We Have Concerns

Jeff Cannata and Anthony Carboni talk about the personal philosophical concerns they find lurking inside everyday things. It's fun?

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 21m. Bisher sind 672 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint alle 2 Tage.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 11 days 13 hours 52 minutes

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episode 672: Potty Trained Cows and a Whiter White


Two stories about small, unexpected ways scientists are trying to combat global climate change...


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episode 671: And the Winners Are...


It's that time of year again! The winners of this year's Ig Nobel Prizes have been announced and Anthony and Jeff couldn't be more excited. Every year, the fine folks at Improbable Research award Ig Nobel Prizes to scientists and researchers who have advanced our understanding of the world in ways that border on the unnecessary. They are fun, funny, and fascinating...


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episode 670: Human Growth Plants and Zen and the Art of Lying


In an effort to combat global hunger, scientists are attempting to create crops with a higher yield without enlarging their footprint. Researchers have even transferred a human protein into plants to supersize them, with results that are surprising even them. Jeff and Anthony discuss this bizarre and promising method and what it might mean for the world...


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episode 669: Daddy Short Legs and Chemical Violins


Scientists have created "daddy shortlegs," a stunted version of the common household pest daddy longlegs, by suppressing the genes behind the arachnid's famously elongated limbs. Anthony and Jeff ask why - and how - and are surprised by the answers. Then, new research has confirmed that renowned violin maker Antonio Stradivari and others treated their instruments with various chemicals that produced their unique sound...


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episode 669: Daddy Shortlegs and Chemical Violins


Scientists have created "daddy shortlegs," a stunted version of the common household pest daddy longlegs, by suppressing the genes behind the arachnid's famously elongated limbs. Anthony and Jeff ask why - and how - and are surprised by the answers. Then, new research has confirmed that renowned violin maker Antonio Stradivari and others treated their instruments with various chemicals that produced their unique sound...


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episode 668: 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.


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 2021-08-20  55m
 
 

episode 667: Vibing Minds and Robot Inventors


When we cooperate on certain tasks, our brainwaves might synchronize. So says a new finding from researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology in Japan. Anthony and Jeff discuss what that might mean for how we understand consciousness and the brain. Then, if an AI can come up with new concepts, should it be able to get the credit? A court decision in Australia is awarding authorship of two patents to a non-human. Jeff and Anthony weigh in on robot inventors.


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 2021-08-13  1h0m
 
 

episode 666: The Kids are Lonely and Close the Open Floorplan


A new study finds that a number of markers of loneliness in teenagers has increased significantly in recent years. Anthony and Jeff discuss this trend, what might be causing it, and whether is should be worrisome. Then, 70% of office workers before COVID worked in open floorplan office structures. For the first time, a scientific study has tested the effects of that kind of environment on workers. Jeff and Anthony look at ways they might be improved as the world returns to the office.


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 2021-08-06  53m
 
 

episode 665: We Need More Monkeys and Women on Mars


The US government is breeding more monkeys for biomedical research to offset an ongoing shortage. Anthony and Jeff discuss how the shortage happened, using primates to develop medicines like the COVID vaccine, and how Chris Pratt might fit into all this. Then, when it comes to landing humans on Mars, efficiency is paramount. That's why a recent test at the HI-SEAS facility in Hawaii featured an all-women team...


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 2021-07-30  58m
 
 

episode 664: The Sensation of Touch and Romance Between Friends


While so much energy and progress has been put into recreating believable audio and visual media, the field of haptics remains relatively nascent. Jeff and Anthony look at the cutting edge of recreating the sensation of touch in a variety of technologies, and how it might impact the future. Then, what if the meet cute is a lie? New research indicates that relationships may start much more often as friendships than the current data reflects. Anthony and Jeff discuss the sparks of love.


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 2021-07-16  58m