world of weird things podcast: the weird world of sex
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: the weird world of sex

Social mores turned sex into a taboo topic, creating huge gaps in popular knowledge of one of the most important parts of our lives. But now, science is stepping up to provide answers.

3d printed organs are on their way, but there’s still a lot of work left to do
# health

3d printed organs are on their way, but there’s still a lot of work left to do

A new breakthrough from Israel shows that while we still have a long way to go before we can 3D print organs on command, we’re definitely headed in the right direction.

how facial recognition technology could cause more crime than it helps solve
# tech

how facial recognition technology could cause more crime than it helps solve

Law enforcement agencies can’t wait to deploy facial recognition AI in daily policing, and pressuring lawmakers to get out of their way. But their zeal for face-seeking AI can easily backfire.

what pig brains kept alive in a machine are teaching us about cheating death
# science

what pig brains kept alive in a machine are teaching us about cheating death

A new experiment on recently slaughtered pigs shows us that brains may be intact for a while after death, and we might have the technology to bring them back to life. Now what?

are diffused galaxies a blow to the theory of modified gravity?
# space

are diffused galaxies a blow to the theory of modified gravity?

Are two galaxies which seem to lack dark matter proof that dark matter must be a particle rather than a quirk of gravity at cosmic scales. Well, it's actually kind of complicated...

how a flare with the power of a quarter of a trillion nukes could create life
# astrobiology

how a flare with the power of a quarter of a trillion nukes could create life

An immensely powerful flare from a tiny red dwarf is helping us understand just how important these stars can be to giving life across the universe to chance to develop.

sci-fi saturday: chapter 010
# sci-fi saturday

sci-fi saturday: chapter 010

shadow nation / future shock / chapter 010

world of weird things podcast: sci-fi’s worst weapons
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: sci-fi’s worst weapons

Some of the most frequently seen and impressive sci-fi weapons in movies and TV shows have a dirty little secret. They wouldn’t actually work as advertised, if they work at all.

americans aren’t scientifically illiterate, they just don’t care about what science says
# science

americans aren’t scientifically illiterate, they just don’t care about what science says

Popular science figures argue that we’re not taking real problems seriously because the public lacks scientific education. But that’s not the problem. The problem is much, much worse.

how a scottish woman can help us stop the opioid crisis
# health

how a scottish woman can help us stop the opioid crisis

A woman who inherited a rare genetic mutation is giving doctors and scientists an unprecedented glimpse in how we process pain, fear, and anxiety, and how we could treat all three.

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