Curiosity Killed the Cat

…But Satisfaction Brought It Back

  • Everything around you was made up by people that were no smarter than you.
  • Spurious Correlations posts near perfect correlation between variables that are not likely to be related, to show how dangerous it might be to conclude causation by just looking at variables with high correlation.

  • Ten years later: Dan Gilbert on life after "The surprising science of happiness"

  • Where is really the video you're watching on YouTube?

  • "I cannot give any scientist of any age better advice than this: the intensity of a conviction that a hypothesis is true has no bearing over whether it is true or not." -Peter Medawar-

  • Every day there are news reports of new health advice, but how can you know if they're right? Doctor and epidemiologist Ben Goldacre shows us, at high speed, the ways evidence can be distorted, from the blindingly obvious nutrition claims to the very subtle tricks of the pharmaceutical industry.

  • In order for a relationship to be successful, both partners need to feel invested. This theory was proven by the one and only Benjamin Franklin, who stated that the more time, effort, or work you put towards a person, the more you're personally investing in them and the more you want it to work out. In this episode, we put real couples to the test to show you how it works.

  • Who was the genius who came up with all of that? The internet is such a crucial tool in our daily lives today that we hardly remember that it hasn't been here forever.

  • You can actually see sound waves as they travel through the air thanks to a clever photographic trick.

  • Who are some successful people who failed at their first try? That is, the persons who failed at their first stages but became successful latter in their life.

  • Minecraft can be a great tool for visualizing complicated subjects, such as the speed of light (aka "c"). Using a straight track and simple math, we can see how the universe might be limiting speeds for very fast things, such as light.

  • Failure is the Cost You Pay to be Right

  • Assistant Professor Chao-Lin Kuo surprises Professor Andrei Linde with evidence that supports cosmic inflation theory. The discovery, made by Kuo and his colleagues at the BICEP2 experiment, represents the first images of gravitational waves, or ripples in space-time. These waves have been described as the "first tremors of the Big Bang."

  • Is data the doctor of the future?