Tags: tech news, technology
Weekly roundup – An alcohol problem July 24, 2022
Should we just… ignore the (pretty solid) health data saying we shouldn't drink until middle age?
Weekly roundup — A message from very far away July 17, 2022
This was it. This was the week where we got to see our universe in a way we've never seen it before. There's more to this episode than just James Webb. But this moment is worth remembering for a long time.
Europe's (kinda clunky) James Webb moment July 13, 2022
The dramatic unveiling of the James Webb telescope's first few photos really was special. And it didn't go quite as planned here in Germany.
Pandemic updates and a reminder that you matter July 12, 2022
We now have a clearer idea of who tends to get infected by BA.5 or monkeypox. And, also, if you do one thing this week, send a message to an old friend.
A note for our listeners on podcast platforms: Conor and Gabe will be on vacation for the next week. Barring any unforeseen hindrance, they'll be back with you on July 11.
Have you ever just wanted to watch the world burn? June 29, 2022
If your answer to this question is 'yes,' you are not alone — not by a long shot. So, what, exactly, makes us desire chaos?
We now have the technology to analyze any liquid on planet Earth — to verify its authenticity. Is that red wine from Bordelais or Beaujolais? This AI can tell you without slurring a word.
Weekly roundup — Is it hot in here? June 26, 2022
New information on monkeypox and COVID... isn't what we were hoping for. Also, when you really think about it, what is a nose?
Your (very informative) emails June 24, 2022
We missed a COVID study, there's already a solution to the 'tire problem' & one of our listeners is bored.
You're sleeping worse (and that can change) June 21, 2022
If you've felt more tired over the last few years, some convincing data suggest that it's a global (warming) problem you can partially solve at home.
Monkeypox & the Google AI that 'became sentient' June 14, 2022
Big assumptions about monkeypox are changing — and you really need to listen to what a chatbot in California is saying.
Weekly roundup — It's time to tweak things June 12, 2022
A much-needed update for our COVID vaccines — and also, if it turned out tires were absolutely horrible for our health... what would we do about it?
Omicron boosters are coming June 9, 2022
We've been using the same batch of vaccines to deflect new variants. That's about to change — and in a way that could fundamentally alter the pandemic.
The tire problem June 8, 2022
What happens if one of the most useful inventions in human history is really bad for us?
'Bloodwashing' to beat long COVID June 5, 2022
Word has spread of a therapy — only found in Germany — that can help with long COVID. What is it? And does it really work?
Weekly roundup — There's something missing May 29, 2022
A look at why some people just... aren't that interesting to be around. Also, the 'infection app' that doesn't exist.
Cloudy with a chance of COVID May 27, 2022
Here's a riddle that has at least three answers: How do you predict the spread of a virus... if you're looking at earth from outer space?
What is it that makes a boring person ... so boring? May 25, 2022
A fascinating new study has pinpointed the "most boring person of all" by looking at the jobs, hobbies and traits of people perceived as boring.
Weekly roundup — Look at that face May 22, 2022
An unusual experiment has cats staring at cat faces, while Dutch researchers go full sci-fi and "brain scan" an image out of the heads of humans and monkeys.