Tag: work

  • Working for Food and Space Pizza

    Many animals prefer performing tasks to get food — called "contrafreeloading" - over just getting food for free. But there are two major mammals that buck that trend. Can you guess what they are? Jeff and Anthony discuss effort and sustenance. Then, is eating in space boring? No anymore! NASA has been experimenting with oven on the ISS, allowing astronauts to bake pizza and cookies! Anthony and Jeff dive into the science behind space baking. [more]

  • Useful Commutes and Masked Cows

    Studies show the morning commute is the least favorite part of the day, and the commute home the third-least favorite, but it’s also possible to miss aspects of that enforced time between work and home. For all its downsides, the daily commute does have some positives. Anthony and Jeff discuss the science behind commuting, and how we can adapt in a new world. Then, there are 1.6 billion cattle on Earth, and their burps and farts are becoming a big problem. Cows expel methane, which is approximately 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide when it comes to warming the planet. Jeff and Anthony look at a company proposing an unusual solution to a very big problem. [more]

  • 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 media to to be creative, or does bombarding yourself with stimuli reduce your productivity? Hey! If you're enjoying the show, please take a moment to rate/review it wherever you grab it from. Here's the iTunes link: [http://bit.ly/wehaveconcerns](http://bit.ly/wehaveconcerns) Jeff on Twitter: [http://twitter.com/jeffcannata](http://twitter.com/jeffcannata) Anthony on Twitter: [http://twitter.com/acarboni](http://twitter.com/acarboni) Today's story was suggested by Julian Murdoch: [http://therecordingrevolution.com/2014/07/21/one-reason-youre-not-making-as-much-music-as-you-would-like-hint-youre-looking-at-it/](http://therecordingrevolution.com/2014/07/21/one-reason-youre-not-making-as-much-music-as-you-would-like-hint-youre-looking-at-it/) Be sure to check out his show, Gamers With Jobs: [http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/](http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/) Thanks again to Supercreative for letting us use their studio. Check out Pointless with Kevin Pereira: [http://podcast.supercreative.tv/](http://podcast.supercreative.tv/) [more]

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