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Curiosity Daily Podcast: Dirty Disinfectant, Hot Iron Blobs, Infinite Versions of You

Today, you’ll learn about how some cleaning products in your kitchen may be terrible for the environment even though they’re labeled “green,” hot blobs of iron playing games with Earth’s magnetic field, and how some far-out theories in physics predict there are infinite versions of you.

April 21, 2022

Episode show notes:

“Green” cleaning products may not be as clean as you think!

How do household cleaning products affect the environment? by Alexandra Franklin-Cheung

Household Cleaning Products Market by Precedence Research

Are your cleaning products really green? Here’s how to tell. by Shaena Montanari

EPA.gov

How to find ‘green’ cleaning products that get the job done by Laura Daily

Microplastics are everywhere — but are they harmful? By XiaoZhi Lim

Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act of 2021 by Breast Cancer Prevention Partners

Earth’s magnetic north is under the influence… of some hot iron blobs.

The Magnetic North Pole Is Rapidly Moving Because of Some Blobs by Jennifer Leman

The north magnetic pole is leaving Canada for Siberia. These 'blobs' may be the reason why. by Laura Geggel

Fact check: A compass is oriented to the Earth's magnetic field lines, doesn't prove flat earth by Kate S. Petersen

Strong planetary magnetic fields like Earth's may protect oceans from stellar storms by Royal Astronomical Society

Origins of Earth’s magnetic field remain a mystery by Jennifer Chu

When north goes south: Is Earth's magnetic field flipping? by Chris Holt

Flip Flop: Why Variations in Earth's Magnetic Field Aren't Causing Today's Climate Change By Alan Buis, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The multiverse isn’t just in the Marvel movies. Physicists think it may be real.

Parallel Worlds Exist and Interact With Our World, Say Physicists by Bryan Nelson

Do parallel universes exist? We might live in a multiverse. by Vicky Stein and Daisy Dobrijevic

The Real Science of the Multiverse by Jess Romeo

What is multiverse theory by Paul Sutter

Are Many Worlds and the Multiverse the Same Idea? by Sean Carroll

The weirdest idea in quantum physics is catching on: There may be endless worlds with countless versions of you. By Corey S. Powell

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