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

Technology advances further in the reanimation of dead tissue, and science advances further in studying feelings of fish.  Silicon Valley creates a veggie burger that bleeds, sizzles, and tastes like meat, while new research indicates that depression might be an allergic reaction to inflammation.  Oh, and we get severely off topic discussing vegetables.

http://www.callingallscience.com/biotech-given-permission-to-attempt-to-wake-up-the-brain-after-death

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/06/20/482468094/fish-have-feelings-too-the-inner-lives-of-our-underwater-cousins?sc=17&f=1001

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/06/21/482322571/silicon-valley-s-bloody-plant-burger-smells-tastes-and-sizzles-like-meat

 

http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/05/donald-trump-is-more-disliked-than-nickelback-according-to-polls/

 

http://www.feelguide.com/2015/01/06/new-research-discovers-tha-depression-is-an-allergic-reaction-to-inflammation/

 

http://www.popsci.com/scientists-debut-system-making-fuel-through-more-efficient-photosynthesis

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-have-found-a-technique-that-helps-you-learn-new-skills-twice-as-fast

 

http://qz.com/705398/the-price-of-leds-is-falling-so-fast-its-profitable-to-farm-in-a-new-jersey-nightclub/

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Reno and Nina finally admit they might have a serious brain condition--producer Mike is not surprised.  Technology wins against Earth when it comes to leap seconds, but it takes nothing more than a weasel to disarm the most powerful particle collider.  Looks like Earth got technology back.  New York may be one step closer to prosecuting people who text and drive, and accidental developments in the science of energy create a battery that lasts 400 times longer.

http://www.dose.com/health/28132/If-You-Frequently-Make-Lame-Jokes-You-Might-Actually-Have-A-Medical-Condition?utm_content=inf_10_71_2&utm_source=partners&utm_medium=WHFacebook&utm_campaign=fijifrost&tse_id=INF_7722b210e94f459fa2acba0c31cc3640

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/04/29/476154494/weasel-shuts-down-world-s-most-powerful-particle-collider?sc=17&f=1001

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/04/27/474980140/new-york-wants-to-know-have-you-been-texting-and-driving?sc=17&f=1019

 

http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/04/the-leap-second-because-our-clocks-are-more-accurate-than-the-earth/

 

http://mentalfloss.com/article/76694/brains-anxious-people-may-perceive-world-differently

 

http://www.iflscience.com/technology/mechanical-sea-snakes-could-be-there-future-underwater-explanation

 

http://www.digitaltrends.com/health-fitness/reclaimed-wastewater-drugs/

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/researchers-accidentally-made-batteries-that-last-400-times-longer

 

 

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Six Degrees starts off this episode with a marijuana article--we had to; it's 4/20!--but the episode also includes plenty of standby favorites, like crazy animal stunts, nanotechnology, and Pope Francis.

http://www.oregonlive.com/marijuana/index.ssf/2016/04/rescheduling_marijuana_what_th.html

 

http://home.bt.com/news/science-news/6-things-we-learned-from-the-worlds-first-study-examining-lsds-effect-on-the-human-brain-11364051355728

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2016/04/13/octopus-slips-out-of-aquarium-tank-crawls-across-floor-escapes-down-pipe-to-ocean/

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/billions-of-cicadas-are-about-to-erupt-from-the-earth-and-have-a-whole-lot-of-sex

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/04/20/474943913/utah-declares-porn-a-public-health-hazard?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20160420

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/04/08/473494133/some-relationship-advice-from-pope-francis?sc=17&f=1008

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/04/11/473801506/just-like-human-skin-this-plastic-sheet-can-sense-and-heal?sc=17&f=1001

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/samsung-just-patented-smart-contact-lenses-with-a-built-in-camera

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/04/12/473815818/new-jersey-student-uses-3-d-printer-for-diy-dental-work?sc=17&f=1019

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/04/11/473784919/canadian-first-nation-declares-state-of-emergency-over-suicide-attempts?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20160411

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/04/07/473438101/call-a-random-swede-we-tried-it-out?sc=17&f=1019

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/04/09/468005732/volunteers-who-say-bite-me-are-helping-to-win-the-war-vs-mosquitoes?sc=17&f=1128

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/04/09/473406980/sleep-deprived-were-recharging-our-phones-but-not-ourselves?sc=17&f=1128

 

 

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After a month long hiatus due to one thing or another, Six Degrees reconvenes to let their sarcasm and puns loose on real life unicorns, chickenosauruses, religion, politics, and giant lasers.

http://www.sciencealert.com/a-fossilised-skull-has-revealed-when-the-last-siberian-unicorn-lived-on-earth

