Join hosts Nina and Reno as they humorously navigate the World of Science with their smartass producer, Mike.

Join Six Degrees for producer Mike's longest episode, in which he is so angry his co-hosts started late that he cuts them off even before their first segue...

The world doesn't disappoint in its strangeness; this episode's articles range from trying to prove small talk can actually be interesting to how a turtle can breathe through its genitals.  Oh, and did you already think platypuses (platypi...) were impossibly weird?  Well, prepare yourself to be blown away yet again by their bizarre genetic make up.

 

https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/13-genius-questions-most-interesting-people-ask-to-start-great-conversations.html

 

 

http://goodfullness.net/science-shows-sister-makes-better-person/

 

 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/willburns/2018/04/19/more-scientific-studies-reveal-how-we-can-unleash-our-creativity/#46a9ba102d17

 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/11/green-haired-turtle-that-breathes-through-its-genitals-added-to-endangered-list?CMP=fb_gu

 

https://www.sciencealert.com/birds-see-magnetic-fields-cryptochrome-cry4-photoreceptor

 

https://www.sciencealert.com/platypus-weirdest-creature-australia-science-sweat-milk-see-electricity-venom

 

https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-think-we-should-start-drinking-cockroach-milk-superfood

 

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/04/chimpanzees-monkeys-brains-animals-predators/

 

https://www.sciencealert.com/here-s-how-to-tell-the-difference-between-a-headache-and-a-migraine

 

http://www.kurzweilai.net/darpa-funded-prosthetic-memory-system-successful-in-humans-study-finds

 

https://www.sciencealert.com/counterfeit-cosmetics-seized-by-police-contaminated-with-bacteria-faeces

 

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/04/flushing-toilets-launch-germs-and-hot-air-dryers-aim-them-at-your-hands/

 

http://www.newsweek.com/christians-should-not-do-yoga-says-indian-catholic-church-873140

 

https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/10/17219406/embalmed-alive-russia-formaldehyde-how-caleb-wilde

 

 

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Episode 77 is full of bears, bees, (no birds though), legal and illegal drugs, and what's next for human improvement on a bionic level.  Also discussed is the case of a dead man who couldn't prove he was alive in a court of law.

Oh, and heaps and heaps of jokes about cocaine. 

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2018/03/21/woman-dies-after-acupuncture-session-that-used-live-bees-instead-of-needles/?utm_term=.ff2cf6e1d5cb

 

https://www.sciencealert.com/daycare-workers-arrested-giving-children-melatonin-gummy-bears

 

https://www.thevintagenews.com/2018/03/14/cocaine-bear/

 

https://science.howstuffworks.com/caffeine4.htm

 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/science/2018/03/22/great-pacific-garbage-patch-grows/446405002/

 

https://www.sciencealert.com/thousands-of-dead-sea-creatures-star-fish-washed-up-england-frozen-to-death

 

https://www.sciencealert.com/octopus-and-squid-evolution-is-officially-weirder-than-we-could-have-ever-imagined

 

https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/15/17124312/nasa-twins-study-dna-scott-kelly-international-space-station

 

https://futurism.com/bionic-contacts-goodbye-glasses-hello-vision-thats-3x-better-than-2020/

 

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/iceland-male-circumcision-ban-religious-leaders-outrage-mp-bill-proposed-a8217696.html

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/16/594431754/man-claims-hes-not-dead-court-doesn-t-buy-it?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20180316

 

 

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Six Degrees maintains our streak of doing an episode once every time we all meet up with microphones!  This one is all about those odd cases in science, from animals' unusual coping mechanisms to how a change in climate turns mummies into creatures from the black lagoon.  Discussed also are deer who move slower than deer in the headlights and how the Y chromosome of human beings may be on its way out...

 

https://www.livescience.com/61018-turtles-breathe-through-butt.html

 

https://www.menshealth.com/health/never-hold-in-a-sneeze

 

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/feb/28/barbra-streisand-cloned-her-dog-twice-variety?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

 

https://www.sciencealert.com/the-world-s-oldest-mummies-are-turning-into-black-slime-why

 

https://www.menshealth.com/health/chronic-wasting-disease-in-humans

 

https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-engineered-sheep-human-hybrids-first-time-stem-cell-chimera

 

https://www.sciencealert.com/chemistry-kits-history-risks-benefits-education

 

https://www.sciencealert.com/y-chromosome-vanishing-changing-genetics-males-evolution

