Curiosity Daily Podcast: Space Elevator Science, “HALT” Impulse Control Method, and the 6 Types of Disgust

In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes:

June 28, 2018

Episode Show Notes:

Read the sci-fi novel that put space elevators in the spotlight: "Fountains of Paradise" by Arthur C. Clarke is available in paperback or for free on audiobook with a trial of Audible. For more ways to build self-awareness, read "Why Do I Do That? Psychological Defense Mechanisms and the Hidden Ways They Shape Our Lives" by Dr. Joseph Burgo. We handpick reading recommendations we think you may like. If you choose to make a purchase, Curiosity will get a share of the sale.

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