Curiosity Daily Podcast: Tool to Cure Hiccups, Corvid Childhoods, How Spacecraft Move

Learn about a scientific tool to cure hiccups; why corvids owe big brains to longer childhoods; and how spacecraft move.

August 06, 2021

Episode Show Notes:

Finally, the first-ever scientific tool to cure hiccups by Grant Currin

Corvids owe big brains to parenting/long childhoods by Steffie Drucker

If space is full of nothing, how can spacecraft move? by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from Nathan in Clive, Iowa)

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