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

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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Find out what a selectively blind woman, deja vu, and an artificial body start up company have in common.  Also learn about literal power plants, why carbon farming is more efficient, and how to live inside plastic bottles.  Plus this: is double dipping really that bad for your health...?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/11/24/the-blind-woman-who-switched-personalities-and-could-suddenly-see/?postshare=2181448728880524&tid=ss_fb

 

http://www.openculture.com/2015/10/michio-kaku-on-what-is-deja-vu.html

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/a-new-start-up-wants-to-transfer-your-consciousness-to-an-artificial-body-so-you-can-live-forever

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/world-s-first-electronically-augmented-plants-fuse-circuitry-with-roses

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/12/07/458063708/carbon-farming-gets-a-nod-at-paris-climate-conference?sc=17&f=1007

 

http://truththeory.com/2015/11/20/nigerians-are-building-fireproof-bulletproof-and-eco-friendly-homes-with-plastic-bottles-and-mud/

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/we-should-all-be-eating-seaweed-every-day-say-food-experts

 

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-double-dipping-a-food-safety-problem-or-just-a-nasty-habit/

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/who-owns-space-us-asteroid-mining-act-is-dangerous-and-potentially-illegal

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/12/08/458835148/medical-students-see-their-mentors-as-marauding-monsters?sc=17&f=1001

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-have-found-a-link-between-low-intelligence-and-believing-philosophical-quotes

 

 

 

 

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Is there sound in space? Do religiously raised children view altruism differently than the children of atheists? What IS producer Mike's political affiliation? Do women's Fallopian tubes implode in space? All these questions and more are answered in episode 54, just in time for your Thanksgiving drive.

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Phil Collins is coming out of retirement!  And in SCIENCE news, Sweden considers employing new technology that would allow them to get rid of cash, a refrigerator keeps food cold....without electricity, and crows are proven to be even smarter than we previously thought.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/red-meat-bacon-hot-dogs-processed-meats-cause-cancer-dangerous-smoking/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=pbsofficial&utm_campaign=newshour

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/vegetarian-hot-dogs-found-containing-traces-of-meat-and-human-dna

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/this-clever-new-refrigerator-keeps-food-cold-without-electricity

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/10/28/452508572/small-california-town-gives-its-police-nunchucks-as-non-lethal-alternative?sc=17&f=1001

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2015/10/26/449279730/the-online-college-thats-helping-undocumented-students?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=2051

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/sweden-is-on-track-to-become-the-world-s-first-cashless-society

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/this-plasma-engine-could-get-humans-to-mars-on-100-million-times-less-fuel

 

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/10/always-let-the-wookie-win-chewbacca-arrested-in-ukraine-for-campaigning-for-darth-vader/

 

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/honda-just-unveiled-its-new-hydrogen-powered-car

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/the-element-cube-combines-every-collectible-element-on-earth-into-one-weird-looking-cube

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/earth-s-first-mass-extinction-was-caused-by-the-emergence-of-animals-scientists-say

 

http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/murder-crows-learns-death

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/10/26/449966350/fetal-cells-may-protect-mom-from-disease-long-after-the-babys-born?sc=17&f=1001

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As we near the end of October 2015, we celebrate that all important date from Back to the Future!  Learn about a conspiracy theory that connects the classic movie to--you guessed 

it--9/11, a disease that makes the brain perceive faces as dragons, and NASA's 3 step plan for getting humans to Mars.

http://www.sciencealert.com/the-woman-who-looked-at-faces-and-saw-dragons?utm_source=Article&utm_medium=Website&utm_campaign=InArticleReadMore

 

http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/infants-head-reattached-following-internal-decapitation

 

http://m.ksla.com/ksla/pm_/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=od%3A83RhV1As

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-map-genes-that-extend-life-by-as-much-as-60-percent-if-deleted

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/7-things-that-are-actually-better-in-2015-than-they-were-in-back-to-the-future-ii

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/china-s-had-a-functioning-telescope-on-the-moon-for-the-past-two-years

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/this-is-nasa-s-three-step-plan-for-getting-humans-to-mars

 

http://www.ewao.com/a/1-according-to-psychologists-coloring-is-the-best-alternative-to-meditation

 

 

http://www.simplemost.com/cheese-addictive-says-science/?source=TV_KMGH&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=TV_KMGH

 

http://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/cost-being-batman

 

http://gizmodo.com/scientists-acquire-more-proof-that-only-beavers-can-sav-1737859426?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

 

 

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