Tag: health

  • Kid Free and A Sun on Earth

    Does choosing to have children affect your happiness? For years, the accepted wisdom was that people with kids tend to report more happiness than those who remain childless. But now a new study delves deeper into the question. As two sides of that coin themselves, Anthony and Jeff have opinions. Then, a big new step toward fusion-based power has been taken. A bold, 35 country partnership crosses a new milestone in building the sun on earth, and Jeff and Anthony break down just how impressive it is. [more]

  • Stressful Interruptions and Sky Diamonds

    New research suggests that micro interruptions during your day can have both mental a physical health impacts. Anthony and Jeff discuss the stress of being interrupted, as they both interrupt each other constantly. Then, what if we could make real diamonds and save the planet at the same time? One UK billionaire has a company to farm materials from the sky to create carbon negative diamonds. Jeff and Anthony get excited, then wonder where this man's secret underground lair might be. [more]

  • Good Nature and Micro Boats

    According to a new experiment at a daycare in Finland, proximity and exposure to nature for just one month may be enough to change a child's immune system. Anthony and Jeff discuss whether it is important to enjoy the green during a global health crisis. The, researchers have 3D printed the smallest boat in the world: a 30-micrometer copy of Benchy the tug boat, a well-known 3D printer test object. This boat is so small, it could float down the interior of a human hair. Jeff and Anthony imagine a world where designer vehicles are injected into our bloodstream to deliver medicine. [more]

  • Mistake Your Vitamins

    A new study aimed to examine the benefits of vitamin and mineral supplements for prevention of heart disease, stroke and premature death. This found the most commonly studied ones had no effect, while some less common ones did have an effect. The review also found some supplements can be harmful. Jeff and Anthony will comment after they finish fighting over the good Flinstones vitamin flavors. [more]

  • High Blood Treasure

    James Harrison, an Australian man whose blood contains a rare antibody that can create a treatment that saves babies' lives, has donated plasma one last time. Harrison, known as "the man with a golden arm," has donated blood and plasma regularly for more than six decades, from age 18 to age 81. The service estimates that over the course of his life, he has helped save some 2.4 million babies. Jeff and Anthony want to try some of that sweet, sweet blood. [more]

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