 

https://nypost.com/2018/02/04/doritos-to-make-lady-friendly-chips-that-dont-crunch-for-women/

 

https://futurism.com/two-decades-scientists-gmos-corn-good-seriously/amp/

 

https://www.sciencealert.com/china-will-be-carrying-insects-and-plants-to-the-surface-of-the-moon-this-year

 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/09/08/iowa-grants-gun-permits-to-the-blind/2780303/

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For their 75th episode, Six Degrees is joined by guest Sean Keehan, and celebrates with a plethora of topics, including the alarming number of body parts in the Pacific Ocean, a gene that almost eliminates pain, what LSD does to dolphins (and humans living with dolphins), plus one very special story about Jesus.

 

https://nypost.com/2017/11/29/300-year-old-note-found-inside-butt-of-jesus-statue/?utm_content=inf_11_2731_2&utm_source=tsefacebook&utm_medium=tsefb&utm_campaign=tse&tse_id=INF_47bf80d0d60611e7b926579f881108d6

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/12/12/570189142/human-feet-still-washing-up-in-pacific-northwest-but-dont-panic?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=2041

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/this-italian-family-feels-no-pain-scientists-finally-understand-why-marsili-insensitivity

 

https://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/high-tech-suicide-machine-makes-death-painless-peaceful-optimal-way-go

 

https://futurism.com/space-kingdom-asgardia-first-nation-territory-orbit/

 

https://futurism.com/china-is-enacting-a-plastic-waste-import-ban/

 

https://futurism.com/amino-acid-plant-waste-offers-unexpected-energy-potential/

 

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/9amw88/what-weve-learned-from-giving-dolphins-lsd?utm_campaign=fansLAL1&utm_source=vicefbusads

 

https://janest.com/article/2017/12/05/five-plants-beside-cannabis-target-endocannabinoid-system/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=pagepost

 

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/12/new-research-finds-that-kids-aged-4-6-perform-better-during-boring-tasks-when-dressed-as-batman/

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/12/15/571175252/scientists-say-japanese-monkeys-are-having-sexual-interactions-with-deer?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=2044

 

https://www.space.com/38983-nasa-extends-beam-inflatable-habitat-space-station.html

 

https://futurism.in/2017/12/11/uae-minister-artificial-intelligence/

 

https://futurism.in/2017/12/04/new-black-metal-album-published-wasnt-made-human/

 

https://imgur.com/gallery/u3Ata

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Six Degrees discusses surgery to shrink a penis, why toilet paper is destroying parts of the planet, and what 65 cats are capable of when given the proper training. 

*They do hit a serious note for one article* 

Well, for a few seconds, anyway...

 

 

 

https://www.inquisitr.com/4582284/mans-3-foot-penis-and-11-pound-scrotum-gone-surgeons-give-20-year-old-new-lease-on-life/?utm_content=inf_11_3140_2&source=se&utm_source=se&utm_campaign=se&utm_medium=fb&tse_id=INF_a51b2910beb811e7b926579f881108d6

 

https://futurism.com/sponsored-15-of-deforestation-is-due-to-toilet-paper-alone-heres-how-we-can-fix-this/

 

http://www.kurzweilai.net/integrated-circuits-printed-directly-onto-fabric-for-the-first-time

 

https://futurism.in/2017/11/13/bill-gates-smart-city-arizona/

 

http://www.gosocial.co/people-born-1977-1983-given-new-name/

 

http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/elderly-woman-accused-of-training-her-65-cats-to-steal-from-neighbors/

 

http://wakeuptop.com/2017/11/08/pedophile-priest-who-was-forgiven-by-church-for-raping-26-children-found-dead/

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/quick-eating-bad-for-waistline-heart-health

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/beluga-whale-bottlenose-dolphin-learns-new-language

 

 

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It’s a scary...ish episode just in time for Halloween!  With topics ranging from sweating blood to robot offspring, Six Degrees covers just what makes us humans cringe, gasp, and scream!

