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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.

world of weird things podcast: why we can’t blockchain all the things
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world of weird things podcast: why we can’t blockchain all the things

If you listen to chatter on the web, we’ve finally found a panacea for all our ills. Well, as long as you ignore the lack of evidence that it actually solves any real problems...

world of weird things podcast: how the worst parts of the internet leaked into the real world
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world of weird things podcast: how the worst parts of the internet leaked into the real world

Social media and computers didn’t create a world filled with fake news and confirmation bias. We did. But the technology definitely helped...

world of weird things podcast: the sinister conspiracy to make the world healthier
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world of weird things podcast: the sinister conspiracy to make the world healthier

You might think that a cleaner world with renewable energy and smart urban planning would make our lives better. But that’s exactly what those evil Illuminati want you to think...

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