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

Last episode we brought you tales of humanity...now we bring you tails of animals.  Oh yes we did!

Animals are just as crazy as humans, if not more.  Although, since we're the ones studying them, can we really say the evidence isn't biased by the observer?

 

Cats know their names even if they pretend not to

 

People in New Jersey are getting high off catnip

 

A toxic garbage fire in Arkansas

 

Some birds set their prey on fire

 

A special kind of jellyfish

 

A woman had 4 bees living in her eyes

 

Bullet proof spider silk

 

Genetically modified mosquitoes

 

Scientists turn carbon dioxide back into coal

 

Six Degrees presents you with episode 86 - tales of humanity.  Oh, how crazy we are.

 

A cop can't pull you over for flipping them off

 

Phasing out gas powered leaf blowers in DC

 

A material that cancels sound

 

Herbalist is jailed for replacing insulin treatments with lavender oil

 

This woman can smell Parkinson's

 

Anger can be contagious

 

 

Death metal doesn't desensitize you to violent imagery

 

A minister of loneliness!?

 

Under employers' gaze, Gen Z is biting its tongue

 

China's social credit system

 

Another article on anxiety

 

Have you ever wondered why animals act or look the way they do? What about those really rare strange type of animals you never knew existed—and now that you know, you’re terrified!? Well, Six Degrees covers them all in episode 85, from discussing squirrels of unexpected colors to why zebras have stripes. Oh, and some unborn sharks are cannibals…

 

 

Flying squirrels glow in the dark

 

The answer to why zebras have stripes

 

Baby sharks are hungry....REALLY HUNGRY

 

Dracula ants

  

Scientists create the first successful biohybrid

 

Printed hemp homes

 

Is organic food worse for the climate?

  

Cigarettes are the largest source of ocean trash

 

A photosynthesis shortcut

It's 1984!  Yes, that's right, you are about to experience the Six Degrees episode bearing that name, BUT ALSO, looking at scientific trends these days, we are apparently living in the horrifying society from the prophetic dystopian novel!  Join hosts Reno and Nina (who are both experts on 1984 since they were born then) as they discuss all of technology's beautiful and terrifying capabilities.  Oh, and producer Mike gets to sing the terminator theme a lot.

 

 

Self Driving Cars

 

Conscious robots with insect brains

 

Psychedelic parasites

 

LSD attacks

 

Robots that sleep and dream perform better

 

 

AI can tell if you're gay or straight

 

Odor free underwear

 

Shrink rays!

 

New "dumb phone" can cure your app addiction

 

Live vicariously through a human uber

  

Cuteness overload and what it does to some people's brains

 

Alzheimer's can't destroy memories of good music

 

Why silence is vital for your brain

Enjoy our last episode of the year!

Six Degrees wraps up the year with random articles that are somehow crazier and more fantastical than all the articles of 2018 combined.  China makes plans to launch a second moon, nanorobots are now capable of drilling drugs directly into your eyes, and anti-vaxxers strike once more before 2019.

Hope you have a happy new year!

Much to Reno’s dismay, it’s the Holiday Season!  Take a listen as Host Reno Gorman lists all the reasons why he doesn’t like Christmas while Host Nina Boyd and their Producer Mike tell him he’s wrong. Merry Christmas everyone!!

 

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/dark-side-christmas-saturnalia-christmas-carol-dickens-norse-mythology-festive-traditions-a8112341.html

 

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/12/131219-santa-claus-origin-history-christmas-facts-st-nicholas/?fbclid=IwAR026_EHJ5bEXBlHge3fufHVka19lMJBsPI_eO-GBfda-m4RcSCXl-6wLMg

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-46317225

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/11/23/670458893/black-friday-online-retail-makes-inroads-but-shoppers-still-pack-the-malls

 

https://www.vox.com/2014/12/24/7447727/materialism-psychology?fbclid=IwAR3oMUCnoo_Kw-5jj8UDuDM7HooJ6UCimObo9-H5tlSq9Gzpk_fmDxLWY30

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/11/21/660168325/optimized-prime-how-ai-and-anticipation-power-amazons-1-hour-deliveries?fbclid=IwAR38BNSe9K5NjDTIoQSSFGpggRte7SXmRa646gG4lHEDf_zRYMPhc1Sjilc

 

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46306037?ocid=socialflow_facebook&ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=facebook&ns_campaign=bbcnews

