Curiosity Daily Podcast: Human Venom, Car Battery Blues, Magic and Personalities
Today, you’ll learn about how humans could potentially evolve to be venomous, the challenges of repurposing used electric car batteries, and how people who hate magic are more likely to have certain socially aversive traits, like needing to control social situations.
Episode show notes:
The good and the bad side of snake venom.
- “Could Humans Ever be Venomous?” by Stephanie Pappas
- “How Snake Venom Kills… and Saves Lives” by James Paterson
- “Protein Folding: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” by Harvard University
- “This Animal Can Kill 10 Grown Men, But Its Body Adapted To Save Itself” by Tara Yarlagadda
A new era for batteries.
- “Cars are Going Electric. What Happens to the Used Batteries?” by Gregory Barber and Aarian Marshall
- “Transportation of Electric Vehicle Lithium-ion Batteries at End-of-life: A Literature Review” by Margaret Slattery, Jessica Dunn, and Alissa Kendall
- “Global Implications of the EU Battery Regulation” by Hans Eric Melin, Mohammad Ali Rajaeifar, Anthony Y. Ku, Alissa Kendall, Gavin Harper, and Oliver Heidrich
- “The Lithium Mine Versus the Wildflower” by Gregory Barber
Who hates magic?!
- “People who hate magic tend to be higher in socially aversive traits, according to new research” By Mane Kara-Yakouabian
- “Who hates magic? Exploring the loathing of legerdemain.” By Paul J. Silvia et al.
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