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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?

world of weird things podcast: how we teach math doesn’t add up
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world of weird things podcast: how we teach math doesn’t add up

If we want more kids to pursue careers in STEM, they need to study math. But what type of math they study matters.

world of weird things podcast: why everything we know is a theory
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world of weird things podcast: why everything we know is a theory

This one is for every scientist and science writer who've been told that something is "just a theory" in response to an article.

world of weird things podcast: how dunning-kruger broke politics
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world of weird things podcast: how dunning-kruger broke politics

You certainly don't want to trample on people's self-esteem. But some people just seem to have way too much, and when they do, a lot of very bad things tend to happen.

world of weird things podcast: why ad astra is the breakup letter to space exploration
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world of weird things podcast: why ad astra is the breakup letter to space exploration

Advertised as a journey to the edge of space and our inner selves, Ad Astra is a tedious, scientifically inaccurate dive into a one-dimensional character's navel. Here's why it matters.

world of weird things podcast: don’t trust your gut on probiotics
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world of weird things podcast: don’t trust your gut on probiotics

Probiotics are the next big health trend thanks to new discoveries about our gut biomes. But are we just buying a lot of hype?

world of weird things podcast: how does global warming make storms worse?
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world of weird things podcast: how does global warming make storms worse?

Are hurricanes and major storms getting more dangerous thanks to global warming or is that just what the news and pop culture tell us? The answer is a bit more complicated than you might thinkā€¦

world of weird things podcast: how ignorant politicians could supercharge hackers
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world of weird things podcast: how ignorant politicians could supercharge hackers

If we compromise encryption standards used to secure almost everything we do electronically, we'll catch more criminals. But we'll also create millions more by giving them easy targets.

world of weird things podcast: are we getting our germs all over space?
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world of weird things podcast: are we getting our germs all over space?

A recent crash landing on the Moon was an astrobiologist's worst-case scenario, raising the question of whether we're just doomed to contaminate every world we'll ever touch.

world of weird things podcast: planes, trains, and automobiles (of the future)
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world of weird things podcast: planes, trains, and automobiles (of the future)

The Fishes debate the future of transportation and the likelihood that you'll be flying to work with your own, personal jetpack.

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