Curiosity Daily Podcast: Can a Selfie Screen You for Heart Disease?

Learn about whether it’s better to be a big fish in a small pond or a small fish in a big pond, a mysterious, ancient city called Cahokia that’s, weirdly, just outside St. Louis, and how AI might be able to catch heart disease with a selfie.

November 02, 2020

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Is It Better to Be a Big Fish in a Small Pond or a Small Fish in a Big Pond? By Kelsey Donk

Cahokia Was the Mysterious, Massive Ancient City in ... St. Louis? By Reuben Westmaas

AI Might Be Able to Catch Heart Disease with a Selfie by Kelsey Donk

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