 

https://www.businessinsider.com/science-says-holiday-music-is-bad-for-your-mental-health-2017-12?utm_content=buffer9466d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer-ti&fbclid=IwAR2Wq-VP7qtJfW-3bl7wHzO1nQQxbZhGvvH3qx3bWDW5CWyYH7LdfKg9-x0

Episode 81 10/01/18

In episode 81 (the second installment of a two part episode) Six Degrees covers the "nurture" side of "nature vs. nurture."  This installment is the darker of the two--well, except for the cannibalism in the first installment!--and includes such gems as a vending machine dispensing crack pipes, street corner urinals shaped like mailboxes, and what happens when you leave contact lenses in for twenty-eight years. 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/11/646801811/pen-dispensers-in-long-island-actually-sold-crack-pipes

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/09/27/study-links-restricting-screen-time-kids-higher-mental-performance/?utm_term=.b5a8dcc42b66

 

https://foxbaltimore.com/news/offbeat/hundreds-expected-at-satanic-temple-rally-at-ark-capitol-senator-rapert-responds

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/08/14/638512558/nope-those-arent-mailboxes-paris-rolls-out-sidewalk-urinals?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20180815

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/09/645704776/a-documentary-swipes-left-on-dating-apps

 

https://www.sciencealert.com/here-s-what-your-emojis-say-about-you-according-to-a-new-study

 

https://ktla.com/2018/08/15/british-woman-had-contact-lens-embedded-in-eyelid-for-28-years/

 

 

 

Six Degrees had so many good articles this time around, we decided to record TWO episodes at once!  This first of the two has a more positive bent, and is the "nature" side of "nature vs. nurture" if you will (and Reno will).  Learn why elephants get cancer less often than other mammals, how producer Mike would deal with a robot begging for its life, and oh--just so things don't get too serious, Six Degrees also discusses the culinary experiences that ensue following an amputation.

 

 

https://psmag.com/environment/the-planet-now-has-more-trees-than-it-did-35-years-ago

 

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/cancer-one-worry-elephants-forget-180969993/

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/11/646724291/a-massive-floating-boom-is-supposed-to-clean-up-the-pacific-can-it-work

 

https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/2/17642868/robots-turn-off-beg-not-to-empathy-media-equation

 

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/06/would-a-world-without-work-be-so-bad/488711/?utm_source=facebook&utm_content=edit-promo&utm_campaign=the-atlantic&utm_medium=social&utm_term=2018-07-25T16%3A25%3A07

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/09/12/645221590/blind-grocery-shoppers-access-second-set-of-eyes-through-app-at-wegmans

 

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/gykmn7/legal-ethical-cannibalism-human-meat-tacos-reddit-wtf?utm_source=vicefbus

 

 

Six Degrees welcomes Reno's brother on their 79th episode!  Chris is like Reno but with less Reno and more Chris.

This episode is a collection of articles demonstrating how amazing - and how terrifying - science is getting: reattaching legs backwards, growing brains with Neanderthal DNA, getting pregnant by eating undercooked seafood...it's a strange and beautiful world we live in.

Also, a shout out to Jason Ryerson, one of our listeners who met Reno recently :D

 

https://www.sciencealert.com/here-s-why-most-of-us-stop-discovering-new-music-after-30-according-to-science

 

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2153310/china-brings-star-wars-life-laser-ak-47-could-set-fire

 

https://www.sciencealert.com/seven-year-old-girl-rotationplasty-procedure-tumour-surgery

 

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/may/11/scientists-to-grow-mini-brains-using-neanderthal-dna?CMP=fb_gu

 

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/05/robotic-living-muscle-tissue-science/

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/04/23/605054470/veteran-receives-penis-transplant-to-repair-war-wound?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20180423

 

https://www.sciencealert.com/penis-satellite-space-google-maps-australia-marree-man-geoglyph

 

https://worldnewsdailyreport.com/lottery-winner-arrested-for-dumping-200000-of-manure-on-ex-boss-lawn/

 

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/05/hippos-poop-so-much-that-sometimes-all-the-fish-die/560486/

 

 

http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/womans-tongue-gets-inseminated-by-squid-after-eating-undercooked-seafood/

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-34001790

 

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/07/the-electric-flight-of-spiders/564437/

 

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-art-of-lying/

 

https://www.sciencealert.com/cracker-test-how-many-carbs-health-diet-sharon-moalem

 

 

https://www.sciencealert.com/experiments-show-that-humans-can-sleep-for-days-when-living-alone-underground

 

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/10/610102872/man-allegedly-used-change-of-address-form-to-move-ups-headquarters-to-his-apartm

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