Tag: hot

  • Exo Wombs and the Faint Young Sun Paradox

    To combat low population growth, some countries are looking into using artificial wombs to grow new humans. Anthony and Jeff examine this dystopian idea to see if it might actually make sense. Then, we know the sun - and all stars - get hotter and hotter until they die. But what we rarely consider if how a younger sun would have been dimmer and cooler. Jeff and Anthony take a look at the paradox of how life on Earth emerged when it would have been too cold for oceans to flow. [more]

  • Hot Streaks (with Josh Macuga)

    Jeff and Anthony are joined this week by host, comedian, and board game designer, Josh Macuga to talk about hot streaks! Is there some way for science to quantify how and when artists hit a prolific period? What is better, exploiting a specific style and idea, or exploring many different ones? Anthony, Jeff, and Josh dig into a new study that aims to answer these questions and more! [more]

  • Hot Heads and Cellular Fluidics

    The hotter the temperature, the more violent humans get. So concludes a new study that compared the rates of violence in the inmate populations of prisons with climate control and those without. Anthony and Jeff take a look at the data, and what it says about human nature and humans in nature. Then, a new breakthrough allows liquids and gases to be transported through porous materials without leaking. Jeff and Anthony examine all of the amazing applications this new tech will enable. [more]

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