Episodes

  • Ant-y Social

    Researchers have determined that individual ant colonies have their own distinct personalities, and that these personalities are shaped by their environments.  This leads Jeff and Anthony to wonder if all animals have personality, and if humans might have personalities that …

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  • White Penguins Can’t Jump

    Fossils discovered in the Antarctic reveal a penguin that reached the approximate size of Lebron James, 6’8 and 250 pounds.  That’s a big penguin.  Jeff and Anthony try to figure out exactly how they would defeat such a creature in …

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  • Married to a Troll

    A woman on Reddit discovered that her husband had been leaving vile comments on web sites, so she kicked him out of the house.  Anthony and Jeff celebrate this principled woman, discuss the nature of internet trolls, and examine what …

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  • Your Baby’s Personal Brand

    A new web service will provide baby name suggestions only for combinations that are still available as unregistered .coms, helping parents ensure their child will not have to grow up with a messy, misspelled or complex digital profile.  Do Anthony …

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  • Attention and the BraiSQUIRREL

    Anthony read an article that argues in favor to short attention spans, and tries to convince Jeff that multitasking is the next step of evolution for humans. To prove his point, he does the entire episode while watching The Croods.…

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  • Let’s Die in Space

    A simulated Mars mission on Hawaii comes to an end, prompting Jeff and Anthony to wonder whether they’d go to Mars, what it’s like to knowingly go somewhere strange to die, and if these fakers even got a decent Mars …

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  • Online Dataing

    You think Facebook doing experiments on their users is creepy?  Wait until you hear how OK Cupid has been messing with people trying to find love. Anthony and Jeff discuss whether sociological study is worth invasion of privacy.

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  • Luxury and Executioner

    Anthony and Jeff are both on board for self-driving cars.  But a new article that poses a thought experiment about what might happen if an autonomous automobile had to make a decision to sacrifice the few to save the many …

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  • Garbage In, Nothing Out

    Jeff and Anthony take a look at an article which suggests the more we consume, the less we create.  Would keeping track of all the time spent screwing around on the Internet change your behavior?  Do you need to absorb …

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  • Jolt of Personality

    Trans-cranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) – the process of directly electrocuting parts of the brain to accelerate learning – causes Anthony and Jeff to debate the possibility of the human soul.  If we are just a series of electrical impulses, …

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