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world of weird things podcast: look, up in the sky! it’s super-earth!
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world of weird things podcast: look, up in the sky! it’s super-earth!

Far from being just a slightly bigger rocky sphere than our planet, Super-Earths are a fascinating class of worlds ranging from Earths with a few extra tons to failed seeds of gas giants.

world of weird things podcast: turning tbt into tuberculosis thursdays
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world of weird things podcast: turning tbt into tuberculosis thursdays

We're on the verge of driving many childhood illnesses into extinction but a group of obsessed conspiracy theorists is trying to stop us, with thousands of kids as collateral damage.

world of weird things podcast: why the news f-ing loves bad science
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world of weird things podcast: why the news f-ing loves bad science

Have you noticed that the more science coverage you watch on the news, the more confused and less informed you feel? It's not just you. It's a symptom of a much bigger problem.

world of weird things podcast: dig through the ditches and rage with the fishes
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world of weird things podcast: dig through the ditches and rage with the fishes

It may sound hard to believe in a political era dominated by outrage and grievance but being angry is actually good for you and those around you. Well, to a point…

world of weird things podcast: a (theoretical) peek inside a black hole
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world of weird things podcast: a (theoretical) peek inside a black hole

If you really want to understand space, you need to understand black holes. Although, to be fair, understanding them is still very much a work in progress…

world of weird things podcast: the white truffle walkers of the aporkalypse
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world of weird things podcast: the white truffle walkers of the aporkalypse

Dive into the shocking experiment that came eerily close to reanimating zombie pig brains and consider the exciting and terrifying consequences of the discovery it made.

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

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

world of weird things podcast: how to live in perpetual twilight
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world of weird things podcast: how to live in perpetual twilight

Of all the worlds to which humanity may travel, the most typical one would require our colonists to live under a sky in which the sun never rises or sets because it physically can’t.

world of weird things podcast: how exploring the solar system will un-domesticate us
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world of weird things podcast: how exploring the solar system will un-domesticate us

Humanity seems to be in a rut. Left bored, aimless, and engaging in self-destructive behaviors, we’re looking for the next big thing. And the best place to find it might be off this planet.

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