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Curiosity Daily Podcast: To the Moon Artemis, Oh Snap!, The Skunky Funk of Cannabis

Today, you’ll learn about a super exciting space program, blasting off in a few months, that will take us back to the moon for the first time in 50 years, how the simple snap of your fingers actually involves some cool physics, and the chemistry behind the skunky stank of cannabis.

April 22, 2022

Episode show notes:

We’re going back to the moon, for the first time in 50 years!

NASA

NASA's Artemis 1 moon rocket reaches the launch pad by Brendan Byrne

NASA's Artemis program will land the first person of color on the moon by Ashley Strickland

NASA's Artemis 1 moon megarocket rolls out to the launch pad today and you can watch it live by Chelsea Gohd

Why NASA’s new ‘Mega Moon Rocket’ is so incredible by Adam Mann

SpaceX Starship: Stunning Concept Art Reveals NASA’s New Lunar Lander by Mike Brown

Inventions we use everyday that were actually created for space exploration by Josie Green

How Heavy Is A School Bus? (Empty And Full) by Measuring Stuff

Thanos’ snap - is it actually possible? We’re not only exploring if it’ll work but the physics behind snapping your fingers.

New high-speed video reveals the physics of a finger snap by Emily Conover

The Surprising Physics of Finger Snapping by Karen Hopkin

The ultrafast snap of a finger is mediated by skin friction by Raghav Acharya, Elio J. Challita, Mark Ilton and M. Saad Bhamla

How a Single Finger Snap Became a Scientific Game-Changer by Cayla Mihalovich

Snapping your fingers is a move worthy of a professional athlete by Elana Spivack

Why does weed smell like… well, weed?

Why does cannabis smell skunky? by John Arnst

Great News, Scientists Finally Figured Out Why Cannabis Smells 'Skunky' by Carly Cassella

Here’s the chemistry behind marijuana’s skunky scent by Ariana Remmel

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