September 28, 2016

Is Depression Contagious? – Scientific American

This week on the podcast, by request from an anonymous listener who wonders if her depressed partner might be bringing her down, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen weighs in on whether or not depression is contagious. The answer might surprise you

Source: Is Depression Contagious? – Scientific American

September 28, 2016

SpaceX’s Elon Musk Unveils Mars Colonization Dream Ship – Scientific American

The entrepreneur announces detailed plans for a reusable craft that can cary 100 people

Source: SpaceX’s Elon Musk Unveils Mars Colonization Dream Ship – Scientific American

September 28, 2016

How subtle eye signals helps turn-taking in conversation | Aeon Ideas

Source: How subtle eye signals helps turn-taking in conversation | Aeon Ideas

September 28, 2016

The natural history of whales is written in their baleen | Aeon Essays

Source: The natural history of whales is written in their baleen | Aeon Essays

September 28, 2016

Cartoon: The real story of the investigator Trump sent to Hawaii

Source: Cartoon: The real story of the investigator Trump sent to Hawaii

September 27, 2016

More Evidence for an Ocean inside Pluto – Scientific American Blog Network

A simulation of Sputnik Planum’s formation supports the idea of a deep, salty ocean

Source: More Evidence for an Ocean inside Pluto – Scientific American Blog Network

September 27, 2016

The Case for a Right to Education | Alternet

A new lawsuit shines a light on our educational system.

Source: The Case for a Right to Education | Alternet

September 26, 2016

First recording of computer-generated music – created by Alan Turing – restored | Science | The Guardian

Researchers restore 1951 recording generated on machine built by computer scientist famous for breaking Enigma code

Source: First recording of computer-generated music – created by Alan Turing – restored | Science | The Guardian

September 26, 2016

A Mind-Boggling 11 Million Prisoners Are Cycling Though America’s ‘Justice’ System Each Year | Alternet

It’s hard to fathom even the basics of the American urge to lock people away in vast numbers.

Source: A Mind-Boggling 11 Million Prisoners Are Cycling Though America’s ‘Justice’ System Each Year | Alternet

September 25, 2016

Bombscapes: The Science and Legacy of ‘Bombturbation’

A soil researcher is studying landscapes scarred by what he calls “bombturbation.” That’s familiar terrain for many people, particularly those in Laos.

Source: Bombscapes: The Science and Legacy of ‘Bombturbation’