Curiosity Daily Podcast: Fading into Memories, Music for the Mind, Air Diamonds
Today, you’ll learn about how doctors may have accidentally confirmed that our lives do flash before our eyes just before death, the scientists aiming to legitimize art and music therapy as treatment for mental trauma, and how scientists are pulling diamonds out of thin air! ... Essentially.
Episode show notes:
Your life flashing before your eyes isn’t just a thing in movies. It’s real.
- “Life may actually flash before your eyes on death - new study” by Holly Honderich
- "Brain Scans of Dying Man Suggest Life Flashes Before Our Eyes Upon Death" by Corryn Wetzel
- “When are we really dead? New study sheds light” by Hannah Flynn
- “Louisville neurosurgeon marvels at the first-ever recording of a dying human brain” by WDRB Media
- “What is an E-E-G?” by Johns Hopkins Medicine
- “The Debate over Severed Heads: Doctors, the Guillotine and the Anatomy of Consciousness in the Wake of the Terror” by Grégoire Chamayou
We don’t understand it yet, but art and music therapy work wonders.
NPR’s audio and written stories on the matter
- “Art and music therapy seem to help with brain disorders. Scientists want to know why”
Stop mining for diamonds! Just pull them out of thin air.
Invisible to the naked eye and made from one of Earth’s most abundant elements, carbon, the wonder-material nanodiamond is an impressive creation. These tiny particles of diamond measure billionths of a meter in size, but their impact on future science is likely to be colossal.
- "A startup is sucking CO2 from the sky and making diamonds. No more mining?” by Can Emir
- “THIS DIAMOND COMPANY WANTS TO HELP CARBON CAPTURE TAKE OFF” by Maddie Stone
- “Diamonds Created Out Of Thin Air Sounds Like Magic. Aether Is Doing It.” by Pamela N. Danziger
- “Made-from-CO2 concrete, lululemons and diamonds spark investor excitement” by Jane Lanhee Lee and Nia Williams
- NRDC on human breath carbon emissions
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