Do Venus Flytraps have a short-term memory? A new interactive database of every lifeform that’s ever gone into space from Earth. The Seattle bar that made a pandemic-safe pinball machine. And Burger King is getting in on the zero-waste game with reusable containers in select markets.

    • 14 min
    Thu. 10/22 - The Rare Tree Needed for a COVID-19 Vaccine

    Thu. 10/22 - The Rare Tree Needed for a COVID-19 Vaccine

    What does root beer have to do with a potential COVID-19 vaccine? A deep dive on that connection. A peek into the world of people who grow giant vegetables. And the Iowa woman who had her cat successfully cloned.

    • 17 min
    Wed. 10/21 - Co-Working On A Ferris Wheel

    Wed. 10/21 - Co-Working On A Ferris Wheel

    Today is International Pronoun Day so here are some historical facts about pronouns. Scientists have discovered a previously unknown organ in the human body. And forget about WeWork, a Japanese amusement park has offered up their ferris wheel as a co-working space.

    • 15 min
    Tue. 10/20 - Tardigrade Sunscreen & Cursed Twinkies

    Tue. 10/20 - Tardigrade Sunscreen & Cursed Twinkies

    Tardigrade sunscreen. Coming soon? How to enjoy a socially-distanced holiday season. Some promising methods for upcycling plastic into more valuable materials. And the curious case of the extremely moldy Twinkie.

    • 17 min
    Mon. 10/19 - The Moon Is Getting a Nokia Cellular Network

    Mon. 10/19 - The Moon Is Getting a Nokia Cellular Network

    The fourteen-year-old Texan who may have just made an important discovery for potential COVID-19 treatments. An update on the safety and new norms surrounding air travel. Nokia is building a mobile network on the moon. And the website that’s basically a more organized Chat Roulette but for trying to heal the US’s political divide.

    • 18 min
    Fri. 10/16 - Will Plastic Bubbles Save Live Music? The Flaming Lips Think So.

    Fri. 10/16 - Will Plastic Bubbles Save Live Music? The Flaming Lips Think So.

    More and more humans these days have an extra artery. The 2020 Tony Award nominations and the very strange case of Mr. Aaron Tveit. A calculator that will tell you how much time you’re wasting in your day not listening to podcasts. And The Flaming Lips have a plan to bring concerts back, responsibly.

    • 15 min

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