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world of weird things podcast: the most abundant lifeforms in the universe
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world of weird things podcast: the most abundant lifeforms in the universe

As scientists search for evidence of life on other worlds in our solar system and beyond, they’re starting to ask how to define life in the first place.

world of weird things podcast: yes, your devices are spying on you, here’s why
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world of weird things podcast: yes, your devices are spying on you, here’s why

Your electronics are watching you. The good news is that it’s usually to fix bugs. The bad news is that the data they collect can be abused without some serious oversight.

world of weird things podcast: in search of ancient little green men
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world of weird things podcast: in search of ancient little green men

Tales of long-lost ancient civilizations are nothing new. What is new, is scientists asking how to find such societies on our world and those orbiting other stars…

world of weird things podcast: why space can’t be our trashcan
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world of weird things podcast: why space can’t be our trashcan

After decades of exploring space, the orbit around our planet is filled with junk we need to clear as soon as possible. But physics and politics aren’t going to make it easy on us.

world of weird things podcast: why cult leaders are loving the pandemic
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world of weird things podcast: why cult leaders are loving the pandemic

While we’re spending more and more time at home, in front of our computers as the COVID pandemic rages on, cults are ready to pounce on a golden opportunity...

world of weird things podcast: so, what does your brain really do?
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world of weird things podcast: so, what does your brain really do?

According to some of the latest research into cognition and neuroscience, our brains may not be the end-all-be-all of our intellectual prowess…

world of weird things podcast: how did we end up with coronavirus?!
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world of weird things podcast: how did we end up with coronavirus?!

As the world is locked down in mass quarantine, we ask how we ended up with a pandemic and why are so many people so eager to blame everything but nature for it.

world of weird things podcast: why and how empathy binds the human species
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world of weird things podcast: why and how empathy binds the human species

Empathy is the most important trait for human cohesion and civil politics. So, where does empathy comes from, how does it break down, and how can it be stimulated?

world of weird things podcast: the wild, weird world of antimatter
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world of weird things podcast: the wild, weird world of antimatter

Antimatter is technically a paradox that shouldn't exist alongside ordinary matter. So how does it still exist? And what can we do with it?

world of weird things podcast: do cyborgs dream of bionic sheep?
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world of weird things podcast: do cyborgs dream of bionic sheep?

In the future, humanity is likely to become cyborgs. But how would that happen? And how did we get to the point where this is a realistic conversation?

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