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5008295/Woman-21-sweats-BLOOD-face-palms-hands.html?ITO=applenews

https://apple.news/AmkAlb4mGSJmAfTGsNpsnLg

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-turn-conservatives-liberal-john-bargh-psychology-2017-10

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/10/18/16479796/stockton-california-basic-income-economic-security-experiment

http://www.wired.co.uk/article/chinese-government-social-credit-score-privacy-invasion

http://www.businessinsider.com/sophia-robot-citizenship-in-saudi-arabia-the-first-of-its-kind-2017-10

https://venturebeat.com/2017/10/02/an-ai-god-will-emerge-by-2042-and-write-its-own-bible-will-you-worship-it/

https://www.google.com/amp/nypost.com/2017/10/23/sex-robot-creator-is-ready-to-make-a-baby-with-his-machine/amp/

https://www.google.com/amp/nypost.com/2016/12/15/boredom-quickies-might-be-why-humans-lost-their-penis-bone/amp/

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/10/27/560268250/does-smoking-pot-lead-to-more-sex

http://returntonow.net/2017/10/15/yoga-pants-destroying-planet/

http://www.sciencealert.com/dolphins-are-the-first-wild-animals-to-show-traces-of-alzheimer-s

http://ewao.com/2017/10/04/people-want-a-reality-show-where-flat-earthers-search-for-the-edge-of-the-world/

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Six Degrees returns with a plethora of articles, from what dolphins could do with opposable thumbs to what some people do with their placentas.  Also discussed are the inclusion of hover bikes into policing and how hackers could be plotting your demise through your seemingly innocent sex bot.

Enjoy!

 

 

http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/california-passes-law-to-ban-the-sale-of-dogs-from-puppy-mills/

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Episode 71 03/26/17

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Six Degrees welcomes guest Cody Tudor, and quickly degenerates into a frank and appetizing discussion about cannibalism.  Other topics included are human pig chimeras, gene editing, the health benefits of dragon's blood (...Komodo Dragons...), and the latest venture from Elon Musk.

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/02/22/515668867/cannibalism-its-perfectly-natural-a-new-scientific-history-argues?sc=17&f=1007

 

http://www.kurzweilai.net/scientists-use-stem-cells-to-create-humanpig-chimera-embryos

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-say-now-s-the-time-to-talk-about-creating-humans-from-stem-cells

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/01/01/507244429/unexpected-risks-found-in-editing-genes-to-prevent-inherited-disorders?sc=17&f=1007

 

http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/blood-dragons-destroy-antibiotic-resistance/

 

http://www.livescience.com/57746-tinder-for-orangutans-mating-program.html

 

http://www.techly.com.au/2017/02/10/these-robo-bees-may-one-day-pollinate-the-earth/

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/25/517221933/lucille-horn-who-was-nursed-to-health-in-a-coney-island-sideshow-dies-at-96?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20170225

 

https://www.inverse.com/article/26891-neural-lace-elon-musk-announcement?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=elonquotes&utm_campaign=influencer

 

https://futurism.com/new-ai-can-write-and-rewrite-its-own-code-to-increase-its-intelligence/

 

http://www.iflscience.com/technology/new-material-can-turn-light-heat-and-movement-into-electricity-all-at-once/

 

https://m.phys.org/news/2017-02-lossless-metamaterial-boost-efficiency-lasers.html

 

http://www.kurzweilai.net/manipulating-silicon-atoms-to-create-future-ultra-fast-ultra-low-power-chip-technology

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/23/515584634/should-scientists-march-u-s-researchers-still-debating-pros-and-cons?sc=17&f=1007

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Special guest Amanda Kelly Van Winkle miraculously returns for a second episode!  We must not have scared her off too much.  Six Degrees covers the mechanics of speech in monkeys, giraffes becoming an endangered species, and the mysteries of antimatter.  Reno loses his ability to speak coherently for a few minutes, and we all discuss how we feel about Christmas songs.

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/12/09/504890630/say-what-monkey-mouths-and-throats-are-equipped-for-speech?sc=17&f=1001

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/12/08/504810338/giraffe-now-listed-as-vulnerable-to-extinction-as-population-plummets?sc=17&f=1007

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/elephants-africa-tusks-ivory-poaching-born-without-a7440706.html

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/this-man-gets-stung-by-the-most-painful-insect-on-earth-and-it-s-pretty-upsetting

 

http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/which-european-city-takes-the-most-drugs-according-to-sewage-wastewater-analysis/

 

http://www.kurzweilai.net/how-to-control-a-robotic-arm-with-your-mind-no-implanted-electrodes-required

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/physicists-have-observed-the-light-spectrum-of-antimatter-for-first-time

 

http://www.iflscience.com/environment/massive-metal-dragon-hiding-inside-earths-outer-core/

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/12/19/506151375/this-christmas-song-brought-to-you-by-the-worlds-tiniest-radio-receiver?sc=17&f=1007

 

 

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