Brain fun for curious people.
COP28 Host Had Plans to Promote Oil and Gas | Researchers Detected Cicada Emergence With Fiber-Optics
The United Nations climate summit will happen for the next two weeks in Dubai—a city known for its oil money. And, in 2021, an electronics and communications lab accidentally detected the mass emergence of Brood X with fiber-optic sensors.
Ralph Nader Reflects On His Auto Safety Campaign, 55 Years Later
In a conversation from 2021, Ira discusses how auto safety has drastically advanced, thanks in part to Nader’s groundbreaking investigation.
What’s That Smell? An AI Nose Knows
In a conversation from September 2023, Ira discusses a computer model can map the structure of a chemical to predict what it probably smells like.
Jane Goodall On Life Among Chimpanzees
In an interview from 2002, the primatologist gave Ira a lesson in how to speak with chimps.
The ‘Wet-Dog Shake’ And Other Physics Mysteries
From 2018: In his book 'How to Walk on Water and Climb Up Walls,' David Hu explores the wonders of the animal world.
Ig Nobel Prizes | Stop Flushing Your Health Data Down The Toilet
Counting nose hairs and licking rocks: Highlights from the 33rd First Annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony. Plus, in a conversation from March 2023, Ira discusses smart toilets powered by AI to give users more insight into their health.
15 min one topic format is too short
I miss the beginning of old format local ‘science news with national significance ( or similaire title)
I see what you did there with the new format
This new format allows you to fit in way more ads than before. Kinda crappy for listeners. Also, why so much recycled old content lately? I hope the producers listen to us and reverse course on these decisions.
Suddenly an everyday treat . Thanks!!