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

Episode 71 03/26/17

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Six Degrees welcomes guest Cody Tudor, and quickly degenerates into a frank and appetizing discussion about cannibalism.  Other topics included are human pig chimeras, gene editing, the health benefits of dragon's blood (...Komodo Dragons...), and the latest venture from Elon Musk.

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/02/22/515668867/cannibalism-its-perfectly-natural-a-new-scientific-history-argues?sc=17&f=1007

 

http://www.kurzweilai.net/scientists-use-stem-cells-to-create-humanpig-chimera-embryos

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-say-now-s-the-time-to-talk-about-creating-humans-from-stem-cells

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/01/01/507244429/unexpected-risks-found-in-editing-genes-to-prevent-inherited-disorders?sc=17&f=1007

 

http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/blood-dragons-destroy-antibiotic-resistance/

 

http://www.livescience.com/57746-tinder-for-orangutans-mating-program.html

 

http://www.techly.com.au/2017/02/10/these-robo-bees-may-one-day-pollinate-the-earth/

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/25/517221933/lucille-horn-who-was-nursed-to-health-in-a-coney-island-sideshow-dies-at-96?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20170225

 

https://www.inverse.com/article/26891-neural-lace-elon-musk-announcement?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=elonquotes&utm_campaign=influencer

 

https://futurism.com/new-ai-can-write-and-rewrite-its-own-code-to-increase-its-intelligence/

 

http://www.iflscience.com/technology/new-material-can-turn-light-heat-and-movement-into-electricity-all-at-once/

 

https://m.phys.org/news/2017-02-lossless-metamaterial-boost-efficiency-lasers.html

 

http://www.kurzweilai.net/manipulating-silicon-atoms-to-create-future-ultra-fast-ultra-low-power-chip-technology

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/23/515584634/should-scientists-march-u-s-researchers-still-debating-pros-and-cons?sc=17&f=1007

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Special guest Amanda Kelly Van Winkle miraculously returns for a second episode!  We must not have scared her off too much.  Six Degrees covers the mechanics of speech in monkeys, giraffes becoming an endangered species, and the mysteries of antimatter.  Reno loses his ability to speak coherently for a few minutes, and we all discuss how we feel about Christmas songs.

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/12/09/504890630/say-what-monkey-mouths-and-throats-are-equipped-for-speech?sc=17&f=1001

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/12/08/504810338/giraffe-now-listed-as-vulnerable-to-extinction-as-population-plummets?sc=17&f=1007

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/elephants-africa-tusks-ivory-poaching-born-without-a7440706.html

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/this-man-gets-stung-by-the-most-painful-insect-on-earth-and-it-s-pretty-upsetting

 

http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/which-european-city-takes-the-most-drugs-according-to-sewage-wastewater-analysis/

 

http://www.kurzweilai.net/how-to-control-a-robotic-arm-with-your-mind-no-implanted-electrodes-required

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/physicists-have-observed-the-light-spectrum-of-antimatter-for-first-time

 

http://www.iflscience.com/environment/massive-metal-dragon-hiding-inside-earths-outer-core/

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/12/19/506151375/this-christmas-song-brought-to-you-by-the-worlds-tiniest-radio-receiver?sc=17&f=1007

 

 

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Six Degrees takes on another guest, Amanda Kelly Van Winkle!  After she is properly intiated by producer Mike, she jumps in the discussion of cryogenics, two brothers who are paralyzed during the day, and talking sex robots with warm genitals.  Also, Nina and Reno have a heated debate on why AI judges and lawyers could never argue the existence of Santa Claus.

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/here-s-the-science-of-why-paper-cuts-hurt-so-much

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/crispr-gene-editing-has-been-tested-in-a-human-for-the-first-time

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/these-incredible-brothers-become-paralysed-when-the-sun-sets-each-day

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/this-woman-survived-the-lowest-body-temperature-ever-recorded

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/you-have-a-second-brain

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-say-they-ve-identified-the-physical-source-of-depression-in-the-brain

 

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/bees-endangered-list/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=pbsofficial&utm_campaign=newshour

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/global-warming-is-making-the-oceans-sick-new-report-finds

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-just-accidentally-discovered-a-process-that-turns-co2-directly-into-ethanol

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/11/23/503156414/research-on-chinese-haze-helps-crack-mystery-of-londons-deadly-1952-fog?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=2054

 

http://www.kurzweilai.net/will-ai-replace-judges-and-lawyers 

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/09/24/495186758/as-our-jobs-are-automated-some-say-well-need-a-guaranteed-basic-income?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social

 

https://www.inverse.com/article/23021-talking-sex-robots-for-sale-next-year?utm_content=inf_11_3448_2&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=jabra&utm_campaign=influencer&tse_id=INF_f12a2e40a22211e6ae75d71756b4e6b3

  

http://www.foodbeast.com/news/mushgasm/

 

 

http://www.kurzweilai.net/battery-breakthrough-charges-in-seconds-lasts-for-a-week

 

 

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episode 67 07/20/16

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You haven't seen a viral video until you've seen a sloth pooping.  In other science, low fat chocolate is created (Reno is unimpressed), the phenomenon of onions making us cry is explained (producer Mike is unimpressed), and why some people get "skin orgasms" from listening to music is explained (Nina is impressed).
http://www.sciencealert.com/this-is-the-horror-that-sloths-have-to-go-through-every-time-they-poop
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Technology advances further in the reanimation of dead tissue, and science advances further in studying feelings of fish.  Silicon Valley creates a veggie burger that bleeds, sizzles, and tastes like meat, while new research indicates that depression might be an allergic reaction to inflammation.  Oh, and we get severely off topic discussing vegetables.

