Curiosity Daily Podcast: Nostalgia Blocks Pain, Uploaded Brains, Sand vs. Nanoplastic
Listen in to hear how nostalgic thoughts can be a method of physical pain relief, the recent progress made in the effort to one day upload our minds to the digital world, and how getting nanoplastic out of our drinking water could be as simple as sand!
Episode show notes:
Memories can be pain-free.
- “Scientists Find a Surprising Connection Between Nostalgia and Pain Relief” by Nick Keppler
- “Nostalgia Can Reduce Perception of Pain, Study Shows” by Lauren Kent
- “Could We Really Use Science To Upload Our Minds?" by Tara Yarlagadda
- “Will We Ever Be Able to Upload Our Brains?” By K. Thor Jensen
- “Elon Musk says humans could eventually download their brains into robots — and Grimes thinks Jeff Bezos would do it” by Megan Sauer
- “100 Trillion Connections: New Efforts Probe and Map the Brain's Detailed Architecture” by Carl Zimmer
- “Ted Williams Frozen In Two Pieces” by Associated Press
Water without plastic.
- “Water Treatment Plants Would Be Ready For The Removal Of Nanoplastics” by Andri Bryner
- “Nanoplastics Removal During Drinking Water Treatment: Laboratory- And Pilot-Scale Experiments And Modeling” by Gerardo Pulido-Reyesa, Leonardo Magherini, Carlo Bianco, Rajandrea Sethi, Ursvon Guntenac, Ralf Kaegi, and Denise M. Mitranod
- “How Does a Sand Filter Work?” by Joshua Reijnen
- “Methodologies to Characterize, Identify and Quantify Nano- And Sub-Micron Sized Plastics in Relevant Media For Human Exposure: A Critical Review” by Carlo Roberto de Bruin, Eva de Rijke, Annemarie P. van Wezel, and A. Astefanei.
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