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-have-grown-dinosaur-legs-on-a-chicken-for-the-first-time

 

http://www.iflscience.com/brain/conflict-between-religion-and-science-down-warring-brain-networks-study-says

 

http://itsallabouti.info/study-shows-how-smudging-does-a-lot-more-than-clear-evil-spirits/

 

http://deadstate.org/retired-priest-hell-was-invented-by-the-church-to-control-people-with-fear/

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/teaching-children-philosophy-can-improve-their-reading-and-math-skills-study-finds

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/a-canadian-province-is-about-start-giving-everyone-a-universal-basic-income

 

http://reverbpress.com/politics/trumps-walk-of-fame-star-may-be-removed-as-it-becomes-magnet-for-sht-and-piss/

 

http://www.kurzweilai.net/how-to-use-laser-cloaking-to-hide-earth-from-remote-detection-by-aliens

 

 

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Six Degrees debates the value in programming wheelchairs to read monkeys' thoughts--is the expensive technology and simian frustration worth the grapes?  SeaWorld monitors the health of one of their prize killer whales (who was previously implicated in two homicides) and Paris might soon use bioluminescent material to light its city streets at night.

http://www.kurzweilai.net/monkeys-learn-to-drive-wheelchairs-with-their-thoughts

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/03/08/469667306/seaworld-says-health-of-tilikum-the-killer-whale-is-declining?sc=17&f=1001

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/these-sea-nomad-children-can-see-underwater-like-dolphins

 

http://www.iflscience.com/environment/bioluminescent-bacteria-could-light-streets-paris

 

https://www.weedhorn.com/police-burn-33-tons-of-weed-and-get-an-entire-1635715332.html

 

http://healthcurecenter.com/federal-study-will-pay-you-3000-per-week-to-consume-cannabis/

 

http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/new-immunotherapy-discovery-could-give-rise-new-cancer-treatments

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2016/02/26/468298576/economists-on-candidates-proposals-mostly-bad?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20160227

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3466422/When-females-develop-penis-Experts-reveal-unique-ways-hyenas-birds-insects-evolving.html?ITO=applenews

 

 

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Science shows that the gas in farts may prevent cancer, and also discovers that sighing is an essential function to life.  Technology has designed an alarm clock that wakes you up via orgasm, and it's also produced a set of headphones that get their users high.

http://www.newsner.com/en/2015/11/research-your-farts-can-prevent-cancer-and-are-actually-good-for-people-around-you/

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-discover-that-sighing-is-actually-a-life-saving-biological-function

 

http://hellogiggles.com/alarm-clock-orgasms/

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-have-figured-out-how-to-to-erase-your-painful-memories

 

http://thehealthdisorder.com/marijuana-in-space-nasa-discovers-thc-on-meteorite-fragment/

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/headphones-that-get-you-high-are-tipped-to-go-on-sale-next-month

 

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/kentucky-bill-would-require-men-have-signed-consent-from-wives-for-viagra/

 

 

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Is life more like Tetris or chess?  An internet opinion haver leans towards Tetris--maybe because he plays it every day.  Technology gets even better at delivering a faster internet, and science makes more advances toward understanding how our brains work.  Nature provides more examples of unbelievable animals (and their behavior) and history shows us how little we know about ourselves.

Finally, find out how YOU WILL DIE. 

https://medium.com/life-learning/your-life-is-tetris-stop-playing-it-like-chess-4baac6b2750d#.o15hne5wa

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/google-s-planning-to-deliver-super-fast-5g-internet-from-solar-powered-drones

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/these-4-cosmic-phenomena-travel-faster-than-the-speed-of-light

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/our-brain-s-memory-capacity-is-10-times-larger-than-we-thought

 

http://www.feelguide.com/2015/04/22/science-links-anxiety-to-high-iqs-sentinel-intelligence-social-anxiety-to-very-rare-psychic-gift/

 

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/10-000-year-old-massacre-does-not-bolster-claim-that-war-is-innate/

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jan/20/fairytales-much-older-than-previously-thought-say-researchers?CMP=share_btn_fb

 

http://phys.org/news/2016-01-equation-large-scale-conspiracies-quickly-reveal.html

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/01/28/464447457/shifting-colors-of-an-octopus-may-hint-at-a-rich-nasty-social-life?sc=17&f=3

 

http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/these-spiders-create-50000-strong-armies-peruvian-rainforest

 

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-louder-the-monkey-the-smaller-its-balls-study-finds-42361364663309

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/earth-is-made-up-of-two-planets-fused-together-by-a-head-on-collision-new-research-suggests

 

http://flowingdata.com/2016/01/19/how-you-will-die/

 

