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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episode 628: Paradoxes and Mr Fusion


Paradox-free time travel is theoretically possible, according to the mathematical modelling of a University of Queensland undergraduate student. Jeff and Anthony attempt to step through the methodology and ramifications of these computations. Then, what if we could have clean, abundant energy by 2035? All it takes is creating a star inside a power plant. Anthony and Jeff discuss just how close to nuclear fusion humanity might be.


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   49m
 
 

episode 627: Cheaters, Liars, and Ignoble Prize Winners


In a new paper, a team of researchers in Spain have identified three different profiles of dishonesty and cheating, and within each profile, two distinct types. Jeff and Anthony discuss the science of lying and cheating, apropos of nothing in particular that might be happening in the news every single damn day. Then, the Ig Nobel Prize has been given out for 30 years, celebrating under-appreciated pioneers in many fields. Have Anthony and Jeff finally found the perfect award?


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episode 626: Destroy the Sun and AI Know What You're Thinking


A new study finds direct correlation between proton density in the rays of the sun and seismic activity on earth, leading researchers to believe there may be a way to predict earthquakes up to 24 hours in advance. Jeff and Anthony consider the evidence that the Sun may be causing earthquakes and what it could mean. Then, scientists are connecting humans with EKG sensors to computers running AI algorithms. The resulting data is allowing the AI to be able to predict what a human is thinking...


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   53m
 
 

episode 625: Life on Venus, but like, not.


My stars, the Internet is all excited about this life we found on Venus. Assuming we actually found life on Venus. So here's why we didn't find life on Venus. ALSO: It turns out that over-the-counter medications have some side effects we've been ignoring.


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 2020-09-18  59m
 
 

episode 624: Save the Bees, Stop the Coal


Honeybee venom looks to have positive and dramatic application for the treatment of breast cancer. Anthony and Jeff discuss the details of this encouraging news, and how we need to save the bees. Then, the city of Centralia, Pennsylvania is on fire - and has been since 1962 - because subterranean coal continues to burn. 1500 people have left, but 10 stubborn souls remain...


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 2020-09-14  52m
 
 

episode 623: Leave Your Phone and Why You Left?


Is your cell phone making you dumber, just by being near you? Researchers now have evidence that the closer your smart device is to you, the less smart you actually are. Anthony and Jeff discuss phone addiction, and what to do with this research. The, both Jeff and Anthony are left-handed. But what does that mean scientifically? And why? They delve into the murky waters of handedness and sort through the prevailing theories.


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 2020-09-04  1h0m
 
 

episode 622: Artificial Photosynthesis, an Old Dog, and New Picks


Researchers have developed a standalone device that converts sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water into a carbon-neutral fuel, without requiring any additional components or electricity. Anthony and Jeff discuss how this might be an encouraging new way to combat climate change. Then, Jeff tries 2 stories to see which Anthony enjoys more. The first is perfectly preserved evidence of a 14,000 year old canine that had eaten a much larger animal...


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 2020-08-28  1h0m
 
 

episode 621: Time Crystals and Number Loss


Time Crystals. We made them. Well, not we, but researchers at two institutions made them simultaneously! Anthony and Jeff discuss what Time Crystals are and how they may revolutionize watches and computers, too! Then the story of a man who lost the ability to see numbers. Jeff and Anthony talk about how this unique condition reveals a lot about how the human brain works.


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 2020-08-21  49m
 
 

episode 620: PUF and Learn a Language Faster


Scientists have created a pattern that, according to researchers, is impossible to duplicate or forge, a feat that could quash counterfeiters. The key to these patterns lies in a two-step verification system that incorporates both micropatterns and the same principles used in whispering galleries. Jeff and Anthony discuss the idea of a Physical Unclonable Function and how it might be used...


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 2020-08-14  55m
 
 

episode 619: The Butterfly Effect and Teen Dogs


Sure, the butterfly effect is a popular notion in sci-fi, not to mention a staple of the Kutcher oeuvre, but could a small change in time travel result in huge problems? Physicists now have reason to believe in a quantum landscape, and think tweaking history in this way shouldn't be a major issue. Anthony and Jeff discuss going back to the future with 12 monkeys to take on baby Hitler, and decide whether this study should make things easier...


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 2020-08-07  45m