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world of weird things podcast: why space travel makes you care about the earth
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world of weird things podcast: why space travel makes you care about the earth

Critics of space exploration say we need to fix Earth before aiming for the stars, but science shows that space travel makes you care much more about the planet’s future.

world of weird things podcast: further down the rabbit hole with marc-andre argentino
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world of weird things podcast: further down the rabbit hole with marc-andre argentino

Wondering why your relatives are sharing QAnon memes and how a fringe conspiracy theory became a global religion for the far right? Us too. That’s why we talked to an expert.

world of weird things podcast: christmas in a mad scientist’s lab
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world of weird things podcast: christmas in a mad scientist’s lab

On a very special extended episode, we talk about the science of transhumanism, cyberpunk, extreme life extension, and our potential future merger with machines.

world of weird things podcast: how science knows if you’re an awful human
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world of weird things podcast: how science knows if you’re an awful human

Being a bad person isn’t just a matter of popular opinion. It turns out that science can quantify if and when someone is being terrible.

world of weird things podcast: did we find the limits of ai?
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world of weird things podcast: did we find the limits of ai?

How can artificial intelligence be so impressive in demos but end up with a shaky real life track record? Is it because we’re hitting the limits of our current machine learning models?

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...

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