 

 

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Does texting ruin a relationship?  Host Nina and producer Mike take a break from texting each other to weigh in.  Then producer Mike takes everyone on a tangent to overly discuss the details of their first few dates.  In other news, marshmallows play a part in predicting a child's willpower throughout their life.  [EDIT: the "marshmallow test" has long been incorrectly described as an experiment in willpower, but actually focuses on predicting personality traits from childhood to adulthood.]  Flint Michigan's water crisis is discussed, as well as the logic holes in David Avocado Wolf's endorsements.  But most interestingly, scientists theorize that the Big Bang may have created a "mirror universe" where time runs backwards--and Reno gets really excited about math.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/meet-catch-and-keep/201403/is-constant-texting-good-or-bad-your-relationship

 

https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/willpower-gratification.pdf

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/01/16/463290744/flint-combats-lead-contaminated-water-effects-on-child-development?sc=17&f=1007

 

https://badscidebunked.wordpress.com/2016/01/18/your-worst-day-ever-david-avocados-himalayan-salt-debunked/

 

http://pulseradio.net/articles/2015/06/lsd-for-breakfast-makes-you-better-at-your-job-scientist-says

 

http://qz.com/596514/its-possible-that-there-is-a-mirror-universe-where-time-moves-backwards-say-scientists/

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35353010

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3406751/Hawking-Threats-human-survival-likely-new-science.html?ITO=applenews

 

http://www.breakthroughinitiatives.org/News/1

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/01/20/463087037/hints-of-a-hidden-distant-planet-in-our-solar-system?sc=17&f=1001&utm_source=iosnewsapp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=app

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/01/14/463064748/environmentalists-say-threatened-status-for-bats-not-enough?sc=17&f=1007

 

 

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Producer Mike is on Day 1 of attempting to quit coffee, while hosts Nina and Reno make no attempt to ease up on puns and smart remarks.  Baby pods are discussed, as well as the logistical and moral sub-issues of the intra-vaginal technology.  Scientists took a break from developing in utero soundscapes to find a way to preserve the entire internet (yes, your old Myspace profile will live forever now).  They've also come up with waterless toilets that turn human waste into power.  Six Degrees discusses it all!

http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/01/meet-babypod-an-intravaginal-speaker-that-delivers-music-to-your-fetus/

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/a-pair-of-researchers-has-come-up-with-a-way-to-store-the-internet-in-a-small-test-tube-and-it-will-last-millions-of-years

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/your-sleeping-position-can-affect-what-you-dream-about-more-than-you-think

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/01/04/460620606/lack-of-deep-sleep-may-set-the-stage-for-alzheimers?sc=17&f=1007

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/01/04/460291551/forgot-something-again-its-probably-just-normal-aging?sc=17&f=1007

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/trials-begin-on-new-waterless-toilet-that-can-turn-human-waste-into-power

 

http://qz.com/584850/creative-peoples-brains-really-do-work-differently/

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/01/03/461795258/arts-capsule-to-hitch-a-ride-to-the-moon-on-carnegie-mellon-s-rover?sc=17&f=1007

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/leading-harvard-physicist-has-a-radical-new-theory-for-why-humans-exist

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3384551/The-infrared-space-telescope-save-Earth-Neocam-allow-researchers-spot-millions-asteroids-heading-gets-funding.html?ITO=applenews

 

http://www.inquisitr.com/2683442/goodbye-vasectomy-hello-sperm-switch-men-can-turn-fertility-on-and-off-with-new-sperm-switch-invention/

 

 

 

 

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Enjoy co-host Reno playing Devil's Advocate during this entire episode: 

The blind are back!  This time with smart phones.  Hear why special ed students should stay away from Texas, how nature makes twelve different kinds of rainbows, and why helping others during a busy day is worth that extra few seconds.

http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2015/12/15/459870958/help-a-blind-person-identify-everyday-things-via-smartphone-app?sc=17&f=1019

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2015/12/15/459405542/coming-next-year-to-texas-special-ed-classrooms-video-cameras?sc=17&f=1019

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/12/17/460030338/be-kind-unwind-how-helping-others-can-help-keep-stress-in-check?sc=17&f=1128

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/12/18/460254072/curiouser-and-curiouser-nasas-curiosity-rover-finds-piles-of-silica-on-mars?sc=17&f=1001

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/watch-why-december-has-the-longest-days

 

http://www.iflscience.com/environment/there-are-actually-12-types-rainbow

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/the-first-brits-to-clone-a-dead-pet-are-expecting-two-clone-puppies-on-boxing-day

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-have-discovered-brain-networks-linked-to-intelligence-for-the-first-time

 

 

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