http://www.callingallscience.com/biotech-given-permission-to-attempt-to-wake-up-the-brain-after-death

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/06/20/482468094/fish-have-feelings-too-the-inner-lives-of-our-underwater-cousins?sc=17&f=1001

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/06/21/482322571/silicon-valley-s-bloody-plant-burger-smells-tastes-and-sizzles-like-meat

 

http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/05/donald-trump-is-more-disliked-than-nickelback-according-to-polls/

 

http://www.feelguide.com/2015/01/06/new-research-discovers-tha-depression-is-an-allergic-reaction-to-inflammation/

 

http://www.popsci.com/scientists-debut-system-making-fuel-through-more-efficient-photosynthesis

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-have-found-a-technique-that-helps-you-learn-new-skills-twice-as-fast

 

http://qz.com/705398/the-price-of-leds-is-falling-so-fast-its-profitable-to-farm-in-a-new-jersey-nightclub/

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Reno and Nina finally admit they might have a serious brain condition--producer Mike is not surprised.  Technology wins against Earth when it comes to leap seconds, but it takes nothing more than a weasel to disarm the most powerful particle collider.  Looks like Earth got technology back.  New York may be one step closer to prosecuting people who text and drive, and accidental developments in the science of energy create a battery that lasts 400 times longer.

http://www.dose.com/health/28132/If-You-Frequently-Make-Lame-Jokes-You-Might-Actually-Have-A-Medical-Condition?utm_content=inf_10_71_2&utm_source=partners&utm_medium=WHFacebook&utm_campaign=fijifrost&tse_id=INF_7722b210e94f459fa2acba0c31cc3640

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/04/29/476154494/weasel-shuts-down-world-s-most-powerful-particle-collider?sc=17&f=1001

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/04/27/474980140/new-york-wants-to-know-have-you-been-texting-and-driving?sc=17&f=1019

 

http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/04/the-leap-second-because-our-clocks-are-more-accurate-than-the-earth/

 

http://mentalfloss.com/article/76694/brains-anxious-people-may-perceive-world-differently

 

http://www.iflscience.com/technology/mechanical-sea-snakes-could-be-there-future-underwater-explanation

 

http://www.digitaltrends.com/health-fitness/reclaimed-wastewater-drugs/

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/researchers-accidentally-made-batteries-that-last-400-times-longer

 

 

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Six Degrees starts off this episode with a marijuana article--we had to; it's 4/20!--but the episode also includes plenty of standby favorites, like crazy animal stunts, nanotechnology, and Pope Francis.

http://www.oregonlive.com/marijuana/index.ssf/2016/04/rescheduling_marijuana_what_th.html

 

http://home.bt.com/news/science-news/6-things-we-learned-from-the-worlds-first-study-examining-lsds-effect-on-the-human-brain-11364051355728

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2016/04/13/octopus-slips-out-of-aquarium-tank-crawls-across-floor-escapes-down-pipe-to-ocean/

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/billions-of-cicadas-are-about-to-erupt-from-the-earth-and-have-a-whole-lot-of-sex

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/04/20/474943913/utah-declares-porn-a-public-health-hazard?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20160420

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/04/08/473494133/some-relationship-advice-from-pope-francis?sc=17&f=1008

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/04/11/473801506/just-like-human-skin-this-plastic-sheet-can-sense-and-heal?sc=17&f=1001

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/samsung-just-patented-smart-contact-lenses-with-a-built-in-camera

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/04/12/473815818/new-jersey-student-uses-3-d-printer-for-diy-dental-work?sc=17&f=1019

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/04/11/473784919/canadian-first-nation-declares-state-of-emergency-over-suicide-attempts?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20160411

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/04/07/473438101/call-a-random-swede-we-tried-it-out?sc=17&f=1019

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/04/09/468005732/volunteers-who-say-bite-me-are-helping-to-win-the-war-vs-mosquitoes?sc=17&f=1128

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/04/09/473406980/sleep-deprived-were-recharging-our-phones-but-not-ourselves?sc=17&f=1128

 

 

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After a month long hiatus due to one thing or another, Six Degrees reconvenes to let their sarcasm and puns loose on real life unicorns, chickenosauruses, religion, politics, and giant lasers.

http://www.sciencealert.com/a-fossilised-skull-has-revealed-when-the-last-siberian-unicorn-lived-on-earth

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-have-grown-dinosaur-legs-on-a-chicken-for-the-first-time

 

http://www.iflscience.com/brain/conflict-between-religion-and-science-down-warring-brain-networks-study-says

 

http://itsallabouti.info/study-shows-how-smudging-does-a-lot-more-than-clear-evil-spirits/

 

http://deadstate.org/retired-priest-hell-was-invented-by-the-church-to-control-people-with-fear/

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/teaching-children-philosophy-can-improve-their-reading-and-math-skills-study-finds

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/a-canadian-province-is-about-start-giving-everyone-a-universal-basic-income

 

http://reverbpress.com/politics/trumps-walk-of-fame-star-may-be-removed-as-it-becomes-magnet-for-sht-and-piss/

 

http://www.kurzweilai.net/how-to-use-laser-cloaking-to-hide-earth-from-remote-detection-by-aliens

 

 

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